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For all levels, including yoga and health professionals. Nearly twenty years of research, thirty years of practice, and Amy’s recovery from a debilitating depression inform this protocol of evidence-based yoga practices. Learn yoga tools not taught in regular classes to support your own healing journey.

Strip away the obstacles that keep you from knowing the joy beneath your mood and story. Develop a practice that includes breathing exercises, easy postures, and guided meditations. This program covers evidence-based yogic tools, designed to

  • Energize and elevate depressed moods
  • Relax and calm anxiety
  • Work with the chakra system
  • Bring balance to your emotional body.

LifeForce Yoga interweaves ancient disciplines with current scientific findings to help you release what no longer serves you and become the agent of your own healing.

Recommended reading/listening/viewing Amy Weintraub, Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists, LifeForce Yoga Levels 1 & 2 DVDs, and LifeForce Yoga® CD Series; Tami Simon, (Ed.), Darkness Before Dawn: Redefining the Journey Through Depression.

Note: This program fulfills the prerequisite for the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training.

Program at a Glance
Yoga Experience: All levels
Suitable For: All
Program Theme: All Yoga
Schedule: Download

Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT

Amy Weintraub, founder of the LifeForce Yoga® Healing Institute and author of the bestselling Yoga for Depression(Broadway Books, 2004) and the ground-breaking Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management (W.W. Norton, 2012), has been a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health for over 20 years. She trains health and yoga professionals at notable international venues and offers workshops for everyday practitioners. The LifeForce Yoga® protocol is being used in residential treatment centers, hospitals and by healthcare providers around the world. She is involved in ongoing research on the effects of yoga on mood and has produced an award-winning library of evidence-based yoga and meditation CDs and DVDs for mood management. She edits a newsletter that includes current research, news, and media reviews on Yoga and mental health, archived here.