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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
4pm PT/5pm MT/6pm CT/7pm ET

Research shows a strong relationship between depression and Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, a history of major depression is a risk factor for later development of Alzheimer’s disease. And those with dementia often develop symptoms of both depression and anxiety. Luckily, yoga has been proven to be an effective lifestyle modality to manage depressive symptoms. I am grateful to be a part of this, as I’m passionate about supporting treatments for #AlzheimersDisease.

✨The loss of my mother’s memory and the changes in her personality were painful for us all. In the middle stage, she was more loving than she had ever been. As her disease progressed and she no longer recognized me and my daughter, her beloved granddaughter; she was angered by our presence.
✨I believe that yoga, particularly mantra and mudra, can help keep our neurons firing and our synapses connecting.

✨Please join me to talk about the LifeForce Yoga practices I do to protect my brain

I will talk about ways in which yoga can protect our brains and shift our moods. We will practice a number of brief and accessible yoga mood-shifters from my new card deck, Yoga for Your Mood, just released from Sounds True. No mat or previous experience required!

In this webinar, you will discover:

– A yoga breathing exercise that activates ventral vagal activity, regulates the autonomic nervous system, and leaves the practitioner feeling calm and alert.

– A short evidence-based yoga meditation that includes a hand gesture, visual imagery, and a mantra tone that builds confidence, clarity and self-efficacy.

– The evidence-based biochemical changes in the brain as a result of yoga and meditation so as to explain to patients/clients.

– Principles of Yoga that pertain to emotional balance and mood regulation.

Amy is the founder of the LifeForce Yoga® Healing Institute, an acclaimed yoga therapist, and a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health. Author of the best-selling “Yoga for Depression,” the new card deck from Sounds True, “Yoga for Your Mood: 52 Ways to Shift Depression and Anxiety,” and “Yoga Skills for Therapists,” she teaches and guides thousands of practitioners and therapists around the world. Her Silver Nautilus Award-winning novel “Temple Dancer” was released in 2020. She thrives in Tucson, Arizona where she mountain bikes, dances, writes, and creates. In 1999, Amy wrote “The Natural Prozac,” Yoga Journal’s first article addressing yoga and mental health.

The link for Zoom video access will be sent out in the confirmation email after registration is completed. This webinar will also be recorded and sent to you a few days later.

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This webinar is part of ARPF’s fundraising initiative. Your registration fee ensures we can continue our outreach and educational programs. We thank you for supporting our mission.

Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT-500, C-IAYT, YACEP

Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT, is the founder of LifeForce Yoga® and a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health. She is the author of Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) and Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton) and numerous magazine articles and book chapters. Amy is trained in Internal Family Systems, Level 2, and collaborates with IFS-certified therapists to offer integrated programs of IFS and LifeForce Yoga. She has been a consultant for research on the impact of Yoga on mood, and the evidence-based Yoga protocols for depression and anxiety she developed are used in therapeutic settings internationally and are featured on award-winning audio-visual products for mood management.

Amy’s latest offering, Yoga for Your Mood Deck: 52 Ways to Shift Depression and Anxiety, is available everywhere, and through Sounds True/Macmillan. Her new novel Temple Dancer, set in India in the 1940’s and in current day USA, is now on Audible!

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