For thousands of years, yogis have understood what current research in neurobiology and clinical observations are demonstrating — that, working with a body and breath-based practice, we can manage our moods.
This training interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what’s no longer serving you — without a story attached! In this three-day training, you will learn and practice breathing exercises, easy postures, guided meditations, and other experiential yogic tools for mood management that are not often taught in regular yoga classes but are useful in working therapeutically with individuals and groups.
You will discover breathing, postures, meditation techniques and other experiential yogic tools for mood management AND how to work therapeutically with individuals and groups.
This program is open to everyone; it may be of specific interest to yoga teachers, bodyworkers, and healthcare professionals.
Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT
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. She often collaborates with therapists to offer yoga-integrated programs to assist mental health professionals. 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.