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YOGA FOR YOUR MOOD Immersion with Amy Weintraub, and therapist Deb Lubetkin, PsyD, at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

Want a break from anxiety, stress and overwhelm? Join us in the Berkshires for five immersive days, as the leaves begin to pulse with color and the mornings turn crisp. We will be moving and breathing and meditating indoors and outdoors, weather permitting.

Join Amy and Dr. Deb Lubetkin, licensed psychologist and Kripalu Yoga teacher, for a program designed to not only shift your mood but possibly change your life. After experiencing firsthand the relief that yoga provides, Amy and Deb dedicated their careers to helping others who suffer from mood disorders like depression and anxiety.

For all levels, including yoga and health professionals. Nearly twenty five years of research, thirty years of practice, and Amy’s recovery from a debilitating depression inform this protocol of evidence-based yoga practices.

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.

Through experiential sessions, you will discover

  • Pranayama and kriya, breathing techniques, that regulate the emotions
  • Meditations that lift the mood and/or quell anxiety
  • Sankalpa, affirmations
  • Bhavana, guided visualizations
  • Mantras, tones, that deepen the experieince
  • Mudras, hand gestures, that affect different areas of the chakra system and the 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’s YOGA FOR YOUR MOOD card deck, Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists, LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues—Levels 1 & 2 (DVDs), and LifeForce Yoga® CD Series; Tami Simon, (Ed.), Darkness Before Dawn: Redefining the Journey Through Depression.

CEUs available.



Deb Lubetkin, PsyD, C-IAYT

Deb Lubetkin, PsyD, C-IAYT, is a licensed psychologist, the founder of Psychotherapy for Illumination and Microdosing Yoga, a Kripalu Yoga teacher, a certified yoga therapist, and a LifeForce Yoga® practitioner.

In Deb’s Integrative Psychotherapy practice, she empowers her clients and students to create individualized care plans incorporating yoga-based practices to support their personal growth and transformation. The integration of yoga practices in the journey of personal healing has created remarkable shifts in the way Deb moves through a session with a client and in the way clients move through the process of therapy. Deb has worked closely with Amy Weintraub for over almost 20 years, first training in LifeForce Yoga ® and later becoming Lead Faculty at LifeForce Yoga® trainings, as well as a former mentoring director of the LifeForce Yoga® Healing Institute. drdeborahlubetkin.com

Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT-500, C-IAYT, YACEPAW teaching online

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.

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