YogaCon 2022: Yoga Supporting Mental Health
March 4, 2022 - March 6, 2022
March 4-6th, 2022 RiverCenter, Davenport, Iowa
The Quad City Yoga Conference is thrilled to offer this event for folks interested in yoga from very beginners to advanced practitioners. This is our inaugural fundraising event, and all ticket sales go to funding QCYC’s work sharing yoga and mindfulness in our community. YogaCon 2022 highlights some of the best yoga teachers in the United States who are practicing deep work that supports mental health with the practices and discipline of yoga.
Amy will be presenting two YOGA FOR YOUR MOOD sessions, both Saturday :
Yoga For Your Mood Part 1
This session meets that couch potato feeling of lethargy, pandemic malaise, and negative self-talk that may or may not be clinical depression. We’ll learn and practice simple, accessible yoga skills—evidence-based breathing, imagery, sound and movement exercises that can meet and shift your mood, clear you mind, open your heart and give you more energy. These accessible practices can be used for you and those you serve. Appropriate to clinical settings, yoga classes, and self care.
Yoga For Your Mood Part 2
This session meets that revved up, hypervigilant mood that may keep you awake with worry and may or may not be an anxiety disorder. We’ll learn and practice simple, accessible yoga skills—evidence-based breathing, imagery, sound and movement exercises that can meet and shift your mood, calm your mind, soothe your heart and give you a good night’s sleep.
YogaCon also features presenters from all across the United States, including
- Keynote Speaker: Matthew Taylor
- Indu Arora
- Amy Weintraub
- Kristine Weber
- Pooja Virani
- Buffy Gillespie
… and many more
Joining these amazing humans are 14 of Iowa & Illinois best yoga teachers! We have local and regional teachers who we are thrilled to announce are all offering original content for our event.
We are also offering a specialized track in our weekend called Yoga Supporting Cancer Recovery, hosted by Buffy Gillespie.
The Quad Cities Yoga Foundation
is a 501c3 non-profit founded to bring the benefits of a full yoga practice to underestimated Quad Citizens. The Quad Cities Yoga Foundation seeks to serve school children, partner with other local non-profit organizations, and share the many life benefits of Yoga with as many Quad Cities humans as possible. Our unending mission will be to build bridges between those who teach yoga, and those who can use the skills yoga delivers to improve their lives and communities.
Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP
Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP 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, 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.