Yoga for Depression & Anxiety Live Online Training

Online Registration Yoga for Depression & Anxiety Live Online Training January 6-8, 2023 Join Amy LIVE ONLINE for the Yoga for Depression and Anxiety module of the Inner Peace Yoga Therapy training program, with the individual weekend rate. 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 [...]

Yoga for Depression & Anxiety Live Online Training2022-05-31T17:26:15-07:00

IFS Meets LifeForce Yoga – A Week of Healing and Learning

Online Registration IFS Meets LifeForce Yoga: A Workshop Intensive with LifeForce Yoga founder Amy Weintraub, and Internal Family Systems-trained therapist Angela Huebner, PhD, LMFT, at the beautiful Cape Cod Institute. The combination of IFS and LFY provide just the tools we need to slow down and tune in! In the process of learning LFY practices to help clients self-regulate, increase self-efficacy and self-compassion, you will connect to the wholeness and healing capacity within yourself. Return home empowered with your own practice, a better understanding of the IFS model, and ready to share these tools with your clients.  All bodies and abilities welcome! Mental and physical health care providers can practice their specialties more effectively when they offer [...]

IFS Meets LifeForce Yoga – A Week of Healing and Learning2022-05-30T06:04:53-07:00

Healing Trauma Through Conscious Embodiment Summit

Online Registration Healing Trauma Through Conscious Embodiment Summit Revealing Your Body’s Wisdom and Utilizing Creativity June 13-17 Looking for emotionally conscious inspiration? Need some new perspective to help with recent events? I believe community always helps. This fascinating and varied event includes poets and singers, yogis and therapists, doers and dreamers like Owen and Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Deirdre Fay: author and trainer, Susan Merson Author, Bernadette Pleasant of The Emotional Institute, Raja Selvam, Reggie Marra, Jennifer Wortham, LCSW, Anthony Rios, Kent Frazier, and more. I know you'll discover new takes and ideas to support ease in body, mind and spirit. This virtual summit is hosted by Gregg Westwood of Depth Integration.  It's all free, but you need [...]

Healing Trauma Through Conscious Embodiment Summit2022-05-31T16:58:52-07:00

YogaCon 2022: Yoga Supporting Mental Health

Online Registration YogaCon 2022: Yoga Supporting Mental Health 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, [...]

YogaCon 2022: Yoga Supporting Mental Health2022-02-28T15:13:02-07:00

When Conflict Arises

When conflict arises, and when an incident disturbs our peace of mind, we have choices. We can turn the conflict over and over in the mind, our thoughts spinning ever tighter, like the bands inside a golf ball, as anxiety increases. We can attempt to forget it, just toss the betrayal over the fence. Both of these choices close us down. A part of the mind constricts. If we follow the first course of action, obsessing about the incident, we can lose sleep, we can be distracted from our work, and we can distance ourselves from our intimates. Eventually, the knotted ball of pain is internalized in the body, joining in with a chronic tension in the shoulders or neck, [...]

When Conflict Arises2022-04-04T07:36:10-07:00

NEW MUST-READ for Therapists, Yogis, and Self Care Seekers

Why do I say Joanne Spence’s new book Trauma-Informed Yoga is a must-read? If you, as a mental health, yoga or other healing professional, support people in recovery from a history of trauma and associated mood disorders, you will love this book. Stephen Porges, PhD changed our understanding of the body-mind’s response to threat when he published Polyvagal Theory in 2011. Deb Dana, LCSW brought that understanding into the treatment room when she published The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy in 2018, and in the simplest and most accessible of ways, Joanne Spence, BSW, MA, helps us non-neuroscientists take hold of the “Autonomic Ladder” and support our clients and students as they rise to safety and connection. When I read Trauma-Informed Yoga for the first time (disclaimer—I read it a [...]

NEW MUST-READ for Therapists, Yogis, and Self Care Seekers2022-04-04T07:36:13-07:00

And STILL, MEDITATION STILLS

Do you have trouble meditating? Does your mind seem too active to find stillness? Meditation can produce a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind; simple, yes, but not often easy. When I began to meditate, I went on "rounding" meditation weekends, and the group practice made it easier than practicing at home alone. In fact, the depression that clouded my mind created a lot of negative self-talk, no matter if I practiced with my mantra or focused on the breath. When I closed my eyes, my self-critical part took the lead. Sound familiar? Later, when I added yoga practices to "give my mind a bone"--mudras, mantra chanting, pranayama, kriya, body sensing--I found a portal into a quiet mind. [...]

And STILL, MEDITATION STILLS2022-04-04T07:36:13-07:00
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