Getting Curious About Our Inner Critic

We all have an inner voice that constantly chatters in our minds, evaluating our actions, appearances, decisions -- sometimes making us feel unlovable or not good enough. My young Inner Critic was linked to feelings of shame, and as a teen this part named me Shamey-Amy! For most of us, the IC manifests as a harsh and judgmental force, undermining our self-esteem and hindering personal growth. Mark Twain said, “If we talked to our children the way we talk to ourselves, we’d be arrested for child abuse.” As that shamed-based being, I did what I knew to do -- I smiled nervously, and tried to keep my cool and radiate confidence, and I know you know: inwardly there she [...]

Getting Curious About Our Inner Critic2023-08-21T12:51:00-07:00

Yoga for Depression & Anxiety Live Online Training

Online Registration Yoga for Depression & Anxiety Live Online Training January 19-21, 2024 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 [...]

Yoga for Depression & Anxiety Live Online Training2023-07-25T15:06:09-07:00

Yoga Skills to Shift Depression and Anxiety at Kripalu

Online Registration Yoga Skills to Shift Depression and Anxiety May 24 - May 27. 2024 A Spring Reset at Kripalu. I offer an unapologetically, irrepressible, infinitely inclusive welcome to this 3-day workshop at Kripalu over Memorial Day Weekend. Join me for a community of belonging. Want a break from anxiety, stress and overwhelm? Join us in the Berkshires this Spring for a luscious four day program, as the lake begins to warm and the blooms begin to pulse with color. We will move, breathe, meditate, and connect together indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. Discover accessible practices that address anxiety and help to beat the blues without pretzel poses or extra flexibility. Strip away the obstacles that keep you from [...]

Yoga Skills to Shift Depression and Anxiety at Kripalu2024-02-12T12:10:49-07:00

Trauma-Informed Practices To Restore Your Nervous System: a YOGA FOR YOUR MOOD Program

Online Registration Trauma-Informed Practices To Restore Your Nervous System: a YOGA FOR YOUR MOOD Workshop at Kripalu. Is there a part of you that sabotages your best intentions for remaining calm, experiencing joy, or being kind? Do you to feel comfortable in your body? Restoring balance to your emotional and physical bodies will increase your resilience to all that life brings. Join acclaimed yoga therapist and founder of the LifeForce Yoga® Healing Institute, Amy Weintraub, and certified yoga therapist, spiritual director, and author, Joanne Spence, for a program that helps you shift your mood and soothe the fearful parts of you that can hijack your nervous system. Through experiential sessions, you will discover Pranayama and kriya, breathing techniques, [...]

Trauma-Informed Practices To Restore Your Nervous System: a YOGA FOR YOUR MOOD Program2023-03-10T08:23:26-07:00

Yoga for Your Mood Workshop LIVE ONLINE

Online Registration Yoga for Your Mood Live Virtual Workshop Wednesday, May 3, 2023 3-5 Pacific Time  6-8 Eastern Join Amy LIVE ONLINE for an introduction to the work that saved her life. Accessible tools and interventions that can help anyone, anywhere. No yoga experience necessary, no pretzel poses! 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 discover the power of breathing [...]

Yoga for Your Mood Workshop LIVE ONLINE2023-04-19T08:54:36-07:00

Practices to Shift Depression and Anxiety at Kripalu

Online Registration Practices to Shift Depression and Anxiety A Spring Reset at Kripalu. Want a break from anxiety, stress and overwhelm? Join us in the Berkshires this Spring for a luscious four day program, as the lake begins to warm and the blooms begin to pulse with color. We will move, breathe, meditate, and connect together indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. Discover accessible practices that address anxiety and help to beat the blues without pretzel poses or extra flexibility.  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 [...]

Practices to Shift Depression and Anxiety at Kripalu2023-03-10T06:29:03-07:00

Practices to Shift Depression and Anxiety LIVE Afternoon Online

Online Registration Practices to Shift Depression and Anxiety LIVE Afternoon Online April 8, 2023  1.30-4.30pm ET  /  10.30am-1.30pm MT Yoga Teachers Association of the Hudson Valley Since the pandemic, rates of depression and anxiety have skyrocketed (previous statistics for depression had been 1 in 10 people; it’s now affecting 1 in 4 people). What practices can we offer our students and ourselves to establish emotional balance, self-regulation, and resiliency, no matter what we see in the news? Amy will give you the why, the how, and the practices to make a difference. Not only will these practices shift your mood, but they may change your life as they did for Amy and the thousands of students she [...]

Practices to Shift Depression and Anxiety LIVE Afternoon Online2023-03-15T13:13:34-07:00

Questing Truth: A Soul-Centered Interview Series

Questing Truth podcast LIVE 12/22/22 12noon PT/3pm ET Watch LIVE on >> boldbravetv.com I'm delighted to be a guest with Clinical Psychologist Michiyo Ambrosius, on the Questing Truth podcast tomorrow! ✨ We'll explore yoga as a therapeutic tool for getting in touch with the inner self, then enjoy a few healing practices that incorporate breath, visualization and sound. We'll also touch on ✨Shifting Limiting Beliefs ✨Elevating Enjoyment ✨Making Contributions to Community and Humanity. Join us! Watch LIVE on >> boldbravetv.com or later here on YouTube!

Questing Truth: A Soul-Centered Interview Series2022-12-21T14:57:52-07:00

Stepping Back for Ease. A Gift.

Stepping Back for Ease. A Gift. The holidays can be amazing and complicated; jubilant and crazy-making; overstimulating and lonely all at once. Even when we're joyful, there’s the added stress of finding and paying for gifts, and often many preparations. For some of us it might mean attending holiday events with difficult family members. For others of us, whose family circumstances have changed, it might mean spending more time than we wish alone. This year, I can check the box on all three of these categories! A nearly 50-year spiritual practice of yoga and meditation has not immunized me from stress, grief, disappointment or betrayal. But I have learned a few strategies over the years. I know that if I can [...]

Stepping Back for Ease. A Gift.2022-12-12T11:49:14-07:00

Perfection, Acceptance, and Dogs :)

Perfection, Acceptance, and Dogs :) We would love to be as accepting of life as it is, as our dogs, right? Jordy, my neighbor’s dog has leukemia and has only a few weeks to live. Yet she still loves to chase rabbits, go for walks, receive a good belly scratch and come to my door for treats. If she’s uncomfortable, she isn’t complaining. She doesn’t resent her owner when he says “no” to more treats, and she could care less that I have a Mezuzah on my doorframe. I’ll never be that comfortable with the here and now. We humans are works in progress. Perfection is the enemy of love. I wish I could help my precious granddaughter understand this [...]

Perfection, Acceptance, and Dogs :)2022-09-06T09:36:45-07:00
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