In Yoga, one shoe doesn’t fit all—all bodies, all levels of experience, all moods. Learn how to assess the mood—yours and your students, and design a menu of practices to meet you where you are. LifeForce Yoga interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings. In a safe and accepting environment, you’ll learn evidence-based yoga practices that can help you maintain your optimum mental health and methods to safely release chronically held tension and repressed emotion.
• Pranayama and kriya breathing techniques that regulate the emotions
• Meditations that lift the mood
• Creating Affirmations (sankalpa)
• Guided Visualizations (bhavana)
• Tones that regulate the emotions (mantras)
• Hand gestures that affect different areas of the chakra system and the body (mudras)
• Yoga asanas suitable for all levels
* Nondual Partner Sharing
You’ll leave feeling refreshed and renewed with ancient strategies to revitalize your practice and manage your mood. Psychotherapists, health professionals and Yoga teachers will learn techniques they can use to help their clients focus, relax and have greater access to their feelings, as well as their students. Fulfills the prerequisite for the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training.
Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, is the founding director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute and has been a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health for over 20 years. She is the author of Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) and Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton, 2012). She offers professional trainings and workshops for health and yoga professionals and speaks at medical and psychological conferences internationally. She is involved in on-going research on the effects of Yoga on mood. Amy’s evidence-based LifeForce Yoga protocol is in use in health care settings worldwide and is featured on the award-winning CD and the DVD series LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues. She edits a newsletter that includes current research, news and media reviews on Yoga and mental health, archived on www.yogafordepression.com.
“No matter what your mood, Amy’s unique LifeForce Yoga program will bring you balance and joy. I loved this practice!”
—Lilias Folan, PBS Host; author, Lilias! Yoga Gets Better with Age