• Dorm - Bottom Bunk – $1,540.00
  • Dorm - Top Bunk – $1,540.00
  • Dormitory - Private – $1,745.00
  • LGH - Single – $1,895.00
  • LGH - Double – $1,895.00
  • LGH - Family room – $1,895.00
  • Tent-Site – $1,365.00
  • (All prices include $995 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Check-in: 4 pm
Check-out: 2 pm
General Program Schedule

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LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training for Depression and Anxiety – Level 1

with Amy Weintraub, E-RYT 500, MFA, YACEP, C-IAYT, Rose Kress, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, LFYP-2, YACEP and Rickie Simpson, LCC, Ph.D., E-RYT 200, LFYP-2, C-IAYT

September 10 - 17, 2017

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LifeForce Yoga is an empowering, evidence-based Yoga protocol to help your students and clients focus, relax, and have greater access to their feelings. These strategies can safely release chronic physical tension and repressed emotion and are appropriate for a clinical setting. This training interweaves ancient yogic wisdom with current findings in neurobiology.

Through practice, discussion, and teaching demonstrations, you will:

  • Tailor Yoga sessions for dysthymia (chronic depression), anxiety-based depression, PTSD, and bipolar disorder
  • Learn breathing and meditation practices for addressing dysthymia and anxiety-based depression
  • Explore somatic strategies to add to your clinical practice / Yoga classes that increase your clients’ self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-esteem, and ability to cope
  • Discuss techniques that your clients and students can do at home

In the process of learning, you will also be practicing tools for self-care.

Training Information

This training is co-led by Amy Weintraub and Rose Kress, assisted by Rickie Simpson.


Please read Amy Weintraub’s Yoga for Depression before the course.

Books are available for purchase online at Integral Yoga Distribution.

Continuing Education Opportunities

  • Yoga Alliance (YA):  Approximately 66 contact hours
  • International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approximately 66 contact hours
  • Healthcare and Related Disciplines: Although CMEs are not offered, a certificate documenting CE hours may be available for your discipline. Please contact [email protected] for details.
  • Contact [email protected] for mental health CEU’s


My patients can now experience the same effects as many medications without having to actually take medication!  — Deborah Lubetkin, PSY.D., LFYP

I utilize the LFY techniques in both a classroom setting and one-on-one environment. The skills have infused my teachings with compassion, mindfulness, and awareness. — Kat Larsen, CYT, LFYP

This program has changed so much—my self-image and my life. My own heart’s desire is 100% clear. I gained tools to help myself and others to live life fully. — Marcia Siegel, Yoga teacher, therapist

An Interview with the Author of Yoga Skills for Therapists


Amy Weintraub, E-RYT 500, MFA, YACEP, C-IAYT
Amy Weintraub is the founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute and has been a pioneer in the field of Yoga and mental health for over twenty years. She is the author of Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) and Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management (W.W. Norton, 2012).  She offers professional trainings and workshops for mental health and Yoga professionals and speaks at medical and psychological conferences internationally. She is involved in ongoing research on the effects of Yoga on mood.  Amy’s evidence-based LifeForce Yoga protocol is in use in healthcare settings worldwide and is featured on the…
Learn more about Amy Weintraub, E-RYT 500, MFA, YACEP, C-IAYT
Rose Kress, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, LFYP-2, YACEP
Rose Kress, began practicing Yoga in 1994 and has been teaching Yoga since 2004, focusing on the therapeutic aspects of Yoga—for the body, mind, and soul. Rose teaches classes and workshops throughout the Tucson, AZ, area and has been blessed to teach at The Crossings in Austin, TX, at Yogaville in Buckingham, VA, at Kripalu in Lenox, MA, and at Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas with the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training Program. She has also presented at a number of Yoga Festivals in Arizona. Rose integrates LifeForce Yoga techniques into therapeutic Yoga for back pain, cancer, pulmonary disease, structural wellness,…
Learn more about Rose Kress, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, LFYP-2, YACEP
Rickie Simpson, LCC, Ph.D., E-RYT 200, LFYP-2, C-IAYT
Dr. Rickie Simpson, is a Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist specializing in individual, couples, group, and family therapy. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized, faith-consistent approach tailored to each client. Dr.Simpson is a certified Yoga therapist and holds certifications from the Coherence Therapy Institute, as an Imago Relationship Therapist, as a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner 2/Mentor, and she is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level with the Yoga Alliance. She belongs to the International Association of Practitioners of Encounter-centered Couples Therapy and maintains a board certification as a Professional Christian Counselor. Dr.…
Learn more about Rickie Simpson, LCC, Ph.D., E-RYT 200, LFYP-2, C-IAYT

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