LifeForce Yoga® to Manage Your Mood
November 2 - November 3
LifeForce Yoga® 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 inspiring workshop, you will learn and practice breathing exercises, easy postures, guided meditations, and other experiential yogic tools for managing your mood.
- Pranayama and kriya breathing techniques that regulate the emotions
- Meditations that lift the mood
- Creating Affirmation (sankalpa)
- LifeForce Yoga® Bhavana (Imagery)
- LifeForce Yoga® Chakra Clearing Meditation
- LifeForce Yoga® Nidra
- Tones that regulate the emotions (mantras)
- Yoga asanas suitable for multilevel practitioners
- Self-Inquiry through writing and Dyad Sharing
You will leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and excited about your at-home or teaching practice with new tools to bring balance to the emotional and physical body. Accessible for all levels, including beginners. Psychotherapists, health professionals, and yoga teachers will learn techniques not regularly taught in yoga classes to help their clients focus, relax, and have greater access to their feelings. This course is a pre-requisite for the LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Training.
Jack Hirose and Associates has provided quality training to more than 55,000 mental health professionals in Canada and the United States. The workshops focus on beginner and advanced training, particularly in cognitive behavioural, brief therapy, child and adolescent therapy, mindfulness approaches, motivational interviewing, sensorimotor psychotherapy, solution focused, narrative, emotion focused, acceptance and commitment therapy, couples and marriage therapy and others. All of our workshops are approved for continuing education credit (CEUs) through various Canadian associations.
Amy Weintraub, founder of the LifeForce Yoga® Healing Institute and author of the bestselling Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books, 2004) and the ground-breaking Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management (W.W. Norton, 2012), has been a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health for over 20 years. She trains health and yoga professionals at notable international venues and offers workshops for every day practitioners. The LifeForce Yoga® protocol is being used in residential treatment centers, hospitals and by health care providers around the world. She is involved in ongoing research on the effects of yoga on mood, and has produced an award-winning library of evidence-based yoga and meditation CDs and DVDs for mood management. She edits a newsletter that includes current research, news and media reviews on Yoga and mental health, archived here.
Ocean Lum, Hnrs BSc, MA , ERYT-500, LFYP-2
Having been transformed by the powers of Yoga and Mindfulness to heal depression, Ocean began teaching yoga (RYT 500) and facilitating meditation in 2001. She is a LifeForce Yoga Therapy Practitioner Level 2.
Ocean Lum has an Hnrs. BSc. in Nutrition & Biochemistry and a MA in Counselling Psychology. She is a registered clinical counselor in private practice. She has a special interest in a holistic approach to depression and anxiety by integrating counselling, LifeForce Yoga and Mindfulness. www.oceanlum.com