Daily, 8:30am – 5:00pm
This Experiential workshop is open to all with yoga experience and is Part A of a 3-Part certification course to become a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner – level 1. Learn an empowering, evidence-based Yoga protocol for self-care and to help students and clients focus, relax, and have greater access to feeling states. You will experience all aspects of LifeForce Yoga, including pranayama, kriya, asana, nada yoga (sound), bhavana (visual imagery) sankalpa (intention/affirmation), meditation, and non-dual self-inquiry.
There will also be opportunities for practicing with one and other and receiving feedback from the faculty. For those who are already LifeForce Yoga Practitioners, this can be taken as a refresher course. Yoga and health care professionals and general practitioners will learn strategies appropriate for a clinical setting that can safely release chronically held physical tension and repressed emotion.
Students of this course will:
- Design one-on-one 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
- Learn how to add somatic strategies to clinical practice and Yoga classes to increase clients’ self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-esteem, and ability to cope
- Experience techniques you can teach your clients and students to do at home
- Practice asanas (postures), pranayama and kriyas (breathing and cleansing), mantra (chanting), bhavana (development of the mind), sankalpa (resolve and intention), mudra (hand gestures), meditation, therapeutic long holding of postures and non-dual strategies for working with negative self-talk
- Take home tools and confidence for working with individuals suffering from depression and anxiety
Required Reading: Yoga for Depression by Amy Weintraub (Broadway Books)
Required Practice: LifeForce Yoga DVDs & CDs
Recommended Reading: Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton)
23 Contact Hours, 13 Non-Contact Hours meet the Required 26 hours for Part A Certification. This program is designed by Amy Weintraub and based on the practices in Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists.
Rose began practicing yoga in 1994 and teaching since 2004. In that time she has focused on the therapeutic aspects of yoga – for the body, mind and soul. Rose teaches classes and workshops throughout the Tucson area and has been blessed to teach at The Crossings in Austin, TX, at Yogaville in VA, at Kripalu in Lenox, MA, and 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, and yoga therapy. She studies with Rama Jyoti Vernon and has taken the Functional Yoga Therapy Training with Maria KaliMa. Rose is the Program Manager of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute and travels with Amy to assist her in LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Trainings. She is a lead trainer in the Sol Center’s Yoga Training Program. Rose is also the author of 2 CDs, Mantra Chanting with Roseand Pathways to Relaxation.
Allie Middleton, JD, LCSW, RYT, LFYP-2, from Albany, NY.
Allie facilitates body-mind techniques and offers energy healing to help individuals and groups learn and practice deeply harmonizing ways of living and being on the planet while also adapting to new demands required for optimal wellbeing, performance and satisfaction. She loves to help implement systems change using yoga based program development and support emerging leaders with mind-body integration training. She is a practitioner of yoga and meditation for 40+ years.
Allie left her post as an award winning division leader at a behavioral health organization in the Hudson River Valley, New York in 2010 where she enhanced traditional cognitive approaches to change management by connecting deeply with people and offering new models of body centered leadership practices, such as neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), yoga & meditation, Social Presencing Theatre & Theory U as well as other innovative and cutting edge research based mind-body tools and techniques. She received a grant from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health to start a yoga program for staff and clients there.
Allie’s organizational clients include the Institute for Extraordinary Living at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the New York State Office of Mental Health, as well as several businesses and colleges. Her private clients are from all over the globe. She serves on faculty at the Creative Education Foundation annual international conferences, and has been offering a variety of yoga retreats for over 7 years. She teaches mind-body classes and lectures about LifeForce Yoga at Canyon Ranch Lenox and assists Amy Weintraub as faculty at Kripalu and elsewhere to share the benefits of LifeFoce Yoga.