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LifeForce Yoga Grounding Practices for Stress & Anxiety

October 1, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

JaiPure Yoga, 575 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States

This 2-hour workshop will introduce participants to the dynamic effects of LifeForce Yoga for grounding anxiety and managing daily stressors.

Based on the work of Amy Weintraub, LifeForce Yoga practices work intentionally on balancing the mood, allowing practitioners to develop their own unique practice to meet the mood as it arrives. This workshop will include some background and research on Yoga & the mood, and will also move through a LifeForce Yoga class sequence designed to meet and balance anxious states.

The class will include:
Bhavana (visualization)
Pranayama (breath practices)
Asana (physical postures)
Dyana (meditation practices)
Mudra (energy practices)
Mantra (use of sounds for chakra clearing),

and the best part of all… a nice long Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)!

This is also a wonderful workshop to help deepen your personal yoga practice. No yoga experience is required…beginners are welcome.

For more information on this workshop, and for details about other classes and offerings with Deborah Lubetkin, please visit, DrDeborahLubetkin.com or call 973-783-0351. To register for the workshop, please go to JaiPureYoga.com.

Deborah Lubetkin, Psy.D., RYT-200, LFYP-2, C-IAYT

Dr. Lubetkin is a Licensed Psychologist, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), and a Certified LifeForce Yoga Practitioner & Mentor. She is Lifeforce Yoga Healing Institute’s Director of Mentoring and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT).

Deborah has been in private practice for almost 20 years. Her office is in Montclair New Jersey. She teaches a weekly LifeForce yoga class at JaiPure Yoga in Montclair, NJ (JaiPureYoga.com). She is a volunteer for Kula for Karma, proving free yoga classes to victims of Domestic Violence (KulaforKarma.org). She teaches annually for Yoga Connections, a program that provides yoga to communities in Israel dealing with anxiety and trauma from exposure to war.  Additionally, Deborah provides workshops for organizations and groups on LifeForce Yoga® in various locations. Deborah is an active and passionate student of Kripalu Yoga.


October 1, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


JaiPure Yoga
575 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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What People Say

“This program changed my life in a significant way. It helped me connect with the spirit which is something you can’t get from psychotherapy and medication.” – G. W., artist, Pittsburgh, PA
“My life is already changed! I will use the tools I learned in my own practice and in my work. I feel safe and seen.” — Susan Andrea Weiner, MA, teacher/expressive arts facilitator, El Cerrito, CA.
“I began a fantasy during the meditation exercise... almost as if I’d been there. It’s now an on-going work of fiction.” — Serian Strauss, Tanzania
“Words do not do justice to all that I learned. This workshop changed my life!” — Jen Nolan, Teacher, Cortland, NY
“I utilize the LFY techniques in both a class room setting and one-on-one environment. The skills have infused my teachings with compassion, mindfulness, and awareness.” — Kat Larsen, CYT, LFYP
“I gained tools for working with my own depression and with my clients’ depressions.” — Robert Sgona, LCSW, RYT, psychotherapist, Yoga teacher, Camden, ME.
“I have found the LFYP training to be incredibly useful in giving people specific tools to use in maintaining physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance, and further opening their intuitive abilities.” — Nancy Windheart, RYT-200, LFYP, Reiki Master, Animal communication teacher, Prescott, AZ
“I integrate strategies like mantra tones and pranayama, but above all I invite myself and those I teach to cultivate svadhyaya, to practice self-observation without judgment.” — Barbara Sherman, RYT 200, LFYP, Tucson, AZ
“I came hoping to learn to move past some of the obstacles blocking my creativity. Over the course of this weekend, I feel I’ve gained a certain measure of faith in myself and in my ability to change. I also had some realizations that I believe will be very helpful to me. I feel encouraged. Both the content and presentation of this program were so well-thought out that I can’t think of any way to improve it.” — Andrea Gollin, writer & editor, Miami, FL
“This workshop 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, Carlsbad, CA.
I absolutely love this stuff! I have been using it with my clients and I am just finding it to be so incredibly helpful. There seriously something for everything. Although I am not as skilled as I hope to be someday, even at my level of training I’m finding that I am beginning to figure out what to do. It just blows my mind! - Christine Brudnicki, MS, LPC
“I have found the pranayama (breathing practices) especially easy to introduce in a clinical setting. Some people have benefited quickly in unexpected and transformative ways.” — Liz Brenner, LICSW, LFYP, Watertown, MA
“My personal practice will change, as well as my yoga classes. I have a better understanding of yoga!” — Andrea Gattuso, RYT, Yoga Teacher, Hackettstown, N.J.
“I learned lots of ways to reduce the anxiety and depression of my patients and myself.” – Aviva Sinvany-Nubel, PhD, APN, CNSC, RN, psychotherapist, Bridgewater, N.J.
“My patients can now have the same effects as many medications without having to actually take medication!” — Deborah Lubetkin, PSY.D, LFYP, West Caldwell, NJ
“This workshop helped me rededicate my energies and begin to work through some of the blocks I’ve felt creatively.” — Steve Mark, college professor, New Haven, CT
“A client who returned said, "When I came before, you helped me understand and get where I wanted to go. Now you show me yoga practices I use to help myself understand and get where I want to go.” — Sherry Rubin, LCSW, BCD, LFYP, Downingtown, PA
“I have gained a softer heart, more receptive mind, and tools to enrich both personal and professional aspects of my life.” – Regina Trailweaver, LICSW, clinical social worker, Hancock, VT.
“I have gained an incredible opening and clearing of old obstructions. I hope to return to my life and fill this opening with things I love to do and that give me joy!” — Lisa Shine, administrative assistant, Ballston Lake, NY
“I have been reminded that I am not on this path alone, that others are sharing the journey that sometimes seems so difficult. I have also been reminded of the importance of daily practice and I will do that. The whole program has been an incredible experience for me. Thank you!” — Lorraine Plauth, retired teacher, Voorheesville, NY
“Yoga Skills for Therapists is the ideal resource for those who want to bring yoga practices into psychotherapy or healthcare. Weintraub, a leader in the field of yoga therapy, offers evidence-based, easy-to-introduce strategies for managing anxiety, improving mood, and relieving suffering. Helpful clinical insights and case examples emphasize safety, trust, and skillful adaptation to the individual, making it easy to apply the wisdom of yoga effectively in the therapeutic context.” — Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author, Yoga for Pain Relief, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Yoga Therapy
“I gained perspective of who I am in the world and this will change my life significantly.” — Mary Ford, artist, Southport, CT
“I feel profoundly transformed, both physically and emotionally. The connection between mind, body and spirit was clearly evident to me, but revealed to me through this workshop as an integrally vital link to overall health.” — Nadine Richardson, program manager at rehab agency, Monroe, CT
“Giving my clients a strategy and permission to quiet their minds and rebalance the sympathetic nervous system has been very beneficial to them and in our work together.” — Sue Dilsworth, PhD, RYT 200, LFYP, Allendale, MI
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