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LifeForce Yoga: Live Your Bliss!

January 29, 2016 - January 31, 2016

Kripalu Center, Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01266 United States

Be More Than Your Mood with Yoga.Beneath our aches and pains and shifting moods, we are bliss. Let the author of Yoga for Depression guide you through a menu of yoga practices to shine through the clouds of unknowing to release whatever blocks you from remembering who you truly are. Come home to the joy that is your birthright. Come home to your radiant Self. At the end of this workshop, meet yourself shining in the mirror. You will be amazed! CEU’s available.

Along with accessible poses, pranayama breathing exercises, and Yoga Nidra, LifeForce Yoga offers yoga practices drawn from Nondual and Tantric traditions not taught in regular Yoga classes:

  • Love Pranayama Meditation
  • LifeForce Yoga Bliss Meditation
  • Mudras to Awaken Joy
  • Mantras to Awaken Courage and Strength
  • LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditation
  • Self-Inquiry in Dyads

Many of these practices are suitable in a clinical setting, so if you are a healing professional, in addition to taking care of yourself, you will learn new tools to support and empower those you serve. This program is designed by Amy Weintraub and based on the practices in Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists.

Suggested Reading: Yoga for Depression: A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga (Broadway Books), Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton), LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues – level 1 & level 2 (DVD) LifeForce Yoga® CD Series.

This workshops fulfills the prerequisite for the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training and CEU’s are available for mental health professionals, nurses and yoga teachers.

Deborah Lubetkin

Psy.D., LFYP-2, RYT-200, LifeForce Yoga Mentoring Director

Deborah LubetkinDeborah is a Licensed Psychologist with a private practice in NJ for over 20 years. She became certified as a LifeForce Yoga practitioner, Level 1 in 2009, returning to complete her Level 2 certification in 2011. Deborah completed her Yoga Teacher Training program at Kripalu in February 2013. Deborah’s practice incorporates Eastern philosophy with the challenges of Western living to create a forum for her patients to develop an integrative plan to address a wide variety of mood related imbalances. In addition to integrating Psychotherapy with LifeForce Yoga in individual sessions, Deborah runs groups and workshops in her community around the theme of “Balancing Mood with LifeForce Yoga.” She also provides seminars and workshops for corporations, to educate employees about ways to manage stress in the workplace. “Integrating LifeForce Yoga into my psychotherapy practice has created remarkable shifts in the way that I move through a session with a patient, in the way they move through the process of therapy, and in the way I move through my life.”

Details

Start:
January 29, 2016
End:
January 31, 2016
Website:
http://kripalu.org/program/view/YTBB-161/lifeforce_yoga_for_depression_and_anxiety_i_am_bliss

Venue

Kripalu Center
Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01266 United States
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Phone:
866-200-5203
Website:
kripalu.org

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What People Say

“Words do not do justice to all that I learned. This workshop changed my life!” — Jen Nolan, Teacher, Cortland, NY
“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 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 patients can now have the same effects as many medications without having to actually take medication!” — Deborah Lubetkin, PSY.D, LFYP, West Caldwell, NJ
“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
“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 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.
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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 gained perspective of who I am in the world and this will change my life significantly.” — Mary Ford, artist, Southport, CT
“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 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 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 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
“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 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 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
“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.
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