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LifeForce Yoga® Master Class for Mood Management
April 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Reston, VA 20190 United States
All Levels, Moderate Intensity.
Let the author of Yoga for Depression, and Yoga Skills for Therapists guide you through a practice to balance your mood. 80% of depression is accompanied by anxiety. In this master class, we will meet anxiety-based depression and other anxiety disorders with a practice of asana, pranayama, kriya, sound, and visualization, burning away the anxious mood. We’ll then slow down with calming (langhana) practices and end with an evidence-based LifeForce Yoga® Nidra. Poses will be accessible for all levels, and Amy will provide appropriate modifications for depression and clinical application as we practice.
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.