Days begin with self-care in the form of a dawn yoga practice with meditation, followed by a silent breakfast. Daily sessions include discussion, experiential learning, demonstrations, practice in pairs, and sharing. Enjoy afternoons walking the labyrinth, having a massage, walking down to the lake, or enjoying the camaraderie of peers. Spend your lunch and dinner networking with other like-minded practitioners and individuals. After this training and self-care retreat, you will return home with a renewed daily practice, a tool-box full of self-care techniques, and tools to support your clients and students in reconnecting with their wholeness.
In the LFYP Training, you will learn an evidence-based practice for anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as ancient strategies from both Tantric and Classical Yoga traditions for self-care. Learn Yoga practices supported by current research in psycho-neurobiology to help clear away the obstructions (chronic tensions, constricting beliefs, limiting emotions) that may be keeping you and those you serve from knowing and expressing your authenticity and your fullest potential.
You will learn:
- To assess mood from a Yogic perspective
- To instruct simple tools for managing mood fluctuations
- Accessible techniques for releasing the constrictions of depression, anxiety, and trauma
- Portable practices, appropriate in clinical settings, that do not require a yoga mat or special clothing
- A practice that augments the effects of a yoga class, as well as individual and group psychotherapy
- Yoga practices not often taught in yoga classes, or trainings, that are informed by current research in the fields psychotherapy, physiology, yoga, neuroscience, and neurobiology
- A pathway from darkness into light
CEUs for mental health professionals, yoga teachers, and yoga therapists. More information on the LFYP Training
Rose Kress, ERYT-500, C-IAYT, YACEP, Director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute
Rose is the owner and director of LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute and lead trainer in the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Trainings. She began practicing yoga in 1994 and has been teaching since 2004. Rose began working with Amy Weintraub in 2003 and in the trainings in 2005. Focusing on the therapeutic aspects of yoga for body, mind, and soul, Rose teaches classes and workshops throughout the Tucson area and North America. She integrates LifeForce Yoga techniques into therapeutic yoga for back pain, cancer, pulmonary disease, structural wellness, and yoga therapy. Rose studies with Rama Jyoti Vernon and has taken the Functional Yoga Therapy Training with Maria KaliMa. She is also the editor of the LifeForce Yoga Research Newsletter, leads online programs for the Institute, and the author of 2 CDs, Mantra Chanting with Rose and Pathways to Relaxation.
Amy Weintraub MFA, ERYT-500, C-IAYT, YACEP, Founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute
Amy is the author of Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books, 2004) and 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 twenty years. She offers the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training for Depression and Anxiety to health and yoga professionals 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 and is featured on the LifeForce Yoga CD Series and the first DVD home Yoga practice series for mood management, the award-winning LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues, Level 1 & Level 2. She is an invited speaker at conferences internationally.
Rickie Simpson PhD, E-RYT-500, LFYP-2, C-IAYT
Dr. Simpson is a Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist specializing in individual, couples, group and family therapy. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized faith-consistent approach tailored to each client. She holds certifications as an Imago Relationship Therapist, a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner 2/Mentor and is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level (E-RYT-200) with the Yoga Alliance. She belongs to the International Association ofPractitioners of Encountered-centered Couples Therapy and maintains a board certification as a Professional Christian Counselor. Dr. Simpson is also one of the primary international investigators for evaluating the efficacy of Encountered-centered Couples Therapy. She maintains a private practice in Manassas, Virginia and is on the faculty of Stratford University teaching Nursing Research and Psychiatric Nursing.