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LifeForce® Yoga Skills for Therapists
July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017
Eastham, MA United States
Mental and physical health care providers can practice their specialties more effectively when they offer clients simple, evidence-based LifeForce® Yoga practices to self-regulate, experience self-efficacy and build resilience. Learn clinically appropriate yoga skills that complement and enhance the work you currently do, helping clients focus, relax, and have greater access to feeling states. Every day will include easy movement, yoga breathing, and meditation or guided relaxation, case studies and clinical applications. We’ll work in dyads, using and teaching techniques and strategies learned and practiced in class.
LifeForce® Yoga has been successfully utilized in many settings with diverse populations, demonstrating its usefulness in relieving emotional distress and dysregulation. In the process of learning Yoga practices to help clients self-regulate and increase self-compassion, you will be giving yourself the gift of self-care.
Experience for yourself the transformational power of yoga and let it be the portal to healing for you, your loved ones and those you serve. Return home empowered with your own practices and ready to share them with your clients.
Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT-500, C-IAYT, YACEP
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.
Linda Mackay, MSW, RSW, LFYP-2
A Level 2 LFY practitioner, Linda is a mentor and on the LifeForce® Yoga Healing Institute faculty. She has a background in the performing arts and She has been working at the University of Waterloo’s Counselling and Psychological Services for 15 years and is co-owner of The Space Within in Stratford Ontario. There she offers individual psychotherapy, LifeForce Yoga® (LFY) workshops and meditation classes. She has assisted and co-facilitated with Amy Weintraub in several settings, most recently at Leading Edge Seminars in Toronto. Linda has also developed in-school programs for both elementary and high school classes incorporating mindfulness and LFY, and presents to physicians and other health care professionals on compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma, using the tools of mindfulness and LFY.