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LifeForce Yoga® and Trauma
March 26, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
An Introductory Workshop with the author of Yoga for Depression, and Yoga Skills for Therapists, Amy Weintraub, MFA, e-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP.
For everyone, including students, yoga teachers and health professionals who want to learn techniques not offered in regular yoga classes for safely applying yoga to support students and clients through their trauma recovery and to help them manage their moods. Learn what happens in the brain when trauma occurs, how it affects our biochemistry after the event, and how yoga can help bring our inner pharmacy back into balance. You will learn several LifeForce Yoga® practices that support mental health and yoga professionals in creating a safe and sacred container in which trauma survivors can feel more balanced, calm and focused and prepared to do the healing work of psychotherapy off the mat. We will discuss and practice yoga techniques not taught in regular yoga classes that lay the groundwork for trauma recovery and gradually begin to restore equilibrium in the traumatized individual. We’ll discuss how safe yoga practices that include pranayama, mantra, mudra, bhavana (visual imagery) and movement can empower the student or client to be the agent of his or her own healing. For all levels of practice. CEUs for mental health professionals and yoga teachers.
• Pranayama and kriya breathing techniques that regulate the emotions
• Creating Affirmation (sankalpa)
• LifeForce Yoga® Bhavana (Imagery)
• Tones that regulate the emotions (mantras)
• LifeForce Yoga® Nidra for Mood Management
You will leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and excited about your at-home, teaching or clinical practice with new tools to bring balance to the emotional and physical body. Accessible for all levels, including beginners. Psychotherapists, health professionals, and yoga teachers will learn techniques not regularly taught in yoga classes to help their clients focus, relax, and have greater access to their feelings.
Amy Weintraub, director 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.