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Yoga for Mood Management: LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training, Bahamas! with Rose Kress and Alyce Wellons
May 20 - May 24
Nourish and refresh your body, mind and spirit, while learning an empowering, evidence-based yoga protocol to help students and clients focus, relax, and have greater access to feeling states. This course is open to anyone with yoga experience and is Part A of a three-part certification course to become a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner.
Discover the many effective teachings within LifeForce Yoga, including pranayama, kriya, asana, nada yoga (sound), bhavana (visual imagery), sankalpa (intention/affirmation), meditation, and non-dual self-inquiry. Yoga teachers and mental-health professionals will learn strategies appropriate for both home practice and clinical settings that safely release chronically held physical tension and repressed emotions.
This program also includes
- Accessible yoga-based interventions for emotional and energetic balance
- Anxiety-, depression-, and trauma-sensitive yoga using practices other postures to empower emotional balance
- One-on-one yoga sessions for dysthymia (chronic depression), anxiety, PTSD, and bipolar disorder
- Breathing and meditation practices that address dysthymia and anxiety
- Asana, pranayama (breathing), kriyas (cleansing), mantra (chanting), bhavana (visual imagery), sankalpa (intention and affirmation), mudra (hand gestures), meditation, yoga nidra, therapeutic holding of postures, and nondual strategies for working with negative self-talk
- Somatic strategies for clinical practice and yoga classes to increase clients’ self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-esteem.
Required Practice: LifeForce Yoga® DVDs & CDs
Recommended Reading: Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton)
Note After registering, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. C-IAYT CEUs are available.
Rose Kress, Director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute
Rose began practicing yoga in 1994 and teaching since 2004. In that time she has focused on the therapeutic aspects of yoga – for the body, mind and soul. Rose teaches classes and workshops throughout the Tucson area and has been blessed to teach at The Crossings in Austin, TX, at Yogaville in VA, at Kripalu in Lenox, MA, and Sivananda Ashram in The Bahamas with the LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Training Program. She has also presented at a number of Yoga Festivals in Arizona. Rose integrates LifeForce Yoga® techniques into therapeutic yoga for back pain, cancer, pulmonary disease, structural wellness, and yoga therapy. She studies with Rama Jyoti Vernon and has taken the Functional Yoga Therapy Training with Maria KaliMa. Rose is the Program Manager of the LifeForce Yoga® Healing Institute and travels with Amy to assist her in LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Trainings. She is a lead trainer in the Sol Center’s Yoga Training Program. Rose is also the author of 2 CDs, Mantra Chanting with Rose and Pathways to Relaxation.
Alyce Wellons LCSW, LFYP-2
Alyce is a psychotherapist in private practice for over 18 years in Atlanta. She works with individuals and couples in short and long term psychotherapy. She is a LifeForce Yoga practitioner, leads trainings for professionals and individuals, teaching them to use body-based healing modalities for wellness and healing in their work and life. She practices at the intersection of theory and neurobiology with mindfulness and body-based modalities, believing one can tap into the body’s innate capacity to heal itself. She believes in the respectful use of humor and laughter as a way to connect and navigate difficult passages.
Kathleen holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology, is certified in EMDR and has taught at the graduate level for many years. Her specialty is in trauma resolution where she utilizes her yoga skills both in sessions and in group sessions for her clients. Kathleen has run workshops for women and in her local community utilizing LifeForce Yoga to manage mood. She practices in Kenilworth and Montclair New Jersey.