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December 2018

LifeForce Yoga Workshop with Amy Weintraub: I am Bliss and So Are You

December 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Yoga Connection, 3929 East Pima
Tucson, AZ 85712 United States

Online Registration Let Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists, guide you through evidence-based yoga practices you might not find in regular classes and gentle self-inquiry to help release whatever blocks you from knowing your own true nature beneath your aches, pains, and shifting moods. You will experience ever-expanding moments of bliss, as you remember who you truly are. Designed for all levels of yoga practitioners, including beginners, many of these practices are suitable for use in a…

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January 2019

LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Annual Training Retreat For Mood Management – Level 1

January 11, 2019 - January 18, 2019
Desert Redemptorist Renewal Center, 7101 West Picture Rocks Road
Tucson, AZ 85743 United States

Online Registration Days begin with self-care in the form of sunrise yoga and meditation, followed by a silent breakfast. Daily sessions include discussion, experiential learning, practice in pairs, and sharing. Enjoy afternoons walking the labyrinth, hiking the desert, or having a massage. Every afternoon includes a Yoga Nidra practice. 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…

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March 2019

Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2019 with Amy Weintraub

March 21, 2019 - March 24, 2019
Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20008 United States

Amy Weintraub returns to lead TWO vibrant workshops, in addition to her daily morning yoga classes and afternoon meditations. Creativity Day Workshop: The Love in the Room Begins with You and Yoga! Sing a love song to your amygdala with gentle movement, calming breath work, ancient meditative self-inquiry and mood-balancing Yoga Nidra. We’ll use sound and breath and hand gestures that promote relaxation and a state of deep stillness. Let your love soar with a guided-imagery practice. Throughout the calming,…

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Heartbreak as a Path to Wholeness A LifeForce Yoga Workshop with Amy Weintraub

March 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Beloved Yoga, 11109 Sunset Hills Rd
Reston, VA 20190 United States

Online Registration With dedicated practice, we grow our resilience from the most difficult moments in our lives. We'll learn ways we can nourish our spiritual practice so that it opens the channel to the heart, bringing peace and healing in its wake. This workshop with the author of Yoga for Depression & Yoga Skills for Therapists is for everyone, including students, yoga teachers and health professionals who want to learn techniques to mend the broken heart. LifeForce Yoga Practices Amy…

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LifeForce Yoga Meditation Immersion for Mood with Amy Weintraub

March 29, 2019 - March 31, 2019
Lotus Pond Center for Yoga & Health, 6201 Lynn Road
Tampa, FL 33625 United States

Online Registration Spend a weekend with Amy Weintraub, the founder of LifeForce Yoga and the author of Yoga Skills for Therapists and Yoga for Depression, as we use accessible yoga asana with mantra and pranayama breathing exercises to release the constrictions, followed by meditations that “give the mind a bone.” When the rumination that often accompanies anxiety and depression are present and we sit in meditation, the mind can spiral us into a darker place, characterized by self-critical talk that…

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April 2019

Heartbreak as a Path to Wholeness: a LifeForce Yoga Workshop with Amy Weintraub

April 2, 2019 - April 4, 2019
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Paradise Island, Nassau Bahamas

Online Registration With dedicated practice, we grow our resilience from the most difficult moments in our lives. We'll experience ways we can nourish our spiritual practice so that it opens the channel to the heart, bringing peace and healing in its wake. This Satsang Talk and Workshops with the author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists, Amy Weintraub, MFA, e-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP is for everyone, including students, yoga teachers and health professionals who want to experience…

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May 2019

LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood with Amy Weintraub

May 10, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Esalen Institute, 3771 Rio Rd Suite 101
Carmel, CA 93923 United States

Online Registration For all levels, including yoga and health professionals. Nearly twenty years of research, thirty years of practice, and Amy’s recovery from a debilitating depression inform this protocol of evidence-based yoga practices. Learn yoga tools not taught in regular classes to support your own healing journey. Strip away the obstacles that keep you from knowing the joy beneath your mood and story. Develop a practice that includes breathing exercises, easy postures, and guided meditations. This program covers evidence-based yogic…

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LifeForce Yoga Skills for Healing Professionals with Amy Weintraub

May 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 N Swan Rd
Tucson, AZ 85712 United States

Online Registration Connect from your heart’s mind to your client’s with clinically appropriate, evidence-based practices. Help clients self-regulate and manage their energy and their moods. When you guide a yoga skill in a session, you will find your client has greater focus, access to feelings, and is ready to dive deeper into the healing work you offer. Learn yoga techniques that can be done in a chair, right in your office, that offer you an energy boost and a calm…

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LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood with Amy Weintraub

May 24, 2019 - May 27, 2019
Kripalu Center, Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01266 United States

Online Registration For all levels, including yoga and health professionals. Nearly twenty years of research, thirty years of practice, and Amy’s recovery from a debilitating depression inform this protocol of evidence-based yoga practices. Learn yoga tools not taught in regular classes to support your own healing journey. Strip away the obstacles that keep you from knowing the joy beneath your mood and story. Develop a practice that includes breathing exercises, easy postures, and guided meditations. This program covers evidence-based yogic…

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June 2019

LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood with Amy Weintraub

June 28, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Yogaville Satchidananda Ashram, 108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, VA 23921 United States

Online Registration A lovely weekend with the author of the groundbreaking book Yoga for Depression. Amy guides you through evidence-based Yoga practices for managing your mood. LifeForce Yoga® interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what is no longer serving you—without a story attached! Discover techniques to energize and elevate depressed moods; relax and calm anxiety; work with the chakra system; bring balance to your emotional body. You’ll practice: Pranayama (breathing techniques) and kriya (yogic cleanses) that…

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August 2019

Internal Family Systems Therapy Goes to the Mat with LifeForce Yoga

August 19, 2019 - August 23, 2019
Cape Cod Institute, 100 Cable Road
Eastham, MA United States

A Workshop Intensive with LifeForce Yoga founder Amy Weintraub, and Internal Family Systems-trained therapist Angela Huebner, PhD, LMFT. Online Registration The combination of IFS and LFY provide just the tools we need to slow down and tune in! In the process of learning LFY practices to help clients self-regulate, increase self-efficacy and self-compassion, you will connect to the wholeness and healing capacity within yourself. Return home empowered with your own practice, a better understanding of the IFS model, and ready…

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September 2019

LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood with Amy Weintraub

September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019
Kripalu Center, Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01266 United States

Online Registration For all levels, including yoga and health professionals. Nearly twenty years of research, thirty years of practice, and Amy’s recovery from a debilitating depression inform this protocol of evidence-based yoga practices. Learn yoga tools not taught in regular classes to support your own healing journey. Strip away the obstacles that keep you from knowing the joy beneath your mood and story. Develop a practice that includes breathing exercises, easy postures, and guided meditations. This program covers evidence-based yogic…

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November 2019

LifeForce Yoga Meditation to Ride the Waves of Politics & Social Media with Amy Weintraub

November 17, 2019 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Ward 6 City Council Office, 3202 E. 1st St
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States

Amy Weintraub presents “LifeForce Yoga Meditation to Ride the Waves of Politics & Social Media”. How do we stay present without being washed overboard in these days darkened by political divisions and the constant waves of social media? Amy will explore this question and together we will practice a meditation to remain connected to our own True Nature, setting a steady course for ourselves and those we serve. : Live Music by Vasanta, Rudy and Sean of the kirtan group Savitur.…

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December 2019

LifeForce Yoga Workshop with Amy Weintraub

December 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Yoga Connection, 3929 East Pima
Tucson, AZ 85712 United States

Online Registration Let Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists, guide you through evidence-based yoga practices you might not find in regular classes and gentle self-inquiry to help release whatever blocks you from knowing your own true nature beneath your aches, pains, and shifting moods. You will experience ever-expanding moments of bliss, as you remember who you truly are. Designed for all levels of yoga practitioners, including beginners, many of these practices are suitable for use in a…

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February 2020

LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood with Amy Weintraub

February 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020
Kripalu Center, Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01266 United States

Online Registration For all levels, including yoga and health professionals. Nearly twenty years of research, thirty years of practice, and Amy’s recovery from a debilitating depression inform this protocol of evidence-based yoga practices. Learn yoga tools not taught in regular classes to support your own healing journey. Strip away the obstacles that keep you from knowing the joy beneath your mood and story. Develop a practice that includes breathing exercises, easy postures, and guided meditations. This program covers evidence-based yogic…

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8th Annual FACES Conference: Developing Skillful Compassion :: A Day of LifeForce Yoga

February 20, 2020 - February 22, 2020
Hyatt Regency, Mission Bay-San Diego, CA, San Diego, CA 92109 United States

Featuring Joan Halifax, PhD, Frank Ostaseski, and Amy Weintraub! Amy will offer an all-day workshop on Feb 22nd: Mind-Body Practices for Healing Professionals (No Mat Required), and also lead morning yoga sessions during the conference. Self-soothe, integrate the conference experience and connect to your deepest Self. Amy integrates IFS (Internal Family Systems) and LifeForce Yoga in ways that will nourish your body, mind and spirit. Through this day of self-care, you will learn new ways to connect from your heart’s…

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September 2020

LIVE ONLINE IMMERSION with Amy Weintraub: LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood

September 19, 2020 - September 20, 2020
Yogaville Satchidananda Ashram, 108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, VA 23921 United States
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Online Registration LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP A lovely weekend with the author of the groundbreaking book Yoga for Depression. Amy guides you through evidence-based Yoga practices for managing your mood. LifeForce Yoga® interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what is no longer serving you—without a story attached! Discover techniques to energize and elevate depressed moods; relax and calm anxiety; work with the chakra system; bring balance to your emotional body. You’ll practice: Pranayama (breathing techniques)…

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October 2020

LIVE ONLINE IMMERSION LifeForce Yoga with Amy Weintraub: Yoga for Depression and Anxiety

October 2, 2020 - October 4, 2020
Asana Studio, 5701 Yukon Street
Arvada, CO 80002 United States
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Online Registration LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP This training incorporates breathing, postures, meditation techniques and other experiential yogic tools for mood management in order to work therapeutically with individuals and groups. For thousands of years, yogis have understood what current research in neurobiology and clinical observations are demonstrating — that, working with a body and breath-based practice, we can manage our moods. This course interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what’s no longer…

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December 2020

Podcast with Amy Weintraub: Writing The Temple Dancer

December 14, 2020

Listen Here The Flow Artists Podcast! I was honored to be included in their roster of yoga professionals. Have a listen here. Jo was a careful and thoughtful reader of Temple Dancer. She read the novel, not only as a story that moved her but also to better understand the plight, first of Indian women, and then of women in general, in patriarchal societies, including our own. We talked about all this, about the novel’s philosophical roots and about the issue of writing…

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Creativity Flow: 15 Ways to Open the Portal

December 17, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Click for Daily Facebook Post Join me on Facebook! Creativity Flow: 15 Ways to Open the Portal: Each day, I’ll post an inquiry, prompt or practice for you to rest with, implement, or think about- all to open connections and remove creative blocks. As a writer, I thrive on connection to the source of creativity and love. I’ll be posting 15 ways to open the portal to creative flow. Whether you’re a poet, an artist, a dancer, a chef, a gardener…

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Facebook LIVE with Amy Weintraub and Amy Wheeler: Unveiling Temple Dancer

December 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Click Here for Access CLICK HERE to join us on Thurs, December 17th 3-4PM PST 4-5PM MST 6-7PM EST Amy is a new thought leader in the field of Mental Health and Women’s Health who is changing the world with her revolutionary Optimal State® system of health and healing. She is a past president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists,IAYT, and delights in yoga philosophy. Among other things, we’ll talk about The history of India and how women were perceived and…

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January 2021

Yoga Therapy Observation with Amy Weintraub ONLINE

January 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
The Minded Institute, 2 New Road
Brading, Sandown, England PO36 0DT United Kingdom

Online Registration This LIVE session airs Jan 12 630-815PM GMT 1030AM – 1215PM PST 1130AM – 115PM MST 130 – 315PM EST Join me for a rare, LIVE, remote session hosted by the The Minded Institute. Click above link for more details about this Yoga Therapy for Mood Observation. Watch how LifeForce Yoga works for a client with mood disorder in a remote online session. Observing experts in your field is a vital way to hone your own skills and enhance your practice. With…

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Inner Peace ONLINE Immersion: LifeForce Yoga for Depression & Anxiety with Amy Weintraub

January 15 - January 17
Inner Peace, Durango, CO 81301 United States

 Online Registration Join Amy LIVE ONLINE for the Yoga for Depression and Anxiety module of the Inner Peace Yoga Therapy training program, with the individual weekend rate. For thousands of years, yogis have understood what current research in neurobiology and clinical observations are demonstrating — that, working with a body and breath-based practice, we can manage our moods. LifeForce Yoga interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what’s no longer serving you —…

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February 2021

Yogaville Immersion ONLINE: LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood with Amy Weintraub

February 6 - February 7
Yogaville Satchidananda Ashram, 108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, VA 23921 United States

 Online Registration LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood Immersion is NOW LIVE! Spend a lovely weekend with the author of  Yoga for Depression. Amy guides you through evidence-based Yoga practices for managing your mood. LifeForce Yoga® interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what is no longer serving you—without a story attached! Discover techniques to energize and elevate depressed moods; relax and calm anxiety; work with the chakra system; bring balance to your…

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What People Say

“I gained tools for working with my own depression and with my clients’ depressions.” — Robert Sgona, LCSW, RYT, psychotherapist, Yoga teacher, Camden, ME.
“I gained perspective of who I am in the world and this will change my life significantly.” — Mary Ford, artist, Southport, CT
“I came hoping to learn to move past some of the obstacles blocking my creativity. Over the course of this weekend, I feel I’ve gained a certain measure of faith in myself and in my ability to change. I also had some realizations that I believe will be very helpful to me. I feel encouraged. Both the content and presentation of this program were so well-thought out that I can’t think of any way to improve it.” — Andrea Gollin, writer & editor, Miami, FL
“I have been reminded that I am not on this path alone, that others are sharing the journey that sometimes seems so difficult. I have also been reminded of the importance of daily practice and I will do that. The whole program has been an incredible experience for me. Thank you!” — Lorraine Plauth, retired teacher, Voorheesville, NY
“I have found the pranayama (breathing practices) especially easy to introduce in a clinical setting. Some people have benefited quickly in unexpected and transformative ways.” — Liz Brenner, LICSW, LFYP, Watertown, MA
“I have gained an incredible opening and clearing of old obstructions. I hope to return to my life and fill this opening with things I love to do and that give me joy!” — Lisa Shine, administrative assistant, Ballston Lake, NY
“My patients can now have the same effects as many medications without having to actually take medication!” — Deborah Lubetkin, PSY.D, LFYP, West Caldwell, NJ
“I feel profoundly transformed, both physically and emotionally. The connection between mind, body and spirit was clearly evident to me, but revealed to me through this workshop as an integrally vital link to overall health.” — Nadine Richardson, program manager at rehab agency, Monroe, CT
“I integrate strategies like mantra tones and pranayama, but above all I invite myself and those I teach to cultivate svadhyaya, to practice self-observation without judgment.” — Barbara Sherman, RYT 200, LFYP, Tucson, AZ
“I have gained a softer heart, more receptive mind, and tools to enrich both personal and professional aspects of my life.” – Regina Trailweaver, LICSW, clinical social worker, Hancock, VT.
“I began a fantasy during the meditation exercise... almost as if I’d been there. It’s now an on-going work of fiction.” — Serian Strauss, Tanzania
“My life is already changed! I will use the tools I learned in my own practice and in my work. I feel safe and seen.” — Susan Andrea Weiner, MA, teacher/expressive arts facilitator, El Cerrito, CA.
“My personal practice will change, as well as my yoga classes. I have a better understanding of yoga!” — Andrea Gattuso, RYT, Yoga Teacher, Hackettstown, N.J.
“This workshop helped me rededicate my energies and begin to work through some of the blocks I’ve felt creatively.” — Steve Mark, college professor, New Haven, CT
“I learned lots of ways to reduce the anxiety and depression of my patients and myself.” – Aviva Sinvany-Nubel, PhD, APN, CNSC, RN, psychotherapist, Bridgewater, N.J.
“I have found the LFYP training to be incredibly useful in giving people specific tools to use in maintaining physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance, and further opening their intuitive abilities.” — Nancy Windheart, RYT-200, LFYP, Reiki Master, Animal communication teacher, Prescott, AZ
“Giving my clients a strategy and permission to quiet their minds and rebalance the sympathetic nervous system has been very beneficial to them and in our work together.” — Sue Dilsworth, PhD, RYT 200, LFYP, Allendale, MI
“This program changed my life in a significant way. It helped me connect with the spirit which is something you can’t get from psychotherapy and medication.” – G. W., artist, Pittsburgh, PA
“I utilize the LFY techniques in both a class room setting and one-on-one environment. The skills have infused my teachings with compassion, mindfulness, and awareness.” — Kat Larsen, CYT, LFYP
“Yoga Skills for Therapists is the ideal resource for those who want to bring yoga practices into psychotherapy or healthcare. Weintraub, a leader in the field of yoga therapy, offers evidence-based, easy-to-introduce strategies for managing anxiety, improving mood, and relieving suffering. Helpful clinical insights and case examples emphasize safety, trust, and skillful adaptation to the individual, making it easy to apply the wisdom of yoga effectively in the therapeutic context.” — Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author, Yoga for Pain Relief, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Yoga Therapy
“A client who returned said, "When I came before, you helped me understand and get where I wanted to go. Now you show me yoga practices I use to help myself understand and get where I want to go.” — Sherry Rubin, LCSW, BCD, LFYP, Downingtown, PA
I absolutely love this stuff! I have been using it with my clients and I am just finding it to be so incredibly helpful. There seriously something for everything. Although I am not as skilled as I hope to be someday, even at my level of training I’m finding that I am beginning to figure out what to do. It just blows my mind! - Christine Brudnicki, MS, LPC
“Words do not do justice to all that I learned. This workshop changed my life!” — Jen Nolan, Teacher, Cortland, NY
“This workshop has changed so much — my self-image and my life. My own heart’s desire is 100% clear. I gained tools to help myself and others to live life fully.” — Marcia Siegel, Yoga teacher, therapist, Carlsbad, CA.
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