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January 2016

LifeForce Yoga: Live Your Bliss!

January 29, 2016 - January 31, 2016
Kripalu Center, Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01266 United States

Be More Than Your Mood with Yoga.Beneath our aches and pains and shifting moods, we are bliss. Let the author of Yoga for Depression guide you through a menu of yoga practices to shine through the clouds of unknowing to release whatever blocks you from remembering who you truly are. Come home to the joy that is your birthright. Come home to your radiant Self. At the end of this workshop, meet yourself shining in the mirror. You will be…

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Balancing Mood with LifeForce Yoga, Carolyn Bagdoyan, RYT 200, LFYP

January 30, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Body Grace Fitness and Yoga, 215 Mill St. NE
Vienna, VA 22180 United States

This class brings yoga postures, breath exercises, visual imagery, affirmations, mantra and meditative practices together in an integrated way to help balance mood.  The techniques help relieve stress, drawing the mind and body into a greater sense of balance, and a calmer, more focused state of being.  The LifeForce Yoga protocol is also used by health and yoga professionals worldwide to help treat, support, and empower individuals working through symptoms of depression and anxiety. Please reserve a spot with Jan at info@bodygrace.com.

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October 2016

Integrative LifeForce Yoga Class

October 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Soul Movement Yoga Studio, 3612 S. Southeastern Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57103 United States

This class is a multi-layered practice that meets the individual’s mood, then helps to shift the mood thus releasing the constrictions... and uncovering one’s true self – the precious being they really are. Through movement (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), mantra (sound) and mudra (hand gestures) people get in touch with their bodies and begin to ‘feel’ again.

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LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditation

October 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Soul Movement Yoga Studio, 3612 S. Southeastern Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57103 United States

This class offers techniques that combine several strategies to focus and clear the mind. There is empirical evidence that along with anxiety and depression, this practice helps those who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), characterized by intrusive and repetitive thoughts. The technique engages the mind with sound and breath and hand gestures called mudras. Experienced meditators can benefit from these techniques too.

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November 2016

Yoga for Mood Management: LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training, Part A – Experiential

November 11, 2016 - November 15, 2016
Soul of Yoga, 627 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States

This Experiential workshop is open to all with yoga experience and is Part A of a 3-Part certification course to become a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner – level 1. Learn an empowering, evidence-based Yoga protocol for self-care and to help students and clients focus, relax, and have greater access to feeling states. You will experience all aspects of LifeForce Yoga, including pranayama, kriya, asana, nada yoga (sound), bhavana (visual imagery) sankalpa (intention/affirmation), meditation, and non-dual self-inquiry. There will also be opportunities…

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January 2017

LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Training For Mood Management – Level 1

January 15, 2017 - January 22, 2017
Desert Redemptorist Renewal Center, 7101 West Picture Rocks Road
Tucson, AZ 85743 United States

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 self-care techniques,…

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February 2017

Yoga for Mood Management: Retreat & Training

February 24, 2017 - February 28, 2017
Mount Eden Retreat Center, 56 Mill Pond Road
Washington, NJ 07882 United States

Led by Rose Kress & Debbie Lubetkin with Kathleen Williams Featuring Saturday night Kirtan with Dalien aka 13 Hands Take time to dive into LifeForce Yoga for Mood Management. This retreat offers self-care strategies for stress reduction and bliss building. Students will practice LifeForce Yoga techniques in group setting as well as one-on-one. During this mid-winter retreat you will learn: Breathing practices to energize and clear (pranayama & kriya) Sound practices to deactivate the limbic system (mantra & nada yoga)…

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March 2017

Yoga for Mood Management: LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Training, Part A – Experiential

March 29, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Paradise Island, Nassau Bahamas

This Experiential workshop is open to all with yoga experience and is Part A of a 3-Part certification course to become a LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner – level 1. Learn an empowering, evidence-based Yoga protocol for self-care and to help students and clients focus, relax, and have greater access to feeling states. You will experience all aspects of LifeForce Yoga®, including pranayama, kriya, asana, nada yoga (sound), bhavana (visual imagery) sankalpa (intention/affirmation), meditation, and non-dual self-inquiry. There will also be opportunities…

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April 2017

LifeForce Yoga Practices for Calming & Balancing Mood

April 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Dempsey Center, 29 Lowell St
Lewsiton, ME 04240 United States

Join Registered Yoga Teacher and Mentor for a workshop including breathwork, movement, mantra, and guided meditation to meet the winter blues! Calming and warming practices will be led to bring a sense of balance and ease to get through the winter doldrums. A relaxation guided meditation will close the workshop. Call to Register: 207 795-8250

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Internal Family Systems Therapy Goes to the Mat with LifeForce Yoga®: 3 Days of Healing Body, Mind, Heart & Soul

April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Whitney Towers, 275 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472 United States

Online Registration We will combine yoga practices for accessing Self energy, meeting our parts, with deep self-inquiry and discovery. Through yoga practices appropriate in clinical settings such as: pranayama breathing, meditations, mudras, mantras, movement, guided imagery, deep relaxation, experiential exercises, demonstrations and discussion, participants will explore the combination of Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and LifeForce Yoga® practices. Throughout the weekend you will experience how the integration of these two models enhances the healing process. Nurture your parts and your whole being. You will leave feeling relaxed…

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July 2017

LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Training For Mood Management – Level 1

July 9, 2017 - July 16, 2017
Kripalu Center, Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01266 United States

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 self-care techniques,…

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September 2017

LifeForce® Yoga Practitioner Training for Depression & Anxiety – Level 1

September 10, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Yogaville Satchidananda Ashram, 108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, VA 23921 United States

Online Registration The LifeForce® Yoga Practitioner (LFYP)Training is open to all and offers certification for health care and yoga professionals.  On other pages on this website you will find mood management support through workshops, individual sessions, research, books and audio visual materials for those with depression, anxiety, chronic pain and a history of trauma and for the professionals who serve them. In the LFYP Training, you will learn an evidence-based practice for both depression and anxiety,  as well as ancient…

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LifeForce Yoga® Wednesday Nights in Victoria, BC

September 13, 2017 - October 18, 2017
mokasanayoga, #500-3 Fan Tan Alley
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3G9 Canada

Learn an evidenced-based yoga protocol to manage stress, anxiety, and depression. Balance your body, mind and spirit using poses, breathwork, meditation, sound and other yogic practices. Leave feeling relaxed, inspired and empowered. Suitable for anybody wishing a deeper connection to themselves. We’ll practice: Pranayama and kriya breathing techniques that regulate the emotions Meditations that lift the mood Creating Affirmation (sankalpa) LifeForce Yoga® Chakra Clearing Meditation Tones that regulate the emotions (mantras) Yoga asanas suitable for multilevel practitioners You will leave…

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LifeForce Yoga Meditation Series

September 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Welcome the season and join us for a new series of meditation classes to reduce stress & promote inner calm, wisdom, wakefulness, and joy. Based on the work of Amy Weintraub, LifeForce Yoga practices work intentionally on balancing the mood, allowing practitioners to develop their own unique practice to meet the mood as it arrives. Beginners welcome! No meditation or yoga experience is required. NOTE: This is a free offering to the whole community, no registration or Y membership required.…

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October 2017

LifeForce Yoga Grounding Practices for Stress & Anxiety

October 1, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
JaiPure Yoga, 575 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States

This 2-hour workshop will introduce participants to the dynamic effects of LifeForce Yoga for grounding anxiety and managing daily stressors. Based on the work of Amy Weintraub, LifeForce Yoga practices work intentionally on balancing the mood, allowing practitioners to develop their own unique practice to meet the mood as it arrives. This workshop will include some background and research on Yoga & the mood, and will also move through a LifeForce Yoga class sequence designed to meet and balance anxious…

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Accessible Yoga Conference San Francisco 2017

October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Online Registration Join Rose Kress and LifeForce Yoga in San Francisco! LifeForce Yoga combines ancient yogic techniques that are informed by current research to support students in managing anxiety, depression, feelings of loss, stress, low self-esteem, and trauma. The tools are accessible; they do not require a yoga mat for practice and/or can be woven into a yoga mat practice.  Through LifeForce Yoga, learn how you are so much more than your current mood state and the swing of energy…

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Yoga for Mood Management: LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training, Part A – Experiential

October 27, 2017 - October 31, 2017
Soul of Yoga, 627 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA 92024 United States

Online Registration This Experiential workshop is open to all with yoga experience and is Part A of a 3-Part certification course to become a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner – level 1. Learn an empowering, evidence-based Yoga protocol for self-care and to help students and clients focus, relax, and have greater access to feeling states. You will experience all aspects of LifeForce Yoga, including pranayama, kriya, asana, nada yoga (sound), bhavana (visual imagery) sankalpa (intention/affirmation), meditation, and non-dual self-inquiry. There will also…

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November 2017

Yoga Skills for Therapists: Applications for Anxiety and Depression—No Mat Required!

November 2, 2017 - November 3, 2017
Wosk Auditorium, Jewish Community Centre, 950 W 41st Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 2N7 Canada

Online Registration Practice your clinical specialty more effectively when you 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. LifeForce Yoga has been successfully utilized in health care settings with diverse populations, demonstrating its usefulness in relieving emotional distress and dysregulation. In the process of learning Yoga practices to help clients increase self-efficacy and self-compassion and…

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Webinar Series Launch!

November 16, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Coming to a Screen Near You! We are pleased to announce a free webinar series on LifeForce Yoga! Every two months, LifeForce Yoga Director Rose Kress will feature a new guest in a free one-hour webinar open to the public. These webinars discuss LifeForce Yoga tools, techniques, and their application in different settings. Register today to reserve your spot, space is limited! Once registered, the recording will be available to watch for one week. After that, the webinar will be available…

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Half Day LifeForce Yoga Retreat

November 19, 2017

Take some time for yourself as we head into the holiday season. Learn tools that will increase your ability to cope with stress, families, sadness, despair and/or anxieties. Learn how these tools work and how to select the best one for each concern. Learn to breathe, settle the nervous system, and empower yourself. Lastly, do a little self-inquiry with what matters. Mostly, relax in an atmosphere of calm, essential oils, and of course, snacks. Fee $55. Bring warm socks, a…

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January 2018

LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Training For Mood Management – Level 1

January 21, 2018 - January 28, 2018
Desert Redemptorist Renewal Center, 7101 West Picture Rocks Road
Tucson, AZ 85743 United States

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 self-care techniques,…

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March 2018

Yoga for Mood Management: LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Training, Part A – Experiential

March 31, 2018 - April 4, 2018
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Paradise Island, Nassau Bahamas

This Experiential workshop is open to all with yoga experience and is Part A of a 3-Part certification course to become a LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner – level 1. Learn an empowering, evidence-based Yoga protocol for self-care and to help students and clients focus, relax, and have greater access to feeling states. You will experience all aspects of LifeForce Yoga®, including pranayama, kriya, asana, nada yoga (sound), bhavana (visual imagery) sankalpa (intention/affirmation), meditation, and non-dual self-inquiry. There will also be opportunities…

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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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May 2019

Yoga for Mood Management: LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training, Bahamas! with Rose Kress and Alyce Wellons

May 20, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Paradise Island, Nassau Bahamas

Online Registration This Experiential workshop is open to all and is Part A of a 3-Part certification course to become a Level 1 LifeForce Yoga Practitioner. 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…

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What People Say

“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
“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
“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.
“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 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 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
“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.
“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 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
“Words do not do justice to all that I learned. This workshop changed my life!” — Jen Nolan, Teacher, Cortland, NY
“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 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 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
“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
“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 gained perspective of who I am in the world and this will change my life significantly.” — Mary Ford, artist, Southport, CT
“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.
“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.
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
“I gained tools for working with my own depression and with my clients’ depressions.” — Robert Sgona, LCSW, RYT, psychotherapist, Yoga teacher, Camden, ME.
“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 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
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