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June 2018

LifeForce Yoga for Mood Management Afternoon Retreat

June 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Delta Mind Body Center, 2014 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States

with Jennifer Cox, CMT, CYT June 3, 12 - 4pm Do you or someone you know suffer from anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder? Your True Nature Is Neither Depressed Nor Anxious Evidence-based LifeForce Yoga Tools can help. You are invited to an afternoon retreat featuring LifeForce Yoga practices for Compassionate Mood Management, intentionally designed to work with and manage mood. LifeForce Yoga is a practice of compassion that creates a big enough container to embrace and accept all…

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$49

Stress Busters!

June 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2018

Online, Your Home 85719

Best Practices for Managing Anxiety Anxiety is that monster in our minds that eats up our energy by drawing our attention elsewhere. It keeps us awake at night to think about things that we have already thought about. It distracts us from being present to loved ones and keeps us from doing things that we loved. Yet, this doesn’t have to be our story, we can tame that monster in the mind. This two-session course teaches the best yoga practices…

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July 2018

LifeForce Yoga® for Mood Management: I Am Bliss and So Are You

July 6, 2018 - July 8, 2018
Kripalu Center, Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01266 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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$90

From Darkness to Light: Reconnecting with Your Spirit

July 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Temperence Center, 453 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY 10709 United States

with Rose Kress, ERYT-500, C-IAYT, Director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute Are you feeling Anxious, Disconnected, Dispirited? LifeForce Yoga offers a pathway home to who you are inside, beneath worries, labels, & changing moods. In this workshop you will gain clarity and insight into your spiritual pathway.  We will use ancient yogic practices adapted for accessibility & informed by current research. Tools Include: Breathing Practices (pranayama & kriya) to clear your personal space Intention & Affirmation Setting (sankalpa) to…

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Life in Transition: LifeForce Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

July 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - July 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Angel Retreat and Creative Center, 10005 Community Hall Rd
Union Pier, MI 49129 United States

with Linda Mackay, Reg. SW, CYT, LFYP-2 Are you facing a transition in life, one you are choosing to initiate or one that has presented itself? This weekend is designed for anyone, at anytime in life's changing landscape. The retreat will help you let go of old stories and break out of patterns that no longer serve you. The practices will help transform energy, increasing your internal resources and offering tools to use day to day as you move through…

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September 2018

$49

Energy Boosters! Best Practices for Managing Depression

September 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 12, 2018

Online, Your Home 85719

Depression is that heaviness that weighs upon our spirit and our energy. It takes away our energy and zaps our joy. Depression distracts us from being present to loved ones and keeps us from doing the things that we love. We don’t have to be locked into this pattern of being. We can break this cycle and allow light into our lives. This two-session course teaches the best yoga practices to reduce depression, without the need for a yoga mat.…

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$49

Energy Boosters! Best Practices for Managing Depression

September 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until September 12, 2018

Online, Your Home 85719

Depression is that heaviness that weighs upon our spirit and our energy. It takes away our energy and zaps our joy. Depression distracts us from being present to loved ones and keeps us from doing the things that we love. We don’t have to be locked into this pattern of being. We can break this cycle and allow light into our lives. This two-session course teaches the best yoga practices to reduce depression, without the need for a yoga mat.…

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LifeForce Yoga® to Manage Your Mood with Amy Weintraub

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018
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 2018

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

November 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Asana Studio, 5701 Yukon Street
Arvada, CO 80002 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. Nearly twenty years of research, thirty years of practice, and Amy’s recovery from a debilitating depression inform this LifeForce Yoga protocol of evidence-based yoga practices. Through breathing practices that energize and elevate depressed mood, easy postures that balance the…

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Bliss Meditation for Mood Management with Amy Weintraub

November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sacred Space, 3202 East 1st  | Tucson
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States

Amy presents an affirming meditation evening at Sacred Space in Tucson. This is a free "Sunday Gathering" event, with live music to start. Come home to the peace within you. LifeForce Yoga offers effective mood management support for those suffering from depression, anxiety, chronic pain, trauma, AND for the professionals who serve them. All abilities and levels are always welcome. 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…

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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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February 2019

LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditation with Deborah Lubetkin

February 1, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 am
Qwell Meditation, 493 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States

In this class, students will have the opportunity to delve into the physical, emotional, and spiritual expression of each chakra, using integrative LifeForce Yoga techniques. This is a calming and grounding practice that helps to clear energetic obstructions and connect us to our own energetic patterns.  The intention of this workshop is to help students transition into a deeper silent meditation practice. No prior meditation or yoga experience required.

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Emotions and Essential Oils with Rose Kress

February 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, Your Home 85719

FREE webinar to learn how essential oils interact and influence our moods and emotions. Have you ever noticed that how you feel impacts everything? Our emotions can be like a roller coaster even when things around us are calm. Having as many mental health tools as possible at our disposal can change everything. This webinar looks at the links between our emotions and essential oils and how something as simple as smelling an oil can change your outlook. Our sense…

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March 2019

LifeForce Yoga to Meet the Anxious Mood with Deborah Lubetkin

March 9, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Yoga Studio at Club Fit, 584 North State Road
Barcliff Manor, NY 10510 United States

With the significant increase in stress-related disorders in the Western world, teachers need to be even more aware of the many expressions of anxiety that show up in our yoga studios and in our lives. This workshop will help the teacher understand anxiety from a yogic framework to better observe and respond to students who show up in anxious states. We will discuss the stress response and how it relates to anxiety, address the myths in the yoga world related…

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Meditation for Beginners with Rose Kress

March 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 20, 2019

Online, Your Home 85719

Over and over the benefits of meditation are touted through experience and research. We know that it does amazing things for our brains, our moods, and even our DNA. Still, all this positive research doesn’t make meditation easier or more accessible for those of us that struggle. In addition, when we are suffering from anxiety, depression, or other mood disorders, practices like mindfulness are contraindicated. What we need is specialized meditation practices. Welcome to Mediation for Beginners or “meditation for people…

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Meditation for Beginners with Rose Kress

March 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 20, 2019

Online, Your Home 85719

Over and over the benefits of meditation are touted through experience and research. We know that it does amazing things for our brains, our moods, and even our DNA. Still, all this positive research doesn’t make meditation easier or more accessible for those of us that struggle. In addition, when we are suffering from anxiety, depression, or other mood disorders, practices like mindfulness are contraindicated. What we need is specialized meditation practices. Welcome to Mediation for Beginners or “meditation for people…

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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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LifeForce Yoga for Stress and Anxiety with Liz Albanis

March 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hark Yoga, Unit 6/1031 Burwood Highway
Ferntree Gully, Victoria Australia

Stress and anxiety are those monsters in our minds that eat up our energy by drawing our attention elsewhere. Stealing our sleep as we lay awake overthinking...distracting us from being fully present with loved ones...keeping us from doing things the things we enjoy...sound familiar? The good news is this doesn’t have to be our story, we have the power to tame the mind monsters. This workshop will teach you the best yoga practices to reduce stress and anxiety incorporating techniques…

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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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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

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