We’ll explore the ancient wisdom of Yoga with attention to current research, learning evidence-based aspects of Yoga appropriate for a clinical setting. These include body sensing, sound, breath, imagery, meditation, and affirmations that arise from the client’s authentic experience of self. And we’ll practice ways you can introduce Yogic techniques in the treatment room—neither mat nor touch necessary! You’ll learn evidence-based Yogic strategies to help clients focus, relax, and have greater access to feeling states.
In the process of learning Yogic techniques to help clients manage their moods and increase self-efficacy, you will also be practicing tools for self-care.
This workshop is designed for all level of Yoga practitioners, including beginners. Every day will include easy and accessible movement, yogic breathing, and meditation or guided relaxation.
Along with didactic components and practice, the format will include emotional process from a Yogic perspective in dyads and small groups.
Recommended Reading/Practice: Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books), Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton, 2012), LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues – level 1 & level 2 (DVD) LifeForce Yoga CD Series.
Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT-500
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.
July 20-24, 2015
Cape Cod Institute