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LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood Practitioner Annual Training Retreat

Tools for those suffering from depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Training for Yoga Teachers and Mental Health Professionals.

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, and tools to support your clients and students in reconnecting with their wholeness.

Setting: Training is held in Tucson, Arizona, at the Redemptorist Renewal Center. This beautiful property sits adjacent to Saguaro National Park, amidst the foothills of the Tucson Mountains, and offers incredible Sonoran desert vistas, ancient petroglyphs, hiking trails, a swimming pool, labyrinth, and more for recreation and spiritual renewal. A truly amazing part of the world!

Training Schedule for Level 1 Tucson

Details on taking the training for Certification here. If you have any questions please contact Rose Kress at info@yogafordepression.com.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds, less a $250 fee, are available if canceled by November 30th. After December 1st, no refunds available.

Register for the Jan 11-18, 2019 Level 1 LifeForce Yoga Annual Practitioner Training Retreat today.

Please note, tuition and accommodations can be purchased separately, but registration is only complete upon payment for BOTH. Payment for accommodations is needed to reserve your spot at the training.

Payment plans are available. All payments must be completed prior to arrival at the training.
Questions? Contact info@yogafordepression.com

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NEW! Level 2 Online Training

Our NEW online LFYP Level 2 Practitioner training will increase your proficiency in LFY techniques, connect you with peers, and provide you with all the tools you need to lead the LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood Weekend Workshop. LifeForce Yoga is growing, and you can be in a position of leadership in your home community.

This Online course takes place over six months. We will meet as a group twice a month for two hours and you will meet with an accountability partner four times each month for one hour. During our large group sessions, we will go over teaching tools, process pieces, the techniques behind delivery, as well as troubleshooting, feedback, and Q&A. You will receive scripts and access to recordings. In your weekly accountability partner sessions, you will practice specific techniques, discuss your homework, and give each other feedback.

As your homework, you are expected to lead students/clients (or friends if that helps you feel more comfortable) through specific practices to help you gain proficiency. This will provide you with the opportunity to share LifeForce Yoga in your community while making money. You will be given detailed forms to document your one-on-one sessions, as well as your teaching.

Weekly office hours, via Zoom, with Rose will be available during this course. Participants will maintain a daily practice of the techniques to support you through the program.

Upon graduation, you will be able to lead the LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood weekend workshop, totaling 12 – 14 hours. You will also be listed in a special section of the website as a LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood Teacher, with your bio, picture, and contact information. This program is the feeder course for the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training. LifeForce Yoga will support you in providing handouts for the workshop, flyers, a detailed format, promotion of scheduled workshops via the website, social media, and emails blasts, and scripts for outreach to studios. LifeForce Yoga may even be able provide you with connections to local yoga studios that are looking for this workshop. The Licensing Fee for leading the workshop is 15% of your Net for any LFYtMtYM workshop led.

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Dates:

We will begin as soon as we have 10 registered participants. A deposit will hold your space. The days and times of our meetings will be determined via a survey, so that we can have maximum attendance on the live sessions. If there are more than 10, a second group will be created.

Cost:

$2,000, or 6 installments of $365

If you are a Level 2 graduate and are interested in the program, you may take the course for $1,000.

CEUs:

Yoga Alliance CEUs: 48
NASW CEUs: Pending

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Mentoring

To receive a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner – Level 1 Certification, after completing the 7-day residency or the modular LFYP training, applicants will need to complete 3 mentoring sessions with a LifeForce Yoga Mentor. The mentoring process is meant to support applicants in integrating LifeForce Yoga practices. Sessions are supportive and inspiring.

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Module C – Mentoring

LifeForce Yoga Mentoring (6 Hours, one-on-one) $589

You will be integrating LifeForce Yoga into your practice (personal and professional), working with individuals and/or groups and receiving an empowering form of supervision. Scheduled at your and your mentor’s convenience.

To receive a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner – Level 1 Certification, after completing the 7-day residency or Modules A & B, applicants will need to complete 3 mentoring sessions with a LifeForce Yoga Mentor. The mentoring process is meant to support applicants in integrating LifeForce Yoga practices. Sessions are supportive and inspiring.

You will be integrating LifeForce Yoga into your practice (personal and professional), working with individuals and/or groups and receiving an empowering form of supervision. Scheduled at your and your mentor’s convenience.

  • Select a mentor. All mentors are available for a 30 minute free consultation/interview.
  • 3 session plans sent to your mentor by email (may be classes, workshops, or individual sessions – a variety is recommended, if possible).
  • 3 self-mentoring reports sent to your mentor by email.
  • 3 live mentoring sessions (in person or by phone). Sessions are 1.5 hours long.
  • As a part of your mentoring, you are responsible for demonstrating competency in four areas. You will be asked to demonstrate these techniques as a part of your mentoring sessions:
    1. Cueing to direct sensation
    2. Meeting the Mood
    3. Stair Step Breathing
    4. Bhavana
    5. Mantra

Prerequisite: Modules A & B OR 7-Day LifeForce Yoga Level 1 Training
Find full details on the training in three modules here.

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Yoga to Manage Your Mood: LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training Module A – Experiential

Date: February 24 — 28, 2017
Location: Mount Eden Retreat Center

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)
  • Visualizations to enhance affirmation, intention, and postures (bhavana & sankalpa)
  • Meditation practices to focus the mind – LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditation
  • Deep restoration (yoga nidra)
  • Yogic self-inquiry for negative self-talk
  • Enjoy the blessing and deep healing of Kirtan with Dalien aka 13 Hands

Full details, including a song from 13 Hands, here.

 

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.

Program begins after dinner on the 24th and ends just before lunch on the 28th.

The training fee includes extended hours, training materials, lodging, and accommodations. Rooms have shared baths.
Roommates for Double, Triple, and Dorm rooms will be assigned. If you choose to attend with a friend, please include a note with your registration.
If you have any questions, please contact Rose Kress, rose@yogafordepression.com

Please note: the commuter fee includes three meals a day.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds, less a $150 processing fee, are available if cancelled by Jan 15, 2017. No refunds will be granted thereafter.

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What People Say

“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 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
“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 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 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
“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 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
“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 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
“I gained tools for working with my own depression and with my clients’ depressions.” — Robert Sgona, LCSW, RYT, psychotherapist, Yoga teacher, Camden, ME.
“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
“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 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
“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
“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
“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 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
“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 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
“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
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