Amy in the Media

Amy interviewed on Whole Self Health Radio

Amy Weintraub, the author of Yoga For Depression, is known for her work in applying yoga and yoga breathing with mood disorders. Amy will enlighten us on the physiologic response of the body when using yoga in this way.

Yoga Journal Interviews Amy Weintraub

Yoga teacher Amy Weintraub, the author of Yoga for Depression, has been bringing together yoga and mental health care for more than two decades, training therapists and yoga teachers to use breathing exercises, simple mantras, meditation, and yoga nidra (yogic sleep) in clinical settings. Her new book, Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood…

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Yoga Teacher Magazine Interviews Amy Weintraub

Yoga Teacher Magazine interviews Amy about her personal journey through depression to become a yoga teacher dedicated to helping others heal from depression, and then an author, researcher and trainer of yoga and mental health professionals in the use of yoga to manage mood.

Amy on Safe Space Radio

Dr. Anne Hallward interviews senior yoga teacher and author, Amy Weintraub about her own experience of depression and how yoga helped her get off medication and live in a more joyous, passionate and heartfelt way. Amy describes how yoga helps with depression on all levels, biologically, emotionally, physically and spiritually. She refers to studies showing…

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Refresh, Renewed, Excited

Yoga weekend focuses on mood improvement, by Susan Van Dongen When Amy Weintraub, director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute and author of the bestselling Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books, 2004) took her first course in teaching yoga, she had no intention of becoming a teacher herself, let alone one of the pioneers in merging…

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Amy Weintraub on Arizona Public Media

Yoga Teacher Treats Her Own Depression, Shows Others Scientific research shows that yoga as a means of therapy can be an effective treatment for depression, says a Tucson yoga therapist and yoga teacher. Amy Weintraub says she was able to stop taking medication for depression, replacing it with meditation and her yoga practice many years…

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Journey to Well-Being

Originally published by Huffington Post By Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. New Light on Yoga for Depression and Anxiety “Maintaining order rather than correcting disorder is the ultimate principle of wisdom.” — Nei Jing, 2nd Cent. B.C. Do human beings have the capacity to cultivate happiness and emotional equilibrium by learning to fine tune mind and…

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Weekend Workshop with Amy Weintraub

By Francine Kelley –  Originally published on the Temple of Kriya Yoga website Amy Weintraub, who recovered from years of depression when she began practicing yoga nearly 25 years ago , has dedicated many years to refining the techniques for mood management, which she has shared through workshops around the world and through her popular…

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Interview with Jeffrey Davis

December 20, 2011 by Jeffrey Davis – Originally published at Amy Weintraub Interview: Creativity + Emotions + Yoga Moods can mangle our creativity. Just ask AMY WEINTRAUB. Over 15 years ago, Amy was a depressed novelist living in New York City. Near-paralyzed by depression, she went on anti-depressants and hoped for a miracle. Instead,…

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Originally published by Huffington Post By Eva Norlyk Smith How Yoga Helps Combat Depression Depression affects 121 million people worldwide. In the U.S. alone, as much as 10 percent of the population is being treated with antidepressants during any given year, and antidepressant use in this country has more than doubled since 1996. But are…

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Divine Divorce

Originally published by Huffington Post By Liz Mandarano I am always struck by how often celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Uma Thurman and Michelle Williams credit yoga as helping them through painful divorces and break-ups. Divorce, even at its most amicable, can cause an enormous amount of stress, anger, worry, confusion, and resentment — and…

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“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 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 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.
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“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
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