Join LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute Director Rose Kress, as she leads a 1 hour LifeForce Yoga practice. This class will support you in balancing your mood. We practice setting intention, breathing, movement, sound, body sensing and a short relaxation. This class ends with the chant Atma Hrdaye (words and translation found below). Ātma hŗdaye…
In this issue we focus on a new book about adaptive yoga, so important now that people come to yoga for therapeutic reasons—not just for enlightenment! We also talk pleasure in telling you about an important study, recently published in the Journal for Anxiety and Depression, that compares yoga therapy (individual sessions rather than group classes) with treatment as usual for anxiety and depression.
A shift in posture can be enough to create a paradigm shift in mood. In fact, the act of bringing awareness to the habitual patterns that inform our posture, even in something as simple as how you are sitting as you read this, can be enough to reduce the anxiety you may be feeling at…
From LifeForce Yoga® to Beat the Blues, Level 1 with Amy Weintraub the author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists. In this practice Amy leads you through a centering meditation that includes Yogic Three-Part Breathing (Dirga), Ocean-Sounding Victory Breath (Ujjayi), and mantra chanting. Let Amy guide you to align your heart’s will with…
This video practice is an excerpt from LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues – Level 1 DVD with Amy Weintraub, the author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists. In this video Amy leads you through a centering meditation that includes Yogic Three-Part Breathing (Dirga), Ocean-Sounding Victory Breath (Ujjayi), and mantra chanting. Let Amy…
From LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues, Level 1 with Amy Weintraub author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists. Let Amy lead you in this simple LifeForce Yoga breathing exercise that can help sweep away cobwebs of lethargy and bring more energy into your life. Try it when you first get out of…
From LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues, Level 1 with Amy Weintraub author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists. In this practice Amy leads you through an energizing sequence of Yoga warm-up poses including a simple twist, spinal flexes in “Flying Cow,” a gentle backbend with a mantra, and Downward-Facing Dog Pose. The…
From LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues, Level 1 with Amy Weintraub author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists. In this practice Amy leads you through an energizing sequence of standing yoga postures that includes a half sun salutation with a lunge and mantras for calm strength. These yoga techniques will help with…
From LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues, Level 2 with Amy Weintraub author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists. In this practice Amy leads you through a heart-opening, back-bending series accompanied by mantras. Poses Include a belly-down warm-up for Cobra, Cobra, Downward-Facing Dog, Camel, and Mountain Breath. The 75-minute DVD includes: Programmable Chapters shot…
From LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues, Level 2 with Amy Weintraub. Intention helps to direct your yoga and meditation practice so that you will be more effective at getting results. Allow an intention for your practice and your life to reveal itself, as Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for…
From LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues, Level 2 with Amy Weintraub. In this video Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists leads you through a brief standing breathing practice exercise to clear your mind and open your heart. The 75-minute DVD includes: Programmable Chapters shot in HD Music from Master Charles…
“Words do not do justice to all that I learned. This workshop changed my life!” — Jen Nolan, Teacher, Cortland, 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
“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 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 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 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 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
“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 gained perspective of who I am in the world and this will change my life significantly.” — Mary Ford, artist, Southport, 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
“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
“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
“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 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 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 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 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
“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 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 gained tools for working with my own depression and with my clients’ depressions.” — Robert Sgona, LCSW, RYT, psychotherapist, Yoga teacher, Camden, ME.
“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.
“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 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