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LFYP News Issue 19

Dearest LFYPs- Here at LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute in Tucson, we have been hard at work with trainings, workshops, updates to manuals and new articles, and based on your correspondence and Facebook posts, you’ve been working hard too. We think of you often and hope that you are all thriving. There are a number of…

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Important Announcement for LFYPs

Dear LFYPs, We hope you are thriving!  What follows is important information about the changes in the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training, how they effect you, and what to do to maintain your listing as a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner on the website. As a result of changing standards in the Yoga Therapy community and feedback from…

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Important Announcement for LFYPs

Dear LFYPs, We’ll be sending a regular newsletter soon.  Meanwhile, please read below for important announcements concerning training changes and opportunities, the new manual, LifeForce Yoga listed as “teaching influence” by IAYT and what that means for you, and coming to SYTAR & SYR in Boston. A loving namasté, Amy & Rose LFYP Page Update…

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LFYP News Issue 18

Note from Amy Dear Ones, Happy Thanksgiving, dear LifeForce Yoga Family.  I am grateful for each of your contributions to the practice of LifeForce Yoga.  I have always said, learn the basics, then make it your own, and in following our Facebook page, I know that many of you are doing just that.  Here’s something…

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LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training Level 2 Invite

Dear Ones, After teaching at Yogaville outside of Charlottesville, VA a couple of weeks ago, I went up to see the Lotus Conference Center, the mountain top ashram, we have rented for our level 2 training in April. It’s 9/10 of mile from the current ashram, and I was worried that it might be too…

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LFYP News Issue 17

In this Issue: Message from Amy Message from Rose Level 1 Graduates Level 2 Announcement Facebook Announcement Transcending Trauma New Yoga Blog of Children LFYP Opens Donation Based Yoga Studio in Michigan Message from Amy Dear Ones, I’m excited about a host of new projects from research underway.  In addition to the studies on which…

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LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training – Level 2

Register Today for $50 off! Level 2 continues training in the Yogic strategies for balancing mood, with more practice teaching. The emphasis here is working one-on-one and leading workshops. Level 2 will focus on developing skill levels in assessing, teaching and working with students and clients in groups and individually to facilitate and empower them…

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LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Update – Issue 16

Contents Message from Amy Message from Rose Congratulations to New LFYP Graduates Interview with Bucky Farquhar by Ashley Lynn Caputo, LFYP-2 Level 2 Practitioner Training Message from Amy Dear LFYPs, I hope this message finds you in good spirits. This is a busy time here since the new book from W.W. Norton will be out…

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What People Say

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