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Issue 14

LifeForce Yoga® for Depression News & Research In This Issue NEWS: Tucson Retreat & Training Enrollment NEWS: LifeForce Yoga® Tele-Classes RESEARCH: Sudharshan Kriya & PTSD RESEARCH: ‘No Separation’ Extends to Depression & Anxiety RESEARCH: Bellows Breath Enhances Human Performance CALENDAR BOOK REVIEW: Happiness Beyond Thought BOOK REVIEW: Buddha Is As Buddha Does RESOURCES – LifeForce…

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Issue 13

Issue: # 13 Summer/2007 In This Issue NEWS – Expanded Tucson Retreat & Training RESEARCH – GABA Levels Elevated RESEARCH – Oxytocin Effective for Autism Research – Yoga Decreases Depression in the Elderly CALENDAR – Upcoming Hightlights REVIEW – Listening from the Heart of Silence REVIEW – The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy…

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Issue 12

LifeForce Yoga® for Depression Research & News Issue: # 12 Spring/Summer/2007 In This Issue NEWS – Yoga Nidra & PTSD CALENDAR – Upcoming Hightlights REVIEW – The Mindful Brain by Daniel J. Siegel REVIEW – Comes the Peace by Daja Wangchuk Meston RESOURCE – LifeForce Yoga® to Beat the Blues RESOURCES Yoga is the uniting…

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Issue 9

LifeForce Yoga® for Depression Research & News From Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT (500), author, Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) Dear Friends, Colleagues & Students, It is only to the extent that we expose ourselves To that which annihilates That we discover within ourselves That which is indestructible. Author Unknown Sometimes we need to stand in…

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Issue 8

LifeForce Yoga® for Depression Research & News From Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT (500), author, Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) “You, more than anyone else, Deserve your love and affection.” Buddha “That we may have come to see ourselves as separate and shut off from others is the central dilemma that we methodically dismantle in our…

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Issue 7

LifeForce Yoga® for Depression Research & News From Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT (500), author, Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) Dear Friends, Colleagues & Students, “The spiritual is a sense of union with the Ground of our Being, a precious sense of our connectedness. Spirituality is the glorious destination that the train of religion is bound…

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Issue 6

LifeForce Yoga® for Depression News From Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT (500), author, Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) Dear Friends, Colleagues & Students, When we experience only one-half of a pair of opposites, for instance grief versus joy, or shame versus potency, we remain stuck in our experience, unable to move forward. –Richard Miller, Ph.D., Yoga…

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Issue 10

LifeForce Yoga® for Depression Research & News From Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT (500), author, Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) Dear Friends, Colleagues & Students, I recently enjoyed a workshop with the yogi Mark Whitwell, author of Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection, who said something simple and yet profound: Wake down, not…

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Issue 5

LifeForce Yoga® for Depression News From Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT (500), author, Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) Dear Friends, Colleagues & Students, The ambrosial hours are the sweet, quiet, and still moments in the early morning before dawn when the sun is at about a 30-degree angle with the earth. This angle has a profoundly…

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Issue 1

ISSUE #1 – November 12, 2004 Resist, and the tide will sweep you off your feet. Allow, and the grace will carry you to higher ground. Danna Faulds, Go In and In: Poems from the Heart of Yoga Welcome to the first edition of the LifeForce Yoga® for Depression Newsletter in which you will find…

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