Connect from your heart’s mind to your client’s with clinically appropriate, evidence-based practices. Help clients self-regulate and manage their energy and their moods. When you guide a yoga skill in a session, you will find your client has greater focus, access to feelings, and is ready to dive deeper into the healing work you offer. Learn yoga techniques that can be done in a chair, right in your office, that offer you an energy boost and a calm and focused mind, even as you teach them to your clients.
Nearly twenty years of research, thirty years of practice, and Amy’s recovery from a debilitating depression inform this protocol of evidence-based yoga practices.
Recommended reading/listening/viewing Amy Weintraub, Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists, LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues—Levels 1 & 2 (DVD), and LifeForce Yoga® CD Series; Tami Simon, (Ed.), Darkness Before Dawn: Redefining the Journey Through Depression.
Note This program fulfills the prerequisite for the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training.
Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP, founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, is a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health.
She is the author of Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books), Yoga Skills for Therapists(W.W. Norton) and numerous articles and book chapters. Her evidence-based Yoga protocol for managing mood is used in health care settings globally, is offered in professional trainings, and is featured on eight audio-visual products, including the LifeForce Yoga series, an award-winning library of evidence-based yoga and meditation CDs and DVDs for mood management. Her novel, TEMPLE DANCER is forthcoming.
As a film documentary producer in the 1980’s, she won numerous national awards for her work, but suffered from a nearly debilitating depression. Years of therapy and meds helped her manage, but it wasn’t until she began a daily yoga practice in 1989 that her mood lifted and, with the guidance of her doctor, she was able to come off medication. Amy became passionate about sharing with others who suffered from mood disorder what had changed her life. She joined with research scientists to explore how yoga breathing and posture practice, along with meditation helped her and so many of her students heal. She founded the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute to train yoga and mental health professionals in the use of clinically appropriate yoga practices, no mat required!
“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 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 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
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Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation
3182 N, Swan Road, 85712
WHENWednesday, May 15, 2019
6pm - 8pm
Doors Open at 5:45 p.m.
Dinner will be catered including
gluten-free and vegetarian selections.
EARLY BIRD (through the Monday before): $17*
*Includes FREE raffle ticket!
REGULAR & DAY-OF (Day Before and at the Door): $27
EARLY BIRD (through the Wednesday/one week before): $27
REGULAR (Thursday before through day before): $37
Please REGISTER EARLY ONLINE so that
you can save money and we can get a proper head count.
- Full event price is due if you wish to attend any portion of an event or if you choose not to eat dinner. In fairness to all, no exceptions.
- If you've pre-registered but are not able to attend and if you email us no later than the Monday before the Wednesday event, your event fee may be applied to a future event. We are required to provide a headcount to our caterer in advance, so a credit of your pre-registration fee to a future event will only be granted during the open pre-registration period.
- When registration closes online, payment can only be made by credit card at the event registration table.
- No refunds are offered post-event for any reason.