Friday, November 30th thru Sunday, December 2nd
Friday - LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood: Clearing the Space Saturday - LifeForce Yoga to Get You off the Couch Sunday - LifeForce Yoga to Meet Anxiety See descriptions & times for the individual workshops below…
This weekend course qualifies for Yoga Alliance CEUs and fulfills a requirement for the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training
Cost Options: 210 for the entire weekend 189 with early registration (deadline: November 2nd) 45 for Friday alone
CLEARING THE SPACE (Friday, 7pm-9pm)
Breathe your way through these challenging times. Learn 3 Yogic strategies to strengthen your emotional resilience. Based on ancient practices and current scientific findings, Amy will incorporate breath, sound, movement and visualization to help you meet and manage your mood.
This session creates the sacred & safe space for the rest of the weekend. It is highly recommended as a pre-requisite for the rest of the workshop
YOGA TO GET YOU OFF THE COUCH(Saturday, 1pm-6pm)
Learn an embodied practice to meet the lethargic or depressed mood. We’ll practice a Nondual self-inquiry technique to access who you are beneath whatever mood is present. No matter what challenges you are facing now, Amy promises that you’ll leave with a lighter heart and a clearer mind. We’ll practice the LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditation, a technique that incorporates mantra, mudra, and breath to clear the central energy channel of the body. Then we’ll build to a stronger, more dynamic practice, energizing the body mind and spirit. We’ll end with a restorative practice of LifeForce Yoga Nidra.
YOGA TO MEET ANXIETY (Sunday, 1pm-4pm)
Learn a practice that promotes a calm mind and an open heart. Evolution has favored an anxiety gene, and for many of us, it’s our default. Meet your monkey mind with an embodied practice and a meditation technique that gives the busy mind a bone.
On both days, experience the power of LifeForce Yoga Nidra, a form of meditative self-inquiry that, while relaxing the body, opens the mind to greater self-awareness and the heart to love and acceptance of what is.
Please do not eat for two hours before Sunday’s workshop begins.
Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists, is a leader in the field of yoga and mental health. She offers professional trainings and workshops and speaks at medical and psychological conferences internationally. Amy’s evidence-based yoga protocol is featured on the award-winning DVD series LifeForceYoga to Beat the Blues. She is involved in on-going research on yoga and mental health. Her new book Yoga Skills for Therapists is forthcoming from WW. Norton in March. www.yogafordepression.com
Amy’s journey towards recovery from her own mood disorder began in 1970 with a daily meditation practice. In 1980 she began to practice Kripalu Yoga, and it was that daily embodied practice, joined to the breath, that freed her from depression. Since then she has studied with Yoga masters and meditation teachers in the US and India and done extensive research to develop a practice that weaves ancient Classical and Tantric practice with current scientific understanding of their benefits and contraindications.
Suggested Reading – Yoga for Depression: A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga (Broadway Books), LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues – level 1 & level 2 (DVD) LifeForce Yoga® CD Series. www.yogafordepression.com