Master Class Weekend with Amy Weintraub
The author of the groundbreaking Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) and the new Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management (W.W. Norton) will guide you through evidence-based pranayama breathing exercises, accessible postures, mudras, mantras and guided meditations for managing your mood.
LifeForce Yoga® interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what’s no longer serving you—without a story attached! In this inspiring workshop, you will learn and practice breathing exercises, easy postures, guided meditations, and other experiential yogic tools for managing your mood.
We’ll practice: •Pranayama and kriya breathing techniques that regulate the emotions •Meditations that lift the mood •Creating Affirmation (sankalpa) •LifeForce Yoga® Bhavana (Imagery) •LifeForce Yoga® Chakra Clearing Meditation •LifeForce Yoga® Nidra •Tones that regulate the emotions (mantras) •Yoga asanas suitable for multilevel practitioners •Self-Inquiry through writing and Dyad Sharing
You will leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and excited about your at-home or teaching practice with new tools to bring balance to the emotional and physical body.
Accessible for all levels, including beginners. Psychotherapists, health professionals, and yoga teachers will learn techniques not regularly taught in yoga classes to help their clients focus, relax, and have greater access to their feelings.
Friday, September 27th, 2013 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM LifeForce Yoga® to Manage Your Mood: Clearing the Space
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 per-requisite for the rest of the workshop.
Saturday, September 28th, Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM & 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM LifeForce Yoga® to Get You off the Couch! Learn an embodied practice to meet the lethargic or depressed mood. We’ll practice a Non-dual 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 or your money back! 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.
Sunday, September 29th, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM LifeForce Yoga® to Meet Anxiety 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.
Sunday, September 29th, 2013, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
LifeForce® Yoga in Mental Health Treatment
For yoga and health professionals only)
We will survey the current research and illuminate the ways Yoga is being integrated into mental health care, in individual psychotherapy, in yoga therapy and in group classes for special populations, including those suffering from mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. We will talk about the Yogic principles that support Yoga for mental health treatment and Yoga strategies of assessing and meeting the mood. Throughout the session, we will weave in practices, including pranayama, kriya, mudra, mantra, bhavana, sankalpa, and simple movement and discuss the appropriate applications and contraindications. This program is designed for health professionals, life coaches, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, pastoral counselors, and all who serve those suffering from mood disorders.
About Amy Weintraub: Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, author of Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) and Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton) is founder and director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute and 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 is involved in on-going research on yoga as a treatment for depression and her evidence-based yoga protocol is featured on the award-winning DVD series LifeForce Yoga® to Beat the Blues and the LifeForce Yoga® CD series.
For more information please visit: http://yogafordepression.com/
Registration: $295.00 per person for the weekend (Friday PM, Saturday & Sunday AM).
Early Bird Savings! Sign up before August 15th, 2013 for $265.00 per person and SAVE $30.00 for the weekend (Friday PM, Saturday & Sunday AM).
Yoga and Health Professionals – Attend Friday LifeForce Yoga® to Manage Your Mood: Clearing the Space and Sunday LifeForce Yoga® in Mental Health Treatment for $140.00 per person. Purchase the full weekend and add the Sunday afternoon session for $90.00 per person for a total of $355.00 per person with the early bird discount. The Friday evening session is required with Sunday’s professional session.
CEU’s for Yoga Alliance are available for this course. This course is a pre-requisite for the LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Training.
Recommended reading/practice prior to the weekend: •Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton) •Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) •LifeForce Yoga® to Beat the Blues – level 1 & level 2 (DVD) LifeForce Yoga® CD Series
"Amy Weintraub's work is some of the most important in our world today for helping humanity understand more deeply the significance of the mind-body connection. Her insights are inspirational for yoga teachers and all readers. Her in-depth understanding of her subject is an important basis for personal, as well as societal transformation." — Rama Jyoti Vernon, Founder, American Yoga College.