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July 6–13, 2014 Sunday–Sunday 7 nights
Continuing Education Credits

LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Training for Depression and Anxiety: Level 1

Amy Weintraub
Amy Weintraub

Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, director of the LifeForce Yoga® Healing Institute and author of the best-selling Yoga for Depression and the groundbreaking Yoga Skills for Therapists, has been a pioneer in the field of…
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For yoga teachers and health professionals.

Learn an evidence-based yoga protocol from the authors of Yoga for Depression; Yoga Skills for Therapists; and How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care to help your students and clients focus, relax, and have greater access to feeling states. These practices, appropriate for a clinical setting, can safely release chronic physical tension and repressed emotion.

Through yoga, discussion, and practice-teaching sessions, you

  • Design one-on-one yoga sessions for anxiety, depression, PTSD, and bipolar disorder
  • Learn breathing and meditation practices for addressing dysthymia and anxiety-based depression
  • Add somatic strategies to your clinical practice and yoga classes that increase your clients’ self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-esteem, and ability to cope
  • Experience techniques that you can teach your clients and students to do at home.

In the process of learning, you also practice tools for self-care. Medical doctors Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg join Amy and a faculty of yoga and mental-health professionals for one day to teach their Breath~Body~Mind© advanced breathing techniques.

Note Tuition includes a manual. This program has extended hours and is part of a certification course. For course prerequisites, please visit

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CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 55 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
  • 58 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
  • 35 credits for Nurses (NURS), $30 additional charge
  • 15 credits for Psychologists (PSY), $30 additional charge
  • 55 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge