Amy Weintraub

Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT,  founder 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 yoga and mental health for more than 20 years. She trains health and yoga professionals and offers workshops for practitioners. The LifeForce Yoga protocol is being used in residential treatment centers and hospitals and by health-care providers throughout the world. Amy is involved in ongoing research into the effects of yoga on mood, and has produced an award-winning library of evidence-based yoga and meditation CDs and DVDs for mood management. 

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Upcoming Programs

  • September 22–24, 2017


  • My Journey out of Darkness: Yoga for Releasing Depression

    There were moments in that first yoga class when, through my focus on sensation and breath, I had a glimmer of my true nature through the fog of depression.

  • Losing Ground, Gaining Altitude

    Both my parents are gone now. Their journey homeward was a steady loss of ground for them both but, in the loss of ground, my father gained altitude of a different sort, an ultimate sense of gratitude for the smallest of pleasures. My mother did not.

  • Two Easy Yoga Practices to Lift Your Mood

    There are specific yoga practices that can help lift the mood and sustain a positive outlook.

  • Turning Point Q&A with Amy Weintraub

    Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, is the author of the books Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists, and creator of the award-winning DVD series...

  • Training the Judgy Brain

    That girl isn't pretty enough to be that annoying. WHAT? WHAT did you just think? Who ARE you? Oh, right. I'm me. Hi. My name is Valerie and I have a...