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Yoga for Mood Management LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training

For yoga teachers, medical and mental-health professionals, and massage therapists.

LifeForce Yoga® covers appropriate use of yoga for all mood issues, from daily energy swings, to disorders such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. Through discussion of scope of practice, working in a team, and learning when to refer clients out, you learn yogic-based assessment of the mind and application of practices for individuals struggling with mood disorders.

This program also includes

  • Accessible yoga-based interventions for emotional and energetic balance
  • Anxiety-, depression-, and trauma-sensitive yoga using practices and postures to empower emotional balance
  • One-on-one yoga sessions for chronic depression, anxiety, PTSD, and bipolar disorder
  • Breathing and meditation practices that address dysthymia and anxiety
  • Asana, pranayama, kriyas, mantra, bhavana, sankalpa, mudra, meditation, yoga nidra, therapeutic holding of postures, and nondual strategies for working with negative self-talk
  • Somatic strategies for clinical practice and yoga classes to increase clients’ self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-esteem.

Required reading Amy Weintraub, Yoga for Depression.

Note Tuition includes a manual This program has extended hours.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
Professional Training


Rose Kress, E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT, owner and director of LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute and a teacher in the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Trainings, has been teaching since 2004.

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Deborah E. Lubetkin, PsyD, RYT 200, LFYP-2, LFY Mentor, is a licensed psychologist, a Kripalu Yoga teacher, and a certified LifeForce Yoga practitioner, mentor, and mentoring director.

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Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT, author of Yoga Skills for Therapists and Yoga for Depression, is the founder of the LifeForce Yoga® Healing Institute.

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