Amy Weintraub

110 – A Day of Gentle Yoga

Calming the Mind and Body
AMY WEINTRAUB

We often think of yoga as physical exercises, forgetting that it also serves to clear the mind and calm emotions. In this workshop, we’ll spend the day learning LifeForce Yoga practices you won’t find in regular yoga classes. These include meditative self-inquiry and mood-balancing Yoga Nidra, which promotes relaxation through a state of deep stillness. You’ll learn the uplifting “Say Yes to Your Self” guided imagery practice and practice joint warm-ups and gentle yoga stretching. By the end, you’ll have refreshed your capacity for openness and connection in a community of practitioners. Use this day to prepare for the fullness of the Symposium ahead and discover:

  • Simple poses, breathing exercises, and methods of meditative self-inquiry
  • Mood-balancing relaxation techniques and uplifting guided imagery practices
  • How to achieve a deep sense of calm, purpose, and joyful receptivity

Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT-500, author of Yoga Skills for Therapists and Yoga for Depression, directs the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, which offers trainings for health and yoga professionals worldwide.

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423 – Helping Clients Get Centered

Yoga Skills in the Consulting Room
AMY WEINTRAUB

Have you ever considered using yoga skills to help clients focus, relax, and access their feelings during sessions and at home? After all, the work of therapy can’t begin in earnest if the client’s mind is racing with anxiety, fogged by depression, or so tense that the entire body is locked in place. To counter that, this workshop will present a variety of no-mat yoga practices to help quiet mental chatter, reduce bodily tension, and promote heightened awareness. You’ll discover how to:

  • Assess anxious clients who may benefit from calming yoga breath practices
  • Introduce depressed clients to meditations and imaging practices that enhance focus
  • Integrate a range of other techniques—including healing hand gestures, mantras, and guided imagery—to increase self-compassion and affirm the therapeutic bond

Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT-500, and author of Yoga Skills for Therapists and Yoga for Depression directs the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, which offers trainings for health and yoga professionals worldwide.

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