Integral Yoga Therapy Elective
Developed by Amy Weintraub, LifeForce Yoga is intentionally designed to work with and manage mood. The practices support students and clients in self-regulation, and many of the Yoga techniques can be done in a chair or bed. Most practices are evidence-based and have been adapted for clinical settings. Rooted in traditional active meditation and self-inquiry that embraces the polarities in our lives, LifeForce Yoga interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help one release what’s no longer serving well-being and awaken to a deeper connection to Self. The practice is adapted to the student, so each individual can move into a more balanced (sattvic) and positive emotional, mental, and physical state of equanimity and self-awareness. LifeForce Yoga has developed protocols that can be woven into any style Yoga practice and adapted to fit individual needs, beliefs, and values. Practices include 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 multi level practitioners, nondual self-inquiry through writing and Dyad sharing.