The LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Training for Depression and Anxiety

In addition to learning an evidence-based practice for both depression and anxiety, the LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner (LFYP) will learn ancient strategies from both Tantric and Classical Yoga traditions for self-care. LFYPs learn Yogic practices supported by current research in psycho-neurobiology to help clear away the obstructions (chronic tensions, constricting beliefs, limiting emotions) that may be keeping trainees and their students from knowing and expressing their own authenticity and fullest potential. The LFYP learns how to create and sustain a safe container for students and clients so that learning can occur in an atmosphere of acceptance and love.

The LFYP learns how to assess mood and constitution from a Yogic perspective. Throughout the training, LFYPs personally experience each exercise and have opportunities to observe their own sensations, feelings, and reactions. Trainees learn how to teach each exercise, have opportunities to practice teach with others and get feedback from the LFYP staff. Distinctions are made between those practices that may be safely led by a Yoga Teacher and those that may be suitable in a clinical setting, led by a psychotherapist. 

These Yogic tools include:


Pranayama & Kriya






Yoga Nidra

Therapeutic Long holding of posture

Nondual Strategies for working with negative self-talk

This training is also suitable for those working with trauma. Psychotherapists who also practice Yoga find they are able to offer their clients an alternative and/or adjunct treatment to medication, and to provide them with tools for internal mood-regulation and self-care.

The Role of the Certified LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner

Our job as LifeForce Yoga® Practitioners is to clear away the obstructions, first within ourselves, so that we know that the energy awake within us and the energy that surrounds us are one and the same. Second, our job as LifeForce Yoga® Practitioners is to create and maintain a safe and compassionate container for our students and clients, so that in an atmosphere of acceptance and love, they can learn the tools to clear their own inner space of whatever is preventing them from realizing and sustaining their positive mental health.

How do I become a Certified LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner?

If you are a Yoga Teacher, certified by Yoga Alliance at the 200-hr level, or a mental health professional with an on-going yoga practice, you may enroll in the LFYP Training program. If you do not meet either of these criteria, but work as a healing professional, we will consider your enrollment on a case by case basis. You may contact Rose Kress,, to discuss your case.


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