Join Amy Weintraub, the leader in Yoga therapy for depression, for this online workshop hosted by Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville from October 1 – 2, 2022. Don’t stay stuck in a bad mood or thinking that limits you. Not only will these practices shift your mood, but they may change your life as they did for Amy and the thousands of students she has trained. Learn accessible Yoga practices that support you and those you serve to achieve and sustain emotional wellbeing. More details and registration here.

Amy experienced firsthand the relief that Yoga can provide and has spent her career helping others who suffer from mood disorders like depression and anxiety. Now, she offers accessible practices to everyone, no Yoga experience required.

You’ll practice:

  • Pranayama and kriya (breathing techniques) that regulate the emotions
  • Meditations that lift the mood
  • Sankalpa (affirmations)
  • Bhavana (guided visualizations)
  • Mantras (tones) that manage the emotions
  • Mudras (hand gestures) that affect different areas of the chakra system and the body
  • Yoga asanas suitable for all levels

This program is accessible for all levels, including beginners. Health professionals and Yoga teachers will learn techniques not regularly taught in Yoga classes to help their clients focus, relax, and have greater access to their feelings.

Fulfills the prerequisite for the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training.

Live sessions with Amy on:

  • Saturday Oct. 1, from 10:30 am–12:30 pm and 2–4 pm
  • Sunday Oct. 2, from 10:30 am–12:30 pm
  • Bonus Sunday Q&A* Oct. 16, from 2–3 pm

*Sunday Q&A session is open to everyone. Program participants will be first in the queue.

In addition, you will have access to two 1.5-hour recorded Yoga classes with Amy—one for depressed mood and one for anxious mood—as well as Integral Yoga Hatha videos, recorded Ashram meditations, and inspiring talks with Sri Swami Satchidananda. You will also have access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.

You will have access to the video recordings for 8 weeks after the program ends, until November 27.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

  • Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 9 contact hours + 1 contact hour with Sun. Q&A.
    You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
  • Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected].
  • International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approved Professional Development (APD) course eligible for IAYT continuing education credits. (It is the students’ responsibility to request a certificate of completion and submit all required documents, hours, syllabus, etc. on the IAYT website.)

Fulfills the prerequisite for the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training.

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Amy Weintraub is a leading teacher in the field of Yoga for depression, anxiety and related issues and I was happy to finally be able to take a workshop with her. Her knowledge and kindness emoted through the whole weekend. I am grateful to have gained more wisdom and being able to apply the techniques for my students and clients. — P. Jones

Whether you are a Yoga teacher, therapist, practitioner or someone who is seeking direction—there is something for you in Amy Weintraub’s Lifeforce Yoga to Manage Your Mood course. Amy’s empathy, understanding and training are one of a kind and so welcome to guide us through the shape of time we are experiencing now. — Susan Proper

Amy Weintraub is an inspiration and a spiritual asset to the yoga community! Anyone who takes her workshop will not regret taking it. It was professionally done and I gained tons of knowledge! — Bonnie Siegel


Amy Weintraub, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, MFA, YACEP is the founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute and has been a pioneer in the field of Yoga and mental health for over twenty-five years. She is the author of Yoga for Depression, Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management, the award-winning novel Temple Dancer, the new card deck Yoga for Your Mood: 52 Ways to Shift Depression and Anxiety, and numerous articles and book chapters.  She offers professional trainings and workshops for mental health and Yoga professionals and speaks at international Yoga and psychology conferences. Amy’s evidence based LifeForce Yoga protocol is in use in…