Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500 – Amy is the author of “Yoga for Depression”, founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, and a leader in the field of yoga and mental health. She offers professional trainings and workshops for mental health and yoga professionals, and speaks at medical and psychological conferences around the world. She is involved in ongoing research on the effects of Yoga on mood, and is a consultant on three ongoing yoga studies, including a large study at Brown University on yoga and depression, funded by the National Institute of Health. Amy’s evidence-based yoga protocol is featured on award-winning CDs and the DVD series “LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues”. Her book, “Yoga Skills for Therapists” will be published by Norton Professionals in the spring of 2012. She edits a newsletter that includes current research, news and media reviews on Yoga and mental health.
The LifeForce Yoga protocol that she developed for mood management is being used in residential treatment centers, hospitals and by pscyhotherapists and other health care providers around the world.
Amy’s own recovery from depression began more than 20 years ago on her Yoga mat. Joy continues to unfold through the compassionate self-awareness that is the foundation of her Yoga practice and her teaching style.
In addition to her Hatha Yoga studies, Amy studied Advaita Vedanta with Nitya Chaitanya Yati, iRest with Richard Miller, and is an Internal Family Systems practitioner.