Love Begins with You and Yoga
Yoga practices can support you in embracing whatever joys and challenges you may be facing in life. In this workshop, we’ll engage in a loving practice of gentle movement, calming breath work, ancient meditative self-inquiry, and guided imagery, which can be adapted for your clinical work with most clients. You’ll learn warm-ups for joints and gentle stretches, along with mantras and mudras to promote relaxation and a state of deep stillness, and pranayama breathing for mood regulation. By day’s end, you’ll feel more spacious, expansive, and attuned to the joy of being in your body. You’ll explore:
- Anxiety-relieving breathing practices that are suitable for the therapy room
- How to deepen your sense of calm, purpose, and joyful receptivity with compassion-enhancing practices
- Meditations and guided imagery practices that can help regulate mood and provide depression relief
- How to develop a personal practice of accessible movement, breathing, and meditation for self-care
Note: No CE credit for this workshop.
Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT500, YACEP, C-IAYT, the author of Yoga Skills for Therapists and Yoga for Depression, created LifeForce Yoga, a protocol used in health care settings worldwide.