Professional Training
March 20 — 24, 2023

Moving Beyond Anxiety and Depression with LifeForce Yoga

Rose Kress and Alyce Wellons
Tuition: $640

Learn empowering, accessible, and evidence-based yoga practices for optimum mental health. This comprehensive LifeForce Yoga courses covers the appropriate use of yoga for all mood issues, from daily energy swings, to disorders like anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

Created by Amy Weintraub, the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner training that this course is based on is now entering its 17th year, and continues to grow. This course is open to yoga teachers, mental-health professionals, and everyone seeking to learn additional mood-management tools to use with clients, family, and in their own life.

Participants learn yogic-based assessment of the mind and application of ancient yogic practices adapted for individuals struggling with mood disorders. You will also experience all aspects of LifeForce Yoga, including breathwork (pranayama and kriya), movement (asana), sound (nada yoga and mantra), visualization (bhavana), intention (sankalpa), hand gestures (mudra), meditation, meditative relaxation, and yogic self-inquiry.

This LifeForce Yoga course teaches you:

  • How to create a sacred container for your personal and professional work
  • Tools to increase presence and the ability to hold the space for transformational processes
  • How to meet the current mood of a client and help transform the mood/energy to balance
  • Yoga tools for mental health that are accessible for all ability levels
  • Breathing and meditation practices for empowering optimum mental health
  • How to design one-on-one LifeForce Yoga sessions appropriate for stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and all mood states
  • How to add somatic strategies to clinical practice to increase clients’ self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-esteem, and health
  • Self-care strategies for maintaining your energy at balanced levels throughout your work day

Upon completion of this course you will:

  • Be prepared to work with clients experiencing anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and depression.
  • Know how to design stress-sensitive, anxiety-sensitive, depression-sensitive, and trauma-sensitive classes, groups, and workshops.
  • Have a multitude of portable, anytime practices you can use to manage your own mood.

Preparing for the Course: Please read Awakening Your Inner Radiance with LifeForce Yoga: Strategies for Coping with Stress, Depression, Anxiety, & Trauma by Rose Kress.

Rose Kress, ERYT-500, C-IAYT, is the Director of LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute and the author of two CDs, Mantra Chanting with Rose and Pathways to Relaxation. Rose began practicing yoga in 1994 and has been teaching since 2004. Through LifeForce Yoga she overcame a severe anxiety disorder. Rose focuses on the therapeutic aspects of yoga and integrates LifeForce Yoga techniques into therapeutic yoga for back pain, cancer, pulmonary disease, structural wellness, and yoga therapy. Rose teaches classes and workshops in the Tucson, Arizona area and teaches in the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training Program throughout North America. Her new book Awakening Your Inner Radiance with LifeForce Yoga is available now.

Alyce Wellons, LCSW, has been a psychotherapist for more than 18 years, working with individuals and couples in short and long-term psychotherapy. A LifeForce Yoga practitioner, she incorporates body-based healing modalities for wellness in both work and life.

Practicing at the intersection of neurobiology and body-based modalities, Alyce incorporates mindfulness into all her work, inviting her clients to tap into the body’s natural capacity to heal itself. Warm and humor-filled, Alyce also believes in respectful laughter as a way to connect and navigate difficult passages.

DAY 1
6:00 – 8:00 am Morning Satsang
8:30 am Inauguration Ceremony
10:00 am Brunch
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Ashram Orientation Walk
12:00 – 3:30 pm Course Session
3:30 – 4:00 pm Free Time
4:00 – 6:00 pm Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 – 10:00 pm Evening Satsang

DAYS 2 – 4
6:00 – 8:00 am Morning Satsang
8:00 – 10:00 am LifeForce Yoga Course Asana & Pranayama
10:00 am Brunch
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Free Time
12:00 – 3:30 pm Course Session
3:30 – 4:00 pm Free Time
4:00 – 6:00 pm Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 – 10:00 pm Evening Satsang

DAY 5
6:00 – 8:00 am Morning Satsang
8:00 – 10:00 am LifeForce Yoga Asana & Pranayama
10:00 am Brunch
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Free Time
12:00 – 5:15 pm Course Session
5:30 pm Graduation Ceremony

* Regular ashram schedule the rest of the day

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