Co-sponsored by the Center for Self Leadership and the LifeForce Yoga® Healing Institute
Dates: April 28 - April 30, 2017 Times: Friday and Saturday 9 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday 9 am to 3:15 pm
Low cost place housing may be available at the Walker Center in Newton, MA where they have simple, clean rooms for $55 per night with a shared bath and $85 per night with private baths. An uber ride away. Here is a link to the B & B at the Walker Center: Details on their web site. There are also local hotels and Air BnB options.
Nurture your parts and your whole being. You will leave feeling relaxed and energized, confident in your ability to integrate LifeForce Yoga® skills with Internal Family Systems ideas and practices with many new tools for self-care. This weekend is open to the general public, yoga teachers and mental health professionals. All bodies, abilities and levels of experience are welcome!
Yoga philosophy and Internal Family Systems therapy share the belief that all of us have a healthy, core self (or Self in IFS terms) in addition to multiple states of being, some of whom get stuck in extreme roles due to life experiences. The non-dual nature of LifeForce Yoga® melds with the Internal Family Systems approach, welcoming all aspects of the human experience while providing portals to support the following goals: liberating parts of us from extreme roles that are no longer necessary, allowing the wise Self to lead us, and re-harmonizing the many parts of us.
Yoga is so much more than asana or postures. LifeForce Yoga® highlights practices that are accessible and adaptable for clinical settings, yoga therapy, and home use. Some practices are targeted to depression and sadness, others to anxiety and trauma reactivity.
LifeForce Yoga practices are attendant to the vissitudes of our moods, anxieties and reactions to the traumatic events in life. We will combine yoga practices for accessing Self energy as well as to help us meet our parts with deep self-inquiry and discovery. Through yoga practices appropriate in clinical settings such as: pranayama breathing, meditations, mudras, mantras, movement, guided imagery, deep relaxation, experiential exercises, demonstrations and discussion, participants will explore the combination of Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and LifeForce Yoga® practices. Throughout the weekend you will experience how the integration of these two models enhances the healing process in and out of the consulting room, on the yoga mat and in all of life's activities.
Richard Schwartz, PhD, developer of the Internal Family Systems model, and Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT-500, C-IAYT, YACEP, creator of LifeForce Yoga®, are both innovators. Dr. Schwartz developed a new model of psychotherapy from a place of curiosity when his most challenging clients did not improve. Amy Weintraub developed a school of yoga, focused on attending to the emotional body, after she experienced the transformational effect of yoga in her own life when she began a daily practice in 1989. We are honored to be trained and mentored by both Amy and Dick.