Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT-500, is the author of Yoga for Depression and the founder and director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, in Tucson, Arizona, where she maintains a Yoga therapy practice. Amy is a senior Kripalu teacher and Mentor, and serves as the LifeForce Facilitator for the Psychotherapy Networker Symposia. She leads professional trainings and workshops in LifeForce Yoga internationally, including Kripalu Center, Omega, Mt Madonna, the Crossings, national medical conferences, the University of Georgia Medical School. She was also a 2007 Colloquium Speaker at the Boston University Graduate School of Psychology.
Amy writes frequently on the subject of yoga and mental health for national magazines and psychotherapy journals and is often interviewed in newspapers, on national radio programs and in magazines. She is featured on the first home video practice to address mood, LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues-Level I (DVD), and the CD Breathe to Beat the Blues. Amy maintains an archive of research and news on Yoga and mental health on her web site: www.yogafordepression.com.
Amy has participated in advanced Yoga trainings in the United States and India, including Kripalu Center in Lenox, with the Desikachar Family in the U.S., the Lakulish Institute in Gujarat, India, the Vivekanandra Kendra in Bangalore, India, and Vedanta studies at the Narayana Gurukula in Tamil Nadu.