LifeForce Yoga® is a practice that combines meditation and breathing techniques, simple yoga postures and vibrational tones to bring the body and mind into balance. The LifeForce Yoga® program has been shown to decrease reported levels of depression and other mood symptoms [International Journal of Yoga Therapy - no. 18, 2008]. This evidence-based practice created by Amy Weintraub, e-RYT 500, author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists can be woven into a psychotherapy session.
Lisa Spiegel has been practicing psychotherapy for over 30 years and yoga for almost two decades. For years she was looking for ways to incorporate her yoga and spiritual practice into the clinical setting and found the perfect way to blend these two disciplines with LifeForce Yoga®. Lisa is a certified Level 1 LifeForce Yoga Practitioner, and studied with Amy Weintraub. She is on the faculty of Fire Dragon Yoga's teacher training.
An individual LifeForce Yoga® session at Soho Parenting includes a thoughtful assesment of where fluctuation of mood interferes with your own sense of serenity and contentment. What follows will be a series of breath sequences and meditations using visualizations, simple chants and gentle yoga postures. The session ends with a deep relaxation, Yoga Nidra. From the sessions, clients are guided to develop an individualized home practice with tools to use throughout the week.
"In my session with Lisa, I felt a playful energy bubble up from within - like waking up from a deep sleep."
- Susan F.
Psychotherapy at Soho Parenting combines eastern traditions with the most current western modalities. LifeForce Yoga® is a perfect compliment to talk therapy, Internal Family Systems therapy, and EMDR. Breath practices, visualizations, and healing mantras are incorporated into each session. LifeForce Yoga® promotes deep healing of the mind and body.
"Adding the LifeForce yoga component to my therapy session clears my mind so I can get the most out of my work in therapy."
- Caleb R.