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Amy Weintraub & Angela Huebner — IFS Therapy™ Goes to the Mat with LifeForce Yoga

Internal Family Systems Therapy™ Goes to the Mat with LifeForce Yoga - A Week of Healing and Learning, a Cape Cod Institute workshop led by Amy Weintraub and Angela Huebner, August 19-23, 2019

Amy Weintraub and Angela Huebner

Internal Family Systems Therapy™ Goes to the Mat with LifeForce Yoga - A Week of Healing and Learning
August 19-23, 2019

Mental and physical health care providers can practice their specialties more effectively when they offer clients simple, evidence-based LifeForce Yoga (LFY) practices to self-regulate, experience self-efficacy and build resilience, combined with an understanding of the Internal Family Systems model (IFS). We will integrate yoga practices for accessing Self energy and meeting our parts. Every day will include accessible movement, yoga breathing, simple guided relaxation, experiential exercises, demonstrations, case studies, and clinical applications. Throughout the week, you will experience how the integration of IFS and LFY enhances the healing process.

 We will practice accessible LFY skills appropriate in the consultation room that help: 

  • Access Self energy

  • Strengthen Self-to-part relationships

  • Un-blend parts

  • Care for parts not yet unburdened

  • Safely tend to exiles not yet unburdened

In the process of learning LFY practices to help clients self-regulate, increase self-efficacy and self-compassion, you will connect to the wholeness and healing capacity within yourself. Return home empowered with your own practice, a better understanding of the IFS model, and ready to share these tools with your clients.  All bodies and abilities welcome!

 Yoga mats and chairs will be provided.

The Safe Container

  • Overview of IFS concepts and current research.

  • Yogic tools to foster the therapeutic alliance and access Self-led energy.

  • Yoga for the Emotional Body

  • Giving parts a choice about “trying on” a yoga practice.

  • Overview of evidence-based Yoga strategies for maintaining optimum mental health.

  • Evidence-based tones for self-soothing and parasympathetic activation

Beyond Mindfulness

  • Identifying mood through analysis of current breathing pattern

  • Evidence-based Yogic breaths and meditation to calm anxious parts and bring mindful clarity to parts that need attention

  • Two meditation techniques to focus the mind and lift the mood

  • Yogic technique to interrupt panic attack

  • Directing awareness and grounding strategies (for anxious parts and trauma recovery)


Giving the Mind a Bone

  • Empowering use of imagery and affirmation derived from the client’s experience of Self

  • Effective Meditation techniques for OCD and anxiety disorders

  • Addressing negative self-talk and inner-critic parts

  • Choosing the practice to meet the predominate mood and bring it into balance.

  • LifeForce Yoga® Chakra Clearing Meditation (Energizing).

Grief in the Tissues

  • Yoga as an adjunct treatment for PTSD

  • Inner Critic exercise to un-blend from self-critical parts and help them find new roles in the internal family system.

  • LifeForce Yoga® Chakra Clearing Meditation (calming).

Beyond Self-Efficacy

  • Postures of empowerment—Building self esteem and strengthening resilience

  • Accessing Self-led energy with Yoga Nidra (iRest): An evidence-based protocol effective for managing mood and PTSD.

  • Introducing Yoga practices to your most skeptical clients

  • Distinguishing Yoga techniques appropriate for a clinical practice

Amy Weintraub

Amy Weintraub

Angela Huebner

Angela Huebner

Amy Weintraub, MFA, e-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP, founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, is a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health. She is the author of Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) and Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management (W.W. Norton) and numerous articles and book chapters. Her evidence-based Yoga protocol for managing mood is used in health care settings globally, is offered in professional trainings, and is featured on a number of audio-visual products, including the LifeForce Yoga series, an award-winning library of evidence-based yoga and meditation CDs and DVDs for mood management. See


Angela Huebner, PhD, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia. She combines the art of psychotherapy with the science of change to help people identify and break out of patterned thoughts and behaviors that keep them stuck. She is a certified IFS clinician and LFY practitioner. In her 17 years as a tenured associate professor in the Department of Human Development’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Virginia Tech, Angela taught various clinical courses including Internal Family Systems and interpersonal neurobiology. See


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What our alumni are saying:

"“Being with Amy was a privilege. Her level of expertise is awesome.”

“I thoroughly loved the whole experience especially the beautiful course and the lovely beings that our presenters are.”

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