LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training for Depression and Anxiety – Level 1

  • Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
  • 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
  • Mar 31 - Apr 7, 2019 (8 days)
  • Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $1,550.00 Dorm - Top Bunk - $1,550.00 Dormitory - Private - $1,840.00 LGH - Single - $1,990.00 LGH - Double - $1,990.00 LGH - Family room - $1,990.00 Tent-Site - $1,365.00 (All prices include $995.00 base amount)

About This Event

LifeForce Yoga® is an empowering, evidence-based Yoga protocol to help your students and clients focus, relax, and have greater access to their feelings. These strategies can safely release chronic physical tension and repressed emotion and are appropriate for a clinical setting. This training interweaves ancient yogic wisdom with current findings in neurobiology.

Through practice, discussion, and teaching demonstrations, you will:

Tailor Yoga sessions for dysthymia (chronic depression), anxiety-based depression, PTSD, and bipolar disorder

Learn breathing and meditation practices for addressing dysthymia and anxiety-based depression

Explore somatic strategies to increase self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-esteem, and ability to cope

Discuss techniques that your clients and students can do at home

Practice methods for self-care

Training Information


Please read Amy Weintraub’s Yoga for Depression before the course.

Recommended reading

Amy Weintraub’s Yoga Skills for Therapists

Recommended practice

LifeForce Yoga CD/DVD series, including Breathe to Beat the Blues and LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues Level 1 and Level 2

Books are available for purchase online at Integral Yoga Distribution.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA):  Approximately 66 contact hours.

You can input your contact hours using your YA log in information.

Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email (contact info blocked).


This program helped me to have techniques that are effective and immediate for clients who have high levels of anxiety with panic, OCD, MDD, and even self-harming behaviors. — Meagan Simms

This as an excellent training that provided many tools for use not just in LifeForce Yoga sessions, but in teaching other sessions as well. — Joanne Preece

I learned lots of ways to reduce the anxiety and depression of my patients and myself. — Aviva Sinvany-Nubel, PhD, APN, CNSC, RN

My life is already changed! I will use the tools I learned in my own practice and in my work. I feel safe and seen. — Susan Andrea Weiner, MA

An Interview with the Author of Yoga Skills for Therapists

Truth is One, Paths are Many. ~Sri Swami Satchidananda, Yogaville Founder

Venue Highlights

Yogaville is home to the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS). The LOTUS is a unique temple dedicated to interfaith understanding and the Light within all faiths. Individual altars represent and honor the different world faiths and spiritual paths. The vision, design and inspiration of Sri Swami Satchidananda, LOTUS was dedicated in 1986. It demonstrates, “Truth is One, Paths are Many.” In the peaceful countryside of Virginia, the doors of LOTUS are open to welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs.


The all-inclusive prices of our accommodations provides you with three delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily, meditation, and Hatha Yoga classes in addition to other activities.

The most popular accommodations we have are Dormitory Accommodations – shared room and shared bath. We have two dormitories, Vivekananda Vihar and Ramalinga Nilayam, which are centrally heated and air-conditioned and convenient to meals and programs.

Lotus Guest House (Private Room)
Each room in our six unit guest house is equipped with a small refrigerator, queen size bed and full bath. Each room in our nine unit guest house is equipped with a queen sized bed and full bath, and no refrigerator.

Set off in a quiet, wooded area adjacent to the Lotus Guest Houses are twelve campsites. Campers have use of the bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities nearby Vivekananda Vihar dormitory. Camping is available from March 15th to December 1st.


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Organic, vegetarian/vegan food
Labeled ingredients
Gluten-free and vegan options
Salad bar
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe


Yogaville offers transportation from the airport, train and bus stations in Charlottesville, VA. If you are driving Google Maps has reliable turn-by-turn directions. (contact info blocked)HyMby4mr74t

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