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CE Workshop | Scientific Research on Yoga and Depression

October 26, 2021, 4pm ET


About This Workshop

October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. Depression is one of the most common mental health challenges in the world. This scientific research workshop will focus on depressive mood and ways that yoga has been scientifically shown to support mental health. Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa reviews the scientific rationale related to yoga and depressive mood. Amy Weintraub, yoga teacher and author of the book Yoga for Depression, shares about yogic practices that may support folks who are experiencing depressive mood.

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About the Presenters

Founder of the LifeForce Yoga® Healing Institute, Amy is a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health. She is the author of two non-fiction books: Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books, 2004), Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton, 2012) and numerous articles and book chapters. Her evidence-based LifeForce Yoga® series is an award-winning library of yoga and meditation CDs and DVDs for mood management. Her psycho-spiritual novel, Temple Dancer (Tumamoc Press, 2020) is garnering high praise and is a finalist in the Indie Fiction Awards. Sounds True will be publishing her card deck Yoga for Your Mood: 52 Ways to Shift Depression & Anxiety in August, 2021.

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Yoga Research for Yoga Alliance. Dr. Khalsa has conducted scientific yoga research since 2001 on yoga for insomnia, stress, anxiety disorders, and workplace and school settings.


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