Amy Weintraub's work is some of the most important in our world today. --Rama Jyoti Vernon,Founder, American Yoga College -- Rama Jyoti Vernon, Early Praise for Yoga for Depression
Herein lies a Yogic blueprint for how to be a human being, written by a compassionate and generous teacher. -- Stephen Cope, author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, from the Foreword, Yoga for Depression
This book belongs in the hands of every person who experiences depression and in the library of every therapist. -- Richard Miller, Ph.D., Early Praise for Yoga for Depression
About the Author
Twenty-five years ago, Amy Weintraub, MFA, RYT, author of Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books, 2004), was an award-winning television producer and writer, suffering from depression. Her own recovery from depression began in 1989, when she began a daily Yoga practice. Today she is a Senior Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Mentor, who leads national workshops on Yoga and depression and regularly writes on the subject for magazines, including Yoga Journal, Psychology Today and Yoga International.
Her forthcoming book, Yoga for Depression: A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga has received advanced praise from physicians, psychologists and master Yoga teachers, including best-selling authors, Christiane Northrup, M.D., Lauren Slater, Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., Sylvia Boorstein, Stephen Cope, and master yoga teachers, Angela Farmer and Richard C. Miller, Ph.D.
Weintraub has done many Yoga trainings in the United States and in India, including Kripalu Center in Lenox, Massachusetts, Lakulish Institute in Gujarat, India, Vivekanandra Kendra in Mysore, India and the Narayana Gurukala in Tamil Nadu, India. A frequent presenter at Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA, Weintraub teaches workshops on Yoga for depression nationally.
She holds the Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing and Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars, Bennington College. Weintraub currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her cat Smokey.