Let Your Yoga Dance: Teacher Training for Special Populations
Megha Nancy Buttenheim, MA, E-RYT 500, is founding director of Let Your Yoga Dance® LLC. A 28-year teacher trainer at Kripalu, she also serves on the faculty of Kripalu’s Certificate in Positive Psychology program and…
Full Bio & Programs
Thousands of people yearn to move their bodies, dance, and do yoga—the elderly; people with Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, or Alzheimer’s; breast cancer survivors; and others with special needs who might feel marginalized and unable to move as freely as they would like. Let Your Yoga Dance® is a fabulous workout and a delightful experience that’s adaptable for each student’s needs, providing therapeutic benefits—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
In this training, learn how to
- Work with special populations
- Create yoga, breath, and dance experiences in and around chairs
- Provide a rich, complete, and powerful Let Your Yoga Dance class for those who need to remain seated
- Empower your students with spontaneity, creativity, and fun
- Focus on the individual needs of each participant
- Practice teaching in a safe, caring, and joyful environment.
Note Tuition includes a manual. In order to receive a diploma, students must take Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher Training, Module 1, either before or after Special Populations training. Please complete and e-mail this health and training information form to email@example.com prior to the program start date.
I would highly recommend this training, even if you have no current intentions of working with special populations. The training introduced me to a whole new aspect of dance, and awakened my creativity. I think Let Your Yoga Dance for Special Populations is on the leading edge of something remarkable.
—Fern W., Toronto, Canada
- 44.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
- 37.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
- 37.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
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- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $575 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $875 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More