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Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher Training for Special Populations

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.

“I highly recommend this training, even if you have no current intentions of working with special populations. From the moment the training began, I absolutely knew that I would incorporate aspects of it into my regular class, but didn't expect to do it so soon. Not long after the training, I tore a knee tendon and was still able to lead the class while respecting my own injury—an incredibly powerful experience”—Fern W.

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 See the Kripalu website for more information.


This program may be taken as part of Kripalu’s 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, or as a standalone program.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
None
Suitable For
All
Program Theme
All Creative Expression
Schedule
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Presenter(s)

Megha Nancy Buttenheim, MA, E-RYT 1000, founding director of Let Your Yoga Dance® LLC, specializes in bringing a gentler, kinder yoga practice to the world.

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