• July 5–10, 2020
  • Sunday-Friday: 5 nights

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.

Note In order to receive a diploma, students must take Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher Training, Module 1, either before or after Special Populations training. Bring layered clothing, a water bottle, and a copy of Megha’s book Expanding Your Joy: Let Your Yoga Dance. Tuition includes a manual.

Recommended reading Megha Nancy Buttenheim, Expanding Your Joy: Let Your Yoga Dance.

“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.

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
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Creative Expression


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

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