Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Training for Special Populations at Kripalu Center


Sunday, July 5, 2020 to Friday, July 10, 2020


  • Kripalu Center - Stockbridge, Ma


Learn to teach Let Your Yoga Dance® in and out of chairs to people with special needs: People with Parkinsons, MS, the elderly, people with arthritis, people suffering from depression, people healing from cancer and/ or undergoing chemotherapy. This 5 day training is for body-centered teachers of yoga dance, yoga, bodyworkers, physical therapists, MDs, nurses, special-ed teachers, educators.

Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Training for Special Populations will teach you to:

  • Serve people who need and want to move their bodies but are hindered due to illness, pain, lack of mobility
  • Study, practice, and teach appropriate pranayama-breathing techniques for this population
  • Discover creative ways to dance your yoga in Let Your Yoga Dance for Special Populationschairs and to teach it to your students
  • Heighten your sensitivity to the emotional and mental needs of special populations
  • Slow down so that your students never feel rushed or pushed
  • Work with Balance
  • Treat your students with respect and care, promoting dignity and self-confidence
  • Increase your music library with appropriate music for your students
  • Understand the power that Music has upon the Brain
  • Utilize the seven chakras (the energy centers of the body) as a roadmap for your classes
  • Increase your own movement vocabulary so you can in turn offer new sequences to your students
  • Practice-teach and mentor fellow participants in the dance of yoga
  • Facilitate during sharing time after the practice classes
  • Practice-teach with visiting special needs students from the Berkshires
  • Learn how to stay grounded and not attached to outcome
  • Observe your emotions and steady your mind and energy field
  • Be sensitive to the unique needs of this population

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 the health and training information form below prior to the program start date.

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