Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Training: Module 1


Sunday, June 16, 2024 to Friday, June 21, 2024


  • Kripalu Center, 57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262

SAVE THE DATES NOW: Enrollment is limited.


For all levels, including beginners.

Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Training is a powerful, unique, and joyous experiential inquiry into the art of becoming a transformational teacher. 

Join Let Your Yoga Dance founding director, Megha Nancy Buttenheim—who has been leading this training since 1997—and rediscover your body and its energy centers, or chakras, in a brand new way. In this training, you will learn to:

  • Become an excellent instructor in the dance of yoga.
  • Build confidence, expertise, and authenticity.
  • Transform your relationship with music.
  • Embody the chakras.

Together, we create safe, brave, and sacred space in a loving, professional environment.

NOTE No prior experience is necessary to take this module. Tuition includes a training manual which will be given to you on opening night. To become a certified Let Your Yoga Dance instructor, you must take Module 1 first, followed by Module 2. You may also attend Module 1 simply to experience this vibrant program without pursuing certification, but please note that all sessions are mandatory. Both modules are necessary to complete the Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Training. After graduation, you will be invited to join the Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher’s Association.


Tuition is $730 per person + Accomodations. Register Here

Tuition includes:

  • All Module 1 sessions from 6/16 - 6/21
  • Daily Yoga classes at Kripalu
  • 3 all-natural meals
  • Access to the Kripalu grounds
  • Teacher Training Manual (PDF available for those who are in Canada or abroad)

Tuition does not include the following:

Please note:
Enrollment is limited in order to create the connections and intimacy important to the training, so enroll today!


Sunday Night - 6/16


Daily - 6/17-6/20

7:30pm-9:15pm (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday only)

Closing Day - 6/21


Pre-Training Requirements

The preparation is great and I think you’ll enjoy every minute. I ask all trainees to do this work before the training begins so that by opening night, June 16th, you will be way ahead of the game.

  1. Read my book Expanding Joy: Let Your Yoga Dance, Embodying Positive Psychology
  2. Watch MP4 or DVD Let Your Yoga Dance – with Megha - when you practice with the MP4/DVD, you will learn a great deal before the training begins.
  3. Watch Material Required for Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher Training on YouTube, which will bring you to a playlist with four videos for you to study. More information is below:
  4. Discover Your Positive Psychology VIA Strengths


Please note: In the first video, I mention there being 2 videos, but there are now 4 total, listed below for your convenience.

Four Required YouTube Videos

  1. Introduction and Welcome.
  2. Journey through the Chakras. A lecture on the chakras relating to Let Your Yoga Dance. Please watch and take in before the training begins. The Chakras are the methodology for each Let Your Yoga Dance class. When you take this training, you will soon see the world through a Chakra lens.
  3. Yamas and Niyamas with Megha. This is a teaching on the yoga codes of ethical conduct; they provide the foundation for our training as Let Your Yoga Dance instructors.
  4. The Moon Salutation, Chandra Namaskar, is included in this playlist. Please become very familiar with it; the Moon Salute will be included in your final practice teach. It’s fun to learn and user-friendly.

Pre-Training Recommendations

  1. Enjoy 2 FREE MP3 audio yoga and moving meditation classes: Moontides and Power and Grace.  I am gifting you with these two lovely yoga audio experiences. As you practice with them, you will receive another look at the yoga component a Let Your Yoga Dance class.
  2. Moving With Your Strengths - perfect for Let Your Yoga Dance instructors: Moving With Your Strengths (MWYS) is an MP4 download. I have made 30 videos of all the 30 positive psychology character strengths. I have embodied the strengths, bringing them into movement with either gentle yoga, Let Your Yoga Dance, breath work, moving meditation, relaxation, qigong, or seated meditation. Moving With Your Strengths is a wonderful preparation for your training. Once you download it, MWYS will live on your device forever; you can refer to it any time you wish! Please note: there is a fee for this product.

Special Zoom Q&A Sessions

For those planning to graduate August 4-7, we have two special Zoom Q&A sessions: one before the 4th to help you with your final teach class and another three weeks after graduation. The Zoom sessions will be recorded so if you can't make it, you'll get the recording that same evening. Do try to come if you can.


Friday, August 2 - 6-7:15pm ET - Preparation for your final teach class
Thursday, Aug 29 - 6-7:15pm ET - A 
check-in three weeks after graduation


Do I need to be a certified yoga teacher or dance teacher to take this training?

No. You do not need to be a certified yoga teacher or dance teacher to take this training, however, the more yoga you know, the better.

When will I receive my training manual, book and DVD/MP4?

The training manual is included with tuition and you wil receive yours on opening night.

The other products, the Expanding Joy: Let Your Yoga Dance, Embodying Positive Psychology book and Let Your Yoga Dance – with Megha are not included in tuition and can be purchased on the online store.

How can I complete the pre-training requirements if I don't receive the products until two weeks prior to the training?

Good question! The book is an easy, quick read. The DVD/MP4 is also quick, easy listening. Do all of the other up-front requirements first and save the book and the DVD/MP4 for last.

Once the training has started, what happens if "life happens" and I can't attend the final weekend?

Occasionally a trainee has to miss the last graduation weekend. They then need to wait until the next training: they can join that cohort in order to graduate.

Are there extra perks along with the training manual?

Yes. We have a wonderful Let Your Yoga Dance Association for graduates only. After completing Module 2, trainees are gifted with 5 weeks to play with the association. After that trial period is over, they can purchase membership for a very small annual fee.

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