Megan Lutz, 500-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Master Naturalist Goodwin Conservation Center, National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer, offers Yoga Teacher Training and classes in Kripalu Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Let Your Yoga Dance and Pilates in the Historic Town Hall, 5 Mountain Road, Woodbury, Connecticut.
Megan's occupation as a yoga teacher and naturalist guide inspire her to integrate the natural world with the mindful practice of yoga. She believes the synthesis of nature and yoga deepens the students’ present moment time experience through engaging all their senses. Various writers have participated in Megan’s yoga and nature integration hikes and highlighted their experience through articles in Town and Country, The New York Observer and The Daily Mail.
Her mission is to educate, inspire, support and empower each student as they enhance their health, wellness, nature connection, fitness and nutrition, elevate their mindset and improve their quality of life.
Kripalu Vinyasa Yoga moves through active, breath guided, flowing postures, allowing students to fully embody alignment and movement energetically and physically. The sequences integrate standing, standing twist, standing balance, arm balance, hip opener, backbend, seated twist, forward bend, inversion, and restorative postures while strengthening and stretching muscles, increasing bone density, releasing tension, and centering body-mind.
Hatha Yoga is offered to those new to yoga or with special conditions and/or age related physical functional limitations. Bend forward, backward, sideways and twist while practicing supported, restorative postures on a mat or chair. The focus is on toning muscles, limbering joints, releasing tension and centering body-mind. Benefits may include a decrease in chronic pain, anxiety, depression, blood pressure, cholesterol and insomnia.
Let Your Yoga Dance is an amazing Chakra Fusion! A joy-filled power dance combining yoga, the breath, and user-friendly dance with fabulous music from all around the world. It is a funky, sacred, inspirational dance of the multi-dimensional self, bringing tons of fun and freedom to body, mind and spirit. Let Your Yoga Dance is for every single body and wonderful for all ages.
Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour Level is a Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga journey toward wholeness by yoking mind, body and breath. The seven weekend format includes meditation, pranayama, asana, asana sequencing, yoga philosophy, energy and physical anatomy, Ayurveda, and naturalist outings. The exploration also covers the spiritual, practical, technical, teaching methodology, lifestyle, ethics and business aspects of teaching yoga.
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200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher – Lotus Gardens Yoga School
Master Naturalist - Goodwin State Forest
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Wilderness Leadership Training - Appalacian Mountain Club
First Aid, CPR & Automated External Defibrillator - American Red Cross
Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher – Megha Nancy Buttenheim
Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine
Hypnotherapist – American School of Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy
Pilates Mat and Reformer Teacher – IM=X Exercise Corporation