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Certification in Whole-Person Positive Psychology

Megha is pleased to expand Let Your Yoga Dance into the trending field of Positive Psychology. She will be appearing as Core Faculty for both the US and Australian onsite immersion courses that comprise the year long Certification in Positive Psychology program.

Module 2 of the training and will take place at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.



57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge MA, US 01262

Type of Event

  • Course



Dec 5 to
Dec 11
09:00 amto11:00 am

This is the first of two onsite immersions that make up a year long training program. The full course is 10 modules - 2 onsite and 8 online.
The course began in October 2015 and will conclude with the second onsite immersion in September 2016.



Accommodations and meals are additional and booked directly through Kripalu. Price will depend on choice of room arrangement.

Full Description

Experience a whole-person approach to positive psychology and optimal well-being, developed by leading expert in the field,
Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar.
This year-long online and onsite course offers an in-depth, integrated exploration of the science and direct application of positive psychology—the study of individual and societal flourishing—in all aspects and all stages of life.
Apply the whole-person approach to leadership, counselling, coaching, parenting, or teaching in order to:
• Bring about lasting change in individuals and organizations
• Create healthy personal and professional relationships
• Build positive emotions and the resilience to deal with painful ones
• Develop self-regard and grounded optimism
Graduates leave with the tools, practises, and research to support an increased capacity for health, strengthened resilience, deeper mindfulness, and greater levels of overall well-being.

Core Faculty:

Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, is co-founder and Chief Learning Officer at Wholebeing Institute, an educational organization committed to spreading ideas and practices that help individuals and groups live life to its fullest—spiritually, physically, intellectually, relationally, and emotionally. Tal taught one of Harvard’s most popular–and life-changing–courses on Positive Psychology, and is currently teaching at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, where he cofounded The Institute for Positive Psychology in Education. Author of 5 books, including best-sellers like Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, he consults and lectures around the world, integrating theory and practice, East and West, philosophy and psychology. An avid sportsman, Tal won the Intercollegiate and Israeli National squash championships. He holds a doctorate in organizational behavior and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from Harvard.

Megan McDonough is co-founder and CEO at Wholebeing Institute, an educational organization committed to spreading ideas and practices that help individuals and groups live life to its fullest. Award-winning author of Infinity in a Box and A Minute for Me, Megan uses divergent thinking and creative perspectives to build organizations and networks that harness the best in people for the greatest good. With a degree in nuclear medicine, senior leadership experience in healthcare, two decades as a yoga practitioner and teacher, and director of numerous online learning start-ups, Megan focuses on “how to get from point A to point B” through whole-person engagement. A national media source for Fast Company, Yoga Journal, and Woman’s Day, Megan is an explorer at heart, working with the WBI team to navigate the tricky path from dreaming about the summit to actually climbing Mt. Everest.

Dr. Maria Sirois, PsyD, is an inspirational speaker, seminar leader, and author who has worked at the intersections of wellness, psychology, and spirituality for nearly 20 years. As a wellness guide, Maria has been invited to keynote throughout the country at conferences for wellness centers, hospitals, hospices, philanthropy, business, academic and corporate institutions, as well as for the general public. She has been called both a “true teacher” and “an orator of great power and beauty.” Her book, Every Day Counts: Lessons in Love, Faith, and Resilience from Children Facing Illness, was published in 2006.