This course will explore the revolutionary practice of yoga, a practice that can transform our inner landscape and also transform the world. Diving deep into the teachings we’ll search for the essence of the practice and consider how to bring yoga into our lives in simple and effective ways.
Accessible Yoga is known for opening yoga to people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, seniors, people with larger bodies, and anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable in a regular yoga class. Our work is focused on making the essential teachings of yoga accessible – for everyone.
By going back to the philosophical roots of yoga, we’ll examine how the yoga teachings are truly about equality and transformation. Then we’ll explore how to bring these practices into our daily lives, and find creative new ways to practice and share yoga that are equitable and accessible.
Our last challenge is to consider how our yoga practice can help to create a more equitable and just world. How can we use the tools of yoga to support our social justice activism, avoid burnout, and cultivate the changes we want to see in the world around us?
Meet Your Teachers
Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, is the founder and director of Accessible Yoga, an international non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings. Accessible Yoga offers Conferences, Trainings and a popular Ambassador program. He’s the author of the upcoming book, Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body (Shambhala Publications, November 2019), co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, and an Integral Yoga Minister. Jivana has specialized in teaching yoga to people with disabilities and out of this work, the Accessible Yoga organization was created to support education, training, and advocacy with the mission of shifting the public perception of yoga.