Accessible Yoga Teacher Training program with Jivana Heyman

This training counts towards 300hr and 500hr Athens Yoga School certification, accredited by Yoga Alliance International.

Registrations and more information:
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The Accessible Yoga Teacher Training program focuses on how to make the Yoga teachings available to everyone, regardless of their level of physical ability. We’ll explore the many ways that Yoga practice can be modified to suit students with disabilities, physical challenges, and seniors. This can range from teaching gentle Yoga classes, to teaching entire classes in a chair or in a bed. 
We’ll review some basic concepts of yoga philosophy and consider how these subtle yet essential yoga teachings can be made accessible to our students. Together, these skills help teachers gain a clear understanding of the Yoga teachings so that they can teach in almost any setting with confidence and skill. 

Yoga Anatomy and Physiology 
Overview of common medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, respiratory diseases, cancer, HIV/AIDS, and heart disease.
A review of some of the major impacts of aging on the physical body. 
Yoga Psychology
How to empower people with disabilities by giving them a deep understanding of the Yoga teachings. Includes study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita.
Pranayama and Meditation
How to make the subtle practices available for all students, regardless of ability.
Adapted Asana
Essential elements of a modified Yoga class, either on the floor, in a chair or in bed. 
How to build a strong community among yoga students to support the individual, transformational process of Yoga.
Personal Practice
Deepen your personal practice of asanas, pranayama, and meditation 

365 Euros + VAT for payments until February 1st, 2017
390 Euros + VAT for payments after February 1st, 2017

"I took the training three years ago and it was the starting point of my “yoga career”. I’ve been teaching accessible yoga classes for two years now and Jivana’s training just gave me the perfect foundation for that. In my classes I never feel insecure or unable to cope with my students and that’s thanks to the training! You not only get the chance to learn to teach people with disabilities, you’ll also deepen your own yoga practice – both physically and philosophically. Jivana has a great way to include Patanjali’s Sutras in the training and his warm and inspiring personality has made him a real guru for me. I could just listen to him for hours and hours. So, I’ll definitely recommend to take the training." - Katja Sandschneider

"Jivana’s Accessible Yoga Teacher Training was a tremendous experience. It was broken down into 2 modules, 3 weeks apart, and each was filled with a plethora of wisdom and yogic inspiration. Months later, I am still amazed by the way this information is broadening my teaching style, increasing my confidence, and providing an even deeper awareness that yoga is for every body. Accessibility is necessary and what Jivana is doing is creating a path for all to practice and teach with integrity so we can all be free from suffering." Sarit Rogers

"The content, itself, was amazing.... I was happy to learn of all the possible formats for modification--wall, chair, floor/bed--as well as to be able to experience the modifications themselves. I could see that with a little imagination and courage (which I'm in the process of mustering), I can, with the guidance of my client(s)/student(s), know how to proceed in making them (and myself) comfortable." - Michele Peterson

"Thank you for a most wonderful training, and for your encouragement and kindness. The caliber of your trainings thus far have been the best I have ever experienced and I am looking forward to learning everything you know :-)" - Luana Knowlton

"The Accessible Yoga TT was very informative, inspiring and uplifting." - Tania Isaac-Dutton

"I was truly blown away at how much I learned over the two weekends that I was there! I was greatly in need of hands-on, practical applications (and variations) to make the yoga I teach more accessible than it already is, and I definitely got that! " - Natalie Dunbar

"I definitely learned a lot and had a wonderful experience with you and with the class. I think this class changes people's perspective; what is life and how should we think about life, especially when working with people in a wheelchair. It really touched my heart. I felt that I had to look into myself and see who I am really and what I can offer to other people who need it. I myself came to realize that I am so fortunate to be with those people. For one reason is that seeing them happy and encouraged to live life fully, regardless of their situation." - Gabriella Piazza


Jivana is the founder of Accessible Yoga, co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, manager of the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco, California, and an Integral Yoga Minister. With over twenty years of training and teaching in a traditional yoga lineage, Jivana has specialized in teaching the subtle practices of yoga: pranayama, meditation, as well as sharing yoga philosophy. His passion is making Yoga accessible to everyone. 

Jivana has taught with the Dean Ornish Heart Disease Reversal Program through UCSF, California Pacific Medical Center's Institute of Health and Healing, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He has led over forty Yoga teacher training programs over the past 16 years, and created the Accessible Yoga Teacher Training program in 2007. On December 3rd, 2015, Jivana taught Accessible Yoga at the United Nations in Geneva for their International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Jivana's strengths are sharing esoteric and complex teachings in an readily accessible way, and applying the ancient teachings of yoga to our day-to-day lives.
Accessible Yoga webpage

This training counts towards 300hr and 500hr Athens Yoga School certification, Yoga Alliance Accredited.
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