Accessible Yoga Training with Jivana Heyman

Join the Accessible Yoga Movement!

Accessible Yoga is an international advocacy organization focusing on sharing yoga with all. We offer Accessible Yoga Conferences, Journal, and the Accessible Yoga Network. The Accessible Yoga Training focuses on how to make the Yoga teachings available to everyone, regardless of their level of physical ability. We’ll focus on creating Integrated Accessible Yoga classes where all students can practice together. We’ll explore the many ways that Yoga practice can be modified to suit students with disabilities, physical challenges, as well as seniors.

We’ll consider how to make our classes welcoming to everyone, and to approach students in a trauma-informed way. You’ll learn sample Accessible Yoga classes, chair yoga classes, and even bed yoga classes. We’ll also look at ways of bringing the yoga teachings and meditation into your classes, and how all of yoga can be used to support health and healing for every body. We’ll also review common medical conditions so that you have a basic understanding of these issues.

Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, eRYT500, is founder of Accessible Yoga, co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center and an Integral Yoga Minister. With over twenty-five years of training and teaching in a classical yoga tradition, Jivana has specialized in teaching yoga to people with disabilities with an emphasis on sharing yoga philosophy. His passion is making Yoga accessible to everyone. Jivana has led over fifty yoga teacher training programs over the past 20 years, created the Accessible Yoga Training program in 2007, and currently leads trainings around the world. In December 2015, Jivana was invited to teach Accessible Yoga at the United Nations in Geneva, and continues to work toward expanding access to the teachings of yoga.



Adapted Asana
– Variations of the most popular asanas
– Techniques for creating integrated Accessible Yoga classes
– Sample Accessible Yoga classes, either on the floor, in a chair, or in a bed.

Yoga Anatomy and Physiology
– Overview of common medical conditions as diabetes, arthritis, respiratory diseases, cancer, H.I.V./AIDS, heart disease and more.
– A review of some of the major impacts of aging on all the systems of the 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.

– How to build a strong community among Yoga students to support the transformational process of Yoga.

Graduates of the program become Accessible Yoga Ambassadors and connect with a network of Accessible Yoga teachers and students around the world. Participants who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training will become Certified Accessible Yoga Teachers.


Dates: Thursday, November 9 – Sunday, November 12, 2017

Times: 9:30am-4:30pm (times subject to slight changes)

Location: St. Louis, MO (exact location to be announced)

Investment: $495 early bird until August 15, 2017

$550 after August 15, 2017

Pre-Requisite: This training is not limited to only yoga teachers, however we do suggest some prior yoga experience.

Register here.