Accessible Yoga Training Online
June 15–19, 2020
Taught by Reverend Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, IYM
with special guest presenters
Join the Accessible Yoga Movement!
We’re excited to offer our first Accessible Yoga Training online – making this program more accessible than ever! Online training offers expanded possibilities and flexibility as we explore foundational aspects of equity and accessibility in Yoga.
In this training you’ll learn how to share Yoga with all people, regardless of ability or background, by looking at the essence of the practice, which is accessible by nature. We’ll focus on creating integrated Accessible Yoga classes where students of different abilities can practice together. We’ll explore the many ways that Yoga can be adapted to suit students with disabilities, physical challenges, seniors, children with disabilities, people with larger bodies, and more.
We’ll consider how to make our classes welcoming to everyone, to empower students with agency, 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 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.
This course includes 20 hours of live virtual classroom hours and 10 additional hours of required pre-recorded videos and homework. Graduates of the program become Accessible Yoga certified teachers, and receive a digital certificate. You will be connected with a huge network of teachers and practitioners around the world dedicated to sharing this ancient practice with everyone, and get a free six month membership in Accessible Yoga’s Ambassador program.
Yoga teachers will receive 30 Yoga Alliance CE contact hours. Yoga therapists registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists will receive 30 CEU hours for IAYT.
- Variations of the most popular asana.
- Techniques for creating integrated Accessible Yoga classes.
- Sample modified Yoga classes, either on the floor, in a chair, or in a bed.
Yoga Anatomy and Physiology
- Overview of such common medical conditions as diabetes, arthritis, respiratory diseases, cancer, H.I.V./AIDS, and heart disease.
- A review of some of the major impacts of aging on all the systems of the body.
- 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.
Continuing Education Credit
- Yoga teachers will earn 30 hours for Yoga Alliance.
- Yoga therapists will earn 30 hours for IAYT.
June 15–19, 2020
Monday through Friday
11:00a.m.–3:00p.m. E.D.T. / 8:00a.m.–12:00p.m. P.D.T.
- $595 early bird discount until May 22, or $650 after May 22.
- Partial scholarships may be available for students with financial need.
- Accessible Yoga Training is open to everyone whether they are a Yoga teacher or not.
Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, 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 is 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.