Accessible Yoga Online

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Accessible Yoga Training Online

May 10 – 24, 2021
Taught by Reverend Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, IYM
with Accessible Yoga Teacher Training Faculty

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 hoursYoga therapists registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists will receive 30 CEU hours for IAYT.


Adapted Asana

  • 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.

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.

Technological Requirements

You will get the most out of the training if you attend via Zoom on a desktop computer with a webcam and microphone. However, you are welcome to watch and participate on your phone, tablet, or other internet-connected device. Appearing on video or speaking on the mic is not required at all.

We recommend installing the Zoom application on your device to get the full functionality.

Your student portal is web based and can be accessed through any internet browser.


  • $600 – $800 tiered pricing
  • partial scholarships and payment plans available


May 10 – 24, 2021
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays • 5:00–8:00p.m. E.D.T.


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Certification and Continuing Education Credits

Teacher Bio

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.


Integral Yoga Institute offers 500 hours of training in two segments, 200 hours and 300 hours, permitting teachers who graduate to become either an RYT 200 or an RYT 500, depending on the level of training completed. Our 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training program can be customized to fit your individual interests. You may select from our many graduate-level Yoga Teacher Training programs.


Call: 212-929-0585, ext. 16

Free Live Info Session
April 28, 5:00p.m. E.S.T.

Ready to sign up?  Register here.

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“Jivana’s Accessible Yoga Teacher Training was a tremendous experience. It 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

“I was truly blown away at how much I learned while 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 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 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 of including 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 taking the training.” —Katja Sandschneider

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