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Accessible Yoga Training with Jivana Heyman

  • Yoga on High 1020 Dennison Ave., Suite 202 Columbus, Oh 43201 USA (map)


Friday, July 17 from 9:00a to 5:30p
Saturday, July 18 from 9:00a to 5:30p
Sunday, July 19 from 9:00a to 5:30p


Jivana Heyman


$650 Early bird price if paid by June 17: $595

A $200.00 cancellation fee is included in the cost. No refunds will be given within 30 days of the workshop.

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.

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 receive 30 Yoga Alliance CE hours.

30 Yoga Alliance Contact Continuing Education Hours

“Jivana has a wonderful teaching style that leaves a lot of room for discussion and sharing within the modules. I learned so much from him and the discussions among the students. I highly recommend this training to any yoga teacher.”
— Sharon Genung


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.

Guided Relaxation, Pranayama & Meditation

  • How to make the subtle practices available for all students, regardless of ability.

Accessible Yoga Training Manual

·         146-page manual is a resource you can use before, during and after the training with detailed information about adapting yoga. Once you register you will have access to a PDF version of the manual. At the training you have the option of also receiving a hard copy version.

Online Module includes:

Accessible Yoga Mission and Vision

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 they 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.

“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

Teacher Bio

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.

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