Accessible Yoga School Blog

3 Trauma-Informed Breathing Cues

by Jivana Heyman

We can make our pranayama practices more accessible through a better understanding of the breath. Here, three trauma-informed breathing cues to inform your teaching.

1. Bigger...

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Here's the poem I return to when thinking about the breath

by Jivana Heyman

Here’s a poem I often return to when thinking about the breath. Kabir clarifies the importance of the breath in spiritual practice, answering the timeless question,...

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Breathing Through the Kleysa

by Jivana Heyman

In one of the most poetic passages of his Yoga Sutras, Patanjali explains that pranayama, the breathing practices, allow our inner light, or spirit, to shine. He says, “As a...

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3 Ways to Make Pranayama More Accessible

by Jivana Heyman

1. Celebrate your breath.

If you’re breathing, you’re doing it right. Starting with this affirmation can completely shift our experience of breathing practices. On the...

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3 Self-Study Prompts to Help You Tap Into a Realm of Infinite Possibilities

by M Camellia

This morning I woke up feeling chilly. I made myself a hot cup of coffee and went about my morning routine. Somewhere along the way, I set my coffee down, and when I next went to take...

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Reimagining Everything: A Guided Meditation with kelley nicole palmer


"If we are going to move it forward, stop leaning into performative allyship, and really build solidarity and community in an authentic way, we’re gonna have to think about it from a new...

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Do you use possessive pronouns when teaching yoga?

by Jivana Heyman

Our primary tool when teaching yoga is our language, and the words we choose are essential in sharing the heart of the teachings. Many of us have been trained to avoid...

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How does ableism show up in yoga practice and teaching?

"Our job as accessible yoga teachers is to see through the veil of ableism, to understand that yoga is something that is already accessible to everyone. The essential concepts of yoga are that we...

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Teaching Truly Mixed Level Yoga Classes

by Jivana Heyman

As yoga teachers, we need to help our students find safe and effective ways to practice whether it’s online or in person. One of the most helpful ways of doing this is to...

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Embracing Difference, Not Conformity: What Does Accessible Yoga Really Mean?

by Jivana Heyman

I’m always curious about the ways that the term “accessible yoga” is understood and translated by the yoga community. What I’ve noticed recently is that...

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