Accessible Yoga School Blog

Importance of Self-care while Striving to Build a Business

Self-care has become an over-used term. But we know what it means, and we know we have to take care of ourselves. When it comes to growing our work, how we thrive, create, and care for ourselves...

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Compassionate Leadership: Resources for Yoga Teachers (revised & updated)

'Business' and 'service' are not opposites.

As a yoga teacher, perhaps you’ve encountered the idea of seva, selfless service, in your studies and practice. While it’s common to...

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Running a Business During the Pandemic: Life Lessons

We’ve all had to rethink how we do business, especially in the yoga and wellness industries. For some, that has looked like scaling back on classes and workshops, or unfortunately closing the...

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The Value of Mentorship & Community in Business Growth

The COVID-19 pandemic has really affected how we view mentors and mentorship. Navigating these times, amidst isolation and online burn-out, can be an ongoing challenge. One of the questions many of...

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How can we make real change in the world?

by Jivana Heyman

One of the biggest misunderstandings that I've faced over the course of my teaching career is the idea that I'm trying to make yoga accessible by adapting or modifying the...

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Why "accessible" yoga

by Jivana Heyman

In a way, the story of Accessible Yoga began thousands of years ago with the first yoga practitioner who sat on a blanket instead of in the dirt. Or with the first yogis...

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Being with Discomfort

“Sometimes when we’re talking about things like racism or systems of oppression, regardless of the identities we may be holding, there’s a resistance to the discomfort these...

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Chair Yoga is a Revolutionary Practice

By Jivana Heyman

Excerpted from Jivana’s upcoming book, Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion (to be released November 2021).

I know it sounds a little strange, but...

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Practicing Eagle Pose in Bed

“When you're doing a bed practice, you have to be very sensitive to the lack of resistance—the body can kind of sink into the mattress, and that can be a real issue.”

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Accessible Language: What's Wrong with 'Modifications'?

“The language we use can be education in and of itself. We teach through our words.” —Jivana Heyman

In this short video, Jivana discusses the topic of language and how we as...

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