Accessible Yoga School Blog

Fat talk, fake bonding, and real community

By Amber Karnes

When I teach Making Peace With Your Body, we talk a lot about the sneaky ways that diet culture infiltrates our brains and our language.

One of diet culture’s most...

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Anxiety, Yoga and Our Truth [Podcast Episode 11]

In episode 11,  Jivana Heyman and Amber Karnes sit down to discuss their individual journeys with anxiety. They both share the ways yoga has been helpful and discuss what has not served them....

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The Responsibility and Opportunities We Have In This Moment with Dianne Bondy [Podcast Episode 10]

In episode 10,  Jivana welcomes Dianne Bondy to talk about how she has created her platform, grew her career, and built a global yoga community. Dianne talks about how she leaned into the...

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Yoga Is Not About Fixing Others [Podcast Episode 9]

In episode 9, Amber and Jivana talk about a recent article Jivana has featured with Yoga Journal talking about yoga’s response to disabilities and illness. Together they explore the belief...

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Yoga philosophy through a South Asian perspective with Shyam Ranganathan [Podcast Episode 8]

In episode 8 of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, Shyam Ranganathan and Jivana Heyman have a discussion about Yoga philosophy through a South Asian perspective. They explore the various ways that...

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Nothing is okay / everything is okay [Podcast Episode 7]

In episode 7 of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, Amber Karnes and Jivana Heyman talk about duality—the up and down, light and dark, "both/and" nature of life. We talk about how attachment to...

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Earth & sky meditation with Jivana Heyman

Explore duality with Jivana in this guided meditation, connecting to earth and sky and consider how we relate to our own thoughts.

This witness attitude is at the heart of...

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Lessons learned from the Accessible Yoga Training [Podcast Episode 6]

In episode 6, Amber and Jivana talk about lessons learned from the Accessible Yoga Training. Jivana digs deep into the yoga philosophy behind this training that informs both of our work and the way...

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6 tips for yoga teachers moving toward accessibility in their classes

By Jivana Heyman

I’ve had so many people tell me, “I’m not flexible enough to do yoga.” Of course, flexibility doesn’t really have anything to do with yoga! So hearing...

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Geek wellness, YogaQuest, and the power of stories with Justine Mastin [Podcast Episode 5]

Justine Mastin found her people at a comic book convention. In this interview we'll talk about why that mattered and how Justine helped the geek community remove barriers to accessing wellness....

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