40-hour Accessible Yoga Training

Burlington, Vermont, USA

This course is now fully booked. Join the waitlist below to be notified if any places become available.

Sangha Studio (Williston location)

373 Blair Park Road, Williston, Vermont, USA

July 12-14, 2024

Friday, July 12th, 11am-5pm
Saturday, July 13th, 12pm-6:30pm
Sunday, July 14th,10:30am-4pm

*Each day of the training will include a 1 hour break

40 hour certification includes:
15 hours in person with Jivana Heyman
+ 25 hours pre-recorded content and homework



This upcoming Accessible Yoga Training in Burlington, Vermont (July 12-14, 2024) is currently FULLY BOOKED.

Please submit your details below to JOIN OUR WAITLIST to be notified if any places become available.

Learn to design yoga classes where all students can practice together in a way that honors and celebrates people of all ages, sizes, abilities, and experience levels.

Through our Accessible Yoga Training you'll:

  • Understand the¬†benefits of an accessible yoga practice¬†including: enhancing muscular strength, balance, flexibility, improving physiological functions, reducing stress, anxiety, chronic pain and promoting overall health and well-being
  • Determine¬†safe and appropriate variations¬†of common asanas for a range of physical ability (chair, mat/bed, standing)
  • Learn¬†specific asanas¬†for flexibility, strengthening and balance training to maintain or improve health and independence
  • Understand the¬†purpose and implementation of props¬†to make yoga accessible to all abilities
  • Acquire knowledge of¬†common medical conditions¬†and the benefits and concerns for implementation of a yoga practice
  • Learn to create¬†integrated Accessible Yoga classes¬†where students of different abilities can practice together
  • Explore the¬†many ways that yoga can be adapted to suit¬†students with disabilities, physical challenges, seniors, people with larger bodies, and more
  • Learn how to¬†make your classes welcoming to everyone, to empower students with agency, and to approach students in a trauma-informed way
  • Review¬†the¬†physical and psychosocial benefits¬†of pranayama and meditation and how to make these practices available for all students, regardless of ability
  • Learn how to¬†apply the teachings of yoga philosophy¬†in day-to-day life to reduce stress, create more balance and develop authentic connections with self and others
  • Explore techniques¬†to¬†build a strong community¬†among your students to support the transformational process of yoga
  • and more!

This hybrid delivery 40 hour Accessible Yoga Training includes 3 days of in-person training in Burlington, Vermont, with Jivana Heyman, plus self-paced online pre-recorded content & homework.


Sangha Studio
(Williston location)

373 Blair Park Road, Williston
Vermont, USA

This venue is wheelchair accessible (elevator access to 2nd floor)

Free parking directly outside the studio

Access via public transport on Line 1

All props for the training will be provided

Further studio details are available via the FAQs below

In regards to our Covid-conscious community care guidelines as we return to in-person trainings and events, masks are not mandatory, however if you don't experience any accessibility barriers in relation to wearing a mask, we strongly encourage it, so that we can keep our community members as safe a possible, with particular consideration of those from more vulnerable populations. If you have access to Covid tests, we also recommend testing before attending the live training. If you have any cold / flu / Covid symptoms, or if you are testing positive to Covid, we ask that you stay home, and contact us in relation to course transfer arrangements.

In-Person Training Schedule

July 12-14, 2024

Friday, July 12th, 11am-5pm
Saturday, July 13th, 12pm-6:30pm
Sunday, July 14th,  10:30am-4pm

*Each day of the training will include a 1 hour break

Sangha Studio (Williston location)

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*Daily start & finish times are confirmed. Content of daily schedule is subject to change

Pre-Recorded Online Content

In addition to 15 hours of in-person training, this course includes 25 hours of self-paced, pre-recorded online lectures, practices, resources and homework tasks.

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About Your Trainer: Jivana Heyman

Jivana Heyman (he/him), C-IAYT, E-RYT500, is the founder and director of the Accessible Yoga Association, an international non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings. He’s the author of Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body, Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion (Shambhala Publications), and The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga: Best Practices for Sharing Yoga with Every Body (January 2024).

Jivana coined the phrase, ‚ÄúAccessible Yoga,‚ÄĚ over ten years ago, and it has now become the standard appellation for a large cross section of the immense yoga world.

He brought the Accessible Yoga community together for the first time in 2015 for the Accessible Yoga Conference, which has gone on to become a focal point for this movement. Jivana is also the creator of the Accessible Yoga Training and the co-founder of the online Accessible Yoga Training School with Amber Karnes, which is a platform for continued education for yoga teachers in the field of equity and accessibility. They also created the Accessible Yoga Podcast in 2020 (now The Love Of Yoga Podcast, hosted by Anjali Rao).

Over the past 25 years, Jivana has led countless yoga teacher training programs around the world, and dedicates his time to supporting yoga teachers who are working to serve communities that are under-represented in traditional yoga spaces.

Connect with Jivana:

www.jivanaheyman.com |  @jivanaheyman   |  facebook.com/jivanaheyman

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