Want to get to know our course facilitators,
Anjali Rao & Jivana Heyman, and why they are offering this course?
Check out the REPLAY of our recent FREE mini-workshop & info session:
Who Me? Unraveling
Imposter Syndrome with Yoga
Access the workshop replay, recorded live and online, October 25th, 2023
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Imposter Syndrome stops so many of us from putting ourselves out into the world and pursuing our true purpose. Yoga philosophy has a lot to say about this in terms of the way our minds work and how to serve in the world.
Check out the replay of Anjali and Jivana's conversation about how we can engage with the yoga teachings to address imposter syndrome.
This includes resisting dominant culture conditioning; exploring the teachings as a path of knowing yourself; and peeling back the layers that hold you back.
They also discuss their upcoming course, The Essence of Yoga: Making Yoga Philosophy Accessible, beginning November 8th.
How can we engage with Yoga philosophy in a respectful and yet effective way that allows us to truly embody the teachings?
Join Anjali Rao and Jivana Heyman for an eight-part live online series exploring the key elements of Yoga philosophy, and how we can bring the richness of Yoga philosophy alive.
Course recordings and resources will also be available for registrants to access via our online course portal for a whole year!
Jivana Heyman, on embodying
yoga philosophy in your teaching
"Many yoga teachers think that incorporating yoga philosophy into their teaching means giving dharma talks and explaining what the concepts mean. But, if you truly want to embody yoga philosophy in your class, focus on the way you’re teaching. This is especially true when it comes to ethics, which is the heart of yoga philosophy. Ethics creates accessibility..."
"...If you want to teach about ahimsa, non-violence, start by reflecting on the way you teach. Giving a little talk about ahimsa is great, but first make sure that you’re not causing harm. If you want to teach about satya, or truthfulness, first be sure to work within your scope of practice. There are so many ways that we can embody the yoga teachings, and become an example of them, rather than just talking. The benefit of approaching teaching in this way is that it becomes a practice, and we get to continually grow and learn."
Meet Your Facilitators
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 upcoming book The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga: Best Practices for Sharing Yoga with Every Body (January 2024).
Jivana coined the phrase, “Accessible Yoga,” 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 the Accessible Yoga Association and 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.
Get to know Jivana:
Anjali Rao (she/her) offers insight into the Yoga stories and histories that have been obscured by heteropatriarchy and colonization.
She brings a multi disciplinary approach in integrating yoga philosophy and history, with storytelling, imagery and poetry.
She is an Indian American immigrant, a cancer survivor, and is on the faculty of many continuing education yoga programs.
She serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Accessible Yoga Association, and is the host of The Love of Yoga podcast that connects to the expansiveness of the teachings of yoga through thought provoking conversations with yoga scholars and activists on the frontlines of liberatory movements.
Get to know Anjali:
Tuition for this live, online course is $315-$395 USD sliding scale
We also offer partial scholarships.
Tiered Pricing Explained:
- Community Rate (supported by your peers)
- Sustainer Rate (covers your enrollment)
- Supporter Rate (covers your enrollment + supports your peers)
If you are able to enroll at the Supporter or Sustainer Rate, your contributions support the ability to offer a lower rate to community members experiencing financial difficulties.
If you would like to clarify which pricing tier is most appropriate for you, please refer to this helpful graphic by Alexis J Cunningfolk:
Intention of Equity Pricing Structure:
Please take a moment to consider the intention of our scholarship program and equity pricing structure, which was created in order to amplify training access for those who hold marginalized identities and those experiencing significant financial hardship.
If neither of those qualifications apply to you, we ask you to please consider other payment options, including using the tiered equity pricing structure and payment plans, or supporting others in our community who have decreased access to financial resources by enrolling as a Sustainer or Supporter, if this is accessible to you.
Need a payment plan or partial scholarship?
Anjali Rao, on cultivating a sustainable yoga practice
"One of the biggest misconceptions of yoga practice is that we need a long, complicated one to two hour practice every single time for it to matter or make a difference. While we need variety to expand our experiences and challenge our mind, and yes - maybe our body, it is what we do everyday, it is how we do what we do everyday, and if we speak to ourselves with compassion when we don’t, that creates those lifelong habit patterns, the samskaras of practice, that shapes and holds us in all the ways."