The Teacher’s Guide to Accessible Yoga

The Teacher’s Guide to Accessible Yoga

Hosted by: Jivana Heyman

The Teacher’s Guide to Accessible Yoga Podcast This is a limited podcast companion series to the book, The Teacher’s Guide to Accessible Yoga: Best Practices for Sharing Yoga with Every Body, by Jivana Heyman. In...

Episodes

Teaching Meditation with Tracee Stanley

Season #2

“All we're doing is preparing for that moment, where grace just drops in." - Tracee Stanley The subtle practices of yoga, like yoga nidra and meditation, are among the most accessible forms of yoga. When we release...
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Teaching Pranayama with Melissa Shah

Season #2

According to the yoga teachings, pranayama is among the most powerful practice we have. Yet, many of the common breathing practices are taught in ways that are not accessible or trauma-informed. How can teachers make...
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Teaching Savasana with Shawn Moore

Season #2

Initially, Shavasana may seem like a simple posture. But, when we approach the practice with a little more depth, we can discover a powerful restorative practice with profound and multifaceted benefits. In this...
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Trauma-Sensitive Teaching with Nityda Gessel

Season #2

“Yoga is about embodiment, which is freeing, but a lot of us have experienced a level of disembodiment in the aftermath of trauma.” - Nityda Gessel Trauma manifests in our body and affects how our nervous system...
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Teaching Asana with Avery Kalapa

Season #2

Asana serves as a gateway to inner transformation, offering not just physical benefits but also profound connections to the mind, emotions, and spirit. When explored through the lens of accessibility, a deeper...
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Making Yoga Accessible with Jason Crandell

Season #2

“There's almost never a singular way in a pose that we're going deep into, that I'm trying to get everyone to do…there's this range, you have to play within this range and figure out which one doesn't work and which...
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Creating Accessible Offerings with Tristan Katz

Season #2

Yoga and business can feel contradictory at times, but there is a way to put yoga into practice in your work as a yoga teacher. Incorporating yogic philosophy into how you market yourself and run your business can...
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Power & Consent with M Camellia

Season #2

What is the difference between giving commands and inviting exploration in a yoga class? How can yoga teachers allow students to be their own authority over their bodies and practice? These questions relate to power...
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Teaching as a Practice with Michelle Cassandra Johnson

Season #2

In yoga culture, teachers are often placed up on pedestals, creating an unequal power dynamic. So, what happens when teachers get down from the pedestal and learn alongside the student? When teaching is approached as...
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Beyond the Eight Limbs of Yoga with Shanna Small

Season #2

“Yoga is a destruction process. It's taking away all that stuff that we've picked up, and we thought is us and that we've just hung on to, and it's dismantling that.”  – Shanna Small Society teaches us to seek...
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Ethics for Teachers with Judith Lasater

Season #2

Teaching yoga is a great privilege and responsibility! With an ethical approach that includes compassion, respect, boundaries, and clarity, yoga teachers can honor the gift of yoga, exemplify the yoga teachings, and...
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Teach What You Love with Indu Arora

Season #2

What is the purpose of a yoga practice? This simple, but powerful inquiry, can help take us to the essence of yoga. When we go beyond technique and approach yoga as a philosophy, we honor this ancient tradition and...
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