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 one does work best.” – Jason Crandell

Each student is an expert in their own body and lived experience. By collaborating with students with a focus on outcomes over strict techniques, we can empower students to find what works best for their bodies.

In this podcast episode, Jivana talks with guest, Jason Crandell, about the complexity of the human experience and the universal essence of yoga practice. Together they offer advice for yoga teachers working with diverse populations and delve into the depths of yoga philosophy, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and community.

Topics include:

  1. Technique as a tool, not an end goal
  2. The equanimous experience of yoga
  3. Instructional language vs. invitational language
  4. Inclusive teaching practices and methodology
  5. Patience and compassion as a yoga teacher
  6. Acknowledging individual differences and challenges, both physical and emotional
  7. Challenging the notion of a "normative" experience

Check out Jivana’s new book, The Teacher’s Guide to Accessible Yoga, and get more information about the book on his website.

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Jason Crandell (he/him) is a teacher by nature and author with more than 20 years of experience. Named “one of the teachers shaping the future of yoga,” by Yoga Journal, Jason has been an in-demand teacher at conferences around the world for more than a decade. Considered a teacher’s teacher, Jason has served as faculty in countless  teacher trainings,  faculties, leads trainings globally, and regularly presents teacher-training content at esteemed conferences.

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