40-hour Accessible Yoga Training

Santa Barbara, California


Santa Barbara Yoga Center

32 E. Micheltorena Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


April 12-14, 2024

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
12:00pm-6:00pm PT

*This course has been postponed from the February 2024 dates originally advertised


40 hour certification includes:

15 hours in person with Jivana Heyman
+ 25 hours pre-recorded content and homework

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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 Santa Barbara, California with Jivana Heyman, plus self-paced online pre-recorded content & homework.

HOST STUDIO DETAILS:

Santa Barbara Yoga Center


32 E. Micheltorena Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


This venue is wheelchair accessible

All props for the training will be provided

Street parking available (Please check parking signs carefully for time-limits. All day parking available within 1-2 blocks from studio)

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


April 12-14, 2024

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
12:00pm-6:00pm PT

*This course has been postponed from the February 2024 dates originally advertised


Santa Barbara Yoga Center
Santa Barbara, California, USA


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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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Accessible Yoga Training with Jivana Heyman
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
April 12-14, 2024, 12pm-6pm

(Hybrid In-Person & Online Delivery)


Tuition for this 40-hour hybrid-delivery (in-person + online) course is $799-$999 USD sliding scale

*Early Bird Discount available for enrollments made by March 12th!


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:

The Green Bottle: Where You Fall On The Sliding  Scale

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.



UPFRONT PAYMENT

*Enroll by March 12th, 2024 for Early Bird Discount Rate

Community Rate
(EARLY BIRD)
$749 USD

This Early Bird Discount rate applies for enrollments made by March 12th

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Sustainer Rate
(EARLY BIRD)
$849 USD

This Early Bird Discount rate applies for enrollments made by March 12th

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Supporter Rate
(EARLY BIRD)
$949 USD

This Early Bird Discount rate applies for enrollments made by March 12th

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PAYMENT PLAN

*Enroll by March 12th, 2024 for Early Bird Discount Rate

Community Rate
(EARLY BIRD)
3-Month Payment Plan
$249.67 USD x 3

This Early Bird Discount rate applies for enrollments made by March 12th

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Sustainer Rate
(EARLY BIRD)
3-Month Payment Plan
$283 USD x 3

This Early Bird Discount rate applies for enrollments made by March 12th

ENROLL

Supporter Rate
(EARLY BIRD)
3-Month Payment Plan
$316.34 USD x 3

This Early Bird Discount rate applies for enrollments made by March 12th

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PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

If our tiered pricing and payment plan options are financially inaccessible, please click here to access our partial scholarship application form.

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, “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.


Connect with Jivana:

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

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