Yoga teachers can become living examples of yoga in practice, and invite all students to join them on this transformational journey.


The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga
, a new book by Accessible Yoga author Jivana Heyman, is a source for information and inspiration to accompany teachers on their journey‚Äďwhether they‚Äôre new or experienced.

Yoga teachers can become living examples of yoga in practice, and invite all students to join them on this transformational journey.


The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga
, a new book by Accessible Yoga author Jivana Heyman, is a source for information and inspiration to accompany teachers on their journey‚Äďwhether they‚Äôre new or experienced.

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The Teacher’s Guide to Accessible Yoga: Best Practices for Sharing Yoga with Every Body offers support and guidance for yoga teachers and yoga therapists to deepen their teaching skills and make their classes appropriate, useful, and effective in this moment.


Jivana Heyman, author, teacher, and yoga therapist with nearly 30 years of experience, shares skills and techniques through real-life scenarios, wisdom from guest teachers, yoga philosophy, and deep reflections that are directly applicable to yoga teachers today. 

Can you imagine what it would be like to have your yoga teacher celebrate your differences? It would bring validation, a sense of being seen, and a feeling of belonging. It would lay the groundwork for transformational acts of self-acceptance and self-love.


JIVANA HEYMAN

An illuminating path for teaching yoga that can function as a living crucible for social change and social justice and that weaves a conception of yoga that authentically expresses the values of inclusivity, diversity, and accessibility.


- Matthew Sanford, author of Waking, founder of Mind Body Solutions



Most yoga teachers I know are incredible people who are truly dedicated to the practice and want to serve with their whole heart (and I love you for that!).


This book is a message of hope that comes out of my gratitude for all of your service.


JIVANA HEYMAN


Traditional yet fresh, respectful yet innovative, Jivana has written a book that welcomes ALL.


- Kathryn Budig, best-selling author, founder of Inky Phoenix Press & Haus of Phoenix

The Teacher's Guide To Accessible Yoga: Chapter Outline

Part One: Preparing to Teach

1. Teach What You Love

2. These Great Vows: Ethics for Teachers

3. Beyond the Eight Limbs of Yoga

4. Teaching as a Practice


Part Two: Teaching Asana

5. Power & Consent

6. Creating Accessible Offerings

7. Making Yoga Accessible

8. Making Asana Accessible


Part Three: Teaching Subtle Practices

9. Trauma-Sensitive Teaching

10. Teaching Shavasana

11. Teaching Pranayama

12. Teaching Meditation

Get your copy of The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga 


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Audiobook now available!

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If you missed Realigning Your Yoga Teaching for the New Year, the virtual book launch event for The Teacher’s Guide to Accessible Yoga, don't worry - you can get the replay!

Enter your details below to access the replay of Jivana's virtual book launch celebration for The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga, held live on January 11, 2024, which included a reading on how boundaries are ethics, and a deep conversation about teaching with Rodrigo Souza.

(You'll be taken directly to the replay, but we'll email the link also for your future reference).

The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga Podcast 

In researching this book, Jivana spoke with fourteen expert yoga teachers about their area of expertise, and has included excerpts from these conversations in The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga.

Jivana interviewed each teacher about a specific topic relating to how to make yoga teaching accessible and equitable for all students. They each shared gems of wisdom and practical tools that every yoga teacher and yoga therapist can benefit from.

For an opportunity to listen in on these conversations, check out The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga Podcast, (and be sure to subscribe so that you don't miss an episode!).

 


 

INCLUDING CONVERSATIONS WITH:


Anjali Rao ¬†¬†‚󏬆 ¬† Indu Arora
¬† ¬†¬†‚󏬆 ¬† Judith Lasater¬† ¬†¬†‚󏬆 ¬† Shanna Small¬† ¬†¬†‚󏬆 ¬† Michelle Cassandra Johnson

M Camellia ¬†‚󏬆 Tristan Katz¬† ¬†¬†‚󏬆 ¬† Jason Crandell¬† ¬†¬†‚󏬆 ¬† Avery Kalapa¬† ¬†¬†‚󏬆 ¬† Nityda Gessel

Shawn Moore ¬†‚󏬆 ¬† Melissa Shah¬† ¬†¬†‚󏬆 ¬† Tracee Stanley¬† ¬†¬†‚󏬆 ¬† Kino MacGregor

The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga Podcast 

 

In researching this book, Jivana spoke with fourteen expert yoga teachers about their area of expertise, and has included excerpts from these conversations in The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga.

Jivana interviewed each teacher about a specific topic relating to how to make yoga teaching accessible and equitable for all students. They each shared gems of wisdom and practical tools that every yoga teacher and yoga therapist can benefit from.

For an opportunity to listen in on these conversations, check out The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga Podcast, (and be sure to subscribe so that you don't miss an episode!).


 

Also written by Jivana Heyman:

Accessible Yoga:
Poses & Practices for Every Body (2019)


Yoga Revolution:
Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion (2021)

Featured photos on this page by Sarit Z. Rogers, from A Teacher's Guide To Accessible Yoga: Best Practices For Sharing Yoga With Every Body, and Yoga Revolution: Building A Practice Of Courage & Compassion, by Jivana Heyman

About The Author

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 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