Accessible Yoga Training Online

with Jivana Heyman & guest faculty


Learn to design yoga classes that include every student


40-Hour Virtual Training
October 17 - November 25, 2024


Mondays & Thursdays

11am-1pm PT (USA) | 2pm-4pm ET (USA)
7pm-9pm BST (UK)
5am-7am AEST // 6am-8am AEDT (Tues & Fri) (AUS)

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Enrollments for our next cohort opening soon!

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Accessible Yoga Training Online

with Jivana Heyman & guest faculty


Learn to design yoga classes that include every student


40-Hour Virtual Training

October 17 - November 25, 2024


Mondays & Thursdays

11am-1pm PT (USA) | 2pm-4pm ET (USA)
7pm-9pm GMT (UK)
5am-7am AEST // 6am-8am AEDT (Tues & Fri) (AUS)

(Convert to your local time-zone)

 

Enrollments for our next cohort opening soon!

Join the interest list to be the first to know!

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.

Take a deep dive into how to adapt asana on the mat, chair, wall, and bed, as well as build the skills needed to lead an equitable and accessible yoga practice.

Learn at your own pace. The training combines live online and prerecorded sessions, you can complete the training and earn your certificate over the course of a year.

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‚ÄúYoga begins with the ideal of ahimsa, or non-harm. It‚Äôs important that our teaching reflects this concept by making sure everyone is welcome and safe in our classes.‚Ä̬†

‚Äď Jivana Heyman

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • 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¬†

  • Understand the purpose and implementation of props

  • Acquire knowledge of common medical conditions

  • 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, older adults, people with larger bodies, and more

  • Learn how to make your classes trauma-informed

  • Review the physical and psychosocial benefits of pranayama and meditation and how to make these practices accessible

  • Learn how to apply the teachings of yoga philosophy in day-to-day life

  • Explore techniques to build a strong community

THIS TRAINING INCLUDES:

  • Live training with Jivana and a team of experts on accessible yoga: 24 hours of live virtual classroom time
  • Video resources:¬†8¬†additional hours¬†of pre-recorded videos
  • 3 hours¬†of study groups, which provide opportunities to meet in smaller groups, facilitated by Accessible Yoga Mentors, to ask questions, and discuss homework tasks
  • 5 hours¬†teaching practice and reading to incorporate concepts you learn in the training
  • Connection with a huge network of¬†teachers and practitioners around the world
  • Free 3-month membership¬†in Accessible Yoga‚Äôs Ambassador program
  • A digital certificate for 40 contact hour CEUs from Yoga Alliance (for yoga teachers) or International Association of Yoga Therapists (for yoga therapists)

THIS TRAINING INCLUDES:

  • Live training with a team of experts on accessible yoga:¬†24 hours of live virtual classroom¬†time
  • Video resources:¬†8¬†additional hours¬†of required pre-recorded videos
  • Connect with other teachers:¬†3 hours¬†of study groups, which provide opportunities to meet in smaller groups, facilitated by Accessible Yoga Training Facilitators & Mentors, to ask questions, and discuss homework tasks
  • Practice teaching:¬†5 hours¬†teaching practice and reading to incorporate concepts you learn in the training
  • Graduates of the program receive a digital¬†certificate¬†for 40 hours of training
  • Connection with a huge network of¬†teachers and practitioners around the world¬†dedicated to sharing this ancient practice with everyone
  • Free 3-month membership¬†in Accessible Yoga‚Äôs Ambassador program
  • 40 contact hour CEUs¬†from Yoga Alliance (for yoga teachers) or International Association of Yoga Therapists (for yoga therapists)

Curious to learn more about Jivana's appoach to Accessible Yoga and our upcoming training?

Check out the replays of our FREE online event series & info sessions:


What Is Power Yoga, Anyway? 

Exploring Strengthening Practices in Accessible Yoga


Through this free online event series, including a sample practice and workshop with Jivana, you will get a taste of the content that will be covered in our 40-hour Accessible Yoga Training Online.

Session 1: Practice (1 hour)

Accessible Yoga for Strength 
with Jivana Heyman

REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE

Recorded live December 7, 2023



Session 2: Workshop (1 hour)

How to Build Strength & Faith Through Accessible Yoga with Jivana Heyman

REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE

Recorded live January 18, 2024

 

GET THE REPLAYS

Curious to learn more about Jivana's appoach to Accessible Yoga and our upcoming training?

Check out the replays of our FREE online event series & info sessions:


What Is Power Yoga, Anyway? 

Exploring Strengthening Practices in Accessible Yoga


Through this free online event series, including a sample practice and workshop with Jivana, you will get a taste of the content that will be covered in our 40-hour Accessible Yoga Training Online.

Session 1: 
Practice (1 hour)

Accessible Yoga for Strength 
with Jivana Heyman

REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE

Recorded live Dec 7, 2023



Session 2:
Workshop (1 hour)

How to Build Strength & Faith Through Accessible Yoga with Jivana Heyman

REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE

Recorded live Jan 18, 2024

GET THE REPLAYS

Course Overview

This training consists of 24 hours of live, online training sessions, plus additional live online study groups, and pre-recorded content.

*All training sessions and study groups will be recorded. Captioned replays are available for 1 year in our online portal

UPCOMING COURSE DATES & TIMES:

October 17 - November 25, 2024

Mondays & Thursdays

11am-1pm PT  |  2pm-4pm ET  |  7pm-9pm BST (UK)

Tuesdays & Fridays 5am-7am AEST // 6am-8am AEDT (AUS)


LIVE ONLINE CONTENT (via Zoom)

  • We'll meet live and online via Zoom for 2 x 2 hour sessions each week (12 sessions total).

  • Trainees will also have access to¬†live, online 1 hour Study Group sessions (additional to the hours outlined above, and held on various days / times¬†to suit various time-zones and schedules). It is a requirement to attend at least 3 x Study Group sessions, or review the recordings.

Our live training schedule will include the following content:

Sample Live Content Overview

Week 1 & 2

  • Orientation & Introduction to Accessible Yoga
  • Integrated Accessible Yoga Chair / Mat Sample Practice
  • Accessible Asana Workshop #1 (includes check-ins, centering practices, warm-ups)
  • Chair Sun Salutation Practice Teaching
  • Disability Awareness Training
  • Accessible Asana Workshops #2 & 3 (Sun Salutations, balancing postures, forward & backward bends)
  • plus, attend 1 x Study Group

Sample Live Content Overview

Week 3 & 4

  • One-on-One Teaching & Consent
  • Bed Yoga
  • Accessible Asana Workshops #4 & 5 (inversions & twists, Savasana & Yoga Nidra)
  • Integrated Chair / Mat Teaching & Group Practice
  • Neurodiversity in Yoga
  • Working with Larger Bodies
  • plus, attend 1 x Study Group

Sample Live Convent Overview

Week 5 & 6

  • Adapting Flow Sequences for Accessibility
  • Wheelchair Yoga
  • Making Breath Practices Accessible
  • Designing Classes for Special Populations
  • Breaking the Cycle: Acknowledging White Supremacy Culture in our Wellness Spaces
  • Making Meditation Accessible¬†
  • Philosophy Q&A
  • Service & Support
  • plus, attend 1 x Study Group¬†

PRE-RECORDED CONTENT

1-month prior to the course commencement date trainees receive access to captioned pre-recorded lecture & practice videos on the following topics.

*We recommend making a start on the pre-recorded content before the live training sessions begin, however they can be reviewed any time within the 1 year that trainees have access via our online portal)

Introduction to Accessible Yoga with Jivana Heyman, including:

  • What Is Accessible Yoga?
  • Working with Older Adults
  • Common Medical Conditions
  • Integrated Accessible Yoga Chair / Mat Sample Practice
  • Intro to Considerations for Queer & Trans Communities in Yoga with M Camellia

Sample Classes with Jivana Heyman & Rodrigo Souza, including:

  • 3 x Integrated Mat / Chair Accessible Yoga Practices
  • Wall Practice for Balance
  • Wheelchair Yoga Practice

The Science of Yoga with Ann Swanson, including:

  • Science-Backed Benefits of Yoga
  • Research on Safety
  • Teaching Safely

Yoga Philosophy with Jivana Heyman & Anjali Rao, including:

  • Four Paths of Yoga
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • What Even Is Yoga? (Yoga History & Culture)

Considerations for Mental Health & Trauma Informed Teaching, including:

  • Creating a Culture of Consent with M Camellia
  • Trauma Conscious Yoga and Race-Based Traumatic Stress with Nityda Gessel
  • Trauma-Informed Yoga for Incarcerated Populations with Amma Fandi√Īo
  • Yoga for Mental Health, with the late Maria Kirsten (recorded live in January 2021)

Conscious Marketing with Tristan Katz

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Meet Our Facilitators

Learn from our global team of Accessible Yoga Teacher Trainers & guest facilitators, who are each experts on topics like accessibility, social justice, trauma-informed teaching, marketing, and more.

Jivana Heyman (he/him)

Accessible Asana Workshops | Bed Yoga | Making Meditation Accessible | Making Breath Practices Accessible | Mixed Level Teaching

M Camellia (they/them)

Consent & Agency | Neurodiversity & Yoga | Affirming & Welcoming Spaces for Trans & Queer Students | Yoga for Larger Bodies

Anjali Rao (she/her)

Yoga & Social Justice
What Even Is Yoga?


Tan Hubbard (they/she)

Breaking the Cycle: Acknowledging White Supremacy Culture in our Wellness Spaces

Tristan Katz (they/them)

Conscious Marketing

Dani Anderson (she/her)

Disability Awareness


Rodrigo Souza (he/him)

Wheelchair Yoga

Nityda Gessel (she/her)

Trauma Conscious Yoga &
Race-Based Traumatic Stress
*Pre-Recorded Content

Ann Swanson (she/her)

Science of Yoga
*Pre-Recorded Content


Amma Fandino (she/her)

Yoga for Incarcerated Populations
*Pre-Recorded Content

Maria Kirsten (she/her) †

Yoga for Mental Health
*Pre-Recorded Content

Jivana Heyman (he/him)

Accessible Asana Workshops | Bed Yoga | Making Meditation Accessible | Making Breath Practices Accessible | Mixed Level Teaching


M Camellia (they/them)

Consent & Agency | Neurodiversity & Yoga | Affirming & Welcoming Spaces for Trans & Queer Students | Yoga for Larger Bodies


Anjali Rao (she/her)

Yoga & Social Justice
What Even Is Yoga?


Tan Hubbard-Hood (they/she)

Breaking the Cycle: Acknowledging White Supremacy Culture in our Wellness Spaces


Tristan Katz (they/them)

Conscious Marketing


Dani Anderson (she/her)

Disability Awareness


Rodrigo Souza (he/him)

Wheelchair Yoga


Nityda Gessel (she/her)

Trauma Informed Yoga
& Race-Based Traumatic Stress
*Pre-Recorded Content


Ann Swanson (she/her)

Science of Yoga
*Pre-Recorded Content


Amma Fandino (she/her)

Yoga for Incarcerated Populations
*Pre-Recorded Content


Maria Kirsten (she/her) 

Yoga for Mental Health
*Pre-Recorded Content

"I'd like to recognize Jivana Heyman for inspiring me to seek beyond what I thought I knew about yoga and teaching yoga. I like to offer my students different variations for the poses during our practice to find the right way to suit the pose to their body, but the recent training I did with Accessible Yoga School was a real eye-opener in how to REALLY make my classes accessible to everybody and every body, and also to use yoga as a means for change and to build community. Thank you Jivana for putting together such an amazing course with so many wonderful, and often thought-provoking, guest speakers. I very highly recommend everyone to experience this training." 


‚Äď John Chesebro, AY Training Graduate

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