The Yoga Revolution 5-Day Practice Series


We may feel a sense of overwhelm and despair at the state of the world, yet only focusing on self-care fails to offer sustainable relief. To create meaningful change, it’s essential that we transform our despair into service. Register now to receive this free self-guided practice series, delivered to your inbox, to resource yourself, tap into creativity, and care for your community. 


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Transforming Despair Into Service 

Resource Yourself, Tap Into Creativity, & Care for Your Community 

The tension between self-care and community care is one of the biggest challenges facing contemporary yoga. The concept of wellness has been used by a capitalist system to distort a spiritual practice in the service of profit. Often, workers are taught that through wellness and self-care they will become more effective and more productive. This is taking a community problem—namely, not taking care of each other with proper health care, sick leave, parental leave, and so on—and putting the burden back on individuals to take care of themselves. It’s an interesting paradox, because the practices of yoga do offer individual empowerment. But the practices of self care don’t replace the need for the community to care for those who are struggling.
This is why we may often feel a sense of overwhelm and despair at the state of the world, and why only focusing on self-care fails to offer sustainable relief. 

In this five-day practice series, I’m asking you to examine the places in your life where you can effectively care for yourself, and those places where you need support. Further, I’d like for you to consider places in your life where you have extra energy to give — and to find additional outlets for your service.


Over five days, each practice will be delivered to your inbox:

  • Day 1: Introduction and Serving Yourself
  • Day 2: Rainbow Mind Meditation (Downloadable Postcard)  (add prompt)
  • Day 3: Connecting to Source Through Creativity
  • Day 4: Earth Sky Meditation (add prompt)
  • Day 5: Putting It All Into Practice

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Jivana Heyman, 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 and Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion (Shambhala Publications).

Jivana has specialized in teaching yoga to people with disabilities with an emphasis on community building and social engagement. Out of this work, the nonprofit Accessible Yoga Association was created to support education, training, and advocacy with the mission of shifting the public perception of yoga. Accessible Yoga offers Conferences, Community Forums, a Podcast, and a popular Ambassador program.

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 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.

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.

Yoga Revolution also features a forward by Kelley Nicole Palmer (author of Manifest & founder of The Sanctuary in the City) and stories from practitioners who are changing the landscape of contemporary yoga, including:

Susanna Barkataki (author of Embrace Yoga's Roots)
Michelle Cassandra Johnson (author of Skill in Action & Finding Refuge)
Octavia Raheem (author of Gather)
Amber Karnes (founder of Body Positive Yoga)
Adrian Molina (founder of the Warrior Flow Foundation)
Amina Naru (co-founder of Retreat to Spirit)
Anjali Rao (creator of Yoga & Activism: A Blueprint for Collective Liberation)
De Jur Jones (founder of I Dream in Yoga)

M Camellia (co-founder of the Trans Yoga Project)
J. Miles (co-founder of the State of Union {Yoga} Address)
Jacquie Sunny Barbee (founder  of SunnyBee Yoga)
Kamala Itzel Hayward (co-creator of Working Together for Change)
Marc Settembrino (founder of Fat Kid Yoga Club)
Mei Lai Swan (director of Yoga for Humankind)
Rane Bowen (co-host of the Flow Artists podcast)
Sarit Rodgers (founder of Somatic Wellness & Yoga with Sarit)


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