PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Join the Accessible Yoga Movement!
Accessible Yoga is an international advocacy organization focusing on sharing yoga with all. We offer Accessible Yoga Conferences, Journal, and the Accessible Yoga Network. The Accessible Yoga Training focuses on how to make the Yoga teachings available to everyone, regardless of their level of physical ability. We’ll focus on creating Integrated Accessible Yoga classes where all students can practice together. We’ll explore the many ways that Yoga practice can be modified to suit students with disabilities, physical challenges, as well as seniors.
We’ll consider how to make our classes welcoming to everyone, and to approach students in a trauma-informed way. You’ll learn sample Accessible Yoga classes, chair yoga classes, and even bed yoga classes. We’ll also look at ways of bringing the yoga teachings and meditation into your classes, and how all of yoga can be used to support health and healing for every body. We’ll also review common medical conditions so that you have a basic understanding of these issues.
This course includes 9 additional hours of required pre-course homework that is to be completed before the start of the course. Graduates of the program become Accessible Yoga Ambassadors and connect with a network of Accessible Yoga teachers and students around the world. Participants who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training will receive 30 Yoga Alliance contact CE hours.30 Yoga Alliance Contact Continuing Education Hours
-Variations of the most popular asanas
-Techniques for creating integrated Accessible Yoga classes
Sample Accessible Yoga classes, either on the floor, in a chair, or in a bed.
Yoga Anatomy and Physiology
Overview of common medical conditions as diabetes, arthritis, respiratory diseases, cancer, H.I.V./AIDS, heart disease and more.
A review of some of the major impacts of aging on all they systems of the body.
How to empower people with disabilities by giving them a deep understanding of the Yoga teachings. Includes study of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and The Bhagavad Gita.
Pranayama and Meditation
How to make the subtle practices available for all students, regardless of ability.
How to build a strong community among Yoga students to support the transformational process of Yoga.
Price: $595 until January 7, 2020 $650 after
Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, is the founder and director of Accessible Yoga, an international non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings for people of all abilities and backgrounds. Accessible Yoga offers two Conferences per year, which focus on community-building and education, as well as a popular Ambassador program, and Accessible Yoga Trainings. Jivana is co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center and an Integral Yoga Minister. With over twenty-five years of training and teaching in the Integral Yoga tradition, Jivana has specialized in teaching yoga to people with disabilities with an emphasis on social engagement. Find out more about Jivana’s work at www.accessibleyoga.org