Beyond Asana

Creating a Worldwide Accessible Yoga Community, with Jivana Heyman

June 03, 2019 Episode 17
Beyond Asana
Creating a Worldwide Accessible Yoga Community, with Jivana Heyman
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Beyond Asana
Creating a Worldwide Accessible Yoga Community, with Jivana Heyman
Jun 03, 2019 Episode 17
Liz Getman

The first thing Jivana Heyman does when he enters a yoga studio, restaurant, store, or community space is scope out its accessibility. Are the hallways wide enough for wheelchairs? Are there ramps? Do the chairs accommodate all body sizes? Founder of Accessible Yoga, Jivana leads conferences, trainings, and advocacy programs across the world to help make yoga available for all. On this episode, he clears up a common misperception that accessible yoga is a type of yoga, like Ashtanga or Vinyasa, shares about the start of his work teaching yoga to those living with AIDS and HIV, and encourages teachers and trainers to help shift the media landscape around how a yoga body looks and moves. Sign up for an Accessible Yoga training, and check out Jivana's book Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body, available on Amazon.

Show Notes

The first thing Jivana Heyman does when he enters a yoga studio, restaurant, store, or community space is scope out its accessibility. Are the hallways wide enough for wheelchairs? Are there ramps? Do the chairs accommodate all body sizes? Founder of Accessible Yoga, Jivana leads conferences, trainings, and advocacy programs across the world to help make yoga available for all. On this episode, he clears up a common misperception that accessible yoga is a type of yoga, like Ashtanga or Vinyasa, shares about the start of his work teaching yoga to those living with AIDS and HIV, and encourages teachers and trainers to help shift the media landscape around how a yoga body looks and moves. Sign up for an Accessible Yoga training, and check out Jivana's book Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body, available on Amazon.

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