This interview was originally posted on SF Yoga Mag by Dana Lee Jivana Heyman, founder of the Accessible Yoga Conference, admits that he is jealous of the talented people he knows teaching yoga at the conference in San Francisco October 6 – 8th. He laughs when he says this, exposing his staggering humility. He seems [...]
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I was born with the most amazing teacher that never said a word. I could tell with a look in his eyes and his body language and gesture what he was thinking, what he wanted, and he was being mischievous. My teacher was my older brother and he has autism. Communicating without [...]
The Imperfect Yoga Teacher By Jivana Heyman This was originally posted on Yoga for Healthy Aging.The recent death of beloved yoga teacher and writer Michael Stone has been haunting me. I think there are some important lessons in his personal struggle that we need to learn from as a yoga community. Even though he was [...]
As a yoga teacher and future physical therapist, I am passionate about making yoga accessible to all populations and blending it with my therapy, so when I heard about the Accessible Yoga Conference happening in New York, I knew it was something I wanted to go to – and I knew just the person to join [...]
Part One; We’re Stuck At What Not To Do Last week in our 300-hour yoga therapy teacher training program, a student asked an earnest and pivotal question about the language of yoga. I felt the fire of my passion for elegant language tools that elicit the experience of yoga for our students, in their brains, [...]
Accessible Yoga is growing and expanding – so much has already happened this year. We collaborated with Yoga International on our first Accessible Yoga Online Conference. You can watch a preview here. I’m thrilled that the Conference is being offered in this manner because it is truly accessible to those who can’t [...]
My Vision and Passion: Yoga for EveryBODY! by Catherine Kalyani Sjolund Yoga should be for everybody; not just the physically fit. It can be for all people; even people with back problems, shoulder weaknesses, balancing trouble, disabilities or whatever physical weakness a person has encountered in life. Earlier this year, I attended an [...]
NYC Conference to Make Yoga More Accessible for People With Chronic Illness by Renée Canada, The Mind-Body Shift
NYC Conference to Make Yoga More Accessible for People with Chronic Illness by Renee Canada Reposted from The Mind-Body Shift I am super jazzed to announce that I will be attending the Accessible Yoga Conference in NYC at the Integral Yoga Institute NYC on May 19-21 of this year! The aim of the Accessible Yoga Conference [...]
Making Yoga Philosophy Accessible – Part 1: The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali by Jivana Heyman The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is an ancient text which presents the philosophy of yoga in a succinct and organized manner. This study is referred to as Raja Yoga, the royal path. There is some disagreement about the age of the [...]
MS: Multiple Sclerosis, My Strength, My Story – Yoga by K. Muktidevi Demafeliz I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in October 1998, when I was 18 years old. I am 37 now and blessed to say that my current condition is “stable”. MS is known as the “invisible illness” as symptoms vary [...]