Accessible Yoga Training – Des Moines, WA
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 teaching available to everyone, regardless of their level of physical ability. We’ll focus on creating Integrated Accessible Yoga classes where all student can practice together. We’ll express 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.
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 become Certified Accessible Yoga Teachers.
- 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 such 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 the 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
March 10-13, 2018
Karuna Arts Yoga
605 S. 223rd St
Des Moines, WA 98166
Saturday, March 10 – Tuesday, March 13, 2018
9:00am-4:30am each day
$550/$495 early bird by 2/10/18
This course is worth 30 Yoga Alliance CEUs
Full refunds before 2/10, Half Refund before 3/3, No refunds after 3/3
Jivana is the founder of Accessible Yoga, co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center and an Integral Yoga Minister. With over twenty years of training and teaching in a traditional yoga lineage, Jivana has specialized in teaching the subtle practices of yoga: pranayama, meditation, as well as sharing yoga philosophy. His passion is making Yoga accessible to everyone.
Accessible Yoga has grown into an international advocacy and education organization, and now offers two Conferences per year, trainings around the world, an ambassador program and online Network.
Jivana has taught wth the Dean Ornish Heart Disease Reversal Program through UCSF, California Pacific Medical Center’s Institute of Health and Healing, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He has led over 40 Yoga teacher training programs over the past 16 years, and created the Accessible Yoga Training program in 2007. On December 3rd, 2015, Jivana taught Accessible Yoga at the United Nations in Geneva for their International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Jivana’s strengths are sharing esoteric and complex teaching in a readily accessible way, and applying the ancient teachings of Yoga to our day-to-day lives.