Monday, May 18, 2020

New! Accessible Yoga Training Now Online, June 15-19, 2020

We’re excited to offer our first online Accessible Yoga Training, making this training more accessible than ever! Online training offers expanded possibilities and flexibility as we explore foundational aspects of equity and accessibility in yoga. The training will be provided by Jivana Heyman along with special guest teachers, June 15-19, 2020. There are two live information sessions (which will include a drawing for a free spot in the training) coming up soon:

Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 9:00 am Pacific Daylight Time

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time

Join the Accessible Yoga Movement! 

Here is some basic information about the online training:
  • 30 Yoga Alliance contact CEUs (20 hours of live training with 10 hours of recorded content and homework) 
  • 30 Approved Professional Development for the International Association of Yoga Therapists
Live online training hours each day, June 15-19:
  • 8:00am -12:00pm Pacific Time, US
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm Eastern Time, US
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm London, UK Time
  • 17:00 - 21:00 Central Europe Time
For other time zones, recorded content will be available.

About Accessible Yoga Training

In this training you’ll learn how to share yoga with all people regardless of ability or background by looking at the essence of the practice, which is by nature accessible. We’ll focus on creating integrated Accessible Yoga classes where students of different abilities can practice together. We’ll explore the many ways that yoga can be adapted to suit students with disabilities, physical challenges, seniors, children with disabilities, people with larger bodies, and more.

We’ll consider how to make our classes welcoming to everyone, to empower students with agency, 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 20 hours of live virtual classroom hours and 10 additional hours of required pre-recorded videos and homework. Graduates of the program become Accessible Yoga certified teachers, and receive a digital certificate. You will be connected with a huge network of teachers and practitioners around the world dedicated to sharing this ancient practice with everyone, and get a free six month membership in Accessible Yoga’s Ambassador program.

Yoga teachers will receive 30 Yoga Alliance contact CE hours. Yoga therapists receive 30 hours of continued education credit from the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

About the Teacher

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. Accessible Yoga offers Conferences, Trainings and a popular Ambassador program. He’s the author of the book, Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body (Shambhala Publications 2019), co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, and an Integral Yoga Minister. Jivana has specialized in teaching yoga to people with disabilities and out of this work, the Accessible Yoga organization was created to support education, training, and advocacy with the mission of shifting the public perception of yoga. More info at,, and

This post was edited by Nina Zolotow, Editor in Chief of the Accessible Yoga Blog.

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  1. I am in lockdown currently in the UK and the two informational sessions are too late for me (1 am). can I get an email with pricing detaisl and whether the live sessions will work for someone in the UK, time zone wise?

  2. Is there a 2nd online date scheduled? Id register right now, but the week in June won't work for me!