The Accessible Yoga Teacher Training program focuses on how to make the Yoga teachings available to everyone, regardless of their level of physical ability. We’ll explore the many ways that Yoga practice can be modified to suit students with disabilities, physical challenges, and seniors. This can range from teaching gentle Yoga classes, to teaching entire classes in a chair or in a bed. We'll discuss group classes as well as one-on-one sessions.
A large part of the program is dedicated to the study and teaching of Yoga philosophy, which includes how to prepare and present a public talk. Together, these skills help teachers gain a clear understanding of the Yoga teachings so that they can teach in almost any setting with confidence and skill. The goal of the training is to support you in designing a specialty yoga program for a specific population of your choosing.
- Yoga Anatomy and Physiology -Overview of common medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, respiratory diseases, cancer, HIV/AIDS, and heart disease -A review of some of the major impacts of aging on the physical body.
- Yoga Psychology: How to empower people with disabilities by giving them a deep understanding of the Yoga teachings.
- Pranayama and Meditation: How to make the subtle practices available for all students, regardless of ability.
- Essential elements of a modified Yoga class, either on the floor, in a chair or in bed.
- How to build a strong community among yoga students to support the individual, transformational process of Yoga
- One-on-one classes - completing an intake process, designing and teaching a Yoga class for an individual student
Daily Schedule (Thursday - Sunday)
6-8am............... Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am.......... Accessible Yoga Workshop
12-4pm......... Accessible Yoga Workshop
4-6pm.............. Open Yoga Class
7-8pm.......... Practice Teaching Sessions
8-10pm............ Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture
There are no prerequisites other than a sincere desire to learn classical yoga.
Arrival and Departure
Arrival: The course will begin at 7pm on the first Date of the course with an Ashram Orientation followed by Satsang at 8pm.
Departure: The course will conclude at 4pm on the Final date.
We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on Day 1, making the most out of the afternoon by joining us for the Asana class and dinner. You are always welcome and encouraged to extend your stay to any length before or after the course. Please indicate your desired arrival and departure dates on your registration form.
What to Bring
- slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight. All books and materials are available in our boutique.
To Register for this course click the "Register" Button.
◻ STEP 1 - CREATE ONLINE USER ID AND PASSWORD
◻ STEP 2 - FILL OUT ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
◻ STEP 3 - WILL ANYBODY JOIN YOU?
◻ STEP 4 - CHOOSE ACCOMMODATION OPTION
◻ STEP 5 - MAKE DEPOSIT AND PAY ONLINE WITH PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD
Accommodation Prices and Photos
- Dorm: $65/night per person
- Double: $85/night per person
- Single: $130/night
- Double: $120/night per person
- Single: $170/night
Deluxe Shanti Cabins
- Triple: $120/night per person
- Double: $160/night per person
- Single: $240/night
- Family of two: $280/night per family
- Family of three: $320/night per family
Jivana Heyman is the founder of Accessible Yoga, co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, manager of the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco, California, 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.
Jivana has taught with 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 forty Yoga teacher training programs over the past 16 years, and created the Accessible Yoga Teacher 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 teachings in an readily accessible way, and applying the ancient teachings of yoga to our day-to-day lives.