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The Power of Language

By Jivana Heyman

According to British writer Angela Carter,

“Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.”

As yoga teachers, we...

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The Problem with Empowerment and Inclusion

"The terms 'empowerment' and 'inclusion' are a little tricky—as a yoga teacher or a person who holds space, we have to be careful about the idea that we have something we're going to give to...

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Building Strength with Chair Yoga

“Chair-based strengthening practices can help with stability in the body, help prevent falls, and even help prevent osteoporosis.”

—Jivana Heyman

We know most basic yoga...

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Why Yoga Has Always Been Political

By Jivana Heyman

 

Since the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January, there has been a groundswell of voices from around the world joining together to denounce this violent...

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Addressing Transphobia and Creating Affirming Spaces[Podcast 038]

In Episode 38 Amber Karnes sits down with Tristan Katz and Maygen Nicholson to address a few common transphobic talking points and discuss how we can support our trans and gender expansive...

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What Does Accessible Yoga Really Mean?

"Sure, a lot of our work is centered around adapting asana, but to me, the main teaching of yoga is that we have peace, joy, spirit—the divine essence, within each of us. These practices are...

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Transcending Trauma With Yoga - Zabie Yamasaki [Podcast 037]

In Episode 37 of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, Jivana Heyman sits down with Zabie Yamasaki, M.Ed., RYT. Zabie is the director of Trauma Informed Programs at UCLA and is the Founder of Transcending...

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Making Yoga Philosophy Straightforward & Accessible with Daniel Simpson [Podcast 036]

In Episode 36 of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, Jivana Heyman sits down with Daniel Simpson to talk about yoga philosophy and his new book The Truth of Yoga: A Comprehensive Guide to Yoga’s...

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Compassionate leadership: connecting your yoga business to heart-centered service

"Now more than ever, we are in need of compassionate leaders, people who are not only leading in their own personal lives, but leadership outside in their communities and organizations, perhaps...

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Creativity & Trusting Your Own Voice with Linda Sparrowe [Podcast 035]

In Episode 35 of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, Jivana Heyman sits down with Linda Sparrowe to talk about creativity and finding our voice. The former editor of Yoga International and Yoga Journal...

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