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Three Tips for Practicing Chair Yoga

by Jivana Heyman

I believe chair yoga is a practice of radical inclusion.

The practices of yoga are themselves revolutionary—both inwardly in their potential to change our relationship to...

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How can we make real change in the world?

by Jivana Heyman

One of the biggest misunderstandings that I've faced over the course of my teaching career is the idea that I'm trying to make yoga accessible by adapting or modifying the...

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Teaching Truly Mixed Level Yoga Classes

by Jivana Heyman

As the COVID pandemic continues on, the options of practicing yoga in person may once again be fleeting. But there are some real benefits of practicing yoga online, including...

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Why "accessible" yoga

by Jivana Heyman

In a way, the story of Accessible Yoga began thousands of years ago with the first yoga practitioner who sat on a blanket instead of in the dirt. Or with the first yogis...

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Being with Discomfort

“Sometimes when we’re talking about things like racism or systems of oppression—regardless of the identities we may be holding, there’s a resistance to the discomfort these...

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Sustainable Solidarity

“I want to invite you to start imagining possibilities outside of the 'right' way. Some of us can't imagine beyond what is current, what is normalized. The only way we shift this it to begin...

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Change is All Around Us

By Kelley Nicole Palmer

 Change is coming—what do we need to imagine as we prepare for it?... How do we practice increasing ease with what it is? Change happens. Change is...

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Chair Yoga is a Revolutionary Practice

By Jivana Heyman

Excerpted from Jivana’s upcoming book, Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion (to be released November 2021).

I know it sounds a little strange, but...

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Six Tips for Yoga Teachers Moving Towards Accessibility

By Jivana Heyman

I’ve had so many people tell me, “I’m not flexible enough to do yoga.” Of course, flexibility doesn’t really have anything to do with yoga! So hearing...

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Practicing Eagle Pose in Bed

“When you're doing a bed practice, you have to be very sensitive to the lack of resistance—the body can kind of sink into the mattress, and that can be a real issue.”

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