Accessible Yoga Training School Blog

6 tips for yoga teachers moving toward accessibility in their classes

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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Geek wellness, YogaQuest, and the power of stories with Justine Mastin [Podcast Episode 5]

Justine Mastin found her people at a comic book convention. In this interview we'll talk about why that mattered and how Justine helped the geek community remove barriers to accessing wellness....

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Getting better at failure & reclaiming wellness with Nicole Cardoza [Podcast Episode 4]

Jivana Heyman & Nicole Cardoza discuss "failure as a practice" to help build resilience and meet whatever challenge comes our way. They'll also discuss reclaiming our right to be well and what...

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Disruption As A Practice: The Responsibility of Yoga Teachers in Dismantling White Supremacy

By Kelley Palmer

There is this particular part of my way of working as a yoga teacher and coach that is part resistance, part deliberate dismantling, and part releasing the need to follow what we...

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What’s wrong with saying, “I’m not the yoga teacher for everyone” [Podcast Episode 3]

Amber Karnes and Jivana Heyman discuss the responsibility of yoga teachers to have a commitment to accessibility and how we can be open and responsive to our students' needs.

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Dismantling white supremacy & redistributing power in yoga spaces with Kelley Palmer [Podcast Episode 2]

In this episode, Amber Karnes & Kelley Palmer will discuss ways that white supremacy shows up in our yoga spaces, how we can redistribute power and resources toward more equity, and how we...

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Guided meditation for sitting with discomfort

 

Conversations around race and equity are difficult, and for many people cause a lot of discomfort.

The topic is personal to everyone. Our egos flare up (“I’m not...

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If yoga is peaceful, why are y'all so angry all the time? [Podcast Episode 1]

Jivana Heyman & Amber Karnes discuss spiritual bypass, why the yoga teachings are not just about “love and light”, and figuring out “your lane” in social justice by...

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Our responsibility right now: Yoga & social justice with Kelley Palmer

 

Responsibility and opportunity are two sides of the same coin. Every freedom, every privilege, comes with power, and power must be wielded responsibly. 

As Kelley Palmer teaches us in her...

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