Accessible Yoga Training School Blog

Nothing is okay / everything is okay [Podcast Episode 7]

In episode 7 of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, Amber Karnes and Jivana Heyman talk about duality—the up and down, light and dark, "both/and" nature of life. We talk about how attachment to...

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Earth & sky meditation with Jivana Heyman

Explore duality with Jivana in this guided meditation, connecting to earth and sky and consider how we relate to our own thoughts.

This witness attitude is at the heart of...

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Lessons learned from the Accessible Yoga Training [Podcast Episode 6]

In episode 6, Amber and Jivana talk about lessons learned from the Accessible Yoga Training. Jivana digs deep into the yoga philosophy behind this training that informs both of our work and the way...

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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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How does ableism show up in yoga practice and teaching?

“I’d say our job as accessible yoga teachers is to see through that veil, the veil of ableism, to understand that yoga is something that is already accessible to everyone. The...

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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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