YOGA IS TRULY REVOLUTIONARY.

 

Yoga Revolution, a new book by Accessible Yoga author Jivana Heyman, is a clarion call to action for yoga practitioners and change makers alike, offering courageous reflections and compassionate guidance for the inner and outer work of moving towards justice.

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IT IS TIME TO ADDRESS THE DISONANCE BETWEEN MAINSTREAM PRACTICE AND THE DEPTH OF YOGA'S TEACHINGS.

In Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion, Jivana Heyman shares the ways that yoga is truly revolutionary—creating an inner revolution in our heart and mind, as well as an outer revolution in the form of service and social justice. He provides us with a framework he calls “Rainbow Mind” to bridge this gap and share a new vision of what yogic enlightenment can look like.

 

HAVING A RAINBOW MIND REQUIRES OPEN-HEARTEDNESS, COURAGE, AND A FIERCE COMMITMENT TO INCLUSIVITY AND ACCESSIBILITY.

It is about tackling the challenge that Arjuna faces in the Bhagavad Gita—“Should I act?”—and cultivating a state of mind that helps us figure out one of the hardest challenges of life: when to speak up and when to step back. In Yoga Revolution, you will be introduced to the yogic mandate of seva—acts of service that see, care for, and uplift those around us—as a way to serve the world without losing your way or making it about yourself, while still maintaining your own self-care.


"Our job is not to clear our mind through yoga practice, but rather to expand it so widely that it can embrace the entire universe."


JIVANA HEYMAN


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Yoga Revolution is the message we need right now in modern yoga...a must-read for those seeking the truth of courage and skillful action, and compassion on the journey to understanding and changing the world. 


Dianne Bondy, author of Yoga Where You Are and Yoga for Everyone


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You’ll love this book; the information, yoga practices, and especially the stories he shares that highlight the yoga practitioners who are indeed modern day yoga revolutionaries.


- Dr. Gail Parker, Ph.D., CIAYT, author of Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma and Transforming Ethnic and Race-Based Traumatic Stress With Yoga (forthcoming November 2021), and president of Black Yoga Teachers Alliance


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Yoga Revolution's birth in the world is impeccably timed, as this is the moment in our shared history where we need a clear, grounded, and informed resource that can help us navigate the beliefs that keep us divided.


- Seane Corn, co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World and author of Revolution of the Soul

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- a 40-minute accessible chair yoga practice

 - a 45-minute mat-based version of the same sequence

- a short guided meditation to help you cultivate a rainbow mind

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, is the founder and director of the Accessible Yoga Association, an international non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings. He’s the author of Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body (Shambhala Publications), as well as the forthcoming book, Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion (Shambhala Publications, Nov. 2021).

Jivana has specialized in teaching yoga to people with disabilities with an emphasis on community building and social engagement. Out of this work, the nonprofit Accessible Yoga Association was created to support education, training, and advocacy with the mission of shifting the public perception of yoga. Accessible Yoga offers Conferences, Community Forums, a Podcast, and a popular Ambassador program.

Jivana coined the phrase, “Accessible Yoga,” over ten years ago, and it has now become the standard appellation for a large cross section of the immense yoga world. He brought the Accessible Yoga community together for the first time in 2015 for the Accessible Yoga Conference, which has gone on to become a focal point for this movement.

Jivana is also the creator of the Accessible Yoga Training and the co-founder of the online Accessible Yoga Training School with Amber Karnes, which is a platform for continued education for yoga teachers in the field of equity and accessibility. They also created the Accessible Yoga Podcast in 2020.

Over the past 25 years, Jivana has led countless yoga teacher training programs around the world, and dedicates his time to supporting yoga teachers who are working to serve communities that are under-represented in traditional yoga spaces.

Yoga Revolution also features a forward by Kelley Nicole Palmer (author of Manifest & founder of The Sanctuary in the City) and stories from practitioners who are changing the landscape of contemporary yoga, including:

Susanna Barkataki (author of Embrace Yoga's Roots)
Michelle Cassandra Johnson (author of Skill in Action & Finding Refuge)
Octavia Raheem (author of Gather)
Amber Karnes (founder of Body Positive Yoga)
Adrian Molina (founder of the Warrior Flow Foundation)
Amina Naru (co-founder of Retreat to Spirit)
Anjali Rao (creator of Yoga & Activism: A Blueprint for Collective Liberation)
De Jur Jones (founder of I Dream in Yoga)

M Camellia (co-founder of the Trans Yoga Project)
J. Miles (co-founder of the State of Union {Yoga} Address)
Jacquie Sunny Barbee (founder  of SunnyBee Yoga)
Kamala Itzel Hayward (co-creator of Working Together for Change)
Marc Settembrino (founder of Fat Kid Yoga Club)
Mei Lai Swan (director of Yoga for Humankind)
Rane Bowen (co-host of the Flow Artists podcast)
Sarit Rodgers (founder of Somatic Wellness & Yoga with Sarit)


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This book is a deeply personal integration of the spiritual principles of yoga presented in an utterly relevant and engaging format...a teaching every yoga student in the West should certainly read!


Kino McGregor, author of Get Your Yoga On


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What a gift to the Yoga Community! This book is transformational, much needed, and revolutionary, indeed. Practical, raw, and real!


- Indu Arora, author of YOGA: Ancient Heritage Tomorrow's Vision & MUDRA: The Sacred Secret


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Yoga Revolution is exactly the book we need right now. For anyone curious about or committed to the practice of yoga, this is an accessible, straightforward and depthful guide to bridging personal practice and collective liberation and justice.


- Hala Khouri, MA, co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World & author of Peace from Anxiety: Get Grounded, Build Resilience and Stay Connected Amidst the Chaos