This post was originally published by Sivani East Yoga teachers are generally a pretty healthy lot so it’s easy to forget that 40% of Americans have a chronic illness. Being one of the 133 million people in this country with a chronic disease, as well as a yoga teacher, I’m more sensitive to the unseen [...]
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I started yoga back in 2010. I had just been sidelined from work and knew I needed to start focusing on some other things in life, like taking care of my body - as a job. At the time of my first class, I was unable to put socks on by myself without an [...]
This post was originally published on Yoga for Healthy Aging With the recent series of natural disasters around the world and endless mass shootings, there seems to be so much suffering and devastation happening right now. It’s hard to read the news without feeling sad or depressed. On top of all that, I’ve [...]
I went to the prison facility just like I do each Wednesday. I signed in and said hello to the officers at the main entrance. Then I was told Correctional Officer who usually accompanies me was out that day. What did that mean for my weekly yoga class? Well, the staff had to find [...]
This interview was originally posted on SF Yoga Mag by Dana Lee Jivana Heyman, founder of the Accessible Yoga Conference, admits that he is jealous of the talented people he knows teaching yoga at the conference in San Francisco October 6 – 8th. He laughs when he says this, exposing his staggering humility. He seems [...]
I was born with the most amazing teacher that never said a word. I could tell with a look in his eyes and his body language and gesture what he was thinking, what he wanted, and he was being mischievous. My teacher was my older brother and he has autism. Communicating without [...]
This was originally posted on Yoga for Healthy Aging. The recent death of beloved yoga teacher and writer Michael Stone has been haunting me. I think there are some important lessons in his personal struggle that we need to learn from as a yoga community. Even though he was teaching the world how to [...]
As a yoga teacher and future physical therapist, I am passionate about making yoga accessible to all populations and blending it with my therapy, so when I heard about the Accessible Yoga Conference happening in New York, I knew it was something I wanted to go to – and I knew just the person to join [...]
Part One; We’re Stuck At What Not To Do Last week in our 300-hour yoga therapy teacher training program, a student asked an earnest and pivotal question about the language of yoga. I felt the fire of my passion for elegant language tools that elicit the experience of yoga for our students, in their brains, [...]
Accessible Yoga is growing and expanding – so much has already happened this year. We collaborated with Yoga International on our first Accessible Yoga Online Conference. You can watch a preview here. I’m thrilled that the Conference is being offered in this manner because it is truly accessible to those who can’t [...]