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Jivana Heyman

Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

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Jivana Heyman Teaches

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  • Gentle Yoga
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About Jivana Heyman

Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, is the author of  Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body ,  Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion , and the upcoming book The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga: Best Practices...

Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, is the author of Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every BodyYoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion, and the upcoming book The Teacher's Guide to Accessible Yoga: Best Practices for Sharing Yoga with Every Body (January 2024).

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 fifteen 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.

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

Over the past 28 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. For more information head to www.jivanaheyman.com

First Registered August 2000
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider

Teaching Experience

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Chateau de Yoga Sivananda

July 2016 - Current
24 Impasse du Bignon, Neuville-aux-Bois, France
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Accessible Yoga Conference

September 2015 - Current
32 E Micheltorena St
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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Santa Barbara Yoga Center

March 2015 - Current
Santa Barbara Yoga Center, East Micheltorena Street
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Retreat Center - Austria

July 2010 - Current
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Seminarhaus
Bichlach, Reith bei Kitzbühel, Austria
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Integral Yoga Institute

June 1995 - Current
770 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA, United States
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United Nations, Geneva Switzerland

December 2015 - December 2015
United Nations Office at Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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Paradise Island, Sivananda Ashram Bahamas

November 2015 - November 2015
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Nassau, Bahamas
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Jai Vida Yoga Center - Belo Horizonte, Brazil

March 2015 - April 2015
Jai Vida - Anchieta, Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Integral Yoga Institute New York City

January 2015 - January 2015
Integral Yoga Institute NYC, West 13th Street
New York, NY, United States
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Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat - The Bahamas

November 2014 - November 2014
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Nassau, The Bahamas
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Institute for Health and Healing - California Pacific Medical Center

January 1996 - September 2007
Davies Medical Center: Kaiser Thomas J MD, Castro Street
San Francisco, CA, United States
First Registered August 2000
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider YACEP® Profile 

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