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Jivana Heyman

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273: Yoga is a Revolution with Jivana Heyman

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 273: Yoga is a Revolution with Jivana Heyman Description: What is the ultimate goal with your yoga practice? How does yoga tie in with social justice and activism? How is yoga a revolution? Jivana Heyman is back on the podcast to answer these questions and to share more about his new book, Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion. Jivana Heyman, is the founder and director of the Accessible Yoga Association, an international non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings. Through his work with Accessible Yoga, Jivana offers conferences, community forums, a podcast, and a popular ambassador program. He is also the co-founder of the Accessible Yoga Training School, and the author of Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body. In this episode, Jivana explains his perspective on how yoga relates to social justice, and how our personal practice of yoga helps us show up and serve. Jivana and Shannon also discuss the power dynamic in teacher-student relationships, why we struggle with failure and how we can normalize it, what to do when the world feels overwhelming, and more. Tune in to also find out how to win one of two copies of Jivana’s book as well! Key Takeaways: [4:28] Shannon introduces her guest for this episode - Jivana Heyman [8:35] What was it like for Jivana to write his second book? [10:51] What does yoga have to do with social justice and activism? [14:29] Shannon and Jivana invite you to consider what is the goal of your own practice. [17:19] What are Jivana's thoughts on how some people view speaking out as unbecoming or not aligned with being a yoga teacher or the teachings of yoga? [22:05] A live listener, Jessica, shares that for them, the ultimate goal of yoga is connection. [24:06] Another listener shares about how yoga has helped them with patience and building community. [27:07] Shannon and Jivana discuss a personal experience he shared in the book about how he dealt with his yoga teacher being accused of abuse. [33:45] Shannon pops in with a message about a new update from OfferingTree. [35:51] Jivana explains what he means by 'my liberation is tied to yours'. [42:04] If we're all connected, we need to work on our connections to people we disagree with as well. [47:51] Jivana talks about failure as a practice, and the impact of our internal self-talk on ourselves. [51:40] Shannon shares some comments from listeners. [54:09] Going back to the theme of failure, Jivana reflects on how we should approach failure. [55:58] What is the rainbow mind? [59:11] How does building your personal practice tie in with being able to deal with the world when it feels overwhelming? [63:29] How can you support someone in your life right now? [66:37] Jivana's new book is available for purchase and Shannon is also giving away two copies to listeners! Links: Jivana Heyman Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage and Compassion by Jivana Heyman Accessible Yoga Association Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body By Jivana Heyman Yoga Revolution Podcast The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Devi Post-Lineage Yoga, by  Theodora Wildcroft Live with Jivana (full interview) - Yoga Revolution with Jivana Heyman Live with Wolf Terry - Ahimsa in Action with Wolf Terry Theo Wildcroft - Yoga with Theo Wildcroft Native Land Digital Shannon Crow on Instagram The Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook Group Gratitude to our Sponsor, OfferingTree. Quotes from this episode: “I’ve always always really found those connections between yoga and social justice and I wanted to share them.” - Jivana “To me, social justice is wanting justice for others, actually just having compassion for others and caring about other people other than myself. To me that's directly aligned with the yoga teachings.” - Jivana “What do you think the ultimate goal for you is with your own practice?” - Shannon Crow "We are all intimately connected, and that's the point of yoga actually is to find those connections." - Jivana

1hr 12mins

23 May 2022

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105: Yoga And Social Justice with Jivana Heyman

The Mentor Sessions

The historical teachings of yoga have incredible lessons for our modern world. Understanding and unpacking the ancient teachings is a lifelong process, and those of us lucky enough to practice, study and teach yoga must investigate how these teachings can shape our worldview. The bottom line is that the teachings of yoga point towards care of the collective as a path to enlightenment. The liberation of all beings (including ourselves) is where my personal study has led me over and over again. In our world today, that often looks like what we call social justice. Jivana Heyman, is the founder and director of Accessible Yoga, an international non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings.


22 Mar 2022

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Episode 193: Accessible Yoga with Jivana Heyman

Phoenix Helix: Autoimmune Resilience

Before autoimmune disease, did you have a yoga practice that you loved but can no longer do? Do you struggle to find a way to adapt your practice to your ever-changing autoimmune body? Do you miss yoga and want to make it part of your life again? Or maybe you have never practiced yoga, but would love to try and don't know where to begin. This podcast is for you! My guest is Jivana Heyman, founder and director of the Accessible Yoga Association and co-founder of the Accessible Yoga Training School. He has over 25 years of experience teaching yoga to people of diverse abilities. In this episode, we’re going to troubleshoot a wide variety of autoimmune symptoms and talk about how to develop a personalized yoga practice.

1hr 1min

4 Feb 2022

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The Yoga Sutras in 2022 with Jivana Heyman

Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast

Learn how Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras fit into today’s world. Jivana Heyman, founder and director of the Accessible Yoga Association and author of “Accessible Yoga” and “Yoga Revolution”, shares his perspective on the paradox of a life of service and self care and how we can respect spirituality within professionalism.   Episode Highlights:  How to practice yoga in a capitalist culture Tapas in the context of the human mind What you can learn from turning toward discomfort  How to practice the 8 Limbs of Yoga as a householder Power, social justice and simple ways to be of service  Jivana’s new book, Yoga Revolution Links & Resources Follow YTR on Instagram @yoga.teacher.resource  Join the Yoga Teacher Resource email list Join the Yoga Teacher Resource Facebook Group Learn more about the Impact Club Leave a review on Itunes Learn about Jivana’s new book Accessible Yoga Training School Accessible Yoga Association


3 Feb 2022

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Accessible Yoga with Jivana Heyman

Living Yoga with Darren Main

Yoga is wonderful, but for students practicing with various limitations as and unique challenges or who use a wheelchair, it’s hard to know where to start or how to practice. In this conversation, Jivana Heyman, a certified yoga teacher and author, will offer tips on how to adapt the practice to make it more accessible for everyone. Jivana Heyman’s Website Purchase Accessible Yoga FREE VIDEO COURSE: Mindfulness for Busy Minds (limited time) This video course will teach you everything you need to avoid frustrating pitfalls and get started with regular practice so that you can start living a healthier, happier life. Jumpstart your meditation practice today! Free Registration


13 Jan 2022

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Making Yoga Accessible to Every Body with Jivana Heyman

Mastering the Business of Yoga

This week on the podcast I am joined by Jivana Heyman. Jivana is a E-RYT 500 yoga teacher and the founder and director of the Accessible Yoga Association. He's also the co-founder of the Accessible Yoga Training School and the author of Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body, as well as his forthcoming book Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion. In this episode of the show, Jivana shares his yoga story, what drew him to creating accessible yoga classes and ultimately creating the Accessible Yoga Association. We discuss what accessible yoga is and how teachers and studios can run classes that are accessible to more people. Finally, we discuss his books, including his upcoming book that will be released in November 2021! Enjoy! This episode is brought to you by OfferingTree. If you're interested in finding an all-in-one platform for online or in-person teaching, then you should check out OfferingTree. OfferingTree has been supporting M.B.Om for over a year now and I not only love the product but I also love the people. OfferingTree is providing special pricing for M.B.Om listeners, so be sure to visit offeringtree.com/mbom.


11 Oct 2021

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Ep. 116: Navigating Discomfort Of Marketing - with Jivana Heyman

Marketing Yoga with Confidence

If marketing feels uncomfortable to you, this episode is going to be super helpful for you. My guest, Jivana Heyman, shares how he has navigated these feelings as a yoga teacher, author, non-profit founder, and event director. As an introvert, marketing didn’t come easy but it has become easier over time and he’s sharing the tips on how it can become easier for you too. Get ready to be inspired and ready to take action after this one! Show notes available with all links mentioned here: https://www.amandamckinney.com/podcast


4 Oct 2021

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Yoga Therapy Hour with Amy Wheeler

Listen to the full episode by supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yogatherapyhourAmy discusses with Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, who is the founder and director of the Accessible Yoga Association, an international non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to yoga teachings. Accessible Yoga offers Conferences, Community Forums, a Podcast, and a popular Ambassador program. He’s the co-founder of the Accessible Yoga Training School, and the author of w, as well as the forthcoming book, Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion (Shambhala, Nov. 2021). Amy and Jivana talk about Yoga Revolution & Accessible Yoga, Jivana’s background in Yoga and Activism, the act of service without expecting credits/praises in return, and experiencing compassion and love towards other people.They touch on the following:Jivana’s forthcoming book, Yoga RevolutionJivana’s Yoga background as an activist and how it informs his yoga teachingThe importance of Community & Service from the heart and with compassionJivana’s experience with parenting and being married as a yoga teacherShowing compassion to others, as we have difficult discussionsHow to keep your priorities and focus on what is really important in your lifeExperience is all that there is, and outcome might be irrelevantJivana’s mother’s death and how it impacted him as a humanYoga & Social JusticeSelfless ServiceJivana’s personal practice Today’s Podcast is sponsored by The Optimal Therapy Schoolhttps://theoptimalstate.com/Foundations we supporthttp://www.kym.orgWe have all benefitted from the ancient wisdom of India and her people, so it feels really great to be able to serve in this way. The Optimal State family has pledged on-going support of $500 per month, to go directly to KYM Mitra (www.kym.org). We will collect the monies and gift them each month. Please consider a recurring monthly payment to the fund. Even a small gift or intention makes a difference! If we make more than $500 in any given month, it will roll into the following month’s payment. The hope is that we can contribute for many years to come. If you even lose the link to donate, it is at the top of the homepage at www.amywheeler.com also. I will be reporting on the website the progress; how much money is coming in at any given time and where we are in the process of getting this project off the ground.Here is the link for you to get started with your donation. We are so happy that you have decided to join us. We thank you for the bottom of our hearts!Link to click in the description:http://Paypal.me/KymMitraDonationCheck out Amy's website http://www.amywheeler.comMeet Jivana jivanaheyman.comBooks mentioned in the podcastYoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage and Compassion by Jivana Heymanhttps://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Revolution-Building-Practice-Compassion/dp/1611808782Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Bodyhttps://www.amazon.com/Accessible-Yoga-Poses-Practices-Every/dp/1611807123


17 Sep 2021

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S2 Ep 8: Complicating the Narrative, #GetStretched with Jivana Heyman


Listeners, you're in for a treat this week! This conversation with Accessible Yoga founder Jivana Heyman will give you all of the feels -- and leave you with more questions than answers. Mads, Liz, and Jivana touch on so many complicated, nuanced topics. Is it okay to have your creative process flourish because you're at home, while the pandemic is ravaging our communities? Do we teach our children about the yogic philosophies, or do we let them find it on the path of life? How do we keep up with a constantly evolving change of culture, identities and shifting privileges? How do we learn to understand where we have privilege and where we don't?  Jivana, Mads and Liz unpack the latest term "rainbow washing" that the internet has coined in time for Pride month, and how we can thoughtfully, lovingly acknowledge our queer selves and community members (and how to use the rainbow flag emoji).  We finish with how Jivana's makes sense out of all these dialectics:  unity in diversity.You can follow Jivana at AccesibleYoga.org. And keep your eyes peeled on his Instagram for when his newest book "Yoga Revolution" drops later this year!This podcast was proudly produced by Core to Coeur.

1hr 3mins

29 Jun 2021

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Jivana Heyman: Accessible Yoga

Just Interesting People

Jivana is the founder and director of the non-profit Accessible Yoga, dedicated to increasing access to yoga teachings. Jivana's yoga practice started in the 90s in San Francisco. He got involved in the AIDS movement when many of his friends in the gay community were dying from this terrible disease. Jivana decided then to use yoga as a tool to channel the anger & frustration accumulated over the years... and also to share his knowledge to support & heal others in his community. That was the beginning of Accessible Yoga. Since then, Jivana has spent most of his life working towards making the practice accessible by educating other yoga teachers. He leads many trainings, has published a book (with another one on the way) and hosts a podcast on the subject too. He is working to make yoga truly accessible to everyone, in every body, at any age and in any state of health. At the end of the episode, Jivana also shares with us his experiences adopting 2 children with his husband. Enjoy the show. If you enjoy listening to our podcast and would like to support us, check out our Buy Me a Coffee page: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jippodcast Our website: https://justinterestingpeople.com Follow Jivana on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jivanaheyman More information about Jivana & Accessible Yoga work, books and training on their websites: https://jivanaheyman.com https://accessibleyoga.org https://www.accessibleyogatraining.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justinterestingpeople https://www.instagram.com/rosieandre_com https://www.instagram.com/jeremieandre_fr

1hr 18mins

19 May 2021