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Yoga for Courage & Compassion With Jivana Heyman

In this 30-minute chair yoga practice, we're encouraged to turn inward to find compassion for ourselves—and others. Plus: Get 30% off Jivana Heyman's new book, Yoga Revolution.

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In this 30-minute class, Jivana Heyman, founder of Accessible Yoga and cover star of the latest issue of Yoga Journal will explore guided meditation, asana, and pranayama to help you find courage and compassion in the midst of stressful and anxious times. We’ll also consider how connecting inward can lead to more compassion for ourselves and for others. The class will be taught in a chair with mat versions offered for all the poses. 

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Yoga Journal members in the U.S. and Canada can get 30 percent off Jivana’s new book, Yoga Revolution: Building A Practice of Courage & Compassion. To take advantage of this offer, visit Shambala Publications and use promo code YRYJ22. (*Code valid on through March 31, 2022. Enter code in shopping cart. Cannot be combined with other offers.)

Meet your teacher

Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, is the founder and director of Accessible Yoga, 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  and Yoga Revolution: Building A Practice of Courage & Compassion (Shambhala Publications) and an Integral Yoga Minister. He lives with his husband and two children in Santa Barbara, California.

Jivana has specialized in teaching yoga to people with disabilities with an emphasis on community building and social engagement. Out of this work, the Accessible Yoga organization was created to support education, training and advocacy with the mission of shifting the public perception of yoga. In addition to offering Conferences and Trainings, Accessible Yoga offers a popular ambassador program with over 1000 Accessible Yoga Ambassadors around the world.

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. There are now two Conferences and over thirty-five Accessible Yoga Trainings per year, as well as a strong underground yoga community supporting them.

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