Chair Yoga is Real Yoga: Integrating Chairs into Your Classes with Jivana Heyman

In this webinar, Jivana Heyman, founder of Accessible Yoga, explores how you can make your classes more accessible and appropriate for all your students by learning how to teach chair yoga and integrate chair practices in your mat classes.

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What You’ll Learn

Chair yoga opens up the practice to a huge portion of the population who may not feel comfortable or welcome in a traditional yoga class. It can help foster the same physical—as well as emotional, mental, and spiritual—benefits as practicing yoga on a mat.

Common questions:

  • Is chair yoga real yoga?
  • How can I safely teach chair yoga?
  • How can I integrate chair yoga students into my mat yoga classes?

Jivana addresses the questions above as well as the fundamentals of chair yoga, how to keep students safe, and how to teach integrated chair and mat classes.

Watch the webinar to learn how to begin, enhance, and grow your Accessible Yoga toolkit using a chair.

About Your Teacher

Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, is the founder and director of Accessible Yoga, an organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings and supporting yoga teachers.

He’s the author of the books Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body; Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion and a new book, The Teacher’s Guide to Accessible Yoga: Best Practices for Sharing Yoga with Every Body.

Over the past thirty years of teaching yoga, Jivana has focused on welcoming all people to yoga and celebrating our individuality and our differences. His work has focused on dismantling ableism in the yoga world, as well as looking at the intersection of yoga and social justice.

His books, classes, and trainings offer support to yoga teachers and yoga therapists in finding ways to bring creativity and collaboration into their teaching while still respecting the ancient yoga tradition.
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Find him on Facebook and Instagram: @jivanaheyman 

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