• Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
  • 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
  • Mar 29 - Apr 2, 2019 (5 days)
  • Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $980.00 Dorm - Top Bunk - $980.00 Dormitory - Private - $1,110.00 LGH - Single - $1,200.00 LGH - Double - $1,200.00 LGH - Family room - $1,200.00 Tent-Site - $870.00 (All prices include $650.00 base…

About This Event

Discover how to make the Yoga teachings available to everyone, regardless of their level of physical ability, during the Accessible Yoga Training. Learn to create integrated Accessible Yoga classes where all students can practice together. Explore the many ways that Yoga practice can be modified to suit students with disabilities or physical challenges, as well as seniors.

During the training, you will learn sample Accessible Yoga classes, chair Yoga classes, and even bed Yoga classes. Emphasizing inclusivity, we will discuss how to make Yoga classes welcoming to everyone and how to approach students in a trauma-informed way. Additionally, we will consider how to incorporate Yoga philosophy and meditation into your classes, and how Yoga can be used to support health and healing for every body. Included in this training will be a review of common medical conditions so that you can have a basic understanding of these issues.

The Accessible Yoga Training curriculum includes:

Adapted asanas (postures) and variations of the most popular asanas

Techniques for creating integrated Accessible Yoga classes

Sample Accessible Yoga classes, either on the floor, in a chair, or in a bed

Overview of common medical conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, respiratory diseases, cancer, H.I.V./AIDS, heart disease, and more

Review of some of the major impacts of aging on all the systems of the body

Study of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and The Bhagavad Gita

Methods for empowering people with disabilities by giving them a deep understanding of the Yoga teachings

Strategies for making the subtle practices of pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation available for all students, regardless of ability

Guidance on building a strong community among Yoga students to support the transformational process of Yoga

Training Information

Graduates of this program become Accessible Yoga Ambassadors and connect with a network of Accessible Yoga teachers and students around the world. Participants who have completed a 200-hour Yoga teacher training will become Certified Accessible Yoga Teachers.



Continuing Education Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA):  Approximately 21 contact hours and 9 non-contact hours (online component). Total of 30 training hours.

Please apply to Yoga Alliance independently to receive the 9 non-contact hours.

Integral Yoga 300-hour Mentored Program: 30 hours towards RYT 500 designation.

Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate of your program’s total training hours.

For more information, email (contact info blocked).


I was truly blown away at how much I learned while I was there! I was greatly in need of hands-on, practical applications (and variations) to make the Yoga I teach more accessible than it already is, and I definitely got that! — Natalie Dunbar

Jivana’s Accessible Yoga Training was a tremendous experience. It was filled with a plethora of wisdom and yogic inspiration. Months later, I am still amazed by the way this information is broadening my teaching style, increasing my confidence, and providing an even deeper awareness that Yoga is for every body. — Sarit Rogers

The Accessible Yoga 4-day training shifts the perception of modern Yoga and returns it to the essence of the Yoga teachings. Jivana Heyman is an incredible teacher who inspires others by his being. He is a living example of authenticity and service. — Hersha Chellaram


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

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