Accessible Yoga

With Jivana Heyman, San Francisco, California

Certificate of participation for 59 teaching units of 45 minutes each



In this practical 6-day programme you will learn how to adapt a classical asana class to the needs of students with physical disabilities or chronic illness, the elderly, and people with injuries.


This can range from teaching slightly modified classes, to entire classes taught in a chair or in a bed. The course focuses on the practical application of yoga techniques and the psychological insight necessary for helping students with disabilities – no matter what their age – to better utilise yoga.


Curriculum (excerpt):

  • How to empower people with disabilities by giving them a deeper understanding of the yoga teachings
  • Using additional tools such as a chair, a blanket, a strap and a cushion
  • How to create a positive group dynamic
  • Deepen your personal practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation



Students receive a certificate recognised by the Yoga Alliance that will enable yoga teachers and health professionals to teach yoga to students with disabilities.




Jivana Heyman

Jivana Heyman

Short biography

Reverend Jivana Heyman is founder of Accessible Yoga, an international organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings. Accessible Yoga offers Conferences, Trainings, and an online Network dedicated to sharing yoga with every body. He is co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center and an Integral Yoga Minister. With over twenty years of training and teaching in the Integral Yoga tradition, Jivana has specialized in teaching yoga to people with disabilities with an emphasis on sharing yoga philosophy. His passion is making Yoga accessible to everyone.

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Course rates

Training costs: €430
Special rates for students & the unemployed: €390

Online registration and payment.
The registration is valid upon full payment of the training costs.


Accommodation and meals:


5 nights
Dormitory: €185
Shared room: €215
Double room: €290
Single room: €350


All rates include VAT and are subject to a 1.80 € visitor's tax per person per night.

Daily schedule

Arrival day, Tuesday, 11.7 (arrival between 2 and 3:30 pm)

  • 4 pm Asana and pranayama class
  • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting and course meeting


Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 15.7

  • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
  • 8 – 9:45 am Course lecture
  • 10 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 12 – 3 pm Course lecture (with break)
  • 4 pm Asana and pranayama class
  • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 pm Study time or course


Departure day, Sunday, 16.7

  • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
  • 8 – 9:30 am Course lecture
  • 10 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Course lecture and leave-taking
  • Departure from 2 pm


Individual programmes are subject to change or cancellation.

Room and board

Room and board are in the non-smoking eco-hotel serving wholesfood organic vegetarian meals.
All guest rooms have wooden floors and furniture, health mattresses, shower, toilet, hairdryer, telephone and radio. Most rooms have a balcony. more

What you will need for your stay

A meditation pillow for the morning and evening meditation sessions is recommended. A meditation shawl is also advantageous. 


To practice the yoga poses you will need a non-slip yoga mat or wool mat. You will need a blanket to cover yourself at the end of the yoga class during the so-called final relaxation.


Pillows, shawls, blankets, mats and much more can be purchased in our online shop or in our boutique after arrival.


For your stay you should bring comfortable clothing, slippers, walking shoes, rain gear, torch (flashlight), bathing suit and towels. Eyeglass wearers should bring a hard case for safe storage during the yoga classes.