Accessible Yoga Podcast

Accessible Yoga Podcast

Hosted by: Jivana Heyman & Amber Karnes

Welcome to the Accessible Yoga Podcast, where we explore how to make space for everyone in the yoga community. This podcast is brought to you by the Accessible Yoga Association, a nonprofit organization focused on...

Episodes

058. Disrupting Anti-Blackness in Communities of Color with Cindu Thomas-George

Season #2

Cindu Thomas-George is the Founder and Principal Trainer of Shakti Diversity and Equity Training. As a DEI practitioner, she designs and facilitates professional development experiences that promote equity, inclusion,...
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057. Trauma & Yoga with Nityda Gessel

Season #2

Content warning: disordered eating, sexual trauma Nityda Gessel (she/her), LCSW, E-RYT, is a mother, licensed somatic psychotherapist, trauma specialist, yoga educator, speaker, author, and heart-centered activist,...
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056. Yoga Teaching as a Practice

Season #2

In episode 56, Jivana and Amber discuss practical ways we can embody the yoga teachings’ concepts in the way that we teach. They explore three themes from the yoga teachings (atman, non-attachment, and brahmacharya)...
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055. Collaborating with Neurodivergent & Disabled Folks in Yoga Communities with Laura Sharkey

Season #2

In episode 55, Amber interviews Laura Sharkey, an autistic meditation teacher and social justice activist. They speak about their experience of ableism and other forms of oppression that are present in many yoga...
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054. The Yoga Sutras with Nischala Joy Devi

Season #2

NISCHALA JOY DEVI is a masterful teacher and healer. For many years she has been highly respected as an international advocate for her innovative way of expressing Yoga and its subtle uses for spiritual growth and...
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053. Yoga Revolution Replay with Octavia Raheem

Season #2

This episode is a replay of a conversation between Jivana Heyman and Octavia Raheem on Jivana's podcast, Yoga Revolution. This week’s guest, Octavia Raheem, teaches us to slow down, prioritize rest, and honor our...
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052. Yoga & Self-Care for Women of Color with Maya Breuer

Season #2

In episode 52, Amber interviews Maya Breuer, yoga teacher, community activist, and Yoga Alliance’s Vice President of Cross-Cultural Advancement. She shares about the work Yoga Alliance is doing for teachers working in...
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051. Navigating Grief & Loss

Season #2

Content warning: this episode contains discussion of death and grief. In episode 51, Amber and Jivana talk about how they are each navigating grief and loss in their personal and professional lives. We’ll discuss...
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050. Pranayama & COVID-19 with Robin Rothenberg

Season #2

The information on this Podcast does not constitute medical or other professional advice and should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician, psychotherapist, or other health care...
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049. Reflections on COVID and Collective Care

Season #2

In episode 49,  Amber and Jivana reflect on how constantly changing circumstances surrounding COVID are shaping their personal and professional lives. We’ll discuss how we are each navigating the burnout and...
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048. Queer Dharma with Jacoby Ballard

Season #2

Jacoby Ballard is a social justice educator and yoga teacher in Salt Lake City, Utah known for his playfulness, heart-opening, and commitment to change from the inside out. As a yoga teacher with 20 years of...
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047. Actionable Love with Michelle C. Johnson

Season #2

Michelle C. Johnson is an author, yoga teacher, social justice activist, licensed clinical social worker and Dismantling Racism trainer. She approaches her life and work from a place of empowerment, embodiment, and...
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