Jivana is the founder of Accessible Yoga, co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center and an Integral Yoga Minister. With over twenty years of training and teaching in a traditional yoga lineage, Jivana has specialized in teaching the subtle practices of yoga: pranayama, meditation, as well as sharing yoga philosophy. His passion is making Yoga accessible to everyone. Accessible Yoga has grown into an international advocacy and education organization, and now offers two Conferences per year, trainings around the world, an ambassador program and online Network. Jivana has taught wth the Dean Ornish Heart Disease Reversal Program through UCSF, California Pacific Medical Center’s Institute of Health and Healing, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He has led over 40 Yoga teacher training programs over the past 16 years, and created the Accessible Yoga Training program in 2007. On December 3rd, 2015, Jivana taught Accessible Yoga at the United Nations in Geneva for their International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
This is Jivana’s second time on the podcast, we highly recommend you click here to also listen to episode one when you have some time. Jivana and Kathryn speak for a second time on the podcast about everything from yoga, accessibility, gurus, hierarchy, service, his new book, creativity, and yoga therapy. They candidly cover many topics that greatly nuanced, while coming back to the heart of yoga. Jivana’s new book comes out at the beginning of November, click here to order Accessible Yoga.