Accessible Yoga

With Jivana Heyman, San Francisco, California

With certificate of participation for 120 training units



In this practical 9-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):

  • Yoga anatomy and physiology of the ageing process
  • 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

Jivana Heyman is Director of Teachers’ Training programmes at the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco, California. After many years of personal training in the gurukula yoga tradition, Jivana focuses on teaching yoga for people with disabilities.

Course rates

RATES including room and board


Room/Days9 nights
Dormitory: 1,144 €
Shared room: 1,188 €
Double room: 1,426 €
Single room: 1,556 €
Special rates for students & the unemployed:
Dormitory: 1,069 €


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

aktuelle Termine / Upcoming dates

No events

Daily schedule

  • 6 am: Morning meditation 
  • 8 am: Course lecture 
  • 10 am: Vegetarian brunch
  • 12 am: Course workshop
  • 4 pm: Yoga classs
  • 6 pm: Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 pm: Study time or course

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.