Accessible Yoga Podcast

Accessible Yoga Podcast

Hosted by: Anjali Rao & Jivana Heyman

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

068. Radical Honesty with Saira Rao

Season #3

Saira (NOT Sara) Rao grew up in Richmond, Virginia, the daughter of Indian immigrants. For forty years, she wasted her precious time aspiring to be white and accepted by dominant white society, a futile task for...
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067. Practice Isn’t Meant to “Fix”, It’s Meant to Heal

Season #3

Teo Drake is an organizer, a teacher, and an artisan who works in wood and steel. As a queer and trans long-term HIV/AIDS survivor, the practices and philosophies of yoga and Buddhism have been both life-saving and...
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066. The Audacity of Hope for Yoga

Season #3

Tejal Patel is a first-generation Indian American yoga teacher, writer, podcaster, and community organizer. She advocates for yoga through a social justice lens and educates and empowers individuals and groups around...
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065. Yoga & Cancer with Anusha Wijeyakumar

Season #3

Anusha is the Wellness Consultant for Hoag Hospital, one of the top rated hospitals in the USA where she leads on integrative medicine and implementing mindfulness and meditation practices for maternal mental health...
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064. The Accessible Yoga Podcast LIVE!

Season #3

The Accessible Yoga Podcast is back for Season 3 with a live podcast recording as a part of the grand opening of the new Accessible Yoga Community! In this special episode, Jivana and Anjali discuss: The new...
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063. Community & Innovation in Yoga - Podcast Season 2 Recap & What’s Next

Season #2

In this Season 2 finale, Amber and Jivana discuss: Their lives and current challenges How our activism and practice is showing up for us in this moment Amber’s bike reels on instagram Themes from Season 2: Community...
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062. Yoga & Pelvic Health with Shannon Crow

Season #2

Shannon Crow is the host of The Connected Yoga Teacher podcast and a consultant for yoga teachers. She shares what she has learned (and continues to learn) as a yoga entrepreneur. She’s also the founder of Pelvic...
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061. American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal with Kerri Kelly

Season #2

A community organizer, wellness activist and author of the book American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal, Kerri is recognized across communities for her work to bridge transformational practice...
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060. Trusting the Yoga with Matthew Sanford

Season #2

Matthew Sanford is an expert in the process of transformation through the healing power of yoga. Paralyzed from the chest down at age thirteen and beginning yoga at age twenty-five, Matthew knows firsthand the...
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059. Sharing Power and Finding Individuality Within Community

Season #2

In this episode, Amber and Jivana discuss: How Accessible Yoga is often misused to make us fit in rather than to celebrate our differences and individuality How ableism prevents folks from being seen in our...
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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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