The Love of Yoga

The Love of Yoga

Hosted by: Anjali Rao

The Love of Yoga Podcast connects to the expansiveness of the teachings of Yoga through provocative conversations with Yoga scholars, changemakers, and thought leaders. Our intention is to provide avenues of access...


015. Yoga & Social Activism

Season #1 Episode #15

In episode 15, Jivana Heyman welcomes Hala Khouri, yoga teacher and co-founder of Off The Mat Into The World. Hala shares openly about how her own life and experiences led her to the work she does as an activist. She...
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014. How Trauma-Informed Yoga Serves Us All

Season #1 Episode #14

In Episode 14, Jivana Heyman sits down with De Jur Jones, a yoga teacher, flight attendant, community advocate, and model. De Jur has worked as a model for Accessible Yoga and is the main model used in Jivana’s recent...
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013. Making Peace With Your Body

Season #1 Episode #13

In Episode 13, Jivana Heyman interviews Amber Karnes about her upcoming course, Making Peace With Your Body. Amber shares openly about why she chose to do this work and how this work is intertwined in her own...
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012. What is the role of asana in yoga? [Making Asana Accessible Part 1]

Season #1 Episode #12

Episode 12 is the first in a series about making asana accessible for all bodies. In part 1, Amber and Jivana dig into the ways physical practice is centered in western yoga culture. Jivana and Amber talk in detail...
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011. Anxiety, Yoga and Our Truth

Season #1 Episode #11

In episode 11,  Jivana Heyman and Amber Karnes sit down to discuss their individual journeys with anxiety. They both share the ways yoga has been helpful and discuss what has not served them. This conversation holds...
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010. The Responsibility and Opportunities We Have In This Moment with Dianne Bondy

Season #1 Episode #10

In episode 10,  Jivana welcomes Dianne Bondy to talk about how she has created her platform, grew her career, and built a global yoga community. Dianne talks about how she leaned into the virtual space early on and...
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009. Yoga Is Not About Fixing Others

Season #1 Episode #9

Episode 9 Show Notes In episode 9, Amber and Jivana talk about a recent article Jivana has featured with Yoga Journal talking about yoga’s response to disabilities and illness. Together they explore the belief that...
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008. Yoga philosophy through a South Asian perspective with Shyam Ranganathan

Season #1 Episode #8

Episode 8 Show Notes  In episode 8 of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, Shyam Ranganathan and Jivana Heyman have a discussion about Yoga philosophy through a South Asian perspective. They explore the various ways that...
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007. Dealing with duality and working with our emotions

Season #1 Episode #7

“I’m not going into my practice to look for a way out of life, but a way experience the fullness of my life.” -Jivana Heyman In episode 7 of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, Amber Karnes and Jivana Heyman talk...
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006. Lessons learned from the Accessible Yoga Training

Season #1 Episode #6

In episode 6 of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, Amber and Jivana talk about lessons learned from the Accessible Yoga Training. Jivana digs deep into the yoga philosophy behind this training that informs both of our work...
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005. Geek wellness, YogaQuest, and the power of stories with Justine Mastin

Season #1 Episode #5

Episode 5 Show Notes In episode 5 of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, Amber Karnes and Justine Mastin  discuss: Justine’s yoga story: how she got started, what brought her back to the practice, and how she finally found...
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004. Getting better at failure & reclaiming wellness with Nicole Cardoza

Season #1 Episode #4

In episode 4 of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, Jivana Heyman and Nicole Cardoza  discuss: Embracing failure and the ability to try new things with resilience, even when things go wrong How looking at our work and...
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