For my very first episode I got to speak with Accessible Yoga founder, Jivana Heyman. Jivana is the dad of a teenager and a young adult. We cover the whole gamut of his parenting journey thus far: from the early days of having to slow his career to tend to two babies, to the challenges of finding a village as a gay dad, to when his kids were in middle school and he was able to reignite his teaching, to the constant compassion-balance that is parenting teens and young adults.
Other topics we cover:
- How to be your own person while also being of service to your children.
- The need to make postpartum support networks accessible for all parents.
- Parenting is the ultimate karma yoga. Remembering that when our children our teenagers is essential.
- Karma yoga applies to how we treat ourselves as parents, too. That is self-care.
Jivana Heyman (he/him), C-IAYT, E-RYT500, is the author of Accessible Yoga: Poses & Practices for Every Body (Shambhala, 2019), and Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion (Shambhala, 2021). Jivana is the founder and director of the Accessible Yoga Association, an international non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings. He’s also the co-founder of the Accessible Yoga School, an online portal focusing on equity and accessibility. More info at jivanaheyman.com.
The Yoga of Parenting: www.yogaofparentingbook.com
Accessible Yoga: Poses & Practices for Every Body (Shambhala, 2019): https://www.amazon.com/Accessible-Yoga-Poses-Practices-Every/dp/1611807123
Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion (Shambhala, 2021): https://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Revolution-Building-Practice-Compassion/dp/1611808782
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Original music by Egeman Sanli
Produced by Kyle Rebar
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