Jivana Heyman is co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, Director of the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco, and an Integral Yoga minister. With over 20 years of training and teaching in the gurukula yoga tradition, 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. In 2007, Jivana created the Accessible Yoga Teacher Training, the only program specifically designed to train people with disabilities and chronic illness to become yoga teachers.
Jivana has taught with the Dean Ornish Heart Disease Reversal Program through the University of California, San Francisco; California Pacific Medical Center’s Institute of Health and Healing; and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He has led more than 40 yoga teacher-training programs over the past 16 years. Jivana’s strengths are sharing esoteric and complex teachings in a readily accessible way, and applying the ancient teachings of yoga to our day-to-day lives.