Yoga for Happiness: Awaken Your Potential for Unlimited Joy!
<This is a hybrid Live & Virtual Yoga Weekend Workshop>
Happiness seems in short supply these days. Whatever happiness we experience seems to be short-lived and dies out quickly, covered in dust by a cloud of negativity. All day long we are bombarded by catastrophic news media that’s enough to bring anyone down. What’s a yogi to do?
We can all make a difference by making ourselves happier. When you feel happy, your frequency speeds up. Negative thinking, pessimism, doubt, unworthiness, anxiety, and all kinds of self-limiting thought forms disappear. When you are happy, you literally raise the vibrational field around you. When you’re happy, everyone gets happier around you.
Join master yogi, founder, and internationally acclaimed teacher, Todd Norian, as he guides you step-by-step into the life-affirming philosophy and practices that awaken your potential for unlimited joy.
During this workshop, you will
Expand your happiness through the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and sky) using The Four Essentials™ of Ashaya Yoga
Explore the empowering and spiritually uplifting philosophy of Nondual Tantra
Build inner strength, balance, and flexibility with alignment-based, therapeutic asana
Quiet the mind and cultivate inner peace through meditation, chanting, relaxation, and Yoga Nidra
Receive hands-on adjustments to improve your alignment and go deeper
Enjoy Todd’s music and chanting of mantras and invocations throughout the weekend
Practice alongside a supportive community of other heart followers who are ready and eager to increase their happiness. By the end of the weekend, you’ll have a renewed sense of unlimited happiness and the enthusiasm to bring more joy into the world.
Ashaya Yoga is an accessible, therapeutic, and safe practice for all levels of beginners to advanced yogis. Modifications are given and you’re encouraged to go at your own pace.
April 19th - 21st, 2024 (Fri-Sun)
Friday 7-9 p.m. ET,
Happiness Vast as the Sky
Saturday 10-12:30 p.m. ET,
Happy Earth: Become Steady
Saturday 2-4:30 p.m. ET,
The Water and Fire of Happiness
Sunday 10-1 p.m. ET,
The Heart of Happiness: Breathe Your Dreams Into Reality
*Join from anywhere! In-Studio & Virtual option available
Full Weekend (10hrs) $250
Early Bird pricing available: $225 (by March 29th)
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+ FUNDAMENTALS OF YOGAThe Fundamentals of Yoga guides each student on a journey of inner exploration and outer expression. Deepening one’s understanding of the fundamentals helps expand one’s personal practice on the mat and enriches its relevance in daily living off the mat. The curriculum includes: Consistent study of asana, including: general form, energy flows, breath integration and anatomical nuances of postures Comprehensive study of INYE’s Level 1 Syllabus, which includes 27 principal postures Pranayama (breath practice) Meditation Human anatomy and its functional relationship to asana Fundamental posture modifications and adjustments Applied study through INYE’s Postural workbook assignments and study materials Upon completion of the Fundamentals of Yoga, the student can expect an enriched understanding of a mindful practice that optimally supports the needs of the body. Trainees will experience the profound benefits of a pranayama and meditation practices, and possess in-depth biomechanical knowledge of basic postures.
+ HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF YOGAThis section of the program will: Trace the roots of yoga: The Vedas and Upanishads Examine early yoga teachings and primary source scriptures, including the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and The Bhagavad Gita Define yoga and why we practice Review the 5 major ‘schools’ of yoga philosophy and practice and how they are relevant today. Introduce pranayama and meditation as part of Hatha yoga’s history Incorporate pranayam and meditation into current practice Cultivate the ability to offer pranayam and meditation to others
+ MEDITATION & PRANAYAMAThe study and application of philosophy and practice continues with: A dedicated focus on Raja Yoga and meditation The contemporary practice of Karma Yoga Methodologies and tools for meditation and breath work Specific skills for teaching pranayam and meditation in a yoga class setting.
+ AYURVEDA & DOSHA BALANCEAyurveda translates as Life Wisdom. You will determine your body constitution, and learn how to prescribe diet and Yogasana to bring balance to the system.
+ ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGYThe study of yoga anatomy is vital to understanding and capably teaching the structure of asana and healthy, life-long practice. This unit includes: Mapping the Body: Terms of Movement, Planes of the Body, The Skeleton Key Features of Stretching & Strengthening The Elegance of the Spine: Structure (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons etc.), Function, Normal Range of Motion (ROM), Common Pathologies Ball & Socket Joints: The Shoulder: Structure (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons etc.), Function & Normal ROM Ball & Socket Joints: The Hip: Structure (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons etc.), Function & Normal ROM The Hinge Joints: Powerful yet Vulnerable – the Knee: Structure (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons etc.), , Function & Normal ROM The Hinge Joints: The Elbow: Structure (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons etc.), Function & Normal ROM Breath is Life: The Respiratory System: Mechanics of Breathing, Chemical Aspects of Breathing Heartbeat: The Cardiovascular System: The Mechanics of Moving the Blood, Function and Normal Measurements The Nervous System: Form & Function, The Autonomic Nervous System: Fight Flight & Rest Digest
+ THE ART OF TEACHINGLearn how to apply your knowledge of philosophy, anatomy, asana, meditation and pranayama into teaching skillful, inspiring and intelligent classes. This includes understanding how to sequence a class, whether structuring a philosophically-themed or anatomically-focused class. Through discussion and peer teaching, you will learn to adapt your teaching style as needed to support and serve groups and individual students. You will learn to: Communicate clearly and effectively Perceive and appreciate your students and understand their needs Apply effective hands-on adjustments Modify postures to accommodate diverse needs and skill levels Hold the auspicious seat of the teacher Use props effectively to support students Demonstrate postures concisely and powerfully
+ OBSERVATION AND PRACTICE TEACHINGTo hone your skills and increase knowledge and confidence, teacher trainees are invited to observe and assist in certain classes at INYE Yoga.
+ PERSONAL PRACTICEEmbodying the practice is a vital component of skillful teaching, and students will practice together to refine asana and pranayam. Daily meditation is encouraged. In addition and as a demonstration of their commitment to deep study, teacher trainees are expected to attend additional classes (minimum of one per week) at INYE Yoga during the program.
+ REQUIRED READINGSScience of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice, by Ann Swanson One Without A Second: The Seeds of Yoga Philosophy from Root to Sprout, by Hali Schwartz
Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, YACEP, internationally acclaimed yoga teacher, founder of Ashaya Yoga, author of Tantra Yoga: Journey to Unbreakable Wholeness, A Memoir, musician, acharya in Blue Throat Yoga, and a Kripalu Legacy Faculty, teaches classes, workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings both live in-person and online, for students and teachers all over the world. A student of yoga since 1980, Todd brings a depth of inner strength, devotion, vulnerability, and an unapologetic sense of humor to everything he does. Todd seeks to awaken others to their inherent potential for healing and joy by integrating the body, mind, and heart through Ashaya Yoga and meditation.
For more than 28 years, Todd has taught workshops, immersions, and teacher trainings internationally, including the U.S., Canada, France, Spain, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Sweden, Greece, Israel, and Japan, bringing the integration of body, mind, and heart to hundreds of practitioners. From 1996-2001, Todd was certified in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and became a program director, training other therapists. In 1997, he began studying Anusara Yoga. Over the next 15 years, he became a Senior Certified Anusara Teacher and Teacher Trainer, and was introduced to many Tantric scholars,
including Douglas Brooks, Paul Muller-Ortega, Bill Mahony, and Sally Kempton.
In the early 2000’s, Todd was a frequent presenter at the prestigious Yoga Journal conferences, the Omega Institute conferences, and on yoga cruises. His band, Shakti Fusion, was chosen to be the house band for one of the Yoga Journal cruises. From 2008-2011, Todd was a featured presenter at the International Yoga Conference in Köln, Germany.
In 2011, Todd was initiated into Neelakantha Meditation, by Tantric scholar Paul Muller-Ortega, founder of Blue Throat Yoga. Todd later became an Acharya (distinguished teacher) and is authorized to impart the teachings and initiate others into this transformational practice.
In 2012, Todd founded Ashaya Yoga®, an alignment-based, heart-centered practice which uses the five elements and the teachings from the Nondual Tantra tradition to build strength and flexibility while giving students access to a universe of power within. He is a guest teacher at many renowned spiritual centers and conferences including Kripalu Center, Omega Institute, Esalen, and the Toronto Yoga Show. As a classically trained jazz musician, Todd created several music albums for yoga and relaxation, including the world-renowned Bija: Soothing Music and Mantras for Yoga and Meditation.