April 02-05 2020 • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE

Faculty - Todd Norian

Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher. A student of yoga since 1980, he has immersed himself in many styles of alignment-based and heart-centered yoga. In 2012, he founded Ashaya Yoga® (AH-shy-ah) – a Sanskrit word that means, “abode of the heart” – which blends precise alignment techniques with empowering and spiritually uplifting philosophy. With warmth and humor, Todd excels at making deep philosophical teachings accessible and relatable. As an accomplished musician, Todd has created several music CDs for yoga, meditation, and relaxation. Todd welcomes students of all levels to awaken to their inherent potential for unlimited joy, vitality, and fulfillment. Practice with Todd online at http://yogainternational.com/.

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Light on Ganesha: A Therapeutic, Alignment-Based Yoga that Transforms Body, Mind, and Heart

All Levels Students, Teachers, Therapeutics, Philosophy

Todd Norian - TH1NOR

Ganesha, the elephant deity, has the head of an elephant, the body of a boy, and rides around on a mouse. He represents the Lord of auspicious beginnings and is the great remover of obstacles. With belly-breaking humour, he reminds us not to take life so seriously. Ganesha's name is chanted at the beginning of new ventures to invoke blessings of grace and to bring forth the most benevolent outcome. During this workshop, you explore the teachings and rich symbolism of Ganesha as it relates to your life through the practice of Ashaya Yoga, a therapeutic, alignment-based yoga that transforms body, mind, and heart. Come join master yogi Todd Norian in this delightful workshop of awakening and transformation as he guides you to discover that this Ganesha power is already within you. All poses are accessible, therapeutic, with some partner work included.

THURSDAY APRIL 02

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (6 HRS)

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Alignment Refinement: The Four Essentials of Ashaya Yoga

All Levels Students, Teachers, Therapeutics, Philosophy

Todd Norian - FR1NOR

Take your practice of asana to the next level of refinement and mastery. Understand how the Four Essentials become the blueprint behind every pose making each posture accessible and easy to practice. You'll go deeper with less effort, while strengthening and protecting your joints. Discover the therapeutic integration of the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and sky) within the Four Essentials that heals chronic pain. All poses are accessible, therapeutic, with some partner work included.

FRIDAY APRIL 03

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (6 HRS)

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Passion and Power: Ignite Your Core. Live Your Dream

All Levels Students, Teachers, Therapeutics, Philosophy, Anatomy

Todd Norian - SA1NOR

Your passion is your power. When you attune to what you most deeply desire and align with the universal energy, you become unstoppable in manifesting your dreams. Learn how to safely engage and tone your core through a variety of easy-to-practice, fun poses leading to the doorway of your heart. It's not the "six-pack" abs you need to strengthen. It's your deep Transverse Abdominus Muscle that holds to key to your passion, power, and vitality.

SATURDAY APRIL 04

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (2 HRS)

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Heal & Free Your Neck and Shoulders Through Yoga Therapeutics

All Levels Students, Teachers, Therapeutics, Philosophy, Anatomy

Todd Norian - SA2NOR

Pain-free living is your birthright. But when the shoulders and neck are misaligned, you experience the opposite: suffering. During this workshop, you discover your body's optimal design for radiant health. Through the application of the precise alignment essentials of Ashaya Yoga, you learn how to restore and prevent common aches and pains. We'll work with specific dysfunctions of the shoulders and neck, including: rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, biceps tendonitis, bulging discs, stiff neck, and more. You leave this workshop with tools, exercises, and the knowledge to free yourself and others of shoulder and neck pain.

SATURDAY APRIL 04

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (2 HRS)

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HANDSTAND CLINIC: THE ART OF DYNAMIC BALANCE

All Levels Students, Teachers, Therapeutics, Philosophy, Anatomy

Todd Norian - SA3NOR

This elegant pose produces enormous exhilaration, vitality, and empowerment - and fear - if you don't know how to approach it. This step-by-step clinic will teach you how to playfully approach the pose in a safe and systematic way. Using the therapeutic alignment techniques of Ashaya Yoga, you'll learn the biomechanics and subtle body actions that will enhance your enjoyment and understanding of this pose. Take home developmental sequences, strengthening exercises, and the confidence to take your practice to the next level. Whether you are trying this pose for the first time, or working with advanced variations, have fun working at your own level in this supportive, playful learning environment.

SATURDAY APRIL 04

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (2 HRS)

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NOURISH YOURSELF THROUGH CALMING POSES, RESTORATIVE YOGA AND DEEP RELAXATION

All Levels Students and Teachers

Todd Norian - SA5NOR

It's the end of the day. You've worked hard. Your body may be tired and sore. What you need is a soft, meditative, and rejuvenating yoga class to rest your body and mind and put the perfect finishing touch on your day. Practice a sequence of cooling poses, forward bends, twists, and restorative poses, accompanied by the life-affirming and empowering techniques of Ashaya Yoga. Come savour the soothing practices of yoga and return home to your heart, where you are already whole and complete. Leave feeling nourished, refreshed, and re-inspired.

SATURDAY APRIL 04

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (2 HRS)

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Happy Hips: Happy Life - A Therapeutic Yoga Class for the Hips and Lower Back

All Levels Students, Teachers, Therapeutics, Philosophy, Anatomy

Todd Norian - SU1NOR

If you are prone to tight hips and lower back aches, then this workshop is for you. Using the precise, therapeutic alignment method of Ashaya Yoga, you practice a sequence of poses designed to open, balance, and heal your hips, legs, and lower back. Release tension and find the place in the middle where your heart opens and you realize your true nature which is joy.

SUNDAY APRIL 05

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (2 HRS)

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ROOT TO RISE: THE ART OF FLYING: MASTERING HAND BALANCES

All Levels Students, Teachers, Therapeutics, Philosophy, Anatomy

Todd Norian - SU2NOR

Hand Balances are some of the most empowering categories of asana. But due the difficulty of these poses, it's a category we tend to skip. Proper alignment and technique are essential for strength and safety. But mental focus is equally important. Using the principles of "root to rise," along with the Essentials of Ashaya Yoga, you learn how to harness the power of gravity and fly. Mind over matter is the mantra.

SUNDAY APRIL 05

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (2 HRS)

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