April 12-15 2018 • 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 Shri.tv.com.

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Tantra Yoga Immersion: The Path of Radical Affirmation

All Levels Students, Teachers, Therapeutics, Philosophy

Todd Norian - TH1NOR

Journey through a comprehensive system of alignment refinement that integrates body, mind and heart with the empowering teachings of Tantra. Freedom is your birthright and joy is your "factory setting." Tantra is learning how to say yes to life with the radical belief that everything in life is for your awakening. Ashaya Yoga® blends precise, therapeutic alignment with Tantra and Western psychology wisdom traditions. Ashaya leaves you feeling strong, confident, peaceful, openhearted and ready to engage with life wholeheartedly.

THURSDAY APRIL 12

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

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Unforgettable Hands-On Adjustments

All Levels Students, Teachers, Therapeutics

Todd Norian - FR1NOR

Take your teaching and practice of yoga to a deeper level of excellence. During this intensive you learn the techniques and skills necessary to give unforgettable hands-on adjustments that will transform your students forever. Using the precise alignment techniques and inspiring philosophy of Ashaya Yoga®, you learn how to transmit your highest intention through touch.

FRIDAY APRIL 13

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

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

All Levels Students, Teachers, Therapeutics, Anatomy

Todd Norian - SA1NOR

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 will 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.

SATURDAY APRIL 14

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

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Strengthen Your Pre-Frontal Cortex through Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation

All Levels Students, Teachers, Therapeutics

Todd Norian - SA2NOR

Become the gatekeeper of your mind! Medical science has confirmed that the practice of yoga, especially meditation, strengthens and thickens the pre-frontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for your executive function, ability to discriminate and envision a broader perspective. Explore the power of these practices and the effect they have on your body, mind and spirit. During the class, you gently stretch and open the ribs, chest and lungs, then practice the spiritual art of breathing and meditation in the Tantric tradition.

SATURDAY APRIL 14

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

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Twist to Tranquility

All Levels Students, Teachers

Todd Norian - SA3NOR

Although underrated, twists are powerful poses with many benefits. They open the primordial channel of energy along the spine_the sushumna nadi (channel of grace), which puts you in touch with the universal energy within you. In addition, twists are the "tonic" for the spine, providing calm when you are anxious and rejuvenating you when you are exhausted. Discover how to get the most from your twists by learning the subtle nuances of alignment that make even the simplest twist come alive with the mystical power of prana, the life force.

SATURDAY APRIL 14

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

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Elephant Power: Yoga for Strength, Freedom, and Joy

All Levels Students, Teachers

Todd Norian - SU1NOR

Ganesh, the elephant-headed deity, brings good luck, steadiness and a sense of humor. He's also the remover of obstacles, so when you open to a bigger energy and then engage your core, you instantly become lighter and freer. Practice a set of up-tempo, playful poses including, wild standing poses, hand balances, fun inversions and awesome backbends.

SUNDAY APRIL 15

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

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Super Shoulder Openers

All Levels Students, Teachers, Therapeutics

Todd Norian - SU2NOR

The shoulders are our "should-ers" and, like the Greek mythic character Atlas, the shoulders are where we carry the weight of the world. Practice a sequence of therapeutic poses and exercises designed to free your shoulders and restore balance. Using the Ashaya Yoga® Method of precise alignment, learn how to build strength and relieve chronic pain. It's time to let your burdens go!

SUNDAY APRIL 15

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

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Soothe Yourself Through Calming and Restorative Yoga and Relaxation

All Levels Students, Teachers, Therapeutics

Todd Norian - SU4NOR

It's almost the end of the conference! 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 weekend. 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. End with a chakra visualization in savasana. Leave feeling nourished, refreshed and re-inspired.

SUNDAY APRIL 15

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (2 HRS)

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