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Todd Norian, E-RYT 500,

is an open-hearted and inspirational yoga teacher. Founder of Ashaya Yoga™, Todd creates a sanctuary of sublime transformation in which students step into the power of their heart. He combines precise technique, warmth, and humor.

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  • Jennifer Sawchuk   February 14, 2015

      Ashaya Yoga and Todd Norian - compassion in Yoga and Life

    Todd is the embodiment of compassion. Through his teaching of yoga and philosophy, as well as his capacity to really listen to his clients to help them heal themselves, his gift of compassion really shines through. I've been instructed in yoga before, but never in a way that really made me feel capable, empowered, and hopeful about myself. After losses of several family members and two miscarriages that required surgery and some bed rest my whole body, as well as my my heart, was constricted with grief. Todd was able to really listen to my pain with love and acknowledge the losses, which in itself was healing to me. Further, he took time to really understand each person in the class individually to work with them where they were at - I was not as advanced as the other students, but for me, I made great strides with his helpful teaching, and he really helped me to open my chest and shoulders which helped with alleviate both physical and emotional pain. When I returned home from working with Todd, my husband told me that I looked like myself again -- 5 years younger, and as if I'd started to really heal from all the grief we've experienced. Now that I'm home, I find myself using things Todd taught us in my everyday life to make it better. I'm more disciplined about doing regular meditation and yoga, and I am more self-aware of how I hold my body and what thoughts are in my mind because of Todd's instruction. A week of study with Todd I feel was more equivalent to 6 months, in terms of giving me a jump start to embrace the practices he taught. I'd recommend a class to everyone, no matter where they are at in life. I wish I'd done so years ago, and am so very happy I had the opportunity to do so now! Thank you, Todd!

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Reconnecting with myself after a very crazy few months with a new baby! Just having that feeling of being grounded again. But also having an opportunity to connect with new amazing people. Getting exposed and Inspired by new (to me) yoga instructors (and community). Being in the presence of real, authentic and raw emotion (the whole spectrum).. So many reasons! Alyson

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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