Align your body. Awaken your heart.

Ann and Todd teachingAshaya (AH-shy-ah) is a Sanskrit word that means, “abode of the heart.” The word also refers to the heart as a place of refuge, a sanctuary of the deepest aspects of the Self. Like a safe haven within, it is a protective harbor where we anchor the most treasured parts of the Self.

Ashaya Yoga® blends therapeutic alignment techniques and positive heart virtues with the empowering teachings of Tantra philosophy. This transformational yoga of body, mind, and heart not only supports the deepening of your yoga practice, but serves as a tangible means of developing the capacity to meet life’s challenges off the mat with poise and equanimity.

The mission of Ashaya Yoga® is to serve the evolution of consciousness on the planet and increase self-awareness, wholeness, healing, and freedom. Ashaya Yoga® places great importance on high standards of excellence, integrity, and authenticity while maintaining a nurturing, lifelong practice filled with discovery.

Ashaya Yoga® seeks the alignment of body, mind, and heart in a loving and non-competitive environment, one where we reflect to each other the greatness and true power we see in each other. Employing the skillful practice of the yamas and niyamas (yogic ethics), we share our accomplishments, our challenges, and our vulnerabilities, practicing the healthy boundaries and communication skills required to bring that greatness into the world with integrity and joy.

Ashaya Yoga® is a powerful synthesis of more than 34 years of transformational yoga practice and teaching. Drawing on and inspired by many styles of heart-centered and alignment-based yoga, we offer you a yoga practice that strengthens every aspect of the Self and facilitates the awakening of your heart.

A contemporary and evolving yoga, Ashaya Yoga® immerses you in the ancient wisdom teachings of yoga with the goal of returning you to your heart’s deepest knowing and identifying the unique gifts only you can offer to the world. The true path of yoga always leads you back to your own heart, where your God-given potential and life purpose await your discovery.

The name Ashaya was suggested by world-renowned Sanskrit and Tantric scholar Professor Douglas Brooks. We are grateful for this gift and deeply appreciate his insight and teachings.

“I am the Self that dwells in all beings. I am the Self in the place where you stand (ashaya sthiti). I am the place where you stand for shelter.” Bhagavad Gita, 10:20

Ashaya Yoga® Vision

The vision of Ashaya Yoga® is to serve the evolution of consciousness on the planet and increase self-awareness, wholeness, healing, and freedom. Ashaya Yoga® places great importance on high standards of excellence, integrity, and authenticity while maintaining a nurturing, lifelong practice filled with discovery.

Ashaya Yoga® seeks the alignment of body, mind, and heart in a loving and non-competitive environment, one where we reflect to each other the greatness and true power we see in each other. Employing the skillful practice of the yamas and niyamas (yogic ethics), we share our accomplishments, our challenges, and our vulnerabilities, practicing the healthy boundaries and communication skills required to bring that greatness into the world with integrity and joy.

A contemporary and evolving yoga, Ashaya Yoga® immerses you in the ancient wisdom teachings of yoga with the goal of returning you to your heart’s deepest knowing and identifying the unique gifts only you can offer to the world. The true path of yoga always leads you back to your own heart, where your God-given potential and life purpose await your discovery.

Finally, the vision of Ashaya Yoga® is to provide a yoga method, philosophy, training track, and continuing education for those who wish to awaken their heart, heal their body, and live an empowered life of love and service. A big part of the vision relates to building a conscious community that provides a container of safety, acceptance, authenticity, vulnerability, strength, leadership, friendship, and support in order to create the fertile soil necessary for a lifetime of growth, learning, practice, and transformation. The deepest value of this vision rests in creating a sense of profound belonging and love within a community of beings in service to a bigger energy and bigger purpose.

Ashaya Yoga® Trademark

Ashaya Yoga® is a registered trademark; hence the small ® mark after the name. The trademark honors the time, energy, and resources you have invested in your training by maintaining the integrity, high standards, and reputation of Ashaya Yoga®. It protects the Ashaya name and the efficacy/quality of the method by legally safeguarding Ashaya Yoga® from being copied, changed, adapted, or altered by anyone other than the trademark owner, Todd Norian. The trademark further protects teachers who license with Ashaya by maintaining a wholesome cohesion to the method by assuring that Ashaya Yoga® classes remain consistent wherever they are taught. The consistent qualities of a heart-centered tone, the specific alignment method, language terms, and class structure, all support the integrity of Ashaya Yoga®.