Taking Next Step: Ashaya Yoga™ Vision & Pathways for Teachers
Welcome from Todd Norian
With great humility, gratitude, and steadiness of heart, I am delighted to share with you the vision of Ashaya Yoga™. Over the last two years, I have contemplated the deepest desires of my heart. I have reflected deeply on my life and have asked myself these questions: What do I want to offer? How can I bring at least a little more light into this world? What’s the legacy I want to leave behind? My hope in writing this letter is to express the vision I hold for Ashaya Yoga™ and to inspire you to join with me to create a community of possibility and a community of the heart that supports each of us to bring our dreams into reality.
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 in the process of becoming a registered trademark; hence the small “TM” mark after the name. Once the trademark process is complete, the “®” symbol will replace the “TM” mark. 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™. 2014 will be the last year we accept paper signatures for our agreements. You will still need to use our digital application form for the first part of your application. If you would prefer to download the remaining two documents and return to our office via snail mail, please use the buttons below. After you click on the button, you will need to go into the file menu on the top left of your browser and use the drop down menu and click “save as” – then choose the directory folder on your computer where you store documents. Please include a check made payable to Ashaya Yoga™ for $35 for the processing fee. Our office address is located at the bottom of each document.
Need Support in Taking the Next Steps?
Please call or email Todd with any questions. He welcomes the conversation and personal connection. You can reach him directly at 413-232-7839 or firstname.lastname@example.org.