Fri, Sep 08|
Keene, NH: Yoga for Body, Heart, and Inner Peace
Align with the Divine: Journey to the Heart of the Practice: Yoga for Body, Heart, and Inner Peace
Time & Location
Sep 08, 6:30 PM EDT – Sep 10, 2:30 PM EDT
Aloha Keene, 83 Court St, Keene, NH 03431, USA
About the event
Human beings are the most miraculous and complex creations on the planet. Yet we often forget our vast divine heritage. Our patterns of self-limiting beliefs can get us stuck in our smallness, and stop us from living fully or truly enjoying life.
Join master yogi and internationally acclaimed teacher, Todd Norian, as he guides you step-by-step into the heart of the practice. Take a deep dive into the life-affirming philosophy and practices that integrate body, mind, and heart, and reconnect you with your highest self.
During this workshop, you will
- Align your body, mind, and heart with the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and sky) using The Four Essentials of Ashaya Yoga
- Explore the empowering and spiritually uplifting philosophy of Nondual Tantra
- Quiet the mind and cultivate inner peace through meditation, relaxation, and Yoga Nidra
- Receive hands-on adjustments to improve your alignment and go deeper
- Build inner strength, balance, and flexibility with alignment-based, therapeutic asana
- Enjoy Todd’s music and chanting of mantras and invocations throughout the weekend
- Practice alongside a supportive community of other heart followers who are ready and eager to be in the full richness of life.
By the end of the weekend, you’ll have a renewed sense of your divine self and the enthusiasm to shine your light out into the world.
Space is limited. Register early to reserve your spot!
Recommended reading: Todd Norian, Tantra Yoga: Journey to Unbreakable Wholeness, A Memoir; Ashaya Yoga: Align Your Body, Awaken Your Heart Manual; Introduction to Ashaya Yoga Therapy Manual
WHAT IS ASHAYA YOGA?
Ashaya Yoga is an alignment-based, heart-centered method that builds strength, flexibility, and balance, along with heart wisdom that empowers you to create a life of fulfillment and joy. Ashaya Yoga emphasizes safety and is accessible to all levels of yogis. Variations are given to accommodate individual needs and limitations. Students are encouraged to work comfortably at their own level and ability. Ashaya is a Sanskrit word that means abode of the heart. Ashaya Yoga brings about a flowing integration of all five elements that leave you feeling strong, confident, peaceful, openhearted, and ready to engage with life wholeheartedly from a place of worthiness.
Friday 630-830 p.m. Open Sky: Bask in Your Vastness
Open the sky element. Akasha, Sanskrit for space or sky, is the highest and most subtle of the five elements. We live within this vast and unbounded freedom of the sky that is filled with all possibilities. Practice includes warm-ups, standing poses, hip openers, backbends, forward bends, twists, and relaxation.
Saturday 10-1230 p.m. Engage Earth: Become Grounded in Who You Are
Ground yourself in the earth element. Prithvi, Sanskrit for earth, is the most solid and limited of the five elements. Ground yourself in the reality of who you are. Practice includes warmups, standing poses, balancing poses, core strengtheners, backbends, and relaxation.
Saturday, 2-430 p.m. Align Water and Fire: Flow with What You Truly Desire
Align the water and fire elements. Ap, Sanskrit for water, and Agni, Sanskrit for fire, interweave together to form a powerful blend of sweetness and longing. Water flows around obstacles and returns to source. Fire heats and purifies the body and is a powerful force of longing for freedom. Practice includes warmups, hip openers, leg stretches, forward bends, twists, and Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep), which is a deeply nourishing, restorative guided relaxation.
Sunday 900-1130 a.m. Expand into Fullness: Breathe Your Dreams into Reality
Expand your air element. Vayu, Sanskrit for air, is your capacity to expand beyond previously held limits and to let go of what no longer serves you. Expand your reach and envision the world you wish to create. Practice includes warmups, deep core work, hip openers, backbends, twists, and a deep relaxation to integrate all five elements.
Sunday 1230-230 p.m. FREE BONUS CLASS WITH WEEKEND PURCHASE!!! Touch of Grace: How to Give Unforgettable Hands-On Adjustments Teacher Training, For teachers and experienced students of all styles of yoga. (Manual Included) Take your teaching and practice of yoga to a deeper level of excellence. During this training, you learn the techniques and skills necessary to be able to give unforgettable hands-on adjustments that transform your students forever. Using the Ashaya Yoga method, infused with the power of your heart, you learn how to transmit your highest intention and energy through touch. Receive amazing hands-on adjustments yourself as part of the learning process.
CEU’s available for every session. 11.5 hours for the full weekend!
Take the time to deepen your practice. Take a whole weekend which we never do because we’re just too busy. This is your time to treat yourself, take a breath, and completely let go into the grace of yoga. Mt. Monadnock is close to the studio. It provides great hikes and views. Sunday afternoon take a hike up the mountain.
Aloha Keene is located in the most beautiful natural habitat of the Mount Monadnock Region of the White Mountains, which is a segment of the Appalachian Mountains. There are beautiful vistas and hiking close to the studio. Also, the town of Keene is known for its charm, rich with history, gorgeous nature scenes, classic New England architecture, delicious food, award-winning entertainment, and engaging museums.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Open Sky: Bask in Your Vastness
2 hours 30 minutes
Engage Earth: Become Grounded in Who You Are