Ashaya Yoga Teacher Trainers

Yoga Teacher Trainers

Become an Ashaya Yoga Teacher Trainer!
Take your Yoga Teaching to the next level.
Leave a legacy of LOVE!

Looking for the next step in your professional development?

Become an Ashaya Yoga 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainer and leave behind a legacy of love. The Ashaya Yoga Trainers are an extraordinarily dedicated group of teachers with years of teaching experience who have studied extensively with Todd. The AYTT’s teach the Ashaya Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Certification Training all over the country and often co-teach in each other’s yoga teacher trainings. We invite you to join this elite group as an Ashaya Yoga Teacher Trainer today.

  • Transform the lives of others by teaching a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification Training.
  • Hone your skills to train Yoga Teachers to teach Ashaya Yoga catapulting you to the next level of masterful teaching.
  • This invitation is for all certified Ashaya Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training graduates.
  • Contact for more information!

Welcome to our growing community of dedicated Licensed Ashaya Yoga Teacher Certification Trainers who are committed to serving others through being connected to a greater vision.

West Virginia

Randy Boyd – Fayetteville, WV

Randy Boyd

Randy Boyd E-RYT 500, Certified and Licensed Ashaya Yoga Teacher who has trained with Todd Norian for over 1000 hours. He completed Todd’s 200-Hour teacher training in 2007. Since then he has assisted Todd in various teacher and advanced teacher trainings. Randy lives in Fayetteville, WV where he teaches public yoga classes at Kula Yoga Studio. He also teaches trainings in WV. In 2015, Randy’s dream came true as he became an Ashaya Yoga Teacher Trainer!

**NEW** Ashaya Mastery: 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in WV with Randy Boyd!!

Modules extend over 17 months, beginning June 12, 2020 until November 14, 2021. Training venue is Opossum Creek Retreat in Lansing, WV, with some modules online. For more information and to register, go to:


Sarah Fischer – Richmond, VA

Sarah Fischer

After practicing yoga for 6 years, Sarah Fischer, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, met Todd Norian in 2007 and immediately knew he would be her teacher. She graduated from his YTT in 2010 and has continued to study with him regularly since then. Recently Sarah apprenticed with Todd and assisted Randy Boyd in his 200-hr Ashaya Yoga YTTs in 2015.

For Sarah, practicing with Todd and the AY community has been a path directly to Source. It repeatedly takes her from doubt into profound faith, both in herself and in her place in the Universe, because she is reminded of who she is at the deepest level. This practice nourishes Sarah’s soul, empowers her heart, and heals her body. It brings Sarah profound joy on all levels of my being. She is honored to share Ashaya Yoga from a place of deep love and respect for the practice and all practitioners.

Join us for our Ashaya Awakening: 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Richmond, VA, September 2020 – May 2021, at the Apiary.

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Cheryl Chaffee — Sarasota, FL

Cheryl Chaffee

Cheryl Chaffee (ERYT-500) became dedicated to yoga in 2003 when she moved to the Sarasota, FL area and began taking classes with Betsey Downing and Jaye Martin at the Garden of the Heart Yoga Center. She began teaching in 2005, became a Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher in 2010, and bought Garden of the Heart Yoga in 2011. Cheryl currently loves studying Ashaya Yoga with Todd Norian. She has assisted Todd at Kripalu, and at his 200 hour Teacher Trainings in Lenox, MA and St. Michael’s, MD.

Cheryl loves the depth and intensity of Ashaya Yoga. She feels that the purpose of yoga is not to do the most difficult asanas, but is to go deeper into the understanding of the Self through the body, and connect to the Heart. Ashaya Yoga invites students to look at the places where yoga (and life) is challenging, and encourages everyone to connect to their own authenticity. Cheryl teaches authentically from her heart in order to help her students bring about their own transformation.

Join us for our Ashaya Awakening: 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, October 2020 – April 2021 at Garden of the Heart Yoga Center.


Marianna Adams — Dallas, TX

Marianna Adams HeadshotMarianna Adams (E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, RPYT®, YACEP®) first got enthralled by yoga in the 1980s. When she moved from South Florida to Washington D.C. in 1995, she began to take yoga more seriously, teaching a few classes in 2001 and completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training course at Kripalu in 2002. Seeking more depth in anatomy, clarity of language, and teaching method, she began to study with many amazing Anusara teachers in the DC area including Moses Brown, Betsey Downing, Jenny Otto, and Doug Keller. In 2011, she completed the Anusara 200-hour yoga teacher-training course with Suzie Hurley and Maria Hamburger at Willow Street Yoga, Takoma Park, MD. It was during these ten years of intense yoga study that she met Todd Norian, taking a few workshops with him over the years, finding his approach to be an exquisite balance of biomechanics and the power of yoga to heal on physical, spiritual, and emotional levels.  Marianna completed 300 hours of advanced yoga teacher training with Todd. The Ashaya approach supports her personal journey and strengthens her ability to playfully connect her students to their innate strength and goodness so they live with more authenticity and compassion.

Join us for our Ashaya Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training, Dallas, TX, February – September 2020 at White Rock Yoga Dallas

Copenhagen, Denmark

Cedric Gorinas, Copenhagen, Denmark

Cedric GorinasCedric, PhD, is an experienced instructor (E-RYT 500) certified in Ashaya Yoga® with 700 hours of training and a background in research and somatic psychotherapy. Cedric met Todd at Esalen Institute for a retreat in 2015, and he has studied and assisted him since. Originally trained within the Anusara Yoga tradition, Cedric immediately fell in love with the Ashaya method and became deeply inspired by Todd’s unique way to create a sacred and healing space.

Cedric is based in Copenhagen and is taking Ashaya overseas for the first time! He offers classes, privates, workshops, retreats and trainings in Europe. He teaches with a strong focus on body alignment and always creates a special, inquisitive heart-centered space. He is dedicated to teaching heart-centered yoga as a powerful tool for personal
transformation for body, mind, and heart, both on and off the mat. He is fascinated by the interconnectedness between body, mind and heart, and how the science-based biomechanics of Ashaya, psychology, philosophy, and poetry can work together and help us awaken to our deeper truth. Besides teaching yoga, Cedric offers life coaching and holistic healing.  Read more about Cedric at or on Instagram.

Join us for our Ashaya Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training Copenhagen Denmark, February – September 2020 at Pakhus Yoga in Islands Brygge

West Virginia

Erika Laurenson – Morgantown, WV

Erika Laurenson

Erika Laurenson is an E-RYT 500 and Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Morgantown, WV. She credits and honors her primary teachers Todd Norian and Randy Boyd for inspiring her to a life of service and yoga. Erika values her work in yoga and psychotherapy for its ability to bring greater awareness, compassion, and resilience to the lives of both those who are experiencing difficulties and for those who would simply like to develop a deeper and more profound sense of self.

Please join us for our Ashaya Awakening: 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, April – November 2020 in Morgantown, WV.


Janie Gunn – Fishers, IN

Janie Gunn

Janie began her yoga journey in 1996 by taking a yoga class at her church. It was like coming home to her own heart. Yoga was so transformative that she decided to align with this passion and share yoga with others as a teacher.

She took two teacher trainings in 2000-2002 and they gave her an overview of the various styles and philosophies of yoga. She opened Source Yoga Center in 2004, which serves the Fishers, Indiana area. When met Todd Norian in 2006, she felt like she found the teacher that was going to help her expand her skills both personally and professionally. She took his alignment-based teacher training in 2007 and went on to assist at another of his trainings.

She attended Todd’s workshop on the five elements and he invited her into his system of Ashaya Yoga. What a gift to study with such an authentic teacher who has poured his heart and soul into creating a system that has so much depth of body, mind and heart. She completed this teacher training in 2015 and is excited to share Ashaya yoga with others.


Mark Killion – Avon, IN

Mark Killion

Mark began practicing yoga in 1997 to find relief from low back pain. His introduction to yoga led to the discovery of the wonderful connection of mind, body and spirit that yoga offers. Mark is a certified Ashaya Yoga teacher. His teaching aligns body, mind and heart to facilitate the awakening of our inherent creative potential as human beings. Mark has a playful style that focuses on precise alignment of the body infused with heart-based teachings. He works to support his students at whatever stage of practice they are in from beginner to advanced.