About the Guest
Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, seeks to awaken others to their inherent potential for healing and joy by integrating the body, mind, and heart through yoga and meditation. Believing that yoga is a gateway for self-discovery and spiritual growth, Todd founded Ashaya Yoga in 2012 to guide his students through an alignment-based, heart-opening practice that builds strength and flexibility while giving them access to the universe of power within. A student of yoga since 1980, Todd brings advanced biomechanical knowledge, Shaiva Tantra philosophical teachings, and an unapologetic sense of humor to his international workshops and trainings. As a classically trained Jazz musician, Todd created several music albums for yoga and relaxation, including Bija: Soothing Music and Mantras for Yoga and Meditation. Learn more by reading Todd’s book, Memoir of a Jewish Yogi. For a listing of Ashaya Yoga Certified Teachers near you and a schedule of Todd’s upcoming teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats, visit ashayayoga.com. Practice with Todd online at www.yogainternational.com.
In this episode we discuss:
- Unreasonable happiness as a way to engage in this time of crisis
- Todd’s personal experience of spiritual awakening
- The fall from grace of two beloved gurus
- Betrayal, resentment, grief, healing and forgiveness with boundaries as an act of self-love
- A new student-teacher relationship and the foundation of Ashaya Yoga
- Seeing everything in life as a path of awakening
- Non-duality, integration of all of it – this is the spiritual practice
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