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August 10–15, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights
Continuing Education Credits

The Art of Teaching Yoga with a Theme: Speaking to the Heart of Your Students

Todd Norian
Todd Norian

Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, is the founder of Ashaya Yoga™, a yoga style focused on precise biomechanical alignment. With warmth and humor, he teaches with the heartfelt intention of awakening others to their inherent potential…
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Program Details

For yoga teachers and aspiring teachers of all levels and styles.

The skillful use of a heart-oriented theme can transform a regular yoga class into an exquisite experience of awakening and inner transformation. In this training, you learn how to

  • Demystify themes and weave them into your classes
  • Draw on themes from nature, yoga, relationships, yogic philosophy, yogic deities, holidays, and your own rich personal experience of life
  • Introduce your theme in a powerful and captivating way
  • Artistically interweave themes with alignment instructions
  • Practice specific contemplation exercises that draw out your unique character and gifts
  • Find your authentic voice and allow themes to flow naturally from within.

Mornings include uplifting philosophical teachings and strong alignment practice with a heart theme, followed by discussion, instruction, and practicum. Afternoons include a learning laboratory and practice teaching in a safe and supportive community. Bring your teaching to a higher level of excellence, using themes to speak to the heart of your students.

Prerequisite Minimum 50 hours of teacher training, any style or equivalency, or by teacher’s permission.

Note Tuition includes the Art of Teaching Yoga With a Theme training manual; upon completion of this course, teachers may apply 31.5 hours toward Todd’s Ashaya Yoga 500-hour advanced teacher training program. For more information, visit

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 27.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 27.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge