11 Affordable Yoga Retreats by Yoga Journal with Silvia Mordini

The sort of WOW news that makes your Wednesday! Shazam! I couldn’t be more excited to be highlighted by Yoga Journal about offering luxury ‪#‎YogaRetreats‬ that are affordable for all yogis. Our feature retreat (with a special Yoga Journal + Alchemy Tours discount) is Prana del Mar where we’ve had a many year love affair with their mission, quality, staff, foodie delights, and high thread count sheets.

This trip sells out each year, mostly because our alumni keep coming back! So book your spot today:
Nov 26 – Dec 3, 2016 Gratitude & Manifestation Yoga Retreat

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Photo credit: Me on top of the world at Prana del Mar! Dress #Freepeople

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You Can Revolutionize Your Life!

I can’t recall exactly when I started using teaching stories to share yoga on the mat but I do know that these moments of sharing something personal to highlight a key learning point changed the impact of my teaching on my students. From my own insights about how I defined myself and offering these to illustrate a point, students would tell me how profound it was for them to hear how long it took or hard it was for me to embrace who I am. My third chakra work has been an epic struggle.

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Inside Scoop About Outdoor Practice

And so you might ask, what’s the difference in practicing outside? I remember the first international yoga retreat I attended as a student where we were outside the entire time and the surprises I encountered. Granted I was no stranger to outdoor yoga but that only meant on my deck or front porch not on a grassy hill.

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Declutter the Mind: Dharana & Learning How to Concentrate

We use the poses to declutter the mind. And once we remove the clutter that has been molding our physical health, emotional stability, and mental sanity we can clearly set our course for being free from pain and suffering. This is why I don’t want anything we do in yoga class to be more distracting than how you live outside of class.

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Our Actions Reflect Our Thoughts Like the Moon Reflects the Sun

October 30, 2012. Yesterday was the full moon. The moon reflects the sun. As BKS Iyengar says in Light on Life, “The meaning of Hatha Yoga is Sun (Ha) and Moon (tha), Yoga is which Sun is the Soul and Moon is Consciousness. Consciousness can be compared to a lens. Its inner surface faces the soul itself, and its outer surface comes into contact with the world. Inevitably a degree of grime attaches itself to that outer surface and obscures our vision. In fact prevents us from seeing clearly what is outside, and it equally prevents the light of our soul from shining out. If our house is gloomy because the windows are dirty, we don’t say there is a problem with the sun; we clean the windows. Therefore yoga cleans the lens of consciousness in order to admit the sun (soul).”

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3 Ways how yoga retreats change your life

Something magical and mystical happens when a group of high-intentioned individuals make the decision to gather together in a breathtaking natural environment for the purpose of uplifting their lives & expanding their consciousness. The result is something beyond words. It is, as best as I can explain it, the Alchemy of Yoga at its best.

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