Don’t Be Beautiful

“They keep saying that beautiful is something a girl needs to be. But honestly? Forget that. Don’t be beautiful. Be angry, be intelligent, be witty, be klutzy, be interesting, be funny, be adventurous, be crazy, be talented – there are an eternity of other things to be other than beautiful. And what is beautiful anyway but a set of letters strung together to make a word? Be your own definition of amazing, always. That is so much more important than anything beautiful, ever.”
#NikitaGill
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Lens #Bali #yogaretreat #alchemyoflove
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Exposing my heart at the mouth of the cave #GoaGajah. To me authentic vulnerability is beautiful. Letting our breath lead us to our feelings is beautiful. Feeling all that we feel is beautiful.
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Being who we are as unique expressions of the divine is amazing. It is truly more than beautiful.
(Read more www.silviamordini.com)

Learn about Kecak Fire Dance

Going to #kecak fire and trance performance tonight! Here’s who I ran into today. The king that stole Sita! #ogohogoh Jai Hanuman!

About KECAK
The impressive traditional Bali Kecak and fire dance is inspired by the epic of Ramayana. Learn about the history and culture of the island through dance performance. Normally music plays a vital role to accompany the dancers movements. But in the Kecak Dance, the music generated is from a combination of sounds by the 50-100 or more men sounding like “cak.” They sit in concentric circles, swaying, standing up, lying prone as the story develops. A person will act as a leader who gives the tone early, someone else acting as a suppressor in charge of high or low tone, someone else acting as a solo singer, and someone else will act as the mastermind behind all of that to deliver the story.

The story is a fragment from the #Ramayana, the Hindu epic which finds its expression in many forms, not only in dance, but also in painting and carving. Prince Rama, heir to the throne of the kingdom of Ayodya, and his wife Sita have been banished from the kingdom by King Dasarata as a result of trickery by Rama’s stepmother. The story begins with the arrival of Rama and Sita accompanied by Rama’s brother Laksmana in the forest of Dandaka.

The trio have been observed by the demon Rahwana, King of Alengka, who lusts after the beautiful Sita. Rahwana sends his prime minister Marica to try and isolate Sita so that Rahwana can kidnap her. Marica’s magical powers turn him into a golden deer and he enters the forest and when the Sita sees the golden deer she is so enchanted by it that she asks Rama to capture it for her. Rama chases after the deer leaving his brother Laksamana behind with strict instuction to protec Sita. When Sita thinks she hears a cry for help from Rama she forces Laksamana to go after Rama by accusing him of cowardice and he goes off to help Rama with great reluctance after drawing a magic circle on the ground and telling Sita the she should not under any circumstance step out side the circle.
Sita, left alone in the forest becomes an easy prey to the trickery of Rahwana who has disguised himself has an old priest and begs Sita for some food as he is cold and hungry. Sita falls for his trick, she steps outside the circle to give the old priest some food and rahwana grabs her and takes her to his palace. Once back in his palace in Alengka, Rahwana tries everything he can to seduce Sita without any luck.

In the palace of Alengka, Sita pours out her heart about her cruel fate to Rahwana’s niece Trijata, when Hanoman appears telling her that hi is Rama’s envoy and proving it by showing her Rama’s ring. Sita gives Hanoman a hairpin to show she is still alive and sand him back to Rama with a massage to come to her rescue.

In the meantime Rama and Laksamana accompanied by Tualen are wandering in the forest looking for Sita when Meganada, Rahwana’s son, appeares and engages Rama and Laksamana in Battle. Meganada uses his magic powers and shoots of an arrow which magically turns in to a dragon which overpowers Rama and Laksamana and they are trussed up in ropes.

The bird Garuda, King of all the bird, a good friend of King Dasarata, has observed trouble Rama is in from high up in the sky and comes to the rescue freeing the brothers from the ropes. Rama and Laksamana continue on their way to rescue Sita and are joined by Sugriwa, king of the monkeyes, and his monkey army.

This fragmen of the Ramayana come to an end with the bittle between Sugriwa and his Monkey Army and Meganada and his Demon Army which ends with the defeat of Meganada.

Happy New Year Nyepi in Bali

I love how every culture has its own way of celebrating the new year. ❤️Nyepi Day in #Bali is a New Year celebration unlike anywhere else on the planet. Bali’s celebrates the Saka New Year as the Bali Day of Silence.
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The unique day of silence marks the turn of the Saka calendar of western Indian origin, one among the many calendars assimilated by Indonesia’s diverse cultures, and among two jointly used in Bali. The Saka is 78 years behind the Gregorian calendar, and follows a lunar sequence. Nyepi follows after a new moon.
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Local communities known as ‘banjar’ build bamboo and papier-mâché effigies called ogoh-ogoh, built throughout the weeks before new year. Every Balinese household starts the evening with blessings at the family temple and continues with a ritual called the pengrupukan where each member participates in ‘chasing away’ malevolent forces, known as bhuta kala, from their compounds – hitting pots and pans or any other loud instruments. These ‘spirits’ are later manifested as the ogoh-ogoh to be paraded in the streets.
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However on Nyepi Day, complete calm enshrouds the island. The Balinese Hindus follow a ritual called the Catur Brata Penyepian, roughly the ‘Four Nyepi Prohibitions’. These include amati geni or ‘no fire’, amati lelungan or ‘no travel’, amati karya ‘no activity’, and amati lelanguan ‘no entertainment’. Some consider it a time for total relaxation and contemplation, for others, a chance for Mother Nature to ‘reboot’ herself after 364 days of human pestering. No lights are turned on at night – total darkness and seclusion goes along with this new moon island-wide, from 06:00 to 06:00.
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The day after Nyepi, referred to as ‘Ngembak Geni’
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Here I am with an #ogohogoh
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#Nyepi  #meditate #silence #bali #ubud

I Got a Monkey on My Back

Ah I’m back with Hanumans!
Thank you to Hannah Muse for capturing this perfect moment when I had monkeys pulling at me everywhere. One was tugging on my strapless dress! That’s me trying to keep it up and not flash people at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary Ubud 😊
Lens #Bali #hanuman
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Our #yogaretreat starts tomorrow! 🙏❤️

I Let Go of Struggle

“Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.” -Sarah Ban Breathnach
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How? Reboot! Go to #Bali April 2-9. Let me teach you to let go of what holds back your happiness, and have FUN, laugh, explore, and come back with a new way to live your best life. 😀

Book today! Doesn’t get any better. $1,008 for 8 days luxury!
www.alchemytours.com

Also get tan, eat high vibe food, make adventures!
-airfare around $700 roundtrip

Did You Wake Up Wishing it Was Friday

Did you wake up today wishing it was Friday?

The answer is a sunny, warm stress-free holiday. ☀️
Our #Bali #yogaretreat will take you from feeling too busy and rushing around to relaxing, peace and calm. You will go from exhausted and uninspired to feeling pampered and loved.
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You will have time to get healing treatments, experience the beautiful Balinese culture and enjoy daily delicious massages (the first one is our gift!) And Hannah Muse and I promise you’ll have lots of time to rest, play and pray.
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You will return all lit up, ready to love yourself more, love your life more!
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https://alchemytours.com/bali-yoga-retreat/
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PM me 206 886 5743 if you can already imagine yourself there with us. We are looking for 1 lovely friend to complete a double and 1 lovely woman to complete a triple.

Bali Alchemy of Happiness Yoga Retreat $1,008 for 8 Days ALL Inclusive

 

April 2-9, 2017 Alchemy of Happiness Yoga Retreat

GROW YOUR HAPPY! Remember, Happy People don’t get that way by accident. They choose to live the Alchemy of Happiness. Join my retreat and learn how to gain back the power to say YES to living your most joyful life!


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THIS BALI EXPERIENCE IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You’ve been settling for far too little adventure in your life
  • You’re ready to learn more about the How of Your Happiness & remove the obstacles
  • You’re ready to stop making excuses and drop self-judgment
  • You’re tired of compromising your true desires for what others want you to do
  • You want to get to the heart of your Truth: You want to know your True Self; attract True Love; start living your True Purpose
  • You long to feel grounded
  • You are curious about healing ceremonies, mystical blessing rituals and heart medicine.
  • You want time to design your life on purpose through mindful intention setting, guided journaling, Alchemy Wellness Coaching and energy healing.
  • Bali is on your Dream List!!

Change Your Life Get on a Plane

What if changing your life, and discovering who you truly are, is as simple as getting on a plane?

“The life you’ve had doesn’t have to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

APRIL 2-9, 2017 THIS BALI YOGA RETREAT EXPERIENCE IS FOR YOU IF:
• You’ve been settling for far too little adventure in your life
• You’re ready to learn more about the How of Your Happiness & remove the obstacles
• You’re ready to stop making excuses and drop self-judgment
• You’re tired of compromising your true desires for what others want you to do
• You want to get to the heart of your Truth: You want to know your True Self; attract True Love; start living your True Purpose
• You long to feel grounded
• You are curious about healing ceremonies, mystical blessing rituals and heart medicine.
• You want time to design your life on purpose through mindful intention setting, guided journaling, Alchemy Wellness Coaching and energy healing.
• Bali is on your Dream List

If you’ve been feeling disconnected from your True self, rushing around living life on autopilot to a point where you can’t hear your own intuition then this retreat is for you.

Let’s go inside to meet ourselves and reconnect to intuition and have fun doing so! Learn how to tap into your potential for spiritual happiness. Be ready to take your meditation, yoga and spiritual practice to new depths. I promise this journey will not only take you on an incredible adventure of authentic Bali but will be a journey back home to your heart, to your TRUE center.

#Bali #YogaRetreat Alchemy of #Happiness April 2-9, 2017!