Alchemy of Yoga’s Heart Medicine Scholarship

Alchemy of Yoga is whole-heartedly devoted to the art of self-study. When a yogi feels called to step into the deeper world of self-study, we never wish for finances to impede this path.

A 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training requires a significant investment on several levels — not only the financial consideration, but also the commitment of time + resources.

The investment is in yourself and it yields transformation on the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual planes.

Alchemy of Yoga is unique from other teacher training programs in that it goes way beyond mastering yoga poses. While you will learn a great deal about asana, it is truly a journey in self-discovery. The role of Silvia Mordini and the rest of the Alchemy team is to provide the inspiration into this self-inquiry and hold space for your growth in a way that is true to your authenticity. 

Alchemy of Yoga’s Heart Medicine Scholarship

WHO CAN APPLY?

Students who commit to teaching yoga to underserved communities and people of all backgrounds, colors, religions, and orientations after they complete the Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training.

HOW TO APPLY?

Email Silvia (silvia@alchemytours.com) and Ferrah (Ferrahchino@gmail.com) a detailed one-page letter about why yoga is important to you, why you want to become a yoga instructor, a detailed plan on how you plan to teach an underserved population (300-500 words max). Please include which training you’re planning to/ have applied for (location and year).  Key words to think about when writing your letter: fire, spirited, soulful, movement, inspiration, brave, teaching peace, artistic, experimental, pioneering, abundant, worldly, humanitarian, whole-hearted and passion.

REQUIRED ACTIVITY:

You are also required to create daily posts (blog, photos, or commentary) on your preferred social media platforms leading up to training and throughout training. One month prior to training, scholarship recipient should create daily posts about Alchemy of Yoga’s program and instructors. As we progress through training, awardee will be asked to document their training experience with written commentary and photos of activities. Each post should include Alchemy of Yoga tags (@alchemyofyoga @inspiredyogagal @emilyperryyoga #teachpeach #alchemyofyogaryt200 #alchemyofyoga).

After the completion of training, please send Ferrah (FerrahChino@gmail.com) an detailed explanation of your classes teaching underserved populations.

Scholarships vary from $500 – $1,000.

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2018 Alchemy of Yoga School Schedule

Join me in 2018 somewhere magical and tap into the power of love!

Register for 2018 Alchemy of Yoga School

Bali Alchemy of Yoga RYT-200 Hour Program with Emily Perry and Silvia Mordini  April 1-22, 2018
Bali Alchemy of Yoga Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Module with Emily Perry and Silvia Mordini April 1-22, 2018
Bali Alchemy of Yoga Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Module with Silvia Mordini May 5-12, 2018
Costa Rica Alchemy of Yoga RYT-200 Hour Program w/ Emily Perry and Silvia Mordini July 28-August 18, 2018
Bali Alchemy of Yoga RYT-200 Hour Program with Silvia Mordini September 1-22, 2018

Congratulations Alchemy of Yoga RTY-200 Bali Graduates

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A round of applause is in order for these beautiful human beings! They ventured to Bali for a 21 day immersion like no other. Bearing it all, they confronted the barriers holding them back from living a live with purpose and left feeling shiny and new! Their curiousity, humor and dedication left us awe stuck. We feel confident they will teach peace with their words, actions and hearts.

Now, it’s time to fly!

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In Yoga School, what poses do you learn to practice, embody and teach? 

In Yoga School, what poses do you learn to practice, embody and teach?
During RYT200 Hours #AlchemyofYoga School we focus on these 60 fundamental poses.
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Summary Poses To Know And Be Able To Teach:
• Urdhva Hastasana – Upward Salute from Tadasana
• Ardha Chandrasana A – Half Moon Pose from Tadasana
• Uttanasana – Standing Forward Fold
• Urdhva (Mukha) Uttanasana – Monkey or Upward Facing Forward Fold
• Chatarunga Dandasana – Four-Limb Staff Pose
• Urdhva Mukha Svanasana – Upward Facing Dog (Up Dog)
• Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog (Down Dog)
• Utkatasana – Fierce/Difficult Pose (aka chair)
• Virabhadrasana I – Warrior 1
• Bhujangasana – cobra
• Anjaneyasana – lunge (high/low)
• Parsvottanasana – pyramid
• Prasarita Padottanasana – wide angle foot spreading posture
• Virabhadrasana III – Warrior 3
• Virabhadrasana II – warrior 2
• Trikonasana – triangle
• Parsvakonasana – side angle
• Parivritta Trikonasana – revolving triangle
• Parivritta Parsvakonasana – revolving side angle
• Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana – revolving half moon
• Vrksasana – tree
• Garudasana – eagle
• Ardha Chandrasana II – half moon 2
• Hasta Padangusthasana – hand to big toe
• Natarajasana – dancer’s pose
• Shoulder openers
• Purvottanasana – incline plane
• Vasisthasana – side plank
• Salabhasana – locust
• Bhujangasana – cobra
• Dhanurasana – bow
• Ustrasana – camel
• Setu Bandhasana – bridge
• Urdhva Dhanurasana – upward facing bow
• Malasana – garland (aka squat)
• Raja Kapotasana
• Supta Padanghustasana – supine hand to big toe 1, 2
• Janu Sirsasana – head to knee pose
• Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana – half bound lotus forward bend
• Triang Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana – three-limb one-foot forward bend
• Marichyasana A – a folding pose named after the sage Marichy
• Dandasana – stick or staff pose (prep for paschimottanasana)
• Paschimottanasana – seated forward bend
• Baddha Konasana – bound angle
• Upavista Konasana – seated angle pose
• Navasana – boat
• Ardha Matsyendrasana – half Lord of the Fish pose
• Marichyasana C – a twisting pose named after the sage Marichy
• Bharadvajasana – a twisting pose named after the sage Bharadvaja
• Supta Parivartanasana – reclining twist
• Bhujapidasana – shoulder squeeze
• Bakasana – crow
• Parsva Bakasana – side crow
• Astavakrasana – eight figure pose
• Koundinyasana A & B – pose named after a sage
• Galavasana – pose named after a sage
• Adho Mukha Vrksasana – handstand (lit. downward facing tree)
• Pinca Mayurasana – tail feather of the peacock (aka forearm balance)
• Sirsasana – headstand

What First Then Soulmate Shows UP

How? IMMERSE Yourself Fully.

What? Fall in love with yourself unconditionally.
–>Then you are FREE.
–>Then your soulmate shows up.
–>Then you attract your best life!
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Take a deep soul plunge with me in #Bali or #costarica through 14 year old Alchemy of Yoga School.
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GO DEEPER.
BE HAPPIER.
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Authentic #Dharma Studies thru 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. These immersions are unapologetically spiritual. They are also incredibly fun and amazing cultural integrations. Go here to learn more: https://alchemyofyoga.com/programs/immersions/
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July 29-Aug 19, 2017 Costa Rica
Sept 3-24, 2017 Bali
April 1-22, 2018 Bali
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Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia

Answers to Who am I and Why am I Here

Save the Date! April 1-22, 2018 🙏☀️🌴
AND Sept 3-24, 2017!

Are you looking for a #yoga teacher training that’s more than just asana?
Are you looking for the answers to the fundamental truths like “who am I” and “why am I here?”

Then our 14 year old @alchemyofyoga program is a great fit for you! Join us in a program dedicated to your self development and transformation that’s straight up spiritual. And believes sacred learning can be fun!
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#Bali is waiting for you!
Sept 3-24, 2017 & April 1-22, 2018 with @emilyperryyoga
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https://alchemyofyoga.com/bali/
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Save $600 OFF Tuition for first 6 trainees for Bali Yoga Teacher Training

ARE YOU WONDERING HOW THE ALCHEMY OF YOGA WORKS?

It transforms us on three levels: Physical Alchemy, Spiritual Alchemy, and Mental Alchemy. Ancient Alchemists, like their Yogi counterparts, saw all of creation as composed of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space. Through their meditations and explorations of these five elements, they created healing and transformative potions that unlocked many of the mysteries of the universe and therein contributed to the evolution of humankind. For us as Alchemist Yogis, our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, poses, breath, and thoughts. Mixing it all together changes your life. You are transformed into a Peace Leader, leading a Happiness Revolution and changing the world!

The Difference between Distraction and Disturbance

We live in an increasingly chaotic world where everything is sped up and super sized.

We are constantly being stimulated by the immediacy of technology. We are distracted thousands of times a day externally and a million more times internally. It’s not getting any easier; technology has made it harder for us to focus. There is now almost nowhere you can go where someone can’t reach you with something urgent and important (at least to them.)

However, with this said, distraction is not the problem.

It is the suffering we experience as a result of focusing our energy on that distraction that causes a disturbance.

Disturbance is defined by Wikipedia as “the interruption of a settled and peaceful condition, the disruption of healthy functioning.”

Distraction is defined by Wikipedia as “a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else. And an extreme agitation of the mind or emotions.”

We live in a world of constant distraction. It’s easy to get agitated by the over stimulation of bells, whistles, alarms. With that said we could still overcome this if it wasn’t for how we try to deal with it in our left-brain centered world. The left-brain according to psychologists is adept at tasks that involve logic, numbers, reasoning, language and analytical thinking. We try to make peace by over controlling or denying the distraction. This will not bring us peace in our left-brain world.

Instead this feeds the disturbance to our mental patterns because it requires our brains to keep choosing to refocus on the distraction over and over again. We want to understand or fix the distraction thereby repeating it and giving it power. Our energy is being drained from us as we put it all towards the distraction that creates the disturbance. As a result we are living in mental poverty.

The solution to learning how not to be pulled into the tug of war of disturbance is Meditation.

 

Meditation will teach you the following:

  1. The difference between Attention and Awareness: Awareness is the forest, attention are the trees
  2. In our brain focused society rebuilding our awareness through a more global perspective will help us be less caught up in the details of our thoughts that distract us in a gazillion ways.

Attention and awareness and action are the intelligence of the soul

  1. How to concentrate. We have become a nation where the old saying you have my undivided attention is a thing of the past, these days if we’re honest we’d tell people “you have my divided attention.” Nobody knows how to listen these days.
  2. In grade school we had an opening meditation in the form of the pledge of allegiance; can you create an opening day mantra that can serve you today?
  3. In grade school we had recess to get rid of this excess energy-causing disturbance. Why not make a point to take an adult recess today? Run around, sit quietly, unplug.

Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia