How to Make Nature Mandala 10 Step Process

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We wall want to feel safe, be loved for who we are and be happy in our sense of belonging. We are all brothers and sisters and finding your Soul Family changes everything. “We’re all just walking each other home,” says Ram Dass.
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Today connect with the Human Mandala around you and make a Nature Mandala too! Making a Nature Mandala is an important meditation technique harnessing the power of mandalas to explore consciousness. These mandalas can be interpreted for their spiritual guidance for your life’s journey.
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How to Make Nature Mandala 10 Step Process
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1. Find a location you love. Working on a mandala takes time and can be a very quiet and reflective activity like near a beach where you can hear the ocean.
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2. Scout the spot. Look for a place where its not in direct line of traffic.
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3. Gather the materials. Go on a bit of a nature walk and look for anything to add to your pattern. If it’s laying on the ground, it’s usually OK to pick up. Try not to pick too many things (like leaves or grasses) to add – instead try to find things that have already fallen.
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4. Create the canvas: Create 4 sections North, South, East, West.
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5. Make the Mandala: Start in the center or anywhere, there is no wrong.
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6. Make it personal. Put something that symbolizes yourself somewhere in the Mandala
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7. Sit with your Mandala and ask a question of Spirit. Listen for the answer.
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8. Take a photo of your Mandala
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9. 24 hours later go back and be with your Mandala again. See what’s changed. Take a photo of your 24 Hour Mandala so your Guide can interpret the results.
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10. Learn the lesson of impermanence by destroying it. Give it back to nature.
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#Naturemandala #beinghuman #mandala #tribe #costarica #soulbrothers #soulsisters #onelove #belonging
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Are you interested in finding your TRIBE and spending 3 weeks immersed in Costa Rica living Pura Vida with them? Join us July 27-Aug 17, 2019! Sign up and learn more below
https://www.alchemyofyoga.com/…/cos…/costa-rica-august-2019/
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Photos Earthbound Images by #alannaludt

WHERE PEACE IS BORN

“Peace follows Love energy like a shadow.” – Osho

For me peace is the manifestation of love. In other words, LOVE is what peace looks like in the light. The shadow is the sometimes ugly work of healing and recovery not many want to talk about. But that’s where Peace is born. And from that the shadow and light are united as #onelove

Don’t let people’s external presence fool you into thinking that the process to get through the healing cycle of hurt, healing, healed was pretty because most often it is not. We bring the light to the shadow and the revealing can be pretty ugly. But in that acceptance of all of ourselves, true unconditional love is spiritually birthed. It was there in gestation, for some of us a very long, lifelong gestation. Once we unite shadow and light we can so easily start to live from love, in love with yourselves, our day, our lives!

EMBRACE both Shadow AND Light: This is an integral philosophy of #AlchemyofYoga whose mission is to #TeachPeace. The world is in chaos right now and yes shadow energy is heightened. This is exactly when we need to call forth asoring #LIGHTworkers to join us to #teachlove and peace. The world needs you!
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If you’re considering a soul immersion into a YTT (yoga teacher training) than the first step of AofY is committing to live from #love.
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And as a graduate we ask for your promise to Teach Peace as a certified #yogateacher with #YogaAlliance. If you know you are an Ambassador of #Peace then join us in
Bali or Costa Rica 2019
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Learn more www.alchemyofyoga.com // www.silviamordini.com
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Save $400 off tuition because we love you and want to change the world 🌎💚
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Upcoming @alchemyofyoga RYT 200 Hours Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainings Schedule:
💚 March 31-April 21, 2019 #Bali
❤️July 27-Aug 17, 2019 Costa Rica
💜Sept 1-22, 2019 Bali RYT 200


Photo credits to I Wayan Sukadana
#Afterlight

Ho’ oponopono Healing Forgiveness

Ho’ oponopono. We all benefit from help. Last night I had another healing session with a Light Worker to help me continue my healing journey. You see, I am trying to make peace in my heart once and for all with those that have hurt or betrayed me. I am tired of carrying the weight around and I dearly want to put it down and be FREE. One of the fundamental ways I love myself into healing is practicing #forgiveness. This meditation of Ho’oponopono changed my life. I hope it will yours too. Ask my anything about the practice. You see, I want us all to feel free!
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“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free, Ho’oponopono is the Key Element and Love is the Ho’oponopono means to “make right” and is the Hawaiian code for forgiveness.
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Ho’oponopono restores your light or energy body and your e-motion, or energy in motion. Through your light body you are connected with all of life. Through your e-motion you are always affecting everyone around you by your thoughts, words, feelings and actions. Ho’oponopo #Meditation is an ancient Hawaiian tradition for healing. By reciting the prayer one releases any negativity that keeps you from true happiness. Find more about Zero Limits by Joe Vitale.
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❤️ Ho’ oponopono Meditation: Let’s try it together please put your left hand on your heart and ask Source to infuse all with divine light. Say aloud or silently these statements.
I love you
I am sorry
Please forgive me
Thank you
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Ho’oponopono restores your light or energy body and your e-motion, or energy in motion. Through your light body you are connected with all of life. Through your e-motion you are always affecting everyone around you by your thoughts, words, feelings and actions.
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Through the power of grace you can know the blessing of absolute and unconditional self love and acceptance. In truth when you love yourself completely you love everything and everyone through all dimensions of time and space. This simple act of transmutation, bringing your darkness into the light, provides wonderful nourishment for your soul. The Ho’oponopono Ritual empowers you to shine with brilliance and renewed Self love.
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Ho’oponopono in essence means to make things right with your ancestors, or to make right with the people with whom you are connected, and have relationships, and most especially yourself
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Oh Divine Mother, Divine Father, archangels and angels, my guides, ancestors, teachers, friends, and all those who love me hear me now.
I come before you with my heart opened in humble gratitude for my soul’s journey.
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I acknowledge my unfolding and nourish the flames of my heart, mind, and soul with the beauty I create in the world. Bless my footsteps as I walk upon my path so that I may always remember the road that leads to the truth of the flame within me.
And so it is 
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#hoponopono #angels #findhappiness #spiritual #MahaloKeAkua #forgiveness #hope #meditation #healing #aho #teachpeace
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Lens Earthbound Images #alannaludt #costarica #nosara home of July 27-Aug 17, 2019 @alchemyofyoga teacher training

CAN YOU LIVE YOUR NAMASTE?

CAN YOU LIVE YOUR NAMASTE?

By Silvia Mordini

We must Namaste everyone!  My parents had my brother and I traveling from the time we were newborns to places all over the world. From that experience I learned that everyone is fundamentally alike.  Regardless of geography people all want the same things:  we want to be happy, loved and peaceful.

As a result, even before I knew yoga, I was trying my best to “Live my Namaste”.  

Now, as in then, this requires recognizing that all people deserve respect.  In effect if we are living our Namaste it means we are unlocking the love and respect in our hearts to include everyone. Isn’t the whole point of yoga to see not that which divides us but that which brings us together?

So what does Namaste mean? Well, “Nama” means bow, “as” means I, and “te” means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.”  It is a gesture of pure compassion and recognition: that we bow to the true self inside each one of us. To me Namaste is harmony, remembrance and respect.

Namaste as a harmony:  It strikes the perfect chord.  Having grown up in a musical family and having played piano and clarinet for 13 years I have always felt music was a blessing of realizing harmony.  Yoga like being in a chorus or a band or any sort of tribe helps us to work together as a beautiful symphony.  We feel this symphony of the body when we practice poses (asanas).  And just like playing a musical instrument the more yoga you practice the more efficient you get.  Over time you feel the harmonies.  No single player more important but everyone is equally important. This is a nondualistic view of life where we acknowledge that everyone is valuable in their own way and we all contribute to make wonderful music.

Namaste as remembrance:  Wolfgang Von Goethe writes, “Remembrance of what is good keeps us high in spirit. Remembrance of what is beautiful is the salvation of the mortal man. Remembrance of what is dear will be happiness, if it remains alive.”  In class, or even by yourself, when you unite your hands palms touching think to yourself Namaste and it helps us remember to remember how amazing life is!

Namaste as respect: It is a respect for our breath, for the preciousness of life itself.  When we share this with another we are demonstrating that we are one, engaged with this breath despite our diversity. A great example of this definition is found on Wikipedia.

Namaste from Wikipedia, freely adapted and edited

We can perceive the unique thread that connects us all with the Universe, and all its Beings along with the source of that interconnection. Accepting Oneness, we are accordingly receptive to knowledge that comes to us in the form of examples, advice, and direct teaching. One may awake to the wisdom that opens our eyes to new worlds of possibilities.

When we assume everyone we meet is special and unique in its essence we should always show to all people the same generous level of kindness, care, compassion, and understanding without any thoughts of self-interest or ulterior motives above paying respects wholeheartedly, the way we live our daily lives has an enormous impact on those around us.

Instead of clinging to what separates us, Practicing Namaste enables us to feel less alone in the world. We begin to understand that we must treat all people for what they are, family. We are one with the cosmos whether we realize it or not. Practicing ONENESS we gain consciousness of the more subtle aspects of our being, with the ultimate outcome being a complete identification with the light body.”

In order to live our Namaste we must come together to Namaste everyone. It is not just something we say before or after yoga class, it is a way of living life with a deep intention of respect, remembrance and appreciation that promotes harmony in the whole of the world. Love yourself, love your day, love and Namaste your life! Silvia

60 MOST RECOMMENDED YOGA BOOKS

60 MOST RECOMMENDED YOGA BOOKS
By Silvia Mordini

Thinking of what to gift your favorite yogi? They would love to receive a sparkly, new yoga book to geek out with. Here are some suggestions organized by category. You’ll find the ENTIRE list on my website https://silviamordini.com/coaching/inspiration/
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🦋 Testimonials:
Yogi Bare: Naked Truth by Philip Self
Yoga from the Inside Out by Christina Sell
Yogini: the Power of Women in Yoga by Janice Gates
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🦋 Meditation:
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
A Path With Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving Kindness by Pema Chodron
Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
Faith by Sharon Salzberg
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🦋Inspirational
Go In and In: Poems From the Heart of Yoga by Danna Faulds
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra
Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections by Rolf Gates
Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das
Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
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And if you’re looking to read up in preparation for a #YogaAlliance#YogaTeacherTraining do consider my 16 year old program @alchemyofyoga.
Upcoming Teacher Trainings Schedule:
❤️March 31-April 21, 2019 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
💜July 7-14, 2019 Italy RYT 100 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
💚July 27-August 17, 2019 Costa Rica RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training 🧡Sept 1-22, 2019 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
💛April 4-25, 2020 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training .
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#yogateacher #ryt #bali #costarica #bestyogabooks #yogabook#inspriration #soulecting #happinessrx

Do Something Now

Do Something By Silvia Mordini

“People of accomplishment rarely 

sat back and let things happen to them.  

They went out and happened to things.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci

The question is should you do a yoga teacher training? Is now the right time? Are you ready? Just by asking the question means you are ready. Don’t let the worry of doing it or not doing it steal all your energy. Otherwise while you’re waiting life will just pass on by and another year will be passed. Face your stories and choose to create a new story RIGHT NOW.

“Action is about living fully. Inaction is the way that we deny life. You can have many great ideas in your head, but what makes the difference is the action. Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward.” 

That pretty much sums up our @alchemyofyoga philosophy!

 

DO SOMETHING NOW

If you wait until you are “ready” and things are “perfect” you will get stuck in the inertia of inaction. Get started in taking small steps towards your intentions within the next 24 hours.  Do not let self-doubt cripple you into statis. And know that once you’ve begun then keep acting on your goals a little at a time. The smallest efforts keep the momentum going and create powerful change. As they say in South America, “little by little one travels far.”

 

DON’T GIVE UP

Part of our humanness is our ability to be really hard on ourselves especially when things don’t go the way we had envisioned. When you meet yourself on the path you’ll quickly learn that acting on things doesn’t always yield the results you expected. That is no reason to stop. Instead amp up your efforts to keep doing something. Like the Lotus Blossom which rises up from the mud of the swamp through murky waters, moving free into the air and up towards the sun pristine and white don’t stop sticking to your vision. As Florence Scovel Shinn writes, “Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.”  Therefore let us be as firm and resolute as the Lotus Blossom, in manifesting the most joy-filled, peaceful and healthful life we can envision.

 

BE GRATEFUL

I also learned from my parents to practice gratitude with enthusiasm every day. Through the doing of life and manifesting joy it is important to maintain your motivation by sharing your gratitude for your attempts as well as your achievements. A positive attitude may get you started in doing something but what keeps it sustainable is appreciation for those that play into your success.

 

My yoga practice reminds me of all three of these aspects of living an inspired life. I get on my mat each day and “do something”, I do not give up my practice when life is inconvenient, and I certainly give thanks to all who made it possible for me to move, breath and celebrate my joy at being alive in this moment! And in turn this stokes my rebel spirit to go out and happen to things.

If you feel the call to take a deep soul dive dedicated to yourSELF then DO SOMETHING. Sign up today.

See you on the mat in #Bali or #CostaRica 2019!

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

Register at https://www.alchemyofyoga.com/booknow/

CONNECT

CONNECT WITH ME!
Dearest Beloved Friends All over the World,
I am so excited to welcome you to my NEW facebook group!
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Welcome! Aloha! Bienvenue! Benvenuti! Willkommen! Bem-vindo! Bienvenido!
We are alchemy of yoga Adventure in Teacher Training and this is our online community for discovery, exploration, and connection. More than just a yoga teacher training school, Alchemy of Yoga holds space for SELF-DISCOVERY and EXPLORATION in beautiful locations around the world – including Costa Rica and Bali, Indonesia.
“Adventure in Teacher Training” is a collective space for:
♡ US to share about yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, self-discovery work, and incredible photos, videos and stories from our YTTs (yoga teacher trainings).
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☾ YOU to learn more about yoga, see what a YTT is like, ask questions, offer loving-kindness to others in the group, and be a part of a high-vibe Kula (community).
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☆ If you’re thinking about joining a destination-YTT, this is the place to see what it’s like and ask questions.
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☆ Feel welcomed to introduce yourself and tell us more about your passion for yoga!
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My name is Silvia Mordini – founder and lead teacher – I have been lovingly holding space for hundreds of Alchemy of Yoga trainees for over 15 years.
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Silvia + the Alchemy of Yoga team of Guides and Teachers will share their wisdom here in this community for YOU. We understand that a yoga teacher training is a big investment in YOURSELF.
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Again, welcome to our online Kula!
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If you’re just arriving, kick off your shoes, enjoy a big stretch, take a deep breath in…..and let it out.
Namaste!
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More about Alchemy of Yoga:
email: info@alchemyofyoga.com
Instagram + Facebook: @alchemyofyoga
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More about Silvia — Writer, Happiness Coach, Love Alchemist:
email: silvia@alchemytours.com
Instagram: @inspiredyogagal
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#kula #tribe is everything #selflove #loveyourself #Loveyourday #loveyourlife #discovery #adventure #Love #alchemists #teachpeace

SUPERHEROES

Meet some real life  Superheroes
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Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training is #Jedi training for the #Superheroinside all of us! It is wholeheartedly dedicated to the art of self-discovery while supported by your life-long super hero tribe.

“You’re much stronger than you think you are. Trust me.” -Superman

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If you have dreamed of coming into your Super Hero powers and are ready now then allow @ColeChanceYoga and Me to serve you as compassionate mentors who inspire honest self-inquiry and ultimate transformation. This goes way beyond just teaching, mentoring means we have the opportunity to hold space for your growth now and forever. This is an intimate experience where we want you to Be #Seen and Feel Understood (for some of us for the very first time).
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Join us and be part of our Mission to #TeachPeace and save humanity. The world needs YOU to step up more than ever. Join us!
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Upcoming @alchemyofyoga RYT 200 Hours Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainings Schedule:
💚 March 31-April 21, 2019 #Bali
❤️July 27-Aug 17, 2019 Costa Rica
💜Sept 1-22, 2019 Bali RYT 200
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Registration is Open. Early birds SAVE $400!
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https://www.alchemyofyoga.com/ytt/bali/bali-april-2019/
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https://www.alchemyofyoga.com/ytt/bali/bali-september-2019/
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#transformation #newbeginnings #change #perspective #adventuremore#superhero #yogaeverywhere #chakras #loveyourself #travelwithmeaning#bucketlist #loveyourlife #travel #tribe #alchemyoflove #wonderlust #yoga#yogaeveryday #adventure #durga #wanderlust #yogateacher #ytt#rebelspirit #alchemyofyoga #yogateachertraining #costarica #villatanahshanti

3 REASONS WHY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CHANGES YOUR LIFE

3 REASONS WHY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CHANGES YOUR LIFE
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Something magical and mystical happens when a group of high-intentioned individuals make the decision to gather together for 200 hours with the purpose of uplifting their lives & expanding their consciousness into radical authenticity. The result is something beyond words. It is, as best as I can explain it, the Alchemy of Yoga at its best. Chapter 2 verse 1 of the Yoga Sutras sets forth how the Alchemy of Yoga actually works. “Tapas svadhyaya ishvara pranidhana kriya yoga.” Translated to mean that yoga helps us transform ourselves on three levels:
1. Physical Alchemy
2. Mental Alchemy
3. Spiritual Alchemy
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You see when you get together in a Teacher Training #Tribe we are all like the Alchemist in his/her laboratory mixing ingredients. For us as yogis our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, our poses, our breath, our thoughts and the mixing it all together creates a different result every time. A Teacher Training Program changes your life. You wake up to the power you have to go into the laboratory of your life experience and mix the potions you want to create your best life going forward!
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Here are 3 Reasons Why Yoga Teacher Trainings Change Your Life (and it’s Alchemy):
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1. TRANSFORMATION HAPPENS FASTER…Something extraordinary happens while in a yoga teacher training program that breaks the bonds of ordinary awareness and expands the consciousness of each individual to a level that would otherwise would have taken years of ordinary living to attain. This acceleration of evolution is mystical, meaning that the explanation of the change is beyond logic and reason. The term from quantum physics,“quantum leap”, comes to mind. A quantum leap means “a phenomena where an electron orbiting the nucleus of an atom changes its position without having traversed the space between its old and new orbit and without taking any time to do so. As scientifically verifiable as this phenomena is, it is also on the order of a miracle, for science has no explanation how this effect happens.” This experience of waking up to the power of your own transformation fires you up to change the world. As Sri Swami Satchidananda says, “Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within. If you walk in peace and express that peace in your very life, others will see you and learn something.” In a teacher training tribe you are learning at a faster rate exponentially. You feed off of one another’s passion and it makes everyone burn brighter. You are constantly being built up to reach higher into your best potentiality.
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2. SELF-REFLECTION LEADS TO SELF-EXPRESSION…Self-Study known as svadhaya is really the heart of yoga. A 200‐hour program offers you a unique opportunity to make a deep commitment to learning more about yourself. The entire training community provides you honest, loving support from day one with complete inclusivity. Training programs are a safe haven: a nurturing sanctuary to engage in open‐minded self‐exploration. Teacher trainings are devoted to offering you an atmosphere in which freedom of self-expression, creativity, and passion for life are totally encouraged! In the 8‐limbed path of Yoga in order to effectively teach using your most authentic voice you can only teach what you know about yourself. Being a dedicated student of yoga for your own self study will help you learn better ways to take care of yourself. And once you know how to self-comfort you are able to express who you are into the world in a dynamic yet unpretentious way.
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3. BREAK OLD HABITS...By taking a break from your daily life, unplugging from the pulls and pushes of technology and engaging in healthy activity (tapas) and conversation (self-study) while in the container of a teacher training program you are in an excellent environment to release unwanted habits. Some of these habits include detoxing the physical body through a lot of moving and breathing. You’ll do a lot of yoga poses! The letting go of mental bonds and ego provides an emotional transformation of surrender. When we surrender and feel safe then healing begins. Once relaxed we can see our old emotional paradigms emerge and the unhealthy mental habits which have formed as samskaras. From there the Spiritual Alchemy resets the internal dialogue to one of trusting the forward flow of grace. Also there is something very powerful about surrounding yourself with people who don’t know the encyclopedia of your past. They see you as you really are and your potential for greatness. This helps to reinforce your willingness to change for the better. Even upon finishing a teacher training program life long friendships are formed with like minded people who will support your growth and your new lifestyle choices. They will continue to support your spiritual maturity to show up fully and let go completely.
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ABOUT SILVIA MORDINI, Writer, Happiness Coach, Love Alchemist
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My area of expertise is as a connector. I am an enthusiastic friend gatherer who loves to discuss breathing, yoga psychology, poetry, music, movement, books, travel and philosophy. And I am a long-time love anthropologist and student of life. I am open to all suggestions and enjoy meeting interesting people, spiritual seekers, soul surfers and anyone who wants to hang out. I am especially interested in people who make me laugh and those who laugh at my quirky sense of humor.
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My parents, Mama and Papa, inspired my love of movement and travel, saying that I learned to ski before I learned to walk. I stayed active with tennis, swim team, cycling, hiking, running, pom poms, and dance squad. But even with all that activity, travel has been my greatest influence and my first love. My Father, Enrico, was a pure adventurer and my Mother’s parents were serious spiritual seekers and healers. I grew up traveling all over the world with my brother and parents. That I love to show others the beauty of the world through Yoga Workshops and destination Yoga Retreats and @alchemyofyoga #teachertrainings shouldn’t be a surprise, since I was born in Ecuador and my Father is from Northern Italy, and English is my third language. So really my first yoga was travel. I learned how to connect to people and find the union between us. What we all have in common is the ability to laugh, to look for the good in any situation, and to choose love.
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With over 11,000 hours of yoga teaching experience I make yoga approachable and inspiring for everyone. My focus is on bringing more fun to yoga with the hope that how we practice our yoga becomes how we live our life. As an Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and a lifelong athlete, singer, dancer, poet and adventurer, my style of yoga is Bhakti infused Alignment based Vinyasa flow. I’ve been practicing yoga over the last 15 years after being run over by a car as a pedestrian and using it to recover physically and emotionally. I have owned a successful and well-loved yoga studio for 10 years.
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You can reach me at www.alchemyofyoga.com or www.silviamordini.comby email at silvia@alchemytours.com
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Lens #ubud #bali #yogateacher #transformation #yogateachertraining#adventure #travel