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

Looking for a 1 GREAT MAN

Looking for a few good men! Actually just 1 GREAT man to room with another incredible guy on our upcoming September 1-22, 2018 #Bali #Yogateachertraining with @alchemyofyoga in our 15th year of being an accredited #YogaSchool with #yogaalliance.
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Let our experience work for you on this our 29th training.
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Luxury everything! 
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WHAT’S INCLUDED
-Tuition for Yoga Alliance Accredited 200-Hour RYT alchemy of yoga teacher training
-21 nights accommodation
-3 healthful, delicious meals per day with vegan, gluten-free options including purified water, freshly brewed coffees, teas & tropical fruits provided through the day
-Excursions: Including but not limited to Goa Gajah (Elephant Temple), UNESCO World Heritage Rice Field Hike, Water Temple Purification Ceremony, Monkey Forest, Kecak Dance, Coffee Plantation and more!
-Daily meditation, mantra, and chanting (rhythmic speaking)
-Energy Medicine prescriptions: Earth, Water, Fire, Air Rituals
-There are many ways to open the heart, so many paths to explore. Ceremonies help us to feel connectedness and belonging. Cacao Ceremony is focused attention on self-love, and remembrance it is all love
-Sound healing ceremonies to harmonize the group vibration and to synchronize your energy with the natural elements: earth, water, fire, air & either
-300+ page Teacher Training Manual
-Private Life Coaching and Vision board
-Time for exploration and relaxation
-Free Balinese Massage
-Free WiFi
-Pool and spa
-Fully equipped studio with yoga mats and props
-On-going support, mentorship and resources post program
-Taxes included (10%)
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https://www.alchemyofyoga.com/ytt/bali/september/cost/

Calling Male Rebel Spirits

Calling male rebel spirits, #soulbrothers and conscious seekers! Join us this September 1-22 at Villa Tanah Shanti, Bali! We have one huge last room, 2 big beds and a GREAT guy that wants to share it to keep his costs down.
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Is that YOU? DM me, whats app me 1 206 886 5743 or email me silvia@silviamordini.com I’ll even offer you a discount. If #Bali has been on your #bucketlist and you feel our @alchemyofyoga vibe then join our tribe!
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21 Total in our Tribe: 19 women + YOU + the Other Guy 🙂
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Also great if you want to receive lifelong friendship, love and support from the most amazing goddesses ever!

Welcome Costa Rica Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training Tribe 2018!

As each day passes, the excitement within our @alchemyofyoga team to meet all of our newest beloveds on the July 28th magnifies! We are so stoked to unite in #CostaRica at the gorgeous Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort for three weeks of self-discovery, laughter, and plenty of yoga.
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I am in love!!!
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As you can see, we have a magical tribe coming together from around the world including Africa, Scotland, Canada, Norway, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Australia and the United States. The beautiful #alchemyeveryone is bringing to this yogapalooza gathering are their own life experiences, skills and most importantly, love + light to our kula.
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Kula means community of heart.
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And my heart continues to expand with JOY for holding space for these wonderful soul sisters and brothers.
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LOVING WELCOME to our 2018 Costa Rican #Love #Tribe:
Kristen Rankin
Tobias Wiggins
Hannah Wert
Daneille Macedo
Sara Forsberg
Paige McLaughlin
Kendall Welch
Jennifer Baldwin
Annelies Berg
Erica Caissie
Siobhan Lamb
Nicky Boothright
Holly McKellar
Jen Potter
Katie Dahlberg
Kayla Driver
Alanna Mary
Laura Wentzel
Emma Kurtz
Georgia R Farmer
Jim Morgan
Clare Penick
Beth Nelson
Susan Schectar
Emma-Jane Newton
Clarissa Smallbone
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https://www.alchemyofyoga.com/ytt/costa-rica/august/

Love is All You Need Alchemy of Yoga

The truth is picking a yoga teacher training program is hard. There are now so many program to choose from. This isn’t a bad thing, there is a perfect program for you. I have always been clear alchemy of yoga isn’t looking for everyone. My intention is to selectively seek those who I can help, those I can inspire. Let me tell you about the program because I don’t want you to wonder if this is the program for you, I want you to be enthusiastic in choosing alchemy of yoga FOR YOU.

If you resonate with yoga as more than just the physical practice. Yes there is Physical Alchemy absolutely you will gain knowledge to instruct the poses and pranayama. But there is also Mental Alchemy, this ability to remove the obstacles to your happiness. Finally, there is also Spiritual Alchemy, and this program unashamedly admits to being “spiritual.”

So if anything I say in this video resonates and peaks your interest then lets explore the possibility together. So if you’re still wondering…

1. Is Alchemy of Yoga for ME?
2. Are we a good fit?
3. Is now the right time?
4. Is this the right destination?
5. Am I ready? 

Yes if Authenticity and JOYFUL self-confidence in living your Dharma sparks joy because that is “what Alchemy of Yoga offers you.”

2018-2019-2020 YOGA TEACHER TRAININGS:
July 28-Aug 18, 2018 Costa Rica RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
Sept 1-22, 2018 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
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 Module
July 17-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
Sept 5-26, 2020 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training

LEARN MORE:
https://silviamordini.com/teacher-training/
www.alchemyofyoga.com

200 Hours Yoga Alliance Certification

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Passion Passport for Bali September 2018

Keep growing in Bali Sept 1-22, 2018!

RYT 200 hour @alchemyofyoga #yogateachertraining ✨

“Growing is the most important and essential endeavor that a human being can undertake. You can make money, you can be promoted or demoted in the world. Never, at any stage, is there certainty about what will happen to you in this life. However, there is one thing nobody can ever take away from you-the growth you attain through your own search for Self-knowledge. Furthermore, this growth and understanding become the foundation that sustains you through any and all worldly difficulties, and that allows you-whatever the form of your physical experience- to find in life a continuously unbroken flow of total well-being.”
— Swami Chetanananda

Join #AlchemyofYoga Tribe and learn to #teachpeace
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#Bali Sept 1-22, 2018 #yogateachertraining

Details found here: http://www.alchemyofyoga.com
https://silviamordini.com/teacher-training/


#selflove #transformation #selfdiscovery #love
#alchemyoflove #yogateacher #explore #travel #adventure #wanderlust #wonderlust #passionpassport #femmetravel #seetheworld

Change Your Habits Tap into Your Potential

We all form habits as we go through life. Yoga teaches us that even our good habits keep us from growing spiritually. This is because habits are by definition an attachment to a pattern of behavior, or a form of dependence. So a key principle of yoga is to break our both our mental and physical attachments. This includes not just our attachments to material objects (like needing chocolate to be happy), but also attachments to only seeing things in one way or repeating the same thoughts over and over expecting a different result, which by the way is the textbook definition of insanity. Yoga gives us a chance to examine our behavioral patterns and realize that our habits, even the good ones, keep us stuck. Only then can we begin to break those attachments to allow true spiritual transformation to begin.

Alex Levin puts it like this, “habits allow us to not think about what we’re doing . . . giving us the illusion of ease. When we are under the illusion of ease, not thinking about what we’re doing. Breathing the same old way, moving the same old way, thinking the same old way we check out of the present, out of happiness itself.”

This constant alchemical experimentation allows you to find your best Yoga. The yoga that teaches it is possible to change the old paradigm and instead choose happiness in a new way every day.

You change your habits and all of sudden you see yourself, your potential, your life in a whole new way. And the changes we experience in how we think go with us way beyond class. The ripples are deep, extraordinary and long-lasting.

This is what lies at the heart of the best Yoga teachers. They want to help facilitate this #AlchemyofYoga, the changes that YOU want in your life. And I am convinced we can make amazing transformations a three week 200 hour teacher training with the right facilitation and support.

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

***Join us July 28-Aug 18, 2018 #CostaRica at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort with EMILY PERRY YOGA***

ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING MAY 2018

ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING 2018

Join our Alchemy of Yoga Family in #Bali to go deeper than you’ve ever gone before~
We are calling you to join a purposely small tribe of 10 socially conscious yogapreneurs, seekers, rebel spirits, and stretchy-minded souls May 5-12, 2018.
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Who Is This For?
* You have the desire to learn “How to Live a LIFE Inspired” for lasting change by cultivating inner happiness and outer bliss.
* You are ready to authentically and effectively inspire others to live their best lives.
* You feel called to teach about the interconnectedness of all people, nature, energies, past and future through the Alchemy of Love.
* You are ready to be held accountable for your Happiness.
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Benefits You Can Expect:
* We will uncover the obstacles to your happiness
* We will show you how to tap into your greatest potential & live from your highest self
* We will make practical how to live your dharma
* We will hold you accountable for radical self-love and help you design self-care strategies (including daily meditation and mantra)
* We will guide you through in-depth development of business strategy, personal growth and soulful happiness.
* Personalized Business Coaching to develop your authentic brand, mission and vision.
* Personalized Spiritual Coaching offering you energy medicine prescriptions for happiness informed by your dosha, astrology, chakra balance, karma and your guides.
* An action plan to grow your business in an energetically sustainable way – no burnout!
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The ADVANCED YTT Program:
1. Shrishti (creation) – Build your yoga business and have fun doing it.
2. Sthiti (sustatinment) – Enter the self-sustaining growth cycle of continuous expansion that can be the business of yoga and the brand YOU.
3. Samhara (growth) – Capture your infinite interest and stay inspired by dissolving your previous set points.
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Together by you doing your best YOU, we will fully live our MISSION to #TEACH #PEACE.
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Prerequisites for this program? You are ready to go DEEP and show up as your true SELF.
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We know picking an advanced training program is hard. If our philosophy and approach resonates with you then apply today and let’s talk more to know for sure. We’d love the opportunity to be part of your transformational journey living true to your Soul Contract!

Reach out to me silvia@alchemytours.com

$500 OFF EARLY BIRDS!
May 5-12, 2018 (LIMIT 10 STUDENTS) 60 HOURS ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Non Residential $899 (no discounts)
Triple Lodging: $1595 USD Early Birds $1295
Double Lodging: $1895 USD Early Birds $1595
Single Lodging: $2395 USD Early Birds $2095

https://alchemyofyoga.com/progra…/500-hour-advanced-modules/

We stay at gorgeous Villa Tanah Shanti

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