Answers to Who am I and Why am I Here

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Are you looking for the answers to the fundamental truths like “who am I” and “why am I here?”

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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!

Peace Mantra

The dream that won’t let me fall back asleep in this lifetime is to #teachpeace

So today try a reciting a peace #mantra like

“Om Mani Padme Hum”

Or

Shanti shanti shanti

Peace peace peace

 

Repeat 108 times or for 10-15 minutes

According to Harvard medical school, Of the many different meditation techniques being taught today, mantra meditation is one of the most highly effective in terms of increasing happiness, well being and health. And of the highly effective meditation techniques, mantra meditation is by far the easiest to learn and practice.

You learn to meditate by meditating. The silence and stillness you experience in meditation and the increased happiness and diminished stress you experience outside meditation are so attractive and welcomed that you naturally teach yourself how to go deeper into that silence and stillness each time you meditate.

To meditate you sit comfortably and quietly with your eyes closed and effortlessly and silently inside repeat a word or a short phrase called a mantra. Your mantra can be any word, sound, prayer or short phrase you like that is in your native language.

Continue repeating your mantra in that same simple, effortless way for 10-30 minutes. That repetition may not be a clear pronunciation of your mantra but instead may be just a faint idea of it.  As you continue thinking your mantra, thoughts and distractions will come, and that’s fine; having thoughts during meditation is natural. When thoughts and distractions do come just gently return to thinking your mantra in the same simple, effortless way as thoughts come. Choose the amount of time you meditate based on what suits you.

It’s important to not strain to make the mantra come, but rather to relax into effortlessness and let the mantra come in the same simple, effortless way as thoughts come. If you strain to make the mantra come that can create stress that tires you.

Avoid looking for experiences or signs of progress or failure with your meditation because that hinders meditation. Just be confident that after some time you will start to notice the benefits of meditating during your day. You may be happier, feeling more at ease and calmer, and getting along better with others. You may start noticing these benefits soon, or it may take up to six months of meditating regularly before you start to notice these benefits. So just get in the habit of meditating regularly and then stick with it. And be patient with yourself – if you stop meditating for a day or two, just go back and start meditating again.

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Teach Peace Today

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How You Treat Yourself is How You Treat Others

#HappinessRx: The we treat ourselves will be the way we treat others.
“We would never purchase a can of red paint and expect it to be the color blue when we apply it to our walls. The “color” of how we treat ourselves is the “color” of how we treat others. If we can’t be safe with ourselves, others can never be safe with us, and the world can never be a safe place to be.” – Yamas & Niyamas, Deborah Adele
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#shoulderstand is a great practice of #ahimsa towards ourselves. As a teacher how you treat yourself, staying safe in your own body, is an indicator of how you’ll help keep others safe in your classes.
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Practice of shoulderstand takes time. This variation took me ten years to lovingly create in my body.
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Lens Kubu Bali Baik Villa, Ubud. #bali

Best Yoga Books of All Time

I get asked all the time what books I recommend reading. Well through the years there have been so many great ones that I have categorized them to make it easier for you dear friends. Enjoy and please take no offense if you see something missing. I will continue to grow the list as best I can. Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia

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
Meditations from the Tantras by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Faith by Sharon Salzberg

Ayurveda:
Ayurveda Revolutionized: Integrating Ancient and Modern Ayurveda by Edward Tarabilda
Ayurveda: A Life of Balance by Maya Tiwari
What’s Your Dosha Baby? by Lisa Marie Coffey
Yoga and Ayurveda by Dr. David Frawley
Prakriti: Your Ayuredic Constitution (2nd Edition), by Dr. Robert Svoboda
Ayurveda Revolutionized: Integrating by Edward Tarabilda
Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by Dr. David Frawley
The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad
Yoga for your Type: An Ayurvedic Approach by Dr. David Frawley
Ayurveda for Women by Maya Tiwari

Hatha Yoga Practice:
Yoga The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Eric Schiffman
Jivamukti by Shannon Gannon and David Life
Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow
Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Lasater
The Heart of Yoga: Developing A Personal Practice by Desikachar
The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman

Pranayama and Breath:
Light on Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar
Refining the Breath: Pranayama in the Anusara Style of Yoga, Doug Keller
The Yoga of Breath: A Step-by-Step Guide by Richard Rosen

Teaching Skills:
Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship by Donna Farhi
Anusara Yoga Teacher Training Manual by John Friend

Yoga History:
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchitananda
The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi
Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Swatmarama

Anatomy/Physiology:
Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain
The Anatomy Coloring Book by Kapit & Elson
Scientific Keys Volume I: The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long

Philosophy:
Bringing Yoga to Life by Donna Farhi
Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith

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

Inspirational:
My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
Go In and In: Poems From the Heart of Yoga by Danna Faulds
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
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
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Poetry: 
The Soul of Rumi by Coleman Barks
The Gift by Hafiz
Sweat Your Prayers by Gabrielle Roth
The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition by Jalal al-Din Rumi

Nutrition:
Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Polland, (Food history, politics, and local food movement)
Staying Healthy with Nutrition by Elson Haas (Major nutrition resource book)
Radical Healing by Rudolph Ballentine (Wide view of nutrition as a path for transformation)
Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford (Best blend of oriental traditions and modern nutrition)
Food and Healing by Annemarie Colbin (Great food and lifestyle book)
If the Buddha Came to Dinner by Sofia Hale Schatz (Nourish body and spirit)
Feeding the Body Nourishing the Soul by Deborah Kesten (Just as the title promises)
Creating Health by Deepak Chopra (Mind/body medicine)
Food & You by Sari Harrar and Barbara Loecher (Emotional eating related)

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ABOUT SILVIA MORDINI, E-RYT, lululemon Ambassador, Life Coach, Teacher Trainer, Manduka Ambassador, Ombassador for Yogitunes
Enthusiasm to love your life is contagious around Silvia. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Silvia lives her happiness in such a big way that you can’t help but leave her classes, workshops, trainings and retreats spiritually uplifted!

Being a citizen of the world and spiritual adventurer is in her blood. Born in Ecuador, raised traveling around the world she is an enthusiastic friend gatherer who loves to discuss happiness psychology, poetry, music, books, travel and philosophy. She is a long-time love anthropologist and humble student of life who enjoys meeting interesting people, spiritual seekers, soul surfers and most anyone who makes her laugh.

Silvia currently resides in Seattle where she makes yoga approachable and inspiring for everyone. Her focus is on bringing more fun on the mat with the hope that how we practice our yoga becomes how we live our life. As an Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with over 13,000 hours of yoga teaching experience who has been practicing yoga over the last 15 years after being run over by a car and using it to recover physically and emotionally.

Silvia is the creator of Alchemy of Yoga, a nationally recognized RYT200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (Self-Study) Program in its 26 cycle. She owned a successful, well-loved Chicagoland yoga studio for 10 years. Silvia writes regularly for mindbodygreen.com along with producing her “Loving Your Day” videos and Love Your Life yoga blog. She is a proud lululemon ambassador, life coach and Manduka ambassador, who offers popular workshops on Living Your Yoga, Chakra Vinyasa, Hip-Hop Yoga, Yoga and Journaling, Ayurveda, Meditation and Manifestation. Silvia and her partner also lead Spiritual Adventure Yoga Retreats Nationally and Internationally through Alchemy Tours.

Silvia can be reached:
Web: http://www.alchemytours.com or http://www.silviamordini.com or http://www.alchemyofyoga.com
Email at silvia@alchemytours.com
Twitter @alchemytours @alchemyofyoga @inspiredyogagal
Facebook Silvia Mordini (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1164596386)

Life as a Roller Coaster

“Life can be like a roller coaster… And just when you think you’ve had enough, and your ready to get off the ride and take the calm, easy merry-go round… You change your mind, throw you hands in the air and ride the roller coaster all over again. That’s exhilaration…that’s living a bit on the edge…that’s being ALIVE.”  #staceycharter

Standing in the water and receiving healing at water purification ceremony yesterday in #Bali I was blessed with the clear download of where to move. The answer was so obvious. It was always there. All I had to do was throw my hands up in the Air and ride the roller coaster again. 

Now the challenge is to listen to the advice of spirit and move thru the fear of resistance.

Lens Goa Gajah #meditation temple with 7 goddess fountains. Favorite sarong wearing #ganesha 💕 in #lakshmi colors

Start Before You are Ready

Are you wondering if you’re ready for #AlchemyofYoga Teacher Training in Bali (April 15-May 6, 2017)?

Best advice? Start before you’re ready.
“…we all begin the process before we are ready, before we are strong enough, before we know enough; we begin a dialogue with thoughts and feelings that both tickle and thunder within us. We respond before we know how to speak the language, before we know all the answers, and before we know exactly to whom we are speaking.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves

22 days starting at $3099 with all luxury rooms with private pools, fine dining, and RYT200 hour #yogateachertraining thru #yogaAlliance

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Questions? Silvia@alchemytours.com

MODULE 1 – 50 Hours
April 15-22, 2017
Triple Lodging + Private Pool: $999
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MODULE 1 AND 2 – 100 Hours
April 15-29, 2017
Triple Lodging + Private Pool: $2149
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MODULE 1&2&3 = 200 Hours RYT Yoga Alliance Certification
April 15-May 6, 2017
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Sun Surf and Soul

Sun, Singing, Surf and Soul Yoga Retreat with Emily Perry Aug 5-12, 2017!

THIS EXPERIENCE IS FOR YOU IF:
• You want to get your Groove back
• Receive, Renew, Restore
• Experience a deep reset

WE PROMISE YOU’LL LEAVE THIS RETREAT: 
• Feeling like your best self again!
• Full of energy!
• Ready to manifest your heart’s greatest desires!
• Focused and lit up!

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Perfect Place for Bali Yoga Teacher Training

Isn’t this the perfect place for #alchemyofyoga RYT 200 hour #Bali yoga teacher training?
 
This is our 25th training based in Elemental Alchemy earth water fire air ether. Where we combine all things spiritual into an amazing mix! Spiritual ecology, happiness, love, compassion and inclusivity.
 
Today choose #AlchemyofYogaRYT200 Hour #yogateachertraining to support your ultimate #Transformation and feel your magic.
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MODULE 1 – 50 Hours
April 15 – 22 , 2017
Triple Lodging + Private Pool: $999
Double Lodging + Private Pool: $1299
Single Lodging + Private Pool: $1599
 
MODULE 1 and 2 – 108 Hours
April 15-29, 2017
Triple Lodging + Private Pool: $1899
Double Lodging + Private Pool: $1999
Single Lodging + Private Pool: $2299
 
MODULE 1&2&3 = 200 Hours Yoga Alliance Certification
April 15-May 6, 2017
Triple Lodging + Private Pool: Special Discount $3,099
Double Lodging + Private Pool: Special Discount $3,499
Single Lodging + Private Pool: Special Discount $4,099
 
What’s included? 22 days of private villa, private bathroom, your own private pool for your villa. All meals, special cultural activities, and ALL 200 hour training.
**Live in Paradise and come away as a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher RYT200**
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ALCHEMY OF YOGA SCHOOL: Authenticity and joyful self-confidence in living YOUR DHARMA.
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Email silvia@alchemytours.com with questions
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What’s included? 22 days of private villa, private bathroom, your own private pool for your villa. All meals, special cultural activities, and ALL 200 hour training.
**Live in Paradise and come away as a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher RYT200**
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ALCHEMY OF YOGA SCHOOL: Authenticity and joyful self-confidence in living YOUR DHARMA.
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Email silvia@alchemytours.com with questions
 
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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)