Digital Guru of Love

 

 

 

I’ve been working with http://www.anydev.com on new web design and branding of @alchemyofyoga watch for our big reveal before the new year! (Check out our new logo as part of our Brand Guidelines download below.)
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AnyDev Web Design was founded in 2000 in Johannesburg, #SouthAfrica and opened offices in the #UnitedStates in 2005.
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They are passionate about creating high-end professional solutions for start up companies all the way to large organizations. They are dedicated to telling your story and making your digital dharma a masterpiece.
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My yoga school is thirteen years old and the culmination of my life’s work. This is part of my legacy. Anydev Founder Greg Love genuinely understood how emotionally invested I am with alchemy of yoga whose mission is to teach peace. He fully respected the sacredness of Our Vision in teaching “Authenticity and joyful self-confidence in living YOUR dharma!”

Reach out to them to to schedule a call 1-805-878-4501 and chat about your requirements so they can provide you with a proposal and time estimates for your project. Mention you heard about them from me and they will negotiate the best price for you as my referral.

alchemy of yoga – Brand Story Guidelines

Alchemy of Using Your Magic Wand

We are ALL Alchemists with the ability to turn anything into gold.

First you have to believe in #magic then with 51% of your heart you must believe in your best possibilities. As is written in the book the #Alchemist, “people are capable at any time in their lives of doing what they dream of.”

You have the opportunity to up level your life at anytime. In the yoga sutras it presents this philosophy that you create your world from the inside out. What life offers you can be transmuted into something that fuels your spirit. Even the most difficult experiences are for the benefit of your soul.
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Today try using your magic wand to transform your life and see for yourself we all have magic in us. ❤️
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Lens Prana Del Mar #sparked #alchemyofyoga #transformation #magicwand
Holding Sparked my favorite high vibe conscious board game created by Lisa Rueff and Jen Mazer, Sparked is elevating play to an entirely new level. http://www.readysetsparked.com

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***

I’m an Introverted Extrovert

Today more than ever we live in an extroverted society. As an introverted extrovert who just barely scores E on the MBTI (Myers Briggs Test Inventory) the world has gotten louder.
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I know it’s confusing. How could I be both?
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You see, I love love love being with others and am usually the last to leave the party, or actually of course I am. I’m the one who loves throwing the party! 💕
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But I also love, equally as much, one on one time. I appreciate listening to one brother or sister at a time with full concentration. You are my world when I’m with you.
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And I love being with a beloved where we don’t always need so many words. We can walk in nature or sit by the fire quietly. He respects silence as spiritual for my cancer/Pisces heart.
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I’m both introverted and extroverted.
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Well, this pose you see is one of my favorites of all time! This moment captured here is really special to me. ❤️ My bending backwards looks deep. I got there by spending a lot of time alone in my #self Practice.
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When students ask me “how do I advance my practice?” I always explain you’ll need more than just going to group #yoga classes. It will require the svadhaya #selfstudy found between just you and the mat.
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Lens #bali #lunge #backbends #introvert #extrovert http://www.alchemyofyoga.com

I am Asking Better Questions

I’m learning to ask better questions.
It’s amazing how everything transforms when we do this one thing. ❤️ #shifthappens
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“Asking the proper question is the central action of transformation- in fairy tales, in analysis, and in individuation. The key question causes germination of consciousness. The properly shaped question always emanates from an essential curiosity about what stands behind. Questions are the keys that cause the secret doors of the psyche to swing open.” – Women Who Run with the Wolves
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Lens #florence #italy #namaste #questioning

What is Biggest Surprise about Yoga Teacher Training

The biggest surprise about #yogateachertraining?
How emotional it is.

The #alchemyofyoga is the art of self-discovery which demands us to show up and face our truth. This is emotional.

YTT is a whole lot less about the flexibility in your Asana and so much more about mental flexibility.
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If you’re a little afraid. That’s good! That honesty will make this experience life changing. Walk in and face #ganesha heart open.

The only way is thru.

❤️What is #AlchemyofYoga?
Chapter 2:1 of the Yoga Sutras sets forth how the Alchemy of Yoga actually works: “Tapas svadyaya ishvara pranidhana kriya yoga,” which is translated to mean that yoga helps us transform our #HAPPINESS on three levels: Mental Alchemy, Physical Alchemy, Spiritual Alchemy.

3 sessions in 2018:
April 1-22 Bali with #emilyperry RYT 200 hours
May 5-12 #Bali Advanced TR
July 28-Aug 18 #CostaRica RYT 200 hours
Apply now silvia@alchemytours.com
Details http://www.alchemyofyoga.com

Benefits of Vitamin D

There is a long list of the Benefits of #vitaminD from sunshine including:
☀️Enhances Your Mood☀️
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Regular sunlight exposure can naturally increase the serotonin levels in your body, making you more active and alert. In an article published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), exposure to bright light is seen as an approach to increase serotonin without the use of drugs. The positive correlation between the development of serotonin and the hours of sunlight during the day was seen in healthy volunteers. (Medical Daily.com)
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Sunshine makes us #Happy. ❤️
Take a sunshine break with me at Prana Del Mar
Nov 25-Dec 2 or Dec 2-9, 2017 with Emily Perry.
Hope these photos from last year inspire you!
#sunlover #youaremysunshine #highvibes #travel
http://www.alchemytours.com

Go Deeper Than Ever

Join our Alchemy of Yoga Family in Bali to go deeper than you’ve ever gone before in advanced Yoga Teacher Training~
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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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Prerequisites for this program? You are ready to go DEEP and show up as your true SELF.
We’d love the opportunity to be part of your transformational journey living true to your Soul Contract!

http://www.alchemyofyoga.com


Lens #bali @alchemyofyoga #teachpeace #yoga teacher training #dharma #tanahvillashanti

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

Why I’m Quitting by Silvia Mordini

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“Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.” – Chris Brogan

I was raised with the immigrant mentality of work harder—and then work much harder—and above all else never quit. I associated shame with quitting, and quitting with being ashamed. But while you certainly aren’t going to get A’s and B’s by quitting, or get into the college of your dreams by quitting, or let alone land your dream job—is it possible that you could live your happiest life by selective quitting?

What if we aren’t quitting enough—and not the other way around?

Maybe instead of reading articles titled “Why You Should Stay in Your Job” or “How to Know If You Should Remain in Your Relationship” we should instead consider “Why You Should Quit Your Job” and “How You Know You Should Quit Your Relationship.” We need to stop allowing ourselves to be shamed by quitting things, people, and situations that don’t support our happiness. Life is simply too short to settle.

“Employ the power of positive quitting. Most of us view quitting as something negative, but it’s not. ‘Winners never quit,’ we’re told, when, in reality, winners quit all the time: choosing to stop doing things that aren’t creating the results they desire.” – Jim Allen

But quitting is not the same as giving up—that’s where we get confused.

Quitting can actually speed up the process of achievement. Your energy isn’t going to be wasted in doing more of the wrong things. Your soul knows when you should quit, but your mind keeps you engaged because of the fear of shame. So quit being ashamed and accept that there is no failure, only effort and result. And if the effort you’re making towards a goal is no longer inspiring, give yourself permission to quit that one and make space for the intention that fits you today. Choosing to quit is not the same as failure—far from it. The archaic definition of “quit” is “to behave in a specified way.” It is intentional and you are in charge.

Think of it like this: If you’re telling yourself “you can’t quit,” what does that say about the state of your health and your ability to live from intention? Nothing is more disempowering than saying we “can’t” leave this job, person, or habit—as if it controls us and we can’t do anything about it. It starts to sound a lot like addiction.

“When you quit all the things that aren’t working for you, when you quit tolerating all the negative things that hold you back, you’ll create a positive ‘charge’ in your life as well as create the space in your life for more positive experiences.” – Jim Allen

Quite frankly, forcing ourselves to do things that no longer spark joy is exhausting. Why don’t we quit? Because we all form habits as we go through life, but 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. This includes not just our attachments to material objects (like “needing” chocolate), but also attachments to only seeing things in one way, or repeating the same thoughts over and over. A key benefit of quitting is the opportunity to break our attachments. Only then can we begin to allow true spiritual growth and joy to bloom.

15 Things to Quit Today

  1. Quit your worry habit.
  2. Quit waiting to get permission.
  3. Quit holding it in: Just go ahead and let yourself go.
  4. Quit being concerned with what other people think about your life.
  5. Quit waiting for someone to love you before you think you’re good enough.
  6. Quit movies you don’t enjoy. Just stand up, walk out, or turn off your TV.
  7. Quit books that are half-read and uninspiring.
  8. Quit making yourself sick by sticking it out (creating a surge in stress hormones like cortisol).
  9. Quit looking backwards and trying to understand why things happen.
  10. Quit comparing yourself to anyone else—even yourself at a different age.
  11. Quit waiting to start living your life once you have everyone—or everything—in order.
  12. Quit postponing the travels on your bucket list.
  13. Quit the job you hate.
  14. Quit social media and get over your fear of missing out.
  15. Quit waiting for things to be perfect before you get started.

Reframe your experience. When I quit my high-paying corporate job at the peak of my career, those around me weren’t comfortable with my decision. Most people thought I’d lost my mind. I reframed it and explained to people that at the age of 35 I was taking an early retirement to do what I really loved from this point on. I learned the value of quitting.

After retiring from corporate life I went on to own a successful yoga studio with over 9,000 clients, and at the height of its success I sold it to start something else. I quit things all the time. I don’t force myself to eat a meal I’m not enjoying, even if I’ve paid a lot of money for it. If I walk into a hotel and feel like I can do better I will quit it without checking in, and go somewhere else. I quit jobs in toxic environments even if I don’t have another job to go to. I quit one-sided relationships. I quit trying to make other people comfortable.

I’ve become an expert quitter.

Look at your life today and I am positively sure that each one of us can benefit from discontinuing, releasing, or leaving something that isn’t working. Go quit something—you know you want to.

Written by, Silvia Mordini featured in Wanderlust