These Heartbeats are Your People

“Be around the light bringers, the magic makers, the world shifters, the game shakers. They challenge you, break you open, uplift and expand you. They don’t let you play small with your life. These heartbeats are your people. These people are your tribe.” –Unknown

#AlchemyofYoga Teacher Training:
#Bali April 15 – May 6, 2017 Brochure Download on line
#CostaRica July 29 – Aug 19, 2017 Brochure Download on line

Find your Tribe. It makes ALL the difference.

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.”

The Importance of Sisterhood: 7 Tips on Nurturing Your Sisters by Silvia Mordini

The Importance of Sisterhood: 7 Tips on Nurturing Your Sisters

The truth is, I work a lot. I travel to fulfill my dharma to teach peace and inspire happiness. I’m in different time zones, and often lack reliable WiFi or have low bandwidth. I can’t afford an international cell phone plan, just cheap sim cards for local calls.   Even when I’m not off-grid, I meditate a lot by myself so I’m still off-grid (in a sense, living in another realm.) I’m also an introvert hiding in plain site as an extrovert, which requires time alone to recharge. I get so involved in my role of healer-teacher that I forget to leave time to stay more connected.   What has changed for me, as I get wiser, is how important sisterhood is now more than ever.

The Importance of Sisterhood

Truth: I’ve been monogamously married or partnered for most of my life. Another truth? Men will be outlasted by women in my life.

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Northwest Yoga Conference 2017 I’m Presenting

We are beyond excited to announce that Registration is now OPEN for the 2017 Northwest Yoga Conference in Seattle, WA!

You can view our inspired presenter line-up (including Seane Corn and Radiant Body Yoga with Kia Miller!) here: http://www.nwyogaconference.com/presenters and diverse schedule offerings here: http://www.nwyogaconference.com/schedule

Register today during our Flash Sale and save $100 on a 3-day, or 4-day pass. Flash sale ends on Tuesday, August 16th at midnight.

Register here: http://nwyogaconference.com/purchase-pass/

We would appreciate your support in spreading the news about our upcoming event!

Yours in yoga and community, … The Northwest Yoga Conference Team
We are beyond excited to announce that Registration is now OPEN for the 2017 Northwest Yoga Conference in Seattle, WA!

You can view our inspired presenter line-up (including Seane Corn and Radiant Body Yoga with Kia Miller!) here: http://www.nwyogaconference.com/presenters and diverse schedule offerings here: http://www.nwyogaconference.com/schedule

Register today during our Flash Sale and save $100 on a 3-day, or 4-day pass. Flash sale ends on Tuesday, August 16th at midnight.

Register here: http://nwyogaconference.com/purchase-pass/

We would appreciate your support in spreading the news about our upcoming event!

Yours in yoga and community, … The Northwest Yoga Conference Team
NWYC 2017

How Do We Reconnect When We’re Lonely?

How Do We Reconnect When We’re Lonely?

I found myself feeling isolated, separate and alone. Had I done this? Did I withdraw as a reaction to the betrayals? How had I become so disconnected? More importantly, how could I reconnect?

Interesting trivia: in 1950, less than 10% of American households contained only one person. By 2010, nearly 27% of households had just one person.

There is an epidemic of loneliness.

“We found that loneliness somehow penetrated the deepest recesses of the cell to alter the way genes were being expressed.” – Stephen Marche

Loneliness affects not only the brain, then, but the basic process of DNA transcription. When you are lonely, your whole body is lonely. Nothing can replace human connection besides spending time with real people, not just the virtual kind.

The truth is I started going to yoga as part of my recovery from a hit-and-run accident that resulted in me spending way too much time in bed by myself. I .

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The Importance of Community in Yoga by Silvia Mordini

The Importance of Community in Yoga

My favorite part of yoga is community — the coming together of humans of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, ages, interests to share the same experience. That’s why I go back everyday as a teacher and as a student.

Science tells us that being in a healthy community is good for us. The vibration of positive-minded people raises our vibrational frequency, and this shared joy elevates our spirits.

This is talked about in Yoga Sutra Chapter 2.33 Pratipaksha Bhavana. Essentially, the sutras spell out that if we are imbalanced mentally, physically, or emotionally, then we are not living our true nature which is joy. Therefore, engaging with others trying to think happy thoughts helps us create happy thoughts as well.

Positive energy creates and attracts more positive energy! Community that breeds higher vibration contributes to raising consciousness for all.

Creating a Yoga Community

After teaching yoga for some years I also founded a 4,000 square foot studio that welcomed .

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Thank you to Northwest Yoga Conference 2016!

Deeply grateful to the Northwest Yoga Conference for a 5th year of bringing together the largest gathering of PacNW yogis and more!

I want to especially thank my Alchemy of Yoga Team Sarah Erter Christina Russo Samara Holliday Laura Hand Heather Malloy without whom none of this is possible. I love you all so much!

And thank you Jim Beckwith for playing for me with your ‪#‎Bhakti‬ spirit. Thank you to teachers such as Terilyn Wyre and Janet Stone for inspiring me! Pranam to Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda with the Saraswati Dream Band~Seattle **Spring Tour 2016** for sacred music. With special gratitude to soul friends sharing their birthdays with me 🙏❤ I loved having my beloved there with me (blush).

Thank you to my amazing Assistants Sarah, Christina, Abdulla Ani and Kerri McGoff!
And with so much love to every student, event organizer and teacher who shared time with me this weekend. My heart is blessed by you!

Big thank you to friend and photographer Tony Felgueiras for capturing the magic!

Finally, big big love to Melissa Phillips-Hagedorn and Chris who steward this beautiful conference. You don’t have an easy job and yet every day you look like you’re having fun doing it 🎉😊

Thank you from Silvia

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Divinitree and Why Yoga Studios Are Important

I wrote an article “Why Yoga Studios are Important.” Every class at ‪#‎Divinitree‬ in Santa Cruz is an amazing reminder, but yesterday with Jim BeckwithAnn Averbach and Emily Perry was an especially Magical ‪#‎Alchemy‬!

“Yoga studios are essential for both the student and the teacher. In this digital, social, media-energized virtual world, it is evident to me that people still crave human connection.

The most important contribution studios offer is community. Community defined simply is a place for gathering. A place where hearts can connect. A place where interaction and relationships develop in personal face-to-face relationships. 

What Yoga Studios Can Provide:
Yoga studios provide that space where we can connect, learn, support, and celebrate each other. For students, this is critical in fostering personal growth and highest self-study, or svadhyaya. As students, we need teachers who can actually be with us.

For the teacher, it provides a consistent platform to offer their special gifts and unique styles. It fosters deeper, more intimate, and long-lasting relationships with the student. It also offers a place to call home.” Published by DoYouYoga.com

http://www.doyouyoga.com/5-reasons-why-yoga-studios-are-im…/

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Why Yoga Studios Are Important

Yoga studios are essential for both the student and the teacher. In this digital, social, media-energized virtual world, it is evident to me that people still crave human connection.    The most important contribution studios offer is community. Community defined simply is a place for gathering. A place where hearts can connect. A place where interaction and relationships develop in personal face-to-face relationships.

What Yoga Studios Can Provide

Yoga studios provide that space where we can connect, learn, support, and celebrate each other. For students, this is critical in fostering personal growth and highest self-study, or svadhyaya. As students, we need teachers who can actually be with us.

For the teacher, it provides a consistent platform to offer their special gifts and unique styles. It fosters deeper, more intimate, and long-lasting relationships with the student. It also offers a place to call home.

Jamie Silverstein says that, “For me, the studio and nourishment that a yoga community provides cannot be understated. In my own .

Read the full article on DoYouYoga.com