Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort Costa Rica Rocks!

July 29-Aug 19, 2017 teacher training & retreat at our friends Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort!
I am pinch me excited. Couldn’t be more stoked! Join me here next August.

You.Will.Love.It

Early birds save $400 going on now! All rooms with AC & private bath
Triple villa: $3,800
Double villa: $4,150
Single villa: $4,699

DETAILS:
https://silviamordini.com/costa-rica-yoga-teacher-training/
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PAYMENT PLAN:
We are proud to offer various price points and payment plans to be more inclusive. $500 deposit saves your spot in our tribe. Please e-mail silvia@alchemytours.com to inquire or call 206-886-5743

Join us for a complete 1 or 2 or 3-week immersion in the HAPPIEST country in the world, Costa Rica! You will live at the luxurious and intimate Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort. Are you looking for a training that is part vacation, deep learning, total self-inquiry, with fun, loving support, and easeful schedule? If you feel our vibe, join our tribe! We welcome you with open arms!

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS COST:
-200-Hour RYT Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
-200+ page Training Manual & vision board
-20 nights accommodation
-3 healthful, delicious meals per day with vegan, gluten-free, and other options available
-Surf lesson
-Energy Medicine prescriptions: Earth, Water, Fire, Air Rituals
-Cacao Ceremony Plant Medicine
-Daily meditation, music and mantra
-Delicious, quadruple filtered drinking water
-Yoga mats and props
-Time for exploration and relaxation
-Free WiFi
-On-going mentoring and resources upon completion of the program
-Costa Rican Taxes (13%)

Looking for my Love Tribe

YOUR INVESTMENT FOR TRANSFORMATION!

Hola Love Tribe!
If you are joining me in Costa Rica next month don’t forget I offer non-residential option and I am looking for a roommate for a shared Nature Suite Cottage to keep costs down for an amazing woman. LMK your thoughts and if I can match you up.
Hugs to you!

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NON Residential: $2999 (Includes use of facilities, all meals)

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PAYMENT PLAN:

We are proud to offer various price points and payment plans to be more inclusive. $500 deposit saves your spot in our tribe. Final balance due before training begins on July 30, 2016. Please e-mail silvia@alchemytours.com to inquire.

What’s Included in this Cost of Yoga Teacher Training

  • 200-Hour RYT Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
  • 200+ page training manual
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • 3 healthful, delicious meals per day with vegan, gluten-free, and other options available
  • Organic juices, coffee, herbal blends, and tea
  • Delicious, quadruple filtered drinking water
  • Yoga mats and props
  • Daily meditation
  • Vision board
  • Basic Spanish language class
  • Excursions to Pacific Ocean Sandy Beaches
  • Time for exploration and relaxation
  • Water and fire rituals aligned with the moon cycles
  • 2 social hours on select evenings
  • Free WiFi
  • A special eco friendly goodie bag with loving gifts
  • On-going mentoring and resources upon completion of the program
  • Costa Rican Taxes (13%)

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare to and from the training
  • Lodging before and/or after the training if you are coming early or staying later
  • Spa treatments
  • Extra excursions

Download: Costa Rica TT Brochure 2016!
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Choosing a Yoga Teacher Training Program

There are many variables when choosing a teacher training program in general and even more so as a destination program in places like Bali or Costa Rica.

  • History of Program. How long has this program been offered?
  • Duration. How long does the program last? What works best for you, shorter length like 3 weeks and more intense study or longer period of 9 months or something in between.
  • Location. Where do you want to live while immersed in self-study that will serve you best. How will you be the least distracted? Living at home or a residential destination program?
  • Mission of School. Are you in alignment with the overall mission of what the yoga school offers? What is the overall teaching intention for the program?
  • Type of Yoga. Are you interested in only the asana and not meditation, mantra, or other sacred  practices (including energy medicine.) Choose wisely so it meets your expectations.
  • Size of Program. Do you learn best as one of 200 students, 40 students or fewer than 20?

Most of all think about what it is YOU want out of the program? 

ABOUT ALCHEMY OF YOGA:
If you want to only know how to practice and teach triangle pose then there are other programs that excel at that. If you are interested in your OWN self-development, for the best teachers are those that know their authentic selves, then we are a great fit! We have 11 years of history in offering our program 21 times. We continue to improve our accelerated learning methods to help our tribe members grow most easily.

Our focus is YOU. Not so much triangle pose.

We concentrate on the People part of our program. Of course you’ll get the techniques but its really the difference between emphasizing the person doing the pose or the pose itself as more important than the person. We choose YOU.

OVERVIEW OF ALCHEMY OF YOGA
1. EARTH: Foundational Alchemy – Rooting into Yourself & Manifestation
2. WATER: Emotional Alchemy – Tapping into Your Potential and Living in Possibility
3. FIRE: Physical Alchemy – Discovering Your Optimal Performance
4. AIR: Mental Alchemy – Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness
5. ETHER: Spiritual Alchemy –Transformation into Living & Teaching Yoga

WHY CHOOSE ALCHEMY OF YOGA? We are Soulful & Sensitive
Alchemy of Yoga is unique from other teacher training programs. While you will learn a great deal about intelligent alignment and how to teach asana safely, our self-development program is first and foremost a journey in self-discovery. You will learn how to unblock the obstacles to your happiness by tapping into your greatest potential and living from your highest self.

How to Live an INSPIRED Life: Yoga is about wholeness, health, and vital living. It is about a life inspired in body, mind, and spirit. Through movement, meditation, discussion, and journaling, we will explore the vast resources related to How to Live an INSPIRED Life by focusing on the last three Niyamas or personal practices that comprise the Alchemy of Yoga. These are necessary for bringing about real, lasting change and cultivating inner happiness and spiritual bliss.

Alchemy of Yoga School Offerings:
April 15 – May 6, 2017 Bali RYT 200 Hour at Alum Puisi Villas Ubud
July 29 – Aug 19, 2017 Costa Rica RYT 200 Hour at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort with Emily Perry
March 1-22, 2018 Bali Ubud RYT 200 Hour

Brochures to Download:
Download Bali 2017 YTT Brochure
Download Costa Rica 2017 YTT Brochure

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The Truth About Costa Rica

I know choosing a Yoga School is hard. It’s a best guess effort since until you have the experience you can’t say “exactly” for sure what it’s going to be like. I get that.

That’s why at Alchemy of Yoga we try our hardest to tell you the TRUTH about our program. We don’t play it safe giving you some generic outline. We want you to know we are different from other schools and more importantly WHY and HOW we are different. Then we leave it to you to listen to your heart and make the best decision knowing that your RYT200 is only the FIRST program you’ll experience, it won’t be the last yoga learning (I hope).

So here’s the thing…

There is a reason why we choose Blue Spirit in Nosara, Costa Rica year in and year out. And if one reason isn’t enough, we came up with 15!

  1. Monkeys are your alarm clock (sometimes they want you up and about at 4am!)
    Nosara is a Blue Zone meaning it is one of the healthiest places to live in the world
  2. Pristine beaches + super good swell for surfing
  3. Abundance of local fresh produce + the best avocados and pineapple I have ever devoured. Not to mention the coffee, ohhhhh the coffee!!
  4. Pollution almost doesn’t exist
  5. Costa Rica is one of the, if not THE most environmentally friendly countries in the world. Over 30% of it’s land is in reserve and over 90% of its electricity is through renewable resources.
  6. So much respect and love for protecting the incredible array of wildlife
  7. The amazing waterfalls that are so incredibly healing and purifying
  8. Strong connection and harmonization of all 5 elements, Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. Perfect for healing and balancing the body’s energy.
  9. Nosara is a small town on the coast yet still immersed in jungle and vibrant greenery
  10. Because everywhere you go they answer “¿Cómo estás?” (How are you) with “Pura Vida” (pure life)
  11. Possibly the happiest and most friendly humans you’ll ever meet (Tico’s!)
  12. Our favourite hashtag at Alchemy of Yoga is #StillnessIsSexy, but something that may be even more sexy is salsa dancing…salsa dancing with a spanish speaking local? Oh my, it’s just too much!
  13. Warm tropical rain and crazy thunderstorms rolling in over the wild ocean! Ahhh pure bliss!!
  14. Followed by sunshine, always some sunshine (when we choose to go anyway
  15. All of these combined make up the most perfect environment for deep healing and Divine play (Lila).

Yoga offers serious benefits but we don’t have to take ourselves so seriously in receiving them. If you are looking for a program that is part vacation in a beautiful part of the world (Costa Rica) with enough downtime to enjoy it along with a program dedicated to YOUR Self-Development (through the medicine and ancient technology of Yoga Studies) then YOU found it July 30-Aug 20, 2016!

If you are looking for super serious, technique only, static masculine model, authoritarian, no time for fun learning atmosphere then this is NOT it.

$350 OFF Tuition. Come live Pura Vida with me! Alchemy of Yoga.

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Living Your Dharma

Living Your Dharma is the Heart of the Alchemy of Yoga

Dharma is the first word in the Bhagavad-Gita.

“The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.”
― Fabienne Fredrickson

What is Dharma?

Sreyan svadharmo vigunah paradharmat svanusthitat;
Svadharme nidhanam sreyah paradharmo bhayavahah — (Chapter 3. Verse 35)

The Sanskrit word “dharma” has joined “yoga” and “karma” in common English usage. Dharma is often taken to mean “duty.” However, it is a whole lot more than this.

The Sanskrit word Dharma comes from the root “dhri” which means to uplift or uphold. Dharma literally refers to “that which upholds righteousness.” A sense of righteousness, of purpose and inspiration is extremely significant on the spiritual path.

Dharma can mean “law of the universe,” and/or one’s own individual mission or purpose. On the individual level, it can also mean a number of things. For example, in the Gita, Krishna points out to Arjuna that his Dharma is to be a warrior whether he likes it or not. He cannot escape his Dharma and he must fulfill it. Arjuna is a warrior for what is right and just. He is not just a warrior for fighting’s sake. His Dharma must be grounded in a proper purpose.

Dharma might be considered to have two distinct, yet mutually supportive components: our personal or individual dharma (sva-dharma) of unique qualities (traits, gifts, talents and abilities) that help to define our life’s path and our Sat Dharma or “true” dharma – that path of Self-Realization which is the birthright of everyone and shared by all beings.

When your life purpose is connected to your sva-dharma and sat dharma, it brings you joy and fulfilment. When disconnected from dharma, your purpose may feel confused and your efforts to be your happiest may feel thwarted.

“One could argue that dharma is a truth, a teaching, a practice and enlightenment itself.

Everything is expressing itself fully according to its nature, and thusly there are no duplicates and no failure. All that is created is unique. As individuals in this perfect whole, we are all ingredients that perfectly express themselves – every nuance and character contributes to the overall manifestation.” – David Starlyte

“It is better to do your own dharma even imperfectly,
than someone else’s dharma perfectly.”
-Bhagavad Gita

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How to Take Your Yoga Practice Deeper

I hold space for interested students of Yoga and Spirituality to go deeper into self-discovery. Our programs are designed to give an overview of what Yoga really is on ALL levels, not just physical. My 3 week immersions are perfect for those who want to evolve with the support of a tribe and those who want community but don’t desire to teach public classes. As well as those that don’t know if they want to teach yoga. This time is for YOU first and foremost whether you choose the certification track or not. I’d love to be part of your journey to the heart of your self. Love you, Silvia

Alchemy is for everyone with the heart to take a soul plunge into their greatest happiness. Here are two options for self-study:

OPTIONS FOR SELF-STUDY

Allowing space for individual growth, Alchemy of Yoga offers two paths of study:

Option 1 includes above aspects of self-study culminating in formal certification through Yoga Alliance with 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) status. Expectations of students following this immersion-based path include:

  • Interest in studying all aspects of yoga: asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, history and theory, arising from a wish to deepen your practice and engage in self-study.
  • Commitment to attending training sessions and completing additional contact hours including asana classes, observations, assistant teaching, and practice teaching.
  • Participation in group activities and contribute to discussions.
  • Completion of all homework and practicum materials.
  • Support other students.

Option 2 includes Immersion for serious students looking to deepen their practice and knowledge of yoga asana, meditation, philosophy, and spirit who do not wish to pursue teaching yoga. As a self-study student, differences in your experience include:

  • You are not required to submit any homework although it is strongly advised that you complete the assigned readings in order to contribute to group discussions.
  • You will not be required to complete the practicum requirements.
  • You will not be graded or assessed in accordance with Yoga Alliance standards.
  • You will not beawarded a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teaching Certificate upon completion, however you will be given a certificate of program completion as a reference for future studies or trainings.

Post-Training Mentorship: Alchemy of Yoga understands that a 200-Hour Teacher Training Program is both a deep-dive into yoga + self-study and simultaneously just the beginning. We are thrilled to offer ongoing resources and mentorship, including but not limited to:

  • Planning a yoga career + business, how to best market yourself while maintaining strong ethical standards and life balance, and how to resolve ethical issues that arise from teaching yoga.

Download the PDF  versions of these documents:

Upcoming Programs

Santa Cruz, California July 1-21, 2016
Costa Rica July 30-Aug 20, 2016
Bali October 1-22, 2016
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Soulful & Sensitive Why Choose Alchemy of Yoga

Over the last 11 years of offering my 200 Hour RYT200 Hour Program I have been asked countless times “Why Choose Alchemy of Yoga?” The short answer? Soulful & Sensitive.

The longer explanation?

Alchemy of Yoga is unique from other teacher training programs. While you will learn a great deal about intelligent alignment and how to teach asana safely, our self-development program is first and foremost a journey in self-discovery. You will learn how to unblock the obstacles to your happiness by tapping into your greatest potential and living from your highest self.

The role of Silvia Mordini and the rest of the Alchemy of Yoga team is to inspire you and provide loving support into self-inquiry. We kindly hold space for your growth in a way that stays true to your authenticity both during and after teacher training. We enthusiastically believe it is a privilege to serve you as soulful and sensitive mentors today and always.

What Does Alchemy of Yoga Offer Students?

In completing Alchemy of Yoga’s 200-Hour Teacher Training Program, you will be empowered to:

• Embrace your potential and live from your highest self
• Awaken your inner power to be more self-confident
• Ignite your passion to love your life as you live your dharma
• Embark upon the life-long path of self-study + self-discovery
• Commit to allowing your most authentic self to shine out both on and off the mat
• Tune into your own intuition while listening to both your body wisdom and your heart
• Honor Both the Sacred Masculine and Sacred Feminine
• Master the physical aspects of asana practice through an approach rooted in safety and alignment
• Develop a personal yoga, meditation, and pranayama practice
• Explore all eight limbs of yoga philosophy in addition to the chakras, elements, and other energetic healing systems
• Believe in magic
• Design and confidently lead intelligent, alignment-driven, and theme-based Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative classes
• Infuse your signature style into class sequencing and presentation
• Adapt classes to varied fitness and experience levels of your students
• Become part of an international world-wide Alchemy Kula (community of brothers and sisters)
• Be Kind All the Time

Upon completion of the program you will be eligible for:
• Registration through Yoga Alliance once you have completed practicum materials
• Ongoing support, mentorship, and resources through the Alchemy of Yoga Alumni Program

Most of all, you will graduate as a Happiness Ambassador ready to authentically and effectively inspire others while carrying out Alchemy of Yoga’s ultimate mission to Teach Peace.

What is Alchemy of Yoga NOT?

• Asana only
• Authoritarian
• Dualistic
• Masculine driven
• Set sequence 1 sized fits all approach
• Unfun

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Summer Yoga School Savings up to $500 OFF!

What are you? What am I? Intersecting cycles of water, earth, air and fire, that’s what I am, that’s what you are.

‪#‎AlchemyofYoga‬ 200HR Yoga Teacher Training with Silvia Mordini, Life Inspired Happiness Coach

WATER — blood, lymph, mucus, sweat, tears, inner oceans tugged by the moon, tides within and tides without. Streaming fluids floating our cells, washing and nourishing through endless riverways of gut and vein and capillary. Moisture pouring in and through and out of you, of me, in the vast poem of the hydrological cycle. You are that. I am that.

EARTH — matter made from rock and soil. It too is pulled by the moon as the magma circulates through the planet heart and roots suck molecules into biology. Earth pours through us, replacing each cell in the body every seven years. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, we ingest, incorporate and excrete the earth, are made from earth. I am that. You are that.

AIR — the gaseous realm, the atmosphere, the planet’s membrane. The inhale and the exhale. Breathing out carbon dioxide to the trees and breathing in their fresh exudations. Oxygen kissing each cell awake, atoms dancing in orderly metabolism, interpenetrating. That dance of the air cycle, breathing the universe in and out again, is what you are, is what I am.

FIRE — Fire, from our sun that fuels all life, drawing up plants and raising the waters to the sky to fall again replenishing. The inner furnace of your metabolism burns with the fire of the Big Bang that first sent matter-energy spinning through space and time. And the same fire as the lightning that flashed into the primordial soup catalyzing the birth of organic life. Gaia Meditation by #‎JohnSeed‬ and ‪#‎JoannaMacy‬

SUMMER YOGA SAVINGS!
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‪Save $400 OFF July 30-Aug 20, 2016 Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training!
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Alchemy of Yoga Alumni Feature Taylor Harvey

ALUMNI FEATURE: Taylor Harvey

Taylor graduated from Alchemy of Yoga’s 200-Hour Teacher Training Program in Costa Rica last year. If you feel inspired by her story and Alchemy of Yoga aligns with your heart, join our tribe! Reach out to sarah@alchemytours.com and silvia@alchemytours.com for more information.

Santa Cruz California July 1-21, 2016
Costa Rica July 30-Aug 20, 2016
Bali Oct 1-22, 2016

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A lifelong competitive soccer player, Taylor Harvey discovered her yoga practice in Seattle after two back surgeries in college left her unable to participate in many of her previous athletic endeavors. A friend suggested she try heated power vinyasa and she was hooked after her very first class!

After practicing various styles of yoga for four years, including vinyasa, hatha, and ashtanga, she completed her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (RYT) in Costa Rica through Alchemy of Yoga. Since completing teacher training in August 2015, Taylor has been teaching yoga in Yangon, Myanmar, where she has resided for several years. She currently teaches at the only dedicated yoga studio in the country, the Yangon Yoga House, as well as at the Belmond Governor’s Residence hotel and the British Embassy’s Social Club.

“One of my favorite aspects of teaching yoga in Myanmar is that I can routinely see the effect that yoga has on my students. In many ways Myanmar is still a very challenging place to work, and many of my students work in stressful roles for development or humanitarian organizations with immense amounts of travel. In most of my classes I can see a visible reduction in tension on student’s faces between when they enter the class and when they open their eyes after savasana, which is incredibly rewarding as a teacher.

I also have a number of students who I see fairly infrequently as they are based in remote locations in Myanmar, but who have told me that attending my class in Yangon is one of the highlights of their occasional weekends here. That brings me to my other favorite thing about teaching in Myanmar – teaching here has provided an unprecedented opportunity to build a ‘community’ outside of classes.

Unlike the studios I used to attend in the United States, where most students take off immediately after class, I teach multiple classes per week here that are followed by an optional meal.  Every week I have a group of students (which varies a bit each time) who stay to relax a bit longer, connect with one another, and share experiences. It has been a really lovely way not only to get to know my students better but to share our collective experiences and support one another.”

Invoking Lakshmi: Abundance + Prosperity

Invoking Lakshmi: Abundance + Prosperity By: Silvia Mordini

Your practice may include invoking Lakshmi, the goddess of Abundance and Prosperity through mantra, meditation, and setting intention. It is important to recognize that we are not asking for prevention of hardship. Instead, we are asking that we believe we have enough to persevere.

Mantra:

“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, 
but to be fearless in facing them. 
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, 
but for the heart to conquer it. 
Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved, 
but for the patience to win my freedom.”
– Shantideva

Self-Study + Journaling:

  • What are you ready to receive more of?
  • How will you manage all of this new abundance?
  • How will your life be different?

For further inspiration visit the Alchemy of Yoga Goddess Section under Teacher Resources.