In Yoga School, what poses do you learn to practice, embody and teach? 

In Yoga School, what poses do you learn to practice, embody and teach?
During RYT200 Hours #AlchemyofYoga School we focus on these 60 fundamental poses.
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Summary Poses To Know And Be Able To Teach:
• Urdhva Hastasana – Upward Salute from Tadasana
• Ardha Chandrasana A – Half Moon Pose from Tadasana
• Uttanasana – Standing Forward Fold
• Urdhva (Mukha) Uttanasana – Monkey or Upward Facing Forward Fold
• Chatarunga Dandasana – Four-Limb Staff Pose
• Urdhva Mukha Svanasana – Upward Facing Dog (Up Dog)
• Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog (Down Dog)
• Utkatasana – Fierce/Difficult Pose (aka chair)
• Virabhadrasana I – Warrior 1
• Bhujangasana – cobra
• Anjaneyasana – lunge (high/low)
• Parsvottanasana – pyramid
• Prasarita Padottanasana – wide angle foot spreading posture
• Virabhadrasana III – Warrior 3
• Virabhadrasana II – warrior 2
• Trikonasana – triangle
• Parsvakonasana – side angle
• Parivritta Trikonasana – revolving triangle
• Parivritta Parsvakonasana – revolving side angle
• Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana – revolving half moon
• Vrksasana – tree
• Garudasana – eagle
• Ardha Chandrasana II – half moon 2
• Hasta Padangusthasana – hand to big toe
• Natarajasana – dancer’s pose
• Shoulder openers
• Purvottanasana – incline plane
• Vasisthasana – side plank
• Salabhasana – locust
• Bhujangasana – cobra
• Dhanurasana – bow
• Ustrasana – camel
• Setu Bandhasana – bridge
• Urdhva Dhanurasana – upward facing bow
• Malasana – garland (aka squat)
• Raja Kapotasana
• Supta Padanghustasana – supine hand to big toe 1, 2
• Janu Sirsasana – head to knee pose
• Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana – half bound lotus forward bend
• Triang Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana – three-limb one-foot forward bend
• Marichyasana A – a folding pose named after the sage Marichy
• Dandasana – stick or staff pose (prep for paschimottanasana)
• Paschimottanasana – seated forward bend
• Baddha Konasana – bound angle
• Upavista Konasana – seated angle pose
• Navasana – boat
• Ardha Matsyendrasana – half Lord of the Fish pose
• Marichyasana C – a twisting pose named after the sage Marichy
• Bharadvajasana – a twisting pose named after the sage Bharadvaja
• Supta Parivartanasana – reclining twist
• Bhujapidasana – shoulder squeeze
• Bakasana – crow
• Parsva Bakasana – side crow
• Astavakrasana – eight figure pose
• Koundinyasana A & B – pose named after a sage
• Galavasana – pose named after a sage
• Adho Mukha Vrksasana – handstand (lit. downward facing tree)
• Pinca Mayurasana – tail feather of the peacock (aka forearm balance)
• Sirsasana – headstand

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!

Early birds save $200 until May 1st.
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Costa Rica Pura Vida Baby!

This August, join Silvia Mordini + Emily Perry for an epic reset in the heart of Costa Rica: get your groove back! #SURF #SOULRENEWAL #RETREAT

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I’m Not Sure I Want to Teach Yoga

I often hear people say “I’m not sure if I want to teach yoga,” when thinking about a yoga teacher training. My heart responds, we are ALL teachers.

Wisdom teachers abound everywhere you go. Each time you order a latte at your favorite coffee shop you are teaching by the example you set for those around you: how to be kind. When you park your car at the grocery store you are teaching others how to be gracious. When you share what you have you are teaching generosity.

We do not need to all teach #asana (yoga poses) post YTT but certainly investing in a program that opens your heart to who you really are is more than worthwhile.

Over the last 20 years of teaching and leading a Yoga School the best students are those that don’t have a meticulous post program action plan. Instead, they are focused on learning and experiencing their personal growth. Just as in a yoga class the goal is the practice rather than accomplishing a “pose.” In Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) allow your intention to be to show up as your real self and peal back the layers of all that stands in the way of living your most authentic life.

The Best teachers are those that know themselves the best. 

And from the study of the self, to the self, through the self, what are you ready to teach?

And we can ALL #teachpeace

The world needs more Teachers of #Peace. And that sort of teaching is off the mat, no yoga studio or class necessary. It can become the way we live our lives.

Feel our vibe? Join our Tribe in #Bali April 16-May 6, 2017 or #CostaRica July 29-Aug 19, 2017 with #emilyperryyoga! See pricing below. $400 discount on tuition by 1/30/17 deposit.

2017 YOGA TEACHER TRAININGS


Bali Alchemy of Yoga RTY200 Teacher TrainingApril 15-May 6, 2017

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200 Hours Yoga Alliance Certification
April 15 – May 6, 2017
Triple Lodging & Private Pool: $3,499 USD – $400 Early Birds! $3199
Double Lodging & Private Pool: $3,999 USD – $400 Early Birds! $3599
Single Lodging & Private Pool: $4699  – $400 Early Birds! $4299


Costa Rica Alchemy of Yoga RYT 200 Hour Teacher Training: July 29-August 19, 2017

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All rooms with AC & private bath
Triple villa: $3,800 – $400 Early Birds! $3400
Double villa: $4,150  – $400 Early Birds! $3599
Single villa: $4,699  – $400 Early Birds! $4299

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New Year Resolution is Yoga Teacher Training?

If your New Year’s #Resolution includes #Yoga Teacher Training then learn about #AlchemyofYoga offerings April 15-May 6, 2017 #Bali & July 29-Aug 19, 2017 #CostaRica. Downloadable brochures available any time at this link 🙂

$400 OFF early bird tuition going on now!

BALI AND COSTA RICA DAILY SCHEDULE
MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
6:00am-7:30am: Meditation + Yoga Practice
7:30am-8:30am: Practice Teaching
8:30am-9:30am: Breakfast
9:30am-2:00pm: Training Session
2:00pm-5:30pm: Lunch & Free Time + Play
5:30pm-7:30pm: Training Session
7:30pm-8:30pm: Dinner
8:30pm: Closing Circle OM OUT

TIME OFF
We include 1 full day and several half day’s off. Free mornings, afternoons & evenings are built into the schedule to allow time for rest, relaxation, self-study, reflection, and play! Details here: https://alchemyofyoga.com/schedule/

 

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Thank you Cacoco Best Drinking Chocolate Vibes

Our Prana del Mar #Bhakti Bliss #yogaretreat guests are in for an AUMazing treat with our Cacao Ceremony made possible by our friends at CACOCO. Even if you’re not joining Emily Perry & me this time, you can be part of the #Chocolate #Tribe by going on line and loving these guys up!

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The Mission:
Source the Earth’s purest ingredients from regenerative food systems; Provide customers healthy, safe and delicious products with uncompromised quality, service and integrity; Create and implement the most sustainable methods and systems for our organization.

The Vision:
CACOCO envisions a world that embraces environmental sustainability, social responsibility and healthy vibrant lifestyles. We are committed to this change by providing the highest quality drinking chocolate products made exclusively from whole, living, organic foods, utilizing ingredients from ecologically and socially sustainable resources with uncompromised integrity.

PS Global warrior is my fave.
Ingredients: Unroasted Cacao*, Cacao Butter*, Coconut Crystal Sugar*,Carob*,Maca*, Mesquite*, Vanilla Bean*, Himalayan Salt, Turmeric*, Cardamom*, Wildcrafted Shilajit, Orange Peel*, Whole Leaf Stevia* (*Notes Organic)
#Turmeric: The Golden Goddess
Shilajit: Mover of Mountains
Maca: Incan Warrior Root

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Did you Get Enough Rest?

Did you get enough rest this weekend, this year?

“Rest is the conversation between what we love to do and how we love to be. Rest is the essence of giving and receiving. Rest is an act of remembering, imaginatively and intellectually but also physiologically and physically. To rest is to give up on the already exhausted will as the prime motivator of endeavor, with its endless outward need to reward itself through established goals. To rest is to give up on worrying and fretting and the sense that there is something wrong with the world unless we are there to put it right; to rest is to fall back literally or figuratively from outer targets and shift the goal not to an inner bulls eye, an imagined state of perfect stillness, but to an inner state of natural exchange.

The template of natural exchange is the breath, the autonomic giving and receiving which is the basis and the measure of life itself. We are rested when we are a living exchange between what lies inside and what lies outside, when we are an intriguing conversation between the potential that lies in our imagination and the possibilities for making that internal image real in the world; we are rested when we let things alone and let ourselves alone, to do what we do best, breathe as the body intended us to breathe. When we give and take in this foundational way we are closest to the authentic self, and closest to that self when we are most rested. To rest is not self indulgent, to rest is to prepare to give the best of ourselves, and to perhaps, most importantly, arrive at a place where we are able to understand what we have already been given.” #DavidWhyte

Lens #Bali #savasana #rest #selflove

#Retreat with me.
Bali yoga retreat with #HannahMuse Mar 26-Apr 2, 2017 or #CostaRica Aug 5-12, 2017

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Transform Your Life – Transform the World

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE – TRANSFORM THE WORLD

“Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within. If you walk in peace and express that peace in your very life, others will see you and learn something.” – Sri Swami Satchidananda

ABOUT ALCHEMY OF YOGA:

This program is recognized by Yoga Alliance as a Registered 200-Hour Yoga School and offers you a unique opportunity to make a deep commitment to learning more about yourself. This soul-dive takes place in a safe haven: a nurturing environment to engage in open minded self-exploration. Silvia Mordini and the Alchemy of Yoga team are devoted to offering you an atmosphere in which freedom of expression, fun, creativity, and passion for life are totally encouraged! This program covers the foundations of the eight-limbed path of yoga and believes in yoga as a life-long truthful celebration of ourselves and our world.

In 2017 we are offering 2 opportunities to join our tribe:
April 15-May 6, 2017 Bali with Silvia Mordini and other master teachers in Ubud
July 29 – Aug 19, 2017 Costa Rica with Emily Perry and Silvia Mordini
Apply to save your spot silvia@alchemytours.com
Deposit is refundable up to 90 days in advance.

OVERVIEW OF YOUR ADVENTURE:

  1. EARTH: Foundational Alchemy – Rooting into Self and Manifestation (Chakra 1)
  2. WATER: Emotional Alchemy – Tapping into Your Potential and Living in Possibility (Chakra 2)
  3. FIRE: Physical Alchemy – Discovering Your Optimal Performance (Chakra 3)
  4. AIR: Mental Alchemy – Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness (Chakra 4)
  5. ETHER/SPACE: Spiritual Alchemy – Transformation Living and Teaching Yoga (Chakras 5 – 7)

ALCHEMY OF YOGA: 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.

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Experience the alchemy of the five elements, the four directions, and the chakra system as an inner and outer map of transformation. These are archetypal and energetic maps that are as metaphorical as they are very real and embodied. Everything we see, taste, touch, feel, and do can be interpreted through the gateway of the elements, directions, and chakras.

We will learn how to tap into these sacred relationships and align ourselves with their alchemy in order to gain insight into healing our psyche, emotions, and well-being.

WHAT IS ALCHEMY OF YOGA?

Something magical and mystical happens when a group of high-intentioned individuals make the decision to gather together for two-hundred hours with the purpose of uplifting their lives and expanding consciousness into radical authenticity.

The result is something beyond words. It is, as best as I can explain it, the Alchemy of Yoga. The Yoga Sutras (Chapter 2, Verse 1) explains how the Alchemy of Yoga actually works:

“Tapas svadhaya ishvara pranidhana kriya yoga.”

This sutra is translated to explain that yoga helps us transform ourselves on three levels:

  1. Physical Alchemy – Tapas
  2. Mental Alchemy – Svadhaya
  3. Spiritual Alchemy – Ishvara Pranidhana

Physical Alchemy – Tapas: Ignites the changes we want to make in our lives. It is about the getting fired up and passionate. Literally it means heating the body through moving and breathing in the vinyasa.

Mental Alchemy – Svadhaya: While we are following the discipline of tapas and engaging in physical practice to help move our stuck energy we are watching ourselves. In yoga we study the self to learn about the self. Here the mental alchemy is through self-observation. We witness what is going on in our thoughts, what are we thinking. We tune in to our intuition to enhance clarity and harmony between what we think, say and do. We remember to remember who we really are. Through this, our ego softens from being I centered to seeing our interconnectedness to all things, people, nature, energies. We humbly realize our nature of union in this interweb.

Spiritual Alchemy – Ishvara Pranidhana: As we are doing and watching, we let go of the ego of judgment. We move beyond wanting life to be different and begin to feel the surrender that allows what is being offered to mix together. We practice ishvara pranidhana as we trust the universal intelligence that hugs us from all directions to know what it is doing. Once we find this trust, we begin to believe that beauty and goodness are within us flowing non-stop. We understand that there is no reason to stop this flow for its natural current is to align with the current of grace that is everywhere outside us. Beauty becomes our way of life. Happiness becomes our natural alchemy once again.

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Can you Feel Me?

Dearest Beloveds,
How can you tell if you feel the vibe of our #AlchemyofYoga Tribe?
Well, here’s how:
*Your heart already speaks the language of enthusiasm.
*You have always been in love with love. (You are a Love Alchemist)
*Your idea of #meditation includes singing & dancing too!
*Your capacity for compassion is bigger than what words can explain.
*You love to laugh!
*You never stopped believing in #magic.

Join Emily Perry & me, Silvia Mordini, Life Inspired Happiness Coach July 29 – Aug 19, 2017 for our annual #CostaRica RYT200 #yogateachertraining at gorgeous Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort

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What Makes a Real and Authentic Yoga Teacher by Silvia Mordini Do You Yoga

What Makes a Real and Authentic Yoga Teacher?

A recent NY Post article calls out some of the worst case scenarios in how humans teach yoga. On the one hand, we could simply disregard the article for being snarky and provocative. But on the other hand, there was some truth there too.

Yoga is not a closed, one-sizefits-all recipe to follow.
There is so much more intelligence to this ancient practice.
 
Teaching minimally requires emotional maturity, self-inquiry, fundamental integrity in line with the Yamas and Niyamas, foundational guidelines offered in the Yoga Sutras, and knowledge of how to practice the yoga poses safely and uniquely for your body.
 
I asked California-based veteran Teacher Trainer and international yoga leader, Emily Perry, about what a teacher training program should highlight. She said, “A yoga teacher training program should graduate qualified and knowledgeable teachers that understand:
 
1. the role of a yoga teacher, and the importance of the container we create for students to feel safe
2. the path of practice as the place from which we share and offer yoga
3. the heart of the teachings: what are these fundamental practices asking of us?
alignment and form as a path to aligning the heart, mind and energy body with our intention and deeper meanings for practice.
 
 
Photo credits: Prana del Mar

Read the full article on DoYouYoga.com 

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