Join me Somewhere Magical 2017 Yoga Retreats and Trainings

Join me somewhere magical! Only prerequisite and it’s vitally important: is to Be Present to Love, live from Love, believe you are Love, share unconditional Love and know you are Lovable. ‪

This is the intention of #‎AhamPrema‬

Feb 8-12, 2017 Northwest Yoga Conference

Mar 9-12, 2017 Sedona Yoga Festival

Mar 19-26, 2017 Bali Spirit Festival

Mar 26-April 3, 2017 Bali Yoga Retreat with Hannah Muse

April 3-10, 2017 Bali Yoga Retreat with DJ Drishti

May 27-June 17, 2017 Bali Yoga Teacher Training RYT200 Hour

June 25-July 1, 2017 Tuscany Yoga Retreat

July 29-Aug 19, 2017 Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training with Emily Perry RYT200 Hour

Aug 5-12, 2017 Costa Rica Yoga Retreat with Emily Perry

Sept 30-Oct 7, 2017 Patagonia Yoga Retreat with Drishti Journeys

Nov 25-Dec 2, 2017 Mexico Yoga Retreat

January 2018 Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training RYT200

March 1-22, 2018 Bali Yoga Teacher Training RYT200

 

ABOUT SILVIA MORDINI:
Writer. Happiness Coach. Mindfulness Teacher. Healer

*Spiritual Vinyasa * Inspired * Playful * Mystical*

love youSilvia Mordini is a Writer, Happiness Coach and internationally recognized Yoga Presenter. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Born in Ecuador, proud of her Italian heritage and raised as a world traveler, Silvia developed a sense of global citizenship early on. In young adulthood she was run over by a car—a life changing accident that led her to discover the “Alchemy” of Yoga to heal and transform. A serial Yogapreneur, Silvia had a 13 year Human Resource career, owned 2 Yoga Studios, founded Alchemy Tours, a Spiritual Adventure company and developed the 10 year old international Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training School. She has been inspiring happiness, global awareness, and joyful living in students for 20 years.

Her workshops such as Alchemy of Love, Roots, Rock, Reggae, Chakra Vinyasa, Alchemy of Fire: Durga Deliciousness, Removing the Obstacles to Happiness: Yoga Sutras Unplugged, Drinking the Lotus, Alchemy of Yoga, Rebel Spirit Flow, Ayurveda Beauty from the Inside Out include inspirational music, mantra, guided visualization, journaling, and meditation.

Look for her upcoming book “Happiness Prescriptions,” read her popular blog called Love Your Life (named one of the top Yoga blogs for 2015), along with enjoying her “Loving Your Day” YouTube channel. Her articles appear regularly in magazines such as Mantra Yoga and on various yoga sites such as MindBodyGreen, Wanderlust, Yoganonymous, GaiamTV, Daily Cup of Yoga and she is the author of the The Alchemy of Yoga blog on DoYouYoga.com. She dreams of one day living on a beach “almost” full-time and simplifying her closet by 50%.

She also leads private Dharma Mentoring courses for socially conscious yogapreneurs that aims to calibrate the inner compass for fulfillment and work life balance. This program provides the mechanics to do the work of spirit and be successful at the same time.

Connect with her on Twitter/Instagram @inspiredyogagal on Facebook. http://www.silviamordini.com

Inspired Yoga, Study, and Travel for a LIFE Inspired
Personal: http://www.silviamordini.com
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Study: http://www.alchemyofyoga.com
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Travel http://www.alchemytours.com
Twitter/Instagram: @alchemytours

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Go with the Flow

☀️ GO WITH THE FLOW ☀️
‪#‎AlchemyofYoga‬: 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. from the Yoga Sutras (Chapter 2, Verse 1), “Tapas svadhaya ishvara pranidhana kriya yoga,” they transform us on three levels through Physical, Mental, and ‪#‎Spiritual‬ ‪#‎Alchemy‬. These are necessary for bringing about real, lasting change and cultivating inner happiness and spiritual bliss.

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 world. Learn more here.

Silvia Mordini, ERYT
Inspired Study & Travel for a LIFE Inspired
Writer, Happiness Coach, Teacher Trainer, Healer
http://www.silviamordini.com
http://www.alchemytours.com
http://www.alchemyofyoga.com
Twitter/Instagram @inspiredyogagal

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‪#‎gowiththeflow‬

Learn to Teach Peace

Your Mission if you choose to accept it is to TEACH PEACE.

The Alchemy of Yoga Mission of TEACH PEACE is being demanded by the world today more than ever before. Finally after almost 20 years Peace is trending.

My dharma is to INSPIRE your DESIRE to Teach Peace.

We cannot just wish for change.

We cannot just wish for peace.

We have to take action.

It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. -Eleanor Roosevelt

The time is now to cultivate peace within ourselves so we may teach peace to the world by our example. In the words of Thich Nhat Hanh,  “You are not an observer, you are a participant.” Stop waiting for the world to change. Instead lead this (r)evolution by prioritizing peace in your home, your community and ultimately in the world. Start now. Please don’t wait.

“Each moment is a chance for us to make peace with the world, to make peace possible for the world, to make happiness possible for the world.”  – Thich Nhat Hanh, Teachings on Love

Together we can awaken the hearts of others to join us in a Happiness Revolution!

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Spiritual Alchemy – Watch this video to learn why and how this means TEACH PEACE

LEARN TO TEACH PEACE FROM MY ALCHEMY PROGRAM

My mission I choose to accept 20 years ago was to Teach “How to Teach Peace.” Join me, please.

July 30 – Aug 20, 2016 Costa Rica RYT200 Hour Yoga Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training

Oct 1-22, 2106 Bali RYT200 Hour Yoga Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training

Begin Again

We all stumbled and fell as we learned to walk. It is our family and friends who encouraged us to “begin again” and keep trying. As we get older, self-doubt, insecurity, even ambivalence can settle in and sometimes we lose the lesson. When it’s not easy or gets uncomfortable, we often give up. Yet personal growth requires that we move beyond the comfort zone in order to keep growing. In fact the enemy of Happiness is not Unhappiness, it’s things like apathy, comfort, convenience.

Learning is trial and error. On the mat, yoga is a learning laboratory where the goal is the process of trying the pose. Simply put: We all fall down. Growth points occur when we learn from the falling and apply it to our next attempt. Poses allow us to practice making these sorts of decisions to “Begin Again.”

Once a new pose becomes easy, spiritual growth takes place when we challenge ourselves to expand our range to try a more advanced version. When you go outside your comfort zone, you’ll fall and fail from time to time. Progression happens when you’re in uncharted territory.

Yoga teaches you to be comfortable with discomfort.

In fact, how you deal with failure says a great deal about you. Observing your mental and physical habits is what provides the learning. For instance, do you:

  • Hold back, stay in your comfort zone and play it safe all the time?
  • Get upset when you make mistakes?
  • Quit early, as soon as it gets uncomfortable?
  • Blame those around you when you can’t do it?
  • Stand around and watch everyone else try?
  • Live with regret for not attempting to stretch toward your greatest intentions?

Yoga and meditation teach us over and over again to keep trying and when necessary to acknowledge what’s done is done and “Begin Again.”

The world’s greatest minds, inventors, scientists, leaders, visionaries and innovators all had to learn and apply the lesson to “Begin Again.” Today let these 10 stories of persistent determination inspire you to stick with your efforts in spite of the detours.

10 Inspirational Famous People who Gave Themselves Another Chance:1. Albert Einstein: Einstein did not speak until he was four and did not read until he was seven, causing his teachers and parents to think he was mentally handicapped, slow and anti-social. Eventually, he was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. He went on to win the Nobel Prize and changed the face of modern physics.

2. Paulo Coelho: The author of one of the most well-read books world wide, “The Alchemist” was first released by an obscure Brazilian publishing house which told him to give up. Needing to “heal” himself from this setback, Coelho set out to leave Rio de Janeiro with his wife and spent 40 days in the Mojave Desert. Returning from the excursion, Coelho decided he had to keep on struggling. For Coelho, he was so convinced it was a great book that he started knocking on doors.

3. Michael Jordan: He was cut from his high school basketball team. Luckily, Jordan didn’t let this setback stop him from playing the game and he has stated, “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

4.  Vincent Van Gogh: During his lifetime, Van Gogh sold only one painting, and this was to a friend and only for a very small amount of money. While Van Gogh was never a success during his life, he plugged on with painting, sometimes starving to complete his over 800 known works. Today, they bring in hundreds of millions.

5. Henry Ford – His early businesses failed and left him broke five times before he founded the successful Ford Motor Company.

6. Dr. Seuss: Today nearly every child has read The Cat in the Hat or Green Eggs and Ham, yet 27 different publishers rejected Dr. Seuss’s first book To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.

7. Jack London: While he would go on to publish popular novels like White Fang and The Call of the Wild, his first story received six hundred rejection slips before finally being accepted.

8. Fred Astaire: In his first screen test, the testing director of MGM noted that Astaire, “Can’t act. Can’t sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little.” Astaire went on to become an incredibly successful actor, singer and dancer and kept that note in his Beverly Hills home to remind him of where he came from.

9. Thomas Edison: Teachers told Edison he was “too stupid to learn anything.” Work was no better, as he was fired from his first two jobs for not being productive enough. Even as an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb.

10. Babe Ruth: You probably know Babe Ruth because of his home run record (714 during his career), but along with all those home runs came a pretty hefty amount of strikeouts as well (1,330 in all). In fact, for decades he held the record for strikeouts. When asked about this he simply said, “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”

Pose featured is called Fallen Angel

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What is an Altar?

Jack Hayford describes Altars as “a memorial to the place where God meets us. We may not always be able to make a physical altar, but there can be one established in our hearts.”

I agree with that and would add from my experience it is a special dedication to sacred space. An agreement made between you and something bigger than you, what I personally call the divine.

Why Create an Altar?
To ask for help. To seek support from the energies of the universe towards both my personal and universal intentions. I create altars everywhere I go, first thing, to invoke positive and protective energy.

Where Do I Create Altars?
Anywhere that feels like it protects me, honors my connection to the divine, and supports my intentions.

How Do I Create an Altar?
I tap into my heart consciousness and intentionally set up my talismans, special tokens, power pieces, figures, photographs, food, flowers, crystals in a purposeful way.

Do You Have to Know What Everything Represents?
No. The universal mind knows how to interpret your offering.

How Do You Learn What Each Piece Means?
Study with an experienced teacher. Read and learn. Journal about the meaning of what each “thing” has for you.

Altar Love Jan 29 2016What Types of Things Have You Used on Your Altar?
I’m open hearted to receive support and love from a variety of philosophies. I use sometimes my “travel” buddha, ganesha and lakshmi mini statues, or Mother Mary. I also have photographs of Saraswati, Gandhi, Archangel Michael. I will often put the card I pulled for that day from my Angel cards on my altar of loving things.

I always have my collection of crystals to choose from and arrange in a special way based on what I’m feeling I need. Go to’s include citrine, rose quartz and clear crystal. I might also place my special malas.

I have my representation of Mother Earth in the form of flowers, fruits, avocado, nuts, shells, actual little pile of dirt.

Incense, sage, candles are sometimes included. I might also draw a picture, often a mandala, use my singing bowl or frame drum as a foundation or container.

And always those things that represent fertility like seeds and such.

Where was I Most Inspired by Altars?
In Bali where every home, building, has a temple (an altar) and the culture makes offerings 3 times per day. The sacredness of the ordinary soaks in.

David Bowie: Remembering the Seeker, Defender of Fun and Hero by Silvia Mordini

We can be heroes, just for one day” — ‪‎David Bowie‬

bowielennonyokoHis ultimate legacy is his example of Acceptance before it was politically correct or incorrect or trending well. He fit out. What he wore, how he sang, what lyrics he chose, how he lived, were a testament to his authenticity. Ultimately, there is nothing more heroic than being oneself in a world where conformity is the easier option. -By @inspiredyogagal via @yoganonymous

Read the rest of my article click here (it’s beautiful)

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Soul Surgery

My Dear Hearts I spent 2015 undergoing Soul Surgery.

It wasn’t convenient, was uber expensive and quite certainly it was messy and painful. I had surgically removed the virus of “settling” for less than what I deserve.

My post surgery physical and emotional therapy included facing everything I was most afraid of. It was intense hard work to recover and regain radiant health.

Since I was already committed to this soul surgery I asked my healers to help me remove anything/anyone else that was stuck in my tissues. I discovered I had been carrying around old lives karma as well. And scar tissue had built up where old pain didn’t fully heal.

When I woke up from this epic soul surgery I vowed to keep my energy clean from this point forward so as to avoid any further viruses attacking my heart.

I am a high vibe, conscious, healthy, loving woman. And I am going to keep it that way.

Post Surgery: As part of my personal Happiness Prescription I am 100% dedicated to radical self-care and spiritual self-love and I will no longer allow low vibe people lacking honesty or integrity in my life. They only weaken my immunity and make me more susceptible to other viruses.

My tribe are lovers, truth tellers, heroes of peace and kindness committed to raising the vibration of our beautiful mother earth.

I am not rushing into this new year but instead being mindful of all I’ve learned as I look how far I’ve come.

It takes active effort to live a LIFE Inspired. I do it every day.

If you feel my vibe, I look forward to connecting heart to heart whether it”s in the ether or in person. I love you already.

Jai Ma!
–Silvia

‪#‎love‬ cures everything #writeaboutwhathurts #hemingway

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Mamaste: 25 Things My Mama Taught Me by Silvia Mordini

Mamaste: 25 Things My Mama Taught Me

I won the lotto when it comes to my mom whom I call “Mama.” She is and always has been my number one supporter, truth teller, protector, confidant, organizer, and believer in my potential. Mother’s Day reminds me to celebrate all Mama taught me.

Lessons from A Strong Woman

What inspires me most about Mama is her absolute faith that things will work out. ~Silvia Mordini

I have never ever seen her give up or even come close. She isn’t afraid of rising to the countless challenges brought before her.

Her life wasn’t always easy, and this was especially true after my parents emigrated from Ecuador where my father had been a professor at the University of Quito. Mama arrived in the United States without any friends or family.

Read the full article on DoYouYoga.com

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Listen Up! 5 Ways to Be a Better Listener

Listen Up! 5 Ways to Be a Better Listener

We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say. ~Zeno of Citium

Do you remember that time in your life where you didn’t feel listened to? We’ve all been in those relationships—whether at work or at home—where we felt invisible. Not being listened to is the same as being ignored.

Listening goes beyond simply hearing someone. Hearing does not require comprehension or action. Listening takes practice, just like any other skill. It requires that we apply ourselves repeatedly and over time in order to become more effective.

Benefits of Listening

– Connects us to others, deepens relationship, builds friendships
– Builds energy
– Easier collaboration
– Grows trust
– Inspires us and stokes creativity
– Promotes peace and stillness

Read the full article on DoYouYoga.com

http://www.doyouyoga.com/listen-up-5-ways-to-be-a-better-listener/