Welcome Costa Rica Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training Tribe 2018!

As each day passes, the excitement within our @alchemyofyoga team to meet all of our newest beloveds on the July 28th magnifies! We are so stoked to unite in #CostaRica at the gorgeous Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort for three weeks of self-discovery, laughter, and plenty of yoga.
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I am in love!!!
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As you can see, we have a magical tribe coming together from around the world including Africa, Scotland, Canada, Norway, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Australia and the United States. The beautiful #alchemyeveryone is bringing to this yogapalooza gathering are their own life experiences, skills and most importantly, love + light to our kula.
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Kula means community of heart.
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And my heart continues to expand with JOY for holding space for these wonderful soul sisters and brothers.
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LOVING WELCOME to our 2018 Costa Rican #Love #Tribe:
Kristen Rankin
Tobias Wiggins
Hannah Wert
Daneille Macedo
Sara Forsberg
Paige McLaughlin
Kendall Welch
Jennifer Baldwin
Annelies Berg
Erica Caissie
Siobhan Lamb
Nicky Boothright
Holly McKellar
Jen Potter
Katie Dahlberg
Kayla Driver
Alanna Mary
Laura Wentzel
Emma Kurtz
Georgia R Farmer
Jim Morgan
Clare Penick
Beth Nelson
Susan Schectar
Emma-Jane Newton
Clarissa Smallbone
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https://www.alchemyofyoga.com/ytt/costa-rica/august/

Please Don’t Wait

What I want you to know is…

Don’t Wait.

I’ve waited too long for most things.

It’s ok on some levels like where I was a late bloomer.

But I’m talking about waiting until everything was perfect or
waiting for the right time,
waiting for him to show up,
waiting to say I love you,
waiting for him to be ready,
waiting for the right age,
waiting for enough money,
waiting to have a baby,
waiting for a sign,
waiting until I wasn’t so busy,
waiting until I gained confidence or
waiting until I lost five pounds,
waiting until I received approval,
waiting until they said I could,
waiting until there was time,
waiting until my marriage got better,
waiting for my birthday,
waiting until Spring Break,
waiting until Summer,
waiting to move away from snowy Winters,
waiting to travel somewhere I’d never been like Australia or Greece or New Zealand,
waiting until I got that big break,
waiting for the tipping point,
waiting for others to go first,
waiting for the weather,
waiting until I knew enough people,
waiting to take a chance on love,
waiting until I had proof it would all work out,
waiting until I had enough knowledge,
waiting until I knew enough, was accomplished enough, was successful enough, or
waiting until it would be easy.

What are you waiting for?

“Twenty Years From Now You Will Be More Disappointed By The Things You Didn’t Do Than By The Ones You Did Do.” -Mark Twain

What I learned is that time will run out. People don’t really talk much about this anymore it seems. But the reality is that “right timing” is vitally important. We can’t just lead energy we must follow it too, and be awake enough to tell when to choose one over the other. I have run out in certain ways and my hope is that I can save you from doing the same thing.

The biggest regrets in my life relate to waiting. I waited for my marriage to get better. It was incredibly toxic and denied my chances to have a baby for all those years. I waited until I met the right guy to have a family when I could have looked at doing it on my own. I waited to move from snowy winters because I was afraid of disappointing my family. I waited to travel to Australia and New Zealand until last year.

Right now is the time to wake-up and choose how you want to live your life. At any time you have full access to what I call a Passion Passport. There is no lengthy application process or special visa you have to apply for. There is no waiting period.

It’s yours right now. 

Let’s get started. 

You can come along with me for the ride. You can even sit next to me in the front seat.

But you have to promise you will get out at the right stop for you to continue your own journey guided by your true north. Admire my life, be inspired by it even, but stay focused on filling your own passport.

Well buckle up, it’s going to be an incredible journey where we will meet amazing people and experience incredible beauty and slay dragons and get lost and get found. Expect tears and laughter to be shared. You’ll be left wondering and delighted and face fears you didn’t know you had.

But you’ll feel more alive than ever because each day is sparked with joy. Don’t wait.

Let my life be both a warning and an example.

Start before you’re ready, right here, right now.

And today, please tell the people you care about you LOVE them. For this we must never ever wait.

Love yourself, love your day, love your life,
Catalina Silvia Mordini 
Writer, Happiness Coach, Mindfulness Teacher, Love Alchemist 


What is the Key Obstacle to a Happier Life?

Beloved #Bali Monday Musings: The biggest obstacle to a happier life is our own busy mind.
Once we access that contented, peaceful state that yoga and meditation bring, we no longer struggle in our thoughts.
Then we can actually remember we already have the key to our joy. It’s right here, right now.
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Or as Danna Faulds puts it so poetically…
“Within us lie the answers to our deepest questions and the antidote for all our fears.
The divine is not an abstraction – it’s as clear and intimate as a heartbeat or a whisper.
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For me, what Bali helped me rediscover was the quiet within my own mind but in a deeper way than ever before.The culture is based in Gratitude, and the Balinese people are tender hearted, generous and live in the present moment. They are anchored to peace in the now. It is the mirroring neurons at work, or vibrational energy at its best, and it works. It’s why I go back to live year after year.
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I’m excited for Jenny from Canada who just signed up for our #Bali #yogaretreat April 22-29! She joins an amazing tribe. We have 3 spots left with @hajibasimmusic and me and that’s all. If you’ve tried a lot of other stuff to get back to a calm mind and none of it has worked that well then why not try this. Get “unbusy” and Let Love Lead you to Bali to #growyourhappy forever more. I’d love that. 🙂
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DM with any questions +1 206 886 5743 or email me silvia@alchemytours.com
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This is my last Bali Yoga Retreat – don’t miss it!
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https://alchemytours.com/april-2018-bali-yoga-retreat-play…/
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#Bali #Musings @alchemyofyoga @alchemytours #yoga #yogaeverywhere#yogaeveryday #Happiness #joy #wonderlust #wanderlust#passionpassport #peace #calm #happy
#loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife #growyourhappy #letlovelead
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Staying at luxury private Villa Tanah Shanti 

Bali Spirit Festival Presenter Silvia Mordini

Yoga, music, healing, dance, ceremony… and thousands of people from around the globe, all coming together to experience @balispiritfest! Oh and did I mention that I’m Presenting?!
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So happy and grateful to share @alchemyofyoga with everyone in beautiful Ubud, Bali! JOIN ME! Let’s experience this together: www.balispiritfestival.com
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Book your tickets here: www.balispiritfestival.com/tickets 
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#bali #balispirtfestival #alchemyofyoga #loveyourself #loveyourday#loveyourlife #yogafestival #springbreak2018

Advice Create a Life You Don’t Need a Vacation From

I learned this philosophy first from my Father. His advice was to create a life you don’t need a vacation from. It’s that difference between living to work or working to live.

My dedication to you as a Happiness Coach is to pass on the advice I’ve learned. Today I am sharing 3 ways to create a life you don’t need a vacation from.

I started applying these early in my life and have made heroic changes to allow myself to keep living in this manner. If I can do it so can you.

  1. Be Flexible.

  2. Simplify Your Life.

  3. Get in the Right Frame of Mind (all the time).

FIRST: Be Flexible
Think about the qualities and conditions of the places you like to vacation in regularly. In order to open up the circumstances of living like you’re on vacation you must be flexible enough to move from where you live now. Also learn to be flexible in what you think you “must have” as part of your regular lifestyle. For instance, do you really need 19 choices for Milk (or milk substitutes) when you go grocery shopping? If you’re able to be a bit more flexible then consider moving somewhere that affords you the qualities of a vacation place, if not as many milk options. As far as what you do to make a living, is it possible to be more flexible in “how” or where you do this work? Could you consider telecommuting, or other work options that let you be more open to living in places you love.

SECOND: Simplify Your Life.
Take inventory of what are the “must haves” in your life and lifestyle. Now update your personal monthly, annual budget. Look to see where you’re money goes. You’d be surprised when you look honestly at what your must haves are and where your money goes there are usually places where you could streamline. By that I mean there are a lot of budget items that are “nice to haves” but you don’t need them. Start there in simplifying your life. When you weight out your happiness and whether or not money buys you happiness it will come clear that you don’t need at least a third of what you have. And certainly the aha moments come when you realize the must haves that you love about your life cost little to no money like watching a sunset, being able to live year round in flip flops, going for walks on a beach.

THIRD: Get in the Right Frame of Mind.
What is the greatest difference between our home life and our vacation life is often the way we think. I was married to someone that would become a different person on vacation, I loved that guy, he was easy going, peaceful, relaxed, fun to be with. What’s your day to day attitude towards making the ordinary things more extraordinary? On vacation we will have the mindset of being more open, adventurous, fun loving, active. Why not try living with that same frame of mind at home. Make every day a vacation by changing your attitude towards it. Instead of going to the same places over and over, get curious and drive a new way, walk more, get on a bike and explore, go somewhere new that’s nearby. Live and be led by the way you think on vacation and notice everything lights up around you.

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Even
After
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

“You owe me.”

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.
#Hafiz
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Last night daily #meditation walk to press pause and give thanks for the day. Watching the sea lions play all the way up on shore, with puppies dancing in the water, the sky on fire with love.

#lovenotes #loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife #lifeisbetterinflipflops

 

 

Why I Felt Ashamed of Being in Love with Love

“I am in love with love
and love is in love with me.”
-Rumi

Even my elementary school friends new this to be true about me. Even earlier, I’m certain my Ecuadorian Grandmother knew this. She was from the angel realm and deeply connected to spirit. She saw my essence was as a #Bhakti Yogi, way before I knew what that was. ❤️
This month I’ve been at my Mom’s house going thru boxes of school girl treasures including old diaries. I also found my drawings and paintings all inspired by #love. My girlhood days were spent in love with love. I wrote about love, thought about love, drew what love felt like, played piano like love, danced with love and smiled to send love to the sun.

In some way I recall each day completely absorbed in making love my world. This sounds just like meditation which is first described in the Yoga Sutras by Pantanjali in chapter 1 verse 2 as “yoga happens when your mind becomes quiet.” That was the way I would describe the impact love had on me in those days and now. In the eight limbed path of yoga focusing away from the distractions of too many pulls of energy is pratayhara, meditation known as dhyana in sanskrit is the 6th limb, the 7th limb is dharana ‘the art of concentration” and finally enlightenment, bliss state is samadhi.

Samadhi means ecstasy. Yes, for certain I’ve felt these altered moments of bliss when in love with love, experiencing it, receiving it, offering it, surrounding myself with it. All four of these aspects of the eight limbed path of yoga can be considered “meditation.”

At some point I remember starting to feel embarrassed for Loving love and my devotion became more secretive. Somehow I thought it wasn’t “normal” to pray about love so much. Focusing my time and energy on love I heard through societal messaging wasn’t serious or important enough. I was shamed by other comments that it was a “girl thing” as if being engaged with the sacred feminine was a negative.
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❤️ My #meditation and #yoga practice freed me up from the shame I carried feeling afraid that I loved love too much. I learned an entire philosophy around love and was able to intellectually prove its value.
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It was by meditating (same thing I did as a girl, concentrating daily and holding attention to a single source) that I purposely devoted my life life to the #dharma of love.
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This is why I define myself as a LOVE #Alchemist.
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We can all use more time mediating about love in all ways: self-love, universal love, soulmate love.
I have a FREE program to share with you called 7daysof.love.
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Just sign up at http://www.7daysof.love 💕
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#Selflove #love #happiness
#loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife
#encouragement #happinesscoach
#7daysoflove mindfullyin.love
#HappinessDiet #youarewhatyouthink
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More ways to choose a LIFE inspired at http://www.silviamordini.com

I Promise my Father I’ll Make Love my World

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those that love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” -Rumi

It’s coming up on exactly to the day Papa has been gone 22 years from this earthly realm. Every year I use this time between January 1st (a a new cycle around the sun) and the February 9th anniversary to renew my dedication to falling in Love with myself, with my day, with my life.
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I promise him I’ll make LOVE, my world. ❤️
I will see with Love, breathe with Love, act with Love.
Everything I feel, think, say or do will come from love.
I also commit to going deeper into my heart than ever before, removing any barriers to love from my being.
I vow to not half love anything, only loving fully and keeping the light within my soul as bright as possible.
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These things I promise my Father for I’ve never said goodbye. He’s always here with me every single day into the infinite.

I am his living legacy. The responsibility of this is a powerful motivator for me to live from my highest self and do the work to be my best me. My love for Papa always reminds me to think about how I’m showing up in the world. And am I doing so in the most loving way?

He taught me so many lessons while alive and has never stopped just because he left his human body. His spirit has continued to be my greatest teacher.

I love you Papa.
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Lens #italy Enrico Mordini

Play is My Intention for 2018

I keep my heart young and stoke by rebel spirit through #SacredFun. 2018 is dedicated to PLAY. I’m engaged fully with Lila Tandava (‘lee-la’ ‘tan-duh-vah’) which is defined as the “playful and divine dance of life.”
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PLAY is the Highest form of research.
-Albert Einstein
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PLAY is our brain’s favorite way of learning.
-Diane Ackerman, American author
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PLAY is not frivolous. It is not a luxury.
It is not something to fit in after all the important stuff.
Play IS the important stuff.
Play is a drive, a need, a brain building must-do.

-Jeff Johnson and Denita Dinger, Let Them Play
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Life must be lived as PLAY.
-Plato
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The dance of Lila Tandava is a cultivation which includes curiosity, participation and witnessing. A spiritually guided process of unfolding ourselves into richer layers of beingness and becoming. A process that allows us to become more embodied, more full of our own inner fire, joy and self expression. If you’re not doing something every day that brings you a sense of play, ask yourself, Why not? Enjoying pleasure is important to your mental and physical health. You can’t be truly happy without pleasure. It’s the catalyst for a series of biochemical reactions in your brain and body. Primarily, it is the release of the #love hormone, #oxytocin that brings radiance, fluidity, positivity, and an underlying sense of well being.
This isn’t a luxury. This is the important stuff.
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Heed the advice of Einstein, Plato, and others and make time to PLAY!
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#play #joy #einstein #plato #7daysoflove #tbi #loveyourbrain
#Loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife
http://www.silviamordini.com
Lens: #bali @samarakate BaliSpirit Festival #wheelpose #1leggedwheel #ogohogoh

You Gotta Nourish to Flourish

🌟You gotta nourish to flourish. 🌟
Are you ready for 7daysof.love?
Starts Jan 17, 2018 part of mindfullyin.love program
💕ALL for FREE!💕
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Start the year making Love a priority.
Stop investing time in what you don’t want.
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GOODIES! You’ll receive 7 guided audio meditations and a comprehensive Love Guidebook filled with inspiration and meditation wisdom. Don’t miss this! Join me #AlchemyofYoga Founder Silvia Mordini, Life Inspired Happiness Coach and my Co-host Greg Love @iamgreglove on instagram.
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Sign up here http://www.7daysof.love
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#meditation #transformation #peace #love #7daysoflove
#loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife #mindfullyinlove #fallinginlove
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If I Asked You To Name All the Things You Love

If I asked you to name all the things you LOVE,
How long would it take you to name yourself?
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In this 5 day cycle of the #fullmoon (ending Jan 3) with the water element of emotion so strong, can you honestly say you love yourself first?
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This is the year, starting today, that you are on the top of your love list. #LoveYourself and you will be aligned with the energy of divine love that so wants you to receive the blessings of the world.
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Only once we make deposits in our love bank do we have more love to give to our Beloveds. Put the oxygen mask on first they tell us after we board a plane. Well in 2018 let’s do this.
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Love yourself, #loveyourday, #loveyourlife! 💕
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Sign up for our FREE 7daysof.love & you’ll receive 7 guided audio meditations and a comprehensive Love Guidebook filled with inspiration and meditation wisdom.
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Fall in love with yourself, with the world, with your life!
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Hosted by Greg Love @iamgreglove on instagram & me @inspiredyogagal.
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This is part of our mindfullyin.love Program
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#meditation #transformation #peace #love