Silvia Mordini 2019 and 2020 Schedule

Upcoming 2019 #Retreats:
March 17-24, 2019 Bali Yoga Retreat
June 9-16, 2019 Amalfi Yoga Retreat
June 16-23, 2019 Amalfi Yoga Retreat
June 30-July 6, 2019 Tuscany Italy Yoga Retreat
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Upcoming 2018-2019-2020 #Yoga Teacher Trainings:
July 28-Aug 18, 2018 Costa Rica RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
Sept 1-22, 2018 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
March 31-April 21, 2019 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
July 7-14, 2019 Italy RYT 100 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training Module
July 17-August 17, 2019 Costa Rica RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
Sept 1-22, 2019 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
April 4-25, 2020 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
Sept 5-26, 2020 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training

This is where you’ll find me besides inspiring at my favorite Yoga Conferences and Festivals worldwide. If you’d like me to come to your local studio email me silvia@silviamordini.com before 2019 fills up completely!

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Love yourself, love your day, love your life! xoxo Silvia

What Have you Truly Loved Up to Now?

❤️ What have you truly loved up to now? ❤️
It’s easy to simply go about the routine of our days and not give enough consideration to what is it that we truly love. We so often confuse “liking” something learned from social media like Facebook that we’ve forgotten what it means to truly LOVE. This is something totally different, something where the volume is turned up louder than a mere, “that’s ok” sort of liking.

Take time today to consider what is it that you truly love, what have you loved and what will you love tomorrow with all your heart.
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“Let the youthful soul look back on life with the question: what have you truly loved up to now, what has elevated your soul, what has mastered it and at the same time delighted it?
Place these venerated objects before you in a row, and perhaps they will yield for you, through their nature and their sequence, a law, the fundamental law of your true self.
Compare these objects, see how one complements, expands, surpasses, transfigures another, how they form a stepladder upon which you have climbed up to yourself as you are now; for your #true nature lies, not hidden deep within you, but immeasurably high above you, or at least above that which you normally take to be yourself.”
― Friedrich #Nietzsche
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Why I’m Quitting by Silvia Mordini

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“Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.” – Chris Brogan

I was raised with the immigrant mentality of work harder—and then work much harder—and above all else never quit. I associated shame with quitting, and quitting with being ashamed. But while you certainly aren’t going to get A’s and B’s by quitting, or get into the college of your dreams by quitting, or let alone land your dream job—is it possible that you could live your happiest life by selective quitting?

What if we aren’t quitting enough—and not the other way around?

Maybe instead of reading articles titled “Why You Should Stay in Your Job” or “How to Know If You Should Remain in Your Relationship” we should instead consider “Why You Should Quit Your Job” and “How You Know You Should Quit Your Relationship.” We need to stop allowing ourselves to be shamed by quitting things, people, and situations that don’t support our happiness. Life is simply too short to settle.

“Employ the power of positive quitting. Most of us view quitting as something negative, but it’s not. ‘Winners never quit,’ we’re told, when, in reality, winners quit all the time: choosing to stop doing things that aren’t creating the results they desire.” – Jim Allen

But quitting is not the same as giving up—that’s where we get confused.

Quitting can actually speed up the process of achievement. Your energy isn’t going to be wasted in doing more of the wrong things. Your soul knows when you should quit, but your mind keeps you engaged because of the fear of shame. So quit being ashamed and accept that there is no failure, only effort and result. And if the effort you’re making towards a goal is no longer inspiring, give yourself permission to quit that one and make space for the intention that fits you today. Choosing to quit is not the same as failure—far from it. The archaic definition of “quit” is “to behave in a specified way.” It is intentional and you are in charge.

Think of it like this: If you’re telling yourself “you can’t quit,” what does that say about the state of your health and your ability to live from intention? Nothing is more disempowering than saying we “can’t” leave this job, person, or habit—as if it controls us and we can’t do anything about it. It starts to sound a lot like addiction.

“When you quit all the things that aren’t working for you, when you quit tolerating all the negative things that hold you back, you’ll create a positive ‘charge’ in your life as well as create the space in your life for more positive experiences.” – Jim Allen

Quite frankly, forcing ourselves to do things that no longer spark joy is exhausting. Why don’t we quit? Because we all form habits as we go through life, but even our good habits keep us from growing spiritually. This is because habits are, by definition, an attachment to a pattern of behavior, or a form of dependence. This includes not just our attachments to material objects (like “needing” chocolate), but also attachments to only seeing things in one way, or repeating the same thoughts over and over. A key benefit of quitting is the opportunity to break our attachments. Only then can we begin to allow true spiritual growth and joy to bloom.

15 Things to Quit Today

  1. Quit your worry habit.
  2. Quit waiting to get permission.
  3. Quit holding it in: Just go ahead and let yourself go.
  4. Quit being concerned with what other people think about your life.
  5. Quit waiting for someone to love you before you think you’re good enough.
  6. Quit movies you don’t enjoy. Just stand up, walk out, or turn off your TV.
  7. Quit books that are half-read and uninspiring.
  8. Quit making yourself sick by sticking it out (creating a surge in stress hormones like cortisol).
  9. Quit looking backwards and trying to understand why things happen.
  10. Quit comparing yourself to anyone else—even yourself at a different age.
  11. Quit waiting to start living your life once you have everyone—or everything—in order.
  12. Quit postponing the travels on your bucket list.
  13. Quit the job you hate.
  14. Quit social media and get over your fear of missing out.
  15. Quit waiting for things to be perfect before you get started.

Reframe your experience. When I quit my high-paying corporate job at the peak of my career, those around me weren’t comfortable with my decision. Most people thought I’d lost my mind. I reframed it and explained to people that at the age of 35 I was taking an early retirement to do what I really loved from this point on. I learned the value of quitting.

After retiring from corporate life I went on to own a successful yoga studio with over 9,000 clients, and at the height of its success I sold it to start something else. I quit things all the time. I don’t force myself to eat a meal I’m not enjoying, even if I’ve paid a lot of money for it. If I walk into a hotel and feel like I can do better I will quit it without checking in, and go somewhere else. I quit jobs in toxic environments even if I don’t have another job to go to. I quit one-sided relationships. I quit trying to make other people comfortable.

I’ve become an expert quitter.

Look at your life today and I am positively sure that each one of us can benefit from discontinuing, releasing, or leaving something that isn’t working. Go quit something—you know you want to.

Written by, Silvia Mordini featured in Wanderlust

10 Things You Should Know When Choosing a Yoga Teacher Training Program by Silvia Mordini

10 Things You Should Know When Choosing a Yoga Teacher Training Program

Choosing a teacher training program is an investment in yourself that yields lifelong transformation physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. As such, the program you choose ultimately contributes to the direction of your growth.   I encourage you to look beyond the “surface factors” and explore the depth of each program you are considering. Before choosing a yoga teacher training program, reflect upon these essential elements.

1. Mission & Vision

What are the Mission and Vision of the program? Is the heart of the program in alignment with your spirit?

2. Lead Trainer

Yoga Alliance requires that each program has a designated lead trainer, and there may or may not be co-trainers. Who is the lead trainer? How long has the lead trainer been teaching yoga? How long have they been teacher trainers? Is the yoga working for the lead trainer and teachers?

3. Program History

How long has the program been contributing to the yoga world? History matters .

Read the full article on DoYouYoga.com

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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.

Read the full article on DoYouYoga.com

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Do You Choose Happiness or Truth? By Silvia Mordini

Do You Choose Happiness or Truth?

In yogic terms Truth, known as Satya, can be defined on three levels: (1) that we speak the truth about what we think, (2) what we feel and (3) what we do. When we feel out of alignment, it is usually where there is a conflict between what we think and what we feel. When we aren’t honest we feel unsteady, anxious, and uprooted—everything that happiness is not.

In the Yoga Sutras Chapter 2.36, it is presented that if we are “dedicated to the truth and integrity, our thoughts, words and actions gain the power to manifest.”  (Translation from Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi).

Truth is the destination, and happiness is the way to travel to get there.

The Yoga Sutras spell out that if we are not balanced mentally, physically, or emotionally, then we are not living our true, naturally happy potential.

Happiness is our birthright. Yoga teaches us that our true .

Read the full article on DoYouYoga.com

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Adventure is a Way of Life for Me

I’m an admitted travel addict. Adventures are a way of life for me. The desire to see more, experience the people, beauty, history and glory of the world firsthand never goes away. I’m forever in a state of #wanderlust ❤️💜💙💚
Inspired Yoga, Study, and Travel for a LIFE Inspired  ☮️
Personal: www.silviamordini.com Twitter/Instagram: @inspiredyogagal
Study: www.alchemyofyoga.com  Twitter/Instagram: @alchemyofyoga
Travel  www.alchemytours.com Twitter/Instagram: @alchemytours

Upcoming #Travel Dates: Let’s meet soon!
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
April 15-May 6, 2017 Bali 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
June 25-July 1, 2017 Tuscany Yoga Retreat
July 29-Aug 19, 2017 Costa Rica 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Emily Perry
Sept 30-Oct 7, 2017 Patagonia Yoga Retreat
Nov 25-Dec 2, 2017 Baja Mexico Yoga Retreat
Dec 2-9, 2017 Mexico Yoga Retreat with Emily Perry
March 1-22, 2018 Bali Yoga Teacher Training

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Lifestyle Inventory of 2016

The first part of this Intention Workbook is to do a Lifestyle Inventory of 2016 to better understand its Alchemy and include only those choices that will support your 2017 success!
Take time to print out this booklet, pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee (my fave is #UnicornPony), choose your favorite pen, write out your responses and consider what you know to be best for you. Trust your lifetime of wisdom to set INTENTIONS to manifest your greatest Happiness in 2017.

I encourage you to use this How to Manifest Happiness Booklet to guide you through consciousness raising to keep your 2017 Intentions fired up through this year and beyond! Just the Self-Love Reminders on page 9 and my most recommended Spiritual book list on page 17 are worth the read.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with your questions, email me your intention statements for feedback. I appreciate you. I love you.
With total gratitude,
Silvia ❤️💜💙💚💛

Email me for your copy silvia@alchemytours.com or download from my Coaching Page.

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The Power of YES in 2017 by Silvia Mordini

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon

THE POWER OF YES: When you say yes to something, you are automatically saying NO to something else. For instance, in my life exercising my right to say yes to meditating at the start of each day is a way of avoiding email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as the first things I do in the morning. Practicing yoga is a ritual I say yes to each day, and therefore, no to accumulating mental worry and stress. I have the privilege of saying yes to making healthy food choices with an implied no to junk food.

Each and every opportunity I have to say yes sets up a love boundary. This keeps out unhealthy habits or behaviors that diminish my joy. Yes gives me authority (adhikara) over writing my own life story instead of feeling as if it’s been given to me to simply play a part not of my own choosing. Yes puts me in the driver’s seat of my life instead of feeling like I’m sitting in back without any control of the wheel and the direction I go.

I am, after all, playing the lead role in my life story and not just that of an understudy.

***A Personal Yes List***
I have made a point at the beginning of each year to make a personal “yes list.” I’ve been doing this for eight years. I know it works. Write down the key things that give you strength and inspiration. Ask yourself: Do the items on this list support you in waking up each day with enthusiasm to live your best life? Does what you list empower you to feel more passionate about your intentions? Think about the power of YES in your life:
1. Are you conscious and alert to your yes choices?
2. Do you say yes more than you say no? Why?
3. What does saying yes mean to you?
4. What do you say yes to? Make a personal yes list.
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This is one of the exercises in my New Year’s Intention Booklet.

Tomorrow I’ll post my 2017 Personal YES List and would love to learn yours as well so we can support one another. Love you!

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Does Yoga Make you Sexy? By Silvia Mordini

Does Yoga Make you Sexy?

The hot yoga topic in some circles has been about the marketing of yoga to make you slim and sexy. My first concern as a yoga instructor is not so much about sexiness as it is teaching folks that yoga is really about the Science of Happiness.   I know that with consistent, regular practice, you will reconnect with what you’re feeling, learn healthy, stress-reducing techniques (like breathing on purpose), appreciate your life more and generally engage with the world in a kinder way.   As yoga teacher Donna Farhi says, “What the world needs are kinder, more compassionate, generous people.”

Yoga and the Science of Happiness

The time on the mat is our opportunity to cleanse the mind of all its distractions that make us less attractive. It is the time we rid ourselves of unnecessary worries and negative thoughts.

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words .

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