Put Your Lips to the World

“So come to the pond, or the river of your imagination, or the harbor of your longing, and put your lips to the world. And live your life.”
~ Mary Oliver
It is indeed the biggest honor to welcome our beautiful #Love #Alchemists to the @alchemyofyoga tribe April 1-22, 2018! We are coming together from all over the world (Canada, France, Japan, South Africa, Stockholm, Sweden, Qatar, USA) to #Bali, the island of love, to put our lips to the world and live fully into our BIGGEST dreams and intentions. Together we will manifest magical happenings and hold nothing back. We will make lifelong soul family friendships and have sacred fun. Our time will be a pivotal moment in all of our life stories. I am certain of that.
It is with a JOYFUL heart I introduce you to our 26th Class of Alchemists!I am giddy with excitement to hold space for you and do so along side my #soulsister @emilyperryyoga is a dream come true!
Gigi Ogario
Kelsey Waag
Carina Ventrone
Dalia Chidoub
Susan Gore
Trinette Borgen
Beth Jakubec
Stephanie Potter
Naujauh Bowers
Sebastian Lindberg
Cristina Staicu
Yasemin Altan
Monica Laurence
Priya Mistry
Kristin Berry
Erika Cartegena
Lizelle Wessels
Paige McColl
Ingrid Brill
Kayla Roark
Megan McAllister
Carrie McInerney
Becky Quinn
We are so happy to be one love in a time when the world needs to feel our positive vibration now more than ever. Thank you for Feeling Our Vibe and Joining Our Tribe!
#yogateachertraining #mysteryschool #yoga #travel #spiritual #adventure #loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife #alchemyofyoga #ubud #teachertraining #bhakti #intention #manifest
RYT 200 Hour and RYT 300 Hour Teacher Trainings
We have 1 spot left in a double room. Is that you? Message me 1 206 886 5743

My Suitcase for Italy

Yesterday I had to pack my suitcase for #Italy.

This now sits in my 5×5 storage unit in #california until I travel early June to Naples, then Amalfi and Tuscany to lead my final 2 #yogaretreats for Alchemy Tours.
My cherry blossom suitcase is full of dreams.
I’ve mindfully chosen clothing for the beautiful stories and moments I’ll gather living in #italia June and July, including my birthday 15 July.
You’ll find me in #Florence living from the hopes I chanted and heartfully sung into this one #bluejean bag, post retreats 30 June.
I can’t help but wonder about what and who will come into my life from today to then. 🌻 Certainly I’ll make new discoveries about myself by the time I’m reunited with my suitcase because…
I am Still Growing. 💕
Truth is, this isn’t “exactly” the life I wanted but it is a life I LOVE.
My chosen life would be as a Loving wife and mother to a house full of children. I’d be traveling with my family and there would be way more suitcases along with mine. 😊
Ever so grateful for the mystery of life. 🙏
Aho. Blessed be.

It Started from Love

Alchemy Tours, it started from love, it’s been steeped in love for almost 10 years, and the inspiration sparked me to name myself a Love Alchemist.
I wanted to inspire people to stop treating this life like a dress rehearsal and never ever forget that even if you are living a good life, you could be living a GREAT life!
The takeaway from each lovingly curated #yogaretreat was SELF-LOVE. That is the key lesson. The rest was a relearning of FUN and PLAY in order to remember to remember. 
“Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk—essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall.” – Vironika Tugaleva
I also 108% believe that people are over tired. We need to unlearn being so “busy” and take it easy to be pampered, loved up, made to laugh, and have a time-out to reset. As my hero Anne Lomott says, “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

My Call to You! I have 2 retreats left.

My love intention for @AlchemyTours was to spend time with a total of 50 beautiful humans in 2018.

Bali April 22-29 holding space for 13 guests
Amalfi June 10-17 holding space for 18 guests
Tuscany June 24-30 holding space for 19 guests.
That’s it. I want to go on one last Soul Plunge with 50 of my hear tribe past, present and future soul friends.
If you want to step into taking time to do what makes your soul happy this Spring and Summer please reach out to me.

For this is it.

This is not a rehearsal.

Talk to Me: 1-206-886-5743 or silvia@alchemytours.com

“You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation… and that is called loving.” ~ Herman Hesse
#momentseeker #bepresent #destress #travel #adventure#wonderlust#wanderlust #selflove #laughter #play #foodie#passionpassport #heartfull#healing #inspirational #unplug
#loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife #thankyou #gratitude#forevergrateful #lovealchemist #alchemy #love
#alchemytours with @inspiredyogagal

I’m Retiring from Leading Yoga Retreats

About my beloved Alchemy Tours:
We are moment seekers. Catching the surf wave. Noticing the sunset. Releasing baby turtles. Watching monkeys. Tasting gourmet delights. Smiling. Laughing. Enjoying each experience that we have, and not taking it for granted.
So often we live as if we are in a dress rehearsal for something better coming along. The reality is that this is it. Each day is the ultimate practice of living in the moment. If you feel the need to refresh your spirit, reignite your #passion for living, and rediscover balance in your life, then going on a yoga retreat is what you need. Furthermore, we are 100% committed to helping you reach your full #potential in a friendly, unpretentious, and supportive environment. want to see you move beyond self-limiting belief or old paradigms into the empowerment of creating your best life ever!
Each fun-filled yoga adventure combines physical, mindful, and spirit-filled activities that grow your self-confidence and teach you how to live your life more fully. We hold these spiritual adventures in our favorite healing places, sacred places…they also just happen to be some of the most beautiful places on earth! Rest assured we’ve paid attention to every detail to make an #exceptional experience for you.
What are you waiting for? In these chaotic times, it is imperative to slow down more than ever so that we can again find our center and realize what is most important to you. A spiritual adventure helps you heal your soul and learn how to make healthy choices for your greater happiness. Each retreat provides loving accommodations, inspirational talks, expert instruction, cultural excursions and healthy, farm to fork, delicious meals.
Remember that you don’t need anyone else’s permission but your own to sign up. You will be part of an intimate group of people just like you who are looking for a “time out.” The prerequisites for attending have nothing to do with athletic ability or experience, and everything to do with an open heart, a playful curiosity, an inquisitive mind.
Now is the time to de-stress. No one can decide for us what actions to take in our lives. No one knows our hearts the way we do. Register today at and make a trip of a lifetime a dream come true!

I hope you join me on my last yoga retreats I’ll be leading in April Bali or June Amalfi. 

Love your day, love yourself, love your life!


#momentseeker #bepresent #destress #travel #adventure #wonderlust#wanderlust #selflove #laughter #play #foodie #passionpassport #heartfull#healing #inspirational
#loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife
#alchemytours with @inspiredyogagal

Yoga Will Cause Happiness

Join my upcoming #Bali Yoga Retreat dedicated to growing your #happiness and learning real ways to do that thru the positive psychology of #yoga, meditation, and magic of energy medicine like sound Healing.

☀️April 22-29, 2018 starts at $1395 all inclusive 8 days! Sign up www.alchemytours.com ☀️

Yoga has been known to cause health and happiness.

If you know this is the year you want to make happiness the goal of all other goals then sign up for 8 days dedicated to teaching you practical ways to remove the obstacles to your Happiness. If you have any questions reach me at silvia@alchemytours.com anytime.

#alchemytours #spiritual #adventure #travel #soundhealing #growyourhappy #alchemyoflove #bali #yogaretreat

Expect Magic

About our Bali Yoga Teacher Training:

Expect magic! Most importantly, you will learn how to unblock the obstacles to your greatest happiness by tapping into your potential to love yourself more and live from the highest self. At the core of the @AlchemyofYoga philosophy is a sense of connection – to ourselves, to one another, to the environment, to live our mission to #TeachPeace. Starting today you have this extraordinary opportunity to inspire those around you as a Peace Leader, leading a Happiness Revolution and changing the world!
Eden Estate #Ubud is our home while in #Bali for #AlchemyofYoga Teacher Training $500 OFF UNTIL NOV 30, 2017!

#yogateachertraining #bali #yogaschool #tribe #travel #adventure #loveyourself #magic #loveyourself #dreamscometrue #happiness #love #tribe #emilyperry

Wanderlust Sunshine Coast Home Base November

You’ll find me at @wanderlustausnz Festival // Sunshine Coast 2017.
Who will I get to hug first?
I will be there as a writer. So tell me, what do you want to know about #YogaFestivals? What can I research, explore and write up for you?
Do you want to know how to prepare? What to expect? Why they are AUMazing?

Email me your burning questions and I’ll dedicate the article to you.

#wanderlust #sunshinecoast #wanderlustsunshinecoast #yoga #fun
#wanderlust2017 #findyourtruenorth @novoteltwinwatersresort
#inspired #meditation #music #healthy #arresteddevelopment #tonichilds
#plantbased #wholefoods

What’s In My Wallet

What I have in my wallet right now?

I was taking time to organize my currencies.

What I saw was only New Zealand and Indonesia had #female faces. Indonesia has 3 different females represented in my few bills.

And as I looked front and back New Zealand and Costa Rica has a human on one side and an animal (eg bird) on the other side.

Indonesia has a Male on one side and female on the other.

USA was man on one side and building on the other. For USA I only had 10, 20, 100 dollar bills so I know there are more.

☮️ What’s in your wallet?

🕉 I learned from being a Human Resources Director with a specialism in recruiting that “like hires like.” We hire people that look and act most like us. We feel good about similiarities.

💜 I’m wondering how many female faces are represented on currencies worldwide? What is it that little girls, and us as women see every day? What people consider valuable is money.  And this in your face message that was has the greatest value to society is represented mostly, and in some countries only by men must affect us.

What you see here: Colones from Costa Rica, Euros, rupiah from Indonesia, New Zealand dollars, Australian dollars, American dollars. 6 currencies.

How do we change something so fundamental?

Can we envision a day where our wallets look like the human race?

If women are half the population shouldn’t our currencies reflect and support that view?

Just an observation.
And no I didn’t try to make this scientific. I simply looked at what I had in my wallet. I didn’t try to dig up the outliers.

I just have to believe #thefutureisfemale and I can’t wait to “see” this mirrored fairly in ordinary every day life.

#travel #wonderlust #meditation #balance #hope

Peace Mantra

The dream that won’t let me fall back asleep in this lifetime is to #teachpeace

So today try a reciting a peace #mantra like

“Om Mani Padme Hum”


Shanti shanti shanti

Peace peace peace


Repeat 108 times or for 10-15 minutes

According to Harvard medical school, Of the many different meditation techniques being taught today, mantra meditation is one of the most highly effective in terms of increasing happiness, well being and health. And of the highly effective meditation techniques, mantra meditation is by far the easiest to learn and practice.

You learn to meditate by meditating. The silence and stillness you experience in meditation and the increased happiness and diminished stress you experience outside meditation are so attractive and welcomed that you naturally teach yourself how to go deeper into that silence and stillness each time you meditate.

To meditate you sit comfortably and quietly with your eyes closed and effortlessly and silently inside repeat a word or a short phrase called a mantra. Your mantra can be any word, sound, prayer or short phrase you like that is in your native language.

Continue repeating your mantra in that same simple, effortless way for 10-30 minutes. That repetition may not be a clear pronunciation of your mantra but instead may be just a faint idea of it.  As you continue thinking your mantra, thoughts and distractions will come, and that’s fine; having thoughts during meditation is natural. When thoughts and distractions do come just gently return to thinking your mantra in the same simple, effortless way as thoughts come. Choose the amount of time you meditate based on what suits you.

It’s important to not strain to make the mantra come, but rather to relax into effortlessness and let the mantra come in the same simple, effortless way as thoughts come. If you strain to make the mantra come that can create stress that tires you.

Avoid looking for experiences or signs of progress or failure with your meditation because that hinders meditation. Just be confident that after some time you will start to notice the benefits of meditating during your day. You may be happier, feeling more at ease and calmer, and getting along better with others. You may start noticing these benefits soon, or it may take up to six months of meditating regularly before you start to notice these benefits. So just get in the habit of meditating regularly and then stick with it. And be patient with yourself – if you stop meditating for a day or two, just go back and start meditating again.

Lens @pranadelmar #baja #mexico #travelchick #wanderlust #wonderlust @alchemytours

Awake Dreaming I’ll Meet You There

“You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.”
–J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
The blue sky and perfect fluffy white clouds are a beautiful dream in your heart. The colors are so vibrant, whether they are the golden yellow rice ready to harvest or the bright green of the new rice, you feel like it’s all a lucid dream. Maybe you’re awake and maybe you’re still asleep.
This is where you’ll find me waiting in Bali.
Sep 3-24, 2017 #AlchemyofYoga RYT200 Teacher Training
April 1-29, 2018 RYT200 Teacher Training & 4/23 #yogaretreat
Lens #bali #passionpassport #indonesia #asia #travel #humblerice
Kubu Bali Baik Villa, Ubud.