I Never Wanted to be a Yoga Teacher

As Teachers we never know how we live in the mind of our students. So it’s up to us to share our real stories so the imaginary one’s don’t gain traction.

Myth debunked: I never wanted to be a Yoga Teacher.

I had serious career goals like being promoted to be the youngest Supervisor, as well as promoted to youngest Manager, and youngest Associate Director, and Director. I was on a fast track in the corporate world and I loved it! I earned more money in year 3 of my work life than what it cost my parents to build their first new home in the Midwest.

If my Father was alive as I successfully climbed the corporate ladder, he never would have believed that being paid that much money was possible, let alone the lifestyle that came with being a corporate Road Warrior. Even to me it was mind blowing at times.

I craved the promotions and the increased earnings. I was energized by saving money and watching my bank accounts grow. I felt proud to own my first home at twenty-three years old. I got addicted to the next big job and bump in salary. I worked round the clock to be a step ahead of colleagues.

I was in constant competition and didn’t even consider there was another way to exist.

I was going to win.

And I did.

I did everything “right.” I proved in the way that most of society deems appropriate that I am successful in the ways it really counts like money and job titles. What happened next was not just one thing but a series of moments of enlightenment that made me realize I had everything I was supposed to want but I wasn’t any happier.

One of those moments that woke me up was being in a hit and run at the age of twenty-five. I had to stop working because I was in total recovery. I had a lot of time to lay there and ponder the “why” of things. I went through existential angst. I questioned everything, such as Who Am I? Why am I here? What’s it all for? Who’s it for?

Why am I doing the things I do?

As an adult part of my recovery was to do yoga at a community college after hours, the only place nearby that had classes. I was the youngest in the class by thirty years. I fell in love with savasana.

I was only doing this so I could go back to making money, getting promoted and doing my life right. It worked. I got better, I healed and still I had zero interest in teaching yoga.

Somewhere within 24 months of using yoga for my healing and strength conditioning I met a friend who was teaching yoga at a local fitness center. She loved yoga and encouraged me to learn more. If she hadn’t implied I was “good” at yoga I don’t know that I would have signed up for the only yoga teacher training coming to the area. It was a weekend long event.

I completed the course and still I had no burning desire to teach yoga.

I practiced yoga. I loved the way it made me feel. The stronger I felt within myself something started to change and it wasn’t an “aha” lightning bolt moment but instead more like a dimmer switch that got brighter gradually. I decided to apply at two local fitness centers and miraculously got hired. But remember those were the days yoga was just starting on to appear on fitness schedules like once or twice per week.

Myth debunked: I never wanted to teach Yoga full-time as a profession.

If you told me then that I would quit my high paying, glamorous job to teach yoga full-time for $20 for that one hour with 4 hours of preparation I would have laughed. That notion seems ridiculous then and even now on some level.

Honestly I don’t know what happened along the way exactly. I taught, people came to my classes and returned again and again. I was only teaching for fun because I had a serious respectable job and that made it ok. I loved doing yoga. I practiced every day at home and took as many classes as I could. If was going to teach yoga I was going to become the BEST teacher possible.

I craved more knowledge and took trainings, workshops, classes non-stop. I traveled the United States following my teachers to learn more from them. I just couldn’t get enough yoga. I became just as addicted to yoga as I had been to promotions and making more money.

I spent more time asking better and better questions and figuring out the answers to “who am I?” and “why am I doing the things I do?”

I still look around when people refer to me as a Yoga Teacher. It feels a little bit odd like I can’t believe it. I don’t know what they mean by saying this.

What I know is that yoga saved my life more than once. It changed me. It made me a nicer kinder person. It healed my physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual pain. It put me in charge of my own happiness. It connected me to a deep inner strength and courage I didn’t know I had in that way.

Yoga heals.

Yoga inspires your BEST life.

And at some point all I wanted to do was share what I know. But it’s not so much about Yoga as it is about LOVE. So if you call me a Teacher, the subject I’m teaching is the essence of who we are as Love Alchemists, it is the nature of our very nature, which is love. It starts with love and ends with love.

So yes, I never wanted to be a Yoga Teacher but as a Love Alchemist I teach the Dharma of Love using Yoga, amongst many modalities, to inspire you to live from love as well.

You can call me a Love Teacher.

Not a Yoga Teacher.

Myth debunked: I never wanted to own a yoga studio (read the next article)


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
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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.
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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!
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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
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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!
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RYT 200 Hour and RYT 300 Hour Teacher Trainings
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We have 1 spot left in a double room. Is that you? Message me 1 206 886 5743

Tribe Matters

April 1-22, 2018 Bali Yoga Teacher Training

22 days all included
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Tribe matters.

Allow me to hold space for you to get to know yourself. That’s all. And from there:
Be in LOVE with your life!
From there grow in love with your #tribe and
Be in love with the world!
Join our #Alchemy family. ❤
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Who Is This For?
* You have the desire to learn “How to Live a LIFE Inspired” for lasting change by cultivating inner happiness and outer bliss.
* You are ready to authentically and effectively inspire others to live their best lives.
* You feel called to teach about the interconnectedness of all people, nature, energies, past and future through the Alchemy of Love.
* You are ready to be held accountable for your Happiness.
* You love Yoga!
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Benefits You Can Expect:
* We will uncover the obstacles to your happiness
* We will show you how to tap into your greatest potential & live from your highest self
* We will make practical how to live your dharma
* We will hold you accountable for radical self-love and help you design self-care strategies (including daily meditation and mantra)
* We will guide you through in-depth development of business strategy, personal growth and soulful happiness.
* Personalized Business Coaching to develop your authentic brand, mission and vision.
* Personalized Spiritual Coaching offering you energy medicine prescriptions for happiness informed by your dosha, astrology, chakra balance, karma and your guides.
* An action plan to grow your business in an energetically sustainable way – no burnout!
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Together by you doing your best YOU, we will fully live the MISSION to #TEACH #PEACE with support of your love tribe.
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Prerequisites for this program?
1. You are ready to go DEEP and show up as your true SELF.
2. You believe in magic.
3. You value and benefit from tribe
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Reach out with questions silvia@alchemytours.com
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Registration is OPEN with $300 OFF !
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https://www.alchemyofyoga.com/ytt/bali/
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http://www.silviamordini.com

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#teachpeace #loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife #selfacceptance

Feel our Vibe Join our Tribe

How can you tell if you belong to our #alchemyofyoga tribe?
Well, here’s how:
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You are receptive to learning.
You are teachable.
You are looking for more than the asana.
You have a deeper intention than the goal of RYT — you wish to learn and embody the practice of yoga.
You have been on the path seeking education, information, self-learning, personal growth.
You agree to apply the Four Agreements: Don’t Make Assumptions; Be Impeccable with your Word; Don’t take Anything Personally, Always. Do Your Best. LEARN MORE HERE.
You benefit from tribe and community.
You are kind and sensitive.
You actively practice acceptance.
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If you want to learn more then click on our latest @alchemyofyoga newsletter and find out for yourself why we fully believe Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe.
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Details in Alchemy Newsletter about upcoming #yoga teacher trainings:
April 1-22, 2018 #Bali
July 28-Aug 18, 2018 #CostaRica
Sept 1-22, 2018 Bali
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The Four Agreements for Happiness

“The freedom we are looking for is the freedom to be ourselves”
Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz serves as a foundational philosophy for creating authenticity, love, and happiness in your life as you step into the seat of awareness. In practice, these seemingly simple agreements have far-reaching implications that serve as a lens to our thought patterns & behavioral processes as you study the self. In essence, the agreements help you “break those agreements that come from fear & deplete our lives” while engaging in the active process of lifelong transformation. Not coincidentally, these principles align beautifully with yoga philosophy as a complementary practice founded in self-love.

The Four Agreements CHANGED MY LIFE.  It is a quick yet deeply insightful read that you are bound to revisit — each time revealing increased clarity as you move through the waves of life. The book is on the required reading list for my alchemy of yoga teacher training program because I believe in it so much. The Four Agreements can be purchased new or used for under $10 on amazon.com, otherwise check your library!

Authenticity and Joyful Self-confidence in Living YOUR Dharma

ALCHEMY OF YOGA means “Authenticity and joyful self-confidence in living YOUR dharma!”
1. First step is making time to dedicate yourself to yourSELF.
2. Second step is defining your dharma.
3. Third step is joyfully living your dharma!
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13 year old #AlchemyofYoga is part #MysterySchool as well as Yoga Alliance accredited #yogateachertrainig program. You can receive either your RYT200 hour or RYT500 hour with us. ::
If you feel called to take a deep soul plunge all the way to the honeyed heart of your #dharma than join Emily Perry and me and your #SoulTribe in 2018.
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BEAUTIFUL 2018 YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS
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APRIL 1-22, 2018 (Limit 22 Trainees) Eden Estate Villas
Double Lodging: $3999 – $500 Early Bird Special$3,499 USD
Single Lodging: $4299 -$500 Early Bird Special $3,799 USD
Single Lodging + Private Pool: $4,999-$500 Early Bird Special $4,499)
NON-Residential BALI: $1599 (Includes use of facilities + all meals+training)

MAY 5-12, 2018 (Limit 11 Trainees) ADVANCED YTT Villa Shanti
Non Residential $899 (no discounts)
Triple Lodging: $1595 USD Early Birds $1295
Double Lodging: $1895 USD Early Birds $1595
Single Lodging: $2395 USD Early Birds $2095
NON-Residential BALI: $1599 (Includes use of facilities + all meals+training)

COSTA RICA July 28-August 18, 2018 Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort
All rooms with AC
Triple room with Shared Bath: $3,800
Double room Shared Bath: $4,499
Queen Bungalow Double Private Bath: $5,100
Single room Shared Bath: $4,699
NON-Residential CR: $1599 (Includes use of facilities + training)

SEPTEMBER 1-22, 2018 (Limit 18 Trainees) Villa Tanah Shanti
Triple Lodging: $3590 USD ($500 Early Bird Special: $3,099)
Double Lodging: $3990 USD ($500 Early Bird Special: $3,490)
NON-Residential BALI: $1599 (Includes use of facilities + all meals+training)

Timeout for Self Love

All I want for #Christmas is a Timeout for #SelfLove.

Always ask for what you want, the universe has a better chance of bringing you what you need and all the resources you require this way.

Don’t forget until December 31st you receive $600 OFF @alchemyofyoga RYT200 Hour #Yoga Teacher Training

APRIL 1-22, 2018 IN BEAUTIFUL BALI!
Guided by EMILY PERRY YOGA @emilyperryyoga and @inspiredyogagal #SilviaMordini
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April 1-22, 2018 (Limit 22 Trainees) Eden Estate Villas
Double Lodging: $3999 USD ($600 Early Bird Special: $3,399)
Single Lodging: $4299 USD ($600 Early Bird Special: $3,699)
Single Lodging + Private Pool: $4,899 USD ($600 Early Bird Special: $4,299)
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https://alchemyofyoga.com/bali/
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Details at link and all you need is a deposit to receive Christmas Savings 🙂 Questions? 206 886 5743 or emilyperryyoga@gmail.com

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!
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Eden Estate #Ubud is our home while in #Bali for #AlchemyofYoga Teacher Training $500 OFF UNTIL NOV 30, 2017!



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Spiritual Maintenance Means Taking a Break

I AM resting.

I’m taking a break for Spiritual Maintenance.
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Truth is I still work too much, too many long hours, not enough savasana in my life. Daily I recommit to my #selfcare to constantly do the work of maintaining balance between #Giving and #Receiving.
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On a bigger level I’m refining where I can be deeper in alignment with love. To love myself, love my day and love my life.
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I’m not waiting for 2018 I’m dedicated to more Bhakti and bhukti now 💕🌻🌈☀️🎶🌴

Manifest Kindness

When we live our kindness so much so that it becomes no different than breathing, it simply becomes a part of us.

May we all manifest a world where kindness is almost invisible.

#secondnature #bekind #manifest #kindness
@alchemyofyoga #bali
Feel our vibe? Join our tribe.

http://www.alchemyofyoga.com — at Villa Tanah Shanti.