The Practice of Ho’oponopono

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Begin by simply repeating the four phrases together: I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.

Repeat them as you walk, as you drive, as you go about your daily tasks. Let them become the default state of mind for you, replacing the random rambling of your ordinary thoughts. Play with them over the span of a month; make the mantra your grand obsession. Watch how it opens you and frees you as you put it into play.

“I’m Sorry. Please Forgive Me.”

If your goal is to focus on the positive—on those things that produce satisfaction, meaning, serenity, and joy—and you notice that you have been lost in replaying an argument you had with someone, or that you are wrapped in images of hurt, criticism, complaint or blame, you can instantly refocus by repeating, “I’m sorry. Please forgive me,” from your heart until you feel a sense of peace.

“Thank You. I Love You.”

Then, as peace enters you – and if you are genuine in asking for forgiveness, peace will indeed enter – you can respond to it with “Thank you. I love you.” Your thanks is for the gift of recognizing the negative thought, and for the relief that came when you chose to apologize for it. Your love is an appreciation for choosing to let go of the negative, to embrace the healing, the cleansing of it from your mind. And with your sincere utterance of gratitude and love, you set off a wave of joy.

You Are Responsible

According to the teachings of Ho’oponopono (and just about every other system of well­being as well), you are responsible for everything that you experience. Everything you see, think, notice, hear and feel is a creation of your own mind. All your reactions and interpretations are of your making, based in memories from the past.

Have you become upset? Are you irritated? Pressured? Repulsed? Disgusted? Distressed? Accept that you are reacting to nothing but memory, apologize and ask forgiveness, over and over and over again, until you feel release. Then give thanks for the grace that cleansed your mind and freed you from the weight of your burden.

Circumstances arise that expose us to our shadows, to the places in us where darkness dwells. They come as teachers, to give us an opportunity to see our errors of interpretation and to shine the correcting light of truth on them. Ho’oponopono’s mantra brings the correcting light. It’s not necessary to understand what caused the darkness or why; you only need to release it, and the mantra ushers in the release.

When a troublesome person enters your sphere, he or she, too, has come to teach you peace and joy. As you watch your automatic negative reactions rise, egin your inner mantra. “I’m sorry that I react to this person so negatively. I’m sorry that I have closed my heart and mind. I’m sorry that I’m not really listening, that I’m not seeing the person behind the behavior. Please forgive me. I’m sorry. Thank you. I love you.”

Whether you think so at the moment or not, on some level you love even the annoying or threatening one who is standing before you. In different circumstances, at a different time, you would clearly see what is there to be loved. Repeat “I love you” as you listen to the rant. See how it calms and centers you. See how

it softens the moment. See how it impacts and transforms not only you but the one who came to teach you in the first place.

What Does Alchemy of Yoga Offer Students?

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Alchemy of Yoga is unique from other teacher training programs. While you will learn a great deal about intelligent alignment and how to teach asana safely, our self-development program is first and foremost a journey in self-discovery. You will learn how to unblock the obstacles to your happiness by tapping into your greatest potential and living from your highest self.

The role of Silvia Mordini and the rest of the Alchemy of Yoga team is to inspire you and provide loving support into self-inquiry. We kindly hold space for your growth in a way that stays true to your authenticity both during and after teacher training. We enthusiastically believe it is a privilege to serve you as soulful and sensitive mentors today and always.

In completing Alchemy of Yoga’s 200-Hour Teacher Training Program, you will be empowered to:

  • Embrace your potential and live from your highest self
  • Awaken your inner power to be more self-confident
  • Ignite your passion to love your life as you live your dharma
  • Embark upon the life-long path of self-study + self-discovery
  • Commit to allowing your most authentic self to shine out both on and off the mat
  • Tune into your own intuition while listening to both your body wisdom and your heart
  • Honor Both the Sacred Masculine and Sacred Feminine
  • Master the physical aspects of asana practice through an approach rooted in safety and alignment
  • Develop a personal yoga, meditation, and pranayama practice
  • Explore all eight limbs of yoga philosophy in addition to the chakras, elements, and other energetic healing systems
  • Believe in magic
  • Design and confidently lead intelligent, alignment-driven, and theme-based Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative classes
  • Infuse your signature style into class sequencing and presentation
  • Adapt classes to varied fitness and experience levels of your students
  • Become part of an international world-wide Alchemy Kula (community of brothers and sisters)
  • Be Kind All the Time

    Upon completion of the program you will be eligible for:

  • Registration through Yoga Alliance once you have completed practicum materials
  • Ongoing support, mentorship, and resources through the Alchemy of Yoga Alumni Program

    Most of all, you will graduate as a Happiness Ambassador ready to authentically and effectively inspire others while carrying out Alchemy of Yoga’s ultimate mission to Teach Peace.

 

Watch Silvia move with beauty and grace in her original vinyasa flow:

Create your YES list today!

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It’s time to say YES to your happiest life! Here are a few prompts on how to shift your mindset from what you “can’t” do to what you CAN do in your pursuit of your goals:
 
What do you Say YES to in your Life Right now?
 
What LIGHTS you UP? Name the key things that give you strength and inspiration.
 
Ask yourself if the things on this list support you in waking up each day with enthusiasm and passion to live your best life?
 
Post copies of your “YES List” where you can see, and reference them every day. Use this as a ritual to affirm and help manifest what you want more of in your life
 
“Imagine you have permission to be happy and to really enjoy your life. Your life is free of conflict with yourself and with others.” – The Four Agreements
 
What is being described is the Alchemy of Happiness. You deserve this. No waiting. No conditions. You can start today. Change Your Happiness Set-Point Today!
 
#happiness #happinessrx #liveyourbestlife #believe #YES #manifestation

How do you show yourself love?

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ― Buddha

How do you show yourself love?
Do you make time for self care?
Do you stop & listen to your truest intention?

Allow Silvia to help you dive deeper into your true self by quieting the mind though meditation and yoga in Bali at luxury resort, Alam Puisi Villas Ubud!
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Get a taste of Silvia’s innovative sequencing in gorgeous Baja. Do you see the wild horses running in the backdrop?!

Spiritual Immersions of Self-Discovery, Sun, & Soul

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Spiritual Immersions – Ask yourself if this is your Motivation:
 
-Do you want to learn more about yourself?
-Do you want to learn more about yoga asana and/or philosophy?
-Do you want a soulful luxury vacation with private pool?
 
The answer isn’t Yoga Teacher Training necessarily. Just because you want more authentic Dharma Studies doesn’t mean you have to do a full 200 hour yoga teacher training.
 
Instead, immerse yourself:
Fall in love with yourself as you are.
Be free.
Attract your best life!
 
Take a deep soul plunge with me in Bali through my 13 year old Alchemy of Yoga School.
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I’m here in Bali already waiting for you 🙂
 
MODULE 1 – 50 Hours (any week can be done stand alone)
April 15-22, 2017
Triple Lodging + Private Pool: $999
Double Lodging + Private Pool: $1299
Single Lodging + Private Pool: $1599
 
MODULE 1 AND 2 – 108 Hours
April 15-29, 2017
Triple Lodging + Private Pool: $1899
Double Lodging + Private Pool: $1999
Single Lodging + Private Pool: $1599
 
MODULE 1&2&3 = 200 Hours RYT Yoga Alliance Certification
April 15-May 6, 2017
Triple Lodging + Private Pool:Special Discount $3,099
Double Lodging + Private Pool: Special Discount $3,599
Single Lodging & Private Pool: Special Discount $4,099
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These immersions are unapologetically spiritual. They are also incredibly fun and amazing cultural integrations.
 
This is that sangha, meeting place where it’s more than just a yoga retreat, but has the flexibility to not be a full on yoga teacher training. It transformative and customized for YOU!
 
I would love to have this time to delve deeper into dharma together.
I am so excited to share this spiritual immersion with you in Bali! If you have any questions about the trip EG how to book travel please contact us at hello@alchemytours.com
PM ME 206-886-5743
 
Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia
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Why is Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training So Unique?

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Alchemy of Yoga teacher training program’s are uniquely designed to guide students to tap into their natural rhythm and connect themselves and their practice to the elements around us and within us through the chakra system. Through this understanding of the chakras we learn to heal ourselves and align with our highest potential, tapping into our natural alchemy of peace, happiness and love once again with our own unique expression.

Overview of Alchemy of Yoga

Earth: Foundation – Rooting into Self and Manifestation (Chakra 1, East)
Water: Emotional Alchemy – Tapping into Your Potential and Living in Possibility (chakra 2, west)
Fire: Physical Alchemy (tapas) – Discovering Your Optimal Performance (Chakra 3, South)
Air: Mental Alchemy (svadhaya) – Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness
Ether/Space: Spiritual Alchemy (Ishvara Pranidhana) – Transformation into the Infinite (Chakra 5,6 & 7, omnidirectional)

How Does Alchemy of Yoga Work?

Chapter 2, Verse 1 of the Yoga Sutras sets forth how the Alchemy of Yoga actually works.
“Tapas svadhaya ischvara pranidhana kriya yoga” Translated to mean that yoga helps us to transform ourselves on three levels

1. Physical Alchemy – Tapas: 

To ignite the changes we want to make in our lives we must set a solid foundation. Traveling through the elements we work our way through the first three chakras
Muladhara (Earth): To manifest our desires we must have strong roots within ourselves
Svadhisthana (Water): Tapping into our limitless potential to create our dreams and desires
Manipura (Fire): Igniting the fire of your burning desires and dreams through action

2. Mental Alchemy – Svadhaya:

In yoga we study the self to learn about the self. Here the mental alchemy is through self-observation. By witnessing our thoughts we become aware of our mental patterns, the obstacles to our happiness. We journey through the heart and throat chakra to align the love and wisdom from our hearts and communicate it out to the world, aligning our thoughts, words and actions with our truth.
Anahata (Air): Our inner wisdom becomes available to us when we open up the heart and learn to surrender to love, letting go of what is no longer in alignment with our hearts
Vishudha (Air): Communicating our wisdom learned from the heart with clarity and truth.

3. Spiritual Alchemy – Ishvara Pranidhana:

Spiritual Alchemy- Ishvara Pranidhana: As we are doing and watching, we let go of the ego of judgement. We move beyond wanting life to be different and begin to feel the surrender that allows what is being offered to mix together. We understand that there is no reason to stop this flow for its natural current is to align with the current of grace that is everywhere outside us. Beauty becomes our way of life. Happiness becomes our natural alchemy once again.
Ajna (Ether): We open up through the third eye so we can sink back as the observer. As we do this, all negative thoughts and egoistic tendencies dissolve and we return back to stillness, happiness and love. We surrender to the guidance of our inner wisdom and know that all the answers we seek lie within us.
Sahasrara (Ether): The flow of grace all around us flows through us from an open crown (7th) chakra. We become the embodiment of the Divine, a unique expression of consciousness, dwelling in our natural alchemy of love and peace.

#AlchemyofYogaRYT200 begins in 2 weeks, April 15 – May 6, 2017 #YogaTeacherTraining  $2999 ($600 discount) for 22 days of self discovery and adventure; lodging and food are included.

Allow Silvia to hold space for you to get to know yourself.

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Does Yoga Make you Sexy?

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By: Silvia Mordini, featured on DoYouYoga.com

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.

Does yoga make you sexy? Yes, of course it does.

Audrey Hepburn said, “There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.”

She also said, “I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.” And she’s absolutely right.

When we are feeling peaceful and centered, our faces do look prettier. And when we are kinder and move more fluidly, we are more attractive. And the yoga does slow us down to make more heartfelt connections to other people.

Read full article here.

Are you interested in joining the Alchemy of Yoga Community?

Join Silvia Mordini and special Guest Teachers for a complete 3-week immersion that eliminates the distractions of daily life for most profound self-study on the “Island of Love,” Bali. This program is for you if you’ve ever felt called to experience the nurturing energy of Bali Bundra (Mother Bali). Click here to learn more about this yoga teacher training program.

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It’s time to recognize your true potential

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YOU deserve to experience your own MAGIC. 

There comes a point when you decide it’s time to Claim Your Best Life and realize how Great you can feel. 

You raise BOTH your hands in the air and say YES!

Today choose AlchemyofYogaRYT200 Hour #yogateachertraining to support your ultimate #Transformation and feel your magic. 

Bali RTY200 Yoga Teacher Training April 15-May 6, 2017

Triple Lodging & Private Pool: $2,949
Double Lodging & Private Pool:$3499
Single Lodging & Private Pool: $3,999

What’s included? 22 days of private villa, private bathroom, your own private pool for your villa. All meals, special cultural activities, and ALL 200 hour training.

**Live in Paradise and come away as a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher RYT200**

ALCHEMY OF YOGA SCHOOL: Authenticity and joyful self-confidence in living YOUR dharma! 

“The freedom we are looking for is the freedom to be ourselves”  

– Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements

Email silvia@alchemytours.com with questions
Register at https://alchemyofyoga.com/bali/
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Why Fake Your Practice and Yoga Teaching?

how-stressed-out-are-youBy Silvia Mordini, featured on DoYouYoga.com

In school, you can try to fake knowing more than you do but when it comes time for the test the truth comes out by way of your grade.

In bed you can try to fake feeling more than you do, even orgasm, but when it comes down to it you’re only fooling yourself if you think your partner can’t tell.

In teaching yoga, you can show up, pretending to be “ultra spiritual” a la JP Sears and act the part of a yoga teacher, even faking happiness and serenity, but eventually one of two things will happen to you:

  1. You’ll fall apart or give up from the exhaustion of pretending.
  2. Your students will call you out as being a Poser.

You can’t keep faking you have your shit together if you really don’t and aren’t even trying to discern what is real or not. Yoga is like truth serum and it will make you tell on yourself.

…Until you wake up.

Read full article here.

The Importance of Community in Yoga

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By Silvia Mordini, featured on DoYouYoga.com

My favorite part of yoga is community — the coming together of humans of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, ages, interests to share the same experience. That’s why I go back everyday as a teacher and as a student.

Science tells us that being in a healthy community is good for us. The vibration of positive-minded people raises our vibrational frequency, and this shared joy elevates our spirits.

This is talked about in Yoga Sutra Chapter 2.33 Pratipaksha Bhavana. Essentially, the sutras spell out that if we are imbalanced mentally, physically, or emotionally, then we are not living our true nature which is joy. Therefore, engaging with others trying to think happy thoughts helps us create happy thoughts as well.

Positive energy creates and attracts more positive energy! Community that breeds higher vibration contributes to raising consciousness for all.

Read full article here.

Are you interested in joining the Alchemy of Yoga Community?

Join Silvia Mordini and special Guest Teachers for a complete 3-week immersion that eliminates the distractions of daily life for most profound self-study on the “Island of Love,” Bali. This program is for you if you’ve ever felt called to experience the nurturing energy of Bali Bundra (Mother Bali). Click here to learn more about this yoga teacher training program.

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