Manifest Your Life

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“The Alchemist begins in the Andalusian region of Spain, where Santiago is a shepherd who dreams of traveling beyond the confines of his life. However, he is content with his routine and takes comfort in caring for his sheep. Santiago is not prepared to abandon his entire life just to travel until he meets a mysterious and magical man who changes his outlook. The man tells Santiago that each individual has a Personal Legend (Dharma), something that they truly desire, which is their PURPOSE in life to accomplish.”

When you break down the process of what true intention really is, you will find a process that unfolds before you. By applying this process, you create your intention. With a well defined MAP of your intentions, they become easier to MANIFEST. We will help support you through this process in practical and loving ways. 

1.    Know your purpose (Vision/Dharma): Your reason behind your intention is purpose. Having a purpose infers a more determined path. 
2.    Design your intent: This means a specific, measurable (quantitative and qualitative), plan of action. What, when, why, where, how.
3.    Improve your aim (GPS): By improving your aim, you add to your target effort directed toward attaining your intention. Remember it’s hard to make a bull’s eye if you don’t know where you’re aiming. 
4.    Include smaller items that will take little effort: manifesting smaller things actually creates a steady flow of energy and teaches us to appreciate the smaller goals as well.
5.    Manifest your Intentions: The goal is the result of your intention, put into action and attaining it by thought out effort and consistent focus. 

What are you manifesting in your life?

Three Reasons Why Yoga Teacher Training Changes Your Life

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1.  TRANSFORMATION HAPPENS FASTER
Something extraordinary happens while in a yoga teacher training program that breaks the bonds of ordinary awareness and expands the consciousness of each individual to a level that would otherwise would have taken years of ordinary living to attain.  This acceleration of evolution is mystical, meaning that the explanation of the change is beyond logic and reason.  The term from quantum physics,“quantum leap”, comes to mind.  A quantum leap means “a phenomena where an electron orbiting the nucleus of an atom changes its position without having traversed the space between its old and new orbit and without taking any time to do so.  As scientifically verifiable as this phenomenonis, it is also on the order of a miracle, for science has no explanation how this effect happens.”   This experience of waking up to the power of your own transformation fires you up to change the world. As Sri Swami Satchidananda says, “Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within.  If you walk in peace and express that peace in your very life, others will see you and learn something.”  In a teacher training tribe, you are learning at a faster rate exponentially. You feed off of one another’s passion and it makes everyone burn brighter. You are constantly being built up to reach higher into your best potentiality.

2.  SELF-REFLECTION LEADS TO SELF-EXPRESSION
Self-Study known as svadhaya is really the heart of yoga.  A 200‐hour program offers you a unique opportunity to make a deep commitment to learning more about yourself. The entire training community provides you honest, loving support from day one with complete inclusivity. Training programs are a safe haven: a nurturing sanctuary to engage in open‐minded self‐exploration. Teacher trainings are devoted to offering you an atmosphere in which freedom of self-expression, creativity, and passion for life are totally encouraged! In the 8‐limbed path of Yoga in order to effectively teach using your most authentic voice you can only teach what you know about yourself. Being a dedicated student of yoga for your own self-study will help you learn better ways to take care of yourself. And once you know how to self-comfort you are able to express who you are into the world in a dynamic yet unpretentious way.

3.  BREAK OLD HABITS
By taking a break from your daily life, unplugging from the pulls and pushes of technology and engaging in healthy activity (tapas) and conversation (self-study) while in the container of a teacher training program you are in an excellent environment to release unwanted habits.  Some of these habits include detoxing the physical body through a lot of moving and breathing.  You’ll do a lot of yoga poses!  The letting go of mental bonds and ego provides an emotional  transformation of surrender.  When we surrender and feel safe then healing begins.  Once relaxed we can see our old emotional paradigms emerge and the unhealthy mental habits which have formed as samskaras. From there the Spiritual Alchemy resets the internal dialogue to one of trusting the forward flow of grace.  Also, there is something very powerful about surrounding yourself with people who don’t know the encyclopedia of your past.  They see you as you really are and your potential for greatness.  This helps to reinforce your willingness to change for the better.  Even upon finishing a teacher training program life-long friendships are formed with like-mindedpeople who will support your growth and your new lifestyle choices. They will continue to support your spiritual maturity to show up fully and let go completely.

Interested in taking this hero’s journey to the depths of your soul? Take a look at our upcoming Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Trainings here.

What habits are you strengthening​?

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We all form habits as we go through life. Yoga teaches us that 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. So a key principle of yoga is to break our both our mental and physical attachments. This includes not just our attachments to material objects (like needing chocolate to be happy), but also attachments to only seeing things in one way or repeating the same thoughts over and over expecting a different result, which by the way is the textbook definition of insanity. Yoga gives us a chance to examine our behavioral patterns and realize that our habits, even the good ones, keep us stuck. Only then can we begin to break those attachments to allow true spiritual transformation to begin.

Alex Levin puts it like this, “habits allow us to not think about what we’re doing . . . giving us the illusion of ease. When we are under the illusion of ease, not thinking about what we’re doing. Breathing the same old way, moving the same old way, thinking the same old way we check out of the present, out of happiness itself.”

This constant alchemical experimentation allows you to find your best Yoga. The yoga that teaches it is possible to change the old paradigm and instead choose happiness in a new way every day.

You change your habits and all of sudden you see yourself, your potential, your life in a whole new way. And the changes we experience in how we think go with us way beyond class. The ripples are deep, extraordinary and long-lasting.

This is what lies at the heart of the best Yoga teachers. They want to help facilitate this #AlchemyofYoga, the changes that YOU want in your life.  And I am convinced we can make amazing transformations a three week 200 hour teacher training with the right facilitation and support.

Love yourself, love your day, love your life, Silvia Mordini

***Join us July 28-Aug 18, 2018 in Costa Rica at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort
with EMILY PERRY***

 

I am Grounded

During this #Vata season of fall, you might be feeling uprooted and scattered. Take a moment to reset by doing the following meditation for 1-20 minutes. However long you feel is sufficient to SLOW DOWN your mind.Lay down on your yoga mat, bed or couch. If you are prone to falling asleep, sit up right when some support behind you.

1. Start by simply noticing your breath – depth, pace and quality

2. Begin lengthening your breath by being more intentional about reducing the speed in which you inflate and deflate your chest.

3. If you’d like to incorporate a 4-count inhale and exhale, that can allow for your mind to be distracted by the cadence of your #pranayama (breathing exercise).

4. Once you get into a steady rhythm, start to imagine a red rope grow from your tailbone and dive into the earth beneath you all the way to our fiery core.

5. Wrap your rope around the earth’s core multiple times and repeat in your mind, “I am grounded” #continue until it feels right to release the mantra and grip around our care. Gradually return to your breath, body and reality.

#Meditation #meditate #stillness #stillnessissexy

Be in LOVE with Yourself

As a teacher, what if you let me be your Guide, your Sister, your Mentor?

If you did, I would say to you, STOP SEEKING IMPROVEMENT.

Be in LOVE with yourself as you ARE. Become more intimate with your OWN reality

And all I ask is that you show up, ready to do the work of spirit and dive deep into your self.

And from there be in love with your LIFE!

Namaste,
Silvia
www.alchemyofyoga.com
www.silviamordini.com

silvia@alchemytours.com for questions

Upcoming Teacher Training Schedule:
April 1-22, 2018 Bali 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Emily Perry & Silvia Mordini
May 5-12, 2018 Bali Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Silvia Mordini
July 28-Aug 18, 2018 Costa Rica RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training with Emily Perry & Silvia Mordini
Sept 1-22, 2018 Bali RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training with Silvia Mordini

5 WAYS TO INSPIRE PEACE TODAY

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Take 11 minutes to recite a peace mantra, sing a peace chant, pray, meditate on peace. (My first peace mantra I learned on Sunday mornings growing up: “Peace be with you.”)
– I am at Peace. Peace surrounds me. I am Peace. There shall be peace.
– I breathe in peace. I breathe out peace.
– Om Mani Padme Om
– Om Namo Narayana

Change your password to something including the word Peace. Every week you use your passwords hundreds of times, make each time count as a reminder for PEACE.

Every time you go to Starbucks or any coffee shop and they ask you the name to write on the cup ask them to write the word “Peace.” Walk around drinking peace, showing the world you care about peace.

Surround yourself with inspirational peace quotes at work, at home, on your smartphone:
“Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding.” -Albert Einstein
“Peace begins with a smile.” -Mother Teresa
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” -Dalai Lama
“Mankind must remember that peace is not God’s gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.” -Elie Wiesel
“If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.” -Desmond Tutu
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Watch this and feel into it by Tina Turner
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Om Om Om
Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Shantir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Poornam Bhavatu
Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu
Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

Mantra’s Meaning:
May there be happiness in all
May there be peace in all
May there be completeness in all
May there be success in all

Complaint Free Diet

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We have no more right to put our discordant states of mind into the lives of those around us and rob them of their sunshine and brightness than we have to enter their houses and steal their silverware. – Julia Moss Seton

When we complain we draw negative things to us because we’re putting out negative energy. Therefore one of the most important healthy habits we can learn is not to complain. Strip your mental diet of complaining and see for yourself the difference it makes!

What is a Complaint?

  • Criticism
  • Groan
  • Moan
  • Gripe
  • Whine
  • Gossip
  • Hostility
  • To express dissatisfaction or resentment.

 Top Reasons to Go Complaint-Free Starting Today:

1 – When you’re complaint-free, you learn to find solutions rather than staying stuck in the problem.

If you don’t offer yourself the option of complaining, then you might start training your brain to actually find solutions and get ideas. As Maya Angelou says, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”

2 – When you’re complaint-free, you shrink your ego.

Complaining builds your ego. It makes your ego stronger because it makes someone or something else wrong. And it makes you right. You become inflated and puffed up. Well, actually you don’t, but your ego does. Ceasing the complaining/criticizing/gossiping habit tells your ego that you are in charge and that you want to create new habits.

3 – When you’re complaint-free, you create happiness.

4 – When you’re complaint-free, it’s a conversation starter.

Imaginary scenario: Someone rushes into your office to gossip or whine. You get to simply smile and say, “Gosh, you know, I’d love to join in, but I’m in the middle of a 10 Day Complaint-free Challenge. Would you like to join me?” And the person says, “Huh? What’s that?” Then you get to propel the conversation in a different direction.

5 – When you’re complaint-free, it’s a conversation deepened.

That same person who rushes into your office will listen for a while and then say, “Wow, that’s a really great idea. I always notice how easy it is to complain, and I want to be more self-responsible…” You’ll then share a deeper connection when you each admit that you want to live more happy and focused lives.

6 – When you’re complaint-free, it becomes viral.

You start attracting more positive people to you. The negative people will walk away and just think you’re a complete moron. But then, you’ll start noticing positive curious people coming into your life because you are so much fun to be around.

7 – When you’re complaint-free, you banish lazy thinking.

Think about it – you can’t get much lazier than complaining and gossiping. It’s the same well-worn neural pathway you’ve trudged down day after day, along with 85% of the population. When you’re complaint-free, you find other things on which to focus. With alertness, you find new ways of seeing things.

8 – When you’re complaint-free with a group, you get to soar on the updraft of the great group energy.

When groups work together – even only on the level of intention – magic happens. It’s why people love Mastermind groups. You allow effortlessness when you link up with a group of like-minded people. Feel the Vibe? Join our Tribe today and create a cool updraft and all kinds of good things happen.

Love yourself, love your day, love your life!

~Silvia

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Top 10 Reasons to Try Yoga

Give yoga try and discover what it can do for body and mind.

A central premise in yoga is “everything is connected.” That’s clear when looking at the health and fitness benefits of yoga that have long been reported by practitioners and are now being confirmed by scientific research.

  1. STRESS RELIEF. Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, yoga helps to lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia.
  2. PAIN RELIEF. Yoga can ease pain. Studies have demonstrated that practicing yoga asanas (postures), meditation or a combination of the two, reduced pain for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases and hypertension as well as arthritis, back and neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, eczema, irritable bowel syndrome and other chronic conditions. Some practitioners report that even emotional pain can be eased through the practice of yoga.
  3. BETTER BREATHING. Yoga teaches people to take slower, deeper breaths. This helps to improve lung function, trigger the body’s relaxation response and increase the amount of oxygen available to the body.
  4. FLEXIBILITY. Yoga helps to improve flexibility and mobility, increasing range of movement and reducing aches and pains. Many people can’t touch their toes during their first yoga class. Practitioners begin to use the correct muscles to make the movement and, over time, the ligaments, tendons and muscles gradually lengthen and elasticity is increased. These gradual changes can mean that more and more poses are possible.
  5. INCREASED STRENGTH. Yoga asanas (postures) use every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength literally from head to toe. And, while the postures practiced in yoga strengthen the body, they also provide an additional benefit of helping to relieve muscular tension.
  6. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT. Yoga (even less vigorous styles) can aid weight control efforts by reducing the cortisol levels as well as by burning excess calories and reducing stress. Yoga also encourages healthy eating habits and provides a heightened sense of well being and self esteem.
  7. IMPROVED CIRCULATION. Yoga helps to improve circulation and, as a result of various poses, more efficiently moves oxygenated blood to the body’s cells.
  8. CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONING. Even gentle yoga practice can provide cardiovascular benefits by lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance and improving oxygen uptake during exercise.
  9. BETTER BODY ALIGNMENT. Yoga helps to improve body alignment, resulting in better posture and helping to relieve back, neck, joint and muscle problems.
  10. FOCUS ON THE PRESENT. Yoga helps us to focus on the present, to become more aware and to help create mind body health. It opens the way to improved coordination, reaction time and memory.

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Do you adore yourself?

Your Daily #HappinessRx: Please bring your palms together in namaste and with an inward focus toward our own hearts breath deeply.

As you close your eyes you turn into the darkness to see that inner light within the untouched place known as maja. It is a place unblemished by sadness or meanness or anger. It is the seat of wisdom known as our spiritual heart. The yogis believe that each of us replicates the world at large, embodying “rivers, seas, mountains, fields…stars and planets…the sun and moon” (Shiva Samhita, II.1-3). The outer sun, they asserted, is in reality a token of our own “inner sun,” which corresponds to our subtle, or spiritual, heart.

So, when we practice Surya Namaskar, which is a humble adoration of the insight of the self it namaskar stems from namas, which means “to adore.” (The familiar phrase we use to close our yoga classes, namaste—te means “you”—also comes from this root.) Each Sun Salutation begins and ends with the joined-hands mudra (gesture) touched to the heart with the intention behind it of “I adore myself”.

So today no matter the cold, snow or emotional challenges outside you see it is always sunny and sweet deep inside. Amidst the chaos of life there is an inner calm. Or as the poet writes, If the sun were not in love, he would have no brightness, the side of the hill no grass on it.

You light the fire of love
in earth and sky
in heart and soul
of every being.

Through your love
existence and nonexistence merge.
All opposites unite.
All that is profane
becomes sacred again.

#Rumi

Sneak Peak at Ubud, Bali with Alchemy of Yoga

When you get off the plane in Bali you instantly feel the higher vibrations. The people, architecture, shops, and restaurants all ooze a heightened awareness.

Do you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city? Or some excitement from the day to day routine? Join Alchemy of Yoga in #bali🌴 for a soulful retreat in 2018 that will bring you into the Now with a beautiful tribe of conscious humans.

Find more information about upcoming training on our website ❤️