Creating Your Mission Statement

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INTENTION AS A MISSION STATEMENT

The word for Intention in Sanskrit is Sankalpa.  Ask yourself, “What happiness are you manifesting? Are you living a life you love?”

And in order to realize our greatest potential, to manifest our biggest dreams we have to take charge of our I AM statements answering this question:  Who Am I? This is the foundation of successful intention setting.

INTENTION SETTING

 “Our intention creates our reality.”Wayne Dyer

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

Intention is the core of all conscious life.
 Conscious intention colors and moves everything.” – Master Hsing Yun

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. Here is how you map out your intentions.

Ask yourself: What do you want to become or achieve? What would having it feel like to me?

  1. Have purpose (Vision Statement/Dharma): Your reason behind your intention is purpose. Having a purpose infers a more determined path.
  • What would you do with your life if no one could criticize or praise you?
  • How would you spend your time if no one else cared or was watching?
  • Would your life be very different? How? What does this tell you about how much power you give to other people and other people’s opinions?
  1. Design your intent: This means a specific, measurable (quantitative and qualitative), plan of action. What, when, why, where, how.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Reach your goal: The goal is the result of your intention, put into action and attaining it by thought out effort and consistent focus.

CREATE YOUR INTENTION LIST

  • Believe in the possibility that we can ALL be Spiritual Millionaires!
  • Create your list of 3 to 10 intentions (each month on the day of the New Moon)
  • Write them out using the words “I intend…” (Intention is not the same as wishing which is self-defeating and implies you can’t do it.)
  • Make copies and post where you can see them. Take a photo of it and make it your screen saver.
  • Review your list every day. (EG easy if it’s on your smart phone)
  • As your intentions come true, rewrite your list without that one on it. Add new intentions as you see fit.
  • Delete or replace intentions that are no longer relevant.
  • Share your intentions with positive friends or loved ones.
  • Repeat this affirmation “I will receive the things that I have intended.”

INTENTION SETTING POINTERS

Don’t live life by accident

How we Limit Ourselves:

  • Hide behind goals that are too big
  • Or lose inspiration because goals are too limited, and small
  • Tire out when goals are too showy (are they for you or others)
  • Don’t wake up and see what your life is and to the degree you are influencing it

Suggestions:

  • Allow failure
  • Surround yourself with like minded people
  • Cultivate collaboration and community

Your Intention Should Include:

  • Write it down and make sure its stated using active language
  • Needs to be specific.
  • Needs to be worded in the present tense.
  • Use your own words, keep it real.
  • Must be measurable, both quantitatively and qualitatively.
  • Must be memorizable
  • Needs to be achievable in the next 6-12 months.
  • Focus on the result you are seeking or the attitude, you intend to achieve or both.
  • In your heart, you must believe you can achieve your intention.
  • Must be stated in words you actually say.

EXAMPLES

  1. I take away people’s pain, shortcut it, prevent it where possible, and help them make that quantum leap to happiness.
  2. I enjoy my life more because I make time for my partner, family/friends, fun and adventure!
  3. I have a spiritual partner who shares my ideals and deep love for life. I am in love and happy. My relationship is a source of bliss.
  4. I practice meditation daily and it enriches every aspect of my life.
  5. I feel free. I am thriving!
  6. I am present. (implying no longer distracted)
  7. I believe in the power of Yoga to heal and transform. I create an environment where each persons strengths and passions are nurtured, guided and celebrated where practice in a safe, effective way with optimal alignment, self-compassion and enthusiasm with respect for yoga’s traditions and philosophies.  

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Mantras + Chanting

 The word mantra means “tool” for the mind”. From the Shiva Sutras: man= to reflect, to be aware, tra= that which saves: “mental awareness by which one feels one’s identity with the highest reality enshrined in a mantra, and thus saves oneself from a sense of separateness and difference characteristic of the world”. Sally Kempton says that mantra are articulated sounds that approximate the “unsounded sound,” the vibration of the infinite that throbs in the silence of pure consciousness. High, subtle vibrations are said to be embedded in the syllables of mantra; they are said to be sounds heard by sages long ago (Rishis).

Yoga Sutra II.33: vitarka badhane pratipaksha bhavanam
Upon being harassed by negative thoughts, one should cultivate counteracting thoughts.

MANTRAS + BENEFITS

OM SHAM SHANAYA NAMAHA

Promotes calm and forgiveness. Earth energy. Root chakra. Gives peace when faced with difficulties. Relieves stress and anxiety. This mantra will slow down your mind, giving it stability and rest. Promotes sleep. Antidote to insomnia.

OM HRAM HREEM HRAUM SAH SURYAY NAMAHA

The Surya Beej mantra has the magnificent power to create a life of abundance with prosperity & austerity and also has the healing powers to remove diseases and negative impacts of any nature.

OM SOM SOMAYA NAMAH

This mantra balances the nervous system, regulate tension and chronic stress, which is the norm for many people in today’s hyper-stimulated lifestyle.

OM HANUMATE NAMAH

Chanting this mantra can increase physical strength, stamina and power.

OM NAMO BHAGAVATE VASUDEVAYA

Krishna proclaims “Everybody should recite “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya” mantra daily whenever possible. Krishna respond to the call of the heart immediately and invariably. This mantra is to be used to attain freedom from the “Karmic Wheel” that keeps us bound to cycle after cycle of incarnations. It is a Karmic eraser.

OM GURUVE NAMAH

Lord Guru (Jupiter) signifies wealth, fame, children, higher education, and religion. The person, who wants to enhance these aspects in his life, should opt for Mantra chanting of Lord Guru (Jupiter). Since Lord Guru (Jupiter) is also indicative of obesity, diabetes, diseases relating to liver, gall bladder, pancreas. This mantra can encourage recovery or warding off these physical ailments.

OM SHUM SHUKRAYA NAMAHA

Chanting this mantra with sincere devotion helps alleviate laziness, increases energy and develops creative potential, stability in the financial condition, perfect health, and longevity.

OM SHRI MAHA LASHMIYEI NAMAHA

The intense vibratory magical energy produced by repetitive chanting (aloud or mentally) of the mantra produces an energy field which attracts prosperity, abundance, and fortune. In addition to assisting with wealth and love, the mantra is also used for blessing the space within the home.

Alchemy of Yoga Scholarships

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Alchemy of Yoga is whole-heartedly devoted to the art of self-study. When a yogi feels called to step into the deeper world of self-study, we never wish for finances to impede this path.

A 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training requires a significant investment on several levels — not only the financial consideration, but also the commitment of time + resources.

The investment is in yourself and it yields transformation on the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual planes.

Alchemy of Yoga is unique from other teacher training programs in that it goes way beyond mastering yoga poses. While you will learn a great deal about asana, it is truly a journey in self-discovery. The role of Silvia Mordini and the rest of the Alchemy team is to provide the inspiration into this self-inquiry and hold space for your growth in a way that is true to your authenticity. 

Alchemy of Yoga’s Heart Medicine Scholarship

WHO CAN APPLY?

Students who commit to teaching yoga to underserved communities and people of all backgrounds, colors, religions, and orientations after they complete the Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training.

HOW TO APPLY?

Email Silvia (silvia@alchemytours.com) and Ferrah (Ferrahchino@gmail.com) a detailed one-page letter about why yoga is important to you, why you want to become a yoga instructor, a detailed plan on how you plan to teach an underserved population (300-500 words max). Please include which training you’re planning to/ have applied for (location and year).  Key words to think about when writing your letter: fire, spirited, soulful, movement, inspiration, brave, teaching peace, artistic, experimental, pioneering, abundant, worldly, humanitarian, whole-hearted and passion.

REQUIRED ACTIVITY:

You are also required to create daily posts (blog, photos, or commentary) on your preferred social media platforms leading up to training and throughout. One month prior to training, scholarship recipient should create daily posts about Alchemy of Yoga’s program and instructors. As we progress through training, awardee will be asked to document their training experience with written commentary and photos of activities. Each post should include Alchemy of Yoga tags (@alchemyofyoga @inspiredyogagal @emilyperryyoga #teachpeach #alchemyofyogaryt200 #alchemyofyoga).

After the completion of training, please send Ferrah (FerrahChino@gmail.com) an detailed explanation of your classes teaching underserved populations.

Scholarships vary from $500 – $1,000.

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Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training in Bali!

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Join Silvia for a hero’s journey to the soul during Alchemy of Yoga’s 200 hour yoga teacher training in Bali September 3-24, 2017.

#AlchemyofYoga Teacher Training is wholeheartedly dedicated to the art of self-study through SELF-exploration. This training will transform your doubts and ignite your passion for life. Happiness becomes your natural alchemy. LIMIT 13 TRAINEES.
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SELF INVESTMENT September 3-24, 2017 at Kubu Bali Baik Villa, Ubud.
Double Lodging: $3590 USD Early Birds $2999!
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Upcoming Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training in Bali!

Alchemy of Yoga is leading a Yoga Teacher Training RYT-200 at Kubu Bali Baik, September 3-24, 2017!

$600 off the first 6 trainees who sign up!

Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training is wholeheartedly dedicated to the art of self-study through SELF-exploration.Consider this the ultimate adventure! A Hero’s Journey that will both challenge and encourage you to embrace your potential and awaken your inner power. This training will transform your doubts and ignite your passion for life. Happiness becomes your natural alchemy.

Upon completion, you will be prepared to design and confidently lead intelligent alignment driven Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative classes, all with your own signature style. You will also have the skill to adapt to varied fitness and experience levels of your students.

You will graduate as a Happiness Ambassador ready to authentically and effectively inspire others!

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Foundational Alchemy – Rooting into Yourself & Manifestation

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Emotional Alchemy  Tapping into Your Potential, Living in Possibility

Ffire-elementIRE:

Physical Alchemy – Discovering Your Optimal Performance

Aair-elementIR:

Mental Alchemy – Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness

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Spiritual Alchemy – Transformation into Living & Teaching Yoga

Congratulation Alchemy of Yoga Graduates!

I’m so proud of everybody in our #Bali Kula! ✨😘

Walk with me for a moment down this rice field. When we arrived it was an inch tall. Now in 22 days look at its #transformation! That’s the same quantum leap our @alchemyofyoga trainees have made as well. And then some!

Everyone arrived ready to step in fully.

And they did.

These light workers are Happiness Ambassadors ready to live their authentic dharma now more than ever. Meet them as you’ll find them all over the world. We are the #UnitedNations Of Yoga Schools.

Are you ready to walk down this path too?

Our mission is to #teachpeace

Life is Full of Setbacks – How to Remove the Roadblocks to Your Happiness

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Written by Silvia Mordini

Dukha, the bad stuff, happens to everyone. We must stop feeding our stress phobia thinking we are trying to eradicate the bad stuff (fear, distrust, suffering, armoring, rigidity, contraction, defensiveness, aggressiveness, resentment.) The real obstacle to spiritual practice is thinking that to be happy we must be stress-free. Obstacles are not the problem. Life is full of setbacks, traffic jams, heartbreaks and roadblocks. It is our reaction and hostaging of energy that is the real block to our happiness. Learning how to stress successfully is the answer to staying Zen.

Dukha impacts us on all levels:
1. Physiologically – arises from overtaxing our nervous systems, constant fight or flight response.
2. Psychologically –this comes from a feeling of separateness. We withdraw to a point where we experience a sense of disconnection, estrangement, isolation and alienation.
3. Spiritually – When we are caught up in the physical and psychology of dukha we lose contact with who we truly are. We lose hopefulness. This is known as Purusha.

Remember you are not competing with your stress.
-You are not trying to win.
-Life’s roadblocks are not the enemy.
-Our obstacles are not the enemy.
-And certainly, this is not a battle to the death like on Game of Thrones.

Because dukha impacts us on all levels learn to stress smart. Embrace and care for your dukha (suffering, imbalance, despair, anguish, anxiety, irritation, uncertainty) with gentleness and grace. Today try bringing light to the dark places of your life. Love the full spectrum of your experience. It is all for your soul’s evolution.

Love yourself, love your day, love your life!

Interested in joining a yoga teacher training? Find out more information about Alchemy of Yoga’s 2018 offerings with Silvia Mordini and Emily Perry here.

Recognized by Yoga Alliance as a Registered 200-Hour Yoga School, Alchemy of Yoga is wholeheartedly dedicated to the art of self-discovery. Silvia, an Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with over 10,000 hours of teaching experience, will serve as your compassionate mentor.

This training will transform your fears and ignite your passion, whereby happiness becomes your natural alchemy once again. More than simply mastering yoga poses (although this will happen), you will become more self-aware and self-confident in your dharma.

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Growth is Uneven by Design

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Written by Silvia Mordini

Feeling the #newmoon in Taurus in #Bali. Lovingly embracing growth in ways that will be sustainable physically and emotionally. Allowing for growth to be uneven so I remain gentle with my heart.

Throughout my life the spiritual truth that has resonated with me was one of unevenness, the concept that we do not grow at the same rate in all areas of our lives. Our growth is uneven by design. Take your life and visually divide it into four major sectors: finances, work, health and relationships. Which piece dominates your daily existence?

I share Anais Nin’s belief that: “We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present.”

In my experience, sometimes when we progress in our careers and our financial health improves, our relationships tend to remain stagnant. Conversely, when we tend to spend so much time on our relationships that they consume us, our health and work stagnate. We constantly face the choice of making decisions that impact all four of these areas.

Nischala Joy Devi, interpreting Chapter 1 Verse 1 of the Yoga Sutras, says, “Our present position has been determined by the past — all those crossroads where we made decisions, each path we’ve taken that brought us to our life as it is. We might be able to understand how we got where we are, but what would it have been like if other options had been followed? Another choice could have radically changed the present. Perhaps we took the tried-and-true course because it seemed easiest, or safest; perhaps at the time, it just didn’t seem like there was any alternative.”

This function isn’t exclusive to human beings; it’s organic to nature itself. If you were to do a case study on your garden, you would observe the same plants of the same origin, planted in the same soil, producing different and uneven growth results. Yet we don’t argue with nature or get upset with our tomato plants, so why expect something different of ourselves? If you chart the four life sectors (finances, work, health, relationships) on a graph and examine the past five years, the evidence will become clear. These four areas will display the ups and downs and will be far from even with one another.

If each day you strive and do your best, with the expectation that certain areas will be uneven, you’ll be able to stay the course and remain motivated no matter the circumstances. It’s only when we get stuck “waiting” for everything to be charted evenly to make us happy that we create our own misery. Stop waiting for a promotion before you change jobs, stop waiting to hear “I love you” from the perfect guy or girl before you move in with your partner, stop waiting to lose ten pounds before taking a yoga class. Allow for the unevenness in your evolution and it’ll bring peace, love, and happiness to you in your current state of being. Love yourself, love your day, love your life!

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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: