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Category: Chakras

Why Yoga Works

By Silvia Mordini Yoga literally means union, this is one of the first things we hear our teachers tell us when we start practicing yoga. And even before that we’ve already been bombarded with the cliché mind, body, spirit. But in real people terms what is the connection between the poses (asanas), breathing (pranayama), philosophy, energy and Western psychology? Formally David Frawley, author of Yoga and Ayurveda says “Yogic methods cover the entire field of our existence – from the physical, sensory, emotional, mental, and spiritual to the highest Self-realization. It includes all methods of higher evolution in humanity – physical postures, ethical postures, breath control, sensory methods, affirmations and visualizations, prayer and mantra, and complex meditative disciplines. Yoga understands the nature and interrelationships of the physical, subtle and formless…

What do we do at the Alchemy of Yoga School? Take a peek at our program!

What Kind of Yoga do we Teach? We prepare students to teach inteligent vinyasa mindfully sequenced with an empahsis on breath, meditation, poses and a philosophical theme, which serves as the intention of the class. We are not just teachers of poses, we are inspiration leaders. We are Happiness Ambassadors who together are committed to Teach Peace. One of the parts of this program we love so much are the daily Practice Teaching Sessions which are dedicated to yoga asana + technique as part of the Alchemy of Yoga: Tapas Class Plan. These sessions are designed to give you opportunities to hone your authentic voice, have some fun and receive feedback from your loving kula as you teach one another. These sessions will culminate in a final “Teach Out” session…

How To Find Balance Through Meditation

By Silvia Mordini Each day, I ask myself “How do I maintain balance in order to live my best day ever?” As much as I try to stay balanced, I have learned that I can easily lose it if I stop paying attention to it. Chanting, or using rhythmic speaking or singing of words and sounds is a great way to find and maintain balance. Om Namah Shivaya is my favorite mantras to practice. During and after singing this song I feel a quiet but energized sense of equilibrium. Om Namah Shivaya mantra uses the universal elements that govern each chakra: earth, water, fire, air, and ether. This song allows the chakras to better utilize the fundamental elements that exist in the chakra. When we repeat this mantra, we bring…

Alchemy of Balance: Using Chakras and Chanting

Each day, I ask myself “How do I maintain balance in order to live my best day ever?” As much as I try to stay balanced, I have learned that I can easily lose it. Balance may be easy to find, but it is hard to sustain. This is because we are the only ones who can do the inner work of maintaining it. Francis Braceland writes, “We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves.” So how do we find and maintain balance? I have discovered two tools: Chakras & Chant. Chakras The Chakras, which are the seven main energy centers in the body that receive, absorb and distribute life energies are a natural starting place. The Chakras…

How to Manifest Change in Your Life

“CHANGE YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR YOURSELF: EXPECT THE BEST, EXPECT YOUR FORTUNES TO CHANGE, EXPECT A MIRACLE. REACQUAINT YOURSELF WITH THAT VISION.” Dr. Wayne Dyer  To manifest change, you have to change something yourself. A key change is your perception of yourself, shifting from seeing yourself as someone who sticks to the old and comfortable all the time, to now someone who likes to mix things up. Not all change is created equally. You can choose to mix gradual transformation along with immediate transformation. It can be helpful to think about making these shifts as though you are making them through water, and through fire. Let the alchemical elements inspire your process. Slow transformation is ruled by the Water element, 2ndchakra. Fast transformation is ruled by the Fire element, 3rdchakra. Some…

Love Yo’ Self Written by Ferrah Seifert

Love Yo’ Self Written by Ferrah Seifert  wwww.ferrahchino.com @Ferrahchinoyoga  “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao Tzu To be honest, self-acceptance doesn’t always come easy for me. I grew up in an 80% white school, where I was not the typical blonde that received a ton of attention. Since this was pre J-Lo and Kim K, I constantly questioned my appeal as a woman with darker features. I can recall entering Jr. High with five horribly expensive Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch shirts that I would wear on each day of the week. I was constantly seeking approval from outside sources hoping that…

Balinese Excursions with Alchemy of Yoga

Alchemy of Yoga can wholeheartedly say we encourage each trainee to face the barriers holding them back from living a happy, healthy life. We also like to have a little fun. One activity that combines both philosophies is #waterpurification ceremonies at the #holiest temples in #bali. Want a preview? Take a look at the video below:   [wpvideo bFMewhYw ] Learn more about our variety of excursions on our program pages for Bali YTT and Costa Rica. ✌🏽

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…

Spiritual Immersions of Self-Discovery, Sun, & Soul

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. 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…

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