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!
Single Lodging: $3990 USD Early Birds $3390!
 
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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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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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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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High Vibe Interview with DJ Taz Rashid

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By: Silvia Mordini, featured on DoYouYoga.com

Taz Rashid, once a corporate guy who excelled in his peer world of Millennial values, discovered Esoteric thought, world music and Eastern Spirituality within the last decade.

These and other influences have led him to embody the vision most of us desire in our deepest selves: to live our passion.

Now a spiritual DJ, and composer of yoga/meditation/dance music inspired by Love, Ancient New World, House, Kirtan, Devotional, and all the cosmic sounds, Taz travels the world sharing his passion with others. Sit back and enjoy this inspiring conversation with Taz – it will nourish your own unfolding hero’s journey.

Faith that the Universe would provide offered me a deep sense of security. With these feelings as my status quo, I showed up wherever I was with energy that was resilient, creative and vital. Observing regular mini-miracles that often flowered into bigger miracles, I felt inspired by life itself.

Read full article here.

Check out DJ Taz and Silvia Mordini
at the Sedona Yoga Festival

How Stressed Out are You?

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By: Silvia Mordini, featured on DoYouYoga.com

Have you ever noticed a low level of anxiety constantly gnawing away inside you? Do you find yourself clenching your jaw, grinding your teeth, fidgeting, seeking meaningless distraction, anything just to handle the stress or get away from the tension you feel just being you?

Yoga calls this Dukha. It means suffering, imbalance, despair, anguish, anxiety, irritation, uncertainty and more. You get the idea.

If you feel Dukha, you are not alone. Despite the fact we have more comforts and material possessions, more freedom and more mobility than any people in modern history, Americans are awash in Dukha.

How Dukha Impacts Us On All Levels

We all know that stress can have a huge impact on how we live day-do-day. It affects our mood, our social relationships, our sleep pattern and diet, and so much more. Here is how Dukha affects us on different levels:

Read full article here.

Do You Choose Happiness or Truth?

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By: Silvia Mordini, featured on DoYouYoga.com
In yogic terms Truth, known as Satya, can be defined on three levels: (1) that we speak the truth about what we think, (2) what we feel and (3) what we do.

When we feel out of alignment, it is usually where there is a conflict between what we think and what we feel. When we aren’t honest we feel unsteady, anxious, and uprooted—everything that happiness is not.

In the Yoga Sutras Chapter 2.36, it is presented that if we are “dedicated to the truth and integrity, our thoughts, words and actions gain the power to manifest.”  (Translation from Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi).

Truth is the destination, and happiness is the way to travel to get there.

Read full article here.

5 Ways to Be More Generous

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By: Silvia Mordini, Featured on DoYouYoga.com

As a result of practicing yoga, I have changed the way I think about generosity. I have learned to give without expectation and to always remain mindful of the quality of my generosity.

Generosity in yoga is an interesting learning based partly on two of the five Yamas:

  1. It means the opposite of taking (Asteya) whereby we share freely with a focused quality effort.
  2. Generosity implies looking at life through a prism of abundance instead of scarcity. In yoga, this is known as Aparigraha: there is more than enough for everyone.

As Rumi says, “In generosity and helping others: be like the river. In compassion and grace: be like the sun.”

Read full article here.

The Importance of Sisterhood: 7 Tips on Nurturing Your Sisters

the-importance-of-sisterhood-7-tips-on-nurturing-your-sistersBy: Silvia Mordini, Featured on DoYouYoga.com

The truth is, I work a lot. I travel to fulfill my dharma to teach peace and inspire happiness. I’m in different time zones, and often lack reliable WiFi or have low bandwidth. I can’t afford an international cell phone plan, just cheap sim cards for local calls.   Even when I’m not off-grid, I meditate a lot by myself so I’m still off-grid (in a sense, living in another realm.) I’m also an introvert hiding in plain sight as an extrovert, which requires time alone to recharge. I get so involved in my role of healer-teacher that I forget to leave time to stay more connected.   What has changed for me, as I get wiser, is how important sisterhood is now more than ever.

Read the full article here.