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Category: Yoga Teachers

Why Fake It? It’s Okay To Not Have Your Sh*t Together

By Silvia Mordini 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” ala 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…

The Power of Being Magnetic: How I Teach Yoga

“In a plain piece of metal, all the molecules are in chaos facing every which way. A magnet is a similar piece of metal in which all the molecules are perfectly aligned – the north poles facing one way, and the south poles facing in the opposite direction. Because of this alignment, the magnet gains the power to attract and hold other objects. If you stroke the ordinary metal and the magnet together in one direction only, the magnet will align all the molecules in the plain metal with itself, causing a second magnet to emerge. The power to attract and hold has been transmitted from one to the other, while amazingly enough the initial magnet retains its full strength. As we align our energies this way through regulating our…

7 Tips for New Yoga Teachers

By Silvia Mordini Back when I was a new teacher, none of the social media measurements had existed to pressure competition and comparison with other teachers. The second-guessing, worry and comparison of only adds stress to the very people trying to share this healing art. Anticipating that your next Yelp review will be a dud, or that your performance will be a disappointment is so disheartening. New teachers don’t deserve this pressure. Here are seven psychological and emotional pitfalls that stand in the way of genuine success in teaching yoga and how to overcome them: 1. Competition Stop torturing yourself by comparing yourself to other teachers status updates and fancy asana photos. Put an end to trolling Facebook and Instagram for reasons to be offended. Look to these outlets for…

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. 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. 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…

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…

Join Alchemy of Yoga for an Advanced Teacher Training in Bali!

60 HOUR ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING Join our Alchemy of Yoga Family in Bali and go deeper than you’ve ever gone before. We are calling you to join a purposely small tribe of 10 socially conscious yogapreneurs, seekers, rebel spirits, and stretchy-minded souls May 5-12, 2018. Who Is This For?* You have the desire to learn “How to Live a LIFE Inspired” for lasting change by cultivating inner happiness and outer bliss.* You are ready to authentically and effectively inspire others to live their best lives.* You feel called to teach about the interconnectedness of all people, nature, energies, past and future through the Alchemy of Love.* You are ready to be held accountable for your Happiness. Benefits You Can Expect:* We will uncover the obstacles to your happiness* We…

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. ✌🏽

Congratulations Alchemy of Yoga RTY-200 Graduates!

A round of applause is in order for these beautiful human beings! They ventured to Bali for a 21 day immersion like no other. Bearing it all, they confronted the barriers holding them back from living a live with purpose and left feeling shiny and new! Their curiousity, humor and dedication left us awe stuck. We feel confident they will teach peace with their words, actions and hearts. Now, it’s time to fly!  

Creating Your Mission Statement

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…

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