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What is your emotional and mental health worth?

Super Namaste! Silvia here, Alchemy of Yoga Founder. Let’s get really real for a moment. What’s your emotional and mental health worth to you? If you had to put a dollar figure on this. What would it be? Of all the things you invest time and money in where are YOU on that list? Sadly, for most of us we prioritize the health and well-being of our car as more important than ourselves. That doesn’t make sense to me. Does it to you? As always I’m going to tell you the truth. This is not a rehearsal for a better life. THIS IS IT. You are not in a trial run. You’re not going to be able to trade in your body for a newer model. This one is it….

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…

10 Signs You Need a Yoga Retreat

By Silvia Mordini A full ninety percent of all doctor visits are related to stress. Since yoga itself is meant to be therapeutic, we need it now more than ever. It works on our behalf to benefit us physically, emotionally and mentally. Fundamentally, healing (on any level) can only take place when we are relaxed. When your life is on autopilot, it’s easy to exhaust yourself by running yourself ragged. The lack of change, doing the same things over and over again simply grind down your spirit. If you find yourself growing more impatient and constantly over-reacting rather than patiently responding, then you are an ideal candidate for a mental vacation. There is no better place to take a break than by going on a Yoga Retreat. Take a moment…

Why Do A Yoga Teacher Training in Bali? 3 Reasons to Take this Transformative Journey of a Lifetime

By Silvia Mordini “Growing is the most important and essential endeavor that a human being can undertake. You can make money, you can be promoted or demoted in the world. Never, at any stage, is there certainty about what will happen to you in this life. However, there is one thing nobody can ever take away from you-the growth you attain through your own search for Self-knowledge. Furthermore, this growth and understanding become the foundation that sustains you through any and all worldly difficulties, and that allows you-whatever the form of your physical experience- to find in life a continuously unbroken flow of total well-being.” — Swami Chetanananda I know choosing a Yoga School is hard. It’s a best guess effort since until you have the experience you can’t say “exactly”…

Canang What? Canang Sari

There is nothing like the captivating island of Bali. The first time I was there, I was totally blown away by its people, culture, food and lifestyle. Ubud is in the middle of nature; surrounded by rice terraces and thick jungle. As the sun rises at Villa Tanah Shanti, the jungle becomes alive with birds and insects singing you back to this earthly realm. The air is filled with magic and you’ll learn early on that spirituality is an integral piece of Balinese culture. You won’t go far without seeing a small square or round palm leaf offering filled with flowers and rice, Canang Sari, on the streets. The phrase “Canang Sari” is derived from the Balinese words sari means essence and canang means a small palm-leaf basket. Canang Sari is the symbol of gratitude and…

Water Purification Ceremony

As a profound tool for healing, water purification ceremonies are held periodically throughout training at the most well-known and sacred temples on the entire island. These ceremonies give trainees a deeper understanding of the magical mysteries of Balinese spirituality that represent healing, love, and transformation. After putting on your sarong gifted to you by alchemy of yoga, you will be escorted for a guided tour of the peaceful and ancient site, where you will learn the history of these sacred grounds. Then the ceremony will be conducted by a Mangku (Balinese Priest). While sitting in meditation the priest will prepare some holy water in a vase with flowers and incense while chanting mantras in ancient Sanskrit. Following the mantras, you will be invited to receive a holy water cleansing as…

A Traditional Balinese Dinner!

One of our favorites evenings throughout training is visiting Agung’s ancestral home to learn about the meaning behind the layout and overall design of a traditional Balinese home. You’ll also learn how to make traditional Balinese offerings! We’ll enjoy an incredibly generous dinner buffet with a private traditional Balinese dance performance – a dance-drama that represent stories expressed through elegant movements detailed all the way into the gestures of eyes, fingers, head and hands. These mudras are learned early as Balinese children are taught to dance with their hands even before they can walk! In December 2015 UNESCO recognized 3 forms of Balinese Dance as “intangible cultural heritage.” This is sacred moving meditation at its finest.In this dance tradition the practice is an offering to ask protection from the gods and…

Sneak Peak at Ubud, Bali with Alchemy of Yoga

[wpvideo wE66HIsf ] 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 ❤️

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. ✌🏽

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