Our Vision for you
Authenticity and joyful self-confidence in living YOUR dharma!
Our Mission in the World
alchemy of yoga’s mission to TEACH PEACE is rooted in the idea that yoga creates a kinder and more gentle world. The reverberations of the practice are not only felt by the self and those around you, but extend beyond on a universal plane.
We are searching for our soul brothers and sisters who are seeking a deep dive into the center of their heart, emerging as Happiness Ambassadors ready to effectively inspire others and Teach Peace to the world one breath, one down dog, one moment of meditation at a time!
It’s true for all of us: “I get by with a little help from my friends.”
Many people believe that today we are at a pivotal point in human history. There is both more need and more opportunity to help one another as well as to receive support than ever before. We have a responsibility. To each other. At Alchemy of Yoga we interpret this responsibility to mean #TeachPeace.
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This program is recognized by Yoga Alliance as a Registered 200-Hour Yoga School and offers you a unique opportunity to make a deep commitment to learning more about yourself. This soul-dive takes place in a safe haven: a nurturing environment to engage in open minded self-exploration.
Silvia Mordini, Emily Perry and the Alchemy of Yoga team are devoted to offering you an atmosphere in which freedom of expression, fun, creativity, and passion for life are totally encouraged! This program covers the foundations of the eight-limbed path of yoga and believes in yoga as a life-long truthful celebration of ourselves and our world.
WE ARE ALL ALCHEMISTS
Our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, poses, breath, and most of all our thoughts. Based upon our thoughts we create potions that cause chemicals to be neurologically released in our bodies. We are empowered to create elixers that heal our life. You are transformed into a Peace Leader, leading a Happiness Revolution and changing the world!
Experience the Alchemy of the five elements, the four directions, and the chakra system as an inner and outer map of transformation. These are archetypal and energetic maps that are as metaphorical as they are very real and embodied. Everything we see, taste, touch, feel, and do can be interpreted through the gateway of the elements, directions, and chakras.
We will learn how to tap into these sacred relationships and align ourselves with their alchemy in order to gain insight into healing our psyche, emotions, and well-being.
How the program is organized
Chapter 2, Verse 1 of the Yoga Sutras DEFINES what is yoga and sets forth an Overview of the Alchemy of Yoga:
“Tapas svadhyaya ishvara pranidhana kriya yoga.”
This sutra explains that yoga helps us transform ourselves on three levels:
- Physical Alchemy – Tapas
- Mental Alchemy – Svadhyaya
- Spiritual Alchemy – Ishvara Pranidahana
1. Physical Alchemy – Tapas
To ignite the changes we want to make in our lives we must establish a solid foundation. Traveling through the elements we work our way through the first three chakras Mulhadara, Svadhisthana, and Manipura.
2. Mental Alchemy – Svadhaya
In yoga we study the self to learn about the self. Here the mental alchemy is through self-observation. By witnessing our thoughts we become aware of our mental patterns and the obstacles to our happiness. We journey through the heart chakra to align the love and wisdom from our hearts and communicate it out to the world, aligning our thoughts, words and actions with our truth.
3. Spiritual Alchemy – Ishvara Pranidhana
As we are doing and watching, we let go of the ego of judgment. We move beyond wanting life to be different and begin to feel the surrender and acceptance of the natural flow of the present moment. Happiness becomes our natural alchemy once again.
Based upon these 3 Alchemies of Physical, Mental, Spiritual we connect them to the 5 elements of earth, water, fire, air, ether to structure the program for your optimal learning like this:
- EARTH: Foundational Alchemy – Rooting into Self and Manifestation (Chakra 1)
- WATER: Emotional Alchemy – Tapping into Your Potential and Living in Possibility (Chakra 2)
- FIRE: Physical Alchemy – Discovering Your Optimal Performance (Chakra 3)
- AIR: Mental Alchemy – Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness (Chakra 4)
- ETHER/SPACE: Spiritual Alchemy – Transformation Living and Teaching Yoga (Chakras 5 – 7)