Category: Alchemy of Yoga

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…

Get your Ph.D. in Self Discovery!

Svadhyaya, which directly translates to #selfstudy, is the heart of our RYT200 Teacher Training program. We need time in self-reflection in order to manifest transformation and evolve into our highest self. Join us in 2018 for a heroine’s journey to the self through the self! If you submit your deposit before December 31st, you will be awarded a hefty discount (listed below)! April 1-22, 2018 in Bali ($600 off) July 28-August 18, 2018 in Costa Rica ($500 off) September 1-22, 2018 in Bali ($600 off)  Emily and Silvia are delighted to serve as your #Mentors, here is what past trainees have said about our program: I cannot say enough good things about the Alchemy of Yoga 200 Hr Teacher Training!  I came to the program with very tangible, concrete goals –…

Three Reasons Why Yoga Teacher Training Changes Your Life

1.  TRANSFORMATION HAPPENS FASTER Something extraordinary happens while in a yoga teacher training program that breaks the bonds of ordinary awareness and expands the consciousness of each individual to a level that would otherwise would have taken years of ordinary living to attain.  This acceleration of evolution is mystical, meaning that the explanation of the change is beyond logic and reason.  The term from quantum physics,“quantum leap”, comes to mind.  A quantum leap means “a phenomena where an electron orbiting the nucleus of an atom changes its position without having traversed the space between its old and new orbit and without taking any time to do so.  As scientifically verifiable as this phenomenonis, it is also on the order of a miracle, for science has no explanation how this effect happens.”   This…

What habits are you strengthening​?

We all form habits as we go through life. Yoga teaches us that even our good habits keep us from growing spiritually. This is because habits are by definition an attachment to a pattern of behavior, or a form of dependence. So a key principle of yoga is to break our both our mental and physical attachments. This includes not just our attachments to material objects (like needing chocolate to be happy), but also attachments to only seeing things in one way or repeating the same thoughts over and over expecting a different result, which by the way is the textbook definition of insanity. Yoga gives us a chance to examine our behavioral patterns and realize that our habits, even the good ones, keep us stuck. Only then can we…

Be in LOVE with Yourself

As a teacher, what if you let me be your Guide, your Sister, your Mentor? If you did, I would say to you, STOP SEEKING IMPROVEMENT. Be in LOVE with yourself as you ARE. Become more intimate with your OWN reality And all I ask is that you show up, ready to do the work of spirit and dive deep into your self. And from there be in love with your LIFE! Namaste, Silvia www.alchemyofyoga.com www.silviamordini.com silvia@alchemytours.com for questions Upcoming Teacher Training Schedule: April 1-22, 2018 Bali 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Emily Perry & Silvia Mordini May 5-12, 2018 Bali Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Silvia Mordini July 28-Aug 18, 2018 Costa Rica RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training with Emily Perry & Silvia Mordini Sept…

5 WAYS TO INSPIRE PEACE TODAY

Take 11 minutes to recite a peace mantra, sing a peace chant, pray, meditate on peace. (My first peace mantra I learned on Sunday mornings growing up: “Peace be with you.”) – I am at Peace. Peace surrounds me. I am Peace. There shall be peace. – I breathe in peace. I breathe out peace. – Om Mani Padme Om – Om Namo Narayana Change your password to something including the word Peace. Every week you use your passwords hundreds of times, make each time count as a reminder for PEACE. Every time you go to Starbucks or any coffee shop and they ask you the name to write on the cup ask them to write the word “Peace.” Walk around drinking peace, showing the world you care about peace. Surround yourself with…

Complaint Free Diet

We have no more right to put our discordant states of mind into the lives of those around us and rob them of their sunshine and brightness than we have to enter their houses and steal their silverware. – Julia Moss Seton When we complain we draw negative things to us because we’re putting out negative energy. Therefore one of the most important healthy habits we can learn is not to complain. Strip your mental diet of complaining and see for yourself the difference it makes! What is a Complaint? Criticism Groan Moan Gripe Whine Gossip Hostility To express dissatisfaction or resentment.  Top Reasons to Go Complaint-Free Starting Today: 1 – When you’re complaint-free, you learn to find solutions rather than staying stuck in the problem. If you don’t offer yourself…

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…