Category: Chakra Vinyasa

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…

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. ✌🏽

Mantras + Chanting

 The word mantra means “tool” for the mind”. From the Shiva Sutras: man= to reflect, to be aware, tra= that which saves: “mental awareness by which one feels one’s identity with the highest reality enshrined in a mantra, and thus saves oneself from a sense of separateness and difference characteristic of the world”. Sally Kempton says that mantra are articulated sounds that approximate the “unsounded sound,” the vibration of the infinite that throbs in the silence of pure consciousness. High, subtle vibrations are said to be embedded in the syllables of mantra; they are said to be sounds heard by sages long ago (Rishis). Yoga Sutra II.33: vitarka badhane pratipaksha bhavanam Upon being harassed by negative thoughts, one should cultivate counteracting thoughts. MANTRAS + BENEFITS OM SHAM SHANAYA NAMAHA Promotes calm…

Upcoming Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training in Bali!

Alchemy of Yoga is leading a Yoga Teacher Training RYT-200 at Kubu Bali Baik, September 3-24, 2017! $600 off the first 6 trainees who sign up! Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training is wholeheartedly dedicated to the art of self-study through SELF-exploration.Consider this the ultimate adventure! A Hero’s Journey that will both challenge and encourage you to embrace your potential and awaken your inner power. This training will transform your doubts and ignite your passion for life. Happiness becomes your natural alchemy. Upon completion, you will be prepared to design and confidently lead intelligent alignment driven Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative classes, all with your own signature style. You will also have the skill to adapt to varied fitness and experience levels of your students. You will graduate as a Happiness Ambassador ready to…

Life is Full of Setbacks – How to Remove the Roadblocks to Your Happiness

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…

What Does Alchemy of Yoga Offer Students?

Alchemy of Yoga is unique from other teacher training programs. While you will learn a great deal about intelligent alignment and how to teach asana safely, our self-development program is first and foremost a journey in self-discovery. You will learn how to unblock the obstacles to your happiness by tapping into your greatest potential and living from your highest self. The role of Silvia Mordini and the rest of the Alchemy of Yoga team is to inspire you and provide loving support into self-inquiry. We kindly hold space for your growth in a way that stays true to your authenticity both during and after teacher training. We enthusiastically believe it is a privilege to serve you as soulful and sensitive mentors today and always. In completing Alchemy of Yoga’s 200-Hour…

How do you show yourself love?

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ― Buddha How do you show yourself love? Do you make time for self care? Do you stop & listen to your truest intention? Allow Silvia to help you dive deeper into your true self by quieting the mind though meditation and yoga in Bali at luxury resort, Alam Puisi Villas Ubud! Alchemy of Yoga School is built into modules that are flexible and united in the ways that best serve you. Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether all have an interplay that is designed…