Category: Fulfillment

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…

The Importance of Sisterhood: 7 Tips on Nurturing Your Sisters

By: Silvia Mordini, Featured on DoYouYoga.com The truth is, I work a lot. I travel to fulfill my dharma to teach peace and inspire happiness. I’m in different time zones, and often lack reliable WiFi or have low bandwidth. I can’t afford an international cell phone plan, just cheap sim cards for local calls.   Even when I’m not off-grid, I meditate a lot by myself so I’m still off-grid (in a sense, living in another realm.) I’m also an introvert hiding in plain sight as an extrovert, which requires time alone to recharge. I get so involved in my role of healer-teacher that I forget to leave time to stay more connected.   What has changed for me, as I get wiser, is how important sisterhood is now more than…

10 Things You Should Know When Choosing a Yoga Teacher Training Program

By: Silvia Mordini, published on doyouyoga.com Choosing a teacher training program is an investment in yourself that yields lifelong transformation physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. As such, the program you choose ultimately contributes to the direction of your growth. I encourage you to look beyond the “surface factors” and explore the depth of each program you are considering. Before choosing a yoga teacher training program, reflect upon these essential elements. 1. Mission & Vision 2. Lead Trainer 3. Program History 4. Yoga Alliance Approval and Certification 5. Learning and Teaching Styles 6. Curriculum and Syllabus 7. Self-Study 8. Community 9. Communication 10. Logistics Read full article here. 200-Hour RYT Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training with Silvia Mordini, Guest Healers and Instructors Join Silvia Mordini and special Guest Teachers for a complete 3-week immersion that eliminates…

Expert Advice on Finding Happiness

An Interview with Silvia Mordini by Seattle Yoga News. With contagious enthusiasm Silvia encourages everyone she meets to love their life. Silvia Mordini is a Writer, Happiness Coach and internationally recognized Yoga Presenter. Born in Ecuador, proud of her Italian heritage and raised as a world traveler, Silvia developed a sense of global citizenship early on. In young adulthood she was run over by a car—a life changing accident that led her to discover the “Alchemy” of Yoga to heal and transform. A serial Yogapreneur, Silvia had a 13 year Human Resource career, owned 2 Yoga Studios, founded Alchemy Tours, a Spiritual Adventure company and developed the 11 year old international Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training School. She also leads private Dharma Mentoring courses for socially conscious yogapreneurs that aims to…

Uncertainty is Part of the Adventure

By: Silvia Mordini Life is messy. I wouldn’t want it any other way. I am in love with imperfect people. My favorite moments are when I’m unshowered, lost in a new place, first waking up in the morning, or after long 24-hour travel days. I relate easiest to rumpled people who aren’t afraid to show me what they look like when they cry ugly. My fellow travelers who wear the same three outfits for three months. The natural fashionistas who make magic with two scarves and a hat. You are beautiful to me after you’ve danced wildly for an hour and are not just “glowing” politely but are sweaty with sticky clothes and matted hair. I appreciate people who gobble up cookies or ice cream and aren’t afraid to wear…

New Article on Wanderlust.com!

Why I’m Quitting (and You Should, Too) By Silvia Mordini LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO SETTLE—FOLLOW YOUR HEART AND FIND YOUR PATH. “Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.” – Chris Brogan I was raised with the immigrant mentality of work harder—and then work much harder—and above all else never quit. I associated shame with quitting, and quitting with being ashamed. But while you certainly aren’t going to get A’s and B’s by quitting, or get into the college of your dreams by quitting, or let alone land your dream job—is it possible that you could live your happiest life by selective quitting? What if we aren’t quitting enough—and not the other way around? Maybe instead of reading articles…