Category: Meditation

The Journey of White Yoga

When Nancy Hanley, White Yoga Founder, was finishing her Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 10 years ago, she struggled to find yoga clothing in white that looked and felt amazing. A Libran and lover of fashion, she started to sew her own garments to teach and practice Kundalini in. With an innate eye for beauty, she designed clothing that she felt truly great in, both in and out of the studio. She believes that clothing should honor the yogic principle of ahisma, non-harming, so comfort was always taken into consideration. She received so much interest from her peers and students, she began to consider producing clothing to sell. She started with a hundred pants, a goal that would jumpstart White Yoga and provide evidence that her line could be profitable. She…

Meditation Explained By Yogi Bhajan

“Meditation is a process…At any time which is peaceful (the best is the early morning time, before the dawn), you’ll be surprised that in a couple of minutes a lot of thoughts will start coming to you—the X-rated thoughts, the ugly, angry thoughts. If you let those thoughts pass by, this is meditation.   All those thoughts that can pass at that moment of your life can never enter your subconscious mind, and they will not bother you again. This procedure of cleansing the mind is called meditation…It takes about three minutes to get those kinds of thoughts. And sometimes they continue to bug you for about half an hour.   But, if you physically don’t move, the mind becomes still. That is the foundation, or the beginning of the meditative mind. Once your mind…

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 –…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Congratulation Alchemy of Yoga Graduates!

I’m so proud of everybody in our #Bali Kula! ✨😘 Walk with me for a moment down this rice field. When we arrived it was an inch tall. Now in 22 days look at its #transformation! That’s the same quantum leap our @alchemyofyoga trainees have made as well. And then some! Everyone arrived ready to step in fully. And they did. These light workers are Happiness Ambassadors ready to live their authentic dharma now more than ever. Meet them as you’ll find them all over the world. We are the #UnitedNations Of Yoga Schools. Are you ready to walk down this path too? Our mission is to #teachpeace

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…