Costa Rica RYT200 Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training August 2013

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Silvia Mordini is a teacher of teachers, and a wonderful mentor who compassionately evokes self-inquiry and transformation. Without a doubt, Silvia’s friendship and mentorship have helped to shape my path to service, adventure, and stepping outwards of my bounds and into a world wide open. – Hannah

Silvia- I wanted to teach yoga because I have personally experienced the power it has to change lives. I so deeply wanted to share this magic with people – especially students my age who I saw struggling and fighting with life instead of living it. I am endlessly grateful to Silvia for teaching by example to live life with love for others, and more importantly with big love for yourself. One of the most beautiful parts about this teacher training for me was that the more I learned, the more I realized this is just the beginning of an even greater journey. Silvia has provided me the inspiration to continue flowing through my own evolution. I can truly say with my whole loving and honest heart, that embarking on this “self-study” has been the best decision I have ever made.” — Alysha

Silvia- I entered teacher training just hoping to deepen my practice but the reality is I graduated as a whole new me. This was an adventure that pushed, challenged and encouraged me to grow. In a matter of months I became more self-aware and self-confident than any time in my life. I wasn’t surrounded by a group of students that wanted to perfect their asanas. I joined a Kula (a community of the heart), an extended family that offered unconditional support and inspiration. I am grateful to Silvia Mordini for the professional, organized and extremely informative yoga training, but I am eternally indebted to Silvia for creating a safe space for growth and helping open my eyes to my potential!” -Casey

Silvia- You are such a wonderful person and a gifted teacher! I am truly blessed to have found you and am honored to be one of your students. I look forward to continuing my teaching and inspiring others as you have inspired me. Thank You for everything! — Maryann

Silvia- I honestly recommend this training for anyone who enjoys practicing yoga and is interested in personal development and growth. It is an amazing journey you take to know yourself and have a better understanding of who you are. A beautiful, enlightening experience that I would do all over again. It has developed, supported and empowered me in my life. – Dana, lululemon

Silvia- You are a gifted teacher, philosopher and it is truly a blessing to learn from you. With love and gratitude, Nancy

Silvia- I am so grateful for your love, light & inspiration. Thank you for being you & for instilling such grace & virtue in all that you do! – Katy

Silvia- One of the best things I have ever done for myself was take the Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training. It was life changing in many ways. Not only did I get incredible teaching from one of the best yoga instructors in the industry but I also became a part of a wonderful kula that was also so much a part of my growth and learning. If you have the chance to train with Silvia Mordinin, you will be amazed – she is the best of the best. I’m blown away every time I take one of her classes and to be able to take her training was amazing. Taking this training is something I am very grateful for and proud of. If you have the chance – take it! -Sue

Silvia- I took Silvia’s Teacher Training and highly recommend this experience for anyone seeking this certification. Silvia is a consummate professional with a multitude of talents as a trainer, but more than that she exemplifies everything that a true yogi should be: caring and compassionate with her students, living and breathing the yoga sutras both on and off the mat. As a certified personal trainer with my own business I also appreciate her organizational skills. In fact, I often think, “How does she do this all and do it so well?!” The answer is clear, she loves yoga and she loves to teach it to everyone from the new teachers she mentors to the students in every class. I wholeheartedly recommend this program to everyone with a passion and dedication for yoga that is willing to invest their time, heart and talent to the practice. Many blessings for the future! -Jackie

Silvia- I am impressed on how hard you try to meet everyone’s schedule, it can’t be easy. Thanks to your dedication and assurance I can flow through yoga poses, I am now actually playing with yoga more and listening to what my body inspires me to do instead of trying to do yoga like everyone else. Yoga has become so much more an enriching experience for me rather than a physical struggle. So many thanks, I am very grateful for all the help you have given me. – Anonymous

Silvia- Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training provided me with the skills to sit confidently and authentically in the seat of the teacher. I came away with the ability to look deep inside myself to really know who I am and what I want to shine out to the world. All this and I developed friendships with the most amazing and inspiring women who warm my heart and nurture my soul. – Nancy

Silvia- You have made a difference in my life. Your smile is very therapeutic. – Susi

Silvia- I enjoyed the training and learning many things, one thing I am very happy about, especially how to incorporate more yoga into my everyday life! Thanks! – Cheryl

Silvia- Thank you for caring about the quality of our teacher training program. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself. Thank you for teaching from your heart and thank you for making a difference in my life. – Sue

Silvia- The way of life and love that I studied at Total Body Yoga, under the brilliant and inspiring tutelage of the TBY staff helped my physical practice grow by leaps and bounds (and headstands and arm balances). But the real treasure I unearthed is the philosophy, teaching methodology, meditation, pranayama, and my own and other’s inner divine. I would recommend the teacher training program at TBY to anyone who wants to teach or deeply delve into the rewarding practice of yoga. Thank you for everything. – Brian

Silvia- I want to thank you for the amazing experience of attending your teacher training program. I will remember this as one of the most rewarding times in my life and look forward to the rewards I will see in the future because of your program. Thank you for all that you do for us to help us succeed, it really means the world to me. Peace and Love – Jennifer

Silvia – I’m very excited to be a part of this training program and I feel very blessed and lucky!! I’m so happy to be on this journey especially with everyone in class. I think we have a great group of people and everyone feels comfortable. Thank you for accepting me and letting me be a part of this program! – Kelly

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15 thoughts on “Costa Rica RYT200 Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training August 2013

  1. Hey I was wondering, when done with this trip will I be certified to teach or will it require anything beyond the time on the trip?
    Also if I had multiple people to sign up, is there any kind of discount? Thanks!


    • Hola Erika!
      So happy to hear from you. Yes the hours of this program as a Yoga Alliance approved teacher training program qualify you to teach upon completing 20 “non contact” practicum hours. Yoga Alliance requires 180 in contact (we do those in Costa Rica) and then 20 non contact. The practicum is below. And you should know this is my 15th time offering this program! It is limited to 12 open hearted souls who want to have fun while learning (why not hike up to a waterfall to sit and talk out in nature? Or take a break going surfing?)

      This is a celebration of life and learning! And YES for sure you would be rewarded** for referrals and other kind sign-ups. Email me at and I can tell you more. I miss you and would love to see you! Peace in all ways, Silvia

      1. Observations: Email me on the exact dates/name of teacher/location where you have completed your 5 observations. To get credit for these observations you will be required to complete a brief report (a paragraph or two but please no more for each).
      2. Assistant Teaching: Email me on the exact dates/name of teacher you assisted/location where you have completed your 5 assists. To get credit for assisting you are required to submit a paragraph report for each.
      3. Student Teaching: Email me the exact dates/location where you have teach 5 complete classes. To get credit you must submit a paragraph report for each.
      4. Karma Yoga: Email me the exact dates/location where you have taught 5 hours for FREE. To get credit you must submit a paragraph report for each.


  2. Hi! I have perhaps a strange request.

    I’m seeking a yoga teacher training in CR in August, but one that would permit my husband to be there with me. We’d share a double occupancy room, and he’d be paying for his room and board, but not the training. He would use this time for his personal retreat. He would totally respect the group energy of the training… He has joined me at other types of trainings. We’re both hand-drum and movement instructors and have been so for a looooong time. We’ve attended many trainings together, and for several he comes with me but entertains himself. The group always sees him as an asset and support from the sidelines. He’d be with us at mealtimes, etc., whenever it’s appropriate.

    We’re hoping this is a possibility…. I understand it may be an unusual request, and appreciate your consideration. If you prefer a phone interview around this inquiry, we’d be more than happy to!

    Thank you so much! 🙂

    In rhythm,


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  4. Hey Silvia,

    This looks awesome 🙂 I’m still deciding between a few retreat options, but yours is in my top 3.

    Is there a time limit to completing the PRACTICUM? I don’t want to get too hung up on this. I’d really like to get started with my qualification journey 🙂

    Best wishes


    • Hi Raj,
      Did you receive the beautiful email I sent you May 6th? I will respost here just in case. And will resend to be doubly sure. Peace in all ways, Silvia


    • Dear Raj,

      Thank you kindly for your questions about the Practicum portion of this program.

      Any program requires 20 non contact hours of Practicum. And the good news is that while together in Costa Rica we plan to complete at least 5 of those hours as part of the overall training by having everyone assist in the practice classes while we are in session. That will leave only 10-15 more hours post in room sessions.

      Generally, trainees take 3-12 months to complete the out of classroom work: karma yoga, final, asana sheets. I truly want everyone to work at their own pace without any extra pressure. I also want to let you know that the benefit of being in residence for this program is that you have fewer distractions so there is no reason why most of this couldn’t be completed in an easeful way while we are together.

      Here is a link to the photo album with lots of views of the gorgeous Zen Modern Treehouses (Townhome style) accommodations. They have been written up in lots of magazines including the New York Times as they are gorgeous and eco too!

      The program includes all lodging, food, training, excursions, etc. We will be learning from nature as much as we are in the studio 🙂

      AND it includes on-going mentoring. This is my 16th offering of this training program and I never stop serving you. I have students all over the world and we have a heart connection that lasts forever. I am here as a consultant post program which is just as important as during.

      Please let me know what questions I can answer. I would be so happy to have you with us! It is an incredible tribe that is forming. And don’t hesitate to let me know if you need something from me to help with the forms or application process.

      With deep gratitude, peace in all ways,

      Attachments 1, 2, 3 as were photos sent via email 🙂


  5. Hi Sylvia, I’m curious if the pre-requisite reading is something we do at home before joining you, or do you recommend bringing these books with us? Your program looks ideal 🙂


    • Hola and Namaste Skye!
      I will send you 3 documents via email:
      1. application
      2. detailed schedule
      3. the format of the program

      Yes, we can’t bring all the books, so the recommendation will be to read what you can before coming. And I will ask you to bring just 2 books to CR to have with you. The order of the reading suggested is: Living Your Yoga; Moving into Stillness as the first 2 books.

      This is such a special program. We are filling our last spot. So do apply 🙂

      Peace in all ways,


  6. Hello! I’ve been browsing your website for quite some time. You have a beautiful property. I am interested in your Teacher Training from July 31-August 18 2013. Are there still spaces available? I read in a previous post the class has a maximum of 12. That great! Also, I’m wondering if the yoga space is open air or enclosed? I LOVE this area of Costa Rica!
    Thanks for your time!


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