Prana del Mar Excellence at its Best

Have you thought that eco and luxury couldn’t happen in the same place?

At Prana del Mar they have done both. Incredible eco credentials and certainly their 5 star quality is magnificent. Here is more from The Cultureist and Silvia Mordini guest author
http://www.thecultureist.com/2013/07/30/prana-del-mar-yoga-retreat-cabo/

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Our next time there is Gratitude and Manifestation Retreat Nov 30 – Dec 7, 2013

Destress Travel Tip

We all benefit from some pre-travel stress relief. One of our favorite breathing techniques to destress is Alternate nostril breathing.

Benefits: balancing, calming, anti-anxiety, and very relaxing

Sanskrit Name: Nadi Sodhana Pranayama

How to Do It:
Place the right hand in Vishnu Mudra (forefinger and middle finger bent towards the palm; thumb, ring, and pinkie in the air). To do one round: close off right nostril with the thumb and inhale into the left nostril; close left nostril with ring and pinkie fingers, open the right nostril and exhale through the right, then inhale into the right nostril; close the right nostril, open the left, and exhale through the left nostril. Continue, doing 5-20 rounds.

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Destination Yoga Teacher Training RYT200 Program

Ciao & Kind Namaste!

I would like to take a moment to tell you more about the Registered 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training is Jedi training for the Superhero inside all of us! It is wholeheartedly dedicated to the art of self-discovery. Think of this as Happiness Training.

“Happiness is first of all, feeling understood.” – Thich Nhat Hahn

Who am I to you? My teaching intention is to serve you as a compassionate mentor who inspires honest self-inquiry and ultimate transformation. This goes way beyond just teaching, mentoring means I have the opportunity to hold space for your growth now and forever. This is an intimate experience where I want you to feel understood (for some of us for the very first time).

“It is not enlightenment we need; it is intimacy. It is not positive thinking or awareness we need, but intimacy. Intimacy gives us these.” – Mark Whitwell

In our intimate Kula, community of the heart – an extended family, of no more than 18 students we can delve into the deepest study of who we are so we can live our happiness in a big way. This is the ultimate adventure. A Hero’s Journey.

This is the part where you find out who you are.

TTthennowThis will be an adventure that will both challenge and encourage you to embrace your potential and playfully make your super hero powers come alive. More than having you master some yoga poses, I want to see you become more self-aware and self-confident.

Joseph Campbell found that there was one CRUCIAL part of every Hero’s Journey – and that is the “Call to Adventure”. That moment when the hero is living his or her normal life and something changes, there is an opportunity to go on a journey.

The question is, does the hero say YES or NO? Every hero says no at first.

Why?

Simple: fear. They know if they say YES their life will never be the same again. They are afraid of change. They are afraid of risk. They are afraid of greatness. But being a hero means having courage and moving forward even though you are afraid of the discomfort of vulnerability. Vulnerability meaning the courage and truth to be ourselves. (Brene Brown).

Yoga inspires us to aspire to our greatness! The practice tells us that not only do we already possess our greatness, we have a responsibility to share it with the world.

So, consider this in-depth self-study program as a YES to one of the ultimate adventures of your life! Join me to feel more empowered to love your life!

With peace in all ways,

~Silvia~ Alchemy of Yoga

With deep respect and honor: This program is enriched by many ancient teachings, not just yoga, it also draws from Joseph Campbell, Brene Brown, Thich Nhat Hahn, Pema Chodron, Jack Kornfield, Shamanism, Ayurvedic studies, Toltec wisdom, Mythology, and energy systems like the Chakras.

Sant' Angelo, Ischia, Italy

On the South of the island of Ischia you’ll find the most magical chic fishing village of Sant Angelo. Its beautiful Piazzetta opens up to the beach making it one of the most unique destinations on the island. And its peaceful energy has been calling writers and poets for eons.

Sant’Angelo d’Ischia is actually a rock, connected to the rest of the island by a thin isthmus and is testimony of the volcanic nature that still exists here. At the top of the islet called the “Tower” once stood a small church where the followers of St. Michael, the guardian angel who gave his name, appeared in the village. St Michael is known as the leader of Heaven’s forces that triumphed over the devil.

On the right side of the village, past the church, you’ll arrive at Quarry Petrelle where are the stoves and where fine sand cook an egg in less than a minute. Sant’Angelo d’Ischia is one of the favorite tourist destinations with its gardens, spas, hotels and outdoor restaurants that have maintained the beautiful scenery and above all peace and tranquility, not to mention the beautiful boutiques that offer top quality fashion garments . The territory of Sant’Angelo d’Ischia is rich in thermal springs and offers beautiful beaches, including that of the fumaroles. Sant’Angelo d’Ischia offers short, peace, tranquility and prosperity to those who choose to spend the Holidays near the enchanting beauty of the sea and the beach.
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Grateful for Meditation

I am so grateful for my meditation practice & I love teaching others as I am here at Prana del Mar Retreat Center. I can’t wait to lead another retreat here again: Gratitude & Manifestation November 30 – December 7, 2013!

“The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life. For it is only through meditation that you can undertake the journey to discover your true nature, and so find the stability and confidence you will need to live well. Meditation is the road to enlightenment.” -Rinpoche

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Radical Change and Happiness

Happiness Rx: “Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security.” -Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild (Mission of Alchemy Tours)

Join us on Retreat and Get Clear on the Change you wish to be in the world:

July 31-Aug 18, 2013 Costa Rica Teacher Training RYT200

Sept 22-29, 2013 Soulshine Bali

Oct 6-13, 2013 Soulshine Bali

Nov 30 – Dec 7, 2013 Gratitude and Manifestation, Baja, Mexico at Prana del Mar

Jan 5 – 11, 2014 Costa Rica Yoga and Surfing at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers

March 29 – April 6, 2014 Xinalani Mexico

June 7 – 14, 2015 Paris and Provence

June 21 – 28, Tuscany Couples Retreat

June 28 – July 5, 2014 Tuscany

July 6-26, 2014 Tuscany Teacher Training

August 2 – 9, 2014 Amalfi Coast (Ischia)

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Happiness is a Choice

Happiness is a choice. This lesson almost more than anything else has changed my life. It is one that I stay in touch with on a day in and day out basis. I made a choice to lead retreats all over the world because it is important to me. And as part of developing Alchemy Tours I continue to be tuned in to the partnership of happiness and choice. Here is how we choose to be happy in 2013 at Alchemy Tours. Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia

How We Choose to Be Happy in 2013 at Alchemy Tours

Explore a New Place in the World
Expand beyond ordinariness into experiencing
someplace extraordinary and inspiring.

Make a Full Commitment
Set your intention/sankalpa and stay with it. Practice
Sun Salutes everyday or set the date for a retreat.

Do Something that Scares You
Push your limits and get out of your comfort zone.

Taste Something New
Savor new flavors in wine, beer, and food;
either locally or in new part of the world.

Practice Relaxation
Make time to meditate, spend time near the water,
watch more sunsets, unplug from technology.

Learn a New Language
Set your mind up to try speaking another language. If you’re
going to Italy, then learn some Italian phrases, or try Spanish
if you’re going to Mexico or South America.

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