3 Reasons to try Meditation with a Mala


“These days, my friends may notice that my wrists and neck are covered with multiple strands of mala beads that I’ve discovered on my travels. However, my first mala was a rosary.

I connected to a mala from the moment I first held one. The energy and significance I feel when using a mala for meditation is transformational. The mala holds me accountable and stores my best energy. I liken my mala beads to a comfort blanket — they never fail me and they are always there no matter what.”

Read the full article by Silvia Mordini on MindBodyGreen

Human Sustainability: How to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Your Energy


While ecological sustainability is important, establishing and maintaining quality human sustainability is just as vital.

Our environment will not succumb to our every human desire for comfort. Instead, we’re meant to thrive by balancing our own energetic consumption. We have a responsibility for sustaining human relationships in a healthy way.

According to the EPA,sustainability is “a simple principle: everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony.”

What can we do promote this harmony?

Read the full article by Silvia Mordini on DoYouYoga.com

Frugal Yogis Need Yoga Retreat

Question: What are the least expensive retreats you offer?
Answer: $1250 Bali & Costa Rica; $1185 Thailand; Costa Rica $1350 for 8 days ALL included.

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June 21-27, 2015 Tuscany Retreat:
$1800 per person Triple Shared Early Bird
$2025 per person Double/Twin Early Bird
$2430 per person Single Room Early Bird

July 25-Aug 1, 2015 Costa Rica Retreat: (Subtract $150 Early Bird from prices below)
Nature Suite Double (with AC): $1,825.00
Nature Suite Single (with AC): $2,250.00
Mountain View Single (with AC): $2,250.00
Hermitage Double (hotel like): $1,500.00
Hermitage Single (hotel like): $1,750.00
Eco Cottage Double (Natural Air): $1,400.00
Eco Cottage Single (Natural Air): $1,650.00

Oct 3-10, 2015 Bali Retreat:
Double with Private Bath: $1499pp — Early Bird $1250
Single with Private Bath: $1799pp — Early Bird $1550

Oct 11-18, 2015 Thailand Retreat:
Two Bedroom Loft: 940 Euro (approx. $1185USD) per person
Double Semi Private Room: 1040 Euro (approx $1300USD) per person
Single Superior Room: 1140 Euro (approx $1450)

Nov 28-Dec 5, 2015 Prana del Mar Cabo Retreat:
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Single $2300

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Yamas for Yoga Teachers by Silvia Mordini


“Today more than ever, etiquette is important.
According to Wikipedia, “a rule of etiquette may reflect an underlying ethical code.” Yogically we know this as the Yamas and Niyamas. It makes sense for yoga teachers to apply the Yamas and Niyamas in their teachings in order to elevate the profession from good to great to exemplary.
Yama is socially ethical behavior, how you treat others and the world around you. There are five yamas: ahimsa, satya, asteya, brahmacharya, aparigraha.”

Read more at Yoganonymous.com

What We Have is Enough–Moving Beyond Mental Scarcity


“I often meditate on trusting that I will have enough. Enough of what? Well, enough courage, enough inner strength, enough wisdom, enough energy, enough love, enough happiness, enough peace, and yes, enough money. When life becomes intense, the prism of mental scarcity often grows and distorts our view. We start to think that we are going to run out. However, we cannot attract abundance if we think this way. Abundance and Scarcity are mutually exclusive entities.

Do you suffer from what Stephen Covey describes as a scarcity mentality? Do you frequently have feelings of jealousy? Do you often compare with your colleagues, friends, or family? Do you constantly measure what you have? Do you have any sort of loss aversion?”

Read the full article on Daily Cup of Yoga

10 Ways to Elevate Your Yoga Teaching By Silvia Mordini

According to the 2012 study by the Center for Professional Excellence at York College, the Polk-Lepson Research Group surveyed 629 human resource and management professionals for their “Professionalism In The Workplace” study.

One-third of the HR and management professionals surveyed believe that professionalism has declined over the past three years. That which happens in the corporate world echoes in the yoga world: we are facing this same decline.
Is professionalism going extinct?

The three main indicators of professionalism are:

Interpersonal skills (33.6%)
Work ethic (27.3%)
Communication skills (24.9%).

Making professionalism important in one’s teaching will help garner more respect and will elevate yoga’s respectability.

Read the full article on DoYouYoga.com

Direct link: http://www.doyouyoga.com/10-ways-to-elevate-your-yoga-teaching/