5 Ways to Be More Generous, by Silvia Mordini

As a result of practicing yoga, I have changed the way I think about generosity. I have learned to give without expectation and to always remain mindful of the quality of my generosity.

Generosity in yoga is an interesting learning based partly on two of the five Yamas:

1. It means the opposite of taking (Asteya) whereby we share freely with a focused quality effort.
2. Generosity implies looking at life through a prism of abundance instead of scarcity. In yoga, this is known as Aparigraha: there is more than enough for everyone.
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Creating a More Peaceful World Through Yoga

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In a yoga practice as we move + breathe, the overall energy and vibration is heightened within us and around us as we synch with the universal rhythm. As we stretch beyond the four corners or our mat and move through the day, the vibrations we emit continue to ripple throughout our surroundings.

It is rhythm entrainment, or sympathetic vibration. Anodea Judith explains in “Wheels of Light” that two waves with similar frequencies — or even one wave that is close enough to a dormant source can be set into motion — and will eventually move into phase with one another, increasing the expansiveness + depth of the wave.

In relating physics to our inner-workings, there is potential for us as yogis to cultivate a more peaceful and connected world through the reverberations of our practice.

When we join together as a tribe of teacher trainees, transformation is ignited. In surrounding ourselves with high-consciousness individuals vibrating at similar frequencies, potential heightens and depth expands. It is the Alchemy of Yoga, and we emerge ready to effectively inspire others.

Feel our vibe? Join our tribe!

Alchemy of Yoga 2016 Teacher Trainings:

Say hello by reaching out to silvia@alchemytours.com and sarah@alchemytours.com!

How to Make Yoga Teacher Training Accessible to Everyone

ALCHEMY OF YOGA SCHOLARSHIPS + FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Alchemy of Yoga is whole-heartedly devoted to the art of self-study. When a yogi feels called to step into the deeper world of self-study, we never wish for finances to impede this path.

A 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training requires a significant investment on several levels — not only the financial consideration, but also the commitment of time + resources.

The investment is in yourself and it yields transformation on the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual planes.

Alchemy of Yoga is unique from other teacher training programs in that it goes way beyond mastering yoga poses. While you will learn a great deal about asana, it is truly a journey in self-discovery. The role of Silvia Mordini and the rest of the Alchemy team is to provide the inspiration into this self-inquiry and hold space for your growth in a way that is true to your authenticity.

In the spirit of inclusivity + accessibility, we are proud to offer:

Additional ideas that our past trainees have used:

  • Create a fund where family/friends can contribute to teacher training as a gift
  • Develop a Go Fund Me campaign
  • Use Pay Pal’s Bill Me Later program, which offers no payments + no interest if paid in full in 6 months
  • Receive college credit by providing us with paperwork to qualify the course
  • Ask your employer to use “continuing education” budget + hours toward the program in exchange for teaching yoga on-site. We can help you be prepared to offer yoga in the workplace
  • We are always open to collaboration + work exchange — let us know if you have a skill or trade to offer

If teacher training is on your list of 2016 intentions and Alchemy of Yoga resonates with you, let us help you realize this vision.

The first step? Say hello by reaching out to Silvia (silvia@alchemytours.com) and Sarah (sarah@alchemytours.com). We are looking forward to hearing from you and learning more about the heart of your yoga.

Namaste,

The Alchemy of Yoga Team

www.alchemyofyoga.com

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5 Reasons Why Yoga Studios are Important

By Silvia Mordini

Yoga studios are essential for both the student and the teacher. In this digital, social, media-energized virtual world, it is evident to me that people still crave human connection.    The most important contribution studios offer is community. Community defined simply is a place for gathering. A place where hearts can connect. A place where interaction and relationships develop in personal face-to-face relationships.

What Yoga Studios Can Provide

Yoga studios provide that space where we can connect, learn, support, and celebrate each other. For students, this is critical in fostering personal growth and highest self-study, or svadhyaya. As students, we need teachers who can actually be with us.

For the teacher, it provides a consistent platform to offer their special gifts and unique styles. It fosters deeper, more intimate, and long-lasting relationships with the student. It also offers a place to call home… Read the full article here!