Costa Rica: Your Guides

Silvia Mordini: Writer. Happiness Coach. Love Alchemist

Spiritual Vinyasa Inspired Playful Mystical

Silvia Mordini is a Writer, Happiness Coach, Healer and internationally recognized yoga presenter. Enthusiasm to love your life is contagious around Silvia. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Silvia lives her happiness in such a big way that you can’t help but leave her workshops, trainings & retreats spiritually uplifted! Born in Ecuador, proud of her Italian heritage and raised as a world traveler, Silvia developed a CR Pool orbsense of global citizenship from an early age. In young adulthood she was run over by a car—a life changing accident that led her discover the power of yoga to heal and transform mind, body and soul. She experienced its “Alchemy,” and and after a successful 13 year corporate career in Human Resources with a specialism in Training & Development she owned a Yoga Studio and developed the 10 year old international Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training School. She is also the Founder and visionary behind Alchemy Tours, a Spiritual Adventure company. Silvia has been leading adult learning programs both in and out of the corporate world and inspiring happiness, global awareness, and joyful living in students for over 20 years. Look for her upcoming book “Happiness Prescriptions.”

Silvia is currently writing a book “Happiness Prescriptions” and has a popular blog called Loving Your Life, along with producing her “Loving Your Day” videos. Her workshops such as Alchemy of Love, Chakra Vinyasa, Alchemy of Fire: Durga Deliciousness, Removing the Obstacles to Happiness: Yoga Sutras Unplugged, Drinking the Lotus, Alchemy of Yoga, Rebel Spirit Flow, Ayurvedic Seasonal Detox and include inspirational music, mantra, guided visualization, journaling, and meditation.

Her articles appear regularly in magazine such as Mantra Yoga and Health and on various yoga sites such as MindBodyGreen, Yoganonymous, GaiamTV, Daily Cup of Yoga and she is the author of the The Alchemy of Yoga blog on Silvia lives part-time in Seattle near the water and the mountains. She loves making Aperol Spritz while entertaining friends at home, and often helps others redecorate their homes. She dreams of one day living on a beach “almost” full-time and simplifying her closet by 50%.

Read an Interview with Silvia. Rebel Spirit: Raw and Real click here

Silvia can be reached:
Yoga Retreats – Alchemy Tours:
Teacher Training – Alchemy of Yoga:
Twitter/Instagram:  @inspiredyogagal
Facebook: Silvia Mordini
YouTube: lovingyourday

Emily Perry: Yoga Teacher, Acupuncturist, & Herbalist

emily perry ardha matsyMy name is Emily Perry, MTOM, L.Ac., E-RYT-500. I am a Yoga Teacher, Acupuncturist, & Herbalist based in Santa Cruz, California. A student of yoga and meditation since 1994, and of Chinese Medicine since 2000, I teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga, mindfulness and Holistic Health. As often as I can, I study with my teachers Janet Stone, Jody Greene, Christopher Wallis, and Christina Sell in the vinyasa flow tradition.

I discovered yoga in college, around the same time I started practicing Zen meditation. I dove into a book called “Light on Yoga,” and I found it to be an amazing manual for living a joyful, healthy, peaceful life. I was hooked. During that same time I began studying herbalism with Native American healers, and soon found a calling to study Chinese Medicine and holistic health. Eventually, when I returned to Los Angeles, I dove into vinyasa flow yoga during its early stages, and it has been my favorite yoga style ever since. Yoga has fueled my passion for living, and over the years, as I started a family and a business, yoga has always been my home base, my refuge. Practice brings me joy, peace and strength, and you can often find me on my mat when I am not out surfing with the kids, hiking in the redwoods with the dog, or at home cooking plant-based meals. I also teach workshops, retreats and trainings around the world.

Connect with me online:
Instagram @emilyperryyoga
Email me at

How I Teach? Weaving together five element theory, energetic alignment, non-dual philosophy and Classical Chinese Medicine, my vinyasa flow classes explore energetics, mudra, chanting, and pranayama.

Favorite pose? Right now, I would have to say Warrior I: I love the way I can root down to rise up energetically into the heart when I find myself here. It is so powerful and sweet.

Favorite food? That’s easy: the avocado!

What is Bhakti Yoga? It is the path of devotion; in Bhakti Yoga we align with our hearts, with our truest intentions: we align ourselves with what we are called to create and bring forth in the world. Yoga by nature is a practice of devotion- devotion to our breath, and to what is meaningful to us. I can’t wait to share my love of Bhakti yoga with you!