3 Reasons to Go On a Yoga Retreat

If you’re looking for a fulfilling, fun, healthful, nurturing way to spend a week of your precious vacation time, you’re in the right place. We specialize in relaxing, adventurous and purposeful yoga retreats.

Over the last 5 years yoga retreats have ballooned! And with more retreats, comes increased confusion for all of us looking to book a retreat, me included.

Truth be told, I try to attend a retreat as a client every year! It is my dharma and what I commit myself to full-time. My intention is to serve you through transformational travel and spiritual adventure. Are you are wondering what makes my Alchemy Tours Retreats unique?

Here are 3 Reasons to Go On A #YogaRetreat with Alchemy Tours.

1. Yoga & Relaxation = grounding / pampering / rejuvenation / stress-relief
2. Yoga & Adventure = fun / exploration / culture / play / art
3. Yoga & Purpose = clarity / inspiration / manifestation / transformation / vitality

All of our trips are based in one of three offerings: Relaxation, Adventure, Purpose.

If you are looking for Adventure then choose from:
Tuscany June 21-28, 2014 Art of Adventure: La Dolce Vita
Ischia Amalfi June 29-July 6, 2014 Art of Adventure: Soulful Exploration
Thailand Sept 2014 Art of Adventure: Cultural Exploration

If you are looking for Relaxation then choose from:
Bali Sept 13-20, 2014 Art of Relaxation: Cultural Bliss
Maui Oct 11-16, 2014 Art of Relaxation: Luxury Bliss
Greece 2015 Art of Relaxation: Creating Positive Change

If you are looking for Purpose then choose from:
Xinalani Mexico Mar 29-Apr 5, 2014 Embrace Your Purpose: Transform Your Life
Haramara Mexico July 12-19, 2014 Embrace Your Purpose: Live Your Bliss
Costa Rica RYT200 Teacher Training Aug 9-30 Embrace Your Purpose: Live Your Happiness
Prana del Mar Mexico Nov 29-Dec 6, 2014 Embrace Your Purpose: Manifestation Yoga Retreat

Take a look at http://www.alchemytours.com and pick exactly what you need. Your vacation time is valuable and it’s important that you choose a retreat that meets your expectations. Don’t leave it to chance. Choose wisely.

Love yourself, love your day, love your life!

Silvia Mordini & Jacob Young, Co-Founders Alchemy Tours

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B.A.L.I. Yoga Retreat: Beauty. Art. Love. Inspiration. October 3-10, 2015

 

                      BALI = Beauty. Art. Love. Inspiration.

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Frugal Yogi Yoga Retreats

IMG_7301The work we do on retreat is not a luxury it is a necessity. We are so committed to its importance we make sure to offer our retreats and spiritual adventures at a reasonable price point. You will always find us the least expensive offering at any major center.

In addition to that we respect the needs of the Frugal Yogi and offer discounts beyond our reasonable pricing as follows:

SPECIALS:
*Nov 30-Dec 7, 2013 Baja Yoga Retreat: $250 OFF double $400 OFF single
*Jan 5-11, 2014 Costa Rica Yoga and Surfing: Each $100 OFF Dynamic Duo Deal (sign up with a roommate )

EARLY BIRDS:
*By November 15, 2013 $100 OFF Puerto Vallarta Xinalani Yoga Retreat Mar 29-April 5, 2014
*By November 15, 2013 $150 OFF Amalfi Coast Rejuvenation Yoga Retreat June 7-14, 2014
*By November 15, 2013 $200 OFF Tuscany Yoga, Wine, Cultural Adventure June 21-28, 2014

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Bali Etiquette Yoga Retreat

Etiquette

When in doubt just in case you find yourself not knowing the etiquette learn how to say ‘ma’af sekali’ (very sorry).

Daily Etiquette
1. Body language: it is rude to point with the index finger. Use, instead, your thumb and always your right hand (left is seen as impure). The head is seen as sacred, so avoid patting children’s heads, and refrain from displaying the bottoms of your feet (also seen as impure). Talking with your hands on your hips is a sign of contempt, anger or aggression.
2. Hospitality: handshaking is customary for greetings (again, use only the right hand). A common method when greeting in passing is to press your palm to your friend’s palm in front of your chests, fingers point upwards.
3. Visitors: always welcome with refreshments, but refrain from eating or drinking until host says ‘silakan’ (please begin). When eating with hands, first wash hands, then use right hand only. Sandals and shoes may be left outside the entrance the home.
4. What to Wear: When visiting rural villages, skimpy attire is not considered appropriate.
5. Bargaining: in a Balinese market, haggling over price is not considered impolite, but be pleasant. Bali is not one of those places where making an agitated display of negotiations is considered part of the process. Smile, and insist on the price you want to pay, and if they refuse your price, smile, say ‘thank you’ (terima kasi) and walk away.

Temple Etiquette
1. For BOTH men and women, when entering a temple, wear a sarong around the waist.
2. Please ask permission before taking pictures.
3. Please avoid pointing the soles of the feet towards the shrines if sitting on the ground.

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Bali Langage Handy Tips

What are some handy words to know?

Good morning: Selamat pagi
Good mid-day: Selamat siang
Good evening: Selamat malam
Good-bye: Selamat tinggal (if you’re leaving)/Selamat jalan (someone is leaving you)
Yes: Ya
No: Tidak
Thank you: Terima kasi
You’re welcome: Kembali or sama-sama
How are you?: Apa kabar?
What is this / that?: Apa?
Very good: Baik juga!
Please: Silakan
One more: Satu lagi
Finished: Habis
Bill, please: Minta bon
Excuse me: Permisi or ma’af
Doesn’t matter: Tidak apa-apa
(Note: letter ‘c’ pronounced as ‘ch’)
Do you speak English: Bisa bicara Bahasa Inggris?
I don’t speak Indonesian: Saya tidak bisa bicara bahasa Indonesia.
I don’t understand: Saya tidak mengerti.
Where are you from?: Dari mana?
I am from America: Saya dari Amerika.
How long have you been in Bali?: Sudah lama di Bali sini?
I have been in Bali for…: Saya sudah di Bali…..
What is your name?: Siapa nama anda?
My name is….: Nama saya……..
What time is it?: Jam berapa?
Where are you going?: Ke mana?
Turn left / right / straight / stop: Belok kiri / belok kanan / terus / stop
Where is the bathroom?: Di mana kamar kecil?
Where…?: Di mana?
toko = shop
kamar saya = my room
WC (way-say) = toilet
kamar mandi = bathroom
Currency / Exchange Rate: $1 US dollar = 8,675 IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
Can you help me?: Bisa bantu saya?
I want…: Saya mau…
I want this: Saya mau ini.
I would like: Saya minta
I don’t want it: Saya tidak mau
Do you have?: Ada?
I like: Saya suka
How much?: Berapa harga?
Too expensive: Terlalu mahal
Cheap: Murah

Bali Soulshine Luxury Lodging

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

1. LOTUS VILLAS: The Lotus Villa offered deluxe rooms with air condition and built in wardrobes in each room. All rooms have a pond and garden view. Each floor of the two story Lotus Villa building have their own bathrooms each with two wash basins, showers and toilets. Two single beds or one king available in each room. The ground floor rooms 1 – 3 share the downstairs facilities while the second floor rooms 4-7 share the upstairs facilities.

2. TERRACE VILLAS (include these):
Firefly Room: Cuddle with a loved one in this cool blue room with private terrace. The room features a queen bed, private bath and 2nd floor views.

Sound of Sunshine: Shine bright listening to the birds chirp overlooking over a jungle view. The room features two double beds, shared bath and 2nd floor views.

Garden Room: Relax in a gorgeous garden setting with private terrace and private entrance. The room features a queen bed and an adjoining tropical outdoor bath with the Koi Room on the ground floor.

Koi Room: Overlook the main koi and lotus pond in this cozy room. The room features a queen bed and an adjoining tropical outdoor bath with Garden Room on the ground floor.







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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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