10 Things You Should Know When Choosing a Yoga Teacher Training Program, by Silvia Mordini

Choosing a teacher training program is an investment in yourself that yields lifelong transformation physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. As such, the program you choose ultimately contributes to the direction of your growth.   I encourage you to look beyond the “surface factors” and explore the depth of each program you are considering. Before choosing a yoga teacher training program, reflect upon these essential elements.

1. Mission & Vision

What are the Mission and Vision of the program? Is the heart of the program in alignment with your spirit?

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Blue Spirit Retreat Center Costa Rica

ABOUT COSTA RICA

Recently named the Happiest country in the world! This is a land of Pura Vida where Ecological Integrity really matters. The easy vibe and friendly locals welcome you like you were family.

ABOUT BLUE SPIRIT RETREAT CENTER

BS_LogoNewColorLargeBlue Spirit has been described by Trip Advisor as “Peaceful Luxury at it’s best”. It is perched on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is the perfect place to experience your teacher training. When you’re not in training, you can relax at the salt-water infinity pool, indulge in a spa treatment, or you’re just a short walk away from a stunning, 3-mile long, sandy white beach.

Blue Spirit Address:
Blue Spirit Costa Rica
Guiones sur, Playa Guiones
Nosara, Guanacaste
Costa Rica

NOSARA AND NICOYA PENISULA

In the last 10 years Nosara has grown quietly into one of the hip holistic hot-spots on the planet. This peaceful and vibrant international community of nature lovers, surfers, yogis, and families truly embraces the Pura Vida lifestyle.

The community resides along the coast with 3 unspoiled stunning beaches – Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and Playa Nosara – with private houses, little hotels, and excellent restaurants hidden into lush tropical greenery. Blue Spirit has become a vital part of this community.

The residents of Nosara are committed to preserve their natural environment. The 3 beaches are protected as a turtle refuge, and almost half of the land in the entire area is protected forest, and a moratorium on hunting animals stretches back for over 20 years.

The actual village and original settlement of Nosara is 4 miles inland, alongside the Rio Nosara. It’s a a small traditional Costa Rican town with grocery stores, typical restaurants, churches, a disco, a soccer field, and the landing strip for daily flights to and from San Jose.

Blue Spirit Lives Within a Blue Zone

The Spa and Longevity Center at Blue Spirit offers our guests the opportunity to learn and experience the multi-faceted aspects of self-care that encourage a long, healthy and vibrant life. We welcome you to experience a new way of life in a Blue Zone.

Blue Zone is a concept used to identify a geographic area of the world where more people live to be centenarians (past 100 years) than elsewhere, as described in Dan Buettner’s book, “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from People who Lived the Longest.” He identifies longevity hotspots in Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Ikaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California: and Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica – where Blue Spirit is located. Scientists and demographers have classified these longevity hot-spots as having common healthy traits and life practices that result in higher-than-normal longevity.

In 2005 Costa Rican demographer Dr. Luis Rosero-Bixby revealed that Costa Ricans who survive to the age of 60 “have the longest life expectancy of anyone in the world”. National Geographic funded an expedition, which confirmed Rosero-Bixby’s findings and discovered further that in the specific region of Nicoya, in the northwestern part of Costa Rica, residents were longer-lived even than other Costa Ricans, making it the “Blue Zone” of the Americas.

Blue Spirit’s founder, Stephan Rechtschaffen MD, is teaching seminars on longevity and envisioning Blue Spirit to become in the next years one of the foremost places to learn more about longevity practices.

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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.

Your Investment: Spiritual Adventures with Alchemy Tours, founded by Jacob Young and Silvia Mordini

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:
Double $1700
Single $2300

HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS:
$300 OFF Single Room Tuscany Yoga Retreat June 21-27, 2015
$300 OFF Costa Rica Alchemy of Yoga RTY 200 Hour Teacher Training August 1-22, 2015
$250 OFF Bali Yoga Retreat Oct 3-10, 2015
$200 OFF Double/Triple Room Tuscany Yoga Retreat June 21-27, 2015
$200 OFF Single or Double Prana del Mar Cabo Retreat Nov 28-Dec 5, 2015
$200 OFF Costa Rica Yoga Retreat July 25-Aug 1, 2015
$75 OFF Refer a Friend

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Costa Rica RYT 200 hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training Preview Trailer Part 2!

Costa Rica Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training Part 2 from christina russo on Vimeo.

Please enjoy Part 2 of our Costa Rica Teacher Training video!

Learn More:

Apply now at SilviaMordini.com

Read about Blue Spirit Retreat Center

Download a complete pack of information about the program, Silvia Mordini, and Blue Spirit here: Costa Rica Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training 2015

How are Chakras Aligned with Yoga Teacher Training?

OVERVIEW OF YOUR ALCHEMY OF YOGA TEACHER TRAINING ADVENTURE

1. 1st Chakra: Alchemy of Yoga: Tapping into Your Potential and living in Possibility
2. 2nd Chakra: Flow: Discovering Your Optimal Performance
3. 3rd Chakra: Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness
4. 4th Chakra: Express yourself! Self-love, Tapas and Healthy Habits
5. 5th Chakra: Relationship Yoga: Communication
6. 6th Chakra: 5 Elements Alchemy of Yoga (Anatomy, Ayurveda, Chakras, Muscles & Bones)
7. 7th Chakra: Awareness of Awareness: Transformation into the infinite

The Chakras are energy centers within the body that provide the blueprint to our psychology. Yoga teaches us that our natural psychology is positive. We are born to live happy. Yoga works to help us remember to remember our natural state. This yoga teacher training program relies upon the Chakras as a guiding force, not just a 2 hour presentation because to us this is the Alchemy of Yoga.

YOUR INVESTMENT COSTA RICA AUGUST 9-30, 2014 AT BLUE SPIRIT:

Nature Suite Double (with AC): $4950
Nature Suite Single (with AC): $5850

Hermitage Double: $4599
Hermitage Single: $4950

Eco Cottage Double (Natural Air): $4150
Eco Cottage Single (Natural Air): $4699

2 OPTIONS FOR SELF-STUDY:

1. Immersion for serious students looking to deepen their practice and knowledge of yoga asana, meditation, philosophy and spirit but don’t want to teach yoga.
2. RYT 200 Yoga Alliance Certification program designed for those who are interested in teaching.

STEP 1 – APPLY NOW:

Complete application and e-mail it to silvia@alchemytours.com

STEP 2 – PHONE INTERVIEW:

Arrangements will be made to talk more by phone.

TO REGISTER:

Deposit: A $500 dollar deposit will reserve your space. You can pay with check, direct bank deposit, or credit card or Paypal on line but we most prefer checks. Please send checks to Alchemy Tours | 2227 11th Ave W | Seattle, WA 98119 .

CLICK FOR RESERVATIONS

To make payment please go to book now page to put down deposit. If you have questions please email silvia@alchemytours.com or call 872-228-9642 (2AT-YOGA)

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Play Transform Evolve 2014

Do YOU need a SUNSHINE Break?
Do you CHOOSE to make 2014 the happiest ever? Come to #CostaRica with me Jan 5-11, 2014, 3 last spots in our New Years tribe of 12 for the time of your life!

Our 2013 holiday gift to you is 13% OFF!

“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play.” ― Charles Schaefer

INVESTMENT:
DOUBLE $1700
SINGLE $2200

This retreat is designed to take the adventurous yogi to a deeper level of self-awareness and is perfect for sanctuarystudiopeepsthose who want to unblock all mental & physical barriers to live the best life ever! Throughout this week, we will embark on a transformative process of mind and body detoxification using a combination of dynamic poses, meditation, journaling and community for an experience of deep connection and awakening. Join us at Costa Rica’s premier 100% Off-The-Grid, Solar Powered, Gourmet Vegetarian Retreat Center where you will live and learn the lessons of one of the Earth’s only five “Blue Zones: places in the world where higher percentages of people enjoy remarkably long, full lives” according to author Dan Buettner.

Yoga in paradise means we will awaken each morning and end each day with a yoga practice designed to bring awareness and balance. Come unplug in a modern Zen tree house where you have time to relax, read, journal, set mindful goals, rest and renew your entire sense of well-being in between morning yoga, pool yoga, restorative yoga and incredible vegetarian meals. In the afternoon, wander through the Jurassic jungle enjoying adjacent secluded waterfalls or walk 1000 yards to a glorious surf and swimming beach. In many ways, attending a yoga retreat is always a type of overall collaborative experience because it provides you an opportunity to share, have fun and connect with other like-minded people.

Furthermore, as your guides and life coaches with a combined twelve years experience organizing group travel adventures, we are 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential in a friendly, unpretentious, and supportive environment. Join us at this private 40-acre eco-estate exclusive for only 12 guests with comfortable breezes that provides a magical place where you deepen your yoga practice, relax, refresh, detox your body, transform your mind and catalyze change for living a LIFE-inspired!

This trip embodies the vision of transformation. In 7 days you will:
*Integrate Spirit and Nature as you enjoy exceptional yoga, hiking, eco-adventures to a waterfall, horseback riding, connecting with pristine beaches, organic food, and relaxing jungle spa treatments.
*Enjoy camaraderie as you yoga, play and meditate with a group dedicated to doing the same.
*Recharge, refresh and renew, leaving totally more inspired about your life!

TYPICAL DAILY ITINERARY
8:00-9:30am Morning Practice with Detox Flow Yoga
9:30am Morning Meal
10:30am-2:00pm Exploration/Relaxation/Free Time
2:00pm MidDay Meal
2:30-5:00pm Exploration/Relaxation/Free Time
5:30-7:00pm Restorative Yoga, Moving Meditation, & dharma talks
7:30pm Evening Meal
9:00pm Om Out

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
• Three Delicious Gourmet Vegetarian Meals Daily
• 6 nights/7 days Double occupancy accommodations in Tropical Zen Modern Treehouse
• Two yoga classes per day: 1 detoxifying morning practice and evening slow flow
• Daily meditation
• Night Pool with underwater LED lights
• Riverwalks led by Jacob Young
• Movie Night and (optional) Dance Party
• Partner Yoga with Jacob Young and Silvia Mordini
• Restorative Yoga
• Spanish language basics class
• Free Internet Access
• Delicious, quadruple filtered drinking water
• Excursions to Waterfalls and Pacific Ocean Sandy Beaches
• Surfing Hermosa Beach
• Time for Exploration and Relaxation
• Eco-Friendly Goodie Bags
• Costa Rican Taxes (13%)

NOT INCLUDED?
Airfare to and from the trip, spa treatments, additional (optional) excursions and gratuities for your guides.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How do I get there?
The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is perched in the mountain jungle of Cabuya at the southernmost tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, only 3 miles from Costa Rica’s first National Nature Preserve, Reserva Cabo Blanco. All guests must arrive at The Sanctuary no later than 3:00pm on arrival day; please schedule your travel accordingly.

Flying In and Out of Costa Rica at San Jose International Airport

Of the two international airports in Costa Rica, San Jose International Airport (SJO) is the most convenient airport to The Sanctuary. Frequent international flights are available at this modern airport.

CRCollagebeachstudiohomeFor your homebound travel plan at least two hours between local air and international travel.
IMPORTANT: There is a departure tax of approximately $26 at San Jose airport when you leave Costa Rica. It needs to be paid in cash (US$ or Costa Rican Colones) or with a Visa credit card at the airport on your departure day.

Traveling In and Out from San Jose to The Sanctuary

Once you have arrived in San Jose, your flight schedule may allow you to connect with a local plane to Tambor for a 25 minute flight and then a 40 minute taxi ride to The Sanctuary.
The other option is to arrange to be driven approximately 5 hours by road and ferry from San Jose to The Sanctuary.

By Air to Tambor, then Taxi to The Sanctuary
Two local airlines offer scheduled flights and charter services to Tambor at comparable rates. The flight time is approximately 25 minutes. Sansa Airlines is conveniently located adjacent to the San Jose International Airport. Nature Air is approximately 10 miles at Pavas Airport.
Sansa Air http://www.flysansa.com
Nature Air http://www.natureair.com

After landing in Tambor, a 40 minute taxi ride will take you from the Tambor Airport to The Sanctuary at Two Rivers.

Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica (Yoga Alliance Approved RYT200 Program)

This is the culmination of a long-time intention that I am seeing come to light. And the only way that it can FULLY MANIFEST is with your interest. My call to action is that if you have considered training with me over the last 15 times I’ve offered my Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training RYT200 Program but haven’t that you do so with me this time in Costa Rica.

This is one of my favorite healing places on earth. I have chosen it with heart because I feel so grounded and like my best self there. There are 12 sacred spaces for students to join me on this intimate adventure of alchemy. Apply now! Email me silvia@alchemytours.com

Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia

Alchemy of Yoga RYT200 Destination Teacher Training
Costa Rica: July 31st – August 18, 2013

Going away on this yoga teacher training to beautiful Costa Rica provides you an opportunity to share, have fun and connect with other like-minded people. All the while becoming a certified Yoga Teacher with RTY200 certification through the Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training.

I can’t wait to introduce you to the culture, food, and beauty that are natural to Costa Rica. Don’t hesitate to ask me any questions, I want to make this a truly memorable experience! Join our Alchemy of Yoga Tribe to feel more empowered to create a life you love!

Gracias and Namaste,
~Silvia~ Alchemy of Yoga

“Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within.” – Sri Swami Satchidananda

OVERVIEW OF YOUR ADVENTURE
1. Alchemy of Yoga: Tapping into Your Potential and living in Possibility
2. Flow: Discovering Your Optimal Performance
3. Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness
4. Express yourself! Self-love, Tapas and Healthy Habits
5. 5 Elements Alchemy of Yoga
6. Relationship Yoga
7. Awareness of Awareness: Transformation into the infinite

INVESTMENT COSTA RICA TRAINING:
$3,550 Double, $3,800 Single

INCLUDED:
RYT200 Alchemy of Yoga Training
300 Page Training Manual
On-going mentoring
Three Delicious Gourmet Vegetarian Meals Daily
Beautiful accommodations in Tropical Zen Modern Treehouse
Daily meditation
Night Pool with underwater LED lights
Spanish language basics class
Free Internet Access
Delicious, quadruple filtered drinking water
Excursions to Waterfalls and Pacific Ocean Sandy Beaches
Time for Exploration and Relaxation
Eco-Friendly Goodie Bags
Costa Rican Taxes (13%)

NOT INCLUDED:
Airfare to and from the trip, transfers and spa services.

APPLY NOW: Email silvia@alchemytours.com

PAYMENT POLICIES:
Deposit: A $500 dollar deposit will reserve your space.

TO REGISTER AND SAVE YOUR SPOT:
You can pay with check, direct bank deposit, or credit card or Paypal on line but we most prefer checks. Please send checks to Alchemy Tours | 2227 11th Ave W | Seattle, WA 98119 .

TEACHER TRAINING SYLLABUS:
*Provided via email

2 OPTIONS:
1. Immersion for serious students looking to deepen their practice and knowledge of yoga asana, meditation, philosophy and spirit but don’t want to teach yoga.
2. RYT200 Yoga Alliance Certification program designed for those who are interested in teaching.

MORE DETAILS: http://www.alchemytours.com/2013/01/costa-rica-august-2013-ryt200-yoga-teacher-training/

ABOUT ALCHEMY OF YOGA:
This 200 hour program is recognized by Yoga Alliance as a REGISTERED 200 HOUR YOGA SCHOOL and offers you a unique opportunity to make a deep commitment to learning more about yourself. The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is a safe haven: a nurturing place to engage in open minded self-exploration. I am devoted to offering you an atmosphere in which freedom of expression, fun, creativity and passion for life are “totally” encouraged! My program covers the foundations of the 8 limbed path of Yoga and believes in yoga as a life-long truthful celebration of ourselves and our world.

WHY THIS PROGRAM CHANGES YOUR LIFE:

Something magical and mystical happens when a group of high-intentioned individuals make the decision to gather together for 200 hours with the purpose of uplifting their lives & expanding their consciousness into radical authenticity. The result is something beyond words. It is, as best as I can explain it, the Alchemy of Yoga at its best. Chapter 2 verse 1 of the Yoga Sutras sets forth how the Alchemy of Yoga actually works. “Tapas svadhyaya ishvara pranidhana kriya yoga.” Translated to mean that yoga helps us transform ourselves on three levels:

1. Physical Alchemy – Tapas helps us ignite the changes we want to make in our lives. It is about the getting fired up and passionate. Literally it means heating the body through moving and breathing in the vinyasa

2. Mental Alchemy – Svadhaya. While we are following the discipline of tapas and engaging in physical practice to help move our stuck energy we are watching ourselves. In yoga we study the self to learn about the self. Here the mental alchemy is through self-observation. We witness what is going on in our thoughts, what are we thinking.

3. Spiritual Alchemy – ishvara pranidahana. As we are doing and watching we let go of the ego of judgment. We move beyond wanting life to be different and begin to feel the surrender that allows what is being offered to mix together. We practice ishvara pranidhana as we trust the universal intelligence that hugs us from all directions to know what it’s doing. And once we find this trust we begin to believe that beauty and goodness are within us flowing nonstop and there is no reason to stop this flow for its natural current is to align with the current of grace that is everywhere outisde us. Beauty becomes our way of life. Happiness becomes our natural alchemy.

You see when you get together in a Teacher Training Tribe (aka Alchemy of Yoga) we are all like the Alchemist in his/her laboratory mixing ingredients. For us as yogis our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, our poses, our breath, our thoughts and the mixing it all together creates a different result every time. A Teacher Training Program changes your life. You wake up to the power you have to go into the laboratory of your life experience and mix the potions you want to create your best life going forward!

I believe that the Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training Program sparks the fire of transformation in everyone. Apply today! Namaskaram!

SYLLABUS INCLUDES:
• Techniques 100 Contact Hours/15 Non Contact Hours: Includes asanas, pranayamas and meditation. These hours include both training in the techniques and the practice of them.
• Teaching Methodology 25 Contact Hours/6 Non Contact Hours: Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, and the student’s process of learning.
• Anatomy and Physiology 14 Contact Hours/6 Non Contact Hours: We will incorporate awareness of physical and subtle anatomy throughout training.
• Philosophy, Ethics, & Lifestyle 20 Contact Hours/10 Non Contact Hours: Study of Yoga Philosophy (Yamas, Niyamas), Yoga Scriptures (Yoga Sutras), ethics for yoga teachers, ‘living the life of the yogi’.
• Practicum 10 Contact Hours: Includes observing and assisting in classes taught by others. Hours may be a combination of supervised and unsupervised. (5 hours of assistant teaching, 5 hours of observing classes.
• Electives/Independent Study 10 Contact Hours/5 Non Contact Hours: these hours will include assigned reading or other homework like book reports, unsupervised study/meditation groups, classes, workshops, community service (mandatory element, 5 hours of Karma Yoga Student Teaching).

Certification Requirements for RYT 200 Program
PRACTICUM
1. Observations: Email me on the exact dates/name of teacher/location where you have completed your 5 observations. To get credit for these observations you will be required to complete a brief report (a paragraph or two but please no more for each).
2. Assistant Teaching: Email me on the exact dates/name of teacher you assisted/location where you have completed your 5 assists. To get credit for assisting you are required to submit a paragraph report for each.
3. Student Teaching: Email me the exact dates/location where you have teach 5 complete classes. To get credit you must submit a paragraph report for each.
4. Karma Yoga: Email me the exact dates/location where you have taught 5 hours for FREE. To get credit you must submit a paragraph report for each.

OTHER:
5. Asana Sheets: Email me the completed Asana sheets or print out 1 copy and submit.
6. Final open book exam. Email me your final or print out 1 copy and submit
7. Attendance: 180 contact hours
8. Attitude
9: Alignment
10: Action: Conscious relationships and ethics in line with Yoga Alliance
For each teacher trainee it takes a different amount of time to “complete” the program post classroom sessions. Everybody has their own yoga and we respect that. I honor this and namaste you! And I want you to LIVE your namaste as you do what you feel is best for you.

REQUIRED BOOKS:
1. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,Swami Satchitananda or Secret Power of Yoga, Nichala Joy Devi Practice:
2. Yoga The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness, Eric Schiffman
3. Jivamukti By Shannon Gannon and David Life
4. Yoga for Wellness, Gary Kraftsow, Penquin, 1999
5. Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship, Donna Farhi
6. Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life, Judith Lasater
7. The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Dr Ray Loong
8. The Heart of Yoga: Developing A Personal Practice, Desikachar

Recommended Books: Yogi Bare by Philip Self The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman Yoga from the Inside Out by Christina Sell A Path With Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life & Wherever You Go There You Are by Jack Kornfield Anatomy of Movement, Blandine Calais-Germain

TESTIMONIALS
Silvia Mordini is a teacher of teachers, and a wonderful mentor who compassionately evokes self-inquiry and transformation. Without a doubt, Silvia’s friendship and mentorship have helped to shape my path to service, adventure, and stepping outwards of my bounds and into a world wide open. – Hannah

Silvia- I wanted to teach yoga because I have personally experienced the power it has to change lives. I so deeply wanted to share this magic with people – especially students my age who I saw struggling and fighting with life instead of living it. I am endlessly grateful to Silvia for teaching by example to live life with love for others, and more importantly with big love for yourself. One of the most beautiful parts about this teacher training for me was that the more I learned, the more I realized this is just the beginning of an even greater journey. Silvia has provided me the inspiration to continue flowing through my own evolution. I can truly say with my whole loving and honest heart, that embarking on this “self-study” has been the best decision I have ever made.” — Alysha

Silvia- I entered teacher training just hoping to deepen my practice but the reality is I graduated as a whole new me. This was an adventure that pushed, challenged and encouraged me to grow. In a matter of months I became more self-aware and self-confident than any time in my life. I wasn’t surrounded by a group of students that wanted to perfect their asanas. I joined a Kula (a community of the heart), an extended family that offered unconditional support and inspiration. I am grateful to Silvia Mordini for the professional, organized and extremely informative yoga training, but I am eternally indebted to Silvia for creating a safe space for growth and helping open my eyes to my potential!” -Casey

Silvia- You are such a wonderful person and a gifted teacher! I am truly blessed to have found you and am honored to be one of your students. I look forward to continuing my teaching and inspiring others as you have inspired me. Thank You for everything! — Maryann

Silvia- I honestly recommend this training for anyone who enjoys practicing yoga and is interested in personal development and growth. It is an amazing journey you take to know yourself and have a better understanding of who you are. A beautiful, enlightening experience that I would do all over again. It has developed, supported and empowered me in my life. – Dana, lululemon

Silvia- You are a gifted teacher, philosopher and it is truly a blessing to learn from you. With love and gratitude, Nancy
Silvia- I am so grateful for your love, light & inspiration. Thank you for being you & for instilling such grace & virtue in all that you do! – Katy

Silvia- One of the best things I have ever done for myself was take the Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training. It was life changing in many ways. Not only did I get incredible teaching from one of the best yoga instructors in the industry but I also became a part of a wonderful kula that was also so much a part of my growth and learning. If you have the chance to train with Silvia Mordinin, you will be amazed – she is the best of the best. I’m blown away every time I take one of her classes and to be able to take her training was amazing. Taking this training is something I am very grateful for and proud of. If you have the chance – take it! -Sue

Silvia- I took Silvia’s Teacher Training and highly recommend this experience for anyone seeking this certification. Silvia is a consummate professional with a multitude of talents as a trainer, but more than that she exemplifies everything that a true yogi should be: caring and compassionate with her students, living and breathing the yoga sutras both on and off the mat. As a certified personal trainer with my own business I also appreciate her organizational skills. In fact, I often think, “How does she do this all and do it so well?!” The answer is clear, she loves yoga and she loves to teach it to everyone from the new teachers she mentors to the students in every class. I wholeheartedly recommend this program to everyone with a passion and dedication for yoga that is willing to invest their time, heart and talent to the practice. Many blessings for the future! -Jackie

Silvia- I am impressed on how hard you try to meet everyone’s schedule, it can’t be easy. Thanks to your dedication and assurance I can flow through yoga poses, I am now actually playing with yoga more and listening to what my body inspires me to do instead of trying to do yoga like everyone else. Yoga has become so much more an enriching experience for me rather than a physical struggle. So many thanks, I am very grateful for all the help you have given me. – Anonymous

Silvia- Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training provided me with the skills to sit confidently and authentically in the seat of the teacher. I came away with the ability to look deep inside myself to really know who I am and what I want to shine out to the world. All this and I developed friendships with the most amazing and inspiring women who warm my heart and nurture my soul. – Nancy

Silvia- I enjoyed the training and learning many things, one thing I am very happy about, especially how to incorporate more yoga into my everyday life! Thanks! – Cheryl

Silvia- Thank you for caring about the quality of our teacher training program. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself. Thank you for teaching from your heart and thank you for making a difference in my life. – Sue

Silvia- The way of life and love that I studied at Total Body Yoga, under the brilliant and inspiring tutelage of the TBY staff helped my physical practice grow by leaps and bounds (and headstands and arm balances). But the real treasure I unearthed is the philosophy, teaching methodology, meditation, pranayama, and my own and other’s inner divine. I would recommend the teacher training program at TBY to anyone who wants to teach or deeply delve into the rewarding practice of yoga. Thank you for everything. – Brian

Silvia- I want to thank you for the amazing experience of attending your teacher training program. I will remember this as one of the most rewarding times in my life and look forward to the rewards I will see in the future because of your program. Thank you for all that you do for us to help us succeed, it really means the world to me. Peace and Love – Jennifer

Silvia – I’m very excited to be a part of this training program and I feel very blessed and lucky!! I’m so happy to be on this journey especially with everyone in class. I think we have a great group of people and everyone feels comfortable. Thank you for accepting me and letting me be a part of this program! – Kelly

Silvia – Yesterday was fantastic!! We learned so much! You are a fountain of knowledge and I so appreciate your teacher ability. You have an innate ability to teach. I could have sat there for hours. The time goes so quickly when we’re learning. – Martha

Silvia- You have been a wonderful mentor, teacher & guide to me while I’m going thru my journey. I can’t thank you enough for all that you’ve given me. And NO one compares to your teaching style…you are truly one of a kind & I’m so happy I was able to do my training with you. Looking forward to learning lots more from you! – Lexi

Silvia- I am so grateful for this training program. This training was the first thing I was able to do for myself after having kids. At the time it felt like such a stretch but it was just the first step in an amazing new journey. -Jodi