How Does the Alchemy of Yoga Work?

“Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within. If you walk in peace and express that peace in your very life, others will see you and learn something.” – Sri Swami Satchidananda

ABOUT ALCHEMY OF YOGA:

This 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. This soul-dive takes place in a safe haven: a nurturing environment to engage in open minded self-exploration. Silvia Mordini and the Alchemy of Yoga team are devoted to offering you an atmosphere in which freedom of expression, fun, creativity, and passion for life are totally encouraged! This program covers the foundations of the eight-limbed path of yoga and believes in yoga as a life-long truthful celebration of ourselves and our world.

OVERVIEW OF YOUR ADVENTURE:

  1. EARTH: Foundational Alchemy – Rooting into Self and Manifestation (Chakra 1)
  2. WATER: Emotional Alchemy – Tapping into Your Potential and Living in Possibility (Chakra 2)
  3. FIRE: Physical Alchemy – Discovering Your Optimal Performance (Chakra 3)
  4. AIR: Mental Alchemy – Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness (Chakra 4)
  5. ETHER/SPACE: Spiritual Alchemy – Transformation Living and Teaching Yoga (Chakra 5 – 7)

HOW DOES ALCHEMY OF YOGA WORK?

Something magical and mystical happens when a group of high-intentioned individuals make the decision to gather together for two-hundred hours with the purpose of uplifting their lives and expanding consciousness into radical authenticity.

The result is something beyond words. It is, as best as I can explain it, the Alchemy of Yoga. The Yoga Sutras (Chapter 2, Verse 1) explains how the Alchemy of Yoga actually works:

“Tapas svadhaya ishvara pranidhana kriya yoga.”

This sutra is translated to explain that yoga helps us transform ourselves on three levels:

  1. Physical Alchemy – Tapas
  2. Mental Alchemy – Svadhaya
  3. Spiritual Alchemy – Ishvara Pranidhana

Physical Alchemy – Tapas: Ignites 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.

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. We tune in to our intuition to enhance clarity and harmony between what we think, say and do. We remember to remember who we really are. Through this, our ego softens from being I centered to seeing our interconnectedness to all things, people, nature, energies. We humbly realize our nature of union in this interweb.

Spiritual Alchemy – Ishvara Pranidhana: 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 is doing. Once we find this trust, we begin to believe that beauty and goodness are within us flowing non-stop. We understand that there is no reason to stop this flow for its natural current is to align with the current of grace that is everywhere outside us. Beauty becomes our way of life. Happiness becomes our natural alchemy once again.

HOW DOES ALCHEMY OF YOGA TEACH YOU? (Syllabus)

FOUNDATION: Introduction

Initiation into Truth, The Four Agreements, How to Live an Inspired Life, Alchemy as a Map of Transformation, How and Why Alchemy of Yoga Works

EARTH:  Manifestation – Rooting into Self

  • Freedom from Fear/Shadow Work, Ethical Guidelines, Greatness & Living Honorably, The Hero/Heroine’s Path, Power of Manifestation, Living Your Yoga

 WATER: Creation – Tapping into Your Potential

  • Body Love, Spiritual Happiness, Svadhaya of Possibility, Intention & Dharma, Vision Boards & Dream Journaling, the Five Koshas

FIRE: Ignition – Tapas, Discovering Your Optimal Performance

  • Recapitulation, Intrinsic & Extrinsic Movement, Bandhas, Somatics, The Neuroscience of Yoga, Developing a Personal Practice, Sun Salutations, Dancing Warriors, Moon Salutations, Mandala Namaskars, General Principles of Poses (Purpose, Stages & Benefits), How to Teach a Pose Safely to All Levels of Students, Stress Response + Relaxation 101, Restorative Poses, Yoga Therapeutics, Anatomy – Muscles + Bones

AIR: Edification – Svadhaya, Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness

  • Yoga History + Lineages, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Yamas & Niyamas, Alchemy of Balance + Happiness, Breathing (Pranayama), Meditation (Dhyana), Ayurveda, Dinacharya, Doshas + Guidelines for Balancing the Doshas, Nourishing the Physical Body + Ayurvedic Diet, Food Plans to Balance the Doshas

ETHER: Liberation – Ishvara Pranidhana, Transformation into the Infinite

  • The Psychologically Healthy Teacher, Teaching as Art, Skill, & Service, Staying Inspired as a Teacher, Teacher Mission Statement, Teaching to the Heart of the Student, Creating a Safe & Sacred Space, Assessment of Class Energy, Mood, Style, The Essence of Great Teaching, Teacher & Student Relationship, Honoring the Sacred Seat of the Teacher, Ethical Relationships & Boundaries, Alchemy of Communication, Learning Sanskrit, Languaging, Class Theme Preparation, How to Theme in a Psychologically Healthy Way, How to Guide Students to Their Own Experience, The Art of Sequencing Vinyasa Flow, Wave Theory & Choreography, Energetic Anatomy, The Psychology of Yoga + The Chakra System ,The Business of Yoga & Sustainability

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Best Priced Yoga Teacher Training

There are a lot of Yoga Teacher Training programs to choose from these days. Alchemy of Yoga is offered as a destination program in Costa Rica at a reasonable price. The total investment is the total cost. The cost of lodging is NOT separate from the training cost which can double the overall investment. We pride ourselves over the last 9 years on offering the highest caliber training for the best price. It’s good karma.

YOUR INVESTMENT:

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

PAYMENT PLAN:

$500 Deposit paid to save your spot!

25% Paid  60 days before training by June 9th, 2014

50% Paid 30 days before training by July 9th, 2014

Final 15% Paid by day 1 of training by Aug 9th, 2014

 

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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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR INVESTMENT?

  • RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Training
  • 200 Page Training Manual
  • On-going mentoring & teacher tools
  • Vision Board
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • 3 healthful, delicious meals per day
  • Vegan, gluten-free, and other options available
  • Organic juices, Coffees, Herbal blends, Tea
  • Delicious, quadruple filtered drinking water
  • Beautiful accommodations
  • Daily meditation
  • Spanish language basics class
  • Excursions to Waterfalls and Pacific Ocean Sandy Beaches
  • Daily Time for Exploration and Relaxation
  • 2 social hours on select evenings
  • Yoga mats and all props
  • Free wi-fi
  • A special eco friendly goodie bag with loving gifts
  • Costa Rican Taxes (13%)

NOT INCLUDED?

Airfare to and from the training, lodging before and/or after the training if you are coming early or staying later, spa treatments, extra excursions.

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Destination RYT200 Teacher Training Invitation

During this 21-day Yoga Immersion/Teacher Training, we will explore the wild beauty and power of nature, all the while exploring of your equally vibrant inner landscape. Going away on this yoga teacher training to beautiful Costa Rica at world-renowned BLUE SPIRIT RETREAT CENTER in Nosara on the Nicoya peninsula 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 recognized by Yoga Alliance through the Alchemy Yoga Teacher Training School.

I can’t wait to introduce you to the culture, food, easy vibe and beauty that are natural to Costa Rica. Don’t hesitate to ask me questions, I want to make this a truly memorable experience! Join me to feel more empowered to create a life you love! And leave inspired to do the same for others!

Gracias and Super 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 (Anatomy: Ayurveda, Chakras, Muscles & Bones)
6. Relationship Yoga
7. Awareness of Awareness: Transformation into the infinite


[notice]REGISTER FOR TRAINING BY FEBRUARY 15: You receive $250 OFF your tuition![/notice]

YOUR INVESTMENT:

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. RYT500 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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Destination Yoga Teacher Training RYT200 Program

Ciao & Kind Namaste!

I would like to take a moment to tell you more about the Registered 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training is Jedi training for the Superhero inside all of us! It is wholeheartedly dedicated to the art of self-discovery. Think of this as Happiness Training.

“Happiness is first of all, feeling understood.” – Thich Nhat Hahn

Who am I to you? My teaching intention is to serve you as a compassionate mentor who inspires honest self-inquiry and ultimate transformation. This goes way beyond just teaching, mentoring means I have the opportunity to hold space for your growth now and forever. This is an intimate experience where I want you to feel understood (for some of us for the very first time).

“It is not enlightenment we need; it is intimacy. It is not positive thinking or awareness we need, but intimacy. Intimacy gives us these.” – Mark Whitwell

In our intimate Kula, community of the heart – an extended family, of no more than 18 students we can delve into the deepest study of who we are so we can live our happiness in a big way. This is the ultimate adventure. A Hero’s Journey.

This is the part where you find out who you are.

TTthennowThis will be an adventure that will both challenge and encourage you to embrace your potential and playfully make your super hero powers come alive. More than having you master some yoga poses, I want to see you become more self-aware and self-confident.

Joseph Campbell found that there was one CRUCIAL part of every Hero’s Journey – and that is the “Call to Adventure”. That moment when the hero is living his or her normal life and something changes, there is an opportunity to go on a journey.

The question is, does the hero say YES or NO? Every hero says no at first.

Why?

Simple: fear. They know if they say YES their life will never be the same again. They are afraid of change. They are afraid of risk. They are afraid of greatness. But being a hero means having courage and moving forward even though you are afraid of the discomfort of vulnerability. Vulnerability meaning the courage and truth to be ourselves. (Brene Brown).

Yoga inspires us to aspire to our greatness! The practice tells us that not only do we already possess our greatness, we have a responsibility to share it with the world.

So, consider this in-depth self-study program as a YES to one of the ultimate adventures of your life! Join me to feel more empowered to love your life!

With peace in all ways,

~Silvia~ Alchemy of Yoga

With deep respect and honor: This program is enriched by many ancient teachings, not just yoga, it also draws from Joseph Campbell, Brene Brown, Thich Nhat Hahn, Pema Chodron, Jack Kornfield, Shamanism, Ayurvedic studies, Toltec wisdom, Mythology, and energy systems like the Chakras.

Costa Rica Certified Yoga Teacher Training Schedule

Hola Amigos!

What a beautiful balanced schedule we have for our upcoming Alchemy of Yoga RYT200 Teacher Training. Apply today email silvia@alchemytours.com with any questions. I’d love to support you in changing your life! Peace in all ways, Silvia

**WEEKDAYS**MONDAY TO FRIDAY SCHEDULE:
6:30am-7:30am Yoga
7:30am-8:30am Breakfast
8:30am-1:30pm Training Session
1:30pm-2:30pm Lunch
2:30pm-4:30pm Free Time: Beach, Siesta, Surf
4:30pm-7:30pm Training Session
7:30pm-8:30pm Dinner
8:30pm-10pm Training Session (M/W/Fri only, T/TH Free time)
10pm OM OUT

**WEEKENDS**SATURDAY AND SUNDAY SCHEDULE:
7:30am-8:30am Breakfast
8:30am-1:30pm Training Session
1:30pm-2:30pm Lunch
2:30pm-5:30pm Free Time: Beach, Siesta, Surf
5:30pm-7:30pm Training Session
7:30pm-8:30pm Dinner
8:30pm-10pm Movie Night (Sat only, Sun Free time)
10pm OM OUT

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Growing Through Self-Study Benefit of Yoga Teacher Training

“Growing is the most important and essential endeavor that a human being can undertake. You can make money, you can be promoted or demoted in the world. Never, at any stage, is there certainty about what will happen to you in this life. However, there is one thing nobody can ever take away from you-the growth you attain through your own search for Self-knowledge. Furthermore, this growth and understanding become the foundation that sustains you through any and all worldly difficulties, and that allows you-whatever the form of your physical experience- to find in life a continuously unbroken flow of total well-being.” — Swami Chetanananda

My Alchemy of Yoga RYT200 Teacher Training (aka Self-Study Program) was created from this intention that our growth and personal transformation comes as a result of knowing ourselves better. I want to give you the support, space, and time to get a Master’s degree in YOU. There is no better subject to be expert in that yourself.

Join me in Costa Rica this July 31-August 18, 2013 for this incredible destination RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training Program hosted by The Sanctuary at Two Rivers!

Destination RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training

During this 19-day Yoga Immersion/Teacher Training, we will explore the wild beauty and power of nature, all the while exploring of your equally vibrant inner landscape. Going away on this yoga teacher training to beautiful Costa Rica at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers 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 recognized by Yoga Alliance through the Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training, offering its 16th training session.

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

Gracias and Super 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 (Anatomy: Ayurveda, Chakras, Muscles & Bones)
6. Relationship Yoga
7. Awareness of Awareness: Transformation into the infinite