Co-founder Silvia Mordini is an accomplished Happiness Coach. One of her many favorite inspirations is the book “How We Choose to be Happy”, where authors Rick Foster and Greg Hicks identify 9 choices that extremely happy people make.

What are those choices?

The happiest people:
1. Consciously choose happiness over unhappiness
2. Choose to accept full responsibility for their thoughts, actions, and feelings
3. Choose to look deeply inside of themselves to determine what makes them uniquely happy vs. looking to others to learn what should make them happy
4. Choose to keep what makes them happy central in their lives
5. Choose to convert problems into opportunities and find meaning in even the most painful times
6. Choose to be open to new opportunities and remain flexible and ready to adapt when the unexpected occurs
7. Choose to possess a deep and on-going appreciation for all that is good in their lives and to stay present focused
8. Choose to give of themselves generously and without expectation of being rewarded
9. Choose to be honest with themselves and others.


How We Choose to be Happy at Alchemy Tours

“It is our choices … that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
– J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

1. Explore a New Place in the World
Expand beyond ordinariness into experiencing
someplace extraordinary and inspiring.

2. Make a Full Commitment
Set your intention/sankalpa and stay with it. Practice
Sun Salutes everyday or set the date for a retreat.

3. Do Something that Scares You
Push your limits and get out of your comfort zone.

4. Taste Something New
Savor new flavors in wine, beer, and food;
either locally or in new part of the world.

5. Practice Relaxation
Make time to meditate, spend time near the water,
watch more sunsets, unplug from technology.

6. Learn a New Language
Set your mind up to try speaking another language. If you’re
going to Italy, then learn some Italian phrases, or try Spanish
if you’re going to Mexico or South America.


August 11-18, 2012 Costa Rica Eco-Adventure Summer Detox Yoga Retreat at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers

September 14-16, 2012 San Juan Islands Yoga & Hiking Getaway at Lakedale Lodge

October 14 – October 20, 2012 Big Island Hawaii Eco-Adventure Stress Relief Yoga Retreat

November 16 – November 19, 2012 Moab Utah Yoga & Mountain Biking Adventure

December 8-15, 2012 Prana Del Mar Yoga, Eco-Chic Beach & Mountains Rejuvenation Retreat

January/February 2013 TBA

March 23-30, 2013 Haramara Yoga and Surfing “Freedom of Purpose” Retreat

March 30-April 6, 2013 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Xinalani Advanced Teacher Training Yoga Retreat with Silvia Mordini & Casey Peterson

April 25 – 28, 2013 Moab, Zion Utah Mountain Biking Yoga Retreat

May 2013 Alderbrook Resort Washington Romantic Couples Retreat

June 22-29, 2013 Tuscany, Italy Yoga & Wine, Cycling Retreat

June 29 – July 7, 2013 Amalfi Coast, Italy Yoga & Beach Holiday

October 2013 Galapagos Ecuador Yoga and Volcano Trekking

September 22-29, 2013 Bali Soulshine “Art of Adventure” Retreat

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