Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training 2017

Looking to complete a triple room with Greg.
PM me 206 886 5743
Or reach out to emilyperryyoga@gmail.com
Otherwise this 2017 is full. 🙏

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Registration is now open for July 28-Aug 18, 2018


YOUR INVESTMENT:
All rooms with AC
Triple room with Shared Bath: $3,800
Double room Shared Bath: $4,150
Single room Shared Bath: $4,699
Single Bungalow Private Bath: $5,599
Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort

Long Walks on the Beach?

Looking forward to long walks along the Mediterranean each morning #Maronti Beach then soaking in natures hot tubs heated by the dormant volcano on #Ischia. Then being pampered at the famous Spas on the island and fishing the day at our pool watching sunset with beautiful prosecco.
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I’ll be here June 10-17, 2017. #italy #yogaretreat #amalfi
Will you be here too? 😊

AMALFI ALCHEMY OF YOGA: HEART & SOUL RETREAT

Feeling Wanderlust? Be ready to step back into time to the island of Ischia, off the Amalfi Coast which boasts natural wonders such a dormant volcano, lush gardens, thermal spas, miles of beaches, ancient ruins, and endless views across the Bay of Naples.

Imagine yourself waking up in a nestle of olive trees overlooking the Mediterranean with breath-taking views. Strolling through lemon tree-lined terraces to soak in an incredible pool—filled with thermal waters from an aquifer 150 meters below the island. This is a perfect yoga retreat to breathe fresh Mediterranean air, re-center, rejuvenate and pamper your spirit, heart and soul!

THIS EXPERIENCE IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You are ready to embrace the deepest authentic YOU!
  • You enjoy the finer things in life and welcome a week of pampering
  • You want lots of time to rest and play
  • Your taste buds have been bored and you want more deliciousness
  • You are excited about learning elemental heart medicine
  • You’re invested in  your own Happiness
  • You seek to jump-start your life to align with your heart’s desires
  • You are ready be more calm, by taking your meditation practice deeper

If this sounds like you I promise that this dream come true experience will transform your life so you treasure your heart & soul long after Italian palm trees are a mere memory.

INTRODUCTION

Ciao Amici! Are you looking for paradise? Well, I’ve found it and want to share it with you! Come experience a retreat like none other on the famous “Green Island!” Right next to the more famous Isle of Capri, the greener sister Island of Ischia (pronounced Iss-Key-Ah) has a more natural, untouched feel. As one of the world’s first health spa destinations, Italians (and Romans, before that) in the know would flock to Ischia to indulge in its mineral-rich volcanic mud and waters. Today, Italian Doctors literally prescribe time here to reap the benefits of bathing in the healing springs. Just off the Amalfi Coast, Ischia boasts natural wonders such a dormant volcano, lush gardens, thermal spas, clear beaches, ancient ruins, and endless views across the Bay of Naples.

We will be guests at the pristine Il Giardino del Nonno, which is situated perfectly on a quiet nestle of olive trees and overlooks the Mediterranean. Soak in the incredible pool—filled with the famous thermal waters from an aquifer 150 meters below the island. Relax on the panoramic sun decks with breath-taking views. Take time to stroll the olive grove and lemon tree-lined terraces, gardens, and hiking trails to the beach. You’ll be staying just a 5 minutes costal path from the most beautiful 3 km long beach on the island, the Maronti. And you will be at only 10 min walk from the pastel coloured village S. Angelo overlooking the bay, this stunning little place is truly romantic with a lot to offer the intrepid traveller: cafés, restaurants, exhibitions, and shops – all within the historical centre that can only be accessed by foot as the entire village is traffic-free, making it a tranquil place to explore.

We will hold twice daily yoga classes in one of two amazing yoga spaces (one indoor and one outdoor), both overlooking the sea and lush vegetation. The morning and evening yoga classes will be held either on the outdoor platform overlooking the thermal pool, beach and island of Capri, or in the spacious and comfortable “Sala di yoga” (Yoga Studio).

But we will enjoy so much more than just yoga! We will visit ancient port villages (such as the picturesque Castello Aragonese). Enjoy artisanal shopping in Ischia Porto. Look for the famous thermal mud bath treatments, rucolino liquors, lemon candies, or the handmade sandals. We will watch the sun rise from Monte Epomeo, and enjoy a hike to the natural thermal seaside cave of Baia di Sorgeto. Visit the lovely town of Sant’ Angelo and spend a day at one of Ischia’s popular thermal spa parks where you can hop from pool to thermal pool experiencing various temperatures, ancient therapy techniques, and opt for some treatments like a massage or facial. The week will end with an exciting boat ride around Ischia, where we will see the hidden beaches and grottos where we will swim where the romans did.

In addition to all its natural wonders, one of the most appealing things about Ischia is the hospitality of the people themselves. You’re sure to enjoy the island’s welcome and relaxed way of life during your stay.

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ABOUT WHERE WE STAY:

The agriturismo Il Giardino del Nonno (Grandfather’s Garden) is a magical place built around a beautiful villa on the sea with large flowered terraces enriched by two hot thermal pools, sun terraces, hydromassage and natural saunas and steam bath dug in ancient tuff caves.

All the rooms are lovingly and organically tucked in along the paths of pomegranate, fig, orange, lemon and other trees, and have each separate entrance and either a terrace or a balcony. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and bright in colour, all equipped with TV, air conditioning and fan. Peace, silence, and the constant smells of nature are the ever enchanting components of this place. The views of mountains and sea meet joyfully.

The restaurant of Il Giardino del Nonno is one of the highlights of the retreat. Enjoy tasting the real traditional Ischian recipes passed down in a family tradition to Anna and Pietro and their children. They will spoil your senses and tastes with the freshest biological ingredients coming straight from the gardens and for those who like can also savour the catch of the day at dinner time and enjoy some of the great local wine. All is being served on the large flowery terrace overlooking the sea and pool. Life is being celebrated here and it just feels wonderful.

ACCOMODATIONS: 

The rooms have the charm of a little private villa. Every couple of rooms, with entry and independent balcony takes the name from the trees of fruit that they overhang the entry of it:

The Fig tree with the dome ceiling evokes the typical Mediterranean houses and leans out its window on Capri.

The Mulberry turns its ample balcony on S.Angelo.

The Cedar and IL I Fish their balconies they open among the bucanvilles.

All the rooms are ample and bright you furnish of Every service endowed with TV, conditioned air or plant of ventilation,

ACTIVITIES

  • Hot Springs: Ischia is famous for its natural hot springs, many of which bubble up right along the coast. In some areas the seawater is hot, which is absolutely marvellous.
  • Hikes and walks in nature: going up the top of Monte Epomeo (789 metres high) to enjoy 360° breath-taking views of the island and beyond
  • Explore Castello Aragonese, the most impressive historical monument in Ischia, built by Hiero I of Syracuse in 474 BC.
  • The old roman thermal baths
  • Swimming in the sea. Il Giardino del Nonno is at walking distance to the sea.
  • Wine tasting at Casa D’Ambra, the island’s oldest vineyard
  • The village of Panza is at a stone’s throw from the property
  • And more!

Elements as Heart Medicine: Itinerary for Amalfi Yoga Retreat June 10-17, 2017

Ancient Alchemists, like their Yogi counterparts, saw all of creation as composed of EarthWaterFireAir, and Space. Through their meditations and explorations of these five elements, they created healing and transformative potions that unlocked many of the mysteries of the universe and therein contributed to the evolution of humankind. For us as Alchemist Yogis, our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, poses, breath, and thoughts. Mixing it all together changes your life. You are transformed stoking a Happiness Revolution and changing the world! Join us for the Alchemy of Amalfi where we will:

EARTH: To manifest our desires we must have strong roots within ourselves. (Day 1 and 2)

WATER: We tap into our limitless potential to create our dreams and desires. (Day 3 and 4)

FIRE: We ignite the fire of our burning desires and dreams through action. (Day 5)

AIR: Our inner wisdom becomes available to us when we open the heart and surrender to love, gently releasing what is no longer in alignment with our hearts. (Day 6)

ETHER: Communicating to the universe our wisdom learned from the heart with clarity and truth. To open the heart and surrender to love we must have a strong knowing of our truth. We surrender to the guidance of our inner wisdom and know that all the answers we seek lie within us. We become the embodiment of the Divine, a unique expression of consciousness, dwelling in our natural alchemy of love and peace. (Day 7-8)

Elena Ferrante’s Ischia: an Italian island paradise, in The Guardian

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Few works of fiction have captured the sultry grittiness of southern Italy like Elena Ferrante’s wildly successful Neapolitan quartet, which concluded this month with the English translation of The Story of the Lost Child. Ferrante’s 1950s Naples is a chaotic mire of sweat and stymied ambition – a place her characters all struggle to escape. But with a hop across the Gulf of Naples, Ferrante transports readers to paradise.

A one-hour ferry ride from the city, Ischia is a 17-square-mile island of parched tufa and bougainvillea that has hardly changed since the languid summers when Ferrante’s teenage protagonists – fleeing Naples’ stultifying heat and poverty – discover their respective sexualities on the thermal beach at Maronti. Even today, the majority of visitors to Ischia are Italians; many, like Ferrante’s Elena and Lila, are Neapolitans from across the bay, often returning to the same guesthouses and rental apartments every year, each summer a chance to catch up with old friends.

Continue reading this article in The Guardian, by Tara Isabella Burton.

View from the top of Monte Epomeo, Ischia.

A History of Ischia, in Ischia Review

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A look back at the history of Ischia starting from 700BC when it was discovered by the Greeks and then through to the Roman times, attacks by pirates in the middle ages, warring republics, the Risorgimento and finally on to modern times.

Read about the mythology, the settlement by the Greeks, the Romans, and the interesting history of this island.  By Dion Protani, in Ischia Review

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8 Reasons to Love Bali

In The Travel Hack:

Bali is an incredible destination that really is as amazing as it looks in the glossy brochures. I went there for my honeymoon and it totally lived up to the hype I’d created in my head. A good friend is currently exploring this Indonesian island and it’s bringing back SO many happy memories.

If you haven’t been (and tbh, even if you have!), here are eight reasons why I know you’ll love Bali too…

Continue reading here

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Patagonia Yoga and Hiking Retreat Itinerary

Your Adventure Itinerary for Patagonia Yoga and Hiking looks like this. Sign up by Jan 1, 2017 and save $300 dear friends. Love your day!

Day 1: Saturday, September 30th

Arrivals at Punta Arenas Intl. Airport (PUQ)

Private airport transfers to hotel

Opening Ceremony with Silvia Mordini and Reinier Voorwinde

Group dinner at local restaurant

Accommodations in Punta Arenas (Hotel Rey Don Felipe)

Meals included: Dinner

 

Day 2: Sunday, October 1st

Breakfast at Hotel Rey Don Felipe

Transfers to Puerto Natales (port city on the Señoret Channel in southern Patagonia)

Group lunch at local restaurant

Excursion to Milodon Cave (once inhabited by prehistoric, slothlike mylodons)

Transfers to EcoCamp Patagonia

Yoga with Silvia Mordini

Group dinner at EcoCamp Patagonia

Accommodations in EcoCamp Patagonia

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

 

Day 3: Monday, October 2nd

Breakfast at EcoCamp Patagonia

Yoga with Silvia Mordini

Excursion to Grey Glacier (Sailing)

Boxed Lunch

Yoga with Silvia Mordini

Group dinner at EcoCamp Patagonia

Accommodations in EcoCamp Patagonia

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

 

Day 4: Tuesday, October 3rd

Breakfast at EcoCamp Patagonia

Yoga with Silvia Mordini

Excursion to Lazo Weber (Hiking)

Boxed Lunch

Meditation with Silvia Mordini

Group dinner at EcoCamp Patagonia

Accommodations in EcoCamp Patagonia

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

 

5Day 5: Wednesday, October 4th

Breakfast at EcoCamp Patagonia

Yoga with Silvia Mordini

Excursion to Lagna Azul (Mountain Biking or Hiking)

Boxed Lunch

Yoga with Silvia Mordini

Group dinner at EcoCamp Patagonia

Accommodations in EcoCamp Patagonia

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

 

Day 6 : Thursday, October 5th

Breakfast at EcoCamp Patagonia

Yoga with Silvia Mordini

Excursion to Towers Base (Hiking)

Boxed Lunch

Meditation with Silvia Mordini

Group dinner at EcoCamp Patagonia

Accommodations in EcoCamp Patagonia

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

 

Day 7 : Friday, October 6th

Breakfast at EcoCamp Patagonia

Yoga with Silvia Mordini

Lunch at EcoCamp Patagonia

Rest Day/Optional Excursions

Group dinner at EcoCamp Patagonia

Accommodations in EcoCamp Patagonia

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

 

Day 8: Saturday, October 7th

Breakfast

Yoga with Silvia Mordini

Closing ceremony with Silvia Mordini and Reinier Voorwinde

Transfers to Punta Arenas Intl. Airport (PUQ)

Boxed Lunch

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch

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How to Live an INSPIRED Life by Silvia Mordini

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.

In 2017 we are offering 2 opportunities to join our tribe:
April 15-May 6, 2017 Bali with Silvia Mordini and other master teachers in Ubud
July 29 – Aug 19, 2017 Costa Rica with Emily Perry and Silvia Mordini
Apply to save your spot silvia@alchemytours.com
Deposit is refundable up to 90 days in advance.

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 (Chakras 5 – 7)

ALCHEMY OF YOGA: HOW TO LIVE AN INSPIRED LIFE

Yoga is about wholeness, health, and vital living. It is about a life inspired in body, mind, and spirit. Through movement, meditation, discussion, and journaling, we will explore the vast resources related to How to Live an INSPIRED Life by focusing on the last three niyamas or personal practices that comprise the Alchemy of Yoga. These are necessary for bringing about real, lasting change and cultivating inner happiness and spiritual bliss.

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Experience the alchemy of the five elements, the four directions, and the chakra system as an inner and outer map of transformation. These are archetypal and energetic maps that are as metaphorical as they are very real and embodied. Everything we see, taste, touch, feel, and do can be interpreted through the gateway of the elements, directions, and chakras.

We will learn how to tap into these sacred relationships and align ourselves with their alchemy in order to gain insight into healing our psyche, emotions, and well-being.

WHAT IS ALCHEMY OF YOGA?

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.

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Bali: Crafts

Bali Arts & Crafts, Wood Carving, Batik, Canvas

Artistic Bali is a melting pot of cultures and traditions. The Balinese have an inborn talent of absorbing different cultural elements, blending them with their own, to produce dynamic new artistic hybrids. Across the years, Bali has soaked up Chinese, Buddhist, Indian, Hindu, Javanese and Western influences.

The Balinese were, traditionally, animists. Even when Hinduism arrived in Bali, its practices were adapted to go hand in hand with local traditions, thus making Hinduism in Bali very much different from its original form in India. Even the Hindu Mahabarata and Ramayana epics take on Balinese nuances and beliefs when played out in the wayang.

Other aspects of Balinese life follow suit. Take for instance, its performing arts. Bali’s dance, music and Wayang theatres still retain rich religious connotations, after having been enriched by contemporary artistry, and are still performed to appease and please the gods. This is illustrated in the trance dance of the Barong, or the intense Kecak dance; which retains very Balinese elements but includes a rhythm set by Western influences.

Read the complete article and see pictures of Balinese crafts in Bali Shopping Guide -What To Buy In Bali 

 

Balinese Food: Top Ten Best Bali Food

Most Popular Food In Bali

Thousands of islands with different cultures make up Indonesia, so no wonder its food is just as diverse. To complement the holiday experience on Bali, you would not want to miss out on its assortment of dishes.

These include interesting and exotic selections such as ‘lawar’, ‘bebek betutu’, the Balinese satay version known as ‘sate lilit’, and the island’s famed ‘babi guling’ whole spit-roast pig. The Balinese have a rich collection of snacks, cakes and desserts for your sweet tooth too!

Read the complete article in bali-indonesia.com

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