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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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 

 

Random Reasons Why We Love Nosara, Costa Rica

There is a reason why we choose to host our 200-hour teacher training in Nosara, Costa Rica year in and year out. And if one reason isn’t enough, we came up with 15!

  1. Monkeys are your alarm clock (sometimes they want you up and about at 4am!)
  2. Nosara is a Blue Zone meaning it is one of the healthiest places to live in the world
  3. Pristine beaches + super good swell for surfing
  4. Abundance of local fresh produce + the best avocados and pineapple I have ever devoured. Not to mention the coffee, ohhhhh the coffee!!
  5. Pollution almost doesn’t exist

Read the rest of this fantastic list in Alchemy of Yoga

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My First Instawalk in Florence

“Yesterday morning as I was having breakfast and scrolling through Instagram I found out that an Instawalk was about to take place in Florence.

Since I had no plans and my daughter was going to be out for the day I decided to be a little spontaneous, grabbed my phone, jumped on my bike and reached the crowd of Instagramers in Piazza del Duomo.

For two hours we walked around Florence and although I had seen the places hundreds of times before it felt amazing to get out and shoot again. I so needed this in order to get back on track with my personal photography which I have honestly been neglecting a bit lately.”

Read the complete article and see the pictures in A Dusty Olive Green

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Alchemy of Love Sunrise to Sunset in Baja

You come to us from another world;
From beyond the stars and a void of space
Transcendent, pure – of unimaginable beauty.
Bringing with You the essence of Love.
You transform all who are touched by You –
Mundane concerns, troubles and sorrows dissolve in Your presence
Bringing joy to ruler & ruled, to peasants and kings.
You bewilder us with Your grace;
All evil is transformed into goodness.
You are the Master Alchemist!
You light the fire of Love in earth & sky,
In heart & soul of every being.
Through Your loving, existence & non-existence merge –
All opposites unite –
All that is profane becomes sacred again.

~Rumi

**Join us for our next Manifestation Yoga Retreat at Prana del Mar, Baja Nov 26-Dec 3, 2016! Check out Yoga Journal for special discount code we are offering.**

Photos by Jim Beckwith.

Sale on Bali Yoga Retreat 2016

Hey Soul Riders, Music Lovers and Bhakti Yogis!

Find out for yourself why Bali consistently ranks among the top island destinations in the world.

During our 8-DAY ADVENTURE we will explore natural beauty and the transformative power of lovingkindness and feel how the rich, Balinese culture integrates these into all aspects of life. We will take time to experience the gentle people, foods, beaches and ceremonies that make up the most unique aspects of Bali known as the “Island of Love.” We will enjoy traditional Balinese meals and dance performances, hike through the countryside, sing medicine songs and practice yoga together, while immersing ourselves in the warm sunshine.

Here you will find flowers and smiles for miles and miles, a Namaste throughout the day. The wafting of sweet incense following your every movement. And our Alchemy Family holding space for your personal evolution, healing and joy. To enhance our “sacred fun” we have included Bali Spirit Festival tickets so we may attend together April 1-3, 2016.

Our home for the week is a luxury, boutique hotel set amongst rice fields on the outskirts of Ubud15. view-surrounding hotel—the cultural and arts epicenterof the island. With spacious, elegant rooms (and private bathrooms), a large saline pool, perfectly manicured gardens, a top-notch spa, and rice field paths to trek, this will serve as the perfect place to be as close to the action as you like, but still remain in the tranquility of nature.  There are free shuttles into town every two hours, so you are never far from the action. Or, opt to rent a motor and scoot around to your heart’s content! Whether it’s cyclingsurfing, white water raftingswimmingriding a scooter, visitingelephants and monkeys, taking a cooking class, or just chilling on a beach, you will have ample time to do as much—or as little as you desire.

Download the complete PDF of information here: BALI 2016 

Submit Deposit Via PayPal

EARLY BIRDS SAVE!!
Double with Private Bath: $1395 per person – SAVE $200
Single with Private Bath: $1595 – SAVE $300

Choose own lodging: $695

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR INVESTMENT:

• 7 nights luxury Balinese accommodation, ALL private baths, modern
• Welcome Drink and Welcome Fruit Basket in your room
• 3 healthful, delicious meals per day
• A one hour Balinese massage
• Bali Spirit Festival Tickets
• Daily live music and mantra with Jim Beckwith
• Guided Tour of Monkey Forest & Ubud
• Visit Kopi Luwak Coffee plantation and morning snack
• Sanur white sand Beach and Spa Day
• Balinese Cultural Dinner & Dancing (learn how to make traditional offerings)
• Rice Terrace Tour
• Evening concert with Jim Beckwith
• Coordination of appointments with Balinese Healers (Shamans)
• Entrance fees to all group events
• Closing Dinner Celebration
• Yoga mats and props
• Free wi-fi
• All transportation during the trip
• Comprehensive trip literature
• Twice daily Yoga classes with Silvia Mordini
• Happiness Coaching with Silvia Mordini
• Taxes included

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2016 Yoga Retreats with Alchemy Tours

March 27 – April 3, 2016 Bali Bhakti Bliss Yoga Retreat with Silvia Mordini and Music by Jim Beckwith

May 1-22, 2016 Hawaii Alchemy of Yoga RYT200 Hour Teacher Training with Silvia Mordini and Laura Hand

June 11-18, 2016 Amalfi Soulful Exploration Yoga Retreat with Silvia Mordini

June 19-25, 2016 Tuscany Vino & Vinyasa Yoga Retreat with Silvia Mordini and Silvana Alfonso

June 25-July 2, 2016 Amsterdam Yoga Retreat with Silvia Mordini and Drishti Journeys

July 23-30, 2016 Costa Rica Pura Vida Yoga Retreat with Silvia Mordini

July 30 – Aug 20, 2016 Costa Rica Alchemy of Yoga RYT200 Teacher Training Blue Spirit Retreat Center with Silvia Mordini and Laura Hand

October 2016            TBA

 

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What is the Itinerary for Tuscany Yoga Retreat?

ITINERARY JUNE 21-27, 2015

Day 1 – June 21

Afternoon:
IMG_090110:30am Meet in the lobby of the Hotel Palazzo Vecchio (via Cennini 4, 50123, Florence, Italy), Visit Piazza Michelangelo
12:00pm Arrive at Antico Borgo di Tignano
12:30pm Lunch & Brief Logistics Talk
1:30pm Pool time, Tignano Tour, R&R
Evening:
5:00pm Welcome Yoga Practice
7:30pm Sunset Aperitivo
8:00pm Dinner
Post Dinner Solstice Celebration

Day 2 – June 22

Morning:
8:00am Yoga Practice
9:30am Breakfast
10:30am Depart for Monteriggioni
11:30am Castle Tour
12:30pm Picnic Lunch in Monteriggioni

Afternoon:
IMG_09362:30pm Siena
6:00pm Aperitivo on Il Campo (At Bar Il Palio), Siena

Evening:
8:00pm Dinner
9:00pm Restorative Yoga Practice

Day 3 – June 23

Morning:
8:00am Yoga Practice
IMG_09669:00am Breakfast

Afternoon:
12:30pm Lunch at the Borgo
1:30pm Depart for Radda in Chianti
2:30pm Radda in Chianti walking tour and wine tasting

Evening:
6:30pm Yoga Practice
8:00pm Dinner

Day 4 – June 24

Morning:
8:00am Breakfast
9:30am Yoga Practice

Afternoon:
IMG_0898Bicycle around the Tuscan Hillside

Explore Casole d’Elsa by foot

Evening:
7:00pm Dinner
8:30pm Yin Yoga Practice

Day 5 – June 25

Morning:
7:30am Yoga
9:00am Breakfast
10:00am Explore San Gimignano (Market Day)—try World’s Best Gelato

Afternoon:
2:30pm Tasting Sensation (cheese, wine, olive oil…)
Post lunch: Optional Massages & pool time

Evening:
7:00pm Yoga
8:30pm Bruschetta Class & Dinner

Day 6 – June 26

Morning:
7:00am Breakfast
7:30am Depart for Beach Day on the Mediterranean!

Afternoon:
IMG_035711:00am Arrive Fonteblanda
12:00pm Catered lunch at Beach Club
1:30pm Depart for Petriolo Natural Hot Springs & Spa

Evening:
7:00pm Restorative Yoga Practice
8:30pm Final Dinner & Inspiration

Day 7 – June 27

Morning:

8:00am Closing Yoga Practice
10:00am Brunch
11:00am Departures
12:00pm Arrive Florence

CLICK FOR RESERVATIONS

To make your reservation go to book now page to place $500 deposit. If you have questions please email hello@alchemytours.com or call 872-228-9642 (2AT-YOGA)

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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Prana Del Mar Yoga Retreat Video!

Please enjoy a taste of our amazing adventure to Prana Del Mar! We can’t wait to return this year to discover more of what Baja has to offer. Our week includes but is not limited to-

  • Yoga
  • Surfing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Horseback riding
  • Spanish Classes
  • Tequila Tasting

Join us November 29-December 6!