Yoga Teacher Sustainability 101: Stay Inspired & Thrive, by Silvia Mordini

Inspiration is key to sustaining your passion, technique and enthusiasm for teaching yoga. We all have the same pulls upon us as spiritually ordinary yogis – things like family, friendships and students to name a few. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been teaching for two years or twenty years, the challenges of sustainability in teaching yoga as a profession remain the same.

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$500 Scholarship – Alchemy of Yoga Napa Valley Teacher Training, Dec. 6 – 15, 2015

Namaste Dearest Lovers of Flow and Alchemists,

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

Alchemy of Yoga is offering a $500 Yoga School Scholarship for our upcoming Napa Valley Immersion Teacher Training, December 6 – 15th, 2015.  This program takes place at the beautiful Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga Wine Country.

E-mail sarah@alchemytours.com if interested!

Self-Investment: Manzanita Dorm: $1,899 / Manzanita Double: $2,650 / Manzanita Single: $3,100

What’s Included In Your Investment 

  • RYT-100 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Training (Module 1 of 200-Hour Program)
  • 200-Page Training Manual
  • On-going mentoring & teacher tools
  • Vision Board
  • 10 days + 9 nights accommodation
  • 3 healthful, delicious meals per day with vegan, gluten-free, and other options available
  • Organic juices, Coffee, Herbal blends, Tea
  • Daily meditation
  • Basic Spanish language class
  • Excursions to Pacific Ocean Sandy Beaches
  • Time for Exploration and Relaxation
  • 1 social hour on select evening
  • Yoga mats and props
  • Free WiFi
  • A special eco friendly goodie bag with loving gifts
  • Water and fire rituals aligned with the Moon cycles
  • Taxes

How Teacher Training Transforms Your Life

“Something extraordinary happens while in a yoga teacher training program that breaks the bonds of ordinary awareness and expands the consciousness of each individual to a level that would otherwise would have taken years of ordinary living to attain. This acceleration of evolution is mystical, meaning that the explanation of the change is beyond logic and reason.” – Silvia Mordini, Life Inspired Happiness Coach​
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For 10 years I’ve seen this be true. I want you to know it for yourself. Join me December 6-15 in Napa Valley for 108 hours of MAGIC!

2 scholarships remaining and 3-12 month payment plans available, e-mail sarah@alchemytours.com to inquire.

With gratitude to YOGANONYMOUS, read my full article here!

A Unique Opportunity to Learn about Yourself Alchemy of Yoga

Alchemy of Yoga is a 10 year old 200 hour program recognized by Yoga Alliance as a REGISTERED 200 HOUR YOGA SCHOOL. It offers you a unique opportunity to make a deep commitment to learning more about yourSELF.

Blue Spirit Retreat Center is a safe haven: a nurturing place to engage in open hearted self-exploration. I am devoted to offering you an poolviewatmosphere 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. This is a Green Yoga program dedicated to the Art of Self-Study.

1. The first phase will focus on the fundamental principles of Yoga including an introduction to yoga philosophy (Yamas and Niyamas), history, basic Sanskrit, the implications of Ethical Behavior and living your yoga with an Ethical Code and Ecological integrity.

2. The second phase will focus on General Principles of Poses, How to Teach a Pose safely to all levels of students, The Stages of Poses, Benefits of Poses, Purpose of Poses, Ways of Sequencing using Vinyasa Krama, Sun Salutations, therapeutics, & the Art of Assisting (verbal and physical adjustments and enhancements) in an authentic, safe and generous way.

3. The third phase will focus on the art of teaching including creative sequencing in class design, developing life affirming class themes, importance of positive languaging, voice intonation, musical awareness, personal practice as laboratory and how to teach to the heart of the student. The healthy Teacher-Student relationship: understanding it and how to resolve ethical issues.

4. The fourth phase will focus on the practical skill development of apprenticeship through observing classes, assistant teaching, and Karma yoga (community service yoga offering). And personal development in respect to the Business of Yoga.

Post Training Mentoring Includes but is not Limited to:
• Life Coaching one on one

• Dharma Mentoring: Planning a yoga career/business for optimal sustainability

• Yogaprenuership: how to best market yourself while maintaining strong ethical standards and life balance

• How to resolve ethical issues that arise from teaching yoga

 

Most Recommended Yoga Books for Teacher Training

With so many yoga books out there to choose from I am often asked what would you recommend I read to either prepare for a Yoga Teacher Training or simply increase my self-study. Here are my most recommended Yoga Books for serious students and teacher trainees.

MUST READ 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. Wheels of Light by Anodea Judith
4. The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad
5. Yoga for Wellness, Gary Kraftsow, Penquin, 1999
6. Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship, Donna Farhi
7. Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life, Judith Lasater
8. Muscles of Yoga Scientific Keys Volume 1 by Dr Ray Long
9. The Yamas and Niyamas Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice, Deborah Adele
10. How We Choose to be Happy: 9 Choices of Extremely Happy People, Rick Foster and Greg Hicks

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; 
The Heart of Yoga: Developing A Personal Practice, Desikachar, 
The Four Desires by Rod Stryker; 
The Art of Forgiveness,
Lovingkindness and Peace, Jack Kornfield;
Healing Mantras, Thomas Ashley-Ferrand;
Women who Run with the Wolves, Clarissa PInkola Estes;
The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz; 
Yoga & the Path of the Urban Mystic, Darren Main; 
Breathing Book, Donna Farhi,
Its Easier than you Think, Sylvia Boorstein;
Womencode, Alisa Vitti;
Daring Greatly, Brene Brown;
The Way of the Happy Woman, Sara Stover;
The Hero’s Journey, Joseph Campbell;
The Heroine’s Journey, Maureen Murdock;
Be Happy, William  Holden;
Sweat Your Prayers, Gabrielle Roth; 
Light on Life, BKS Iyengar
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Costa Rica RYT 200 hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training Preview Trailer Part 2!

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

Learn More:

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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

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

Costa Rica Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training from christina russo on Vimeo!

Picking a teacher training is hard. We wanted to show you a slice of what our Costa Rica destination teacher training is about. Joy, education, self exploration, and the art of happiness! Enjoy ‘Part 1’ of our visual insight into Alchemy of Yoga teacher training!

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 2014

Costa Rica Alchemy of Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Aug 1-22, 2015

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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