YOGA CLASS PLAN DRINKING THE LOTUS WORKSHOP HAWAII YOGA FEST

YOGA CLASS PLAN DRINKING THE LOTUS WORKSHOP HAWAII YOGA FEST

DRINKING THE LOTUS WORKSHOP 1.5 HOURS

Opening Wave
On belly
Sphinx
Lift elbow alternate
Thread the needle (half dragonfly)
Cobra prep - roll forehead 1 leg bent side to side
Cobra lifts 1 leg bent, both legs bent hold
Child's pose
 
Wave 1
Table
Alternate elbow down, dynamic thread needle prep
Thread the needle
k1 extend leg back toes under
Transition full spinal balance
Cat
Connecting vinyasa: plank, cobra 1 leg bent, both legs bent
Side 2
Dog
Connecting vinyasa
 
Wave 2
Walk to FF
***Lunar Salute*** 
Soft chair sweep up
Soft knees to FF
Inhale halfway lift
Exhale lunge back low - sweep up, ah so wonderful pose
1 legged dog
Basic vinyasa
1 Legged dog side 2
High Lunge
Step forward
Begin side 2
 
K2
Repeat above but with High lunge
High lunge twist
1 legged downward dog
basic vinyasa
Side 2 
1 Legged dog side 2
High lunge 
Step forward
 
K3
Repeat above Chair twist
Lunar salute 
Step back lunge prayer twist
Warrior 2
Inhale leg straight arms out exhale hands at heart knee bends repeat
Triangle
Inhale
Exhale goddess pose
Inhale Up
Exhale Warrior 2
Parsva vasci 1 to 2
Basic vinyasa
 
 
Wave 4a
Low lunge
Half warrior 2
Side plank variation
Exit back to plank
Basic vinyasa with bow pose
Side 2
 
Wave 4b
Forward Fold
Ball pose
Boat on brick
Lie back
 
Closing
Supine twist
Bridge hip opener
Restorative Bridge with brick
Apanasana
Savasana
 
Closing Circle
Group Namaste
11/14/2014   Tags:  yoga class plan, yoga class theme, Class Theme, theming, philosophy, sequencing, balance, lotus, Hawaii Yoga Festival

YOGA CLASS PLAYLIST DRINKING THE LOTUS WORKSHOP HAWAII YOGA FESTIVAL NOV 13, 2014

YOGA CLASS PLAYLIST DRINKING THE LOTUS WORKSHOP HAWAII YOGA FESTIVAL NOV 13, 2014

Name            Time           Album             Artist

1 Buddha's Lullaby 4:49 Sounds of Tadasana Manose

2 The Lucky One 4:32 The Bird of Music Au Revoir Simone

3 Dream 3:33 A Good Day Priscilla Ahn

4 Afterlife 5:23 Coffeeshop - Finest Selection Glorybox

5 Jaya Radha Madhava 5:36 Jai Ma : White Swan Yoga Masters… Radha Botofasina

6 Heart Of Tara 5:55 Jai Ma : White Swan Yoga Masters… Suvarna

7 Mariama 5:16 Arise Festival Giveaway Toubab Krewe

8 Mariachi 4:03 Which Side Are You On? Ani DiFranco

9 You and Me 3:11 Rose Ave. You + Me

10 I Believe 4:51 Keeping Secrets Skye

11 Govindam 8:44 Planet Yoga: Music for Yoga, Medit… Rasa

12 Gooey 4:49 Gooey - EP Glass Animals

13 ooh child 3:56 Beth Orton

14 Maybe Not 4:21 You are Free Cat Power

15 Skinny Love 3:23 Breathe - EP Birdy

16 741 hz - Sol (Awake Intuition) 6:58 Collection Of 9 Solfeggio Frequenc…

17 Kinder 2:24 The Right To Be Here Copper Wimmin

11/13/2014   Tags:  yoga playlist, yoga music, Alchemy of Yoga, Inspiration, Happy, YRUHappy, Hawaii Yoga Festival

NEED A SUNSHINE BOOST THIS DECEMBER?

NEED A SUNSHINE BOOST THIS DECEMBER?

Join me in Cabo San Lucas Mexico for sunshine, manifestation and gratitude!

Not sure what a 5 star luxury Yoga Retreat center looks like? Take a look at Prana del Mar. This is our 4th time back there we love it so much!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6jPUD-IPyQ

11/11/2014   Tags:  prana del mar, baja, cabo san lucas, yoga retreat, Thanksgiving, December yoga retreat

HOW TO RECOVER FROM BEING TOO BUSY

HOW TO RECOVER FROM BEING TOO BUSY
#HappinessRx: Your soul talks to you every day, but if you're too busy, you can't hear what it's trying to say. 
 
1. Slow down.
2. Practice taking 5 deep breaths right now.
3. Hold a glass of water in both your hands until the water becomes perfectly still. Then drink the water imagining it's filling your body with stillness and peace.
4. Take savasana.
11/10/2014   Tags:  soul wisdom, soul, happinessRx, water, 2nd chakra, savasana, breathing, slow

LIVING YOUR YOGA LEARNING FUNDAMENTAL YOGA SUTRAS

LIVING YOUR YOGA LEARNING FUNDAMENTAL YOGA SUTRAS

This week open up the Yoga Sutras and starting with chapter one, verse 1.  "Once upon a time" study the following sutras one per day all the way to Chaper 1, verse 4.  This is the foundation for the study of yoga. I hope this helps  each of you get living your yoga more firmly rooted in your life practice. Love and light, Silvia

Monday:  1.1 We begin the study of yoga. Making ourselves the subject of our study, of our observation.  Are we telling ourselves the Truth (Satya) about our feelings, thoughts and actions? Chapter 2.36

Tuesday:  1.15 Remembering the Self (Waking up from being half unborn), Variagya and 1.2 Yoga is the uniting of consciousness in the heart.

Wednesday: 1.2 Yoga is the uniting of consciousness in the heart.  Discomfort as way to come alive rather than escaping life

Thursday:  1.3 United in the heart, consciousness is steadied, then we abide in our true nature, joy.  The expansion of this joy is infinite LOVE, which encompasses and then transforms everything it touches.  Everywhere we look, we see the reflection of our Divine and joyful nature.

Friday:  1.3 and 1.4 Sometimes we identify with the rays of consciousness which fluctuates and encourages our perceived suffering

11/9/2014   Tags:  yoga sutras, Living Your yoga, satya, truth, consciousness, love, union, happiness, joy

ALCHEMY OF THE FOUR DIRECTIONS CHAKRA ASTROLOGY

ALCHEMY OF THE FOUR DIRECTIONS CHAKRA ASTROLOGY

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I am excited to announce that I will be presenting at the 2014 Hawai'i Yoga Festival at Kalani Oceanside Retreat center on the big island (Kona) of Hawai'i.

Kalani, where Hawai'i Yoga Festival will take place, is a non-profit retreat center in the beautiful, dense rainforest on the south of the island. Because of its non-profit status, it is an affordable place to spend your vacation.

"Kalani Honua means harmony of heaven and earth, and this is what we aspire to. We welcome all in the spirit of aloha and are guided by the Hawai'ian tradition of `ohana (extended family), respecting our diversity yet sharing in unity. We invite you to open your heart to the Big Island of Hawaii at Kalani Oceanside Retreat." 

Silvia offerings and schedule:

November 10 1:30-3:00: Alchemy of the 4 Directions & Chakra Astrology

During this workshop, we will take the time to learn how to honor each direction and the corresponding Chakra Astrology. When we align ourselves in understanding the Alchemy of the 4 directions we gain insight into healing our psyche, emotions and well-being. This workshop opens with a Sacred Circle, call to the Four Directions, and intention setting. We will explore through movement the vibrant practice of Mandala Namaskar, a circular, fluid Vinyasa sequence that includes twists, spirals, flow motion within asanas, culminating in a joyful balance of strength, grace, and creativity that reflects the pulsing rhythms of nature: who is made up of earth, water, fire, air, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Chakras.

Join Silvia  to learn about the wisdom each direction holds for you to live a peaceful, happy life.

East = Earth, home, security, fertility, physical strength, health, adventure, loyalty. Saturn, Root 1st Chakra

West = Water, adaptability, emotion, psyche, movement, confidence, persistence. Jupiter, Sacral 2nd Chakra

South = Fire, energy, passion, creativity, charm, creativity, sociability, wit. Sun, Solar Plexus 3rd Chakra and Mars, Navel 3rd Chakra

North = Air, communication, new beginnings, new growth, trust, sincerity, love, compassion. Venus, Heart 4th Chakra 

 

November 14 10:30-12:00: Drinking the Lotus

The story of the Hero is well known. In this workshop we will tap into the energy of the divine feminine celebrating the Heroine within us.  Learn a new perspective on your practice through the prism of empowered feminine. Meet familiar poses in a more nurturing way and expand your practice with new poses approached with an understanding of the female body. Move beyond limitations, feel elegance in movement, find joy in what makes you unique in the world. Let’s sweat, play and flow and at the end give ourselves the luxury of the most beautiful guided meditation, savasana. Let’s leave feeling stronger in the voice of the feminine for a balanced approach to our life. And having made new friends in a Spiritual sisterhood.

11/7/2014   Tags:  hawai yoga festival, yoga festival, yoga conference, silvia mordini, chakra vinyasa, four directions, divine feminine, heroine, alchemy of yoga, chakra

10 BENEFITS OF GRATITUDE

10 BENEFITS OF GRATITUDE

I love this time of year when everyone is thinking about gratitude. For yogis it's a year-long, life-long practice. Maybe just maybe my hope is that folks get into the gratitude habit now and keep it forever. 

Please enjoy my article published by Daily Cup of Yoga about the 10 Benefits of Gratitude

http://www.dailycupofyoga.com/2014/05/21/10-benefits-of-gratitude/

11/7/2014   Tags:  Benefits of Gratitude, Daily cup of yoga, gratitude, habit

3RD CHAKRA VINYASA YOGA PLAYLIST

3RD CHAKRA VINYASA YOGA PLAYLIST

3RD CHAKRA PLAYLIST

Conga Jog, Al Gromer Khan

This Rhythm Is Not Mine (Instrumental), John De Kadt

Umayeyo (Blakked Plastik Remix), Mickey Hart & Planet Drum

Sabura (Desert Delight Remix Reconstructed By Max Psahm),Ekova

Just You & I, Dzihan & Kamien

Au Pays De Gandhi, MC Solaar

Ela Mia Nichta, Theodosia Stiga

Diarabi, Issa Bagayogo

Mustt Mustt, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Can't Keep It In, Cat Stevens

Sunshine, Matt Costa

In This World, Moby

Teardrop, Massive Attack

Into Dust, Mazzy Star

Tantra Drums, Al Gromer Khan

11/6/2014   Tags:  chakras, chakra vinyasa, chakra yoga, alchemy of yoga, 7 chakras, prescriptions for happiness, 3rd chakra, fire, yoga playlist, yoga music

24 BRAND NEW HOURS TO CHOOSE HAPPINESS

24 BRAND NEW HOURS TO CHOOSE HAPPINESS

We have another 24 brand new hours before us says Thich Nhat Hanh!  And again a choice to choose happiness.  The more you choose happiness the more you see the potential for happiness that is all around you. You find happiness because you choose happiness.  Emerson said words to the effect that everyday when we make our bed we have a choice to make up our minds about the kind of day we’re going to have. 

Yes, in every moment there is a choice, sometimes our choice is to choose happiness other times our choices block happiness. The good news is that the more you choose happiness the easier it gets.  But how?

BE PRESENT

Could it be that easy?  Yesssss!  Begin now by asking yourself:  How can I enjoy this moment? The more you are wiling to enjoy the moment the more beautiful each moment of your life will be.  Essentially you are choosing the quality of your life. And Jon Kabat Zinn says that the more you say yes to life, the more life will say yes to you!  And if you think about it life only happens one little moment at a time. So put yourself into the smallest things you do.

So starting in this moment remember to enjoy the miracle of existence today, appreciate your breath and in that breath choose happiness.  Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia

11/4/2014   Tags:  be present, happiness, self-love, self-acceptance, choices, Thich Nhat Hanh

YOGA CLASS PLAYLIST SWEET FLOW PLEASE DON'T RUSH

YOGA CLASS PLAYLIST SWEET FLOW PLEASE DON'T RUSH

Name      Time     Album      Artist

1 Lindisfarne II 3:02 James Blake James Blake

2 Drive 4:26 50 First Dates (Love Songs from th… Ziggy Marley

3 You and Me 3:11 Rose Ave. You + Me

4 Limit To Your Love 4:37 James Blake James Blake

5 Starlight (feat. Steffaloo) 4:28 Halo Blackbird Blackbird

6 Soul Rebel (Afrodisiac Sound Syst… 4:38 Roots, Rock, Remixed Deluxe Edit… Bob Marley & The Wailers

7 Revelation Dub 3:35 Kabanjak

8 Second to Numb 3:37 Declaration of Dependence Kings of Convenience

9 Old Man 3:13 40 Days The Wailin' Jennys

10 Time After Time 4:48 The Best Of Tuck & Patti Tuck & Patti

11 The Body Breaks 2:46 Rejoicing in the Hands Devendra Banhart

12 Open Door 3:38 Rose Ave. You + Me

13 Forgiveness 3:35 One Track Heart Krishna Das

14 Om Namah Shivaya I 5:14 Moments of Silence Kristian Thorsager

15 Inward Journey (Dawn's Mirage) 3:15 Canyon Trilogy R. Carlos Nakai

11/2/2014   Tags:  yoga CLASS PLAYLIST, destress, YOGA MUSIC, yoga playlist, yoga music, vinyasa flow, vinyasa yoga, silvia mordini, chakra vinyasani, chakra vinyasa

HAPPINESS RX #YRUHAPPY

HAPPINESS RX #YRUHAPPY

It's not the situation that's causing your stress,
it's your thoughts,
and you can change that right here and now.
You can choose to be peaceful right here and now.
Peace is a choice,
and it has nothing to do with
what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky 

‪#‎HappinessRx‬ ‪#‎YRUHappy‬ ‪#‎LoveYourDay‬

11/2/2014   Tags:  Happiness Rx, happy, love, happiness, inspiration, #YRUHappy

YOGA CLASS PLAN LEARNING TO FLY IN ARM BALANCES

YOGA CLASS PLAN LEARNING TO FLY IN ARM BALANCES

WAVE 1

Twist

Supine Bridge to Waterfall abs with brick

Core cultivation:  

Brick in inner thighs

cobbler abs, two bricks

step on brick get the twist

Pigeon abs

(Side 2)

Bridge

 

WAVE 2

Upward Facing plank, hands on bricks

--- pull backs

Janu sirsana forward, parsva janu sirsana

Vasistasana variation kneeling

Parsva Vasistasana other wise

Marichyasana C

Pascimotanasana

Side 2

Upward facing on bricks

Malasana (move bricks forward)

 

WAVE 3

Sun Sal A variations hands on bricks (3-4 times)

Half Moon A - different each time

 

WAVE 4

I leg dog

High Lunge to transverse lunge back foot

Standing splits, baby eagle once

High lunge, lunge push up, up fold in half repeat 3 x's

Revolved Lunge

Transverse lunge: bind, sit inside like parsva janu sirsasana

Face back

Basic vinyasa

Jump forward finish like Sun Sal A all the way to Down Dog

Right leg up again

High Lunge to transverse lunge

Standing Splits

HIgh Lunge, lunge push up to hands to ground standing splits 3's

Last time transition from standing splits

Pyramid

Revolved Triangle

Revolved Prasarita

Jump to prasarita

Exit back to front, right foot

Standing Splits

Crane to 1 leg pigeon chair (hands on bricks - prep for arm balance)

Plank, basic vinyasa with bricks all the way to down dog

Begin mandala side 2

 

WAVE 5

Frog

Malasana

Bakasana with head on brick, lift head

Downward Dog

I leg dog, hip open

Pigeon - twist and hold back foot for backbend

Swing back leg forward Janu sirsasana

Seated Pigeon

-- twist it

Stand from tip toe balance to Eka Pada Galavasana

Plank, basic vinyasa

Side 2

 

WAVE 6

Bhujaphidasana

Tittibasana with partner to crow or crow jump back

 

CLOSING WAVE

Cooling postures

Savasana

Meditation

 
11/2/2014   Tags:  Yoga Class plan, yoga class theme, Class Theme, theming, philosophy, sequencing, yoga class plans, Alchemy of Yoga, Teacher Tools

DO YOU NEED TO SEEK RETREAT RIGHT NOW?

DO YOU NEED TO SEEK RETREAT RIGHT NOW?

We all find ourselves at these crossroads where we know we need to take a break right now. Maybe we have let things go on too long the way they were and before it gets worse we have to schedule a break. 

 

That's why I schedule a Yoga Retreat at the end of the year for YOU. Because just like you, I've been at that almost empty place. Join me Nov 29-Dec 6, 2014 and Embrace Your Purpose.

 

What does it mean to Embrace Your Purpose? Why is this such a powerful focus for my end of year ‪#‎ManifestationYogaRetreat‬ in sunny 80 degree Baja?
*I own my own power
*I honor my emotions
*I honor my full range of needs
*I clearly ask for what I want 
*I know that I am fully deserving
*I find great freedom in choosing the life I am meant to live
*I thank the universe for helping me embrace my true purpose, to grow my happiness.

Nov 29-Dec 6, 2014. All ocean front rooms. Lux. Foodie. Surf. Kayak. Rest.
Let's make this your Happiness Manifesto!

RECEIVE $200 OFF JUST EMAIL ME SILVIA@ALCHEMYTOURS.COM

http://www.alchemytours.com/2014/01/luxury-prana-del-mar-mexico-yoga-retreat-dec-2014/7/

11/2/2014   Tags:  manifestation, meditation, yoga retreat, prana del mar, yoga retreats 2014, intentions, december 2014 yoga retreat,

YOGA CLASS PLAN LUNAR AND JUICY

YOGA CLASS PLAN LUNAR AND JUICY

CLASS PLAN:  

Purpose: To really feel the Kramas of vinyasa sequencing.
Bhava: Juicy, lunar because it was a post halloween recovery class
 
OPENING WAVE
Savasana
Apanasana (supine child's pose, knees to chest)
Jathara Parivatanasana (1 knee twist)
Happy Baby
Eagle Abs
Savasana
Banana Pose (side body stretch)
Transition: Roll over
 
WAVE 1
Progressive Finger tip cobra push ups
Cobra
Table
Cat/Puppy
Spinal Balance (core cultivation with 1 leg cat)
Cat 
Child's pose toes under
1 leg dog to core plank 3 times
Low Lunge (K1)
- Side body stretch
- Ah so wonderful shoulder opener
Basic vinyasa (Side 2)
 
Transition: Walk the dog backwards
 
WAVE 2
Standing forward fold
Cat/Cow standing
Mountain
Warrior 3 prep (asymmetrical arm/leg K2 from Wave 1)
Sun Salute A 3-4 x's
 
WAVE 3
Downward Dog
I leg dog core plank
High Lunge
- Cow spine to cat spine dynamic
- Hold in High Pyramid
High Lunge arms up
- Variety of refinements, hold
Leaning Lunge
- 1 arm forward (asymmetrical arm/leg K3 from Wave 1, 2)
Lunge Twist
Hands inside foot walk to Prasarita
Skandasana
- Toes in hold variation 1
- Toes out hold variation 2
Circle back to front
Basic Vinyasa
Side 2 with variation on exit
- Skandasana dynamic 
Prasarita
 
Transition: Heel toe to Forward Fold long side of mat 
 
WAVE 4
Table
Gate pose (parigasana) prep
Spinal balance sideways (lateral)
- option to raise arm
Full Gate pose 
- Stage 1 
- Stage 2 advanced (pick up skandasana legs K2)
Vasistasana (side plank knee down)
Table
Side 2
Table
 
CLOSING WAVE
Shift hips side
Walk down on side hip for jathara parivatanasana K2 (we did K1 at the beginning of class)
Side 2
Happy Baby
Apanasana
Savasana
11/1/2014   Tags:  yoga class plan, yoga class theme, Class Theme, theming, philosophy, sequencing, yoga class plans, Alchemy of Yoga, Teacher Tools

YOGA IS A BREATHING PRACTICE

YOGA IS A BREATHING PRACTICE

Yoga is mostly a breathing practice. The asana (poses) in vinyasa are simply a way to test your breath by linking them together. For me this creates a waterfall effect: inhale breath initiates movement exhale deepens the flow, one after another. The power of the breath is remarkable. The quality of its flow reflects the quality of our life. My wish for you both on and off the mat is that remain present, and enjoy each breath.  

Love in all ways, Silvia @inspiredyogagal ‪#‎thisismyoga‬

11/1/2014   Tags:  Yoga, Breath, Yoga Sutras, Vinyasa, Inhale, Exhale, Balance

NOVEMBER MOON DATES

NOVEMBER MOON DATES
Full moon November 6, 2014 03:22:56 PM
Last quarter November 14, 2014 08:17:55 AM
New moon November 22, 2014 05:32:04 AM
First quarter November 29, 2014 03:07:23 AM
11/1/2014   Tags:  moon calendar 2014, lunar calendar, moon, full moon, new moon, moon cycle, quarter moon

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