Alchemy of Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training at the Bodhi Tree, Costa Rica, 28th July – 18th August
Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training at the Bodhi Tree
Join Silvia Mordini and Emily Perry for a 3 week Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training at the Bodhi Tree in the happiest country in the world, Costa Rica!
Yoga inspires us to aspire to our greatness! Come live Pura Vida with us. During our 22-days dedicated to the alchemy of yoga we will explore the transformative power of loving kindness and allow ourselves to be “seen.” Our Chief Love Alchemists Silvia Mordini and Emily Perry will hold space for your personal evolution, healing and joy.
So, consider this training as a YES to one of the ultimate adventures of your life! You will leave feeling fully activated to love yourself, love your day, love your life!
Are you looking for a training that is part vacation, deep learning, total self-inquiry, with fun, loving support, and easeful schedule? If you feel our vibe, join our tribe! We welcome you with open arms!.
This Alchemy of Yoga teacher training transforms trainees on three levels: Physical Alchemy, Spiritual Alchemy, and Mental Alchemy. We are all alchemists. Our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, poses, breath, and most of all our thoughts.
Our thoughts create potions that cause chemicals to be neurologically released in our bodies and shape our perception of the world. Silvia empowers her students to create elixers that invigorate our innate nature of infinite love and peace.
Upon completion, students will be prepared to design and confidently lead intelligent alignment driven Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative classes, all with their own signature style. They’ll also have the skills to adapt to varied fitness and experience levels of their students.
You will graduate as a Happiness Ambassador ready to authentically and effectively inspire others while carrying out Alchemy of Yoga’s ultimate mission to teach peace.
You will become a part of our Alchemy of Yoga Family. We are a tribe. We believe in magic. We are seekers, adventurers, lovers of love, rebel spirits, stretchy-minded, soulful spirits.
We enjoy supporting one another, laughter, singing, organic food, dancing in the moonlight, lounging in the hot tub under the stars, playing in the pool, silent meditation hikes, taking naps & enthusiastic conversation about elevating the world. Plus you’re able to experience this soulful transformation in paradise.
Alchemy of Yoga is recognized by Yoga Alliance as a Registered 200 hour Yoga school and in its 13 years has hundreds of graduates worldwide.
In the last 10 years Nosara has grown quietly into one of the hip holistic hot-spots on the planet. This peaceful and vibrant international community of nature lovers, surfers, yogis, and families truly embraces the Pura Vida lifestyle.
The community resides along the coast with 3 unspoiled stunning beaches – Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and Playa Nosara – with private houses, little hotels, and excellent restaurants hidden into lush tropical greenery. Blue Spirit has become a vital part of this community.
The residents of Nosara are committed to preserve their natural environment. The 3 beaches are protected as a turtle refuge, and almost half of the land in the entire area is protected forest, and a moratorium on hunting animals stretches back for over 20 years.
6:00am-7:30am: Meditation + Yoga
7:30am-8:30am: Practice Teaching
9:30am-2:00pm: Training Session
2:00pm-5:30pm: Lunch + Free Time
5:30pm-7:30pm: Training Session
8:30pm: Closing Circle OM OUT
*Free mornings/afternoons/evenings and entire day off’s are built into the schedule to allow time for rest, relaxation, self-study, reflection, and play!.
Alchemy of Yoga teachers Silvia Mordini and Emily Perry aim to to serve you as compassionate mentors who inspire honest self inquiry and ultimate transformation.
They do not follow an authoritarian model of teaching where they just tells you what to do. Instead, Silvia and Emily want you to listen to yourself, pay attention to your body and discern what supports your authenticity. They focus on power vinyasa, while we will touch on various styles of yoga. All levels are welcome.
Secluded within the natural ambience of the jungle, Bodhi Tree Yoga resort strives to use natural, fresh ingredients to promote a healthy life style. By gathering ingredients harvested from nature, stimulating individual wellbeing on a ground level can allow ones health to blossom.
We offer an array of hot and refreshing cold soups, an excellent buffet of veggies and salads, organic chicken, fish and vegan options. We also cater to any pallet as a personalized service to suit all your special dietary needs. Organic wine and artisanal beer are available for purchase with your dinner.
The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort was creatively designed around nature, leaving the surrounding jungle as it was meant to be. We strived to preserve the jungle’s natural state leaving the impression that Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort has been here for many years.
Solar panels are responsible for utilizing the sun to heat all the hot water needed for the facility. Bodhi Tree will always work towards being as environmentally friendly as possible.
Enjoy high-end accommodations, superb dining experiences, world class yoga and pilates studios, gym, spa, juice bar and boutique. Come stay here during teacher training and discover Costa Rica’s finest yoga resort and training sanctuary. Experience a little taste of what life in paradise is like.
Includes one twin bed, shared bathroom, open air shower, A/C, Wi-Fi, and a safe for personal
Includes two personal beds, shared bathroom, open air shower, A/C, Wi-Fi, and a safe
for personal belongings.
Includes three twin beds, shared bathroom, open air shower, A/C, Wi-Fi, and a safe for personal belongings.
Retreat price in US Dollars
Own Lodging? $1,699 tuition for RYT 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification
Triple room with shared bath: $3,800
Double room shared bath: $4,499
Queen bungalow double private bath: $5.100
Single room shared bath: $4,699
Single king bungalow private bath: $6,800
* 200-Hour RYT Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training
* 200+ page Training manual and vision board
* 20 nights luxury accommodations
* 3 healthful, delicious meals per day including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free options and quadruple filtered drinking water
* Surf lesson at Playa Guiones
* Energy Medicine prescriptions: Earth, Water, Fire, Air Rituals
* Cacao Ceremony Plant Medicine: There will also be a cacao ceremony to open up your heart chakras, for love is the strongest healing power and if your heart chakra is open, then you are assured a profoundly healing experience. Sound healing will accompany the ceremony to harmonize the group vibration and to synchronize your energy with the earth.
* Daily meditation, music and mantra
* Healing breathwork sessions
* Yoga mats and props
* Time for exploration and relaxation
* Free WiFi
* On-going mentoring and resources upon completion of the program
* Costa Rican Taxes (13%)
* Airfare to and from the training
* Lodging before and/or after the training if you are coming early or staying later
* Spa treatments
What past guests have said
“I took Silvia’s Teacher Training and highly recommend this experience for anyone seeking this certification. Silvia is a consummate professional with a multitude of talents as a trainer, but more than that she exemplifies everything that a true yogi should be: caring and compassionate with her students, living and breathing the yoga sutras both on and off the mat. As a certified personal trainer with my own business I also appreciate her organizational skills. In fact, I often think, “How does she do this all and do it so well?!”. The answer is clear, she loves yoga and she loves to teach it to everyone from the new teachers she mentors to the students in every class. I wholeheartedly recommend this program to everyone with a passion and dedication for yoga that is willing to invest their time, heart and talent to the practice.” Jackie, Alchemy of Yoga Alumni
“Two words to describe the Alchemy Yoga program…beautifully centered. I have never felt so supported, beautiful, grounded, or inspired in my life. The Alchemy program is designed to help you acquire the knowledge needed not just to teach yoga, but to really live yoga. This program goes far beyond the poses; it steams into who you are as a person and how to be the most authentic you. Once you start to fold back the layers of who you are, then the real teaching in this program beings. I have never felt so safe in being who I am before. Silvia’s wisdom and ridiculous sense of play and humor keeps things fun and airy. This program has instilled in me the confidence I need to be a great yoga teacher. That confidence doesn’t come mastering all the poses but from being your most authentic you which you learn is the most important part of being a great teacher. I am more than thankful for this training. It was an absolutely amazing experience and I would hands down recommend the Alchemy Yoga training to anyone who is interested in truly and honestly teaching yoga!”. Anie, Alchemy of Yoga Alumni
“Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training provided me with the skills to sit confidently and authentically in the seat of the teacher. I came away with the ability to look deep inside myself to really know who I am and what I want to shine out to the world. All this and I developed friendships with the most amazing and inspiring women who warm my heart and nurture my soul.” Nancy, Alchemy of Yoga Alumni
What to pack
Books you must bring to the course with you:
Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow
The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele
The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi
Passport – please make a copy of your passport, which you will need to carry with you whenever you leave the retreat center
A couple of footwear options (water shoes and flip flops that can get wet + dry quickly for the beach and ocean, avoid bringing heavy hiking shoes or tennis shoes that are slow to dry)
Any medications or special treatments you may need
Bathing suits (at least 2 so you have one available while the other is drying)
Casual clothes e.g., shorts and sundresses for daytime, dresses and a light layered cardigan for evenings
Chargers for phone, camera, and computer
Computer, iPad, or tablet device to use as an e-reader, to access Alchemy of Yoga teacher training manual as PDF, create class plans, and to access Google Drive
Cover for laptop or iPad to protect it from humidity or in case it is dropped
Eye pillow for savasana (optional)
Extra pairs of contacts if you wear them
Headlamp **very important so you can be hands-free**
Light rain-coat or rain-poncho for the occasional afternoon shower (umbrellas are provided as needed)
Lightweight backpack for hiking so you can be hands-free
Natural bug repellant (Blue Spirit has taken all precautions, and the breeze keeps bugs at bay but it is a good idea to have on hand if needed)
Notebook, pens, pencils
Small personal token as an offering for our group altar (puja)
Tampons (it is not uncommon for women to have their period while near the water)
Toiletries that are earth-friendly & biodegradable
Travel coffee or tea mug
Water bottle that you can re-fill
White clothing to wear during graduation (satsang)
Yoga mat, if you prefer to use your own. Blue Spirit provides yoga mats and props
Yoga practice clothes (see recommendations below)
EXTRA: For horse riding and surfing
Horseback Riding: We recommend long jeans (i.e., no capris or cut-offs), however if you are not accustomed to riding, you may wish to bring an even sturdier pant. If you are an accustomed horseback rider, please feel free to ride in the clothing in which you are most comfortable.
Surfing: Rash guard shirts, board shorts, and any other clothing in which you will feel comfortable.
Mountain Biking: If mountain biking in your free-time, please bring appropriate clothing and gear.
All white clothing for Graduation Satsang (skirts, pants, dress shirt, dresses)
Please bring your favorite yoga outfit and a casual non-yoga outfit plus a black top, black bottom and white top and black bottom for the group photo.
Yoga clothes that are comfortable and easy to mix with other pieces. (*No need to over-do it, we don’t mind if we see you in the same outfit.) Loose-fitting and flowy pieces + easy layers that you can put on for breakfast & lunch.
You will find while living in Costa Rica that breathable fabrics are best – it is recommended that you bring more than tight-fitting stretchy pants and tops. Avoid bringing heavy material tops or pants. The ease of the Pura Vida lifestyle becomes the way you want to practice your yoga too. Consider bringing shorts for asana practice.
If possible, please try to bring 2-3 of the Chakra colors so that you can align with that chakra on its specified day.
1st Chakra: Red
2nd Chakra: Orange
3rd Chakra: Yellow
4th Chakra: Green
5th Chakra: Turquoise
6th Chakra: Indigo
7th Chakra: Violet or White
How to get here
The two international airports in Costa Rica are: Liberia International Airport (LIR) and San Jose International Airport (SJO). Both airports have frequent flights to and from all over the United States and Canada.
We recommend flying into Liberia, which has been recently expanded with increased numbers of flights from the US and Canada. It is only a two and half hour scenic drive to Bodhi Tree Resort and has become a destination of many non-stop flights from several US cities (New York, Miami, Atlanta, Denver, and Houston). Please place your reservation for the Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort shuttle ground transportation. We recommend Skyscanner to search for the best airfare.
To make an enquiry or book this Alchemy of Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training at the Bodhi Tree, send your request to the team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.