Alchemy Tours

Seattle, United States

Alchemy Tours works to support sustainable tourism practices and eco-conscious vacations, while not substituting luxury.

Yoga Teacher Training 3

Limited availability
1 person currently interested

Good

Based on 6 reviews

Speaks English

from US$3,899

Good 7.9/10

Based on 6 reviews
from US$3,899
Price for:

22 days / 21 nights

Good 7.9/10

Based on 6 reviews
Limited availability

Good

Based on 6 reviews

Speaks English

from US$3,800

Good 7.9/10

Based on 6 reviews
from US$3,800
Price for:

22 days / 21 nights

Good 7.9/10

Based on 6 reviews
Limited availability

Good

Based on 6 reviews

Speaks English

from US$3,590

Good 7.9/10

Based on 6 reviews
from US$3,590
Price for:

22 days / 21 nights

Good 7.9/10

Based on 6 reviews

Instructors 2

Silvia Mordini

Silvia Mordini is a writer, happiness coach, and internationally recognized yoga presenter. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Born in Ecuador, proud of her Italian heritage, and raised as a world traveler, Silvia developed a sense of global citizenship early on.

Emily Perry

Emily Perry is a yoga teacher, acupuncturist, and herbalist based in Santa Cruz, California. A student of yoga and meditation since 1994 and of Chinese medicine since 2000, she teaches Vinyasa Flow yoga, mindfulness, and holistic health. As often as she can, she studies with her teachers Janet Stone, Jody Greene, Christopher Wallis, and Christina Sell in the Vinyasa Flow tradition.

Reviews 6

  • Rachel Down United States

    August 2017, BookYogaTeacherTraining

    I loved this three week program, full of lots of hard work and lots of fun. Silvia and Emily really put so much time and effort into making this teacher training a full and complete experience for their students. They met me where I was and helped me clear the path for where I go next.

  • Elsa Donovan New Zealand

    August 2017, BookYogaTeacherTraining

    Silvia and Emily held space for each student so wonderfully and did their best to cater to everyone, I was so impressed at how they held everything together with such a big group of women, and man! Everything about the whole training was so well coordinated, I would have liked to spend more time on Ayurveda. Thank you ladies :)

    In hindsight I would have not shared a room with two other women it was very intense and I could have done with a lot more personal space.

  • Anonymous

    August 2017, BookYogaTeacherTraining

    Location and accommodations couldn't have been better. Trainers have beautiful practices and are extremely knowledgeable in the world of yoga, Ayurvedics, etc...

    There was a lack of authenticity form leadership. Love was preached constantly, yet leaders often singled out individuals, not showing them love or respect at all. There seemed to be a lot of ego in the leaders.

  • Kathie Disner United States

    July 2017, BookYogaTeacherTraining

    We got to see many historic places in Italy, and visited several wineries. Our accommodations were very nice, I loved being out in the country.

    Many of the activities we were promised did not happen. There was no cooking class, and instead of a natural hot springs we went to a spa. There was very little space for the yoga class and we were informed by email the day before the retreat began that we needed to bring a yoga mat, I did not receive the email until I was already traveling. So yoga on a tile floor was out of the question. Getting to see the sunflower fields was high on every one's list that participated, so when it was not our schedule my daughter and I asked Silvia about it. She berated us for being ungrateful and that we were coming from a low self for asking. Then she sent out a very passive aggressive email about non-violent communication. We were not spoken to at dinner after that and when everyone was saying good-bye at the end, she hugged everyone else then told me she could walk fast so that I wouldn't have to be near her. I was stunned and hurt. Fortunately, all of the participants in the retreat were very nice and there was very little drama with them, considering it was 13 women! I will not book with alchemy tours again.

  • Anonymous

    July 2017, BookYogaTeacherTraining

    The location was beautiful and very relaxing. Food and staff at the resort could not have been better. Enjoyed tours of many beatiful places.

    No consistent and well thought out location for yoga classes. Mixed messages about need to bring own yoga mat prior to trip so many people did not have access. Yoga not as prominent a feature of the retreat as I had anticipated.

    Testimonials 17

    • Hannah

      Alchemy Tours website

      Silvia Mordini is a teacher of teachers, and a wonderful mentor who compassionately evokes self-inquiry and transformation. Without a doubt, Silvias friendship and mentorship have helped to shape my path to service, adventure, and stepping outwards of my bounds and into a world wide open.

    • Dana

      Alchemy Tours website

      I honestly recommend this training for anyone who enjoys practicing yoga and is interested in personal development and growth. It is an amazing journey you take to know yourself and have a better understanding of who you are. A beautiful, enlightening experience that I would do all over again. It has developed, supported, and empowered me in my life.

    • Traveler

      Alchemy Tours website

      I am impressed on how hard Silvia try to meet everyones schedule, it cant be easy. Thanks to Silvia's dedication and assurance I can flow through yoga poses, I am now actually playing with yoga more and listening to what my body inspires me to do instead of trying to do yoga like everyone else. Yoga has become so much more an enriching experience for me rather than a physical struggle. I am very grateful for all the help she has given me.

    • Cheryl

      Alchemy Tours website

      I enjoyed the training and learning many things. One thing I am very happy about, especially how to incorporate more yoga into my everyday life.

    • Sue P.

      Alchemy Tours website

      I want to thank Silvia Mordini for caring about the quality of our teacher training program, for sharing so much of herself, for teaching from her heart, and for making a difference in my life.

    • Kelly

      Alchemy Tours website

      Im very excited to be a part of this training program and I feel very blessed and lucky. Im so happy to be on this journey especially with everyone in class. I think we have a great group of people and everyone feels comfortable. Thank you for accepting me and letting me be a part of this program.

    • Martha

      Alchemy Tours website

      All the classes are fantastic. I have learned so much and I really appreciate Silvia's teaching ability. Silvia has an innate ability to teach. I can always be at classes for hours. The time always goes so quickly when Im learning.

    • Lexi

      Alchemy Tours website

      Silvia Mordini has been a wonderful mentor, teacher, and guide. I cant thank her enough for all that she has given to me. No one compares to her teaching style, she is truly one of a kind. Im so happy I was able to do my training with her. I'm already looking forward to learning more from Silvia.

    • Jodi T.

      Alchemy Tours website

      I am so grateful for this training program. This training was the first thing I was able to do for myself after having kids. At the time it felt like such a stretch but it was just the first step in an amazing new journey.

    • Anna M.

      Alchemy Tours website

      They really planned an incredible trip. I really lucked out as they not only supplied me with a wonderful yoga group and practice for the week but each day was chock full of things to participate in if I so wished. They gave us access to the real deal Bali by incorporating biking, tours, decadent meals, transport, so many activities, beach time, talks, etc.They have great taste and are very down to earth. They think of everything and are really there to answer questions and provide great resource to things you want to explore. Silvia is such a loving and inspiring yoga instructor. These guys are definitely doing what they were meant to do in life. Great people, great trip. I look forward to doing another trip with them soon!

    • Michael N.

      Alchemy Tours website

      I attended Alchemy Tours’ yoga retreat in Bali, and I can honestly say it was the most fulfilling travel experience I’ve ever had. It was hard to come back to reality, and not just in the typical “I’ve taken much needed time off to relax and it’s hard to get back in my routine” sort of way… But more, going on this trip made me understand that there was a much greater disparity between the potential for happiness in my life and what I considered to be my “normal” state than I had realized – and that they were further apart than they ever should be. To me, the experience with Alchemy Tours can be divided into two categories: vacation and personal reflection. As a vacation, it was amazing. White water rafting through a jungle ravine, a relaxing bike tour through Balinese rice patties, beaches, exposure to local culture, great restaurants and a gorgeous place to stay that our group had all to ourselves. It was just organized enough to feel active without feeling too busy. Previously, I wouldn’t have asked for more than that in a trip, and it was awesome in that way. But the part that really surprised me was the way Silvia’s constant positivity, enthusiasm and no-pressure encouragement would really make me reflect on the person I am, and I began to conceptualize the things I could change to improve my life as a whole.

    • Elisabeth G.

      Alchemy Tours website

      I had the best vacation ever with Alchemy Tours this Spring. I wanted to do a yoga retreat with equal parts relaxing, yoga and exploring and it was just that. The resort was gorgeous, not your typical overrun Mexico tourist spot but a beautiful, simple, chic bungalow style resort in the jungle and with its own beach. I was skeptical going on vacation with a bunch of strangers but everyone was lovely and I came back refreshed and happy, as evidenced by my yelp profile pic nuzzling a Mexican beach puppy.

      Silvia is an inspiring teacher and really helped me to look at what I wanted out of the trip and myself when it ended. Normally my yoga classes are short and intense but this was a wonderful change of pace. I approach most things cynically including yoga talks and journaling but they yoga’d the cynic out of me and I couldn’t have been happier with the experience. Oh and it was an amazing price. And I’m going again next year, the ultimate vote of confidence.

    • Dawn H.

      Alchemy Tours website

      My husband and I went on a yoga retreat to Xinalani with Alchemy Tours. This was our first yoga retreat so we weren’t sure what to expect. Vacation for us means getting outside, being active, eating delicious food and perhaps a few cocktails. This trip provided all of the above and more. Alchemy Tours provided us with a ton of information and helped us set up a scuba diving and surfing excursion. They also arranged for the group to give back to the community we were staying in, which was very inspiring. There was a planned group activity every day which was included and optional. Everything was optional without judgement, even the yoga classes. Classes were taught every morning and evening, with a few workshop options throughout the week. Yoga classes were some of the best we have ever taken. There was a great variety that incorporated fun, music and mindfulness in a way that is rare to find. Every meal was fantastic, fresh and delicious! Every morning I woke up looking forward to that days fresh squeezed juice (and of course coffee). We do not have any dietary restrictions, but many on the trip did, the chef was masterful in handling all of the gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, pescetarian, and vegan request. We will absolutely travel with Alchemy tours again and recommend them to everyone we know.

    • Maddie L. Haramara

      Alchemy Tours website

      Every activity during the week was carefully planned and extremely purposeful, however, there was no feeling of pressure to do things that were not of interest to you. The yoga was great. As beginner yogi I felt welcomed and confident even though advanced yogis seemed to be enjoying the classes and flows as much as I did. The yoga also varied daily. It was always interesting and I was consistently benefiting in various ways from the classes. Best of all, Silvia and Malia assisted in so much besides just yoga. There were chakra talks, happiness coachings, astrology readings, dancing, meditating, photo shoots, game playing and scavenger hunts. The days I spent in Mexico flew by faster and more enjoyably than I could have ever anticipated. Whether you are a hard-core yogi and spiritualist, or someone just looking to get away from the stresses of life I would recommend you to Alchemy Tours. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. I will definitely be booking with them again!

    • Laura

      Alchemy Tours website

      I’ve been on two retreats with Alchemy Tours – one in Bali and one in Mexico, and botanical holding hands loved them both (in fact, we are currently planning to rope our friends into joining us for another!). The two experiences were entirely different to one another, but both contained a wonderful balance of excellent yoga, guided introspection and great fun. Silvia’s the most talented yoga instructor I know, with the added depth of having a background in professional training and development and a natural affinity for study. These talents enable her to deliver elegantly constructed retreats where her yoga classes, self study exercises and fun activities are all weaved together over the week to complement the retreat theme. You will be amazingly nourished by a week which will no doubt include incredible food, exploration of the place you’re in, development of your yoga practice, new activities, personal insights and lots and lots of laughter. I can’t recommend joining them highly enough.

    • Megan K.

      Alchemy Tours website

      I took a trip with Silvia and Alchemy tours in 2012, it was absolutely life changing, botanical jumping beautiful, easy and fun. They are friendly, fun positive energy, and have thought of all the details to create a trip that is both easy, enjoyable and potent. Each person on the trip was amazing, and the activities and nurturing environment of the resort they chose worked beautifully to create new friendships and a great group dynamic. Expect a great time, great insights and to return home refreshed and with a happier outlook on life with wider possibilities! I really can see the whole course of my life shifted with this trip, and it is completely wonderful. I would not hesitate to recommend a trip with Alchemy Tours!

    • Shana D.

      Alchemy Tours website

      I had so much fun exploring a part of Mexico with them. Their shared love of travel combined with their warmth, humor and creative spirits make Alchemy Tours an amazing group to travel with! I will take many more trips with Alchemy Tours! They absolutely rock!

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