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1440 MULTIVERSITY Fall / Winter 2017 – 2018

Fall / Winter 2017 – 2018 THE NATION’S NEWEST LEARNING DESTINATION. IMMERSION WORKSHOPS FOR INTEGRATED LIVING. SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CALIFORNIA


WE TEACH VALUABLE LIFE SKILLS THROUGH EXPERIENTIAL IMMERSION.

Dear friend, The astronomer Carl Sagan famously said, “We are a way for the universe to know itself. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” Are you a stargazer who, when looking at the night sky in wonder, feels a sense of belonging and unexplainable comfort? We can get so caught up in our daily tasks and whirling thoughts that it’s easy to lose touch with that which is always available to us—the feeling of being at home in the present moment. 1440 Multiversity is a place to explore deeply personal questions about who we are, show up bravely in conversation about what’s most meaningful, and gain practical skills for knowing, trusting, and sharing ourselves and our authentic voices as we aspire to be intentional in our thoughts, words, and actions.

WE KNOW THAT A HEALTHY, INTEGRATED LIFEST YLE MATTERS. WE BELIEVE IN THE IMPORTANCE OF AUTHENTIC CONNECTIONS.

We invite you to get to know us through these pages of highlights, interviews, and descriptions of upcoming weekend and five-day programs designed to offer you the opportunity to connect with your inner wisdom, relax, learn, and return home restored and energized. And be sure to browse our website for more campus photos, interviews, and full descriptions of additional programs we’ve curated just for you.

WE WANT TO CATALYZE EMPOWERED CHANGE IN THE WORLD.

Get connected. 1440.ORG/REGISTER

Whether you come with a friend, a partner, or by yourself, get ready for a uniquely nurturing opportunity to engage with the pressing questions on your heart and mind, and allow your new discoveries to inform your life. We keep hearing from people who stay with us that there is magic in our redwoods. Come experience it for yourself. We can’t wait to welcome you, Your friends at 1440 Multiversity

Easy registration Practical information New programs Engaging resources Email updates Accredited CE courses IDEAS, INSPIRATION, SHARING, AND OPPORTUNITIES


Welcome to 1440 Multiversity. Explore your potential in an environment like no other. You’re invited for a weekend or five days of immersion learning with worldclass faculty on our 75-acre campus beautifully nestled in the ancient redwoods just outside of Santa Cruz, California. Look forward to the perfect blend of an ideal vacation coupled with learning you can bring home.

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YOUR EXPERIENCE Highlights of what to expect at 1440

TWO WAYS TO VISIT Choose from more than one hundred programs, or opt for a less structured R&R stay.

R&R Consider a personal retreat at 1440.

FEATURE ARTICLE Tracking Down Your Purpose An Interview with Martha Beck

KITCHEN TABLE Take a peek inside the culinary heart of campus and try an exclusive recipe from our executive chef.

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HEALING ARTS Gift yourself some therapeutic care for body and soul.

PROGRAM CATEGORIES Weekend and five-day immersion learning courses by topic

FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS Course descriptions

SPRING HIGHLIGHTS Look forward to a new season of programs.

PLAN YOUR STAY Registration, travel, amenities

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ACCOMMODATIONS Choose from a variety of modern, stylish rooms.

FEATURE ARTICLE On Writing (& Living) with Grief, Bravery, and Empathy An Interview with Cheryl Strayed

WHAT IS 1440? Named for the 1440 minutes in a day, we are founded on the belief that each minute is an opportunity to be present and aware of how we connect with what matters—both within and around us.

WHAT IS A MULTIVERSIT Y? We believe the deepest learning happens when we nurture and awaken all aspects of ourselves. A multiversity is a place designed to encourage and invite this process to unfold in each of us—on relational, emotional, somatic, intellectual, and spiritual levels.

AREAS OF STUDY Choose from a range of faculty-led courses in mindfulness, leadership, neuroscience, integrative medicine, relationships, yoga, the creative arts, and more. Not ready to decide? Our R&R program offers the chance to revitalize at 1440 with bite-size well-being offerings and specialty classes each day.

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Immersed in nature. Designed to nurture. Your time at our state-of-the-art campus promises an experience like no other. Equal parts learning and vacation, your stay includes inspiring and relevant program sessions, daily wellness offerings, nourishing cuisine, access to holistic amenities, and a unique opportunity to gain the inspiration, skills, and connections you seek.

LEARN AND GROW

MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME

BE NOURISHED

Get away for a weekend or five days of deep study with expert teachers. Expand your knowledge. Develop new approaches. Explore your potential.

Enjoy stylish and comfortable accommodations that mindfully integrate indoor and outdoor elements.

Look forward to fresh, delicious, and lovingly served meals at Kitchen Table—the culinary heart of campus. Dine indoors or al fresco.

PRACTICE AND REVITALIZE

MEET AND CONNECT

HARMONIZE MIND AND BODY

DIVE INTO NATURE

Weave meditation, yoga, or movement classes into your day. Calm the mind. Tone the body. Discover the pleasure of refreshing yourself.

Opportunities to connect are woven into the campus design and daily schedule. Tune into yourself. Spend time with friends—old and new.

Choose from a blissful array of massage, energy work, and therapeutic treatments at our Healing Arts center. Soak in the infinity-edge whirlpool overlooking the trees.

Explore the outdoors. Wander through the majesty of a redwood forest.


T W O WAY S T O V I S I T:

Explore new approaches to how you live, love, and work. Each of the programs in this catalog offers a remarkable opportunity to inquire, play, learn, wonder, experiment, and simply be. Peruse these pages and imagine yourself exploring new research and ancient wisdom with expert faculty, wandering among the majestic redwoods, practicing meditation or yoga, relaxing in the whirlpool or on a massage table, and delighting in nourishing and delicious cuisine. Although different in form and focus, all of our energizing, cutting-edge programs invite those who participate to walk away feeling an enhanced capacity to truly come alive and powerfully live this one life we have. We offer continuing education (CE) credits for a wide variety of programs. Visit 1440.org/ce for more information.

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CHOOSE A PROGRAM

On pages 20-31 we have grouped a selection of programs under the themes EAT, MOVE, LEAD, CREATE, LOVE, and BECOME. Consider these a brief introduction to the depth and breadth of all that we offer. Browse more than one hundred additional programs listed by date, starting on page 32, and find even more online.

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R&R

If your idea of a perfect getaway is to play each day by ear, then you can enjoy the 1440 experience without choosing a program. Once you know when you’d like to visit, simply choose your room type and book yourself an R&R stay. Learn more on page 8.


R&R

Recharge. Reset. Refresh.

R&R guests enjoy a blend of activity and free time—your stay can be as scheduled or unscheduled as you choose. Enjoy a stand-alone R&R experience or stay a few days before or after your faculty-led program, and get the best of both worlds. Take advantage of this uniquely nurturing opportunity to rest and restore. We provide the opportunities; you choose what’s right for you. Customize your time with: • Specialty bite-size workshops in a range of topics including creative expression, health, nutrition, lifestyle, and well-being • Daily classes—including meditation, yoga, movement, qigong, and tai chi • Soaking in the infinity-edge whirlpool or enjoying an invigorating steam in the Healing Arts center • Massage and other therapeutic healing arts treatments • Meals at Kitchen Table—the culinary heart of campus • Walks through the quiet beauty of the redwood forest • Exercise at the Fitness Center • Relaxed time at campus cafés and lifestyle shops.

Visit 1440.org/rr for more information

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PHOTO CREDIT: Phyllis Lane | www.phyllislane.com

I love the philosophy behind 1440 Multiversity: the goal of welcoming hard questions and digging deeper into them. I’m excited to be teaching there in February, collaborating with lovely people in a gorgeous setting. Martha Beck 1 4 4 0 M U LT I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y

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Tracking Down Your Purpose AN

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Martha Beck grew up wanting to be an ecologist or a professor. However, after bearing three children while acquiring three Harvard degrees, Martha decided she’d rather just lie down for a few decades. During that time, she became an author and life coach. Her books include: Expecting Adam, Leaving the Saints, Finding Your Own North Star, The Joy Diet, Steering by Starlight, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World, and her brand-new book, Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening. Martha has been a columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine since its inception in 2001 and has been a contributing editor for several popular magazines, including Real Simple and Redbook.

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1440: YOU DESCRIBE THE PROCESS OF FINDING OUR PASSION AND PURPOSE AS SIMILAR TO TRACKING A WILD ANIMAL. HOW ARE THESE ALIKE? MARTHA: I spend about a month a year in South Africa. I have

some friends there who do wildlife habitat restoration, and they took me out into the bush to learn to track animals. At first, I couldn’t “see” anything; then one day I looked at a lion’s print and suddenly I deeply understood what the animal had been doing. Something inside clicked, almost audibly, and from then on every track was like the page of a mystery novel. This click happens to nearly everyone who learns to track, and the first time it happens it’s like the best puzzle you have ever cracked— then it keeps unfolding from there.

1440: DO MEN AND WOMEN GO OFF TRAIL IN THE SAME WAY? MARTHA: We’re more alike than different, but it does sometimes play out differently depending on gender. We each have an essential or natural self, fixed in our genetics, that governs how we act and react. We also have a social or cultural self that follows the rules set down by others. The vast majority of people lose their joy simply because their social or cultural training takes them away from their natural or essential self.

Outwardly, women tend to subordinate their desires and put other people first, becoming caretakers. Or they try to emulate the masculine model and end up getting dissed for it socially. They might also try to do both at once and get shredded by the contradictory demands.

The experience of tracking lends itself really well as a metaphor for figuring out what to do with your life. Your true, deepest self has reactions to things that appeal to it, and these reactions are The male version is what I call the “man cage.” Men evolved to the felt experience of joy or relaxation in the body. Even if you’re be outside doing things like solving problems, making fires, and cut off from your emotions, which a lot of people are, you can building shelters. Instead, they’re under fluorescent lights being feel the effect of joy on your body. If you look ordered about by someone they don’t usually like, for through your life for those things that cause money. If they also have a wife and children they that surge of joy, those are the tracks. If you are expected to completely subordinate their You find the trail through will and their needs and participate in the job follow them, they will take you wherever your life is meant to take you. tracking back to find the last system to care for their family. Many men are slowly in jobs they hate because they’re thing that brought you joy. dying Finding your passion and purpose isn’t good men and want to take care of people. about analyzing your skills and looking for a job that fits them. It’s looking for that surge Jobs are a relatively new invention of society, but that of joy in the body and seeing what you were doing and asking isn’t how nature set things up. It’s a hierarchical work structure what about that thing made you feel that way. Then you look for that doesn’t demonstrably stand up to any rational examination. In another impression along the same track and follow it from there. nature, you go out and encounter the world and make your way. If we don’t question these cultural expectations and just accept them, it can kill us. But there are other ways. 1440: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE LOSE THE TRAIL?

MARTHA: First, there is joylessness, apathy, and tedium. Then there’s a growing sense of unhappiness, and even depression or despair. Going along with that will very often be physical illness. We shut down emotionally and then we shut down physically. All these signals are trying to get us to pay attention. The alarms will get louder and louder and louder until we listen. For me it took 12 years of chronic pain, depression, and anxiety before I realized there were things I had to let go of to follow the path that was mine.

1440: HOW DO WE FIND THE TRAIL AGAIN ONCE WE REALIZE WE’VE LOST IT? MARTHA: You don’t find it by staying in despair and saying, “Where’s my trail? What is my purpose? Tell me what to do.” It doesn’t work that way. You find the trail through tracking back to find the last thing that brought you joy. It’s like a game of getting warmer or getting colder. You find the places in your life where it’s warmer, and warmer, and warmer, and then red hot—then you’ve found it.

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1440: WHAT’S THE EARLIEST TRACK YOU CAN REMEMBER IN YOUR LIFE THAT GAVE YOU A CLUE AS TO YOUR PASSION AND PURPOSE? MARTHA: I remember being three years old and running away from church to play. There was no one out because I lived in a Mormon community and everyone was in church. But I ran away to go play in nature and that’s kind of what I’ve been doing ever since: running away from social forms and “the right way to do things” and just going and playing in the woods. Most people’s earliest memories will hold a kernel of a clue to their purpose.

T h is i n te r v i e w w as co n du cted o n b eh al f of 1440 M ulti v e rsi ty b y Je n n Bro w n , a f reel an ce w r i te r, ed i tor, co n te n t c reato r, an d edu cator.

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Finding Peace and Purpose in Uncertain Times SE E P RO GR A M D E TA I LS AT 14 4 0.O RG/ NT S

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OUR FOOD PROMISE

Kitchen Table

Fresh, vibrant, and nourishing—these words reflect our commitment to energize and delight you with an exceptional dining experience. Omnivores and vegans alike will find plentiful choices at mealtime, all highlighting natural, nutrient-rich ingredients, freshly prepared and served. We source, prepare, and serve local and organic vegetables, rice, grains, legumes, lightly seasoned chicken, fish, and tofu. Abundant with deliciously healthy, homemade selections, our menus feature many cooking styles, from lively lighter fare to hearty homespun favorites and inspired culinary creations.

The meals you’ll enjoy during your stay are homemade and served at Kitchen Table—the heart of sustenance and connection on campus, as in your own home. This is where folks gather and linger to enjoy healthy, mouthwatering meals while sitting cozily by the fireplace or dining al fresco, overlooking the forest canopy.

The fun part of creating the menu at Kitchen Table is the unknown. We base everything we do on what is seasonal, what is fresh. Ke n ny Wo o d s, EXECUTIVE CHEF


HERB EMULSION

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Everyday Gourmet

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Combine all ingredients in a blender and emulsify. Season with salt and refrigerate. A magic sauce to use in a number of ways, this herb emulsion is a tasty dressing for grilled vegetables, pan-seared fish, and salads. It is also great as a marinade to enliven the taste of poultry, tofu, or you name it! Discover more recipes online at 1440.org/recipes

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Healing Arts Exquisite Nurturing and Renewal in the Redwoods

Our luxurious Healing Arts center spread across three purpose-built casitas features 22 treatment rooms, women’s and men’s changing rooms with lockers, steam rooms, and private showers. A quiet indoor refuge and outside deck welcome you to relax before and after treatments. An expansive patio holds a breathtaking infinityedge whirlpool perched over the redwood forest. Choose from a range of revitalizing services, from therapeutic massage to energy work to body treatments. Supported by our skilled practitioners, you’ll discover deep release and the capacity for your body’s innate intelligence to guide you toward wholeness. Visit 1440.org/ha for a full menu of services

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Food brings us together, nourishes our bodies, and is vital to our well-being. Explore practical approaches to meal planning, mindful eating, and spicing up your time in the kitchen so as to delight your taste buds, boost your nutrition, and care for your whole self.

DECEMBER 1 – 3, 2017

JANUARY 21 – 26, 2018

Refining the Senses: The Transformational Potential of Ayurveda

Make Yourself a Priority: Achieve Optimal Health, Fitness, and Wellness

Claudia Welch and Robert E. Svoboda

Brien Shamp

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See pg 74 for details

DECEMBER 17 – 21, 2017

FEBRUARY 2 – 4, 2018

Well Nourished: Mindful Practices for Body, Heart, and Mind

Leanna Immel, Wendy Baron, and Kenny Woods

The 1440 Sampler Weekend See pg 83 for details

Andrea Lieberstein See pg 57 for details

FEBRUARY 9 – 11, 2018

JANUARY 5 – 7, 2018

Fire Up the Romance: Sexy Kitchen's Hands-On Cooking Class

Decode Your Relationship with Food: What Your Cravings, Body, and Weight Are Telling You

Doneliya Deneva See pg 89 for details

Barbara Birsinger See pg 65 for details

JANUARY 7 – 12, 2018

Ayurvedic Detoxification and Yoga: Balancing Practice and Lifestyle Mas Vidal See pg 67 for details

"Listening to your body and following what feels right always leads you to the best choices for your health." Find more information about these and similar programs at 1440.org/eat

— Claudia Welch

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Movement lifts our spirits and takes us beyond the limits of what we’ve experienced before. Whether we are sinking into a new yoga pose or practicing tai chi for the first time, movement is more than physical exercise—it catalyzes our capacity for growth and evolution.

NOVEMBER 9 – 12, 2017

DECEMBER 15 – 17, 2017

Guardian Qigong for Health: Boost Your Inner Power

Wisdom in Every Cell: A Meditation, Mindful Yoga, and Dharma Retreat

Robert Peng See pg 36 for details

NOVEMBER 26 – DEC 1, 2017

All Life Is Yoga: A Purna Yoga™ Teacher Training Aadil Palkhivala See pg 44 for details

DECEMBER 3 – 8, 2017

Off the Mat, Into the World®: Yoga, Purpose, and Action Intensive Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling

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DECEMBER 29, 2017 – JANUARY 1, 2018

Resolve to Evolve: A Bhakti Flow Yoga Immersion Rusty Wells See pg 59 for details

JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 16, 2018

200-hour Self-Awakening Yoga® Teacher Training Don Stapleton and Amba Stapleton

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DECEMBER 8 – 10, 2017

JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 2, 2018

Qigong and Tai Chi for Sleep and Anxiety: An Evidence-Based Approach to Healing

"The more you do yoga, doors open, and the invitation is to simply explore, if you're willing and if you're ready. And if you are, the sky is the limit."

Sylvia Boorstein, Brahmani Liebman, and Jashoda Edmunds

Wisdom Warriors Winter Camp: Evolving a Sustainable Yoga Practice

Master Yang Yang

Desirée Rumbaugh

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Find more information about these and similar programs at 1440.org/move

— Seane Corn PG. 22

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Creativity lives in all of us. By immersing in creative pursuits, we strengthen our capacity to be more inventive and adventurous in all areas of life. Wander into your imagination, trust the process without knowing the outcome, and light up the quiet corners of your brain.

NOVEMBER 5 – 10, 2017

DECEMBER 17 – 22, 2017

Effortless Beauty: Photography as an Expression of Eye, Mind, and Heart

A Brush with Emptiness: Zen Creativity and the Art of Life Alok Hsu Kwang-han See pg 58 for details

Julie DuBose and Michael Wood See pg 33 for details

DECEMBER 29, 2017 – JANUARY 1, 2018

NOVEMBER 24 – 26, 2017

Yoga for Writers Weekend Immersion: Yogic Practice Meets Feral Artistic Authenticity Mark Morford NOVEMBER 24 – 26, 2017

Design Your Own Animated Characters: Drawing Through Observation See pg 42 for details

NOVEMBER 26 – DECEMBER 1, 2017

Deep Writing: Fall Back in Love with Words Eric Maisel

John F. Evans See pg 60 for details

FEBRUARY 4 – 9, 2018

See pg 41 for details

Stephen Silver

New Year’s Writing Retreat: Invite Renewal and Flourish

Artistry and Personal Spirituality: Embodying Creativity in Life, Love, and Work Barnet Bain See pg 87 for details

FEBRUARY 9 – 11, 2018

Writing to Awaken: Memoir as a Path of Transformation Mark Matousek See pg 89 for details

See pg 43 for details

"We believe we know who we are, and we get attached to that narrative, but it crowds out other possibilities for creativity and discovery because, in fact, creativity comes from not knowing."

Find more information about these and similar programs at 1440.org/create

— Mark Matousek PG. 24

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The world today needs better leadership. We are not lacking in cutting-edge discoveries, practical knowledge, and timeless wisdom, but we are in dire need of opportunities to explore these things and put them into practice. Expand your knowledge, and embody a new kind of empowered leadership—one that is more authentic, skillful, and relationally savvy.

NOVEMBER 17 – 19, 2017

JANUARY 7 – 12, 2018

Mindfulness for Leaders: Superior Organizational Results Through Compassionate Leadership

Unbeatable Mind: Leadership Skills for Life Warriors Mark Divine

Barry Margerum

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See pg 40 for details

JANUARY 23 – 25, 2018

DECEMBER 4 – 7, 2017

Foundations of Awareness-Based Systemic Change Peter Senge, Robert Hanig, and Darcy Winslow See pg 50 for details

DECEMBER 15 – 17, 2017

Disconnect to Connect: A Mindfulness Weekend for the Tech Immersed Soren Gordhamer See pg 56 for details

Master Difficult Conflicts: A Training for Leadership Professionals Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler See pg 75 for details

JANUARY 26 – 28, 2018

The Servant Leadership Experience: Serve First, Lead Second Jon Gordon, Ken Blanchard, and Marjorie Blanchard See pg 78 for details

“I often say that leadership is deeply personal and inherently collective. That’s a paradox that effective leaders have to embrace.” — Peter Senge

Find more information about these and similar programs at 1440.org/lead

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How can we keep love alive, enhance our communication with the ones we cherish most, and honor ourselves as we go? Whether it’s a romantic partnership, a family bond, or the love that exists within and around us, all love requires careful tending, mindful expression, and a healthy dose of playful abandon.

NOVEMBER 10 – 12, 2017

JANUARY 26 – 28, 2018

Getting the Love You Want: A Workshop for Couples

Loving Bravely: A Relationship Readiness Course

Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt

Alexandra H. Solomon

See pg 37 for details

See pg 76 for details

NOVEMBER 17 – 19, 2017

FEBRUARY 4 – 9, 2018

Heart of Devotion: A Bhakti Yoga Weekend

Inner Bliss for Sensual Vitality: Mindfulness, Meditation, and Yoga for Enhanced Sensuality and Increased Sexual Confidence

Krishna Das See pg 39 for details

JANUARY 5 – 7, 2018

Womb Mates: Inspiring Mother-Daughter Relationships

Andrea Pennington and Karena Virginia

Theresa Vargo and Lizzy Benson

FEBRUARY 9 – 11, 2018

See pg 66 for details

Couples' Communication Retreat: The Role Mate to Soul Mate Method

See pg 86 for details

JANUARY 18 – 21, 2018

Whatever Arises, Love That: The Love Revolution Begins with You Matt Kahn See pg 70 for details

Warren Farrell See pg 87 for details

FEBRUARY 23 – 25, 2018

The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life Arielle Ford

"We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship."

See pg 96 for details

Find more information about these and similar programs at 1440.org/love

— Harville Hendrix

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Life throws many lessons at us, and demands many skills from us, and yet so rarely do we feel prepared or equipped. How do we learn, grow, and thrive in the face of both beauty and challenge? Step courageously into self-inquiry wtih the guidance and encouragement you need to evolve.

NOVEMBER 3 – 5, 2017

DECEMBER 8 – 10, 2017

Progressive Workshop: Ascending Your Energy, Tune Into Your New Destiny

Timeless Wisdom Training: An Introductory Workshop

Joe Dispenza See pg 33 for details

Thomas Hübl See pg 52 for details

JANUARY 26 – 28, 2018

NOVEMBER 5 – 10, 2017

Life Without Regrets: A Blueprint for Living Your Best Life! James Van Praagh See pg 34 for details

Unleash Your Soul's Potential: Tools to Defeat Your Inner Enemy Phil Stutz See pg 77 for details

JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 2, 2018

The Life Visioning Process

Embodying Our Values In Times of Change

Michael Bernard Beckwith and Julie Moret

angel Kyodo williams

See pg 42 for details

See pg 81 for details

NOVEMBER 24 – 26, 2017

FEBRUARY 2 – 4, 2018

Navigating the Storm: Finding Peace and Purpose in Uncertain Times Martha Beck See pg 84 for details

FEBRUARY 16 – 19, 2018

On Being Gathering Becoming Wise: A Calling for This Age Krista Tippett with special guests and the On Being team See pg 92 for details

"Become committed to expressing the evolutionary urge of your own soul. Embrace the challenge of becoming more you." — Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith PG. 30

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November

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NOV 5 – 10

NOV 5 – 10

Progressive Workshop:

Effortless Beauty:

Soul Motion®:

JO E DISPENZA

JU L I E D U B O SE A N D M I C H A EL WO O D

Ascending Your Energy, Tune Into Your New Destiny

With Dr. Joe Dispenza, rewire your brain and recondition your body to make lasting life changes by learning: • How to liberate energy stored in your body in the form of self-limiting thoughts, unconscious habits, and memorized emotions • To free yourself from the old programs that have held you hostage • Tools and techniques to take home to continue to create and evolve your new reality. Tuition $360 plus 2 nights

VI N N ARJUN A M ARTÍ

To capture and celebrate the stunning beauty of our world through photography, you will need the discipline to align your eyes with your mind and heart. This week, join Julie DuBose and Michael Wood for a creative experience inspired by teachings on perception and expression from Tibetan meditation master and artist Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. You will learn: • How to perceive the world without the overlays of labels, preferences, associations, and thoughts about what you are seeing • To stay in the present moment, ready and available to capture any moment of beauty • Essential elements of photography to help you create images that capture your direct experience.

Soul Motion will transform the way you move across the room and the way you move through your life. In Soul Motion sessions we come together to practice an embodied state of living and being on and off the dance floor. Soul Motion is a dance of remembering your song. You will soar high above any tension and constriction that holds you fixed in views about dance, grace, expression, and being enough. You will jump feet first into openness and curiosity. Soul Motion invites us to experience the excitement, energy, and enlivened presence that dances us all. Got it? Good. Let’s dance! Tuition $420 plus 5 nights

Tuition $505 plus 5 nights JULIE DUBOSE is cofounder and director of the Miksang Institute for Contemplative Photography and Miksang Publications, based in Boulder, Colorado. She is the author of Effortless Beauty: Photography as an Expression of Eye, Mind and Heart, which received the Nautilus Gold Medal Award for Art/Photography in 2014. A principal Miksang instructor, Julie teaches internationally.

JOE DISPENZA, DC, caught the public’s eye as one of the scientists featured in the award-winning film What the BLEEP Do We Know!? Since then, his research has expanded and deepened in several directions—all of which explore how people can use neuroscience and quantum physics to heal illness and enjoy a fulfilled and happy life.

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MICHAEL WOOD is the founder and principal developer of the Miksang Training curriculum out of the Miksang Institute for Contemplative Photography in Boulder, Colorado, and one of the originators of the Contemplative Photography movement in modern photography as a whole. He has been an award-winning commercial photographer in Toronto for 18 years.

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is an award-winning choreographer, global performer, master teacher, and founder and artistic director of Soul Motion, a conscious dance practice. He has been teaching movement for more than 40 years, and in that time has brought Soul Motion workshops to retreat centers, private classes, and teacher trainings throughout the world.

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NOVEMBER

Transform your life in ways you might not even be able to imagine yet! This workshop will get you out of your comfort zone and push you beyond your limitations—you will leave this weekend having experienced powerful and profound shifts.

Freedom to Soar

Photography as an Expression of Eye, Mind, and Heart


NOV 5 – 10

NOV 5 – 10

NOV 9 – 12

NOV 9 – 12

Life Without Regrets:

A Chakra Map for Manifesting Your Dreams:

Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) Weekend

The Wild Edge of Sorrow:

JA MES VAN PRAAG H

AN O DE A J U DI T H

E V E E KMA N A N D RYAN R E DMA N

After more than 30 years spent communicating with Spirit, psychic medium and spiritual teacher James Van Praagh knows the secret to making the most of your time here on Earth.

These extraordinary times require each of us to roll up our sleeves and manifest the actions needed to create a better world.

A Blueprint for Living Your Best Life!

Creating Your Life on Purpose

Once you master and practice these techniques, you will live the life you were sent here to live—a life in harmony with your soul. Tuition $660 plus 5 nights

On a powerful journey through the chakras, you will learn practical tools to: • •

Overcome obstacles that are preventing you from manifesting your true purpose Eliminate negative beliefs, quiet your inner critic, open your heart, and ignite your internal fire Free up your creativity so you can better communicate your personal vision.

Delivered by emotional awareness researcher Eve Ekman and Ryan Redman, director of Flourish Foundation’s school-based Mindful Awareness program, this weekend is appropriate for those with both minimal and extensive contemplative and psychological training. Through evidence-based lecture, self-reflection, guided meditation, and group discussion, you will learn skills of emotional regulation, mindfulness of everyday emotions, sharing joy, and transforming difficulties into meaning in work and life.

F RA N C I S W EL L ER Grief is not only an emotion; it is also a skill. Learn how Francis Weller’s Five Gates of Grief can help us explore the many ways grief touches our lives.

NOVEMBER

Come uncover and conquer old beliefs and patterns, then chart your path for the rest of your life! You will understand how past experiences influence daily life, experience permanent transformation by releasing deep trauma, and learn to use mindfulness and meditation to beat stress and anxiety.

Using the map of the chakra system, Anodea Judith will guide you in a step-by-step plan to accomplish your personal dreams and help you serve the greater good.

Immerse in the wisdom and transformative practices of the Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) training, developed by renowned psychologist Paul Ekman, PhD, and eminent Buddhist scholar B. Alan Wallace, PhD.

Ritual and the Sacred Work of Grief

We will experience grief through guided writing practice, movement, poetry, and singing. Through guided group process and communal ritual, we will identify and work with underlying grief issues, use writing to work with grief, and identify obstacles to expressing grief. Come learn an ancient, indigenous philosophy that uses ritual as a primary means of processing sorrow. Leave with a deepened sense of the importance of community to metabolizing your own grief. Tuition $360 plus 3 nights

Tuition $440 plus 5 nights

Bring your fears, sorrows, joys, and spirit of investigation! Tuition $365 plus 3 nights

EVE EKMAN, MSW, PHD, is a stress, emotion, and empathy postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco’s Osher Center of Integrative Medicine. Eve is an internationally sought-after trainer of emotion regulation and mindfulness skills for clients in technology, health care, criminal justice, law, and education.

JAMES VAN PRAAGH

ANODEA JUDITH, PHD,

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is a pioneer of the mediumship movement and is recognized as one of the world’s most accurate spiritual mediums. Author of Talking to Heaven and Healing Grief, among many others, he has appeared on many national radio and television shows.

is a groundbreaking writer, therapist, spiritual teacher, and one of the country’s foremost experts on the chakra system. She is the author of Wheels of Life; Eastern Body, Western Mind; Creating on Purpose; and The Global Heart Awakens.

is cofounder and executive director of the Flourish Foundation, a social nonprofit dedicated to promoting contemplative practices in communities. He is a certified instructor of Cultivating Emotional Balance and serves as a core faculty member of the Inner Kids program. Ryan has been teaching contemplativebased practices in Sun Valley, Idaho, for the past 15 years.

is founder and director of WisdomBridge. He has spent 33 years as a psychotherapist and 19 years leading grief rituals across the country, synthesizing valuable insights from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures, and poetic traditions. Francis is widely published and a frequent keynote speaker and instructor.

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NOV 9 – 12

NOV 9 – 12

NOV 9 – 12

NOV 10 – 12

NOV 10 – 12

NOV 12 – 17

An Ethical Will Writing Workshop:

Guardian Qigong for Health: Boost Your

Transform Your Yoga Practice: A Body and Mind Weekend

Mindfulness, Intuition, and Inspiration: Open

Yourself Up to the Oneness!

Getting the Love You Want: A Workshop for Couples

S A DI E NA R DI N I

JA MES VA N PRA AGH

H A RVIL L E H ENDRIX A ND H EL EN L A KEL LY H UNT

Qigong Empowerments for Wisdom, Love, and Vitality

So Your Values Live On

Inner Power

ROBER T P ENG

B O B HALPERIN AND S T E VE S EECHE

Join the centuries-old tradition of famous and non-famous people who have been moved to write ethical wills. In an experiential format, you will learn: • How to start the process and authentically express the values and life lessons you wish to share • Methods for linking your personal legacy with your financial and philanthropic legacy • How this process helps you align with how you want to live and lead in your life right now.

Enjoy a 3-day weekend devoted to the pleasurable experience of health and well-being through the flowing, meditative movements of qigong. The connection between health and stress is well-known, and in qigong that relationship depends on the condition of our guardian qi. Guardian qi can be thought of as a shield of energy that runs along the body’s surface; it is created when our internal organs are strong and healthy. In this workshop for people at all stages of life, you will build up your inner power and guardian qi and learn exercises to use at home to continue to generate guardian qi. Tuition $415 plus 3 nights

Time to turbo-boost your fitness practice, amp up your relationship success, and bust out of suffering! This is a weekend to hone in on the dreams you are most passionate about and melt away any obstacles that stand in the way of them. Yoga expert Sadie Nardini will lead you in her signature Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga classes. As you flow, detoxify, and tone, you will learn: • Shortcuts to reaching your fitness goals • Practices to help alleviate pain and suffering • Cutting-edge knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics • Sadie’s 3 Steps to Stop Self-Sabotage, to prepare you for abundance and the opportunities that are meant for you.

Join psychic medium James Van Praagh and shift your perspective straight into the now! Through exercises and immersions, you will open up to your inner knowing and connect to the power of the Universe. Explore the timeless wisdom of your soul and discover that health, happiness, love, and fulfillment are possible. You will learn to conquer negative emotions and focus on the present moment, practice tuning into your soul wisdom for guidance, and master the power of thoughts and words to transform your life. You will take home tools that you can use every day to experience life to the fullest. Tuition $425 plus 2 nights

Tuition $375 plus 3 nights

This weekend, you will learn: • Proven concepts and tools that work in real-life relationships • New ways to talk that remove negativity • How your relationship can heal the wounds of childhood • Caring behaviors that transform any relationship into an instrument of healing and growth.

During this week, Robert Peng will share the fundamentals of qigong to awaken, empower, and integrate three important energy centers that regulate your wisdom, love, and vitality. When these three qualities are activated and harmonized, you transform your energy and improve your relationships and the quality of your life. You will learn Hologram Palm to empower your three energy centers; Breathing Empowerment of the central meridian; Three Treasures Standing Meditation to strengthen your willpower; Four Golden Wheels movement exercise to make your body more supple; and Lotus Meditation to open your heart to divine energies.

Couples new and old, in crisis or in love, and married or unmarried are invited to join this transformative workshop.

You will leave profoundly inspired, with qigong practices for actively continuing your transformational journey.

Tuition $410 plus 2 nights

Tuition $515 plus 5 nights

Tuition $465 plus 3 nights HARVILLE HENDRIX, PHD,

BOB HALPERIN, MBA, is a research affiliate at MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence, where he previously served as executive director. He is also president of Alumni Forum Services, a company that brings Harvard alumni and other executives together for confidential discussions of important business and personal issues, and he was honored as an Eisenhower Fellow in 2002.

S T E V E S E E C H E , J D, is chairman of the board of Mediators Beyond Borders, an international organization that builds skills for peace and promotes mediation. After his 30-year consulting career and meditation training at Harvard Law School, Steve facilitates conversations about life’s meaning, legacies, and communicating with those who will inherit from us and succeed us as leaders.

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is a couples therapist with more than 40 years of experience as a therapist, educator, clinical trainer, author, and lecturer. Referred to by Oprah Winfrey as the “Marriage Whisperer,” Dr. Hendrix has appeared on her show numerous times as a marriage and intimacy expert. He and his wife have coauthored ten books on intimate relationships and parenting.

ROBERT PENG

SADIE NARDINI

Born and raised in Hunan, China, Robert Peng is a world-renowned qigong master and healer. He began studying this ancient Chinese art of wisdom, love, and vitality at the age of eight under the legendary monk Xiao Yao, an enlightened master known for his profound healing abilities and martial arts skill.

is a wellness and yoga expert and the founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga—specific movements, postures, and sequences that bring the body into more core-generated alignment, improving safety and stability while causing a more efficient total body-mind transformation. She is the author of The 21-Day Yoga Body.

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JAMES VAN PRAAGH is a pioneer of the mediumship movement and is recognized as one of the world’s most accurate spiritual mediums. Author of Talking to Heaven and Healing Grief, among many others, he has appeared on many national radio and television shows.

H E L E N L A K E L LY H U N T, P H D , has been an important partner to her husband, Dr. Harville Hendrix, both in the evolution of Imago Theory and the growth of Imago’s global organizational infrastructure. Dr. Hunt is author of Faith and Feminism, an honored inductee into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, and cofounder of Women Moving Millions.

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NOVEMBER

Leaders and successful people of all types often wrestle with questions of how to leave a legacy. In addition to our material success, how do we go about the daunting task of sharing our non-material assets with loved ones?

ROBE RT P E NG

Lay the foundation for creating the thriving relationship you have always wanted together. As you engage in the experiences of this weekend, you will discover the innate healing power of connection and the profound spiritual potential in your intimate partnership.


NOV 12 – 17

NOV 17 – 19

NOV 17 – 19

NOV 17 – 19

Change Your Life with YogAlign®

The Healing Practice of Kundalini Yoga:

Rising Strong™ Workshop for Women

Heart of Devotion:

MI C H E L L E GA N N O N A N D BE T H JA EGE R-SK I G EN

KRISH NA DA S

Keys to Awakening Your Higher Consciousness

MICH AE L L E E DWAR DS

G U RU S I NGH Kundalini is an ancient technology that uses a collection of yoga-based methodologies to awaken human consciousness to its highest potential. The word yoga means to create a union or connection between this physical world and the spiritual realms to produce change. Join master teacher Guru Singh for a joy-filled, inspiring, enlightened, and stimulating program.

YogAlign, created by yogi Michaelle Edwards, shows how good posture can alleviate chronic pain, increase feelings of happiness, keep energy levels high, boost confidence, and support the optimal functioning of all major systems of the body.

Through the science of Kundalini Yoga, you will learn to:

When your posture is aligned, you will return home feeling as though you have the body of your younger self back.

Tuition $380 plus 5 nights

Enhance your physical, emotional, and mental flexibility View life and live from a variety of angles in each moment Overcome disruptive habits and replace them with positive alternatives Release stagnant memories that can hold you back from accomplishing your goals of happiness and fulfillment.

F O R W O M E N O N LY

Whether you are experiencing a personal transition, taking a professional leap, or are interested in how to skillfully continue your personal development, this is a safe and nurturing environment to find the courage you’re looking for. Get the keys to resilience as you discover how to rise from your falls, overcome your mistakes, and face hurt and disappointment in ways that bring more wisdom and wholeheartedness to your life based on the latest groundbreaking research of Dr. Brené Brown. This weekend is a powerful opportunity for you to reclaim and integrate all parts of yourself and celebrate wholeheartedness, in a fun and positive environment.

Quiet your mind and let your heart open while chanting in the tradition of Bhakti Yoga with Grammy-nominated chant artist Krishna Das, known to his fans throughout the world as KD.

NOVEMBER

Our current health-care crisis is actually a self-care crisis. Doctors are trained primarily in urgent care, which means they are not always as good at teaching us what we need to know in order to age well, feel our best from day to day, and find relief from chronic symptoms.

A Bhakti Yoga Weekend

With KD’s down-to-earth presence, and surrounded by dedicated seekers and those new to the practice, you will feel as though you’re hanging out with longtime friends in a comfortable living room. Between chants, with gentle humor and a harmonium in his lap, KD humbly shares anecdotes from his time with Maharaj-ji, Ram Dass, and the Dalai Lama—inspiring and relatable stories to encourge and delight you on the seeker’s path. Tuition $350 plus 2 nights

Tuition $330 plus 2 nights

Tuition $325 plus 2 nights MICHELLE GANNON, PHD, is a clinical psychologist, individual and couples therapist, and workshop leader helping people explore and express their feelings, heal from painful experiences, and create more meaningful lives. Dr. Gannon has been interviewed throughout the media and has attended the International Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ workshop facilitator training program with Dr. Brené Brown.

M I C H A E L L E E D W A R D S , L M T, E-RY T 500,

GURU SINGH

has been a student of yoga for more than 40 years and a teacher for more than 25. Her experience with yoga began under the mentorship of Swami Satchidananda at his first ashram in the United States. She is creator of the DVD and book YogAlign and has been featured in the New York Times.

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is a third-generation yogi, master spiritual teacher, author, and musician who teaches conscious living through the tools of Kundalini Yoga, meditation, “humanology,” and sacred sound. His teachings are inspired by Yogi Bhajan, with whom he studied for 35 years, and his family’s deep connection to the masters of India, including Paramahansa Yogananda.

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BETH JAEGER-SKIGEN, LC S W, is a licensed therapist, individual and couples therapist, and workshop leader with more than 20 years’ experience helping to empower people to have more satisfying relationships and lead meaningful and whole-hearted lives. She is frequently interviewed in the media and attended the International Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ workshop facilitator training program with Dr. Brené Brown.

KRISHNA DAS, known as yoga’s “rock star,” has taken call-andresponse chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time. He has released 14 CDs, and his album Live Ananda was nominated for a Grammy ® Award.

PHOTO CREDIT: Payal Kumar


NOV 17 – 19

NOV 17 – 19

NOV 17 – 19

NOV 24 – 26

NOV 24 – 26

LifeForce Yoga® for Mood:

Liberation from the Inner Critic: A Mindful and

Mindfulness for Leaders:

Compassionate Response to the Judging Mind

Superior Organizational Results Through Compassionate Leadership

The Human Journey:

Yoga for Writers Weekend Immersion: Yogic Practice

M AR K CO L E MA N

BAR RY MARGERU M

An Evidence-Based Protocol for Anxiety and Depression

A MY WEINT RAUB

LifeForce Yoga weaves the power of the ancient discipline of yoga with current scientific findings to help you release what no longer serves you. This weekend, Amy Weintraub, author of the groundbreaking Yoga for Depression, will guide you through a range of evidencebased practices for meeting and managing your mood.

Do you experience the painful negative effects of self-judgment? Do you judge yourself or others as never good enough? Despite how it might feel, you can free yourself from the inner critic for good. Guided by Mark Coleman, you will learn how to replace this common habit with selfcompassion, clarity, and kindness. Through talks, interactive exercises, and techniques, you will learn how to cultivate forgiveness and to develop self-acceptance, selfcompassion, and metta (lovingkindness).

This workshop is appropriate for all levels, including beginners, and several yoga and mental-health professionals will assist Amy.

Come engage in a practical, experiential way to find genuine peace of mind, build a healthy conscience to counter the inner critic, and take yourself less seriously!

Tuition $325 plus 2 nights

Tuition $295 plus 2 nights

Learn proven techniques and documented benefits for becoming a more mindful and compassionate leader. Drawing on established business and mindfulness practices, you will explore the key traits of great leaders and discover how to achieve optimal organizational performance in today’s digital workplace. Through individual and group exercises, discussions, and presentations from leadership expert Barry Margerum, you will explore mindfulness practices for communicating, listening, and leading. This workshop is geared to knowledge workers and those interested in improving their leadership skills. You will come away with a better understanding of how to build a mindfulness-based business culture and your role in it.

Meets Feral Artistic Authenticity

PA M EL A W EI SS

M A RK M O RF O RD

What does it take to tap your internal wisdom and live up to your highest potential? Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey lays out a universal pattern of human development and expression found in myths and stories across the world.

What do gurus and spiritual masters really have to say about creativity and wanton punctuation abuse? Can a good backbend scandalize your nervous syntax? This retreat is embodied spiritual practice meets feral creative authenticity. With sweat. You ready?

Join Pamela Weiss and learn to use Campbell’s model as a framework to help unearth your authentic calling and contribution. You will journey through an archetypal process of transformation— the call, the departure, the struggle, the awakening, and the return—from the inside out. If you are looking to deepen your embodiment of how to live with greater clarity, courage, commitment, and compassion, look no further—this is your first step. Tuition $325 plus 2 nights

NOVEMBER

Take a break from the nonstop movement of your daily life to slow down and learn easeful, effective methods for boosting your mood—and getting unhooked from patterns of negative thinking.

Uncovering Your Calling and Contribution

Discover how writing and yoga influence and inform one another with yogi Mark Morford. Immerse yourself in (moderately) challenging asana sequences alternating with writing exercises and yogic tools. Through vigorous vinyasa yoga, pranayama (breathwork), writing exercises, discussion, and everyday ritual, you will explore how a dedicated yoga practice can free your body’s most constricted energies, release your ego’s death grip on entrenched samskaras (patterns and fixations), and liberate your creative voice.

Tuition $625 plus 2 nights Tuition $325 plus 2 nights

NOV 19 – 24 G IF T YOURS ELF SOME N OURIS HIN G TIME AWAY THIS H OLIDAY. AMY WEINTRAUB, MFA, E-RY T 500,

MARK COLEMAN, MA,

BARRY MARGERUM, MBA,

is the founding director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute and has been a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health for more than 20 years. Her evidence-based yoga protocol for managing mood is used in health-care settings globally and is featured in a number of products, including the award-winning LifeForce Yoga series.

has taught mindfulness meditation since 1997 and worked as a therapist and coach for more than 15 years. He is founder of the Mindfulness Institute and leads teacher trainings in the United States and Europe. He is author of Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic.

has over 30 years of executive and board of director level business experience working in California high technology companies. As the chief strategy officer of Plantronics and a long-term mindfulness practitioner, he introduced Search Inside Yourself, Google’s mindfulness-based emotional intelligence program, to Plantronics in 2012.

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MARK MORFORD

is a meditation teacher, executive coach, and founder and chief wisdom officer of Appropriate Response, which brings Buddhist principles and practices into the workplace. A practitioner of Zen and Theravada Buddhism, she coleads the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader Program and teaches at San Francisco Insight.

has been teaching devotional vinyasa yoga in San Francisco and around the world since 1999. An award-winning columnist and culture critic for SFGate and the San Francisco Chronicle, he is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, the Sun, Sex+Design, and others.

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NOV 24 – 26

NOV 24 – 26

NOV 24 – 26

The Life Visioning Process

Thrive: Science-Based Keys

NOV 24 – 26

Design Your Own Animated Characters:

The Yoga of Voice:

Healthy Empathy ®: How to

R EV. MICHAE L BER N AR D BECKWITH AND J ULIE M ORE T

L AU RA DE L I ZO NNA

You have a life purpose waiting to express itself through you. The question is: are you ready to give your consent to living it?

Happiness hinges not on what we have or do in life but in how we respond to circumstances. No matter what we face, our choices determine the degree to which we discover possibility and experience positivity.

to Happiness

The science of happiness reveals that true happiness is created not found.

One of the first principles to honor in your relationship with yourself is to discover, activate, and trust your inner intuitive voice. This is the way of the heart—the epitome of well-being—and can be accelerated through practice of the Life Visioning Process. Michael Bernard Beckwith has taught this technology to thousands. This weekend he is joined by Julie Moret, and together they will help you break agreements with mediocrity and begin to function at a standard of excellence. You have been given the singular treasure that is your life—how will you use it?

This mindfulness-based happiness workshop is based on Stanford University’s continuing studies’ most popular course, which Laura Delizonna has taught since 2005. You will engage in peer discussions, outdoor meditations, reflections, group discussion, journaling, and one-on-one sharing, giving you the experience and knowledge you need to apply principles of happiness to your personal and professional life.

Drawing Through Observation S T E PHE N S I LV ER

NOV 26 – DEC 1 Deep Writing: Fall Back in

Stand in Your Power

Give Without Giving It All Away

Love with Words

JU RI A N H U G H ES

K A RL A M C L A REN A N D TI N O P L A N K

ERI C M AI SEL

Living by three rules—determination, passion, and desire—character designer extraordinaire Stephen Silver has carved a thriving career working for countless animation studios and teaching worldwide.

Your voice has tremendous healing power. Come as you are to chant, sound, breathe, whisper, roar, laugh, and resonate your way to bliss. These yoga of voice practices can increase mental and emotional courage, calm, and creativity.

Be inspired and empowered by one of the most prolific character designers today as you engage in drawing exercises and sketching people, discussions about the art journey, drawing hikes, and meditation sessions.

Join Jurian Hughes and explore accessible tools to find and release your unique voice and open and strengthen your solar plexus and throat—the energy centers of the body related to personal power and communication.

You will discover your true artistic purpose, learn what it takes to become a full-time professional working artist, and acquire the skills you need to design characters for any type of project.

You will access the potency and healing of producing un-self-conscious sound and take home practices to connect to the unmistakable vibration of truth and joy in your soul.

Tuition $325 plus 2 nights

Tuition $325 plus 2 nights

Reconnect with your love of writing and re-learn how much it means to you. Deep Writing is a process that is both simple in structure and powerful in effect. Join Dr. Eric Maisel and make progress on your writing goals. Each writing session begins with an important lesson. You’ll explore the unique challenges that writers face, and you will learn:

Empathic burnout and compassion fatigue are a constant presence in the working lives of health professionals and caregivers. The most appropriate approach is not more empathy, but intentional, self-enriching, sustainable, and healthy empathy. Health-care leaders Karla McLaren and Tino Plank’s Healthy Empathy program makes empathy understandable, accessible, and manageable. You will explore how to avoid burnout through practices to help you understand empathy clearly, pinpoint your strengths and challenges, and access healthy empathy and self-care.

You will take home tools to help you perform skillful, sustainable empathic work in your professional life and at home.

How to resolve longstanding issues around committing, planning, and doing Ways of generating mental energy, achieving a centered presence, and mastering anxiety Tools for maintaining a productive writing schedule and advice for embarking on a writing life.

Tuition $450 plus 5 nights

Tuition $325 plus 2 nights

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KARL A MCL AREN, MED,

R E V. M I C H A E L BERNARD BECKWITH is an American New Thought minister, author, spiritual teacher, and the founder and spiritual director of the trans-denominational Agape International Spiritual Center. His book Life Visioning received the prestigious Silver Nautilus Award. Michael has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and in his own PBS special, The Answer Is You.

J U L I E M O R E T, author of What’s Your What? How to Ignite Your Unique Brand, is an accomplished speaker and personal coach. She is a minister and member of the executive leadership board at the Agape International Spiritual Center.

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is an award-winning author, researcher, empathy pioneer, and the cocreator of the Healthy Empathy training program. She is the author of The Art of Empathy, The Language of Emotions, and the multimedia online course Emotional Flow.

TINO PLANK, MA, MSN, L AURA DELIZONNA, PHD,

S T E P H E N S I LV E R

JURIAN HUGHES, MFA, E-RY T 500,

is the chief learning officer at Wisdom Labs, a Stanford University instructor, a master teacher for Google’s Search Inside Yourself training, an executive coach, and a professional speaker in leading companies throughout the world. A specialist in positive psychology, Laura delivers science-based solutions for success and happiness derived from insights in neuroscience, positive psychology, and mindfulness.

was born in London, England, and began his professional career drawing for Sea World in 1992. He has designed characters for Disney Television Animation, Sony Feature Animation, and Nickelodeon Animation. He is author and artist of eight self-published books, owns an art school, works freelance, and teaches online and internationally.

is a theater performer known for her passionate, playful, and eloquent teaching style. An adept facilitator, mentor, coach, and writer, she is founder of the Yoga of Voice, a senior faculty member of the Kripalu School of Yoga, and cofounder of A Wild Life Sanctuary™.

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is a nurse educator working in end-of-life care, with a background in hospice grief counseling. Tino has advanced degrees in nursing and multicultural spirituality, has taught postgraduate nursing courses, and is the cocreator of the Healthy Empathy training program.

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ERIC MAISEL, PHD, is the author of more than 40 books and is widely regarded as the foremost creativity coach in the United States. He is founder of the field of creativity coaching and is particularly interested in issues around the creative life, life purpose, mental health, and mental-health reform.

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NOV 24 – 26


NOV 26 – DEC 1

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NOV 26 – DEC 1

Women’s Body Temple:

Comedy Improv for Freedom: The Healing

All Life Is Yoga: A Purna

Embodying the Divine Feminine

P R A N A R EGINA BARRE T T

Power of Laughter

F O R W O M E N O N LY

JACQU E L I NE KA BAT Can comedy save you and the world? Quite possibly! You’ll be amazed that something so fun can be so good for you. When the going gets tough, sometimes the best medicine is not taking things too seriously.

Guided by holistic health expert Prana Regina Barrett, in a supportive circle of women, you will learn to gather the life force energy around you to balance your reproductive health, nourish your energy, and encourage sexual vitality and healing.

This incredibly fun workshop will soothe your spirit in these trying times and give you a boost of much needed lightheartedness. Guided by comedy improv pro Jacqueline Kabat, you will explore the basic principles of improvisational comedy and tap into your personal potential. You will increase your confidence, improve your relationship skills, and learn to creatively deal with a world of uncertainty and change.

Tuition $425 plus 5 nights

Tuition $375 plus 5 nights

A A D I L PA L K H I VA L A Are you ready to let your yoga practice guide you in all areas of your life? Join master teacher Aadil Palkhivala, a disciple of B.K.S. Iyengar, for an immersive study of the foundations of Purna Yoga. This beginner teacher training is an exploration of yoga methodology, alignment-based asana, Heartfull™ Meditation, anatomy and physiology, pranayama, and nutrition. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice, you will learn how to teach using props and adjustments and explore how to ground timeless spiritual truths in your everyday life. Those who are looking to deepen a yoga practice, continue education as a yoga teacher, or want to explore becoming a yoga teacher are welcome. Tuition $895 plus 5 nights

Innovations in EMDR: Transforming Trauma, Mending Attachments, Supporting Resilience EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy EMDR therapy is an art, not a formula to be used the same way with everyone. This conference focuses on how to use EMDR with clients who need more than a traditional approach—clients who require understanding and adaptations in order to heal from trauma. Through presentations, case material, videos of EMDR sessions, and experiential exercises, you will learn methodology for a client-centered, adaptive, and culturally sensitive approach to the treatment of trauma that includes: • Adaptations for EMDR protocols in clinical practice for adults, children, and adolescents • Ideas for how to work cross-culturally in a way that is safe and inclusive • Innovative applications in the treatment of addictions, anxiety, childhood trauma, attachment trauma, and pain. In both the pre-conference and conference, led exclusively by EMDR-trained therapists, you will gain new ways to use EMDR that will enhance and improve your clinical practice. Tuition $725 plus 4 nights (Pre-Conference and Conference) Tuition $625 plus 3 nights (Conference only) For complete pre-conference and conference workshop descriptions, plus more information about the esteemed faculty of EMDR-trained therapists, please visit 1440.org/emdr.

NOV 29 – DEC 3

(Pre-Conference and Conference)

NOV 30 – DEC 3 (Conference)

P R A N A R E G I N A B A R R E T T, E - R Y T, C Y T,

J A C Q U E L I N E K A B AT

AADIL PALKHIVAL A,

is author of Lighter: Living Tantra and founder, lead educator, and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist at PranaHeals and Tantra to Love™. She has been facilitating playful, transformative, and engaging workshops for 30 years while creating a safe container for physical and emotional transformation.

has been involved in all aspects of stand-up comedy, comedy improvisation, and sketch writing since 1997. She teaches improv in theaters, Fortune 500 companies, medical centers, and retreat centers nationwide. She has studied with Amy Poehler and is currently producing a documentary, Comedy Improv Can Save the World.

cocreator of Purna Yoga, is known as a teacher of teachers. He is founder of the Alive and Shine Center in Bellevue, Washington, and author of Fire of Love. He is passionate about helping his students live their yoga.

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SAND CHANG, PHD KIM COOKSON, PSYD SEAN FRANKINO, LCSW, ESQ JENNIFER FREED, PHD RENDY FREEDMAN, MFT MEG GRUNDY, LCSW CONSTANCE KAPLAN, LMFT LEAH LEATHERBEE, LCSW-R JOAN LOVETT, MD, FAAP PRISCILLA MARQUIS, PHD

L AUREL PARNELL, PHD, is a leading EMDR pioneer and expert, developer of Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) and Resource Tapping™, founder and executive director of the Parnell Institute, and author of five books on EMDR.

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C O N F E R E N C E F A C U LT Y

MAGGIE PHILLIPS, PHD JULIE PROBUS-SCHAD, LCSW, MSW CHRISTIE SPROWLS, PHD ALISON TEAL, MFT V I S I T 14 4 0.O R G / E M D R F O R F U L L D E TA I L S

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As part of a yang (male) society, women are looking for balance. Enter the Women’s Body Temple and access the energy, self-discovery, and creativity inherent in your sexuality. Through gentle yoga, qigong, and movement practices, you can harmonize your jing (sexual energy), shen (spiritual energy), and qi (life force) to embody your divine feminine and find the harmony you’re looking for.

Yoga™ Teacher Training

First Annual Parnell Institute Conference


December

DEC 1 – 3

DEC 1 – 3

DEC 1 – 3

Refining the Senses:

Find Your Life Purpose Through Hand Analysis

Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic:

The Transformational Potential of Ayurveda

C L AU D I A W ELC H A N D RO B ERT E. SVO B O DA By using the practices of Ayurveda, especially its daily routines, you can naturally enhance your overall health and longevity and experience ongoing balance and joy. This weekend brings together two experts on Eastern medicine for a workshop that translates Ayurvedic theory and practices into an effective approach to daily and seasonal self-care. You will learn: • •

DARREN M AI N

Do you know the guiding principle behind your life? You can find a clear, usable answer to this question—a detailed life map—right in your hands.

For many people, yoga begins as a physical discipline or a tool to heal an injured body or an overstressed nervous system. Quickly, they discover that physical health is only the beginning.

Join hand analysis expert Richard Unger and explore your life purpose, a deeply personal statement of life intent. You will receive a hand reading, engage in participatory lectures and exercises, and create a life purpose declaration.

In truth, the emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of yoga have never been more relevant or needed, offering a natural expansion and deepening of the physical postures.

You will get a clear, practical picture of your life direction and find the enthusiasm you need to move toward it. As you tap into an ongoing connection to your personal directive, you will create a life purpose compass that can guide you for the rest of your life.

Join internationally renowned teacher and author Darren Main for a weekend of yoga, meditation, and community and leave with a renewed commitment to practice and the inspiration to lead a more holistic lifestyle.

DECEMBER

How refining the senses enhances overall health Practical techniques for well-being as part of a daily routine How to become aware of the senses and be able to discern what they need day-to-day to support their health Specific protocols to implement immediately for enhanced vitality, improved sleep, and a calm mind.

A Weekend Retreat

RI C H A RD U N G ER

Tuition $595 plus 2 nights

Tuition $285 plus 2 nights

RICHARD UNGER

DARREN MAIN

is founder and director of the International Institute of Hand Analysis and one of the world’s foremost authorities on hand analysis. His Life Purpose Analysis is drawn from nearly five decades of intensive research, including the reading of over 60,000 pairs of hands.

is a yoga teacher, meditation instructor, and author. He facilitates workshops and gives talks on yoga and modern spirituality throughout the United States and abroad and is the host of the internationally syndicated podcast Inquire Within. His books include Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic and Spiritual Journeys along the Yellow Brick Road.

Tuition $360 plus 2 nights

CL AUDIA WELCH, DOM, is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, a highly respected Ayurvedic practitioner and educator, and author of several books, including Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science and How the Art of Medicine Makes the Science More Effective: Becoming the Medicine We Practice.

ROBERT E. SVOBODA is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training, he was tutored in Ayurveda, yoga, Jyotish, Tantra, and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. He is author of 12 books, including Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution.

Common Goods carries clothing, jewelry, best-selling books, and unique gifts hand-picked to support and inspire you long after you return home.

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DEC 3 – 8

DEC 3 – 8

DEC 3 – 8

DEC 3 – 8

Mindful Recovery:

Yoga to Establish a New Identity After Loss

Your Life Stylized:

Creating Brave®:

ANTO NI O S AU S Y S

S I E R R A J. S U L L I VA N A N D RO NO K. S MI TH

H EI D I DA RR-H O P E

Awakening to Love

K E VI N GRIFFIN A ND B I L L ALEX ANDER At the intersection of mindfulness practice and the Twelve Step process is a deep, rich path to recovery and a return to joyful living. In recent years, the blend of mindfulness and recovery has brought hope, inspiration, and change to many thousands of those in recovery. Through a range of contemplative practices, including meditation, mindfulness, and lovingkindness, you will practice skills that allow your heart to open and soften while you cultivate a solid connection to your inner strength and wisdom.

Tuition $395 plus 5 nights

Antonio Sausys offers techniques for transforming grief into a source of selfknowledge, including: • •

Sharing and normalizing grief Techniques that address the delicate mechanisms responsible for the grief reaction How yoga philosophy and practice can assist you in going through difficult times.

The tools and wisdom you take away from this weekend allow you to reestablish who you are, after loss, based on your true spiritual essence.

F O R W O M E N O N LY

Are you a woman who craves an easier way to manifest your dreams and desires without having to work harder, do more, or sacrifice yourself in the process? Are you ready to learn what you need to go from burned out to on fire? Empowerment coaches Sierra J. Sullivan and Rono K. Smith will show you how to create profound, lasting shifts in your life by deepening your personal practices and embracing the power of play and femininity. Learn to easily manifest your desires with ease, joy, and pleasure and open your heart to a life you truly love and enjoy waking up to each day.

Healing Through Art

Have you ever felt that words are not enough to express your life? You can deepen your relationship with yourself and your world by exploring a visual, symbolic, soul-filled language, and by learning to create bravely.

Off the Mat, Into the World® Yoga, Purpose, and Action Intensive

Join Heidi Darr-Hope and discover a creative muse in nature and the seasons. In handson studio time you will explore art-making techniques, experience reflective journal writing, and craft your own healing icon. Whether you want to befriend your creativity in new ways, you’ve experienced a lifedisrupting event that fills you with doubt or grief, or perhaps you’ve been struggling with an illness such as diabetes or cancer, Creating Brave is for you. No previous experience is necessary.

DECEMBER

This is a special opportunity to spend time with Kevin and Bill together to learn practices and perspectives to successfully continue your recovery journey.

The grieving process sets in after any form of loss, whether it is the loss of a beloved, a pet, a job, a dream, or your youth. Regardless of one’s belief system, our natural human response to loss, any loss, is grief.

Fun, Fabulous, and Feminine

Tuition $405 plus 5 nights Tuition $375 plus 5 nights

Tuition $395 plus 5 nights

KEVIN GRIFFIN, cofounder of the Buddhist Recovery Network, is a leader in the mindful recovery movement, teaching meditation internationally for almost two decades. Trained at Spirit Rock Meditation Center where he now teaches, Kevin is the author of several books, including, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps.

PG. 48

BILL ALEXANDER

A N T O N I O S A U S Y S M A , R Y T,

is a writer and teacher. He is best known for his book Ordinary Recovery, which has been called “a recovery classic.” He presents workshops nationwide, and was ordained by the Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh as a member of the core community of the Order of Interbeing.

is a somatic psychotherapist and yoga instructor specializing in yoga therapy for people with chronic and acute medical conditions and emotional imbalance. Author of Yoga for Grief Relief, Antonio is a popular radio and television host, co-editor for the website All Things Healing, and teacher at the University of California, Berkeley, and the California Institute of Integral Studies.

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SIERRA J. SULLIVAN AND RONO K. SMITH, often described as a dynamic duo and transformational force, are dedicated to supporting women in creating greater success in life, love, and spirituality. Over the past 30 years, Sierra and Rono have been partners in friendship, business, and love, helping people manifest what they truly desire in life.

HEIDI DARR-HOPE, MFA, has worked as a professional artist and teacher for over 40 years. After losing her six-year-old brother to brain cancer at age 10, she created Healing Icons® to weave together her life experiences and professional art techniques into an interdisciplinary approach. Her art is exhibited nationally and internationally.

Join internationally renowned teachers Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling for a week of yoga, meditation, process work, and ritual. Cofounders of Off the Mat, Into the World, this powerhouse team inspires, trains, and supports yogis in their shared vision of a global shift towards peaceful and sustainable living. Grounded in practice and guided by vision, learn to catalyze conscious, meaningful change in yourself, your community, and the world.

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DEC 3 – 8 Mythic Motion Yoga:

Creating a Conversation Between Story and Body S H A N NON PAIG E Any time we move on the mat, we tell the story of who we are in the world. Join storyteller and yoga teacher Shannon Paige for an immersion in the rich stories, themes, and symbols of Hindu mythology and discover how they can enhance your practice, whether you are a yoga student or a yoga teacher.

An often-neglected aspect of systemic change is that it is deeply personal: leaders who are unable to see their share of the challenges they address are ineffective in nurturing change. Join Peter Senge and Darcy Winslow—both senior lecturers at MIT Sloan School of Management—as they team up with internationally sought-after consultant Robert Hanig to illuminate how systems leadership ultimately guides a community to bring forth realities aligned with people’s deepest aspirations.

DEC 8 – 10

DEC 8 – 10

The Joy of Presence:

Qigong and Tai Chi for Sleep and Anxiety:

Bouncing Forward:

Experience Inner-Directed Energy Awareness™ for Healing M EL A N I E RO C H E It is both a cliché and a truism to say the pace of life is accelerating. We have the potential to know what people are going through globally in real time, yet often we feel disconnected from ourselves and isolated from each other. Deep presence is the antidote. Guided by healer Melanie Roche, creator of the Inner-Directed Energy Awareness method, you will explore how this system of assessment and practices promotes physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. You will also learn to develop presence energetically, in your own body, and how to offer that to others. This program is useful for health-care providers and anyone on a healing journey. Tuition $325 plus 2 nights

Tuition $375 plus 5 nights

A Mindful Approach to Resetting Your Resilience

An Evidence-Based Approach to Healing

M I CHAEL A HAAS AN D SHEI L A HAM I LTON

M A STER YA N G YA N G

Challenges are inevitable in life—we all encounter them. But you can choose whether they lead to suffering or happiness. Learn how to turn stress into strength with resilience researcher Michaela Haas and journalist and storyteller Sheila Hamilton in this workshop on “bouncing forward.”

Sleep is essential to vitality, tranquility, and happiness. Research has indicated that healthy sleep may help attention, immunity, inflammation, chronic pain, weight control, stress, depression, mood, and more. Join Master Yang Yang for a blend of Chinese philosophy, healing, and martial arts with Western science. Experience a fun, accessible program demonstrated by a National Institutes of Health-funded study to have significant positive effects on sleep and anxiety.

Explore Sheila’s mindful mental health technique and Michaela’s tried-and-true methods from the new science of posttraumatic growth. You will find ways to grow compassion, healing, forgiveness, resilience, and happiness in difficult times and take away five strategies to boost your soul’s immune system and gain a deeper understanding of the strength of the human spirit.

Nurture energy, develop the mind-body connection, and return home with an easy, complete routine of movements that bring significant benefits in a short period of time.

Tuition $315 plus 2 nights

Tuition $375 plus 2 nights

MICHAEL A HAAS, PHD, is the author of Bouncing Forward: The Art and Science of Cultivating Resilience. A mindfulness meditator for over 20 years, she combines powerful storytelling with scientific research and spiritual depth. She is the owner of Haas Live!, an international coaching company for media, mindfulness, and communication training.

SHANNON PAIGE, E-RY T 500, is founder of Earth Yoga Studio and the School of Embodied Poetics. A spoken-word artist and poet, she weaves a fluid progression of imagery, poetry, and truth in her transformative classes, talks, trainings, and retreats around the world.

Dec 4 – 7, 2017 Tuition $3,250 plus 3 nights PG. 50

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MELANIE ROCHE, MA,

M A S T E R YA N G YA N G , P H D,

brings a wealth of experience in mind-body healing, meditation, therapy, dance, and theater to the personalized programs she leads for thought leaders, entrepreneurs, patients, and health-care practitioners. She is a former faculty member of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and is author of Thriving Through Cancer.

is a traditionally trained practitioner and teacher of qigong and tai chi. He has lectured at Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, Harvard Medical School, the National Institutes of Health, and others. Author of Taijiquan: The Art of Nurturing, The Science of Power, he is founding director of the Center for Taiji Studies.

S H E I L A H A M I LT O N has won five Emmys® for journalism and is author of All the Things We Never Knew. Her storytelling resume spans film, commercial television, radio, and print. She hosts Portland’s Kink show, writes for About Face Magazine, and serves as board member at Girls Inc. and the Flawless Foundation.

P E T E R S E N G E , P H D, RO B E R T H A N I G , A N D DA RC Y W I N S LOW

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You will spend time embodying and feeling through Shiva and Shakti, Bhrama and Saraswati, Vishnu and Lakshmi, Ganesha, and Hanuman. Diving deep into a process of self-discovery, you will explore powerful tales and teachings in the art of storytelling and how to effectively weave myth into story-sequenced, Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga and restorative yoga.

Foundations of Awareness-Based Systemic Change

DEC 8 – 10


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DEC 8 – 10

DEC 8 – 10

DEC 10 – 15

DEC 10 – 15

Timeless Wisdom Training:

Broga® Yoga Weekend:

Ecstatic Spiritual Awakening Through Music and Mantra

Fitness Boot Camp

Yoga in Daily Life:

An Introductory Workshop

Movement, Strength, and Inspiration

The Yoga of Sound:

T H O M AS HÜB L

ROBE R T S I DOT I

RU S S I L L PAU L

FOR MEN AND WOMEN

The yoga of sound (Nada Yoga) is an ancient tradition within Indian spirituality that uses sound as a medium to realize the goals of yoga. Come learn how to use sound as catalyst for self-healing and attain a deeper perception with Spirit.

Do you feel called to connect with likeminded spiritual seekers? Are you ready to serve in these intense times of global, ecological, economic, and cultural change? Join spiritual teacher Thomas Hübl, a modern day mystic dedicated to healing cultural and individual trauma, for an introduction to Timeless Wisdom Training.

Tuition $350 plus 2 nights This weekend is a prerequisite for the Timeless Wisdom two-year training.

Join Robert Sidoti, creator of Broga—yoga geared especially to guys, or “bros”—and tap into your physical and emotional strength with a deep yoga workout. You will explore the best core-strengthening, muscletoning, cardio-working, stress-reducing yoga postures linked with functional movement and fitness exercises. Find ease in movement by releasing tension and increasing mobility without losing your edge. Broga is optimized for men, but is open to all—including those who can’t touch their toes!

Sound healing pioneer Russill Paul will guide you through vocal expressions, tongue placements, and mudras, combined with live music and sacred movement, to help you tap profound states of consciousness. Take home a rejuvenated spirit and a sense of inner freedom, a deeper connection to self and the Divine, and accessible methods to release stress, create balance, and awaken energy in your chakras.

There’s no better time than winter to rev up your workouts so you can stay healthy and strong and mitigate the stress that accumulates during the holiday season. In this highly experiential program for physically active individuals, fitness experts Stein-Erik Skaar and Karmin Skaar lead you in a variety of high-intensity fitness training techniques, including calisthenics, weight training, TRX® Suspension Training, TRX Rip Training, battle rope techniques, and agility drills. You will also learn strategies for interval training, protocols for recovery, creative approaches for taking your workouts outside, and nutritional guidelines for optimal health. Tuition $475 plus 5 nights

Empowering Practices for Happiness and Fulfillment RI N A JA K U B OW I C Z Tap into your truth! We each hold the formula for a successful, joy-filled life—and learning how to access it is the key. Join yoga teacher Rina Jakubowicz for practices to help you do just that, while keeping your body feeling great and your mind centered during the holiday season. This is an inspiring, life-changing experience that will help you create a personal plan for a life you’ve always imagined for yourself. You will take away fun, memorable experiences and begin your holiday season with an empowered and healthy approach. Tuition $395 plus 5 nights

DECEMBER

Contribute to cocreating a “we-space,” a field where people can grow and develop while feeling safe, connected, and supported. Through an introduction to the Theory of the Mystical Principles, guided meditation, group exercises, and silent reflection, you will open the doorway to a profound life of authentic expression, service, and alignment with the Absolute.

Yoga isn’t often viewed as a masculine pursuit in popular culture. Yet even professional athletes and icons of American masculinity practice yoga for countertraining and injury recovery.

STEI N-ERI K SK A A R A N D K A RM I N SK A A R

Tuition $295 plus 2 nights

Tuition $350 plus 2 nights

DEC 10 – 15 STEIN-ERIK SKAAR

THOMAS HÜBL

ROBERT SIDOTI, E-RY T 200,

RUSSILL PAUL

offers a unique approach for living as a “mystic in the marketplace.” He guides people to a deeper level of self-awareness and personal “response-ability.” A regular featured speaker worldwide, Thomas is a sought-after private advisor to social entrepreneurs, business leaders, government officials, and spiritual aspirants.

is a yoga instructor and personal trainer who created Broga to bring the benefits of yoga to more men. He leads workshops and retreats nationally, combining his vast expertise as a health and fitness professional with a deep commitment to yoga and men’s health.

is founder and director of the Yogic Mystery School™ and a pioneering figure who introduced the sonic aspects of yoga to North America. Combining world-class musicianship with exceptional teaching ability and direct spiritual experience, he teaches how to heal, rejuvenate, and awaken intense spiritual awareness.

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is an avid outdoorsman and sportsman, certified as a personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise. Whether trail running, mountain biking, triathlon training, surfing, skating, snowboarding, rock climbing, or boot camping, Stein-Erik has been able to reach his goals and inspire others to reach theirs.

KARMIN SKAAR began her fitness career with Skaar Fitness by assisting with outdoor boot camps regularly in 2009. She is now its event manager and main strategist. Karmin has extensive knowledge in nutrition, interval training, strength training, cardiovascular training, flexibility training, and suspension training. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in her arsenal.

FITNE SS OVER FE A S TIN G

Transition gracefully into the holiday season with an extra dose of selfcare during Fitness Over Feasting week. Choose from an array of movement and well-being programs.

RINA JAKUBOWICZ is known for her uplifting approach to yoga. Recently relocated to Los Angeles from her hometown of Miami, she is featured on Gaiam TV and in many magazines. She is creator of the Snooze Yoga app and Super Yogis’ Schoolhouse, a pioneering yoga curriculum for children and teens.

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DEC 10 – 15

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DEC 10 – 15

5Rhythms®: Transformation

Aromatic Alchemy:

Share the Benefits of Yoga:

S Y LV I E MINOT

ALLI S O N S T I L L MAN

Movement can be a tool for discovery and transformation. Join movement teacher Sylvie Minot and (re)discover joy through Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms, a moving meditation practice that brings greater awareness of the body and new insight into how emotions are held in the body—and how blockages are released through movement.

Immerse yourself in transformative aromatherapy and learn to awaken consciousness with essential oils with acclaimed aromatic alchemist Allison Stillman, who has 30 years of practical experience in this ancient sacred art.

Through Movement

Each of the five rhythms represents energy patterns in the body: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness. You will delve into each rhythm each day through moving exercises, dancing, and guided group exercises.

Enrich your connection to life with aromatic and energetic therapies by exploring the aromatic arts—how to use essential oils to heal body, mind, and spirit—and learn timetested anointing techniques and rituals you can use daily. You will also explore energetic therapies to harmonize your heart center and reprogram your subconscious mind. Take home tools for awakening and deepening your true essence, as well as a wonderful body of knowledge for life-changing self-care.

Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher Training Certification ™

L AKS H MI VO EL K ER Do you have students, clients, or patients who can’t get down onto the floor due to age, weight, disability, or inflexibility? Would you like to teach yoga at hospitals, senior centers, or nursing homes? By adapting traditional yoga poses to a chair, you can bring the therapeutic benefits of yoga to those unable to take part in even a gentle class. In this training, you will learn to: • •

• Tuition $395 plus 5 nights

Tuition $395 plus 5 nights

Teach a one-hour therapeutic chair yoga class Choose appropriate postures and breathing techniques according to individual needs Discern levels of flexibility and identify precautions and contraindications Understand anatomy and alignment for chair poses.

DEC 15 – 17

Tune Up Your Teaching with YOGAMAZÉ

Wisdom in Every Cell:

N OA H M A Z É Are you ready to challenge both your asana and teaching practice? Join Noah Mazé for five daylong, in-depth asana workshops: standing poses, vinyasa poses and transitions, sitting forward bends, back bends, and integrated body/mind/ heart openers. You will delve into different aspects of teaching, including an introduction to YOGAMAZÉ sequencing templates for all levels, refining communication, keen observation, vinyasa sequencing and transitions, and subtler aspects such as storytelling and ethics. No matter which yoga tradition you are from, you will awaken to principles that will empower you to open safely and powerfully to a full-spectrum practice and take home an effective instruction toolkit that will take your teaching to new levels. Tuition $875 plus 5 nights

A Meditation, Mindful Yoga, and Dharma Retreat

SY LV I A B O O RSTEI N, B RA H M A N I L I EB M A N, A N D JA SH O DA ED M U N D S Distinguished teachers Sylvia Boorstein, Brahmani Liebman, and Jashoda Edmunds lead this weekend journey of learning—with the whole mind and body—to touch the wisdom within every cell. Meditation, mindful yoga, and dharma teachings practiced together provide a profound way to liberate the mind from habits that cause suffering. Through both direct insight and inspiration, we can recognize that peace is possible in each moment regardless of life’s changing conditions. This retreat will be filled with periods of sitting and walking meditation along with dharma teachings that will be recapitulated and integrated with the body in a mindful yoga practice.

DECEMBER

Discover your home rhythm while drawing life-changing lessons from the dance, and leave with a sense of heightened wellbeing, joy, and connection to your body.

Awaken Your Deepest Essence

DEC 10 – 15

Tuition $370 plus 2 nights

Tuition $525 plus 5 nights

S Y LV I E M I N O T

ALLISON STILLMAN

L AKSHMI VOELKER, E-RY T 500,

NOAH MAZÉ

is the executive director and founder of the nonprofit Syzygy Dance Project. A movement teacher since 2000, Sylvie has taught weekly 5Rhythms dance classes and workshops throughout the United States and in Mexico.

has been a student of aromatherapy, alchemy, and spirituality for more than four decades. Her groundbreaking book The Sacred Art of Anointing continues to educate people about the ancient art of anointing and the spiritual and religious use of essential oils throughout history.

has more than 45 years of experience in the fitness industry, specializing in office, senior, and adaptive/disabled fitness. A pioneer in creating fun, customizable yoga and mindfulness sequences for a broad audience, she developed Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga in 1982 and has certified more than 1,400 teachers nationally and internationally.

is recognized as one of the most advanced yoga practitioners and an accomplished teacher of yoga teachers. Founder of Noah Mazé Yoga in 2003 and YOGAMAZÉ in Los Angeles in 2012, Noah offers students and teachers worldwide an evolving curriculum of clear, powerful, tangible yoga knowledge.

S Y LV I A B O O R S T E I N , M S W , P H D , BRAHMANI LIEBMAN, MSED, E-RY T 500, AND JASHODA EDMUNDS, E-RY T 500 Sylvia Boorstein (center), a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center, has been friends and colleagues for years with Brahmani Liebman (right) and Jashoda Edmunds (left). Individually, they each bring more than 40 years of experience to their mindful meditation and yoga retreat programs, and together they interweave the Buddhist and yogic perspectives with joy and lightness of heart. TO R E A D F U L L B I O S, V I S I T 14 4 0.O R G / W I EC

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DEC 15 – 17

DEC 15 – 17

DEC 15 – 17

DEC 15 – 17

DEC 17 – 21

Disconnect to Connect:

Ease into the Holidays:

Winter Solstice Celebration: Deepen Your

Transform Yourself Through Jewish Wisdom:

Well Nourished:

A Mindfulness Weekend for the Tech Immersed S O R EN GO RDHA M E R In this fast-paced digital age, where we are inundated with a constant stream of information, it is easy to get distracted and forget who we really are. Apple cofounder Steve Jobs said that when your mind is calm, “that’s when your intuition starts to blossom.” Soren Gordhamer takes his cue from Jobs in this weekend of mindfulness for those in the tech industry. You will unhook from your phone; learn mindfulness practices to connect to your mind, body, and heart; and discover what happens when you connect with yourself, others, and nature. You will leave with proven ways to combat stress, anxiety, and burnout.

CHR I S TA R E Y NO L DS A ND M IRA BA I WAR KU LW I Z

MAR T HA W I L L I A M S A ND DA PH NE TSE

Open to your inner light by taking time to turn inward, restore, and release the year’s busyness. This is a perfect time of year for reflection, rest, and rejuvenation, and for finding a deeper connection to ourselves and our conscious community.

Celebrate the changing seasons and the winter solstice with gentle yoga, deep relaxation, and joy. The solstice is a time to slow down, quiet your mind, reflect on the past year, and set your intentions for what lies ahead.

Join Christa Reynolds and Mirabai Warkulwiz on a journey of resounding joy. You will experience “kunda-hatha-lini” yoga, restorative yoga, chakra meditation and clearing, kirtan and song, sound healing, and a gong bath.

Yoga teacher and shamanic healer Martha Williams and yoga teacher and musician Daphne Tse will help you deepen your connection to soul and spirit through movement, ritual, and ceremony. Drawing on shamanic teachings about the meaning and gifts of the yuletide season, time for reflection will be balanced with song, dance, and celebration—mirroring the balance of light and dark embodied in the solstice. All are welcome.

Give yourself the gift of time, space, community, and self-love. Open your heart and voice to share love, joy, and harmony with your loved ones over the holiday season. Tuition $325 plus 2 nights

C H R I S TA R E Y N O L D S is an Ayurvedic lifestyle practitioner and a Jyotish, or Vedic astrologer. For over 20 years, she has studied various styles of yoga, including Ashtanga, vinyasa, Yin, Kundalini, Anusara, and Iyengar, developing her own unique style of flow, alignment, and meditation.

SOREN GORDHAMER

M I R A B A I WA R K U LW I Z

is the founder and host of Wisdom 2.0, the annual event exploring living with greater mindfulness and wisdom in the digital age. The author of Wisdom 2.0, Soren has interviewed many leaders in the technology community—including the founders of Facebook, Twitter, and eBay—on ways to consciously engage in our time.

is a yoga teacher and professional kirtan devotional musician. She holds over 1,000 hours of certifications in asana, pranayama, meditation, and kirtan in the classic Integral Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga, YogaWorks, and restorative traditions. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Exploring the Spiritual Discipline of Mussar

G REG M A RC U S A N D N A N C Y W EI SS Imagine what it would mean to be the best version of yourself; to be a true “mensch,” a person of extraordinary character. Harness the wisdom of the 1,000-year-old Jewish spiritual discipline of Mussar and refine your path of personal and spiritual growth with Mussar teachers Greg Marcus and Nancy Weiss. Teach your heart by doing—engage in fun activities like mindfulness and art practices to connect to your inner voice, journaling for self-reflection, and guided text study for knowledge and wisdom. You will go home with a personal action plan for how to live and work with gratitude, patience, compassion, truth, and joy.

Mindful Practices for Body, Heart, and Mind A N D REA L I EB ERSTEI N Do you long to have a healthier relationship to food? Through mindful eating and meditative practices, you can enjoy the ease that comes from bringing your relationship with what you eat back into balance. Under the guidance of mindfulness-based nutritionist Andrea Lieberstein, you will explore foods, practices, and activities that nourish your whole self. We will also focus on cultivating mindful awareness of the body through gentle yoga, seated and walking meditation, and nonjudgment. Explore the roles of lovingkindness, mindful self-compassion, and nature awareness as well as the guidelines for healthy living. Tuition $355 plus 4 nights

Tuition $325 plus 2 nights

MARTHA WILLIAMS, MSW Martha Williams’ passion for health, well-being, and dynamic spiritual connection informs all. She draws on the ancient wisdom practices of yoga and shamanism— rich sources of balance, empowerment, and wellbeing. A trained clinical social worker and certified yoga teacher, she studied shamanic practice in Ireland, Maine, and Peru’s sacred sites.

DAPHNE TSE is a spirited, soulful singer, yogini, and teacher. She has studied music at the University of Texas in Austin, The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, and Berklee College of Music in Boston, and with kirtan master Jai Uttal. She has released three albums, Mata, Finding Water, and Samahita Live.

GREG MARCUS, PHD, a former marketing professional in Silicon Valley, has been practicing and facilitating Mussar for five years. He is the author of The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions: Finding Balance Through the Soul Traits of Mussar, and is the founder of American Mussar.

N A N C Y W E I S S , LC S W,

ANDREA LIEBERSTEIN, MPH, RDN,

is a psychotherapist, spiritual director, and Mussar facilitator. Her private practice blends depth psychology, dream work, and expressive arts. She facilitates Mussar groups in Los Angeles and leads online trainings for rabbis and lay students worldwide.

is a mindful eating instructor, coach, mindfulnessbased registered dietitian nutritionist, and yoga instructor. She is author of Well Nourished, and for more than 20 years has been leading mindfulness meditation and mindful eating trainings and helping clients with weight management, body image, health, and stress-related issues.

DECEMBER

Tuition $360 plus 2 nights

Yoga and Chanting to Tend Your Inner Light


DEC 17 – 22

DEC 17 – 22

DEC 29 – JAN 1

DEC 29 – JAN 1

DEC 29 – JAN 1

A Brush with Emptiness:

Five Element Qigong

Transform Stress:

Resolve to Evolve:

JourneyDance™:

RU ST Y W EL L S

TO N I B ERG I N S

Set yourself up for a great year by diving deep into your body, mind, and heart in a Bhakti Flow Yoga New Year’s retreat with teacher Rusty Wells.

What would it feel like to love yourself even more? Would you like to reclaim your voice, explore the connection between mind, body, and emotion, and meet your inner shaman?

With Bhakti Flow Yoga, you will tap into your abundant reservoir of inspiration. Beginning with a clear intention to let go of what no longer serves you, you will experience the healing potential of practicing yoga with unconditional love and devotion.

Join Toni Bergins, founder of JourneyDance, for a special New Year’s celebration that combines dance, guided visualization, and free expression. This is an invitation to part ways with old habits that are no longer serving you and open to new possibilities for 2018. This ecstatically fun and deeply liberating program invites you to embrace your body, share healing energy, reignite your passion for life, and elevate your vibration.

Zen Creativity and the Art of Life A LO K HS U KWAN G-HAN Open your eyes to Zen as art and art as Zen. Master calligraphic painter Alok Hsu Kwang-han will show you the way to create beautiful calligraphic images from the stillness of your being. Each morning begins with an hour-long meditation combining movement with stillness. You will begin to savor resting in presence and moving from emptiness, Alok’s “method-less method” of Zen creativity, integral to our own healing and awakening. You receive three brushes designed by Alok and learn to hold them as friends and paint with the mindset of a beginner—present, available, and playful.

SIF U MAT T HE W CO HE N Qigong is an ancient Asian system of health and self-development. Its slow, circular, repetitive movements invoke a sense of inner peace and relaxation. The practice involves meditation and movement, which develops internal calm and brings the body into greater harmony. The ancient Chinese scholars believed that the universe consists of five basic elements—metal, water, wood, fire, and earth. Five Element Qigong works with these elements and what they correlate to within our bodies. Join Sifu Matthew Cohen for an immersion into this qigong practice, which is done in alternating intervals of standing poses and walking meditation, and take home a complete practice you can use in your daily life.

S U DH A C ARO LY N LU N D EEN Yoga, meditation, and Ayurvedic practices can reverse the negative effects of chronic stress on the body and mind and help you step into a life of greater ease and health. Guided by Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, who has over 30 years of experience and a mix of traditional and contemporary healing techniques, you will explore ways to achieve your natural relaxed, grounded state of being through Ayurvedic selfcare practices, breathing techniques, and restorative and active yoga practices to calm the mind. Regroup after the holidays and prepare for the new year by building renewed strength and resilience. You will leave feeling relaxed and rebalanced with personal practices that you can build upon at home.

A Bhakti Flow Yoga Immersion

As you develop and apply yourself to your own practice, you find the confidence it takes to share the teachings with your most authentic voice. Come prepared to awaken to the call of compassionate service while you sweat and sing.

Elevate Your Vibration

Tuition $330 plus 3 nights

DECEMBER

Tuition $425 plus 5 nights

Tuition $635 plus 5 nights

A Retreat to Build Resilience and Inner Strength

Tuition $385 plus 3 nights

Tuition $375 plus 3 nights

DEC 22 – 29

ALOK HSU KWANG-HAN

S I F U M AT T H E W C O H E N , E-RY T 5 0 0,

is a Zen calligraphic painter from China whose work is a confluence of the beauty of Chinese calligraphy, the spontaneity and depth of Zen, and the evolution of healing in Western psychotherapy. He is the subject of the feature documentary Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude.

is founder and creator of Sacred Energy Arts, an integrated system of health and self-development drawing from yoga, qigong, and martial arts. Matthew developed this method after discovering that even though yoga, qigong, and the internal martial arts each stand alone as great health systems, together they create a complete practice.

S U D H A C A R O LY N L U N D E E N , R N , E-RY T 500, is a senior faculty member at Kripalu Center, where she leads a variety of healthy living, yoga, and meditation courses, including 500- and 1000-hour level professional yoga teacher trainings. She works with clients privately and leads workshops internationally.

RUSTY WELLS

TONI BERGINS, MED,

is a San Francisco–based yoga teacher and creator of Bhakti Flow Yoga, a synthesis of Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of devotion) and vinyasa flow, which emphasizes a seamless connection between breath and movement. Rusty is author of Bhakti Flow Yoga: A Training Guide for Practice and Life.

founder and director of JourneyDance, is an artistic alchemist and passionate catalyst for people to transform their angst into art and their vulnerability into strength. Over the past 20 years, she has helped thousands of people find a new sense of self-esteem, inner wisdom, emotional health, spiritual practice, and total well-being.

G IF T YOURS ELF SOME N OURIS HIN G TIME AWAY THIS H OLIDAY.

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DEC 29 – JAN 1

DEC 31 – JAN 5

New Year’s Writing Retreat: Invite Renewal

New Year’s Massage and Movement Retreat for Two

Relax, Reset, and Celebrate: A New Year’s

Awake in the New Year:

J O H N F. E VA N S

A LCO C H A N A N D M OA N A D I A M O N D

and Flourish

Writing isn’t only for those who consider themselves writers. Anyone can sit down with a pen and paper and dive into writing as a transformative tool for greater selfawareness, growth, and healing. In this special program at this auspicious time of year, John Evans will guide you in carefully chosen writing prompts to help you bring closure to the old year and begin the new one with a fresh vision for health, vitality, and your best possible life. Through this evidence-based program, you will learn seven types of writing as you honor the experiences of the past year and transition into 2018.

Guided by movement specialists Alco Chan and Moana Diamond, you will immerse yourself in Alco’s Body Optimalization method—an eclectic combination of Eastern and Western principles of healing through bodywork aimed at sculpting the body, correcting muscle imbalances, restoring function, and promoting graceful freedom of movement. You will learn a full-body massage sequence, basic anatomy, and basic dance steps and exercises you can take home to share the benefits of relaxation and body movement with your loved ones.

WA H !

D EB ORAH ED EN TULL

The holiday season can take a toll on the body and mind. Celebrate your life with Wah! Nurture yourself, reset, reflect, and get away from your normal routine with yoga, meditation, and healing sounds.

Take a sacred pause as you prepare to transition to a new year, and set the stage for transformation and new possibilities in 2018. Join meditation teacher Deborah Eden Tull in this retreat to deepen your practice of meditation and mindfulness and participate in the powerful process of setting conscious intentions.

Enjoy morning meditation sessions and yoga classes to calm the mind and energize the body; self-care practices for stress reduction; sound-healing exercises; and high-energy kirtan to ring in the New Year with an open heart and a brighter spirit. Relax your body, activate your heart, and welcome bliss in your life. You will return home with stress-reducing practices and open to more joy and well-being.

This approach to setting New Year’s resolutions is not about creating a program of self-improvement—it’s about setting off on a course of self-acceptance and conscious choice. It’s a celebration of who you really are. Enter 2018 ready for growth and change, as you fully align with your heart’s intentions. Tuition $380 plus 5 nights

DECEMBER

Tuition $335 plus 3 nights

Spend your New Year’s holiday connecting with your partner, a friend, or a family member and learn how to enliven and heal your body through partner massage, dance, and gentle movement.

Retreat to Activate the Heart

Meditation and Conscious Intentions for 2018

Tuition $350 plus 3 nights

Tuition $385 plus 3 nights

A L C O C H A N , P T, has been a licensed physical therapist, bodyworker, and massage therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area for 18 years, a career he pursued after rehabilitating from a severe back injury. Recognized by the AMA as a low back and hip specialist, he is creator of the Body Optimalization Method.

J O H N F. E V A N S , M A T, E D D , is a writing clinician and integrative health coach who has taught journaling and writing for self-development for more than 30 years. He is coauthor, with James Pennebaker, of Expressive Writing: Words that Heal and is founder and executive director of Wellness & Writing Connections.

MOANA DIAMOND began her exploration of healing through therapeutic movement after suffering injuries as a theater performer and dancer. A certified Pilates instructor, she has taught Pilates and dance for more than 10 years, appears in original cabarets, and performs internationally.

WAH!

DEBORAH EDEN TULL,

teaches women’s leadership trainings, soundhealing workshops, and yoga teacher trainings, and performs healing concerts throughout the United States. The first female to bring kirtan music to the West in the 1990s, Wah! performs and lectures across the country.

founder of Mindful Living Revolution, is a Zen mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability educator. She teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of life. Deborah spent seven years training as a monk at a silent Zen monastery and has been living in and teaching about sustainable communities for more than 20 years.

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JAN 1 – 5

JAN 1 – 5

JAN 1 – 5

Foundations of Qigong:

JourneyDance™:

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci:

Eastern Wisdom for Western Minds C H RI S SH ELTO N

Qigong is the “new yoga.” No matter your age, fitness level, or mobility, you can start off the new year with this high-energy, fun, 5-day program and dive deep into the foundations of qigong. With medical qigong expert Chris Shelton, you will learn: • How to use breath, posture, and intent to positively affect the well-being of your body, mind, and spirit • Simple meditations to restore harmony and balance to your inner and outer life • How the five elements manifest in our bodies and what happens when elements are out of balance • Gentle, anyone-can-do-them movements to accelerate healing and alleviate chronic pain.

Move into a New Story

Seven Steps to Genius Every Day

TO N I B ERG I N S

M I C HAEL G ELB

Would you like to make significant changes in your life with joy, shift patterns that no longer serve you, and upgrade the wiring of your nervous system?

Thinking creatively, learning faster, and leading change—these abilities are at a premium in a highly competitive global business environment. Come learn directly from Michael Gelb, author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, and partake in the wisdom of this master.

Join JourneyDance founder Toni Bergins and move forward in your personal evolution by stepping out of old patterns and into a new story. Experience the power of dance techniques, somatic awareness, and supportive energetic touch to transform your life.

You will explore a dynamic program that brings da Vinci’s genius to life through fascinating biographical and historical information; an introduction to thinking “à la Leonardo” through his seven principles for optimizing potential; and practical exercises to guide you in applying them for a more creative, productive life.

Through physical and energetic practices you listen to your heart’s calling and learn to align with your essence so you can more deeply connect with your true self and others as well, with funky fun and wild, powerful freedom!

Tuition $425 plus 4 nights

Tuition $365 plus 4 nights

Tuition $375 plus 4 nights

JANUARY

C H R I S S H E LT O N ,

TONI BERGINS, MED,

MICHAEL GELB

a certified qigong practitioner and teacher, is also an author, professional speaker, workshop leader, and award-winning martial artist. In 1988, studying with some of the most revered Chinese medicine masters, he started his own medical qigong practice supporting diverse individuals from youth to Special Olympic athletes to professional fighters.

is an artistic alchemist and passionate catalyst for people to transform their angst into art and their vulnerability into strength. Over the past 20 years, she has helped thousands of people find a new sense of self-esteem, inner wisdom, emotional health, spiritual practice, and total well-being.

is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. Author of 14 books, he leads seminars for DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, Roche, and YPO, and brings over 35 years of experience to his diverse, international clientele.

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JAN 5 – 7

JAN 5 – 7

JAN 5 – 7

JAN 5 – 7

JAN 5 – 7

New Year’s Hiking and Yoga Retreat

Turn Your Passion into Your Career: A Weekend

Navigating Change:

Decode Your Relationship with Food:

The Budokon System:

for Entrepreneurs

Conscious Endings, Visionary Beginnings

Liberate Your Body and Stretch Your Mind:

L AU RE N I MPAR ATO

C H R I S T I NE WA RREN

Sometimes we seek success by pretending to be someone we are not. Is it possible to align your career with the life you love? And if you did, what would you do next?

Change transforms our lives—that is inevitable. But how can we skillfully manage it in order to have conscious endings and visionary beginnings? You can learn to draw lessons from your past, discover the wisdom of the present moment, and envision new beginnings with joy and clarity.

B A RB A RA B I RSI N G ER

Delve into Christine Warren’s life-transforming system of tools for navigating change and her life-changing Four Phases of Change: Integrating Your Past, Living in the Mystery, Your Phoenix Rising, and Creating Your Vision.

Learn to interrupt unwanted or detrimental behaviors with The Behavior Decoding Method™, an innovative step-by-step system created by Barbara Birsinger that restores balance to disordered eating and weightrelated behaviors.

You will learn to recognize a new way of being emerging from your own change, align to your greatest potential, and recreate your outer life as a fulfilling expression of your deepest self.

You will engage in experiential exercises, demonstrations, group discussion and sharing, guided self-discovery, quantum energetic healing, and neuro-repatterning techniques aimed at transforming harmful patterns into stabilized, sustainable solutions and self-care practices.

L AURIE S LEEP The New Year is a natural time for reflection and intention setting. Step away from your usual routine—and the stress and busyness of the holiday season—and reconnect with yourself, others, and the world around you. Join Laurie Sleep and experience how yoga, hiking, and nature integrate and enhance one another, fostering feelings of deep connection and groundedness within and without. Explore the profound health benefits of combining the heart-pumping adventure of hiking with the diverse, invigorating movements of yoga. You will reset and recharge with new ways to energize your body, calm your mind, and open your spirit.

Join Lauren Imparato—who went from Wall Street to wellness expert—for a weekend of inspiration about chasing your dreams. You will explore when to take a career leap, how to identify your passion, how to start your own business, and what it takes to survive entrepreneurship. You will walk away with the tools you need to love what you do, and do what you love. Tuition $360 plus 2 nights

Tuition $495 plus 4 nights

Tuition $325 plus 2 nights

What Your Cravings, Body, and Weight Are Telling You

How might your life be different if you didn’t have to watch your eating or your weight? Transform your relationship to food and your body by decoding the spiritual and symbolic meaning and purpose in your hungers, food cravings, body talk, and weight.

Metamorphosis Through Mixed Movement Arts

Exploring Yoga and the Dharma

C A M ERO N SH AY N E A N D M EL AY N E SH AY N E

W ES “SCOOP ” N I SK ER AN D K ATCHI E AN AN DA

Reimagine movement through a combination of warrior and yogic principles designed to challenge and transform you forever with Budokon (BDK) creator Cameron Shayne and his wife, Melayne Shayne.

While we may marvel at our expanding universe and the latest scientific discoveries, many of us forget to bring that same sense of wonder to our everyday lives.

Intermediate and advanced yogis and athletes are invited to learn this unique contemporary training system that integrates yoga, striking, grappling, calisthenics, animal locomotion, meditation, and mind science.

With plenty of poetry, good humor, and crazy wisdom, Buddhist teacher Wes “Scoop” Nisker and yoga and Buddhist teacher Katchie Ananda take you on an exploration of the dharma (Buddhist teachings) and yoga practice and philosophy to show you how to bring that sense of awe into every part of your life.

You will explore BDK calisthenics, mobility strength training, the Budokon Yoga Primary and 2nd Series, and the anatomy of movement in hip joint, spine, and shoulders. You will be inspired to add creative and strength-building elements to your yoga or other athletic practice at home.

As you learn to feel and see the world in a new way, supported by new science and old traditions, you will find a new delight in being alive. Tuition $350 plus 2 nights

Tuition $360 plus 2 nights

Tuition $350 plus 2 nights

WES “SCOOP” NISKER

K AT C H I E A N A N D A , E-RY T 500,

L A U R I E S L E E P, E - R Y T 5 0 0 ,

L A U R E N I M PA R AT O

CHRISTINE WARREN

BARBARA BIRSINGER, THD, MPH,

C A M E R O N S H AY N E

is a yoga teacher and teacher trainer from San Francisco living in New York City. She teaches alignment-based flow classes that focus on cultivating mindfulness through movement, and leads retreats and workshops that integrate yoga, hiking, and nature as a way to facilitate connection and groundedness.

is founder and CEO of I.AM.YOU and author of RETOX. She is renowned for her real approaches to business, health, and wellness for real people living real, modern lives, and for leading large-scale yoga classes in places like Central Park and Times Square.

is a transformational teacher, life coach, and counselor with 40 years of experience. A founding member of Kripalu Center, Christine has taught more than 10,000 participants in workshops at Esalen Institute, the New York Open Center, Omega Institute, Rowe Center, and other settings. She is author of Navigating Change: Conscious Endings, Visionary Beginnings.

specializes in the spirituality and soulful meaning and purpose in eating and weight issues across the spectrum. She works with women to help them feel at peace with food, experience joy and vitality in their body, and find true nourishment and passion in their life.

a movement arts “teacher of teachers,” is the creator of the Budokon Yoga style and the Budokon Mixed Movement Arts System. A black belt in Japanese and Korean systems, he teaches and headlines yoga conferences worldwide and is known for his inspiring and provocative writings on social philosophy.

is an internationally recognized yoga and dharma teacher whose leadership in yoga and social change prompted Yoga Journal to name her one of five top yoga teachers making change in the world.

M E L AY N E S H AY N E is a Budokon Mixed Movement Artist. She is a passionate movement practitioner as well as global director of the BDK Yoga Teacher Training program. Melayne leads BDK teacher trainings and teaches at festivals and conference worldwide.

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is a Buddhist meditation teacher, author, and performer. His books include You Are Not Your Fault; The Essential Crazy Wisdom; The Big Bang, The Buddha, and the Baby Boom; Buddha’s Nature; and Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again! He is founder and coeditor of the journal Inquiring Mind.


JAN 5 – 7

JAN 5 – 7

JAN 5 – 7

JAN 7 – 11

JAN 7 – 12

JAN 7 – 12

Womb Mates: Inspiring

Awakening to Your True Purpose:

MoneyZen for Women:

Balancing Practice and Lifestyle

The Self-Healing Power of Your Consciousness

ROBE R T S C H WAR T Z

MANI S HA T H A KO R

Unraveling the Mystery of Hands-On Healing

Ayurvedic Detoxification and Yoga:

Zhineng Qigong:

Discover Your Life Plan

A Mind-Body-Spirit Approach to Financial Well-Being

The Bengston Energy Healing Method™:

M A S V I DA L

M ASTER Y UAN TON G LI U

F O R W O M E N O N LY

W I L L I A M B EN G STO N

Mother-Daughter Relationships

T H ER ES A VARGO AND LI Z Z Y BENS O N F O R W O M E N O N LY

Womb Mates is a celebration and exploration of mother-daughter relationships through playfulness, yoga, and communication tools that emphasize transparency and vulnerability. Guided by intimacy expert Theresa Vargo and her daughter Lizzy Benson you’ll experience a wildly fun and healing journey that includes journaling and walks in nature. You will experience the magic of connection and learn how to have your needs met, as well as connect one-on-one with the facilitators and with the group as a whole. You will leave with a new understanding of how to create and maintain deep, intimate connections, not only with your workshop partner, but also in all of the relationships in your life.

What if you knew that, before birth, you planned all the circumstances, relationships, and challenges you will experience in your lifetime? Join hypnotist Robert Schwartz and unveil the plan you yourself created for your life. You will be guided through a Divine Virtues Exercise to illuminate the themes of your life; a hypnotic induction to contact a deceased loved one; a group Between-Lives Soul Regression into a past life; and a safe, easy transition to the between-lives state. As your awareness expands, you will be empowered to find deep understanding about and, ultimately, greater peace and joy in life. Tuition $350 plus 2 nights

If you are a woman struggling with money stress or feeling overwhelmed by the topic of personal finance and investing, you are not alone. The good news is you can learn to nurture a holistic, practical definition of financial well-being.

Can energy healing really cure cancer? Is it possible to heal someone’s terminal illness with your bare hands? Join William Bengston on a journey into the mystery and power of hands-on healing.

Join Manisha Thakor and learn how to use mindfulness to explore key elements in your life or money history that are holding you back from financial harmony and take away practical knowledge such as the fundamentals of investing.

You will receive in-depth training in Dr. Bengston’s unique, laboratory-tested Image Cycling™ method to access your healing potential. You will explore step-by-step instruction and hands-on practice with fellow students, and in distance healing, as well as the current research supporting the practice.

You will tap into the age-old secret of being in alignment with your money, define what true wealth means to you, and take home a concrete plan to develop a loving relationship with money, regardless of your age or income level.

Through discussions and guided exercises, experience energy flow directly and become empowered with core tools and knowledge that you can take away in order to use the method effectively at home.

Tuition $295 plus 2 nights Tuition $340 plus 2 nights

Tuition $475 plus 4 nights

Zhineng Qigong is a life practice that inexorably leads to improved health; inner peace, balance, and joy; and the flowering of inherent wisdom.

For thousands of years, the principles and methods of Ayurvedic detoxification have been the most powerful and comprehensive of any healing system. In this workshop with Mas Vidal, you will apply the ancient modalities of Ayurvedic panchakarma (five cleansing actions) in practical and effective methods that can be utilized in a modern lifestyle.

Join Master Yuantong Liu and experience the power of Zhineng Qigong and Hunyuan Qi Therapy to target the roots of disease and activate your self-healing capacity through movement, mental exercises, and meditation.

You will learn your dosha type and get a personalized program for detox according to your constitution, medical history, and lifestyle. You will also explore how diet, spices, and herbs support digestion, and how Integral Yoga Therapy can aid the detoxification process.

Experience a practice proven to be effective by tradition and by science. You will return home with methods and sequences you can practice at home to heal and prevent disease. Tuition $395 plus 5 nights

You will leave with a feeling of wellness and balance and a new way to look at health. Tuition $425 plus 5 nights

JANUARY

THERESA VARGO

ROBERT SCHWARTZ

M A N I S H A T H A K O R , C F A , C F P ®,

WILLIAM BENGSTON, PHD,

MAS VIDAL, E-RY T 500,

MASTER YUANTONG LIU

is the founder of The Art of Intimacy and a certified life coach and intuitive guide working with women to build healthier relationships in matters of the heart. She is a sought-after coach in the San Francisco Bay Area.

is a spiritual teacher, regression therapist, and author of two best-selling books. He teaches internationally and helps people heal and understand their life plans through Spiritual Guidance Sessions, Past-Life Soul Regressions, and Between-Lives Soul Regressions.

is director of wealth strategies for women at the BAM ALLIANCE. With a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College, she is a nationally recognized author, TV commentator, and financial literacy advocate for women. She is based in Portland, Oregon.

is a professor of research methods and statistics. His healing research produced the first successful full cures of mammary cancer and sarcomas in experimental mice by laying-on-of-hands techniques that he helped to develop. He is president of the Society for Scientific Exploration and lectures widely.

a yogi and mystic, is the founder and director of Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda, an international nonprofit based in Southern California that has been recognized internationally for developing a strong balance between the mind-body relationship and the spiritual principles emphasized in both yoga and Ayurveda. His is author of Sun, Moon, and Earth.

has been practicing Zhineng Qigong for the last 34 years. He trained under Grandmaster Pang, founder of Zhineng Qigong. He is author of Basic Theories and Methods of Zhineng Qigong and has treated more than 96,000 students.

LIZZY BENSON is a yoga teacher highly influenced by nature and her own healing experiences. Her path of personal healing has taken her up and down the west coast and into Central America to study various modalities of the healing arts and yoga.

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JAN 7 – 12

JAN 7 – 12

Born to Be Me: A Women’s

The Deeper Potential of Iyengar Yoga:

Unbeatable Mind:

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Tracing Your Inner Self

Leadership Skills for Life Warriors

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M AR L A APT

MAR K DI V I NE

Do you feel you’ve spent your life caring for everyone else and are now ready to focus on you? Are you ready to make changes in your life but unsure how to move forward, where to go, what to do, or whom to ask?

Take a journey inward and trace your inner self through the art and science of asana. Join renowned Iyengar Yoga teacher Marla Apt for five days of self-inquiry and discovery in your yoga practice.

Do you seek the skills and confidence to steer difficult situations to a positive outcome? Do you wish to maximize your potential and become a true leader in all areas of life?

Inner work and personal growth take courage, support, and the understanding that you’re not alone. You’ll enter that safe space you need in this workshop with coach, facilitator, and mentor Karen Ely. In the community of others on the journey of self-discovery, you will learn proven tools to get clarity on your future and go from existing to thriving.

You will explore asana and pranayama to increase your strength, coordination, flexibility, and well-being; how the body, mind, and breath are aligned in asanas in pranayama; and how to practice asana and pranayama progressively and safely.

Self-Discovery Retreat

Tuition $350 plus 5 nights

Mark Divine brings his leadership expertise as a former Navy SEAL Commander and successful entrepreneur to help you develop the five mountains of physical, mental, emotional, intuitional, and spiritual growth.

You will also learn how to use yoga as a meditative practice and understand how to tailor your practice to your particular needs and conditions.

Explore step-by-step techniques for gaining mental clarity, increased focus, physical fitness, nutrition, and awareness. Take home leadership skills, the core values of a warrior, and the mental toughness you need to meet life’s challenges with confidence.

Tuition $395 plus 5 nights

Tuition $1,250 plus 5 nights

Mind-Body Education Conference The Art and Science of Connecting Mind, Body, and Emotion for Student Success It’s time for us to reimagine how schools can prepare students for success in college, career, and community, as well as equip them with evidence-based tools for cultivating new habits for health and well-being over a lifetime. The research is compelling—students’ academic achievement is highly dependent on cognitive, physical, and emotional well-being. In this gathering for educators, administrators, parents, and education policy makers, we will explore the emerging science and the practices that can ensure we’re adequately addressing all of these aspects for our students. In keynote talks, we will examine emotional intelligence and how it is linked to academic achievement, delve into the neuroscience of learning and executive functions, unpack the impact of adversity and trauma on learning, and explore the neurobiology of adolescents. Tuition $495 plus 3 nights See more information about this special opportunity to come to a deeper understanding of the interrelatedness of mind, body, and emotions, in order to provide students the optimal learning environment, by visiting 1440.org/MindBodyEd

ADDITIONAL C O N F E R E N C E F A C U LT Y

MARK WILDING, MA K A R E N E LY

MARLA APT

MARK DIVINE, MBA,

is the founder and director of the Sedona Women’s Institute. Her commitment to issues affecting women has been a lifelong passion. As a speaker, facilitator, mentor, and author, she inspires audiences of women of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds to create and live authentic lives of passion and joy.

is a Senior-Level Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher with more than 25 years of experience of studying Iyengar Yoga and yoga philosophy, including studying directly with B.K.S Iyengar. She is based in Los Angeles and conducts classes, teacher trainings, and therapeutic yoga workshops nationally and internationally.

is a former Navy SEAL officer, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and leadership expert. He is founder and CEO of SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind. He hosts the Unbeatable Mind podcast and is the New York Times best-selling author of The Way of the SEAL: Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed.

LAURA S. BAKOSH, PHD MICHAEL CLARK WENDY BARON, MA ELLEN MOIR, MA MIKE S. KUCZALA JUDY WILLIS, MD, MED

DANIEL SIEGEL, MD, received his medical degree from Harvard University and is an internationally acclaimed author, educator, and child psychiatrist. The executive director of Mindsight Institute, Dr. Siegel has addressed diverse audiences, including Google University and the Dalai Lama.

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is founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness. She is known for her innovative approach to addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences as a risk factor for adult disease. Her TED talk, “How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime,” has more than one million views.

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ASHANTI BRANCH, MED,

is director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and cocreator of RULER, an evidencebased approach to teaching social and emotional learning that has been adopted by more than 1,000 public and private schools.

has a degree in civil engineering from Cal Poly and came to teaching after tutoring students while working as a construction project manager. With over 19 years mentoring youth, Ashanti was awarded a Fulbright exchange fellowship to India among other prestigious honors. He is founder of the Ever Forward Club.

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JANUARY

Jan 12 – 15, 2018


JAN 19 – 21

JAN 19 – 21

JAN 21 – 26

Beyond Pain Management:

Wise Mind Living:

Surfing the Waves of Life:

Rewiring the Brain to Unlearn Your Pain

H OWAR D S C H U B I N ER A N D A L A N GO R DO N Are you a health-care professional interested in helping your patients become pain-free? Unlearn Your Pain is an emerging model of care that brings together cutting-edge research and advanced clinical interventions that has helped thousands of people when traditional medical approaches have failed. Join pain treatment experts Howard Schubiner and Alan Gordon and empower your practice with concrete knowledge and a new understanding of “medically unexplained” disorders—headaches, neck and back pain, abdominal and pelvic pain, TMJ, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and insomnia.

Build a Life You Love ERI N O L I VO

Do you dream of a stress-free life brimming with fulfillment, and of accomplishing your life goals with grace and joy? You can learn to manage your stress and build the life you love. Empower yourself with easy-to-understand tools and mindfulness practices to execute your life vision with licensed clinical psychologist Erin Olivo. Explore ways to master distressing emotions and change unhelpful thinking patterns that can lead to dissatisfaction, anxiety, or depression. You will leave with clarity about your values, priorities, and goals, and with strategies to manage distressing emotions, thought patterns, and behaviors that prevent you from living the fulfilling life you deserve. Tuition $320 plus 2 nights

The Love Revolution Begins With You Immerse yourself in healing energy and enter a living, breathing, visceral experience of unconditional love to inspire, reawaken, and reimagine your soul’s journey with Matt Kahn, author of Whatever Arises, Love That. Join Matt, whose videos have inspired eight million viewers on YouTube, for his Love Revolution—explore what may be blocking your heart from opening and access higher levels of consciousness through his revolutionary teachings.

Jan 18 – 21, 2018

MAT T KAHN

$450 plus 3 nights V I S I T 14 4 0.O R G / WA L F O R F U L L D E TA I L S

A RN I E KOZ A K A N D JA I M A L YO G I S No matter how turbulent life gets, meditation can help us to ride the waves. At our core, we are complete, whole, and indivisible. It’s only when the mind creates separation through stories and self-identification that fear follows. For many of us, the busyness, noise, and stresses of daily life have created uncertainty and anxiety. Mindfulness and other meditation practices can bring us a sense of oneness and provide refuge, sanctuary, and deep inner peace. Teachers Jaimal Yogis and Arnie Kozak will help you explore how nondual approaches to awareness, such as mindfulness, can help you to awaken out of fear and into your luminous life. Tuition $400 plus 5 nights

Tuition $325 plus 2 nights HOWARD SCHUBINER, MD,

ARNIE KOZAK, PHD, is a psychotherapist, author, and clinical assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Arnie has been practicing yoga and meditation for over thirty years and is the author of several books.

is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics and is creator of the Unlearn Your Pain program. Author of three books, he is director of the Mind-Body Medicine Center at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, and is a clinical professor in two medical schools.

JAIMAL YOGIS

A L A N G O R D O N, LC S W,

ERIN OLIVO, PHD, MPH,

is director of the Pain Psychology Center, Los Angeles, and works with chronic pain patients. He is adjunct assistant professor and founder of the Mind-Body Caucus at USC School of Social Work.

is author of Wise Mind Living: Master Your Emotions, Transform Your Life, and is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience. She has been Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons since 2004.

is an outdoorsman, awardwinning writer, and frequent teacher and speaker. He is the author of Saltwater Buddha, a humorous coming-of-age memoir about running away to Hawaii at sixteen to surf, nearly becoming a Zen monk, and eventually winding up at Columbia Journalism School.

JANUARY

Whatever Arises, Love That

Through didactic sessions, demonstrations, and role-playing, you will learn to identify and counsel patients with chronic pain caused by learned neural pathways, lifetime trauma, and unresolved emotional experiences.

Meditations for Thriving in a Stormy World


JAN 21 – 26

JAN 21 – 26

JAN 21 – 26

Come Home to Yourself: Sexual Sovereignty for Women

Make Your Yoga Practice Whole

Retrain the Brain:

L A R A C ATO NE

M AT Y EZ RAT Y

F O R W O M E N O N LY

Set the tone for a beautiful new year with a dynamic asana practice that opens you to greater self-care, self-respect, and self-love. Maty Ezraty will guide you through a process of positive physical, mental, and energetic change.

Pleasure is your birthright. Reclaim it by delving into the full spectrum of your sexual and reproductive health—from arousal to climax, menstruation to menopause, and maiden to crone. Join Lara Catone in ceremony, personal inquiry, interactive group work, and dynamic visual presentation to explore the complete map of your sexual anatomy and physiology, and understand how female arousal works in your brain and body.

Dive into deep exploration of the fundamentals of hatha yoga practices with Don Stapleton—who has been designing professional yoga teacher trainings for almost two decades—and Amba Stapleton, a yoga educator and practitioner for more than 30 years. You will leave this training with exceptional teaching skills, business practices to support a successful yoga teaching career, and a valuable network of support through the Self-Awakening Yoga resources and community.

Jan 21 – Feb 16, 2018 $3,500 plus 26 nights

D O N S TA P L E TO N, P H D, AND A M B A S TA P L E TO N

V I S I T 14 4 0.O R G / S AY F O R F U L L D E TA I L S

Tuition $485 plus 5 nights

Tuition $395 plus 5 nights

RA N DY E. K A M EN Do you dream of creating a more fulfilling life for yourself grounded in joy, clarity, and gratitude? Retrain your brain and access greater calm, self-compassion, forgiveness, and true meaning through a systematic approach to life. This workshop, with psychologist Randy Kamen, brings together mind-body practices, positive psychology, traditional psychotherapy, and experiential exercises. Through guided meditation, visualization, and self-hypnosis, you will get clear about your intentions and goals and tap into your personal vision. You will go home with sound, researchbased strategies that take only moments out of your day to do, so you can face everyday life with strength, openness, and resilience. Tuition $425 plus 5 nights

JANUARY

200-hour SelfAwakening Yoga® Teacher Training

In a creative, safe sisterhood you will engage in yoga, breathwork, sensual movement, and dance to embody pleasure and access your body’s innate wisdom and personal power. You will come fully home to your body, thriving health, and authentic feminine expression.

Morning sessions will focus on asana practice. Afternoons will be a time to slow down and go inward through a variation of pranayama, meditation, and restorative poses. You will discover the alchemy that happens when you slow down, get quiet, and concentrate your attention on your practice with relaxed focus. From that centered place, you gain an increased ability to observe what you are doing, and why—on and off the mat.

Strategies for Positivity and Success

L A R A C AT O N E

M AT Y E Z R AT Y

RANDY E. KAMEN, EDD,

is a certified sexological bodyworker, somatic sexologist, and yoga teacher with over a decade of experience. Creatrix of The Artemis School for Women’s Sexual Wellness, she is a birth doula, mentor, writer, media producer, and speaker dedicated to empowering all people to reclaim radiant health and radical pleasure.

was one of the first women to study Ashtanga Yoga intensively with K. Pattabhi Jois. She is one of the original founders of YogaWorks, the first school of its kind, offering different styles of yoga, including Iyengar and Ashtanga, as well as workshops with many of the world’s best-known teachers.

is a psychologist and educator who pioneered mind-body medicine at Boston University’s School of Medicine and Harvard’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She presents her systematic approach for greater joy and purpose in the United States and worldwide and is author of Behind the Therapy Door.


JAN 21 – 26

JAN 21 – 26

JAN 23 – 25

JAN 26 – 28

Make Yourself a Priority:

Yoga Therapy for Cancer Teacher Training

Master Difficult Conflicts: A Training for

Quieting the Hungry Ghost: Mindful Relapse

JEN N I F ER G O L D M A N-W ETZ L ER

RI C HARD F I ELD S

Achieve Optimal Health, Fitness, and Wellness BR I E N S H AMP Movement and exercise is often emphasized as the main variable in successful weight loss, fat loss, and health—but it’s not the whole picture. Join fitness expert Brien Shamp and discover how to work with the seven primal needs for optimal health: breathing; hydration; sleep; food; love, connection, and contribution; personal development; and movement. Explore exercise sessions focusing on mobility, posture, strength, common injuries, and more. You will take home strategies to reduce stress and improve health, fitness, and vitality—as well as rituals for success while focusing on what truly matters in life. All levels are welcome, especially beginners, those who have been unsuccessful with fitness and nutrition, and those with injuries.

I N G RI D YA N G Are you a yoga teacher or serious student interested in learning how to work with cancer patients or survivors? Dr. Ingrid Yang offers a unique melding of contemporary medical knowledge with yoga therapeutics to form a balanced union of modern-day healing methods and the ancient wisdom of the yogis. Learn yoga postures appropriate for survivors of all types of cancer, and their therapeutic advantages, contraindications, and modifications. Explore the science and physiology of cancer, treatments and side effects, and the latest cancer research. Empower your teaching with methodology and techniques to help improve balance, flexibility, and strength, and to relieve cancerrelated stress, anxiety, and pain in a safe and therapeutic environment.

Leadership Professionals

Prevention for Maintaining Healthy Habits

When facing conflict, we typically try to win, avoid, blame, or even collaborate—often at great cost to ourselves and others. This is an opportunity for executives and senior leaders to move beyond typical, ineffective approaches to conflict with a set of illuminating and empowering disciplines of conflict mastery. Guided by organizational psychologist Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler, you will learn to master even the toughest conflicts. You will explore how to sustainably transform challenging emotions or conflict situations, and how to develop the courage you need to bring lasting change.

Ready to finally free yourself from the pattern of falling back into unhealthy behaviors, habits, and relationships when under stress? All of us can master compassionate, mindful approaches to preventing relapses after we’ve made empowering changes in our lives—no matter how many times we’ve been unsuccessful in the past.

Go home empowered with an effective method you can apply immediately to specific situations to successfully address your own and others’ conflicts with newfound freedom and ease.

Join Richard Fields, a specialist in sustainable recovery from addictions, trauma, mental-health issues, and other challenges, for a dynamic workshop that gives you tools and new options for developing, enjoying, and sustaining healthy habits—whether for yourself or your clients.

Tuition $3,000 plus 2 nights

Tuition $315 plus 2 nights

Tuition $625 plus 5 nights

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JENNIFER GOLDMAN-WETZLER, PHD,

RICHARD FIELDS, PHD,

has 25 years of experience as a body transformation expert, personal trainer, nutrition and lifestyle coach, and more. He teaches clients how to achieve balance in Silicon Valley, and develops weekly programs for over 1,000 clients and students of all abilities and ages.

has been teaching yoga since 2001 and is a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University. She is coauthor of Hatha Yoga Asanas, and founder of Blue Point Yoga Center.

is founding principal of Alignment Strategies Group and author of Emotions in Long-term Conflict. For two decades, she has consulted to senior leaders in a wide range of industries, nonprofits, and governmental institutions.

is a dynamic and engaging teacher with more than 35 years of experience in outpatient alcohol and drug recovery and relapse prevention. The author of the college textbook Drugs in Perspective and of Awakening to Mindfulness, Richard is also the editor of A Year of Living Mindfully: 52 Quotes & Weekly Mindfulness Practices.

JANUARY

Tuition $425 plus 5 nights

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JAN 26 – 28

JAN 26 – 28

JAN 26 – 28

JAN 26 – 28

Loving Bravely:

Unleash Your Soul’s Potential: Tools to Defeat

Mind, Mood, and Happiness:

Yoga for Authentic Living: Come Home to Your True Self

A Relationship Readiness Course

Your Inner Enemy

AL E XA NDR A H. SO LO M O N

P H I L STU TZ

RO N A L EX A N D ER

Real love starts with you. Your emotional wellness depends on your willingness to turn and look inward at how you story your life. Join Alexandra H. Solomon on a “journey within,” and learn to name and connect with aspects of self and favor action over reaction in relationships.

You have the potential to live a much fuller life—one where the impossible becomes possible. But a powerful inner enemy prevents you from embracing this potential, robbing you of true pleasure, destroying your relationships, and stealing any sense of hope.

For 2,500 years, the wisdom teachings of the East have utilized “skillful methods” to study and transform the mind-body. Western science is confirming that indeed you can learn to change your thinking and behavior to enhance happiness and well-being.

Phil Stutz, one of the creators of The Tools®, calls this enemy Part X. He has worked with thousands of patients to see through Part X and defeat it. You will learn how to identify your own Part X and what to do once you discover it so you can lead a life overflowing with love, joy, and creativity.

Join Dr. Ronald Alexander and learn to cultivate self-regulation through awareness, concentration, and mindfulness. You will explore meditation and other attention skills to create new neural pathways for healthy and creative brain development and to enhance natural mind-body healing rhythms.

Tuition $350 plus 2 nights

Anyone looking to discover techniques proven by neuroscience and health science to improve your quality of life is welcome. You will walk away with skills you can use at home to develop a mindful brain, regulate emotions, calm the mind, and promote lovingkindness.

Explore why relational self-awareness is the cornerstone of a happy, healthy relationship, how your relationship with yourself impacts your romantic relationships, and how to relate to your past so that it serves you in love. You will take home skills to help you navigate inevitable challenges and be ready, resilient, and confident in love. Tuition $375 plus 2 nights

Transforming the Self

DAN A FALSET TI Do you feel like your body is limiting your life? Do you feel trapped by diet culture or the image of a perfect body? Join yoga teacher and body image coach Dana Falsetti and learn how to live authentically in your body by developing a strong, nonjudgmental yoga practice and accepting yourself as you are. Through yoga poses, journaling, meditation, and pranayama, you will work to silence the inner dialogue. You will also engage in group discussion about everything from yoga to body image to your most impactful life experiences. Tap your own inner strength and learn to be your own cheerleader and show up for yourself no matter what. Tuition $325 plus 2 nights

Tuition $315 plus 2 nights

JANUARY

ALEXANDRA H. SOLOMON, PHD,

PHIL STUTZ, MD,

RON ALEXANDER, PHD,

DANA FALSET TI

has over 20 years of experience working as a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. A clinical assistant professor in psychology at Northwestern University, she is author of Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want.

an “open secret” among many actors, writers, producers, and creatives in Hollywood. As a therapist, he offers practical ways to help people access the creative power of the unconscious. He is a coauthor of The Tools: 5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity, and Willpower—and Inspire You to Live Life in Forward Motion and contributes to PsychologyToday.com and Goop.com.

a pioneer of mindfulness-based mind-body therapy, is a licensed psychotherapist, leadership consultant, and clinical trainer. Author of Wise Mind, Open Mind, he combines ancient teachings with positive psychology and creative thinking into a comprehensive, integrated mind-body program. He is executive director of Santa Monica’s OpenMind Training® Institute.

is an international yoga teacher, writer, and advocate for living an authentic life that begins with self-love. She is followed by millions around the world who resonate with her message that yoga is for anybody and that we all deserve to live fully and authentically.

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JAN 26 – 28

JAN 26 – 28

JAN 28 – FEB 2

JAN 28 – FEB 2

Reveal My New Year:

Put an End to Worry:

The Servant Leadership Experience:

Wisdom Warriors Winter Camp: Evolving a Sustainable

Yoga for the Absolute Beginner

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A Women’s Intention Setting Retreat

Positive Imagery for Health and Happiness

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M ART I N RO S S MA N

F O R W O M E N O N LY

Our brains are hardwired for worry. While our ancient ancestors had a legitimate use for the fight-or-flight instinct, what was once a matter of survival has become the stuff of sleepless nights and anxious days.

This New Year, learn how to set authentic goals that reflect your true priorities as you move courageously toward your future. The key to setting and accomplishing New Year’s resolutions is not to focus on what you think you “should” accomplish, but instead to tap into your subconscious desires and dreams. Join Shasta Nelson and learn to access your personal wisdom through a series of awareness exercises and guided questions. With the support of a community of women, you will get still, get clear, and create focus around your future intentions. You will leave feeling excited about your revelations and more confident in your ability to make your dreams come true.

This weekend, gain tools for unhooking from the habit of worry as Dr. Rossman reviews the science behind mind-body healing and the reasons why worry is such a bad habit. You also will learn techniques to reduce stress, anxiety, and worry as well as improve sleep, mood, and your body’s own healing response. Anyone looking for a powerful path to relaxation and a more positive outlook on life is welcome. Tuition $350 plus 2 nights

Tuition $300 plus 2 nights

Serve First, Lead Second

We believe the world is in desperate need of a different foundation for leadership and that Servant Leadership is the answer. When people lead at a higher level, serving first and leading second, they make the world a better place because their goals are focused on the greater good. As a result, they help individuals and organizations achieve worthwhile results while acting with respect, care, and fairness for the well-being of all involved. In this workshop we will focus on the heart (character), the head (beliefs), the hands (behavior), and the habits (strategies) to help you recalibrate how you want to lead in the world. Tuition $625 plus 2 nights JON GORDON

Yoga Practice

Take time for yourself and dive into the kind of yoga practice that will fill you with joy, well-being, and youthful joie de vivre. Relax into a supportive environment for practice with like-minded people who want to live life to the fullest, and return home with a toolkit for renewable sources of energy, inspiration, and vitality for the journey of life ahead. This week, you will practice and learn: • How to keep your back, neck, shoulders, hips, and knees safe, strong, and flexible • Ways to balance effort and rest for strength-building and rejuvenation • To design a home practice that supports, challenges, and nourishes you for years to come.

M I C H EL E K L I N K Are you new to yoga? Do you want to prevent injuries or learn the correct way to do downward dog? Explore yoga for the first time or revisit the basics with Michele Klink. As you engage in a comprehensive introduction to yoga basics in a safe, supportive environment, you will learn the principles of alignment, how to use props, and a gentle sun salutation to build strength and flexibility. You will also learn daily and therapeutic applications of yoga, as well as yoga for stress management. You will leave with the confidence and enthusiasm you need to practice yoga safely at home or in a public class. Tuition $395 plus 5 nights

Tuition $525 plus 5 nights

is a best-selling author whose talks have inspired readers and audiences throughout the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, and MLB coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals, and nonprofits. Author of The Energy Bus, Jon, and his consulting company, are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations, and teams.

JANUARY

KEN BL ANCHARD, PHD,

S H A S T A N E L S O N , M D I V,

MARTIN ROSSMAN, MD,

is founder of GirlFriendCircles.com, a website that matches women seeking friendship in 65 cities across the country and Canada, and she is author of Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness and Friendships Don’t Just Happen!

is an integrative physician and nationally boardcertified acupuncturist. He is author of The Worry Solution and Guided Imagery for Self-Healing and founder and director of Marin Integrative Medicine and Medical Acupuncture. His national PBS special, The Healing Mind, aired in 2016.

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is cofounder and chief spiritual officer of the Ken Blanchard Companies®, an international management training and consulting firm. His classic The One Minute Manager has sold more than 13 million copies and remains on bestseller lists today. Ken has received many awards and honors for his contributions in the fields of management, leadership, and speaking.

MARJORIE BL ANCHARD, PHD, has earned a reputation worldwide as a compelling motivational speaker, an accomplished management consultant and trainer, a best-selling author, and an entrepreneur. Coauthor of The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life, Dr. Blanchard is well versed in a variety of topics and often speaks on leadership, balance, managing change, aging parents, and life planning.

DESIRÉE RUMBAUGH,

MICHELE KLINK, E-RY T 500,

author of Fearless After Fifty: How to Thrive with Grace, Grit and Yoga, is an internationally recognized yoga teacher with certification and longtime studies in both Iyengar and Anusara Yoga. She delights in sharing what she has gleaned, and she brings her years of experience, experimentation, and creativity to her ever-evolving, out-of-the-box teaching style. She is also the creator of the DVD series Yoga to the Rescue.

is a YogaWorks Certified Instructor, teacher trainer, and professional mentor for new and established teachers. Her specialties include yoga therapeutics, teaching beginners, and inspiring an evolved subtle-body practice for the advanced student. She is also a Therapeutic Yoga Specialist and Yoga Tune Up® Certified Instructor.

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JAN 28 – FEB 2

JAN 28 – FEB 2

JAN 28 – FEB 2

JAN 28 – FEB 2

JAN 28 – FEB 2

Motherless Daughters:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Intensive Training:

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: Seeing the World

Embodying Our Values In Times of Change

ChiRunning ® and Yoga:

REV. ANGEL KYODO WILLIAMS

ARACELY AREAS AN D JI LL L AC HER

Healing From Early Mother Loss HOP E E DE L MAN A ND CL AI R E BI DW E L L S MI T H F O R W O M E N O N LY

Losing the mother-daughter bond to death at a young age can be profoundly disruptive. Unable to grieve as children and teens, motherless daughters often experience lifelong feelings of shame, guilt, and alienation. Join Hope Edelman and Claire Bidwell Smith to explore the common long-term effects of early mother loss (losing a mother during childhood or adolescence, up to and including age 20). You will find meaningful ways to reconnect with your mother and gain a greater understanding of the ties between present and past. You will leave with new self-care tools for re-authoring your stories of loss and new insights into present-day relationships. Tuition $425 plus 5 nights

Nurturing Psychological Health J O H N P. FO R S Y TH A N D JA MI E R . FO R SY TH

Acceptance and mindfulness evidence-based practices offer empowering solutions to alleviate human suffering. Join John P. Forsyth and Jamie R. Forsyth to learn how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an influential mindfulness based approach to psychological health, can help you and the clients you serve. Learn how to integrate ACT effectively into your mental-health practice; explore therapeutic stance, case conceptualization, and common mentalhealth concerns; and walk away with powerful skills and strategies to help your clients accept their sources of pain and live rich, meaningful lives. Tuition $895 plus 5 nights

Around You

L I SB ETH F I RM I N For many of us, drawing can be a mysterious or inaccessible process reserved for a “talented” few. Dr. Betty Edwards’ groundbreaking Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain debunked this myth—anyone can learn how to draw, and draw well. Join artist Lisbeth Firmin for an intensive five-day immersion in demonstrations and studio exercises. Explore specialized functions of the right- and left-brain hemispheres, and experience a carefully sequenced process designed to open up new ways of seeing. You will take home the perceptual skills and drawing techniques you need to capture what inspires you in ways you never thought possible.

Balance in Motion

What does it feel like to stand for something in the world from your own center? Join Buddhist teacher Rev. angel Kyodo williams and access an engaged, embodied practice that gets you out of your head and into direct experience, where your true wisdom lies. Through breathing, movement, and meditation, you will develop a deeper relationship with your own center.

Are you a runner who dreams of doing yoga? A yogi who wants to start running? Join running coach Aracely Areas and yoga teacher Jill Lacher and experience a complementary blend of correct postural alignment, strength building, and daily ChiRunning tutorials. Achieve greater ease in running through practice runs for lowimpact running and a carefully designed sequence of yoga poses specifically for runners that address stamina, core strength, flexibility, and muscle tension.

In a supportive community of others motivated to be of service in the world, you will find courage, confidence, and useful information right where you are, and discover how to embody your values in your life.

You will take home empowering techniques for a home practice that perfectly combines yoga and running for increased harmony, well-being, energy, and mental focus. No previous running or yoga experience is necessary.

Rev. angel will be joined by longtime Buddhist practitioner and meditation teacher Śvani Erica Grevemeyer.

Tuition $395 plus 5 nights

Tuition $555 plus 5 nights Tuition $400 plus 5 nights

J O H N P. F O R S Y T H , P H D ,

A R A C E LY A R E A S

is the best-selling author of Motherless Daughters and Motherless Mothers, the books that launched more than 40 Motherless Daughters groups around the world. A grief and loss coach, as well as a soughtafter public speaker, she has been co-leading Motherless Daughters Retreats since 2016.

is a clinical psychologist, professor, and director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Program at SUNY Albany. He is author of The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety; ACT on Life, Not on Anger; and Your Life on Purpose.

is a master ChiRunning instructor who has been teaching since 2004. Founder of Carrera Internacional de la Mujer, she teaches running to individuals and groups. She has run 24 marathons pain-free.

CLAIRE BIDWELL SMITH, MA, LCPC, is a therapist specializing in grief, and the author of two books about grief and loss, The Rules of Inheritance and After This: When Life is Over Where Do We Go? She has a private practice in Los Angeles, and leads workshops and retreats around the country.

JAMIE R. FORSY TH, PHD, is a clinician, clinical supervisor, and trainer with expertise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). As a skillful integrationist, her clinical work offers unique insights into the subtle nuances of ACT as it unfolds in clinical practice.

JILL LACHER LISBETH FIRMIN

R E V. A N G E L K Y O D O W I L L I A M S

is a full-time painter and printmaker known for her urban landscapes. She is an accredited teacher of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, and was trained by Dr. Betty Edwards. She has been teaching for more than 25 years.

is founder of the Center for Transformative Change. Called “the most intriguing AfricanAmerican Buddhist” by Library Journal, she is author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace and Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation.

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is a yoga teacher who specializes in therapeutic yoga, Vinyasa Flow, and restorative yoga. After discovering the healing potential for yoga, she has focused on practicing and teaching it as a means of self-care and personal enrichment.

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HOPE EDELMAN, MA,


February

FEB 2 – 4

FEB 2 – 4

FEB 2 – 4

The 1440 Sampler Weekend

Self Healing Practices for Troubled Times: Qigong and

Moving Beyond Our Stories

L EA N N A I M M EL , W EN DY B A RO N, A N D K EN N Y WO O D S Are you curious about all that 1440 offers but new to the world of wellness programs? Our weekend sampler is the choice for you! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience a taste of 1440. During this special weekend, you will: • Revitalize your body, mind, and spirit through yoga and other movement practices for all levels • Experience the tranquility of meditating among the redwoods • Rediscover the power and purpose of your creativity • Nourish your body with nutritious meals at Kitchen Table and take home recipes from hands-on meal demonstrations. We trust you will leave recharged, refreshed, and ready to come back soon. Tuition $300 plus 2 nights

Western Bodymind Healing

VI N N Y F ERRARO

M I C H A EL M AY ER

Now more than ever we are being challenged to face our stories and move beyond our assumptions—for the health of ourselves, our lives, and our communities.

During troubled times, ancient wisdom traditions can help us find a healing pathway. Join Michael Mayer for a workshop on the spirit and soul of tai chi and qigong, traditions drawn from a lineage of self-healing, spiritual unfolding, and self-defense.

Let Vinny Ferraro, mindfulness teacher and social justice advocate, guide you through an exploration of your personal conditioning. Discover how compassion and mindfulness training, combined with new models of communication, can help you move beyond the stories that rule your life.

Experience a fusion of ancient and modern approaches to body-mind healing with tai chi and qigong, anthropological research, Western body-mind healing methods, and psycho-mythological work.

This weekend is an opportunity to witness what’s possible for society when we are willing to take the risk to see past our old narratives and abandon our preconceived notions—to truly connect and heal that which divides us.

You will explore a new way of being through transformative standing meditation—“the million-dollar secret of qigong”—and powerful practices you can share with loved ones or patients to transform negative beliefs, work through challenges, and help with stress, anxiety, and trauma.

Tuition $295 plus 2 nights

LEANNA IMMEL is 1440’s R&R manager and a certified yoga instructor. She leads the weekend yoga classes and co-teaches sessions on personal growth and meaningful connection. She sees yoga through a modern lens, focusing on inquiry and dialogue, uniting movement with breath, and cultivating a mindful practice both on and off the mat.

Tuition $300 plus 2 nights

WENDY BARON, MA, is an author, researcher, coach, yoga and meditation teacher, and master facilitator. She is cofounder of the New Teacher Center, a premier coaching organization, where she is chief officer of social and emotional learning. With extensive experience in coaching, adult-learning theory, group facilitation, and professional development she teaches on conscious communication, relationships, leadership development, health, and well-being.

KENNY WOODS

VINNY FERRARO

is a licensed psychologist and certified master qigong and tai chi teacher who specializes in giving his patients self-healing methods for physical and mental health. Dr. Mayer pioneered the integration of qigong and Western body-mind healing methods, and has authored 20 publications on the subject.

is senior faculty for Mindful Schools and the guiding teacher for Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society—San Francisco. He is a nationally recognized leader in designing and implementing interventions for at-risk adolescents, and has taught emotional intelligence and mindfulness workshops to more than 100,000 youth and the adults who work with them.

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In our hands-on Teaching Kitchen, have fun learning to make creative, nutritious meals with expert faculty and our very own Kitchen Table chefs.

is 1440’s executive chef and the creative mastermind behind Kitchen Table. He offers cooking demonstrations in our Teaching Kitchen, allowing guests to delve into 1440’s inspired culinary creations, as well as cook and share a healthy, mouthwatering meal in collaboration with others.

M I C H A E L M AY E R , P H D,


FEB 2 – 4

FEB 2 – 4

FEB 4 – 9

FEB 4 – 9

Calm Body, Clear Mind, Open Heart: A Winter Revival

Using The Telomere Effect for a Vibrant Healthspan

Embodying Wisdom:

Blissology ®:

G I TA N JA L I H EM P

J I L L I AN PR A N SK Y

EL I SSA EP EL A N D EV E EK M A N

Through Restorative Yoga

In the colder months, the earth contracts and replenishes its energy reserves. We need opportunities to do the same. Align with nature and savor winter’s gifts as you slow down, turn inward, and recharge. Yoga helps to relieve stress, renew energy, and increase clarity by revitalizing the body, quieting the mind, and softening the heart center. Jillian Pransky weaves together mindfulness with Slow Flow Vinyasa to warm your body and boost your immune system, restorative yoga to calm the mind, and walking meditations to leave you grounded and connected to yourself and the world. Tuition $320 plus 2 nights

Our biological health is intimately tied to our hearts and minds, our aspirations and goals, and how we seek relief when we feel stressed or depleted. These abstract, even existential, issues are anchored in a scientific understanding of healthy aging that we can apply to our own lifestyles. This program is for anyone interested in learning about cellular health and the most relevant science behind stress, aging, and mindful practices. Delve into the latest research with Dr. Elissa Epel, health psychology researcher (coauthor of the New York Times best seller The Telomere Effect), and Dr. Eve Ekman, emotion and burnout researcher and teacher of meditation and Cultivating Emotional Balance. Take away tools and techniques for mind-body awareness and for achieving emotional balance, inner wisdom, and resilience.

Commit to Bliss and True Happiness Through Yoga

A Women’s Spiritual Retreat

EOI N F I N N

F O R W O M E N O N LY

There is a place within you—a source of infinite joy, love, and bliss. Join Eoin Finn to find that place through Blissology: a unique, transformative, alignment-based yoga system that guides you toward a deeper sense of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Your presence is your power. Find it, embrace it, and live it through a five-day retreat with transformative ritual, creative process, and sacred ceremony. Gitanjali Hemp teaches you cutting-edge tools for energy healing, awakening, and empowerment—practices to help you transform limitations and doubt, and give your soul, your spirit, your life, and your work the chance to be reborn, nourished, and inspired by new perspectives.

You will gain an understanding of why quiet time in nature is the essential spiritual gateway. Expand your yoga and find an easier, more joyful approach to meditation practices.

In the company of women, you will deepen your sense of connection, self-love, and belonging so you can return to your life rejuvenated, nourished, and more fully anchored in the truth of who you are.

Deepen your connection to your highest vibrational self, and honor your body’s barometer for inner guidance and healing through a transformative program designed to help you create positive life shifts from the inside out.

Tuition $375 plus 5 nights

Tuition $350 plus 5 nights

Tuition $350 plus 2 nights

Navigating the Storm

ELISSA EPEL, PHD, is a professor at University of California, San Francisco. She studies how chronic stress can impact biological aging, and how meditation interventions may buffer stress effects and promote psychological and physiological thriving. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Epel co-wrote The Telomere Effect, a New York Times best seller.

Finding Peace and Purpose in Uncertain Times Photo: Phyllis Lane | www.phyllislane.com

Feb 2 – 4, 2018

M ARTHA BECK, PHD

J I L L I A N P R A N S K Y, E - R Y T 5 0 0 ,

E V E E K M A N , M S W, P H D ,

G I TA N J A L I H E M P

EOIN FINN

is director of restorative therapeutic yoga teacher training for YogaWorks. Jillian infuses her classes with mindfulness practices, compassion, and ease. She creates an integrative healing experience with a seamless style of working simultaneously with the body, mind, and spirit—while attuning with nature and the environment.

is a stress, emotion, and empathy postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco’s Osher Center of Integrative Medicine. Eve is an internationally sought-after trainer of emotion regulation and mindfulness skills for clients in technology, health care, criminal justice, law, and education.

is a master energy healer and founder of Syntara System™, an integrative healing modality that awakens consciousness, inspiring sustainable change. She brings 20 years of study and training with healers and masters from some of the world’s richest traditions and most cutting-edge healing modalities to her work.

is a yogi, surfer, and the creator of Blissology, a unique, transformative, alignment-based yoga system. An ocean activist, yoga teacher, and writer, he is also a philosophy graduate who has been deepening his understanding of yoga and Eastern philosophy since 1989. He started the Blissology Eco Karma Project in 2014.

$425 plus 2 nights V I S I T 14 4 0.O R G / N T S F O R F U L L D E TA I L S

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In this self-empowering weekend with Martha Beck—renowned life coach and columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine—find your own “wild self,” learn to live authentically, and discover a never-ending source of comfort. Whether you feel stuck in an aspect of life or are looking for ways to feel more fulfilled, you will leave with new peace, purpose, and practices for inventing creative solutions to problems in your life and the world at large.


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FEB 4 – 9

FEB 4 – 9

FEB 4 – 9

FEB 9 – 11

FEB 9 – 11

Enneagram Transformations:

Inner Bliss for Sensual Vitality:

Resilient Wisdom:

Artistry and Personal Spirituality: Embodying

The Confident Soul:

Creativity in Life, Love, and Work

Strengthening Your Intuition, Growing Your Courage

Couples’ Communication Retreat: The Role Mate to Soul

B A RN ET B A I N

L I SA W I L L I A M S

WARREN FARRELL

“We can all become weapons of mass creation,” says award-winning film producer, director, and creativity expert Barnet Bain. It is within your grasp to live in a constant state of artistry that responds to every moment as a spiritual experience.

Confidence is how you achieve your dreams. It’s the key to a better work life, love life, and capacity to be a role model for others. So why go on lacking it?

Our inability to handle personal criticism from loved ones is a common Achilles’ heel. Love can make us feel fragile, unable to express ourselves honestly, or like we’re walking on eggshells. The result? We feel disconnected from loved ones. Love fades.

Facilitating Change for Others B E N S ALT ZMAN Are you a coach, therapist, or change agent who’s ready to evolve and grow? Are you willing to make some internal changes to get dramatically different results for yourself and others? Explore your Enneagram type with Ben Saltzman and learn how to use this knowledge in your work. Study the nine types and learn how people’s blind spots, fears, and ego defense mechanisms show up in coaching sessions. Integrate this valuable knowledge into your own life as you hone the skills required for the masterful facilitation of others. Take away the techniques you need to practice these skills and deepen the space you hold for others. Tuition $380 plus 5 nights

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Yoga for Enhanced Sensuality and Increased Sexual Confidence AND R E A PE NNI NGTO N A ND K ARE NA V I RGI NI A Sex is complex—inhibitions, poor communication, body image, and past trauma can derail intimacy. But you can learn how to boost confidence, enhance intimacy, and increase the quality of your sexual experience. Join sex educator Dr. Andrea Pennington and healer Karena Virginia for an intensive retreat on mindfulness meditation and its impact on the brain and the sexual response system. Experience the power of yoga and breathing exercises for feeling and moving energy through the body. You will also explore how to increase selfconfidence and self-acceptance, create a deeper intimate connection with your beloved, and get out of your head and into your body to enhance sensual pleasure and greater orgasm capacity.

The Art and Science of Rising MA R I A S I RO I S Life is difficult and, at times, terrifying. It is also wondrous and surprisingly beautiful. Navigating these two realities requires deep resilience—the capacity to ride waves of change while holding fast to what is good and strong within and around us. This is the art and science of rising. Join Maria Sirois for an exploration of a wealth of research from the fields of resilient leadership, positive psychology, and mindbody medicine. Consider the intersection of happiness and resilience, and how posttraumatic growth expands your life. Take home tools and practices to nourish you during difficult times and help you re-frame stressors as opportunities. Tuition $395 plus 5 nights

Through lectures, discussions, exercises, and somatic techniques, you will learn to rewire your brain, find freedom from self-criticism and perfectionism, harness inspiration and action, and discover your emotions as a doorway to creativity. Whether you are jump-starting a project, launching a business, creating a work of art, or looking to experience more fulfilling relationships, you will take home a blueprint to step beyond what you already know into a life of purpose and innovation.

Mate Method

Join master psychic Lisa Williams to address those places where you need to build certainty, determination, and a stronger belief in yourself. Learn to voice your opinion in the workplace and strengthen your capacity to communicate your beliefs, your speech, and your soul.

Join educator Warren Farrell and learn his systematic method to guide interactions and help couples actively listen to one another. You will learn to respond non-defensively to criticism, transform internal defensiveness into feeling loved, and practice the “art and discipline of love.”

In a safe and supportive environment, cultivate an ear for listening and a mindset for moving forward: leave with confidence in your speech, your strengths, and your soul.

This workshop is open to couples of any configuration (e.g. parents; the married or divorced; newlyweds; parent-child pairs; siblings), as well as to therapists and marriage counselors.

Tuition $360 plus 2 nights

Tuition $325 plus 2 nights

Tuition $395 plus 5 nights

Tuition $375 plus 5 nights

ANDREA PENNINGTON, MD, is an integrative medicine physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher, sex educator, and best-selling author of The Orgasm Prescription for Women. She is an international TEDx speaker and has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Dr. Oz Show, the Today show, Thrive Global, and Huffington Post.

KARENA VIRGINIA B E N S A LT Z M A N , M A , is an igniter of human potential. He is an internationally known seminar facilitator, shadow dancer, Fortune 500 leadership trainer, and coach to spiritually minded multi-millionaire entrepreneurs. Ben holds a master’s degree in organizational development from John F. Kennedy University.

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MARIA SIROIS, PSYD,

BARNET BAIN

LISA WILLIAMS

WARREN FARRELL, PHD,

is a clinical psychologist, consultant, and master teacher. Known for her wisdom, authenticity, and humor, she blends invigorating practices and perspectives from the fields of positive psychology and mind-body medicine. Dr. Sirois co-leads a year-long certificate program in positive psychology with Tal Ben-Shahar.

His films include Milton’s Secret and the Oscar-winner What Dreams May Come. He consults with and trains individuals committed to high performance. Author of The Book of Doing and Being and a Huffington Post blogger, Barnet can be heard weekly on the radio show Cutting Edge Consciousness.

is a world-renowned medium and clairvoyant whose ability to communicate with the deceased has brought hope to many. Her charisma and work with mediumship, psychic ability, intuition, and meditation has landed her on television and in front of live audiences all over the world. Lisa trains and certifies mediums and psychics through her own school.

author of Why Men Are the Way They Are and Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say. One of the Financial Times’ top 100 thought leaders of the world. He is a leader in the modern men’s movement, and trains couples and psychologists in the art and discipline of love.

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is an inspirational speaker and healer who brings deep spiritual mysticism to the modern world in a cozy and embracing style. Karena teaches Kundalini Yoga and spiritual practices to heal trauma. A member of Oprah Winfrey’s “Belief” team, she is coauthor of Essential Kundalini Yoga.


FEB 9 – 11

FEB 9 – 11

FEB 9 – 11

FEB 9 – 11

FEB 9 – 11

FEB 11 – 16

Mindfulness and Leadership: Developing

Loving Touch Couples Thai Massage

A Powerful Sweetness Weekend: Play Together,

Fire Up the Romance:

Writing to Awaken:

Live Your Higher Purpose

E R I C PAS KE L A N D R I NA JA KU BOW I C Z

D O N EL I YA D EN EVA

M A RK M ATO U SEK

We are what we eat—what we consume directly impacts our bodies, our personal happiness and health, and thus our relationships. Join chef and cooking instructor Doneliya Deneva for a nonconventional, design-driven cooking class series with an emphasis on health, aphrodisiacs, and the use of traditional spices and flavors.

When you tell the truth, your personal story expands and your life is transformed. Join best-selling author Mark Matousek for an intimate exploration of personal identity through expressive writing and self-inquiry. Learn to tell your whole truth and come to understand the mythic dimension of your personal struggles, triumphs, confusions, longings, digressions, and so-called mistakes.

Through hands-on classes and lectures on food history facts, you will learn to bring awareness to your food and create sexy, healthy dishes to bring romance and fun into your kitchen and relationship.

Tap into your creative and spiritual potential and decrease attachments to the past to access a more liberated, authentic, and awakened life.

Clarity, Compassion, and Courage A N U S HKA FERNAND OP U LLE Mindfulness develops clarity of vision, compassion leads to a deeper understanding of oneself and others, and courage supports us in carrying out difficult tasks. These qualities define heart-centered, sustainable leadership, and all of them must be strengthened through intentional practice. Join Anushka Fernandopulle for a weekend of mindfulness practice and leadership development: cultivate presence and groundedness using practices from Buddhist meditation to support focus, balance, and creativity. This weekend is for people who currently hold a leadership role in their organization, business, or community. Make your role part of a deeper path of developing wisdom and compassion—one you can effectively and joyously embody, execute, and sustain.

SHAI PLO NS KI Practice the art of compassionate touch with someone you love and trust, learning massage, yoga, and meditation skills to relieve tension, ease pain, and be close to your friends, family, and partners in new ways. Shai Plonski teaches the secrets of giving an outstanding massage in a fun and supportive way that anyone can master. Practice an accessible, deeply relaxing 60-minute Thai massage including assisted stretching, palpation techniques, and energy movements. Learn heart-opening meditation and yoga practices, and discover how to integrate the universal qualities of Thai massage into your daily life. You and a significant other, family member, or friend will deepen your bond and learn new ways to care for one another. Tuition $315 plus 2 nights

Tuition $325 plus 2 nights

Stay Together

Maintaining, growing, and enjoying our relationships is a science and an art form. The Bhagavad Gita’s philosophy of Vedanta offers an effective, practical approach to relationships. Join Eric Paskel and Rina Jakubowicz to discover the magic of partner yoga: a powerful, sweet way to explore interpersonal dynamics. Strengthen the body through rigorous poses and find new ways to balance and release into relaxing stretches (solo or partnered). Cultivate physical and emotional support while deepening your self-awareness and ability to trust and communicate. Better understand yourself and those closest to you in order to find happiness and peace in your relationships and your life.

Sexy Kitchen’s Hands-On Cooking Class

Memoir as a Path of Transformation

YOG ACHARYA ELLEN G RAC E O’ B RI AN Dharma—to live with higher purpose—is the foundation for all other life goals. It is your North Star and your guide to living fully. Join Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian and discover what dharma means for your life and how you live your higher purpose right away. Explore meditation, contemplation, and practices from the spiritual tradition of Kriya Yoga that offer you wisdom, inspiration, and practical tools for creating your personal plan for complete well-being. This five-day program offers a unique opportunity to study and practice with Yogacharya O’Brian in an intimate setting and gain life-changing insight into who you are and what is yours to create and pursue. Discover your essential self: unbound, infinitely creative, resourceful, and made of possibility.

Tuition $310 plus 2 nights Tuition $330 plus 2 nights

Tuition $420 plus 5 nights

Tuition $355 plus 2 nights

SHAI PLONSKI,

is a Buddhist teacher, leadership coach, and organizational consultant with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, a master’s degree from Yale, and over 25 years practicing meditation in monasteries and retreat centers around the world. Her workshops bring Eastern practices to Western modern life in a manner that is practical, engaging, and accessible to individuals and organizations.

founder of Still Light Centre School of Thai Massage in Toronto, Ontario, has authored or coauthored 14 books on Thai massage and trained more than 3,300 practitioners and 100 teachers. A teacher since 2003, he has witnessed countless examples of the profound healing effects of quality, loving touch for both giver and receiver.

ERIC PASKEL has been teaching yoga since 1988. He is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist and a certified yoga instructor and sports counselor. Eric teaches yoga nationally at yoga centers and conferences. He is the only Western yoga teacher to be blessed by Swami Parthasarathy to lecture on the Vedanta philosophies.

RINA JAKUBOWICZ

D O N E L I YA D E N E VA

M A R K M AT O U S E K

YO G A C H A R YA E L L E N G R A C E O ’ B R I A N

has attended top culinary schools in Europe and the Bay Area and trained with celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsay. With an extensive background in Bulgarian and Mediterranean cuisine, Doneliya (aka Chef Dolly) hosts date night dinner tastings, cooking classes for couples, and food pop-ups throughout the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

is the author of many acclaimed books, including Writing to Awaken; Sex, Death, Enlightenment; and When You’re Falling, Dive. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, O, The Oprah Magazine, and others. He teaches writing as a path of selfrealization in the USA, Europe, and Australia.

is a Western woman who teaches the riches of Indian philosophy in a fully accessible and inspiring way. Ordained by a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, she has been leading meditation retreats for more than three decades and is the spiritual director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, a meditation center in the tradition of Kriya Yoga serving all faiths and backgrounds.

is a bilingual yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, motivational speaker, author, and television show host. Known for her vibrant and uplifting approach to yoga, she has been a “teacher of teachers” for more than 10 years, teaching internationally and throughout the United States at top retreat centers, conferences, and events.

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ANUSHKA FERNANDOPULLE, MBA,


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Vinyasa and Yin Yoga:

The New Relationship Blueprint: Reframe the

How to Hear Yourself:

Craniosacral Therapy for Chronic Depletion:

Girls Elevate™:

Live Your Life with Purpose and Passion T YM I HOWAR D

A thriving, holistic life is achieved through a balanced integration of body practices, healthy nutrition, and spiritual practices. Join yoga teacher Tymi Howard for an intensive in vinyasa yoga, Yin Yoga, meditation, pranayama, and more. Engage in artfully sequenced morning Vinyasa Flow classes with “Kick ASSana” music to strengthen and deepen your practice, followed by restorative afternoon sessions in the powerful stillness of Yin Yoga. Explore yogi diet and nutrition, the harmonizing effect of personal malas, and the empowering sound healing in mantras and devotional chanting. Develop a holistic approach to cultivating freedom, strength, and grace on and off the mat. Tuition $390 plus 5 nights

Way You Love

A Proprioceptive Writing ® Immersion

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L I NDA T R I C HT ER M ETC A L F AND ANNE BRI G H T

Are you ready for a relationship more fulfilling than the ones you’ve had before? This Valentine’s Day, join Nancy Levin for a deep dive into her model for thriving, healthy, fulfilling, and sustainable relationships: a new relationship blueprint. Singles manifesting your future, divorcees determined to do differently, hearts looking to heal, or anyone who is confronted, unsatisfied, or at risk of a break-up in their current relationship—this five-day workshop will reframe the way you love and allow you to experience more authentic, intimate, and healthy ways of relating. Relationship is a key teacher in your life. Let it become a spiritual practice as well.

Underneath the surface of our minds, there is a rich, wise, blissful, and creative world. This workshop teaches you how to unlock the power of this part of your mind through a unique practice of writing. You will enter a world where you come to know yourself differently than you did before. Following certain rules as you write, you will open the gate to a new realm of self-discovery. If you feel cut off from creative expression, or if you have trouble knowing and expressing how you really feel, proprioceptive writing can help you hear and share your authentic voice. Tuition $425 plus 5 nights

A Specialized Training for Therapists ERI C M OYA

When people have been under long-term stressors, their bodies, minds, and spirits can become profoundly depleted. The result can be challenging and unpredictable for even the most experienced craniosacral practitioners. Clients who are chronically depleted can have unpredictable treatment reactions, little apparent gain from therapy, and extremely complex presenting problems. In this training with Eric Moya, you will learn skills you can take home for working with the complex and chronically depleted client. You will experience a variety of ways to tailor your sessions to meet the needs of your patients, leading to greater fulfillment for you and wellbeing for them. Tuition $500 plus 5 nights

Tuition $425 plus 5 nights

Empowering Sisterhood in Teenage Girls DA N A DA M A RA Teens are our future leaders. They need more than academic success. They need social and emotional skills, self-esteem, self-worth, and self-love. Join Dana Damara, yogini, mystic, mother, and activist, for a deep dive into Girls Elevate, a method of empowering young girls through yoga, mindfulness, and social and emotional learning. This four-day training focuses on creating age-appropriate curricula that touch on foundational values; relationships; confidence; leadership techniques; positive body image; sacred sexuality; compassion; honesty; integrity; intuition; ritual; and yoga sequences for teens. Upon completion of this course and 10 hours of volunteer work (Seva Foundation), you will obtain a certificate to lead Teen Yoga classes in the Girls Elevate format, teaching young women how the sacredness of their bodies, minds, and hearts is a tool that heals all and can change the world. Tuition $380 plus 4 nights

LINDA TRICHTER M E T C A L F, P H D ,

T YMI HOWARD, E-RY T 500,

NANCY LEVIN, MFA,

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is an integrative coach and the best-selling author of four books including Worthy; Jump…And Your Life Will Appear; and The New Relationship Blueprint (forthcoming: August 2018). For 12 years, Nancy served as the event director at Hay House, and she now hosts her own weekly call-in show, Jump Start Your Life, on Hay House Radio.

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E R I C M O Y A , C S T- D , M S / M F C T,

DANA DAMARA

is a marriage, family, and child therapist and massage therapist. Eric was director of education for Esalen Institute and has been project lead on design and implementation of a global clinical mentorship program for the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators as well as a new craniosacral therapy course for working with chronic depletion.

is one of the Bay Area’s premier yoga instructors and a leading advocate for female empowerment. She is a mystic, a mother, a teacher of teachers, and an author. Voted one of the most inspiring yoga teachers in San Francisco, she is committed to feminine embodiment, self-love, sisterhood, sacred ceremony and ritual, and creating a safe space for evolution.

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is an international yoga teacher, certified holistic health coach, and owner of Guruv Yoga Studios. A vinyasa yoga pioneer in Central Florida with over 25 years of experience, Tymi also teaches internationally and online, inspiring people to discover their life’s purpose through the art of yoga.

is a renowned teacher, author, and pioneer in mind exploration. While a professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, she created the practice known as Proprioceptive Writing to help students express their deepest thoughts and feelings. With Tobin Simon, Linda left academia and cofounded the Proprioceptive Writing Center and published Writing the Mind Alive.

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KR I STA T I P P ET T Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times best-selling author. As the creator and host of public radio’s On Being, she takes up the great questions of meaning amidst the political, economic, cultural, and technological shifts of 21st-century life. Her most recent book is Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living.

SPECIAL GUESTS

BECOMING WISE: A CALLING FOR THIS AGE February 16 – 19, 2018 For years, the On Being team has aspired to gather our far-flung universe of listeners and readers together—in the flesh. Now, it’s finally happening! This inaugural adventure will be three days of conversation, poetry, and community with Krista Tippett, beloved teachers from the show and the blog, and the entire On Being team. In both large and small groups, we will take up the possibilities of this moment to generatively inhabit the spaces of our lives and renew common life in a fractured world. There will be shared meals and music in the evenings, and plenty of space across the three days for restoration, one-on-one conversation, and quiet reflection.

Tuition $595 plus 3 nights Limited space available, by application only.

SETH GODIN is the author of 18 books that have been best sellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the postindustrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, leadership, and most of all, changing everything.

MARIA POPOVA is a writer and reader.

DAVID WHYTE is the author of eight

She writes about what she reads on Brain Pickings, which is included in the Library of Congress archive of culturally valuable materials. She has also written for the New York Times, Wired UK, and The Atlantic.

books of poetry and four books of prose. Through poetry and thoughtful commentary, he illustrates how we can foster qualities of courage and engagement to respond to today’s call for increased creativity and adaptability in the workplace and beyond.

PARKER PALMER, PHD, is an award-winning author, speaker, and activist whose work focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality, and social change. His books have sold more than 1.4 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 10 languages.

JOHN PAUL LEDERACH, PHD, is recognized for his pioneering work on conflict transformation, and has traveled to areas of the world where conflict is a way of life to provide conciliation training and direct mediation for nearly 30 years.

NAOMI SHIHAB NYE is an award-winning author and poet. She began composing her first poems at the age of six and has published or contributed to over 30 volumes. Her work includes poetry, young-adult fiction, picture books, and novels.

MARIA HINOJOSA’S,30-year history as an awardwinning journalist covering America’s untold stories and critical issues includes reporting for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN, NPR, Frontline, and CBS Radio and anchoring the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One.

OMID SAFI, PHD, a leading Muslim public intellectual, is an award-winning author, teacher, and speaker. He is among the most frequently sought speakers on Islam, featured across popular media outlets, including the New York Times, NPR, CNN, and international media.

SHARON SALZBERG is one of America’s most well-known Buddhist meditation teachers and cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society. A New York Times best-selling author, she focuses her teachings on Vipassana and the profound practice of metta (lovingkindness) meditation.

ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS

RAMI NASHASHIBI, PHD RACHEL NAOMI REMEN, MD ANGIE THURSTON, MDIV CASPER TER KUILE, MPP, MDIV

SYLVIA BOORSTEIN, MSW, PHD JEN BAILEY PÁDRAIG Ó TUAMA, MA NATALIE BATALHA, PHD

LEWIS MEHL-MADRONA, MD, PHD COURTNEY E. MARTIN, MA AMICHAI LAU-LAVIE

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Participants will return to their communities with ideas, practices, and relationships to share in the spirit of On Being’s Civil Conversations Project and Krista’s New York Times best-selling book, Becoming Wise.

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Fluid Body/Fluid Life:

Unraveling Your Neck and Shoulders

Sound, Mantra, and Sacred Music Training

Holistic Yoga Flow:

Writing for Bliss:

Medicine for Empowered Communication:

B E T H PET T ENGI LL RILE Y

M AU R E E N PR I E S T AND K YRA ANA S TAS I A

S I LV I A NA KKAC H A N D S HI VANA NDA TH O M A S A M EL I O

TRAV I S EL I OT A N D L AU REN EC K STRO M

Go beyond the musculoskeletal system and set yourself up for an entirely new yoga practice by focusing on the fascia—the intricate web of tissue connecting to every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, vein, and organ.

For centuries, music and mantra have been a powerful means to overcome physical and emotional imbalances and to elevate consciousness. In the West, they are often overlooked. In the East, they are an integral part of almost every spiritual practice.

Do you regard challenge as an opportunity for transformation and growth? Deepen your yoga practice and turn your world right-side up with Travis Eliot and Lauren Eckstrom.

The Yoga of Continuum

All life is movement. Through movement we are connected to life itself and every aspect of our biosphere. Join Beth Pettengill Riley to experience Continuum practice, a system that has pioneered and revolutionized the role of somatics in health, education, physical fitness, and spirituality. Connect with your body’s inherent wisdom and experience your interconnectedness to life through awareness meditation, yoga, and breath and sound explorations. Explore elegant movement meditation techniques to complement Rolfing, craniosacral therapy, Feldenkrais, and other somatic healing modalities. You will build health and wellness skills of resilience, responsiveness, fluidity, and flexibility and feel the infinite possibilities in the present moment.

Expert yoga teachers Maureen Priest and Kyra Anastasia bring you deep into the neck and shoulders, teaching specific myofascial release techniques. Experience physical, mental, and emotional release with lasting effects on both your downward dog and daily life. Learn to feel imbalances in the body, develop the continued insight on how to correct them, and progress in your practice from a place of healing. Tuition $375 plus 4 nights

M A U R E E N P R I E S T, E - R Y T, teaches nationally and internationally, leading teacher trainings, teacher and business mentorships, workshops, and retreats on personal empowerment and how to lead an authentic life. Founder, visionary, and director of MOYO: A Soulful Destination, Maureen has a versatile, heartcentered teaching style focusing on helping students to discover their inner teacher and learn selfacceptance.

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is a yoga teacher and holistic health counselor whose dedication to healing and passion for adventure have led her to teach around the world. Her philosophy: embrace all that life has to offer. Kyra leads a physically challenging class, promoting mindful awareness of the breath and inspiring students to discover their own sense of adventure and joy, both on and off the mat.

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This program will guide you through the ancient teachings of yoga using a distinctly modern approach to the vast and varied textures of yoga. Experience theme-based power yoga classes interwoven with Yin Yoga, philosophy discussions, pranayama, and meditation. Celebrate health, strength, and purpose with insights on how to practice poses with greater integrity and alignment, build creative sequences, and take your practice into daily life, on and off the mat.

D I A N A RA A B

N EHA SAN G WAN

We each have a story inside that is ours alone to tell. Following your bliss is about tapping into your authentic self. Writing for bliss is about reflection, truth, and freedom.

Communication skills are critical—and challenging—in all aspects of life. Do you say yes when you really mean no? Do you avoid conflict at all costs? Join medical doctor Neha Sangwan for an interactive weekend of practical tools that can transform your ability to communicate. You will learn to:

Join Diana Raab on a voyage of selfdiscovery toward bliss, self-awareness, and self-expression to find your unique, intimate stories in a safe and judgment-free workshop on the art of storytelling.

• Listen to your body and interpret its signals in order to better manage stress • Engage your right-brain creativity to expand your perspective • Articulate your frustration and disappointment effectively • Make agreements that stick.

Learn the connection between mind-bodyspirit and writing, and how to balance these forces to keep creative energy flowing. Enter a transformative, empowering journey and be guided and nurtured in your writing process to access the writer within.

You will be amazed by how quickly you can resolve conflicts and misunderstandings.

Tuition $325 plus 3 nights

S I LV I A N A K K A C H , M A , M M T,

TRAVIS ELIOT, E-RY T 500, is an international yoga instructor, kirtan musician, and author. Creator of the groundbreaking DVD series The Ultimate Yogi, he teaches his signature Holistic Yoga Flow classes in Los Angeles, directs teacher trainings, and leads workshops and retreats throughout the world. He is coauthor of Holistic Yoga Flow: The Path of Practice.

studied yogic disciplines and philosophy intensely in India, where he edited Swami Rajarshi Muni’s classic, Yoga: The Ultimate Spiritual Path. He has taught thousands in classes on meditation, mantra, selfinquiry, Vedic understanding, and yoga philosophy around the world. His latest CD is Mantra Darshan— Vedic and Tantric invocations for meditative absorption.

A Different Kind of Prescription

Tuition $300 plus 2 nights

is a Grammy®-nominated composer and a pioneer in the field of sound and consciousness transformation. She is a sought-after educator, vocal artist, author, and a former music psychotherapist, and is founding director of the international Vox Mundi School of the Voice. Her music draws on contemporary and avant-garde composition and ancient Indian ragas, creating a language of its own.

S H I VA N A N D A T H O M A S AMELIO

Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life

LAUREN ECKSTROM, E-RY T 500, has studied under some of the world’s most prominent yoga and meditation teachers. Lauren leads Holistic Yoga Flow workshops and teacher trainings in the Los Angeles area and internationally. She cocreated the online program Yoga 30 for 30 and is coauthor of Holistic Yoga Flow: The Path of Practice.

Tuition $340 plus 2 nights

DIANA RAAB, MFA, PHD,

NEHA SANGWAN, MD,

is an award-winning memoirist, poet, speaker, educator, and survivor. She is author of nine books and over 1,000 articles and poems, most recently, Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life. Raab conducts writing workshops and programs throughout the country.

is a physician-entrepreneur, international speaker, and corporate communication expert who combines the science of medicine with the art of communication. She is author of TalkRx: Five Steps to Honest Conversations that Create Connection, Health, and Happiness and has worked with numerous organizations, including Google and the American Heart Association.

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is a seasoned somatic movement activist with over 40 years of experience guiding workshops in Continuum, yoga, and mindfulness meditation around the globe. With embodiment as a spiritual path, Beth is president of the board of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association.

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Within your voice is the power to purify, protect, and clear the mind. Explore the alchemical capacity of mantra, using it as a tool for healing and elevation in your personal or professional practice. Tuition $330 plus 3 nights

Tuition $350 plus 4 nights

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Join sound savants Silvia Nakkach and Shivananda Thomas Amelio for an in-depth focus on the science and experience of chanting ancient vibrational healing formulas, from Sanskrit mantras to the icaros of the Peruvian Amazon.

The Path of Practice


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Breaking Barriers:

The Soulmate Secret:

Cherokee Bodywork:

Quantum Dreaming: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science

The Business of Yoga:

Best Practices in the Yoga Industry

L E W I S ME H L-M A D RO N A A ND BA R BAR A M A I N G U Y

RO B ERT M O SS

N I CO L E C H ETAU D A N D H I L L A RY SK I B EL L

Connect to Your Deeper Self

Manifest the Love of Your Life

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Codependency has been described as “the addiction to look elsewhere”—believing that something outside of yourself will bring you fulfillment and joy.

Are you seeking your soulmate? Join internationally celebrated love and relationship expert Arielle Ford for a fun, empowering, experiential workshop on The Soulmate Secret.

Join Nikki Myers for an exploration of Yoga of 12-Step Recovery, a holistic model that addresses the physical, mental, and spiritual disease of addiction. Harness the practice of yoga to examine the roots of codependency and connect your true self with a higher power. Understand your personal patterns (samskaras) and acquire tools for healing through awareness, self-love, and creativity. You will tap into an endless source of happiness, wisdom, energy, and love.

Discover proven practices and transformational processes for manifesting a soulmate, and effective healing techniques to let go of past heartbreak and blocks to love. Learn how to clarify your needs and open your heart to connect with the partnership energy of the divine. Prepare your body, mind, spirit, and home for your perfect life partner. Release your past and gift yourself the long-term romantic fulfillment you deserve!

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The Healing Power of Reading the Body

Healing bodywork practices existed throughout North America long before Europeans appeared. Join Lewis MehlMadrona and Barbara Mainguy to explore healing practices that the founder of American osteopathy, A.T. Still, learned from Native Americans, including the Shawnee, Pawnee, and Cherokee tribes. Explore the similarities among Cherokee bodywork, contemporary osteopathy, and traditional Chinese medicine. Take home healing techniques based on the use of acupuncture and the Cherokee awareness of energy meridians. Immerse yourself in a fun, supportive environment to learn about traditional Cherokee bodywork methods such as “reading the body,” and unlock the healing power of embodied stories and dialoguing with the body.

The physicist and the shaman agree: we live in a conscious universe where everything is alive and connected, where mind and matter interweave. Join Robert Moss for an exploration of Quantum Dreaming—where primal shamanism, the best of contemporary dreamwork, lucid dreaming techniques, and modern science come together. Travel into the possible future to see challenges and opportunities that lie ahead; access the Akashic records; uncover “past life” and “other life” dramas that may be influencing the present; and create a vision for your life so strong it becomes real. In this five-day retreat, you will learn how to wake up to sources of guidance, healing, and creativity beyond the reach of the everyday mind. Tuition $790 plus 5 nights

Are you interested in learning more about the explosive growth of the yoga industry and how to create a successful business? Join Nicole Chetaud and Hillary Skibell for an in-depth overview of business best practices in the yoga industry for current and future yoga entrepreneurs. Explore a 60-minute Vinyasa Flow Yoga class each day, life coaching and leadership exercises, and business best practices. Whether you are opening a physical studio, becoming an instructor, or adding a new revenue stream to your life, this program is for you. Take home self-care tips and skills in marketing, sales, retention, staffing, and software to help you set and reach goals for a successful practice. Tuition $425 plus 5 nights

Tuition $410 plus 5 nights L E W I S M E H L- M A D R O N A , MD, PHD,

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is an accomplished speaker, teacher, and practitioner. A C-IAYT yoga therapist, Somatic Experiencing® practitioner, addictions recovery specialist, and certified health coach, Nikki is founder of Yoga of 12Step Recovery, born from her personal struggle with addiction and based on the idea that “the issues live in the tissues.”

is a love and relationship expert and a leading personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. She is author of 11 books, including Turn Your Mate into Your Soulmate and international best-seller The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction.

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B A R B A R A M A I N G U Y, MFA, MA, is creative arts director and education director for Coyote Institute in Orono, Maine. A psychotherapist working with people experiencing psychosis and extraordinary experiences, she also researches embodied narratives and drama therapy. She is coauthor, with Lewis MehlMadrona, of Remapping Your Mind: The Neuroscience of SelfTransformation Through Story.

is a certified MINDBODY consultant, global presenter, and cofounder of BrandBot, a marketing company for the yoga and fitness industry. A certified Bikram and 200hour YogaWorks teacher, she brings 10 years of instruction experience and 15 years in client service, sales, marketing, and management to individual and corporate consulting.

ROBERT MOSS

HILLARY SKIBELL

is the creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of dreamwork and shamanism. A former historian and journalist, he is a best-selling author, poet, and independent scholar whose many books include Conscious Dreaming, The Secret History of Dreaming, and Dreaming the Soul Back Home. He leads workshops worldwide.

is a certified life coach and founder of Breathing Room. With over 14 years in the wellness industry, her integrative approach blends yoga, life coaching, and soulful living and design. She teaches classes, teacher trainings, and retreats locally and abroad, helping people harmonize their inner and outer worlds.

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NIKKI MYERS, MBA,

is an author, researcher, and healer of Cherokee and Lakota heritage. Trained in family medicine, psychiatry, and clinical psychology, he researches Lakota, Cherokee, and Cree healing practices and their intersections with conventional medicine. He is author of Healing the Mind through the Power of Story: The Promise of Narrative Psychiatry.

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2018 Spring Highlights

MAR 2 – 4, 2018

MAR 2 – 4, 2018

MAR 2 – 4, 2018

MAR 8 – 11, 2018

ROLF GATES Faith and Flow: A Vinyasa Weekend

JUDITH ORLOFF, MD Become an Intuitive Healer

ALANIS MORISSETTE Exploring self and Self

GARY KRAFTSOW, MA, E-RY T 500 Yoga Therapy for Stress Management

MAR 9 – 11, 2018

MAR 9 – 11, 2018

MAR 9 – 11, 2018

MAR 11 – 16, 2018

MAR 16 – 18, 2018

MAR 16 – 18, 2018

MAR 23 – 25, 2018

MAR 23 – 28, 2018

JOEL FUHRMAN, MD Advanced Nutrition: Reverse Disease and Increased Longevity

LYNNE TWIST The Soul of Money

WILL KABAT-ZINN The Liberating Power

PEDRAM SHOJAI, MA The Art of Stopping Time and Tech Cleanse

ALBERTO VILLOLDO, PHD One Spirit Medicine

SHARON SALZBERG Real Love

HAL ELROD The Miracle Morning: The NotSo-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life

DIANA CHAPMAN AND JIM DETHMER Creating a Drama-Free Culture

MAR 30 – APR 1, 2018

APR 6 – 8, 2018

of Mindfulness

GUY DOUGLAS Sound Bath

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APR 12 – 15, 2018

APR 20 – 22, 2018

APR 20 – 22, 2018

APR 20 – 22, 2018

APR 26 – 29, 2018

DANIEL AMEN, MD, AND TANA AMEN, RN Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Mindful Leadership Summit at 1440 Multiversity

T. COLIN CAMPBELL, PHD, AND THOMAS CAMPBELL The China Study in Practice

DANIEL SIEGEL, MD, AND ELISSA EPEL, PHD Cultivating Resilience

DR. SHEFALI TSABARY Deep Dive into Conscious Parenting

JOHN HOLLAND Pathways to Mediumship

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March 2 – 4, 2018

Exploring self and Self

April 20 – 22, 2018

WITH ANN RANDOLPH AND JUSTIN HILTON

Deep Dive into Conscious Parenting

Alanis Morissette and friends invite you to explore, define, express, and deepen your connection and understanding of self, spirit-Self, and others. We’ll be taking a deep dive into many aspects of what makes us human in a way that will allow us to operate from a place of intuition, empowerment, curiosity, and profound trust as we move through our lives.

Oprah’s favorite parenting expert and best-selling author of the revolutionary Conscious Parenting approach to raising families, Dr. Shefali will take us into the fundamentals of her philosophies, outlining each concept in depth with practical examples and solutions. Participants will leave with a profound understanding of her concepts and how to apply them in their relationships with their children, fostering stronger connection and empowerment.

During our time together, we will explore our shadow aspects, our multiplicity of parts, the developmental stages and how they affect our adult relationships, and how we define our own values, healthy boundaries, and somatic awareness. We’ll also examine how aspects of the divine masculine and feminine show up in our lives, and how by dismantling fantasies we can help ourselves experience healthy relationships.

April 22 – 25, 2018

ALANIS MORISSETTE

Through writing, experiential exercises, direct teachings, creative expression, dialogue, movement, and inquiry, we can plumb the depths of our psyches as we define and nurture our connection with spirit, others, and our very own selves. With profound warmth, empathy, humor, wisdom, knowledge, and experience, this workshop is an invitation for you to create practices for self-care and self-knowledge so that you may live.

Alanis Morissette is most well-known for her autobiographical songwriting and passionate performances, as well as her evocative and engaging articles, interviews, and public speaking events. Her music has won seven Grammys. She is also a charitable activist who has supported causes that focus on empowerment, art, recovery, psychological and spiritual healing, feminism, relationships, and environmental causes, earning her a Global Tolerance Award from the United Nations.

Silent and Guided Meditation Retreat Give yourself the precious gift of being guided by Dr. Shefali into stillness and silence. Learn how to practice mindfulness in a powerful and deeply transformative manner, find your more authentic self, and create a life of greater purpose.

Shefali Tsabary, PhD

Alanis will be joined by award-winning writer-performer Ann Randolph and Justin Hilton, sought-after for his guidance through the terrain of shadow work, relationships, and addiction recovery.

Dr. Shefali Tsabary’s groundbreaking approach to parenting has taken her books to the top of the New York Times best seller list. Her blend of clinical psychology and Eastern mindfulness sets her apart as a leader in the field of mindfulness psychology.

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V I S I T 14 4 0.O R G / S H E FA L I F O R F U L L D E TA I L S

To have a place such as 1440 Multiversity to gather and reflect on life’s deeper issues is a blessing. I am honored to be teaching there in April to help us go on a journey of awakening and increased presence. D r. S h efali Tsabar y 1 4 4 0 M U LT I V E R S I T Y FA C U LT Y

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Please register for your chosen program(s) by visiting 1440.org/register or by calling us toll-free at 1-844-544-1440.

Our accommodation rates cover far more than just the bed you sleep in. Rates include:

Check-in begins at 2:15 pm and rooms are ready by 4:00 pm. We encourage you to allow for a little extra time on arrival day so that you don’t feel rushed. After checking in, we invite you to explore campus or enjoy a yoga or meditation class before dinner is served from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

1440 Multiversity is in the redwoods of Scotts Valley, California, between Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley— within easy reach of San Francisco.

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All meals Daily meditation and yoga classes Non-ticketed evening events Access to healing arts treatments Use of the Fitness Center, steam rooms, whirlpool, hiking trails, and more • Access to cafés and shops.

The total cost of your stay includes your program tuition (or R&R rate) plus the cost of your chosen accommodation type. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

We offer an optional welcome session at 6:45 pm. Opening night program sessions typically begin at 7:30 pm. Checkout is at noon. On your final day with us, program sessions end by 11:30 am and lunch is included.

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Make yourself at home. Our housing is designed for sharing. On purpose. Some people come with friends or partners. And for many, we delight in matching roommates,* as we know sharing a room with someone new can open us up to fresh experiences. It’s part of the fun and adventure of 1440. Accommodation rates start as low as $165 per person, per night, plus tax** and include a host of amenities beyond the bed you sleep in. From modern Asian-style shared sleeping spaces for eight all the way to decadent fireplace suites with slate patios overlooking the redwoods, we have a range of incredible room choices for every taste and budget. And if you find yourself in need of a truly private respite, because sometimes we all do, there are a limited number of single rooms available, and our shared accommodations can also be booked privately for an additional fee. *Roommates are matched by gender. **Prices subject to change without notice. Please visit 1440.org/accommodations for current rates.

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darker, harder parts of my life—and via my work as Sugar, the lives of others—I hold up a mirror. People recognize themselves. They understand they are not alone.

On Writing (& Living) with Grief, Bravery, and Empathy A N

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1440: AS SUGAR, YOU OFFER PEOPLE WHAT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS RADICAL EMPATHY. WHAT DOES THIS CONCEPT MEAN TO YOU? DO YOU PRACTICE RADICAL EMPATHY TOWARD YOURSELF? WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE? CHERYL: To me, radical empathy means striving to always hold others in unconditional positive regard. It means assuming that most of us are essentially good at our core, that we are all worthy of love and forgiveness. In action, it means willingness to contemplate the decisions and actions of others with consideration rather than condemnation, with compassion rather than scorn. Having radical empathy is not about letting people off the hook for their misdeeds and mistakes, but rather holding them—and ourselves—to a higher standard. It’s about saying, “I believe we are capable of doing better, of being kinder, braver, more honest, and more generous—even after we have failed to do so.”

I do a fair job of radical empathy towards myself, but I could do better! When I start beating myself up about something I wish I’d done or not done, I try to imagine what I might say to a friend if he or she came to me with that same struggle. It’s so much easier to be kind to others than it is to be kind to ourselves, so that mental shift in perspective helps me get out of my head a bit. Another thing that helps me when it comes to self-empathy is trusting the truth that we learn from our mistakes—that even if I have done something I regret, I have the opportunity to allow that experience to be a teacher to me so I won’t make the same mistake again.

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1440: YOU ENCOURAGE ASPIRING WRITERS TO BE BRAVE IN THE TOPICS THEY EXPLORE IN THEIR WORK. WHY IS BRAVERY SO CRITICAL TO THE CREATIVE PROCESS? CHERYL: Because the creative process is ultimately about telling the truth. It’s about being as transparent as we can possibly bear to be. That is inherently scary. We risk condemnation, rejection, and vulnerable exposure when we show the world who we really are inside. You have to be brave to do that, and if you aren’t able to muster that bravery, it is pretty difficult to make art. Art’s job is to tell us what it means to be human, so the people who create it need to be up to that task.

1440: WHAT OBSTRUCTS YOUR OWN BRAVERY? IN WRITING AND IN LIFE? HOW DO YOU RESPOND? CHERYL: Like anyone, what I want most of all is to be loved and praised and I also want my books to be loved and praised. And yet I know there is no such person who can only be loved and praised, and also no such book. So, I remind myself of that when I feel afraid as a writer. I remind myself that my truest intention isn’t to please people. My intention is to do my work. So I do it. And you know what? The writing that people love me the very most for is precisely the writing I felt the very most afraid to write. In the hard moments, I remember that.

This inte rvie w was conducted by Kate G ree n Tripp, Managing Editor for 1440 Multive rs ity.

1440: WILD IS, AMONG OTHER THINGS, A TALE OF LOSS AND GRIEF. YOU HAVE WRITTEN EXTENSIVELY ABOUT THE DAMAGING WAYS YOU RESPONDED TO BOTH AS A YOUNG ADULT. HOW DO YOU GRIEVE IN YOUR LIFE TODAY?

Cheryl Strayed, MFA, is the widely acclaimed author of the #1 New York Times best-selling memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, the New York Times best sellers Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar and Brave Enough, as well as the novel Torch. Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 and adapted into an Academy Awardnominated movie. Cheryl’s books have been translated into 40 languages, and her essays have been featured in numerous publications, including The Best American Essays, New York Times, Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, and Salon. She is cohost, along with Steve Almond, of the WBUR / New York Times podcast Dear Sugars, which originated with her popular Dear Sugar advice column on TheRumpus.net. PG. 106

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1440: YOU ARE KNOWN (AND ADORED) FOR YOUR GRIT AND HONEST Y AS A WRITER AND AS THE VOICE OF SUGAR. WHY DO YOU THINK READERS AND LISTENERS ARE SO HUNGRY FOR BOTH? CHERYL: We all struggle. We all experience self-doubt. We all want love and fear we won’t get it. As a writer and as a person, I’ve always tried to reveal rather than conceal those very human realities. I think people are hungry for it because it’s in opposition to the happy face so many people feel like they should be showing to the world. There’s nothing wrong with saying “Everything is great!” when everything is great, but the fact is that we all suffer, we all make mistakes, and we all have fears and insecurities.

CHERYL: Every day of my life for more than 26 years has been imbued with the sorrow that my mother is no longer in it. My grief is present in every breath I take—which doesn’t mean I’m always sad. It means I’ve had to get used to living with that enormous loss. I’ve had to learn to carry it with me and I’ve done that, rather joyfully. The deepest thing I know about loss is that grief is love. It is love. It is not sorrow. It is beauty, not ugliness. Maybe once or twice a year, I will think of my mom and weep. I miss her. But I bring her back to me every day in my own mothering of my two children and in my work. She is alive in my stories.

OCT 13 – 15 CHERYL S TR AYED AND ELIZ ABE TH G ILBERT B R AVE M AG IC

An Invitation to Curiosity, Creativity, and Courage.

I think people feel a tremendous sense of comfort when those around them are willing to tell the complicated truths of their lives, rather than just one part of them. By telling stories about the

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Sometimes if you move carefully through the forest,

Requests to stop what you are doing right now, and

breathing like the ones in the old stories,

to stop what you are becoming while you do it,

who could cross a shimmering bed of leaves without a sound,

questions that can make or unmake a life,

you come to a place whose only task

questions that have patiently waited for you,

is to trouble you with tiny but frightening requests,

questions that have no right to go away.

conceived out of nowhere but in this place beginning to lead everywhere.

J O IN IN CO N V ERSATION WITH DAVID WHY TE AND OTHER TH O U G HT LE AD ERS AT THE O N B EIN G G ATHERIN G ON FEB 16 – 19, 2018 . M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N O N P G 9 2

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