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The Art of Stopping Time

Slowing Down in the Age of Overwhelm

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

In today’s hectic, always-on world of constant connection, finding stillness and calm can feel impossible. What if you could “stop time” and disconnect from the frantic pace of your everyday life, savoring each moment as it arrives? Did you know your physical health, mental and emotional wellness, and work productivity are all intrinsically linked to your ability to relax and slow down?

Join Dr. Pedram Shojai, OMD, for a five-day workshop to learn the forgotten art of “stopping time.” Throughout this hands-on experience, you’ll receive the space and guidance needed to learn how to thrive in the “age of overwhelm.” Practice profound Taoist qigong and seated meditation—and take your skills outdoors, where you will relax and reflect beneath majestic redwoods. Power down your tech devices to encourage an inward search. This course will be layered with practical applications for daily life.

You will learn:

  • Actionable steps towards peacefulness you can take advantage of right now
  • How to sit in stillness and silence
  • How to redesign your daily habits to encourage moments of “stopping time” every day
  • The keys to tapping into a deep source of peaceful energy that’s woven into every moment.

Pedram Shojai, OMD

March 11 - 16, 2018
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$425 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

In today’s hectic, always-on world of constant connection, finding stillness and calm can feel impossible. What if you could “stop time” and disconnect from the frantic pace of your everyday life, savoring each moment as it arrives? Did you know your physical health, mental and emotional wellness, and work productivity are all intrinsically linked to your ability to relax and slow down?

Join Dr. Pedram Shojai, OMD, for a five-day workshop to learn the forgotten art of “stopping time.” Throughout this hands-on experience, you’ll receive the space and guidance needed to learn how to thrive in the “age of overwhelm.” Practice profound Taoist qigong and seated meditation—and take your skills outdoors, where you will relax and reflect beneath majestic redwoods. Power down your tech devices to encourage an inward search. This course will be layered with practical applications for daily life.

You will learn:

  • Actionable steps towards peacefulness you can take advantage of right now
  • How to sit in stillness and silence
  • How to redesign your daily habits to encourage moments of “stopping time” every day
  • The keys to tapping into a deep source of peaceful energy that’s woven into every moment.

Faculty Bio

Pedram Shojai, OMD

Dr. Pedram Shojai is the founder of Well.org, the editor of BeMore! Magazine, and the creator of The Urban Monk program and website. He is a doctor of oriental medicine, a qigong master, a student of kung fu and tai chi, and a former Taoist monk.

Combining holistic, ancient Eastern practices with practical applications for everyday modern life, he has years of experience helping busy urban people restyle their lives to focus on wellness and happiness.

He is the author of Rise and Shine, The Urban Monk, and The Art of Stopping Time: Practical Mindfulness for Busy People. He is the producer and director of the movies Vitality, Origins, and Prosperity. Pedram and his work have been featured on CNN, the Today show, in Women’s Health magazine, The Huffington Post, and more.

Why Attend

  • Attain peace of mind in a realistic way that works with your life, your schedule, your commitments, and your personality.

  • Making time to slow down will actually uncover more time in your waking hours, creating less rushed days with more time to do what you love.

  • Indulge in the opportunity to spend time soaking up the quiet, peaceful redwood forest and find supreme relaxation.

Things to Know

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • What to Wear

    Wear comfortable clothes and bring shoes to walk in the woods.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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