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Primal Yoga® Immersion

Yoga, Martial Arts, and the Chinese Five Elements

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Experience Primal Yoga, a fluid and thoughtfully sequenced style that combines movement and breath to cultivate the flow of qi and pranic energy throughout the body. Seamlessly blending yoga with slow flowing movements inspired by tai chi, qigong, and kung fu, Primal Yoga becomes a harmonious dance that creates balance, strength, and synergy in our physical and emotional bodies.

In this special 5-day immersion, we will explore the relationship between yoga and martial arts within the framework and philosophy of the Chinese Five Elements. Each day, we will work with one of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Throughout, you will experience creative, out-of-the box movement, artful transitions, and philosophical discussions as you learn:

  • An engaging, effective approach to optimal functioning of the body to create radiant health and vitality
  • Primal Yoga sequences, including breathwork, meditation, and energy practices to balance the elements
  • The physical and emotional manifestations and various pathologies that result when the elements are out of balance.

With an emphasis on breath, fluidity and alignment-based sequencing, Primal Yoga taps into your body’s innate wisdom to unlock the healing potential within, fostering integrated alignment and balance. You will leave energized, uplifted, and inspired, with practices to continue at home.

Liz Arch

July 30 - August 4, 2017
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$450 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

Experience Primal Yoga, a fluid and thoughtfully sequenced style that combines movement and breath to cultivate the flow of qi and pranic energy throughout the body. Seamlessly blending yoga with slow flowing movements inspired by tai chi, qigong, and kung fu, Primal Yoga becomes a harmonious dance that creates balance, strength, and synergy in our physical and emotional bodies.

In this special 5-day immersion, we will explore the relationship between yoga and martial arts within the framework and philosophy of the Chinese Five Elements. Each day, we will work with one of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Throughout, you will experience creative, out-of-the box movement, artful transitions, and philosophical discussions as you learn:

  • An engaging, effective approach to optimal functioning of the body to create radiant health and vitality
  • Primal Yoga sequences, including breathwork, meditation, and energy practices to balance the elements
  • The physical and emotional manifestations and various pathologies that result when the elements are out of balance.

With an emphasis on breath, fluidity and alignment-based sequencing, Primal Yoga taps into your body’s innate wisdom to unlock the healing potential within, fostering integrated alignment and balance. You will leave energized, uplifted, and inspired, with practices to continue at home.

Faculty Bio

Liz Arch

Liz Arch, named one of the “100 Women to Watch in Wellness” by MindBodyGreen, is creator of Primal Yoga®, a dynamic yoga and martial arts fusion class merging vinyasa yoga with the artistry of kung fu and the grace of Tai Chi.

With more than 10 years’ experience in various yoga and martial arts styles, she holds a Tai Chi Quan certification from the Beijing Tai Chi and Kung Fu Academy and has won local and national kung fu and Tai Chi competitions. She holds multiple yoga certifications and has trained celebrities, musicians, and Olympic athletes.

Liz travels the world leading teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats. She has graced the cover of international yoga magazines and has contributed as a health and wellness expert to Self.com, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal, and other online lifestyle resources. A firm believer in the capacity of yoga to heal, she donates her time to the causes that touch her heart.

Why Attend

  • Create radiant health and vitality by applying the wisdom of the Chinese Five Elements to yoga and martial arts sequences.

  • Learn a dynamic yoga and martial arts fusion that creates balance, strength, and synergy in the physical and emotional bodies.

  • Connect with ancient healing wisdom you can easily use to inspire a fresh, new future.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Special Details

    No prior martial arts experience necessary.

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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