Alessandro Moruzzi|Vehllia Tranne: Emotion Renewal at 1440 Multiversity

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Emotion Renewal

5Rhythms® Waves/Heartbeat

December 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Sunday - Wednesday, 3 nights

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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Program Description

Dance your way into the new year with 5Rhythms, a dynamic movement practice that ignites creativity, connection, and community. The creative genius of Gabrielle Roth, 5Rhythms is meditation in motion: a potent tonic for the body, mind, spirit, and soul.

Led by Alessandro Moruzzi and Vehllia Tranne—two of the Bay Area’s most-esteemed, certified 5Rhythms teachers and the founders of The City Waves™—this 3-day workshop will guide you through the full Wave of the 5Rhythms in sequence.

Through a combination of warm-ups, facilitated movement, dynamic exercise, and individual, partnered, and group work, you will:

  • Learn the foundational and life-changing arc of the 5Rhythms sequence, deepening your understanding of the essential 5Rhythms and their polarities
  • Move gently into the connection that each rhythm has with five basic distinctive emotions
  • Activate your feet, hips, head, and hands to shake loose old feelings and find a sweet and gentle release
  • Learn how to read your own Heartbeat Map to explore your emotions as energy, power, and part of being human.

Come move freely and unconventionally. This practice is a powerful tool for presence, awareness, and creating a direct line between your bodily intelligence and the universal flow. Enter 2020 having had an emotional and physical experience that will enhance your life and your relationships.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Alessandro Moruzzi

    Musician, holistic healer, certified 5Rhythms® teacher

    Born and raised in Italy, Alessandro Moruzzi is a modern-day Renaissance man: a musician, singer, designer, and certified holistic health coach. Alessandro is cofounder of The City Waves™ in San Francisco and a certified 5Rhythms® Teacher, accredited by 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association) to teach both Waves and Heartbeat. He is also an Esalen Massage® therapist certified by World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts.

    Alessandro crossed paths with 5Rhythms after many years of living and traveling around the world—exploring, searching, and seeking, inside and out. This practice has revealed and supported his purpose in life: balancing mind, body, and spirit.

    Enriched by his music, theater, performance, and shamanism background, Alessandro shares this powerful medicine with everyone he crosses paths with. He teaches in San Francisco and around the world, crafting heartfelt, playful, grounded, and healing journeys through the Waves and Heartbeat Maps, offering a safe and transformational space for all, full of sacred humor.

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    Vehllia Tranne

    Celestial dancer and certified 5Rhythms® teacher

    Vehllia Tranne has been celestially dancing before even learning to walk. Born in Java, around the Ring of Fire, she is proud of her mixed heritage and dragon powers. She is a certified 5Rhythms teacher accredited by 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association) for Waves, and is in training for Heartbeat. She is cofounder of The City Waves™ San Francisco.

    Vehllia teaches dance as a tool for self-discovery, healing, and transformation, offering it to anyone interested in a deep transformational exploration of self through moving meditation.

    A yoga teacher certified by Yoga Tree, Vehllia has been initiated into the tradition of stick divination by the Dagara people. Her teaching is inspired by nature and the elements. It is infused with the intuitive shamanic lineage from both her maternal and paternal ancestors. Vehllia’s spontaneity and sincere love for life makes her a passionate healer, courageous shapeshifter, compassionate community leader, loyal partner, and natural teacher.

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  • Why Attend
    • While a seemingly simple process, the 5Rhythms practice facilitates deep and unending explorations, moving the dancer beyond self-imposed limitations and isolation into new depths of creativity and connection.<br />

    • Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness: the 5Rhythms are a powerful way to explore, acknowledge, experience, release, and transform your experience of being human. Hang on to nothing, push nothing away.

    • In the words of Gabrielle Roth, 5Rhythms founder, “The only way out is through.” This is a practice for dancing through your life in a lighter and brighter way, without denial, conflict, and discomfort.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    What to Wear

    We dance barefoot or dance shoes only (indoor shoes). No socks on the dance floor (socks may be slippery). Dress comfortably in clothing that you don’t mind sweating in and which allows you a full range of motion. You may want to bring a cover-up so you don’t get cold, and/or small towel to dry off with.

    Recommended Reading

    Maps to Ecstasy
    Sweat Your Prayers
    Connections, all by Gabrielle Roth

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.


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