With earnest practice, we can shed the layers of fear that keep us trapped in suffering, struggling, and aggression. When we dive into vulnerability and honesty, we plant the seeds of acceptance and peace.
Join master teacher and acclaimed author Rolf Gates for a dynamic weekend of yoga, meditation, and self-study as you learn to create a life that works. Through an immersive combination of Rolf’s signature health-felt vinyasa, guided meditation, lecture, pranayama (breath work), and discussion, you’ll discover tools to ground you in your practice and inspire your life.
Walk away with:
- Meditation and reflection methods with real-world applications for emotional and mental wellness
- Long-lasting physical rejuvenation from a weekend of energetic asana
- A wider perspective on the challenges of your life and how to use your practice to move through them gracefully
- A connection with your heart like never before.
The physical practice will synergize strong, freeing Vinyasa Flow with the stabilizing integrity of yoga’s alignment principles. This challenging yet accessible, all-levels weekend is open to anyone ready to explore yoga as an evolutionary journey. Come with willingness to show up, do your best, and let your best be good enough.
Yoga teacher and expert in yogic philosophy
Rolf Gates, the author of the acclaimed book on yogic philosophy Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, is one of the leading voices of contemporary yoga in the West.
Rolf conducts vinyasa intensives and 200- and 500-hour teacher trainings throughout the United States and abroad. A former US Airborne Ranger and a social worker trained in the field of addiction, Rolf has practiced meditation for the last 20 years. He is the cofounder of the Yoga + Recovery Conference at the Esalen Institute, has brought his course Yoga and Functional Stretching to the US Department of Defense’s Tri-County Summit on Sustainability, and is currently working with the US military on sustainable care for troops and their families.
Rolf works weekly one-on-one with clients in his Yoga Life Coaching program, and has been featured in numerous magazines, including Yoga Journal, Natural Health, and People. Rolf lives in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife, Miriam Gates, the founder and director of Empowered Kids Yoga, and their two children. He has become an avid surfer and puts his yoga to work on his board and in his roles as husband and father.View Bio Page
Expand your yoga practice by incorporating life-changing meditation methods that you can apply to your life right now.
As you flow and reflect alongside a community of enthusiastic practitioners, experience unparalleled energetic, physical, and emotional empowerment.
Take this rare chance to share the wisdom of one of the world’s most respected and influential teachers, and learn how yoga relates to mental and emotional peace and recovery.
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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.
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.