This weekend, dive in and explore yoga asana, meditation, and pranayama with internationally beloved yoga teachers Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee.
The yoga sutras tell us that for millennia yoga has been used as a practice to observe the fluctuations of the mind and cultivate the experience of equilibrium, whatever the present moment brings. As we move from posture to posture, our goal is to find steadiness and sweetness, strengthening our ability to flow with inner and outer change.
Through physically engaging yoga sessions, you will learn:
- Practices to release tension and restlessness, allowing you to be fully present to life with vitality and ease
- To hear and physically respond to the messages of the body while moving in rhythmic flows
- How to create a home practice that includes energy-boosting movement as well as cooling practices for balance and joy.
We will begin by slowly opening up the body and then turning up the heat with asana. After a creative, invigorating, and uplifting practice, we will cool down with restorative poses, pranayama, and meditation, leaving the body stretched, happy, and relaxed.
You go home with a greater capacity for flowing with the ever-changing demands and opportunities that life presents.
Rodney Yee is considered a pioneer of yoga in the United States and is one of the most recognized yoga instructors in the world. A practitioner for more than 30 years, Rodney initially became a yoga enthusiast as a student of Iyengar Yoga but now teaches a blend of Iyengar and his own invented style.
He began his teaching career at The Yoga Room in Berkeley, California, later cofounding the Piedmont Yoga Studio (with Richard Rosen and Claire Finn) in Oakland. Currently based in New York, he teaches regularly at Yoga Shanti, a Sag Harbor studio owned by his wife and well-known yoga teacher Colleen Saidman.
Rodney leads teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats nationally and internationally, many of them with Colleen. He has also been teaching advanced yoga teacher trainings at studios throughout the country for more than 15 years.
A former dancer with the Oakland Ballet Company and the Matsuyama Ballet Company of Tokyo, Rodney has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and PBS, and is featured in more than 30 instructional video/DVD series by GAIM.
The coauthor of two books, Yoga: The Poetry of the Body and Moving Toward Balance, serves as a cochair of the Urban Zen Health and Wellness Initiative, a foundation dedicated to bringing yoga, massage, and holistic therapies to hospitals around the nation.View Bio PageColleen Saidman Yee
Colleen Saidman, an American yoga instructor and a graduate of Jivamukti teacher training program, was crowned the First Lady of Yoga by the New York Times in 2013 and has appeared in Yoga Journal, Vanity Fair, New York magazine, Allure, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
A yoga practitioner for more than 20 years and a teacher for more than 15, Colleen is director and owner of the popular Yoga Shanti studio in Sag Harbor, New York, codirector of the Urban Zen integrative therapy program, and cofounder with her husband Rodney Yee of the Gaiam Yoga Club.
Before establishing herself on the yoga circuit, Colleen traveled throughout Europe and Asia and had a varied career, including working as a model and living in Calcutta, India, helping Mother Theresa at the Home for the Dying and Destitute.
Colleen leads teacher trainings and workshops nationally and internationally and is featured in numerous popular Gaiam yoga videos, including her latest, Yoga for Weight Loss.View Bio Page
Develop a yoga practice that increases your ability to feel balanced and grounded through the constant change that is the nature of life.<br /> <br /> Spend a weekend practicing yoga, meditation, and deep relaxation to reconnect to your inherent joy, equanimity, and vitality.<br /> <br /> Let go of tension from present-day stressors and immerse yourself in a playful, deep, and heart-opening yoga weekend.<br /> <br />
Release pent-up stress and experience authentic joy and lightheartedness.
Learn practices for navigating the shifting tides of life with ease and skill.
Practice creative, inspiring yoga sequences that lead to openness, strength, and flexibility in body, mind, heart, and life.
Connect to a deep inner source of comfort, stability, and courage.
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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.