Sara Avant Stover: Fresh Start at 1440 Multiversity

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Fresh Start

A New Year’s Retreat for Women

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

The new year is a potent time to pause, vision, and create your life ahead. Yet, finding the space we need to do this can be nearly impossible. Unless, of course, we take it for ourselves!

This 3-day retreat led by Sara Avant Stover—hatha yoga master and expert in feminine spiritual practice—is a chance to step gracefully out of 2019, recalibrate, and plot an intentional and powerful entrance into a whole new year.

Together, you will follow the principles of The Way of the Happy Woman—meditation, periods of sacred silence, women’s yin and flow yoga, journaling, time in nature, ritual, deep rest, and a supportive sisterhood. You will:

  • Review and synthesize important lessons from the past year
  • Calm your mind and energize your body through daily practice
  • Forgive and release what you no longer need to carry forward in a safe and uplifting environment
  • Vision what you most want to create in the year ahead.

Come gather in a circle of women for an intentional and illuminating transition into the new year. Step into 2020 clear, empowered, and refreshed.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Sara Avant Stover

    Hatha yoga master and expert in feminine spiritual practice

    Sara Avant Stover is a teacher of feminine spirituality and empowerment, founder of The Way of the Happy Woman®, and best-selling author of The Way of the Happy Woman: Living the Best Year of Your Life and The Book of SHE: Your Heroine’s Journey into the Heart of Feminine Power.

    Sara graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Columbia University’s all-women’s school, Barnard College. After a cancer scare in her early twenties, Sara moved to Thailand, where she lived for ten years and embarked on a decade-long healing and spiritual odyssey throughout Asia. She has since gone on to uplift tens of thousands of women worldwide.

    A pioneer in contemporary women’s work, she is creator of the world’s first women’s yoga teacher training and the SHE School. Sara has been featured in Yoga Journal, the Huffington Post, Newsweek, Natural Health, and on television networks, including ABC, NBC, and CBS.

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  • Why Attend
    • The world offers us few opportunities to pause and reflect. Give yourself the gift of space and time that modern life won’t.<br />

    • This is a time to fill your inner well, while releasing the old and midwifing in the new.

    • Women supporting women in an intentional and sacred space. What could be better, richer, or more empowering than that?!

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    All women welcome

    Experience Level

    For women of all ages and levels of yoga and meditation experience

    Things to Bring

    A journal

    Recommended Reading

    The Way of the Happy Woman: Living the Best Year of YourLife and The Book of SHE: Your Heroine’s Journey into the Heart of Feminine Power by Sara Avant Stover

  • 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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