Lisa Jakub: Yoga and Writing for Anxiety Management at 1440 Multiversity

The Practice at 1440: Design-Your-Own Yoga Retreat, Jan 17–20.


Yoga and Writing for Anxiety Management

Turn Worry into Wonder

July 19 - 21, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 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

What does it take to turn worry into wonder? Concern into confidence? Heaviness into openheartedness?

In this transformational weekend, Lisa Jakub, yogi and author, shares the tools she’s used to find peace and joy in the midst of life’s chaos. After retiring from an 18-year Hollywood acting career that appeared successful on the outside, Lisa faced what was true on the inside. She had social anxiety and a full-blown panic disorder that often made it hard to leave the house. Ultimately, Lisa cultivated powerful ways to manage her mental health and thrive.

In this workshop that includes lecture, mindful group discussions, journaling, and gentle, beginner-friendly asana practice, you will:

  • Create a yoga practice to specifically support mental and emotional well-being
  • Access your creativity in order to address trauma and heal from past experiences
  • Explore and transform your Inner Critic, Samskara, and identifying stories
  • Use neuroplasticity to access patterns and make changes in your thoughts and behaviors
  • Create and/or deepen your daily meditation practice.

Learn how to use yogic philosophy and therapeutic writing to gain a deeper understanding of your purpose, connection, and authentic power. Leave with new ways to connect with yourself and show up in the world.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Lisa Jakub

    Writer, yoga teacher, and mental health advocate

    Lisa Jakub is an author, Kripalu Center yoga teacher, and former actress who has more than 40 film and television credits to her name, including Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day, and George Lucas in Love. In search of a more authentic life, she retired from her 18-year acting career at the age of 22. She has since found happiness and purpose as a writer, teacher, and an advocate for mental health awareness.

    Inspired by her journey through social anxiety, depression, and a panic disorder, Lisa leads writing and yoga workshops all over the country. She also teaches yoga classes for anxiety and post-traumatic stress. The author of the memoir, You Look Like That Girl: A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up, Lisa has appeared on the Today show, HuffPost Live, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and CBC. Her latest book, Not Just Me: Anxiety, Depression, and Learning to Embrace Your Weird, is a hopeful, entertaining, and enlightening look at the root causes of anxiety, the latest research on mood disorders, and ideas for how we can all live authentically with more peace, power, and purpose.

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  • Why Attend
    • Lisa Jakub knows a thing or two about anxiety. Be inspired by her journey and learn how she overcame debilitating habits using natural routines and ancient practices.<br />

    • Change your thoughts, change your habits, change your life. Challenge the Inner Critic, transform repetitive thoughts, and start telling yourself a new, and less limiting, set of stories.

    • Cultivate a writing, mindfulness, and yoga practice that will bring you closer to yourself and your highest purpose.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    There will be some practicing of yoga, but it will be accessible to all, even total beginners or those with physical limitations.

    Things to Bring

    Students should bring notebook/paper and writing instrument.

  • 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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