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Breaking Barriers

Connect to Your Deeper Self

February 23 - 25, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$300 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Codependency has been described as “the addiction to look elsewhere.” It’s the belief that something outside of ourselves—people, places, things, behaviors, or experiences—will bring us fulfillment and joy.

Join addiction recovery specialist Nikki Myers, MBA, for an experiential workshop based on Yoga of 12-Step Recovery, a holistic model that addresses the physical, mental, and spiritual dis-ease of addiction. Through lecture, discussion, and practice, you will learn to use the tools of yoga to examine the roots of codependency and develop a deeper relationship with self.

In this weekend workshop, you will explore:

  • Asana, pranayama, meditation, and chanting to ground your body
  • Ways to delve into your personal patterns (samskaras), undo those that are harmful, and reinforce those that are beneficial
  • Techniques to connect your true self with a higher power
  • Tools for healing through a process of awareness, self-love, and creativity.
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  • Faculty Bio
    Nikki Myers, MBA

    Teacher, yoga therapist, and addictions recovery specialist

    Nikki Myers is an accomplished speaker, teacher, and practitioner. A C-IAYT yoga therapist, Somatic Experiencing® practitioner, addictions recovery specialist, and certified health coach, Nikki is the founder of The Yoga of 12-Step Recover (Y12SR), born from her personal struggle with addiction and based on the idea that “the issues live in the tissues.”

    Y12SR is a relapse-prevention program that weaves together the art and science of yoga with the practical tools of 12-step programs. Y12SR meetings are now available throughout the world, and the curriculum is rapidly becoming a feature of addiction recovery treatment centers.

    Nikki’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Black Enterprise, The Huffington Post, Origin magazine, and She is cofounder of the annual Yoga, Meditation, and Recovery Conferences at Esalen Institute and Kripalu Center.

    Nikki was named a Yoga Journal Game Changer in 2015 and honored as a recipient of the esteemed NUVO Cultural Visionary Award in 2014.

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  • Why Attend
    • Reclaim yourself by understanding the underlying cause of all addiction—searching for fulfillment and joy from outside sources.

    • Get inspired and empowered to undo addictive behaviors that disconnect you from yourself, your loved ones, and your environment.

    • Informed by the latest research in neuroscience and trauma healing, “connect the dots” by combining the somatic approach of yoga with the cognitive approach of the 12-step recovery model

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Special Interest To

    Families affected by addiction. People in the helping professions (yoga teachers, medical professionals, social workers, and healers).

  • 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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