Katy Bowman: Dynamic Aging at 1440 Multiversity

Take your WHY to the next level at The WHY Program at 1440, Aug 23–25.


Dynamic Aging

Simple Exercises for Improving Strength and Confident Movement

April 6 - 8, 2018

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

Your whole body needs movement for you to thrive. In this course, movers of all ages will experience both indoor and outdoor movement activities on the redwood-covered property. You’ll invest in your wellness by learning how to care for your body—feet, ankles, knees, hips, back, shoulders, pelvic floor, brain, and all the rest—in a whole-body, whole-life way. And together we’ll challenge our common perceptions of what it means to age.

Biomechanist Katy Bowman notes that even diligent exercisers get joint replacements and take medications similar to couch potatoes. This is why it’s time to differentiate between exercise—yoga, running, weight lifting, cardio, CrossFit, etc.—and movement. They are not the same thing, and if we ignore the wide variety of possible non-exercise movements, we won’t age as robustly as we can.

Join Katy for a weekend workshop for all experience levels, ages, and body types that is sure to revolutionize how you understand your body and everyday habits. Indoors and outdoors among the trees, we’ll explore:

  • Techniques to care for every part of your body in a holistic, realistic way
  • Why nature enhances our movement experience
  • How to build scenarios to challenge all parts of your body!
  • The important difference between occasional daily exercise and a lifestyle of integrated movement
  • How to incorporate movement into your everyday life no matter your age, profession, or fitness level

The paradigm-shifting Dynamic Aging approach helps you create a vibrant and movement-rich life using corrective exercises and their practical application. Come discover how to put the movement back into your life, no matter what your age.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Katy Bowman

    Biomechanist and movement teacher

    Katy Bowman is a biomechanist, movement teacher, writer, and speaker who has educated hundreds of thousands of people about the vital role of movement in physical health and well-being. Passionate about health-enhancing movement beyond exercise, her vision is to support the reintegration of movement into everyday modern lives.

    Katy volunteers her time leading courses among diverse groups of people and works with nonprofits to promote outdoor education. She directs and teaches at the Nutritious Movement Center Northwest in Washington state, and hosts the award-winning podcast Katy Says.

    Katy and her work have been featured in numerous media outlets including the Today show, Prevention magazine, Good Housekeeping, and Runner’s World. She is the best-selling author of eight books, including Move Your DNA and Dynamic Aging. Katy spends as much time as possible moving in nature with her young family.

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  • Why Attend
    • Discover fun, creative tricks to build healthy movement into your daily life, redesigning everything from how you work and relax to how you care for your family and perform chores.<br /> <br />  

    • Learn how even busy parents, full-time professionals, and entrepreneurs can find time to weave movement into every waking moment.

    • Reverse the detrimental effects of sedentary modern life, and walk away energized, refreshed, and more mobile.

    • Exercised-based hobbies like running, weightlifting, and even yoga can isolate physical activity into small periods of the day, limiting your physical and mental health. Learn to uplevel your fitness!

  • Things to Know/Schedule

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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.

  • 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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