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Happy Yoga

Unleash Your Inner Bliss Through Yoga, Meditation, and Chanting

August 27 - September 1, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$425 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

Registration Closed

Program Description

Has your life—or your yoga practice—become stagnant, dull, and overly serious? Would you believe you are born inherently happy but that habitual worry and the distractions of daily life have covered that up?

Steve Ross, author of Happy Yoga, will help you bring your happy back. His combination of upbeat, inspirational, music-enhanced yoga practice with a relaxed, easy approach to spirituality will help you discover a new way of looking at life.

Throughout this workshop, you will:

  • Practice ecstatic breathing (Holotropic-based breathing)
  • Experience Yin Yoga and Flow Yoga
  • Explore yoga philosophy
  • Celebrate with kirtan (chanting in Sanskrit)
  • Learn various kinds of meditation, including chakra and qi gong.

As you gain insight into the blissful nature of reality, you expand your awareness, uplift your consciousness, and take home ways to live a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Steve Ross

    Steve Ross has been teaching yoga for over twenty years, exploring the physical aspects of the practice as well as the philosophical and spiritual roots of yoga.

    Steve spent four years as a monk in the Vedic tradition, and since that time has ceaselessly sought out and reveled in the presence of some of the most notable masters of our time—in India and elsewhere.

    He has been called “Yogi to the Stars” by InStyle magazine and has appeared in numerous publications, including Vanity Fair and the New York Times. He has been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show and hosted Inhale, a yoga program on the Oxygen Network.

    Steve combines upbeat, inspirational music with a relaxed, easy spirituality that makes his classes at Maha Yoga some of the most popular in Los Angeles. His events are ecstatic and his sold out retreats are well known to produce a blissful state of being.

    Before embarking on his yoga career, Steve recorded and toured with bands such as Fleetwood Mac, the Beach Boys, and Men at Work. He also performs with Krishna Das.

    Steve is the author of Happy Yoga: 7 Reasons Why There’s Nothing To Worry About,  and has recorded and produced two chanting CDs: Grace is the Name of the Game and Give Love A Chants.

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  • Why Attend
    • Joy is contagious—bring the happy back into a flagging yoga or spiritual practice with upbeat yoga teacher Steve Ross.

    • Gather a full range of tools you can use at home—from various kinds of yoga and meditation to chanting and breathing techniques—so you can access bliss wherever and whenever you need it.

    • Because life, and yoga, should be fun! And because music can help heal the soul.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.


    None required.

    Experience Level

    Geared toward intermediate yogis; modifications will be included for beginners

  • 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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