Erin Burch|Dawn Preisendorf: Midlife Magic at 1440 Multiversity

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


Midlife Magic

Create the Health and Body You Crave

June 14 - 16, 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

Are you staring into midlife with a sense of void? Fearful of what the aging process might mean? Midlife is hugely transformative and holds an inherent opportunity to reinvent the rest of your life with possibility, empowerment, and richness.

Join physical therapist and founder of The Burch Method, Erin Burch, and holistic detox and Functional Nutritionist and Health Coach Dawn Preisendorf in this straightforward workshop designed to capture a timeless sense of energy, focus, mobility, passion, and purpose.

Through group discussion, partner sharing, journaling, hands-on instruction, and light exercises you will create a sustainable plan of invigorating well-being to maintain daily at home.

Together, you will:

  • Discover your unique bio-individuality and return the body to ease and vitality
  • Reclaim your posture to transform insecurity, injury, or disconnection
  • Incorporate detox methods including nutrition and exercise to boost vigor
  • Break through mental and emotional blocks trapping you in negative cycles or self-sabotage.

Midlife holds abundant possibilities for enabling a fresh start, feeling spectacular, and imagining exciting new potential. Instead of passively letting the rest of your life happen to you, take the reins and uncover the deeply authentic self you radiate from within.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Erin Burch

    Founder of The Burch Method

    Erin Burch is a physical therapist of 40 years and the founder of the premier, revolutionary bodywork system, The Burch Method. The result of her decades long experience, The Burch Method unravels pain patterns and dysfunctional movements to restore full health and freedom. Committed to changing the way people age, Erin inspires everyone to feel empowered and aware in their body by introducing them to their unique body blueprint.

    Now 61 years old, Erin is in full vitality and in amazing shape—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This is her same goal for her clients: having them look, feel, and, most importantly, move younger.

    Erin works with private clients in her boutique practice, teaches workshops nationwide, and hosts the podcast Luscious for Life.

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    Dawn Preisendorf

    Functional Nutritionist

    Dawn Preisendorf is a Functional Nutritionist and Health Coach who frees people from low energy, hormone imbalances and digestive distress. She combines principles of Functional Medicine and Holistic Nutrition to help people get to the root causes of their health challenges, helping them to reclaim vitality by harnessing the healing power of food, nature, heart and mind.

    Dawn is a national speaker who has taught and presented on more than 500 occasions. She has a private nutrition practice in the San Francisco Bay Area and works with people nationwide via video.

    Once an over-stressed corporate executive, Dawn recovered from her own health crash and found vitality again. Dawn has studied functional nutrition and holistic health for 19 years, and has been playing in the woods for as long as she can remember. She holds a master’s degree in nutrition and health education. She is also a certified Wellcoach and a certified Hormone Cure Practitioner through Dr. Sara Gottfried, New York Times best-selling author of Younger.

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  • Why Attend
    • Make a foundational shift to being in the driver’s seat of your own health, working with the design of the body, not against it.

    • Understand the incredibly important intertwined way in which the body, mind, and spirit combine for our overall health.

    • Achieve more than longevity with a sustainable, effective set of skills for lifelong vitality and vibrancy.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    All women welcome.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    What to Wear

    Comfortable clothes for movement

  • 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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