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Power Yoga for Sports Training

October 7 - 12, 2018

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$375 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

An injury is a setback for anyone, but for the athlete, it can be soul-crushing—squashing dreams, stealing physical outlets, and entirely killing careers. Athletes need trainers, coaches, and teachers who know how to prevent injury. And Gwen Lawrence’s Power Yoga for Sports™ Training is a perfect way to keep the athletic body in motion and mind in the game.

Gwen Lawrence, LMT, E-RYT 500, IAYT, has been teaching yoga to athletes for over twenty years, working with teams like the New York Giants and the New York Knicks. In this 5-day retreat she will teach you Power Yoga for Sports: a detailed method which illustrates why and how to bring the ancient practice of yoga onto the modern-day field.

Through lecture, discussion, yoga classes, and experiential discovery, you will learn:

  • Power Yoga for Sports poses for assessing athletes in the moment and over time
  • Techniques for managing an athlete’s tight spots and areas of weakness, along with on-the-spot routines for avoiding and preventing injury
  • Keys for bolstering and maintaining knee, hip, neck, shoulder, and back health
  • What a mindfulness practice can mean for athletes and how to teach it to this demographic.

Leave ready to bring yoga to a range of athletes. You’ll return home with new eyes for assessing them, the techniques to teach them, and the motivation and knowledge to make a difference in their lives. This course is also the start of the process for obtaining certification in the Power Yoga for Sports method.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Gwen Lawrence, LMT, E-RYT 500, IAYT

    Yoga teacher to professional athletes

    For over 20 years, Gwen Lawrence has been the yoga instructor for teams such as the New York Giants, New York Knicks, Redbulls, and Rangers, as well as for members of the Yankees. Creator of The Way of the Mindful Athlete curriculum, Gwen trains people around the world—in 18 countries and 28 states—teaching professional development at esteemed colleges. Through her yoga school, she certifies coaches, yogis, trainers, and physical education teachers with 200- and 300-hour trainings, giving them the skills to take yoga beyond the ashram and onto the field.

    Named Best of Westchester and featured inESPN magazine as The Best Innovation in Sports Medicine, Gwen’s DVDs and books, including Body Sculpting with Yoga, Tactical Mobility,and the Power Yoga for Sportsseries, show everyone from Olympians to veterans how to benefit from a yoga practice.

    Gwen makes regular appearances on The Today Show, Good Day New York, and TheDr. Oz Showand is the official spokesperson for Gaiam TV and brand ambassador for Lululemon, Prismsport, Gaiam, Kulae, and Under Armour. Her writings have appeared in Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Fitness magazine, Shape magazine, Yoga Journal, Yoga Magazine, Details, Yoga Digest, and ESPN.com.

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  • Why Attend
    • Teaching athletes is different. Increase your visibility and credibility with sport enthusiasts by focusing on things most yoga teachers would never consider.

    • When athletes avoid injury, they get more playing time and the opportunity to excel in their position. Increase their ability to earn more and stay in the game longer.

    • Want to succeed like a professional athlete? Train like one with Gwen Lawrence. Learn the system that trainees in 18 countries and 28 states are already using.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Below is your daily schedule for your stay during your program. You will always be able to attend the meals and activities shown between your program sessions. You will also have opportunities to experience Healing Arts, walking trails, and many other campus amenities throughout your stay. To schedule a treatment at Healing Arts call 844-544-1440, ext. 304 or email [email protected]Click here to view our current menu: 

    Opening Day

    2:15 pm

    Check-in begins; rooms are ready by 4:00 pm

    Luggage storage is available

    4:45 – 5:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    6:45 – 7:15 pm 1440 Guest Welcome Session (optional)

    7:30 – 9:00 pm Program Session

    Daily

    6:45am – 7:45 am

    Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    7:00am – 9:00 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    Breakfast at Kitchen

    9am – 12 pm Morning Program Session

    12pm-2 pm Lunch at Kitchen

    2pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon Program Session

    4:45 – 5:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    5:30 – 7:30 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    7:30 – 9:00 pm Optional Events or Program Session

    Closing Day

    6:45am – 7:45 am

    Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    7:00am – 9 am

    Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    9am – 11:00 am

    Morning Program Session

    12:00pm NOON Checkout Time

    11:30am – 1:30 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table—

    Departure day lunch is included in your stay.

     

    Prerequisites 

    This workshop is for 200-hour yoga teachers, physical education teachers, coaches, and trainers—you must have a baseline of anatomical knowledge, as anatomy will not be taught.

    Experience Level

    All levels.

    What to Wear

    Yoga-appropriate clothing

  • 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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