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Primal Yoga® Immersion

Yoga, Martial Arts, and the Chinese Five Elements

July 30 - August 4, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$450 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Experience Primal Yoga, a fluid and thoughtfully sequenced style that combines movement and breath to cultivate the flow of qi and pranic energy throughout the body. Seamlessly blending yoga with slow flowing movements inspired by tai chi, qigong, and kung fu, Primal Yoga becomes a harmonious dance that creates balance, strength, and synergy in our physical and emotional bodies.

In this special 5-day immersion, we will explore the relationship between yoga and martial arts within the framework and philosophy of the Chinese Five Elements. Each day, we will work with one of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Throughout, you will experience creative, out-of-the box movement, artful transitions, and philosophical discussions as you learn:

  • An engaging, effective approach to optimal functioning of the body to create radiant health and vitality
  • Primal Yoga sequences, including breathwork, meditation, and energy practices to balance the elements
  • The physical and emotional manifestations and various pathologies that result when the elements are out of balance.

With an emphasis on breath, fluidity and alignment-based sequencing, Primal Yoga taps into your body’s innate wisdom to unlock the healing potential within, fostering integrated alignment and balance. You will leave energized, uplifted, and inspired, with practices to continue at home.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Liz Arch

    Liz Arch, named one of the “100 Women to Watch in Wellness” by MindBodyGreen, is creator of Primal Yoga®, a dynamic yoga and martial arts fusion class merging vinyasa yoga with the artistry of kung fu and the grace of Tai Chi.

    With more than 10 years’ experience in various yoga and martial arts styles, she holds a Tai Chi Quan certification from the Beijing Tai Chi and Kung Fu Academy and has won local and national kung fu and Tai Chi competitions. She holds multiple yoga certifications and has trained celebrities, musicians, and Olympic athletes.

    Liz travels the world leading teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats. She has graced the cover of international yoga magazines and has contributed as a health and wellness expert to, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal, and other online lifestyle resources. A firm believer in the capacity of yoga to heal, she donates her time to the causes that touch her heart.

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  • Why Attend
    • Create radiant health and vitality by applying the wisdom of the Chinese Five Elements to yoga and martial arts sequences.

    • Learn a dynamic yoga and martial arts fusion that creates balance, strength, and synergy in the physical and emotional bodies.

    • Connect with ancient healing wisdom you can easily use to inspire a fresh, new future.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Special Details

    No prior martial arts experience necessary.

  • 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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