Join us for our limited time Discovery Weekends


Yoga and Your Unique Physiology

Expand Your Possibilities

July 23 - 28, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$295 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Each person’s body is completely unique. Spend four days exploring how to work with your personal physiology—or that of your students—to take a more informed, individualized approach to yoga postures and yoga practice.

In this workshop, we will find new options and opportunities for various body types and personal styles. By understanding your body structure, elusive postures become possible and internal limitations can be overcome. Our focus will be coming into the present moment and making intelligent decisions based on what is needed, not what is wanted.

Each session dives into a specific topic and practice:

  • Anatomy and basic body mechanics, especially the function of the joints
  • Feet, knees, and hips—practicing the standing postures
  • The biomechanical dance of the hips and the spine—arm balances, backbends, and seated hip openers
  • Wrists, elbows, and shoulders—how to practice weight-bearing postures
  • The partnership of the shoulders and spine—exploring backbends and inversions
  • Sequencing with a yogic purpose—how to build interesting and creative personal practices or classes that offer challenge and catalyze concentration.

Yoga students will get empowered in how they approach postures. Yoga teachers will expand their skills in offering effective sequences that take students to the edge of what’s possible in the moment and allow them to wisely manage their own decisions.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Alexandria Crow

    Yoga teacher and conscious living guide

    Alexandria Crow is a Los Angeles‰ based yoga teacher, a teacher trainer, and the founder of Yoga Physics, a scientific approach to teaching yoga that focuses on the interaction between the physical body in asana practice and its energetic union with consciousness.

    When Alexandria‰’s career in the fashion industry proved unfulfilling, she turned her attention to yoga‰—the physical challenges of the practice were familiar for the former competitive gymnast, while the philosophy offered tools she uses to approach life with a fearless attitude.

    With an Ashtanga Yoga background, and certified at the 500-hour level, she leads 200- and 300-hour teacher trainings at YogaWorks, where she also leads vinyasa flow classes with methodical, challenging, and creative sequences. Her approach to teaching stems from her belief that the practice is for everyone.

    Besides her work inside the pages of Yoga Journal as a model and writer, she has appeared in Yoga Journal‰’s Fitness Challenge and Total Body Yoga DVDs.

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  • Why Attend
    • Take a quantum leap in your yoga practice and discover things you didn't know were possible for you.

    • Learn challenging and fun yoga sequences that will engage you or your students in the present moment.

    • Discover new ways to use yoga practice to conquer patterns in your life that are holding you back.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Special Interest To

    Yoga students and yoga teachers

  • 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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