Baxter Bell|Melina Meza: Yoga and Ayurveda for Healthy Aging at 1440 Multiversity

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Yoga and Ayurveda for Healthy Aging

Tools for a Lifetime of Vitality and Well-Being

June 7 - 9, 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

Join us at 1440 for a weekend with Baxter Bell, MD, coauthor of Yoga for Healthy Aging and Melina Meza, author of the Art of Sequencing books, to share their insights on yoga and Ayurveda for healthy aging.

As a yoga teacher, physician, and acupuncturist, Baxter has accumulated a vast repertoire of wisdom and will present the scientific background that explains how and why yoga works to foster healthy aging in a way that is fun, accessible, and doable for the long run. He will lead you through a series of guided practices designed so you can take home what you learn and implement it with ease. Melina, a senior yoga teacher, Ayurvedic educator, and nutritionist, weaves in healthy living.

You will learn:

  • How to maintain your physical, mental, and emotional health as you age with yoga and Ayurveda
  • The scientific background that explains how and why yoga supports healthy aging.
  • Essential yoga poses, seasonal sequences, and other practices that will set you up for a lifetime of practice.
  • Ayurveda for health aging.

This energizing workshop will provide instructions on maintaining your physical, mental, and emotional health as you age with yoga and Ayurveda. With Baxter’s expertise in yoga therapeutics complemented by Melina’s mastery of holistic nutrition and Ayurveda, you’ll leave knowing what it takes to create a practice for healthy aging.



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  • Faculty Bio
    Baxter Bell, MD, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

    Physician, medical acupuncturist, yoga therapist and yoga teacher

    Baxter Bell is a physician, medical acupuncturist, certified yoga teacher and yoga therapist, and coauthor of the book Yoga for Healthy Aging. With his unique perspective and experience, Baxter lectures to healthcare professionals throughout the country on integrating the therapeutic applications of yoga with Western medicine.

    By combining his deep knowledge of anatomy and medicine with an expertise in helping people of all ages and physical conditions, Baxter teaches a healing, nurturing style of hatha yoga that balances the body‰’s desire for action with the mind‰’s need for calm and quiet. In addition to teaching classes, workshops, and retreats internationally, Baxter helps students use yoga to help heal from and/or cope with a wide range of medical conditions.

    The cofounder of and a writer for the popular blog Yoga for Healthy Aging, he regularly presents at Yoga Journal conferences and at the International Association of Yoga Therapy‰’s SYTAR Conference. He has also written articles for Yoga Journal and the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and is featured in Yoga for Stress, a Yoga Journal DVD. He is quoted as a yoga and health expert by the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, among others.

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    Melina Meza, E-RYT 500

    Melina Meza has been sharing her knowledge of hatha yoga, Ayurveda, and whole-foods nutrition throughout the world for more than 20 years. She is the author of the Art of Sequencing books and creator of Seasonal Vinyasa, an innovative multi-disciplinary approach to well-being, as well as the Yoga for the Seasons: Fall Vinyasa DVD.

    A graduate of the California College of Ayurveda, Melina has been teaching yoga at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle since 1997, where she also directs the 200- and 500-hour teachers training program. She facilitates yoga and Ayurveda workshops year-round and leads retreats in extraordinary sanctuaries worldwide.

    Her growth as a teacher and practitioner has been influenced by her studies with teachers who include Dr. Robert Svoboda, Scott Blossom, Jin Sung, Sarah Powers, Gary Kraftsow, Kathleen Hunt, and Dr. Baxter Bell. Melina’s offerings can be found on the sites Yoga Anytime, YogaUOnline, and Gaia (Gaiam TV).

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  • Why Attend
    • Change your trajectory to enjoy a long life of health and vitality by learning what you can do now to age in a healthy way.

    • Engage with experts in the combined fields of family medicine, alternative medicine, Ayurveda and yoga, to understand what your mind and body need for optimal health.

    • Experience the some of the yoga postures and sequences that will support you through the natural changes of the aging body.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required



    Experience Level

    None Required



    Special Interest To

    Yoga teachers and Yoga Students



    Suggested Reading

    Yoga for Healthy Aging by Baxter Bell and Nina Zolotow

    Art of Sequencing Volume Two and Three by Melina Meza



  • 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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