Gary Kraftsow: Yoga for Life at 1440 Multiversity

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Yoga for Life

Cultivating a Conscious Relationship 

March 8 - 10, 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 living for your yoga practice, or using your yoga practice to help you live your life? Learn the difference and move towards peak health by adapting yoga practices to individualize and actualize your process of self-discovery and personal transformation. Join Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500, founder of the American Viniyoga Institute, to explore specific practices designed to achieve optimal physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Over this enriching weekend, through tailored asana, pranayama, and meditation methods, you will:

  • Consider essential components for a healthy and integrated structure in the spine
  • Learn functional tools to move with stability and ease
  • Use your practice to balance energy through the day and stop cycles of stress or fatigue
  • Practice enlivening the autonomic nervous system with vitality and relaxation
  • Learn how to overcome troubling emotions and experience more happiness and love in your life.

During the workshop, each session will consist of a presentation, practice, and time for dialogue and questions and answers. You will take home powerful tools to manage health challenges at any level and receive an electronic copy of the sequences taught.

Gain clarity about who you are and where you are going—empower your choices, identity, and direction in life by transforming dysfunctional patterns of movement, thought, feeling, and behavior to actualize your highest potential.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

    Pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health and healing

    Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing, and personal transformation for more than 40 years. Founder of the American Viniyoga Institute, Gary has successfully developed protocol for two National Institutes of Health studies relating to the practice of yoga therapy for both physical and psychological ailments.

    Gary’s journey began at Colgate University where he immersed himself in religious studies and then traveled to south India for private study on the teaching and practices of Saiva Siddhanta with well-known mystic and scholar V. A. Devasenapathi. Simultaneously, he studied the practical science of yoga with T. K. V. Desikachar, son of Krishnamacharya, the father of modern yoga.

    Back in the United States, Gary learned from respected scholars and teachers, including Kenneth Morgan, M. Holmes Hartshorne, Dr. Raimundo Panikkar, and Kalu Rinpoche. With his master’s in psychology and religion from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he opened the Maui School of Yoga Therapy and become a renowned speaker and teacher of the Viniyoga methodology at conferences, schools, and institutes throughout the world.

    He is the author of Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation, and the creator of several DVDs, including Viniyoga Therapy for the Low Back, Sacrum, and Hips and Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety.

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  • Why Attend
    • Shift your attitude and perspective  about the challenges in your life with the energy and flexibility that the practice of yoga generates. 

    • Elevate your health  and well-being  through  the evidence-based practices of  asana, pranayama, and meditation. 

    • Understand  how  stress, confusion, imbalance, sickness, and dysfunction  manifest  in your mind, body, and heart and gain the tools to heal and release. 

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Friday – 7:30-9:00pm
    Saturday – 9-11:30am; 2:30-5:00pm
    Sunday – 9-12:00pm
    Total 9.5 hours


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required; beginners are welcome.

    What to Wear 

    Loose, comfortable clothing

    Recommended Reading 

    Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation by Gary Kraftsow

  • 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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