Laurie Sleep: New Year's Hiking and Yoga Retreat at 1440 Multiversity

Take your WHY to the next level at The WHY Program at 1440, Aug 23–25.


New Year’s Hiking and Yoga Retreat

January 1 - 5, 2018

Monday - Friday, 4 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

The New Year is a natural time for reflection and intention setting. Step away from your usual routine—and the stress and busyness of the holiday season—and reconnect with yourself, others, and the living world around you.

Join yoga teacher and nature lover Laurie Sleep, E-RYT 500, and experience how yoga, hiking, and nature integrate and enhance one another, fostering feelings of deep connection and groundedness within and without.

Surrounded by the incredible beauty and nature of Santa Cruz—from the towering redwood trees to the stunning coastline—you will explore:

  • The profound health benefits of combining the heart-pumping adventure of hiking with the diverse movements of yoga
  • Engaging your body fully while disconnecting from technology and modern life to reconnect with yourself and nature
  • Connecting with others through the joyful social interactions that outdoor hikes naturally promote
  • The grounding connection between yoga practice and nature to inspire your intention setting for the upcoming year.

Start the New Year with a grounded, open heart. Reset and recharge after the holiday season and take home new ways to energize your body, calm your mind, and open your spirit for increased energy and greater well-being.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Laurie Sleep

    Alignment-based Vinyasa yoga teacher

    Laurie Sleep is a yoga teacher and teacher trainer from San Francisco currently living in New York City. She teaches alignment-based flow classes that focus on cultivating mindfulness through movement.

    An avid hiker, backpacker, and nature lover, she also teaches Hiking Yoga and leads retreats and workshops that integrate yoga, hiking, and nature as a way to facilitate connection and groundedness. She co-founded Heart and Hand Yoga Retreats, which creates meaningful trips that combine yoga and mindfulness practice with travel, adventure, and volunteer work.

    Laurie earned her initial 500-hour certification through YogaWorks, apprenticing with Jeanmarie Paolillo. She currently studies with Annie Carpenter and has completed over 350 hours of SmartFLOW training. In addition to her yoga teaching and training, Laurie has a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education and over 15 years experience as a classroom teacher, teacher educator, and educational researcher.

    Laurie’s yoga classes reflect her extensive background in education. Her clear instruction, intelligent sequencing, and down-to-earth style create a warm and encouraging environment for students of all levels.

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  • Why Attend
    • Being present in our bodies in nature produces heightened states of awareness that allow for deep healing and greater joy.

    • Practice yoga outside, breathing fresh air and becoming more fully in tune with yourself and the world around you.

    • Celebrate the New Year with four days of yoga, hiking, and nature in the stunning woods and on the gorgeous coastline of Santa Cruz.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Opening Night (Monday, January 1) 

    Follow 1440 schedule

    Tuesday, January 2 – need packed lunch

    8:30-2:30: Off-site hike

    4:30-5:30: Yoga

    Wednesday, January 3

    8:30-12:30: Off-site hike (back in time for lunch onsite)

    2:30-4:30: Yoga

    Thursday, January 4– need packed lunch

    8:30-2:30: Off-site hike

    4:30-5:30: Yoga

    Friday, January 5

    Follow 1440 schedule


    Must be able to hike up to eight miles at a time on hills.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Things To Bring

    Hiking Shoes and Sneakers

  • 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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