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Yoga Therapy for Stress Management

March 8 - 11, 2018

Thursday - Sunday, 3 nights

$450 Tuition

Plus 3 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Stress and its manifestations on anatomical, physiological, emotional, and cognitive levels are both causal and contributing factors in disease. Yoga and yoga therapy have tremendous potential to reduce and manage the symptoms of stress.

Join yoga therapy pioneer Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT, for an exploration of principles and practices for stress management and understand how to manage stress at all levels—a fundamental life skill for achieving and maintaining optimal health and well-being.

You will participate in sessions that include:

  • A general introduction to yoga therapy
  • An overview of structural manifestation and physiology
  • Study of stress and its manifestation on a physical, physiological, mental, and emotional level
  • Tools and techniques for addressing chronic stress and its root cause.

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.

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

    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 30 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
    • Understand how stress manifests in your body and mind and learn to transform it.

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

    • Optimize your health and well-being through the evidence-based practice of yoga therapy.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.


    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

    Special Interest To

    Yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, and yoga therapists

  • 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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