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Calm Body, Clear Mind, Open Heart

A Winter Revival Through Restorative Yoga

February 2 - 4, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$320 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

In the colder months, the earth contracts and replenishes its energy reserves. We need opportunities to do the same. Align with nature and savor winter’s gifts as you slow down, turn inward, and recharge. Yoga helps to relieve stress, renew energy, and increase clarity by revitalizing the body, quieting the mind, and softening the heart center.

In this weekend workshop with Jillian Pransky, E-RYT 500, you will explore:

  • Slow Flow Vinyasa sequences to warm your body and boost your immune system
  • Restorative yoga poses to help you turn inward, calm the mind, and gently let go of tension
  • Walking meditations to ground your body through deep connection with nature
  • Metta practices to open your heart and connect you to your inner well of compassion.
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  • Faculty Bio
    Jillian Pransky, E-RYT 500 and Author, Deep Listening.

    Yoga teacher and international presenter

    Jillian Pransky is an international presenter and the director of restorative therapeutic yoga teacher training for YogaWorks and Author,Deep Listening..

    Her Calm Body, Clear Mind DVD and Relaxmore CD have garnered excellent reviews from Dr. Mehmet Oz, Yoga Journal, and many others. Jillian is a featured yoga expert for Prevention magazine. A student of Pema Chödrön’s work since 1998, Jillian infuses her yoga classes with mindfulness practices, compassion, and ease. Her seamless style of working simultaneously with the body, mind, and spirit, while attuning with nature and the environment, creates inspiring classes and an integrative healing experience.

    Introduced to yoga and initiated into Transcendental Meditation (TM) at age nine, she began a passionate study of yoga in the early 1990s. First certified to teach yoga in 1994, she was initiated into the ISHTA yoga lineage by Yogiraj Alan Finger and his father Mani Finger in 1998.

    In 2000, after 10 years in the corporate world, Jillian left her position as mass market marketing director for St Martin’s Press to transform her part-time yoga career into a full-time passion. She is certified in ISHTA yoga, trained in Anusara yoga, and certified in restorative yoga therapy and Thai yoga healing.

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  • Why Attend
    • Experience deep relaxation through the practices of yoga and meditation, and feel grounded as you synchronize your body and mind with nature.

    • Make time for internal observation, rhythmic breathing, and fully supported rest—you will discover the wisdom in the Chinese proverb, “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”

    • Open your heart during the quiet, inward winter season, and prepare to welcome spring with greater compassion, intuition, ease, and creativity.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    What to Wear

    Loose-fitting clothes for yoga and comfortable walking shoes.

  • 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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