Dance is one of humanity’s most universal and ancient transformative rituals, from the whirling dervish to the Shakers, from the waltz to the rave. We dance for joy, cleansing, and clarity, guided by embodied wisdom that transcends the thinking brain. Join internationally renowned movement teachers Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500, and Jurian Hughes, MFA, E-RYT 500, for a New Year’s celebration like no other.
Jovinna and Jurian will lead you in a New Year’s Eve dance ritual and a New Year’s Day community blessing. Join them at beautiful 1440 and anchor your intentions and affirm your re-energized relationship with yourself, your work, and your dharma.
Through an alchemical combination of movement, relaxation, and meditation, you will:
- Fully embody being alive
- Cleanse from your core through your pores
- Harmonize your body and mind
- Move into a deeper acceptance of who you truly are
- Gain clarity about the past year’s journey and intuit your way forward.
Welcome the new year by following the inspiration of your body and breath, in sacred community with fellow celebrants. As your year draws to a close and fresh opportunity blossoms, let go of the past and make space for new beginnings.
No dance experience is required—just a willingness to explore ecstatic movement and deep stillness, and to draw on their power.
Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500
International teacher of transformative movement
Jovinna Chan is a highly-respected teacher of yoga, conscious dance, self-expression, and meditation. Her transformational programs explore the human potential of being fully alive. She is cofounder of the Shakti Initiation yoga leadership school and A Wild Life Sanctuary™. Jovinna also served as a Kripalu Yoga teacher trainer and the assistant dean for the Kripalu School of Yoga at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.
Jovinna graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, attended the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, received her black belt in karate from master Richard Amos, and is a certified facilitator of both Let Your Yoga Dance® and Soul Motion®conscious dance. Currently, she is a faculty member of Pranotthan Yoga School.
Born and raised in a village in Singapore, Jovinna’s daily life was infused with awe and reverence from the sacred temples and forests surrounding her home. She explored dance and yoga as a child, cultivating an intimate understanding of the body through creative movement and expression.
Teaching conscious movement and transformational practices, Jovinna radiates contagious vitality, offering methods that students find liberating. She leads workshops and trainings worldwide, creating sacred spaces for deep joy and transformative experiences.View Bio PageJurian Hughes, MFA, E-RYT 500
Performing artist, yoga and voice teacher
Jurian Hughes is founder of the Yoga of Voice, cofounder of A Wild Life Sanctuary™, co-creator of The Yoga of Yes, and a Let Your Yoga Dance® teacher trainer. She’s also a voice coach, personal mentor, writer, speaker, and theatre performer well known for her passionate, playful and engaging teaching style.
Hughes has served as a senior faculty member of the Kripalu School of Yoga for more than a decade, and in that time has led thousands of workshops and trained more than 1,000 yoga teachers.
In addition to her extensive teaching experience, Hughes has a long theatrical resume spanning Broadway, off-Broadway, Europe, film, television and the voice-over industry. She’s a graduate of Williams College and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Through her own study and decades of practice she has developed a deep understanding of the ways in which the tools of yoga, dance, voice, mindfulness, and play can be used to promote whole-being wellness, increased creativity, and the ability to thrive. She is dedicated to sharing these tools through her workshops, retreats, and trainings around the globe, offering her unique and contagious blend of playfulness, fire, compassion, and grounded presence.
She leads retreats and trainings around the world that utilize yoga, dance, voice, and play to foster creativity, joy, and the ability to thrive. Jurian travels the globe offering her unique and contagious blend of playfulness, fire, compassion, and grounded elegance.View Bio Page
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.
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.