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Wisdom Warriors Winter Camp

Evolving a Sustainable Yoga Practice

January 28 - February 2, 2018

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$525 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Take some time for yourself and deepen into the kinds of yoga practices that will create joy, well-being, and youthful joie de vivre for many years to come.

This workshop is for men and women at all levels of experience who are interested in maintaining a strong asana practice as their bodies change while diving deeper into the spiritual aspects of yoga. It’s also for yoga teachers who wish to learn new approaches to help their students.

Practiced across the life span, yoga can continue to help create strength, maintain balance, and increase flexibility so the body and mind do not become increasingly limited as years pass. Renowned yoga teacher Desiree Rumbaugh has been working with physical therapists and evolving her teaching style to accommodate her students’—and her own—changing needs.

This week, you will learn:

  • How to keep your back, neck, shoulders, hips, and knees safe, strong, and flexible
  • Ways to balance effort and rest for strength-building and rejuvenation
  • To design a home practice that supports, challenges, and nourishes you for years to come.

By the end of the week, you will notice what a positive difference a dedicated daily yoga practice can make in your experience of yourself and life. Come benefit from time spent with like-minded people who want to live their life to the fullest and return home with a toolkit for renewable sources of energy, inspiration, and well-being for the long journey of life ahead.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Desirée Rumbaugh, Author

    Yoga teacher

    Desirée Rumbaugh, author of Fearless After Fifty: How to Thrive With Grace, Grit and Yoga, is an internationally recognized yoga teacher with certifications and longtime studies in both Iyengar Yoga and Anusara Yoga. She delights in sharing what she has gleaned from her 30 years of study and practice, and brings her years of experience, experimentation, and creativity to her ever-evolving, out-of-the-box teaching style.

    Blending playful humor with breathwork and meditation in an authentic inquiry into the nature of being, she leads balanced, comprehensive, transformational yoga experiences, accessible to all levels and all types of bodies. In order to refine her teaching even more, Desirée is currently studying Functional Manual Therapy (FMT), an integrated system that encourages optimum human performance by increasing total body mobility and function.

    She is the founder of Wisdom Warriors, a training for teachers and dedicated yoga practitioners of all ages who wish to learn more about how to stay safe and strong in their asana practice beyond the age of 50. She is also the creator of the DVD series Yoga to the Rescue, is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal, and teaches workshops and retreats throughout the world.

    Read:  “Fearless After Fifty: How to Thrive With Grace, Grit and Yoga”

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  • Why Attend
    • Evolve your yoga practice in enjoyable and creative ways that support the changing needs of your body.

    • Gather in community with like-minded people to practice, learn, and share the joys of good health and a positive outlook.

    • Deepen your knowledge of what yoga has to offer the body, mind, and spirit when you dedicate yourself to a daily personal practice.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Recommended Reading

    “Fearless After Fifty: How to Thrive With Grace, Grit and Yoga”

  • 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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