HeatherAsh Amara|Sarah Marshank: Open Heart, Open Perceptions at 1440 Multiversity

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Open Heart, Open Perceptions

Toltec Wisdom for Presence, Compassion, and Play

April 26 - 28, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 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

For many, it is increasingly obvious that the status quo is failing—eroding our personal and collective health and endangering our shared future. Radical shifts are not only called for, they are already here, and while they may be challenging, they are necessary. Set a visionary new course for your life by letting go of all attachments, stories, or suffering with spiritual teacher and best-selling author HeatherAsh Amara and human development expert Sarah  Marshank, and embody the creative courage of a warrior of love and a goddess of beauty.

Throughout this insightful, experiential, and comprehensive weekend you will practice:

  • Tailored exercises combining ancient wisdom and cutting-edge neuroscience to access and embody unconditional love
  • Tools to uncover and direct unconscious energetic patterns to release struggle and create flow
  • The self-compassion and wisdom to engage every experience without judgment or anxiety
  • Embracing an authentic, grounded, and integrated mind, body, and spirit.

Over millennia of cultural refinement, the Toltec honed techniques for perceiving energy directly and liberating the heart while empowering deep-set intuition. Today, scientists are mapping the brain with increasing detail, decoding how to ignite or rewire specific neural pathways to open new ways of perceiving the world. Integrated, these ways of knowing empower an entirely new way of being as we move into a new world.

Gain concrete experience for a day-to-day life freed of stress, scarcity, and doubt. Leave inspired, empowered, and nourished with unconditional acceptance of yourself, others, and life at large.

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  • Faculty Bio
    HeatherAsh Amara

    Teacher, guide, and best-selling author

    HeatherAsh Amara is a teacher, guide, and best-selling author of the books Warrior Goddess Training, Warrior Goddess Training Companion Book, The Toltec Path of Transformation, and The Warrior Goddess Way: Claiming the Woman You Are Destined to Be. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions.

    HeatherAsh studied and taught extensively with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, and continues to teach with the Ruiz family. Raised in Southeast Asia, she has traveled throughout the world since childhood and is continually inspired by the diversity and beauty of human expression and experience.

    HeatherAsh brings an openhearted, inclusive worldview to her writing and teaching, which are a rich blend of Toltec wisdom, European shamanism, Buddhism, and Native American ceremony. She has facilitated hundreds of courses, workshops, and retreats, and is currently working on her dissertation for a doctorate in wisdom studies.

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    Sarah Marshank

    Founder of Selfistry

    Sarah Marshank is the founder of Selfistry, a system for mastering the art of being human. Integrating Eastern and Western philosophy and psychology with meditative and somatic practices, Selfistry prepares practitioners for a deep encounter with life.

    Selfistry was born out of Sarah’s personal 10-year retreat, where she lived a simple ascetic lifestyle, separate from the fast-paced craziness of the Western world. While isolated, she studied the teachings of numerous lineages and spent her days practicing meditation, yoga, silence, and fasting. You can read her story in her memoir: Being Selfish: My Journey from Escort to Monk to Grandmother.


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  • Why Attend
    • Free your inner joy, express your inspired vision, and liberate your full power to create new potential for yourself and the world.

    • Learn to use awareness to embody your highest self and bring unconditional love into a world that needs it. 

    • Nourish your life with the positive skills needed to shift from negativity into natural alignment with the energy flow of life constantly surrounding us.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level 

    None required.

    What to Wear

    Comfortable clothes

  • 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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