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Vinyasa Yoga with Jessamyn

Create a Body-Positive Home Practice

August 4 - 6, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$295 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

Registration Closed

Program Description

Become more adventurous about creating your personal yoga practice! This workshop is fundamentally about body love and body positivity, with a focus on empowering new yoga practitioners. Learn to create your own enjoyable at-home yoga practice with confidence and ease.

Jessamyn—a social media sensation, body-positive advocate, and high-energy writer and yoga teacher—is known for prompting students to check-in with themselves by asking, “How do I feel?” versus, “How do I look?” Her teaching inspires self-love, confidence, and inner strength.

This weekend you will learn:

  • The fundamentals of building a typical vinyasa-style yoga practice
  • A creative method for designing personalized yoga flows using your imagination and the wisdom of your body
  • To cultivate self-compassion and love for your body to experience more freedom on the mat and in your life.

As you participate in yoga classes, one-on-one sharing, group discussion, and journaling, you will tap your inner wisdom and learn to expand your yoga practice so it can positively affect every aspect of your life. Jessamyn will give hands-on adjustments, consultations, and advice, and you will have the opportunity to share body-related fears, vulnerabilities, and concerns during group sessions.

The weekend will end with a class-curated yoga flow, with every student contributing a segment to the sequencing. You will return home with the skills to redesign your robust personal practice again and again.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Jessamyn Stanley

    Yoga teacher, body-positivity advocate

    Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body-positivity advocate, and writer based in Durham, North Carolina, who teaches high-energy vinyasa flow as a way to overcome mental and emotional barriers. She provides a body-positive approach to yoga, which celebrates students’ bodies and encourages them to ask, “how do I feel?” rather than, “how do I look?”

    Jessamyn studied with Kimberley Puryear and Stephanie Keach of Asheville Yoga Center and her eponymous yoga lifestyle blog and Instagram attract thousands of followers daily, offering tips and advice for other yoga practitioners while documenting her home yoga practice.

    Jessamyn teaches throughout the country and has contributed to a number of print and online publications including BUST, Bustle, Lenny Letter, Gaia, and MindBodyGreen. She has been featured on a wide range of international and national media outlets, including Good Morning America, Al Jazeera English, New York magazine, and the Huffington Post.

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  • Why Attend
    • Compassionately acknowledge and transform body-image issues to free up your natural confidence and self-expression.

    • Cultivate a vibrant personal practice in the comfort of your own home by learning how to combine the fundamentals of a vinyasa-style class with what your body needs.

    • Dive into a weekend of practice and exploration in the comfort of a safe space for uncovering negative self-perceptions that hold you back from living your fullest life.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

    Prerequisites

    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    What to Wear

    Dress for comfort, not for the opinions of other people.

    Special Interest To

    This program will be most beneficial for new or novice yoga practitioners who are interested in jump-starting a home yoga practice.

  • 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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