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Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic

A Weekend Retreat

December 1 - 3, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$295 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

Registration Closed

Program Description

For many people, yoga begins as a physical discipline or a tool to heal an injured body or an overstressed nervous system. Quickly, you discover that physical health is only the beginning.

In truth, the emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of yoga have never been more relevant or needed, offering a natural expansion and deepening of the physical postures.

As we apply the principles and experiences of yoga into the busy-ness of our modern lives, our work, recreational pursuits, and personal relationships become more fulfilling and productive.

Join internationally renowned teacher and author of Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic, Darren Main, for a weekend of yoga, meditation, and community.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How the ancient practices of yoga can make a positive, lasting impact on every facet of your life
  • To weave mindfulness and meditation into your asana practice for a richer, deeper, and more rewarding experience
  • The contemplative aspects of yoga that can be taken off the mat to enhance your relationships with colleagues, family, friends, and romantic partners.

At the end of this weekend, you will have a renewed commitment to practice and the inspiration to lead a more holistic lifestyle.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Darren Main

    Yoga teacher, meditation instructor, and author

    Darren Main is a yoga teacher, meditation instructor, and author. He facilitates workshops and gives talks on yoga and modern spirituality throughout the United States and abroad and is the host of the internationally syndicated podcast Inquire Within.

    His books include Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic, Spiritual Journeys along the Yellow Brick RoadInner Tranquility: A Guide to Seated Meditation, The Yogi Entrepreneur, and Hearts & Minds: Talking to Christians About Homosexuality.

    Each week Darren welcomes hundreds of students to Yoga on the Labyrinth, a yoga class for all levels and set to live music inside San Francisco‰’s iconic Grace Cathedral, embodying Darren‰’s love of yoga, diversity, and community.

    He currently resides in Northern California with his son, Jaden.

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  • Why Attend
    • Translate the benefits of your yoga practice into your life to uplift your relationships, improve your health, and inspire your life's path.

    • Deepen the effects of yoga by reconnecting to the contemplative aspects of its origins.

    • Elevate your life by imbuing each moment with the expansive feelings you cultivate on the mat.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

  • 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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