Paul Denniston|David Kessler: Grief Yoga at 1440 Multiversity

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Grief Yoga

August 4 - 9, 2019

Sunday - Friday, 5 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

Loss is inherent to being human. Grief is an experience few can avoid. Yoga teachers: what better way to help your students navigate the pain, uncertainty, and nuances of grief than with the healing and transformative power of their practice?

In this 5-day training, Grief Yoga creator Paul Denniston, RYT 500, and David Kessler, show certified teachers how to help their students through grief-inducing events, including death of a loved one, addiction, betrayal, breakup, and divorce. An opportunity to process your own grief, this training will help you become certified as a Level 1 Grief Yoga instructor. During this retreat, you will learn:

  • Different models of grief and what healing after different types of loss might look like
  • How to choose appropriate postures, movements, music, and meditations for different types of students dealing with different types of grief
  • Specific yoga sutras and which chakras you can focus on to help in the grieving process
  • How to appropriately and safely guide students through Grief Yoga while holding space in class for what arises
  • How to help anyone who is grieving reconnect to the gifts their life has to offer.

This compassionate and empowering practice is versatile and can be used with all types of populations to help with all kinds of loss. Leave certified in Paul Denniston’s groundbreaking approach, ready to take this powerful work back to your students, clients, and loved ones.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Paul Denniston, RYT 500

    Paul Denniston is the developer of Grief Yoga, which uses grief as fuel for healing and combines many forms of yoga to help release sadness and anger and bring people to greater peace and happiness.

    Paul dedicated himself to studying grief with some of the top leaders on loss, including David Kessler, William Worden, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, and Peter Levine. He also worked and studied with yoga masters Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and Seane Corn. Paul has taught the techniques and exercises of Grief Yoga to more than 4,000 therapists, counselors, and healthcare professionals to use with their patients in the United States, England, and Australia.

    Paul has volunteered with one of the largest hospices in Los Angeles, offering Heart Touch massage to the dying. He also taught movement at the Stella Adler Academy in Hollywood and currently teaches at CorePower Yoga in Los Angeles.

     

     

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    David Kessler

    David Kessler is one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life.

    David is the author of five best-selling books, including the newly released You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After Breakup, Divorce or Death, with Louise Hay. He coauthored two best sellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons. His first book, The Needs of the Dying, a #1 best-selling hospice book, received praise from Mother Teresa.

    David’s services have been used by Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Marianne Williamson when their loved ones faced life-challenging illnesses. He also worked with late actors Anthony Perkins and Michael Landon. David’s work has been featured on CNN, NBC, Fox, PBS, and The Dr Oz Show. David is a contributing writer for Oprah.com, Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com, Anderson Cooper 360, and The Huffington Post.

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  • Why Attend
    • Learn how to address the special needs of grieving clients and design unique classes for relationship losses, divorce, breakups, and death.

    • This powerful practice is part of a growing movement: in 2018, Paul toured 60 cities, teaching Grief Yoga to thousands of therapists, counselors, and healthcare professionals to use with their clients in the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, and Australia.

    • This training will offer you a safe and focused place to process your own grief—old or new, familiar or unexpected.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    Prerequisites

    Any 200-hour yoga teacher certification

    Special Details

    Please contact [email protected] for YA CE information.

  • 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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