Pilin Anice|Romona Mukherjee: Wisdom Moves at 1440 Multiversity

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Wisdom Moves

Connect, Heal, Energize!

December 27 - 29, 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

Ignite your inner light and move joyfully into the new year with experts in movement and meditation, Pilin Anice, RYT 500, HHC, and Romona Mukherjee, MEd, LPCC, LMHC. In this healing, celebratory workshop, you will connect to the wisdom that moves through your body and experience the magnificence of your highest self.

Join these two inspiring teachers for a weekend blending African dance traditions, Tantra philosophy, meditation, and self-reflection. Explore movements of the African diaspora, live drumming, storytelling, and meditation to release any stagnant energy from the past year.

With safe space and restorative live music, you will:

  • Heal and release any pain from the past year
  • Embody the wisdom of the sacred essence that lives within
  • Step fully into your pure potential
  • Nurture your innate creativity and plant the seeds for a spacious creative flow in the new year
  • Rejoice in our fundamental interconnectedness.

You’ll learn techniques in breath, movement, affirmations, and meditation designed to deepen your presence and creative flow—and take them home to incorporate into your own practice.

Step away feeling nurtured, energized, and full of light. No dance experience is required … and a mindset of openness and curiosity is invited!

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  • Faculty Bio
    Pilin Anice, RYT 500, HHC

    Movement & Wellness Leader

    Pilin Anice is a yoga, dance, and meditation instructor, wellness expert, and model. Passionate about helping others connect to their highest self, she guides students in the sacred movements of yoga and dance. She is a Kripalu Institute-trained instructor who has studied with masters of West African dance, Dunham Technique, and the African diasporic dances of Haiti, Cuba, and Brazil for nearly twenty years.

    Known for infusing joy and connection in her classes, she has taught around the world, including at the Omega Institute, Yogafest Dubai, and SOULFest. She is a certified Afro Flow Yoga instructor, which she teaches at the Ailey Extension in New York City.

    As a professional performer, Pilin has performed off Broadway, on national tours, and in regional productions. A longtime vegan and wellness coach, she is a go-to expert on plant-based wellness through pregnancy and beyond.

    Pilin has been featured on Good Morning America, the Today show, BET/CentricTV, and in the New York Times, Yoga Journal, and SELF. She is an alumna of Howard University and studied at the prestigious Ailey School. She lives in the New York City area with her husband and two children.

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    Romona Mukherjee, MEd, LPCC, LMHC

    Mindfulness-based psychotherapist and meditation guide

    Romona Mukherjee is a teacher, guide, and mindfulness-based psychotherapist. Her private practice is called Therapy to Evolve.

    After receiving her graduate degree at Columbia University, she poured her interest into the deeper study of wisdom practices rooted in her own Indian cultural lineage. She weaves together Eastern practices with Western theoretical foundations to create a space in which insight and healing emerge organically and spontaneously.

    Romona’s lineages of mystical and philosophical studies are rooted in Shakta Tantra, Chaya Yoga, and the Balasaraswati lineage of Bharata Natyam (Sacred Temple Dance). She is a licensed clinician and divides her time teaching and practicing between New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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  • Why Attend
    • This combination of centering yoga, invigorating dance, and grounding meditation will help you shake off any “stuckness” from the past year in joy and celebration.<br />

    • Pilin and Romona are sought-after, seasoned professionals in yogic spirituality, wellness, and therapy/coaching, with decades of training in dances of the African and Indian diasporas.

    • See through a new lens by exploring themes of healing, embodying true essence, and energizing the creative self via a unique blend of movement and meditation rooted in powerful traditions.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    Open to all levels. No dance experience is required, though people with injuries or challenges with movement ability may not be able to participate as easily.

    This program is appropriate for people interested in dance movement from the African diaspora and spiritual philosophies of Tantra.

    Things to Bring

    Bring a journal, a scarf, wrap, or sarong to wrap around your waist, and comfortable clothes to move in.

    Program Format

    Mornings will include vigorous and revitalizing movement and embodiment led by Pilin with live drums. There will be a short break and then group circle for reflections and sharing.

    Afternoons will contain interactive movement and connection exercises in partner and small groups, then gentle, restorative movement with drums. Closing will be a moving or seated meditation.

  • 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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