Yoga is a remarkable method for focusing attention on what is happening moment to moment. It is also a path capable of leading us through transformation on all levels. Yoga reminds us of who we truly are—the light radiating from within. Through our practice, we connect with our source of compassion and radical acceptance.
Enjoy a weekend exploration of the depths of yoga as a practice of awakening through SmartFLOW yoga with SmartFLOW creator Annie Carpenter, MS, E-RYT 500, and yoga therapist Leslie Kazadi, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500.
You will experience a perfect balance of strength and softness by embracing all aspects of self-care: intelligent strength, resilience, and relaxation. Through yoga asana, restorative yoga, meditation, and pranayama, you will explore:
- SmartFLOW vinyasa morning practices to strengthen the body and cultivate awareness through self-inquiry
- Restorative afternoon practices to calm the body and soften the heart/mind
- Walking meditation in the redwoods to ground your sense of being
- Resting in the still point between effort and ease
- Celebrating your body’s innate wisdom with mindful movement, fluid transitions, and supported stillness.
Annie Carpenter, MS, E-RYT 500
Yoga instructor, teacher trainer, and SmartFLOW® Yoga creator
Annie Carpenter, creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, is an international yoga teacher based in northern California. Known as a “teacher’s teacher,” she has created a well-respected system of yoga practice and teaching methodology. A committed student, Annie continues to bring her curiosity and love of anatomy, evolutionary movement, meditation, and classical philosophy into her teachings.
Annie is the author of RelaxDEEPLY, a CD of restorative yoga, and Yoga for Total Back Care, a DVD produced by Yoga Journal, and several SmartFLOW manuals. She contributes regularly to Yoga Journal. An influential teacher trainer since 2003, Annie leads 200-hr and 500-hr trainings and workshops globally and at YogaGlo.com.
SmartFLOW Yoga is a modern approach with an anatomically sound foundation and inspired, creative sequencing rooted in deep respect for the lineages of Integral, Iyengar, and Ashtanga Yoga. SmartFLOW Yoga guides you to know your true self. With that knowledge comes compassion, peace, and appreciation for all life.
Annie is committed to mindfulness, which inevitably leads to spiritual development and light-heartedness. Respected widely in the yoga community, Annie is known for being direct, yet compassionate, playful, and loving.View Bio PageLeslie Kazadi, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
Certified yoga therapist and teacher trainer
Leslie Kazadi is a yoga therapist certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and co-author, with Annie Carpenter, of a restorative yoga book, Sukha: A Guide to Restorative Yoga. Leslie has worked with adults of all ages with many complex medical conditions.
Her knowledge and experience have opened the doors to western medicine. She has designed and implemented protocols in physical therapy clinics and for yoga research studies. With her research experience came authorship—she has contributed to articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.
As the former director of an IAYT school, she and Sherry Brourman co-created a yearlong internship program for new yoga therapists. Certified as a SmartFLOW teacher, she has collaborated with Annie Carpenter on workshops for SmartFLOW advanced trainings in older adults, therapeutics, and restorative yoga.
Leslie’s yoga school, Alchemy Yoga Therapy, offers 200-hour and 300-hour teacher training programs registered with Yoga Alliance. Known for her creative and perceptive style, Leslie teaches in an inclusive and approachable way.
Believing in laughter as medicine, Leslie balances deep knowledge with light humor to empower students to trust their intrinsic wisdom, shine their inner light, and dwell in possibility.View Bio Page
Retreat into nature for a rejuvenating and relaxing weekend of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness.
Create a sense of spaciousness with a sweet weekend of self-care and deepen your practice as the path to more joy in your life.
Rest in the awareness that relaxation is who you really are through asana, breath work, guided meditation, and restorative postures.
Discover the deep benefits of balancing the strength of dynamic movement with the softness of restorative yoga practices.
Things to Know
All levels welcome.
Things To Bring
Yoga mat, if desired.
What to Wear
Yoga clothes for active and restorative yoga.
Previous CE credits for yoga teachers through Yoga Alliance.
Sukha: A Guide to Restorative Yoga by Annie Carpenter and Leslie Kazadi
Special Interest To
Yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and anyone who tends to give too much.
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.
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.