Journey of Devotion
Yoga and Chanting to Nurture the Heart
March 13 - 15, 2020
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>
Enter an exploration of your innermost peace and power. This adventure invites you to surrender, let go, and revel in a vivid sense of heart-based devotion—guided only by the distinct call of the Divine, the source of all love and life.
Join world-renowned sacred music artist Jai Uttal, yogini and Odissi dancer Nubia Teixeira, E-RYT 500, and special guest Daniel Paul, as they usher you through this land without maps, to your soul’s center being. Through the age-old devotional practice of Bhakti Yoga, you are invited to:
- Dive into chant and storytelling with Jai, and pranayama, mudras, and creative asana with Nubia
- Discover ancient Bhakti teachings and poetry for illuminated consciousness
- Learn the skills and techniques to incorporate devotion into daily life and practice.
Embark on a lifelong and soul-enriching adventure in this stimulating and lively weekend that integrates breath, movement, and sacred sound. This deeply playful blend of divine chant and profound yoga practice opens your heart and awakens every level of your total existence.
Bhakti Yoga is appropriate for anyone open to exploring spirituality, at any age or experience level. It utilizes the complete range of your emotions to fuel your reconnection with the sacred. You will locate the healing and wholeness you seek within yourself, integrating the essential fullness of the body, heart, and mind as they support and complement each other.
Grammy-nominated sacred music composer and performer
Jai Uttal is a kirtan artist, multi-instrumentalist, and ecstatic vocalist. He is considered a pioneer in the world music community with his combined influences from India and American rock and jazz. Jai has been leading, teaching, and performing kirtan—the ancient yoga of chanting or singing to God—around the world for close to 50 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices.
He grew up in New York City and lived in a home filled with music. Jai began studying classical piano at the age of seven, and later learned to play old-time banjo, harmonica, and guitar. At age 17, he heard Indian music for the first time, and two years later moved to California and studied under the famous sarod player, Ali Akbar Khan. Jai later began taking regular pilgrimages to India, living among the wandering street musicians of Bengal, and singing with the kirtan wallahs in the temple of his guru, Neem Karoli Baba.
He has spent time with many devotees of both the Hindu and Buddhist traditions and has emerged as a leading influence in the Bhakti tradition. He considers kirtan to be the core of his musical and spiritual life.View Bio PageNubia Teixeira, E-RYT 500
Yogini, teacher trainer, and Odissi dancer and instructor
Nubia Teixeira is an author, yoga teacher trainer, Odissi dancer, and founder of the Bhakti Nova School of Yoga and Dance.
She is the author of the book, Yoga and the Art of Mudras and of the instructional CD, Pranayama: May Our Breath Be Our Prayer.
A Brazilian-born yogini, she has devoted herself to teaching many different aspects of yoga and dance for almost 30 years. Perceiving yoga as a healing art, Nubia’s refinement and devotion to this ancient practice is reflected in her unique teaching, centered around heartfelt compassion and inspiration.
Known for her fierce heart, uplifting humor, and keen intuition, Nubia creates classes rooted in an extensive knowledge gained from years of devotional study and practice. She helps students connect with their core selves, fully inhabit their bodies, and live with deep awareness.
The Bhakti Nova School shines a new light on the ancient traditions of hatha and Bhakti Yoga. Bhakti Nova creates a fusion of authentic teachings, creative movement, embodied wisdom, and devotional experience.
Nubia leads workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings internationally.View Bio Page
Explore a unique, intimate relationship with the Divine, incorporating all the flavors and moods of the human heart for deep awareness and well-being.<br />
Seize a unique opportunity to study with widely celebrated faculty, who have more than 60 years of combined experience in the devotional arts.
Connect deeply to the sacred and take home a method for accessing your personal well of inspiration and devotion at any time and place.
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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.