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Wisdom in Every Cell

A Meditation, Mindful Yoga, and Dharma Retreat

December 15 - 17, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$370 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Distinguished teachers Sylvia Boorstein, MSW, PhD, Brahmani Liebman, MSEd, E-RYT 500, and Jashoda Edmunds, E-RYT 500, lead this weekend journey of learning—with the whole mind and body—to touch the wisdom within every cell.

Meditation, mindful yoga, and dharma teachings practiced together provide a profound way to liberate the mind from habits that cause suffering. Through both direct insight and inspiration, we can recognize that peace is possible in each moment regardless of life’s changing conditions.

This retreat will be filled with periods of sitting and walking meditation along with dharma teachings that will be recapitulated and integrated with the body through a mindful yoga practice. These yoga sessions will include both passive and gentle, active practice.

You will experience:

  • An inner environment of calm that supports clarity of vision
  • Connection to insight that builds as wisdom and expresses itself as compassion, the key to happiness
  • An increased ability to listen deeply and make wise choices
  • How to bring the many benefits of these practices into daily life.

When the teachings of the dharma and yoga are practiced in this seamless way, we have the pleasure and satisfaction of learning cognitively, contemplatively, and viscerally.

Sylvia, Brahmani, and Jashoda have been friends and colleagues for years. Their teachings integrate mindful meditation and yoga practice—and interweave the Buddhist and yogic perspectives—with joy and lightness of heart.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Sylvia Boorstein, MSW, PhD

    Founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center

    Sylvia Boorstein is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. She is the author of numerous books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation practice, including That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist; It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness; and Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life.

    Sylvia has been teaching nationally and internationally since 1985. She is a frequent contributor to Lion’s Roar, a magazine of contemporary Buddhist thought. Her teaching emphasizes the integration of mindfulness into everyday life.

     

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    Jashoda Edmunds, E-RYT 500

    Yoga teacher and codirector of yoga teacher trainings

    Jashoda Edmunds has been a student of yoga and a seeker of truth for more than 40 years, and has been teaching for more than 25. She is on the faculty of the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda. She has codirected the Kripalu Yoga 200-hour teacher trainings at Kripalu Center, as well as in Japan and California. As part of the 1000-hour faculty, she cocreated a Kripalu Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

    Jashoda has served on staff at Kripalu Center since 1985 in various capacities such as: assisting programs; staff managing programs; directing programs; and leading workshops at teacher conferences. She was a founding member of the Kripalu Yoga Teacher Association Board.

    Jashoda is cofounder of Journey Into Yoga: School of Yoga & Meditation, a nationally registered Yoga Alliance School. She has cocreated and codirected Journey Into Yoga teacher trainings since 2000, offering yoga and meditation retreats, trainings, and workshops worldwide.

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    Brahmani Liebman, E-RYT 500,MSEd

    Yoga teacher and codeveloper of yoga teacher trainings

    Brahmani Liebman loves to share the teachings and practices that have transformed her own life. She is on the faculty of the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda, and has taught the 200-hour teacher training at Kripalu Center, as well as in Japan and California.

    As part of the 1000-hour faculty, she cocreated the Kripalu Yin Yoga Teacher Training. Brahmani is also cocreator of Journey Into Yoga: School of Yoga & Meditation, a nationally registered Yoga Alliance school that offers trainings, workshops, and yoga and meditation retreats worldwide. She is cocreator of Journey Into Yoga’s CD Awakening the Spirit.

    Brahmani brings more than 40 years of exploration, study, and experience in yoga, meditation, consciousness, and complementary healing modalities. She has studied and taught yoga and meditation with some of America’s master teachers in yoga and Buddhist meditation, including Sylvia Boorstein and Sharon Salzberg.

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  • Why Attend
    • Whether you are new to yoga or have a longtime practice, treat yourself to a deep experience that engages the mind, nourishes the body, and softens the heart.

    • Master practices that strengthen your connection to insight, wisdom, and the clarity that can only come from within.

    • Spend the weekend with three teachers who, having cultivated their expertise, experience, and friendship over time, come together to guide this opportunity for joy, connection, and compassionate self-exploration.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    Prerequisites

    None required.

    Experience Level

    No previous experience in meditation or yoga is necessary.

  • 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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