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Womb Mates

Inspiring Mother-Daughter Relationships

August 31 - September 3, 2018

Friday - Monday, 3 nights

$295 Tuition

Plus 3 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Celebrate and explore your mother-daughter relationship through playfulness, yoga, and communication tools that emphasize transparency and vulnerability in this workshop with intimacy expert Theresa Vargo, BA, and her daughter Lizzy Benson.

On a wildly fun and healing journey, you will experience the magic of connection and learn how to have your needs met. You will connect one-on-one with the facilitators and with the group as a whole as you:

  • Participate in meditative exercises such as journaling and walks in nature
  • Experience how yoga can improve your relationship with your body, mind, and others
  • Learn how to open your heart when you’ve been hurt.

You do not need to be related by blood in order to attend this workshop—Womb Mates is open to all mothers and daughters, and the yoga practice is geared to all levels.

You will leave with a new understanding of how to create and maintain deep, intimate connections, not only with your workshop partner, but also in all of the relationships in your life.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Theresa Vargo, BA

    Intimacy expert, relationship coach, and photographer

    Theresa Vargo is the founder of The Art of Intimacy and a certified life coach and intuitive guide working with women to build healthier relationships in matters of the heart. Theresa is one of the most sought-after relationship coaches and successful advocates for intimacy health in the San Francisco Bay Area and neighboring Marin County.

    Theresa has lived most of her life behind the lens of a camera, and has a degree from the Brooks Institute of Photography and Science. As a wedding photographer for over 15 years, her job was to capture stories about love, happiness, and connection—yet all around her she was hearing women’s personal stories about their unhappiness, lack of love, and missed intimacy. This observation was instrumental in her decision to put down her camera to pursue personal growth around issues of intimacy and sexuality.

    Theresa has led or participated in over 100 workshops on the topics of relationships, sexuality, tantra, body work, love, shamanic spirituality, and compassionate communication. Her mission is to cocreate healing, happiness, and freedom with her clients.

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    Lizzy Benson, BA

    Intimacy facilitator and yoga teacher

    Lizzy Benson came to yoga in college, after she began to experience emotional stress and physical limitations. What began with an asana practice blossomed into a greater awareness of physical self-care through alignment, strength, and flexibility.

    Invigorated by the practice, she discovered meditation and pranayama, which has helped her make conscious decisions to explore her growing passion and curiosity.

    Lizzy’s path of personal healing has taken her up and down the west coast and into Central America to study various modalities of the healing arts and yoga.

    As a yoga teacher, she is highly influenced by nature and her own experiences of healing. Lizzy invites students and clients to discover their true roots and to connect with their hearts to tap into their authentic truths on and off the mat. She cofacilitates mother-daughter workshops with her mother, intimacy expert Theresa Vargo.

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  • Why Attend
    • Jump start your most intimate relationships with loved ones—with your sister, mother, or daughter—and gain clarity around reconnecting.

    • Dive deep into the difficult emotions that are keeping you separated, stuck, and unhappy in order to reemerge with purpose and intention.

    • Resolve past and present trauma and break free of repressed behaviors around touch, emotions, and sexuality that are keeping you stuck in a trance of fear.

  • Things to Know/Schedule


    Below is your daily schedule for your stay during your program. You will always be able to attend the meals and activities shown between your program sessions. You will also have opportunities to experience Healing Arts, walking trails, and many other campus amenities throughout your stay. To schedule a treatment at Healing Arts call 844-544-1440, ext. 304 or email [email protected]Click here to view our current menu: 

    Opening Day

    2:15 pm

    Check-in begins; rooms are ready by 4:00 pm

    Luggage storage is available

    4:45 – 5:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    6:45 – 7:15 pm 1440 Guest Welcome Session (optional)

    7:30 – 9:00 pm Program Session


    6:30 – 7:45 am Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation 7:00 – 8:30 am

    7:00 – 9 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    Breakfast at Kitchen

    9am – 11:30 pm Morning Program Session

    11:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch at Kitchen

    2pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon Program Session

    4:15 – 5:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    7:30 – 9:00 pm Optional Events

    Closing Day

    6:30am – 7:45 am Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    7:00am – 9 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    9am – 11:30am Morning Program Session

    12:00pm NOON Checkout Time

    11:30am – 1:30 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table—

    Departure day lunch is included in your stay.



    Women Only

    Things To Bring

    Layers of clothing for indoors and outdoors.

  • 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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