Join John Robbins and Katchie Ananda for a unique journey into living with ever deeper compassion and respect for yourself and for others. You’ll learn how to more fully connect with your passion and purpose. And you’ll learn how yoga and the right food can interact to elevate your body, mind, spirit and soul.
Katchie will guide you through a yoga practice that will create more coherence between your physical, emotional and spiritual selves. John will inspire you with the clarity and courage you need to fully realize your unique path to joy, self-confidence and power.
Whether you are a newcomer to yoga or someone who has practiced for decades; and whether you simply want to strengthen your connection to your inner wisdom, or are looking for a whole new sense of life purpose, John and Katchie will help you move into greater alignment with your essential being, and an enlarged capacity to be the person you were meant to be.
Together, they will teach you:
- How to gain greater alignment with your core passion and values
- How yoga and food interact to nourish your body, mind, spirit, and soul
- How to discover, examine, and strengthen your connection to your inner wisdom.
- Wherever you are on your path—whether a curious beginner or someone wanting to elevate their ideals in every way—this workshop will give you the inspiration and the skills you need to embody your essential being and life purpose.
Katchie Ananda, E-RYT 500
Yoga and dharma teacher
Katchie Ananda is an internationally recognized yoga and dharma teacher whose leadership in yoga and social change prompted Yoga Journal to name her one of five top yoga teachers making change in the world. Katchie has over 20 years of experience as a full-time yoga teacher and trainer, and is certified in Anusara, Jivamukti, Integral, and Ashtanga vinyasa yoga. A dedicated student of Vipassana meditation, Katchie has studied with Jack Kornfield, her Buddhist mentor, for over 15 years.
A former dancer in Switzerland and Brazil, she moved to New York City in 1990 where she studied yoga with Sharon Gannon and David Life at Jivamukti Yoga Center. Deeply inspired by their creativity, activism, and commitment to nonviolence, Katchie dedicated herself to Jivamukti Yoga and taught there for many years, eventually as a senior teacher. There, she was introduced to the devotional path of Bhakti Yoga, and began her lifelong practice of chanting.
Katchie also got involved with Integral Yoga Institute, where she taught, worked, and participated in ashram life under the guidance of Sri Swami Satchidananda. To further her skill as a teacher, she studied the technical refinement of asanas with Kevin Gardiner in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar.
Katchie was the cofounder and director of Yoga Sangha in San Francisco, and offers workshops, trainings, and retreats in Europe and the United States. Her home base is Santa Fe, New Mexico.John Robbins
Social activist, author, Food Revolution Network cofounder
John Robbins is a social activist and the best-selling author of nine books that have sold more than 3 million copies collectively and been translated into 32 languages. Titles include The Food Revolutionand the classic Diet for a New America. He is president and cofounder, along with his son Ocean, of the 600,000-member Food Revolution Network.
The only son of the founder of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream company, John Robbins was groomed to follow in his father’s footsteps, but chose to instead “pursue the deeper American Dream…the dream of a society at peace with its conscience because it respects and lives in harmony with all life forms.”
John is the founder and board chair emeritus of EarthSave International and has served on the boards of many nonprofit organizations. His life and work have also been featured in a PBS special titled Diet for a New America.
As an advocate for a compassionate and healthy way of life, John is the recipient of many accolades including the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience Award, and a lifetime achievement award from Green America.View Bio Page
Find an enlarged capacity to be the person you feel you are meant to be in the world.
Experience a radical shift in how you think about food and live in your body.
Integrate your lifestyle practices with your personal aspirations and your spiritual beliefs.
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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.