Michaelle Edwards: Change Your Posture, Change Your Life with YogAlign at 1440 Multiversity

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Change Your Posture, Change Your Life with YogAlign

February 10 - 15, 2019

Sunday - Friday, 5 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>

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Program Description

Our current healthcare crisis is actually a self-care crisis. Doctors are trained primarily in emergent and urgent care, which means that they are often good in a crisis but not always as good at what we need in order to age well, feel our best from day to day, and find relief from chronic symptoms.

YogAlign, created by yogi Michaelle Edwards, LMT, E-RYT, shows you how good posture can create bio-sustainability in your body that supports optimal cellular function and enables the body to heal itself.

With Michaelle you will learn how good posture can alleviate chronic pain, increase feelings of happiness, keep energy levels high, boost confidence, and support the optimal functioning of all major systems of the body. Using breath-based tools to realign your posture quickly and painlessly, YogAlign is accessible for any age and fitness level.

Your posture will change at the level of your nervous system, and you will learn:

  • Better posture from the inside out
  • Unique breathing practices to tone the core
  • How to habitually move from the core in a safe way
  • Self-massage to stimulate blood flow, nourish tissues, and increase kinesthetic awareness
  • Tension balancing skills to stabilize joints, create more agility, and free fascial restrictions
  • Natural alignment to avoid compression and friction on joint surfaces.

When your posture is aligned, you will move with less effort, more balance, and more awareness in daily life. You will return home feeling energized, youthful, and lifted as though you had the body of your younger self back.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Michaelle Edwards, E-RYT 500, LMT

    Creator of YogAlign®

    Michaelle Edwards has been a student of yoga for more than 40 years and a teacher for more than 25. Her experience with yoga began under the mentorship of Swami Satchidananda at his first ashram in the United States, and her work and practice have been strongly influenced by her training with internationally renowned author and yoga teacher Erich Schiffmann.

    Michaelle Edwards is founder and director of Kauai Yoga School, offering teacher trainings, retreats, and workshops worldwide. A licensed massage therapist, musician, author, and creator of YogAlign, she is known for her boundless energy, humor, and dedication to helping people of all ages and fitness levels become aligned and pain-free.

    She is creator of the DVD and companion book YogAlign: Pain free Yoga from Your Inner Core, has been featured in the New York Times, and has published numerous articles in print and online for the Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, and Inspiration.

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  • Why Attend
    • Painlessly and quickly bring your body into natural alignment and experience a youthful state of pain-free well-being.

    • Reprogram your habitual ways of moving, sitting, and standing to support your overall health, happiness, strength, and balance.

    • Bring a new level of safety to your yoga or athletic practice through naturally aligned posture.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program 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 healing.art[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


    6:45am – 7:45 am

    Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    7:00am – 9:00 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    Breakfast at Kitchen

    9am – 12 pm Morning Program Session

    12pm-2 pm Lunch at Kitchen

    2pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon Program Session

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

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

    7:30 – 9:00 pm Optional Events or Program Session



    Closing Day

    6:45am – 7:45 am

    Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    7:00am – 9 am

    Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    8:30am – 10:30 am

    Morning Program Session

    12:00pm NOON Checkout Time

    12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table—

    Departure day lunch is included in your stay.


    Participants must be healthy and ambulatory.

    Experience Level

    All fitness levels are welcome

    Must be 18 years old or older

    Recommended Reading

    YogAlign: Pain-free Yoga from your Inner Core, by Michaelle Edwards

    Special Interest to

    People working in the fields of posture education, yoga, massage therapy, physical therapy, fitness, and movement education

  • 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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