James Higgins: Embodied Wisdom at 1440 Multiversity

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Embodied Wisdom

Yoga and Insight Meditation for Self-Care, Strength, and Love

April 3 - 5, 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>

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Program Description

Join wellness coach and yoga expert James Higgins for an explorative experiential weekend of slowed-down, soulful, and deeply engaging yoga and meditation practices designed to reach to the very core of your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual centers.

This unique immersion opportunity will combine asana instruction, guided meditation, yoga nidra, pranayama and breathing practices, imagery and visualization, chanting, psychological inspiration, spiritual insight, and restorative meditative rest. Together, you will explore:

  • The foundations of our spiritual and psychological work as yogis: the experience of great ease, focus, compassion, clarity, love, and personal empowerment
  • Moderately challenging asana sequences—within your capacity but designed to further investigate and strengthen the thresholds of your ability to engage, release, let go, enjoy, and relax in a good-hearted, concentrated way
  • Meditative rest to support you in taking the time to absorb the deep energetic healing work you will be doing to gain clarity and freedom on your life path.

Take a weekend in the beauty of 1440 Multiversity to get relief from the turmoil and confusion in today’s politics and media distractions and discover your dormant resources of goodness.

Join James Higgins for a weekend that will provide ease and empowerment in the body, mind, heart, and soul by lightening what we carry along our life path and at the same time strengthening our wholesome foundations in our inherent goodness.

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  • Faculty Bio
    James Higgins

    Life coach, yoga, and meditation instructor

    James Higgins is a globally renowned yoga instructor from the San Francisco Bay Area who has taught for more than two decades. He travels throughout Europe teaching a unique, appealing, challenging style of meditative hatha vinyasa yoga practice grounded in spiritual care.

    With a strong emphasis on the integration of physical, mental, and emotional wellness, each of his classes holds the intention for peaceful healing and conscious evolution.  His style is informed by the long-term, dedicated study of deep spirituality and a personal yoga practice interwoven with Vipassana meditation experience.

    James uses Buddhist wisdom, positive psychology, mindful insight, personal development, and conscious leadership to craft a journey that invites students to experience the very best of themselves in body, mind, and spirit. He helps them gain strength and greater physical embodiment, refine intuitive powers, empower authenticity, and release hidden tension and unconscious blockages—all while healing their connection to the highest self within the depths of the heart.

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  • Why Attend
    • Engage in a complementary series of classes for a weekend reset and restorative mini-retreat in the midst of your busy life.<br />

    • With James and a new community of yogis, you’ll clear the resistances and unconscious material which may be holding you back and keeping you limited or stuck in any way.

    • Soften further into love, care, friendliness, and kindness as the foundations of our spiritual and psychological work.

    • Align yourself with your inner power by establishing an authentic connection to your unique, personal source of health, inspiration, and wholeness.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

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    Experience Level

    None required.

  • 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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