James Higgins: Heart Centered Practice at 1440 Multiversity

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Heart Centered Practice

A Self-Reflective Healing Journey of Yoga and Meditation

November 22 - 24, 2019

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 master wellness coach and yoga instructorJames Higgins for an immersive weekend of yoga and meditation practice designed to refine your connection to body, mind, heart, and soul.

Make further contact with your spiritual truth through skilled asana instruction, guided meditation, pranayama, and yoga nidra. Let visualization, sound, voice, psychological inspiration, and restorative rest set you free.

This enriching weekend will assist you in connecting with your higher potential and finding a deepened sense of peace, connection, and purpose. Together, you will:

  • Engage in a powerful reset and mini-retreat in the midst of everyday life
  • Deepen the authentic connection to your sacred self and experience more wholeness
  • Soften and develop skills of intuition through presence, care, and kindness
  • Release hidden tension causing physical limitation, stress, repressed feelings, trauma, fatigue, anxiety, or depression
  • Practice asana sequences designed to explore the thresholds of your ability to focus, engage, release, and let go
  • Develop the ability to listen more to the calling of your heart and soul.

Meditative rest provides space to gain further clarity and compassion. Slow down with this insightful and deeply experiential weekend. You’ll not only gain greater technical proficiency in asana structures and a more developed meditation practice—you’ll alsoconnect with your heart’s calling, experience true wholeness, and find a heightened sense of peace, understanding, connection, and purpose.

Gain inner and outer strength to face all that arises on the life path.

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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
    • Clear any resistance and unconscious blocks holding you back or limiting you in any way from connecting to your purpose and essential calling.<br />

    • Soften further into love, care, friendliness, and kindness as the foundations of your 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

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    What to Wear

    Comfortable clothes to practice in

  • 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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