Yogrishi Vishvketu: Revitalize Your Being at 1440 Multiversity

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Revitalize Your Being

Sync with Source

June 21 - 23, 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

The Vedic yogis saw the subtle body as dependent on prana, our source of life energy, healing, and revitalization. Optimizing how the five main types of prana work together can awaken your vast inner power to overcome challenges and achieve your life’s calling.

Align with the energy of each prana and learn how they can guide your yoga practice with Yogrishi Vishvketu, PhD, cofounder of Akhanda Yoga, a powerful approach that incorporates movement, breathing, sounding, yogic wisdom, and meditation.

Learn traditional yogic anatomy and sequences for the uplift, grounding, integration, and expansion of your life force. During this in-depth workshop, you will:

  • Explore different Akhanda class styles: dynamic Akhanda Flow, grounding Hatha-Raja, and invigorating Classical Kundalini, including extended morning and evening sequences
  • Explore Pran prana (the force of upliftment and inner motivation), Apana prana (the grounding force and power of exhalation and elimination), and Samana prana (integrative force and heat of digestion)
  • Close the retreat with an exploration of Vyana prana (force of expansion and circulation throughout the body) and Udana prana (rising energy and connection to the Whole).

You’ll also be able to participate in an optional prana healing session or a sacred water puja, followed by a closing ceremony; and you can choose to receive a sacred thread and a sandalwood tilak.

Experience Yogrishi Vishvketu’s unique blend of yogic wisdom and holistic practice that is accessible and life affirming.Take home the confidence you need to practice pranayama and revitalize your body.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Yogrishi Vishvketu, PhD

    Himalayan yoga master and cofounder of Akhanda Yoga

    Yogrishi Vishvketu, also called Vishva-ji, is a Himalayan yoga master and cofounder of Akhanda Yoga, known for his infectious laughter, playfulness, and stories. His holistic approach brings ancient wisdom to the modern age, incorporating asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, and yogic teaching in every class. Vishva-ji’s deepest aim is to inspire people to connect to their true nature, which is joyful, fearless, expansive, and playful.

    A yogi at heart, Vishva-ji has studied and practiced yoga in the Himalayas since the age of eight and holds a doctorate in yoga philosophy. He has since trained thousands of teachers through his Yoga Alliance 200- and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) programs in Rishikesh, India, and teaches at workshops and conferences internationally.

    He continues his father’s legacy of charitable works in local communities. In 2007, Vishva-jicofounded Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram Trust in Rishikesh. In 2013, he founded Sansar Gyaan Pathshala, a free school for over 250 underserved children in rural Uttar Pradesh, India, which is supported by the Canadian charity Helping Hands for India.

    Yogrishi Vishvketu is the author of Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses and is currently working on his next book.

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  • Why Attend
    • Learn the theory of the five pranas and its relationship to yoga so you can balance your yoga practice for optimal well-being.

    • Enjoy two transformative days delving into the five pranas and how they operate within your subtle energy system on every level—physical, mental, and spiritual.

    • Invigorate your whole being with Akhanda Classical Kundalini: oscillations, dynamic pranayama, visualization, and meditation to balance the chakras and invoke the transformative power of Kundalini.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Friday June 21st –
    Evening: 7:30 – 9:00 PM

    On this first evening, you will have a chance to meet the facilitators and other participants and begin to build sacred circle. To help you fully land at 1440, we’ll move into a grounding Hatha-Raja Yoga class where we perform the bumble bee breath in each posture.

    Saturday June 22nd –
    Morning: 6:30-7:45 AM Akhanda Flow class
    An Akhanda Flow class offers a medley of posture, breathing, sounding, meditation and kernels of yogic wisdom. It is a unique experience not to be missed!

    Morning Session 9:00 – 12:00 AM
    In this session, we’ll regroup and set again the sacred circle before moving into an exploration of Pran Prana, the force of upliftment and inner motivation, and Apan Prana, the grounding force and power of exhalation. There will be a presentation on how to re-charge a space, and a detoxifying pranayama session followed by a special outdoor Vedic fire puja.

    Afternoon Session: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
    Get to know Yogrishi Vishvketu better through his stories of yogic life in India and his insights into their importance for modern living. Explore the Samana Prana (integrative force). Learn tools to improve digestion and assimilation and dynamic pranayama to stoke the navel (that will be practiced the following morning) and learn the integrative power of the Akhanda signature sequence – Gayatri Kriya.

    Evening Session: 7:30 – 9:00 PM – Optional
    Pranic Healing – Open to Cosmic Life force OR Sacred Water Puja

    Sunday June 23rd –
    Morning: 6:30 -7:45 AM Akhanda Classical Kundalini class
    This morning, invigorate your whole being with an Akhanda Classical Kundalini class. This class uses osciallations, dynamic pranayama, visualization and meditation to balance the chakras and invoke transformative power of Kundalini.

    Morning Session 9:00 – 11:00 AM
    In this final session, Vishva-ji will share more stories and then move into an exploration of the Vyana Prana (force of expansion) and Udana (connection to the Whole). Before we say goodbye, you’ll have a chance to ask questions and engage in a ceremony to bring us to closure. You can choose to receive a sacred thread to wear home with you and get a sandlewood tilak.


    None required.

    Experience Level

    For all levels; no prior yoga experience needed, but some experience with yoga would be beneficial in order to integrate the material.

    Things to Bring

    Yoga mat and any props you prefer for yoga or meditation

    What to Wear

    Comfortable clothing for yoga


    Please contact [email protected] for Alliance CE information.

  • 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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