Parashakti|Joe Komar: Vision Quest at 1440 Multiversity

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Vision Quest

The Healing Magic of Yoga and Dance

August 30 - September 1, 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

Spend a magically powerful weekend with Dance of Liberation™ founder Parashakti and master yoga instructor Joe K enjoying a soul-opening blend of yoga, dance, and shamanic exploration.

Based on a series of shamanic practices known as the Seven Foundations, Dance of Liberation helps you shed inhibitions, heighten inner awareness, and awaken joy. This powerful soul work—blended with a unique and accessible twice daily yoga practice—is designed to ignite kindness, radiance, health, and a deep sense of renewal. You will:

  • Ride illuminating and metaphorical waves of energy while activating your flow state
  • Integrate mindfulness, pranayama (breath), and yoga asanas (postures) with the deeply communal and powerfully individual experience of deliverance known as Dance of Liberation
  • Take advantage of one-on-one time with both Parashakti and Joe Komar—available throughout the retreat.

Discover the fiery lights of your most authentic self  through the healing art of yoga and the freedom of dance. You’ll return home connected with the vastness of your spiritual potential and ready to live a life of joy, vitality, and purpose.

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  • Faculty Bio

    Mover, shaker, founder of Dance of Liberation

    Parashakti is the founder and creator of Dance of Liberation® (DOL), a method of movement therapy and deep process work that draws on shamanic traditions to help individuals achieve emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual integration.

    A devoted student of dance and yoga, Parashakti has facilitated workshops, trainings, and retreats for more than two decades. She has brought DOL from Los Angeles, New York, and Guatemala to Indonesia, Israel, and Greece, and has adapted DOL’s teachings as a modality for recovery from addiction, PTSD, and disordered eating.

    The developer of SoulHealing™, Parashakti also helps people discover their soul’s deeper meanings and life mission through private intuitive healing sessions. She is both the subject and co-producer of the full-length documentary Dance of Liberation, which premiered at the Sedona Film Festival and was acquired for distribution through FMTV. She has been featured on television, as well as in LA Yoga magazine, Newsweek, Time Out New York, and the Jerusalem Post.

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    Joe Komar

    Joe Komar is the founder and owner of Urban Exhale Hot Yoga in Los Angeles. He is devoted to developing, guiding, and creating the perfect space for students to start, continue, or deepen their yoga practice.

    With over 1,000 hours in training and over 7,500 classes taught, he has guided hundreds of thousands of students in Los Angeles and across the world in yoga, meditation, and mindfulness—both in large group settings and one-on-one.

    Joe started practicing yoga in 2009. Two years later, he began teaching hot yoga and dreaming of designing his own practice space where he could connect his love and passion for yoga with his community of family and friends.

    Developing, composing, and sharing a practice that resonates in his body and intuitively translating that experience for students is his deepest love. He is known for the personal attention he gives to students each time they return to mat, breath, and body.

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  • Why Attend
    • You’re ready for a life-changing experience rooted in the ancient wisdom of yoga and the power of movement.<br />

    • Flowing with your inner strength of awareness cultivates a space of trust, peace, and tranquility in body, mind, and spirit.

    • This practice has the power to heal, grow, and evolve you into a more fulfilled and dynamic human being.

  • 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 [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
    5:00 — 6:15 pm Embodied Movement or Meditation Class
    5:30pm — 7:30 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table
    7:30 — 9:00 pm Program Session
    Daily Schedule
    7:00 am — 8:00 am Embodied Movement or Meditation Class
    7:00 am — 9:00 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table
    9:00 am — 12:00 pm Morning Program Session
    12:00 pm — 2:00 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table
    1:00 pm — 1:45 pm Outdoor Experience
    2:00 pm — 4:00 pm Afternoon Program Session
    5:00 pm — 6:15 pm Embodied Movement or Meditation Class
    5:30 pm — 7:30 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table
    7:30 pm — 9:00 pm Evening Program Session with Faculty
    Closing Day
    7:00 am — 8:00 am Embodied Movement or Meditation Class
    7:00 am — 9:00 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table
    9:00 am — 11:00 am Morning Program Session
    12:00 pm NOON Checkout Time
    12:00 pm — 2:00 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table—Departure day lunch is included in your stay.


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    What to Wear

    Comfortable clothes for practice

  • 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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