Lesley Desaulniers: Winter Vinyasa Retreat at 1440 Multiversity

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Winter Vinyasa Retreat

Deepen Your Practice and Explore the World Within

December 7 - 9, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$295 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

What better way to brighten up your winter than with a powerful weekend of music, meditation, chanting, and soulful, sweaty vinyasa?

Join renowned yoga teacher Lesley Desaulniers for a unique and inspiring program that’s guaranteed to raise your energy during the darkest time of year.

Through a dynamic and powerful vinyasa practice you will:

  • Find greater strength, stability, and freedom in your poses
  • Release old habits, fears, and conditioning
  • Renew your passion and purpose through practical spiritual teachings
  • Meditate for health, happiness, and peace.

This weekend immersion will leave you refreshed, inspired, and ready to rejoice your way through December and into the new year.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Lesley Desaulniers

    Transformational Vinyasa Yoga teacher

    Lesley Desaulniers, named one of San Francisco’s leading yoga teachers by Mantra magazine and featured in Origin Magazine‘s “Leaders Who Inspire,” is known for her energizing and soulful yoga classes.

    She has been studying yoga and meditation since 1996 and was a resident of the Ananda Ashram in New York in her early twenties, where she intensively studied Sanskrit, meditation, philosophy, yoga, and chanting. Later earning certification from master teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life, she began teaching at Jivamukti Yoga in downtown Manhattan, where she returns often to lead workshops and trainings.

    Her classes and retreats at premier yoga destinations throughout the year are imbued with a rare blend of sweaty vinyasa, scholarly study, spiritual awareness, and good humor. Lesley has been an ambassador for Lululemon and Athleta, and has been featured in the magazines GOOD, New York, Origin, and Fit Yoga.

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  • Why Attend
    • The winter solstice, the holidays, and New Year are here. Set yourself up for an easier entrance into this potentially intense time of year.

    • This weekend will guide you closer to joy by removing the mental and emotional obstacles that get in your way.

    • Summer isn’t the only season to move, sweat, and shed some layers!

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    Prerequisites 

    None required.

    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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