Rodney Yee|Colleen Saidman Yee: Yoga Path to Freedom, Peace, and Balance at 1440 Multiversity

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Yoga Path to Freedom, Peace, and Balance

October 4 - 6, 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

Our internal conflicts, doubts, and fears eat up so much of our energy. How can we practice yoga to resolve confusion or resistance and promote equanimity and compassion every single day?

Join internationally beloved yoga teachers Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee to learn and practice sequences for creating tranquility in your mind, body, and heart.

With more spaciousness, we have the energy to effect healing change in our world. This is the service of spirit which, as the Dalai Lama says, is the root of eternal happiness.

Hone your ability to:

  • Understand how different asana groupings restore equilibrium and resilience in any situation
  • Cultivate flow between postures, in steady serenity, and surf inner and outer changes effortlessly
  • Listen to both breath and bodily sensations and align with authentic receptivity and generosity
  • Release old stories, increase internal spaciousness, and move skillfully with ease and compassion day to day.

Through delightful insights, direct instruction, postural alignment, pranayama, and awareness meditation discover the dissolution of illusory separateness as you experience a reunification of your physical and spiritual consciousness.

Over the course of this life-changing weekend, rooted in the ancient power and wisdom of asana, learn poses to free your body of old, unnecessary patterns, and break through to true personal growth and freedom.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Rodney Yee

    Yoga teacher

    Rodney Yee is considered a pioneer of yoga in the United States and is one of the most recognized yoga instructors in the world. A practitioner for more than 30 years, Rodney initially became a yoga enthusiast as a student of Iyengar Yoga but now teaches a blend of Iyengar and his own invented style.

    He began his teaching career at The Yoga Room in Berkeley, California, later cofounding the Piedmont Yoga Studio (with Richard Rosen and Claire Finn) in Oakland. Currently based in New York, he teaches regularly at Yoga Shanti, a Sag Harbor studio owned by his wife and well-known yoga teacher Colleen Saidman.

    Rodney leads teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats nationally and internationally, many of them with Colleen. He has also been teaching advanced yoga teacher trainings at studios throughout the country for more than 15 years.

    A former dancer with the Oakland Ballet Company and the Matsuyama Ballet Company of Tokyo, Rodney has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and PBS, and is featured in more than 30 instructional video/DVD series by GAIM.

    The coauthor of two books, Yoga: The Poetry of the Body and Moving Toward Balance, serves as a cochair of the Urban Zen Health and Wellness Initiative, a foundation dedicated to bringing yoga, massage, and holistic therapies to hospitals around the nation.

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    Colleen Saidman Yee

    Yoga Teacher

    Colleen Saidman, an American yoga instructor and a graduate of Jivamukti teacher training program, was crowned the First Lady of Yoga by the New York Times in 2013 and has appeared in Yoga Journal, Vanity Fair, New York magazine, Allure, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

    A yoga practitioner for more than 20 years and a teacher for more than 15, Colleen is director and owner of the popular Yoga Shanti studio in Sag Harbor, New York, codirector of the Urban Zen integrative therapy program, and cofounder with her husband Rodney Yee of the Gaiam Yoga Club.

    Before establishing herself on the yoga circuit, Colleen traveled throughout Europe and Asia and had a varied career, including working as a model and living in Calcutta, India, helping Mother Theresa at the Home for the Dying and Destitute.

    Colleen leads teacher trainings and workshops nationally and internationally and is featured in numerous popular Gaiam yoga videos, including her latest, Yoga for Weight Loss.

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  • Why Attend
    • Through physically engaging yoga sessions learn to release tension and restlessness and be fully present to life with vitality and ease.

    • Grow your capacity for flowing with the ever-changing demands and opportunities that life presents.

    • Return home with a tailored practice that boosts energy, calms the mind, and creates balance and joy.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    What to Wear

    Comfortable clothes to practice yoga 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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