Wisdom In Every Cell: A Meditation, Mindful Yoga & Dharma Retreat 

with Sylvia Boorstein, Brahmani Liebman & Jashoda Edmunds

December 15 - 17, 2017

at 1440 Multiversity in Santa Cruz, California

Distinguished teachers Sylvia Boorstein, Brahmani Liebman and Jashoda Edmunds lead us on this weekend journey of learning with the whole mind and body to touch the wisdom within every cell.

Meditation, Mindful Yoga & Dharma teachings practiced together provide a profound way to strengthen the container and liberate the mind from habits that cause suffering through both direct insight and inspiration. We can recognize that peace is possible in each moment regardless of life's changing conditions.

This retreat will be filled with periods of sitting and walking meditation along with dharma teachings that will be recapitulated and integrated through the body in a mindful Yoga practice. These sessions will include both Passive (Yin) & Gentle Active practice that is appropriate for all levels of experience.

When mindfulness and yoga are practiced together they help create an inner environment of calm that supports clarity of vision. This clarity promotes the insight that builds as wisdom and expresses itself as compassion, the key to happiness. One is able to grow in tolerance, listen deeply and make wise choices in a life. Additionally, when the teachings of the dharma and yoga are practiced in this seamless way, we have the pleasure and satisfaction of learning cognitively, contemplatively and viscerally. We will explore how to bring the many benefits of these practices into our daily life. .

Sylvia, Brahmani & Jashoda love teaching together. They have been friends and colleagues for years, integrating the teachings of mindful meditation and yoga practice. They interweave the Buddhist and Yogic perspectives with joy and lightness of heart

No previous experience in meditation or yoga is necessary. 

To register please visit: https://www.1440.org/program/wisdom-every-cell/


Yoga & Meditation: The Journey Home

Retreat / Vacation in Mexico

January 22 - 28,  2017

We are very excited about the retreat/vacation we are offering this year in Mexico. We are delighted to present our 17th Annual Retreat/ Vacation January 22 - 28,  Yoga & Meditation: The Journey Home.

This retreat will be held at Villa Don Manuel on Playa Blanca Beach, about 1/2 hour south of Zihuatanejo.  

Life on Playa Blanca remains safe, peaceful and extraordinarily beautiful. 

suset on playa blanca

As always, our retreats are an invitation to dive into the practices of passive & gentle active Yoga, sitting and walking meditation, pranayama & deep reflection. In this exquisite natural environment our days will be filled with these yogic & meditation practices integrated with inspirational dharma teachings held in the safe space of sacred community. 

In addition to the two daily practice sessions other optional activities will be available: ie:  an eco excursion.The small nearby fishing village  of Barra de Potosi is another view of life in Mexico. The beach restaurants are a lovely walk for  fresh seafood and local shopping. Going into the town of Zihuatanejo is not difficult as the taxis are nearby.    

Our sanctuary, Villa Don Manuel, is set in a tropical garden with a pool, private access to the beach and delicious meals. This small, intimate retreat offers the rare opportunity of being together in community. Our hosts, Claudia & Toby, are gracious and look to meet all of our needs. In our experience, Claudia is the best cook on the beach, and very creative in the variety of choices she offers. 

Limited space is available as the maximum will be 16 participants. Price includes program, housing & meals.  

Not included in the cost are the optional activities and alcoholic beverages, which will be available at  cocktail hour and dinner at Villa Don Manuel.

The Retreat/ Vacation will begin Sunday evening.  We continue to welcome all levels of experience. Each year we provide a theme to support our transformative Journey as we weave and play with the Yogic & Buddhist teachings and practices.  

Please join us for this journey home. It offers the possibility of a more flexible body, spacious mind, open heart and a direct experience of union, tapping into the source of infinite potential.

We invite you to join us for this retreat.   

Some birdlife on Playa Blanca

Some birdlife on Playa Blanca

Early registration by 11/30 

Retreat/Vacation - cash or check discount $1475; credit card $1520 

Register after 11/30

Retreat/ Vacation - cash or check discount $1575; credit card $1620

Private Room - include additional

Retreat/ Vacation - cash or check discount $575; credit card $600

The price of the retreat includes program, room and board. 

All rooms are shared double occupancy with private bath.  

If you wish to arrive before or stay after the program the weekend housing including breakfast can be arranged at an added cost.

Our cancellation policy is:

BEFORE November 30th - $50.00 for administrative costs

AFTER  November 30th - $150 of which $100 which may be applied toward another retreat within the next two years.

AFTER January 8th - No Refunds

We believe that the packages we are making available are of great value on many levels. We have worked to keep the prices low so that you can say YES!!!!!!

To register, paying by check,  please make your check out  and send it to:

Journey into Yoga LLC

6425A Sonoma Highway

Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Please include your name, address, telephone, & e-mail.

If you know who you are rooming with please include their name.


Brahmani & Jashoda