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A Learning and Wellness Destination in the Santa Cruz Mountains  

Tucked away in the ancient redwood forest between Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley, 1440 Multiversity is a learning destination that inspires personal and professional transformation. Part wellness resort, part Ted-Talk auditorium, part conference center, our campus features state-of-the-art classrooms, meeting spaces, and private and shared accommodations surrounded by the beauty of Scotts Valley, CA. With locally sourced meals, holistic health classes, and a spa and Healing Arts center, 1440 is designed to nurture, educate and inspire.
1440 features 235 rooms and suites with fireplaces and patios overlooking century-old redwoods, as well as modern pods that sleep eight with shared hall bathrooms, for unique private and shared experiences. Four miles of redwood trails, copper-adorned buildings with majestic views, and observation decks built around sky-high tree trunks keep you immersed in nature and 1440's incredible activities and discovery programs.

Learning and Rejuvenation

1440 Multiversity sits at the intersection of ancient and contemporary in mission and landscape, tucked between the solace of the Pacific Ocean and the fast-paced innovation of Silicon Valley. Step out of your routine, slow down and listen. Give yourself space to explore whatever topic is important to you now. Away from the demands of time, relax into a sense of wonder among the ancient redwoods and create ways for wisdom to arise. Maybe you'll hear what you need in a program or a signature workshop, or you'll have a spark of insight during conversations with new friends, or clarity will come to you during an introspective walk on the trails.  
1440's beautiful 75-acre campus offers private accommodations and hostel-inspired pods that are all-inclusive, including daily wellness classes, three daily locally sourced meals, and access to our Healing Arts center nestled among the redwoods with massage, steam rooms, and an infinity-edge hot tub. Whether you choose a program led by leading-edge faculty, book a private stay as an R&R guest, or rent a space for a corporate retreat, 1440 affords you the opportunity to explore your potential in an environment like no other.
      • Campus of 1440 Multiversity


      From state-of-the-art meeting spaces to custom-designed rooms to 4 miles of scenic redwood trails, you'll find the spaces and places you need to dive into new experiences. Take time to connect with what matters within and around you. The Lodge is our welcoming center, open and staffed 24 hours a day. Amid massive wooden beams, stone pillars, copper and iron accents, relax in leather chairs and cozy couches, or sit on the outdoor patio, perfect places to enjoy morning coffee, evening wine, or embracing community.
      Perched on a ridge above Carbonera Creek sits our Kitchen Table, the defining communal element of campus. Gather with friends old and new for healthy, seasonal, and locally sourced cuisine while sitting by the fireplace or dining al fresco overlooking the forest canopy.
      Classrooms and meeting spaces feature leading-edge technology and acoustics, and flexible seating for large and small groups. Thought-provoking art installations accent hallways and gathering places across campus.
      Walk the redwood trails, look up into the sky, and watch treetops sway in the wind. Look down to the dark beauty of the forest floor. Breathe in pine-scented air while sitting on a handcrafted bench for a moment of reflection. A special spot is the Cathedral of redwoods, where you'll find the mother tree, estimated to be 1,200 years old. When you become aware of your senses, tension melts away.
      The Teaching Kitchen is a unique experience with creative cooking demos and hands-on classes. Joanie's Garden surrounds the outdoor space and grows seasonal heirloom produce and edible flowers used in the food at our Kitchen Table.
    • Stay at 1440 Learning center in Scotts Valley, California


    Overnight stays at 1440 are unique and different than hotels. The majority of accommodations at 1440 are designed to be shared with others, creating a collegiate experience. 1440 offers private and shared accommodations in the Oak, Madrone, Sayanta, Trillium, and Redwood buildings. Relax, renew or discover unique shared experiences in our suites, rooms and modern sleeping pods that include daily meals, wellness classes, and access to our Fitness Center and Healing Arts center.
    Artisan craftsman construction combines with simple, modern indoor accents in each of the buildings.
    Guest rooms feature elements found in nature, beautifully integrating indoor and outdoor environments for a style that is both rustic and contemporary. Whether you're looking for modern pod-style shared spaces or fireplace suites with patios overlooking the redwoods, we have incredible room choices for every budget.
    • Dine in Campus of 1440 Multiversity


    Your stay at 1440 features three daily meals of healthy, organic, and locally sourced foods, including produce grown within 300 miles of us and sustainable meats and seafood. Enjoy seasonal cuisine in the warm communal ambiance of Kitchen Table, a dining experience that feeds your well-being, excites your inner foodie, and inspires conversation.
    • Spa in 1440 Multiversity

    Spa and Healing Arts

    Tucked among the redwoods, the Spa and Healing Arts center features therapeutic spa and body treatments and an infinity-edge hot tub. Get energized in our Fitness Center with stationary bikes, yoga props, free weights, and ellipticals.
    The Healing Arts center features 22 spa treatment rooms, steam rooms, changing rooms with lockers, showers, and a patio with a large outdoor infinity-edge hot tub, and awe-inspiring views of the forest. Restore with a therapeutic bodywork session at the Spa. Detox in the steam rooms or soak in the hot tub overlooking the redwoods.
    • What to Expect at Redwood in Learning center in Scotts Valley

    The 1440 Multiversity Experience

    Enjoy a morning cappuccino, midday snack, or evening treat at Common Grounds, our campus café. Accented with bright colors, refurbished wood, and antique clocks, this gathering place is the common area for doing puzzles with friends, relaxing with a book, or sitting outside by the fire pits with a glass of wine. Shop at Common Goods for handcrafted jewelry, botanical body products, books on 1440 program topics, gorgeous gifts, and great reads by thought leaders.
    Perched atop campus on a hillside of gnarled trees sits an area called Crest, an outdoor gathering space, classroom, and yoga deck. Wind your way up the stairs in the early morning or after your afternoon session to enjoy a yoga practice or a moments of quiet reflection under the California sky.
    The Cathedral is an enchanting forest amphitheater set among the oldest redwoods on campus. Carbonera Creek flows quietly behind the stage. This unforgettable atmosphere is perfect for enjoying an event or sitting quietly in reflection.
    The Sanctuary is a renovated mid-century chapel bathed in natural light and accented with modern, elegant features. Take a meditation class, enjoy evening events, or host your next corporate retreat in this inspirational space. The Sanctuary is an experience.
    Our largest indoor space, Redwood Auditorium accommodates up to 700 guests for conferences, programs, and special events. In between sessions, meet new friends on the outdoor amphitheater's hand-crafted benches, gather around a cozy fire, or take a meditative walk through the labyrinth.
    • Daily Schedule in 1440

    Daily Programs and Activities

    We offer daily programs and classes on a variety of topics and plenty of free time for walking the trails, enjoying a massage, connecting with new friends, and relaxing over delicious, locally sourced food.
    • Plan Your Trip For 1440

    Plan Your Trip

    Whether you're coming to 1440 Multiversity for a specific program or teacher, staying as part of a California road trip, or pampering yourself with a few days of R&R, our goal is for your time here to be relaxing, rewarding, enlightening — perhaps in ways you least expected.

Traveler’s Insights

Can I bring my pet or service animal to 1440?
Can I bring my pet or service animal to 1440?
  • 1440 follows California law which allows persons with disabilities to bring trained service dogs and psychiatric service dogs to campus. The protections discussed previously do not apply to emotional support animals. California law, like federal law, doesn't require that emotional support animals or family pets be allowed in public places.
  • Individuals who have service animals are not exempt from and must comply with local city animal control and public health requirements, so please be sure your service animal meets all vaccination requirements and is properly registered and licensed.
  • In California, an assistive animal means a trained animal that is necessary as a reasonable accommodation for a person with a disability and includes guide dogs, signal dogs, service dogs, and psychiatric service dogs. Only a dog that is trained to recognize and respond to an individual's disability-related need for assistance can be considered a service dog.
  • California law allows business owners to require that an assistive animal be (i) free from offensive odors and displays appropriate habits (for example, is potty-trained) and (ii) does not engage in behavior that endangers the health or safety of the individual with a disability or others around them.
  • Since the ADA does not require service animals to wear a vest, ID tag, or specific harness, it may not be obvious to the 1440 staff that your dog is a service animal. In such cases, we have the legal right to ask you the following two specific questions in support of your well-being:
    • Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability?
    • What work or task has the dog been trained to perform?
  • As the handler, you are required to be in control of your service animal at all times and are responsible for caring for and supervising the service animal, which includes toileting, feeding, and grooming and veterinary care. 1440 is not obligated to supervise or otherwise care for any service animal.
  • The service animal must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered while in public places unless these devices interfere with the service animal's work or the person's disability prevents use of these devices.
  • Seating, food, and drink are provided for customer use only. The ADA gives a person with a disability the right to be accompanied by his or her service animal, but 1440 is not required to, nor does it allow, a service animal to sit or be fed at the table.
  • While 1440 does not charge guests any sort of fee for housing your service dog or cleaning its hair and dander, we will assess and charge you for any damage to the room or campus your service animal may cause as we would any other guest.
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Is 1440 an appropriate place for me if I am not an experienced workshop attendee or retreat goer?
Is 1440 an appropriate place for me if I am not an experienced workshop attendee or retreat goer?
1440 Multiversity is a place where all are welcome. If you have never attended a retreat or program workshop before, do not be discouraged. Read the program description carefully and follow your heart in terms of your desire to learn. For those who wish to explore mindfulness and self-discovery, we recommend booking a Rest & Renewal stay to stimulate your curiosity, enhance self-awareness, and allow you to be more fully alive so you can leave with more energy than you arrive with. There are no refunds so please choose a program carefully. Learn More About Is 1440 an appropriate place for me if I am not an experienced workshop attendee or retreat goer?
Can a friend or family member stop by to visit me while I am at a program?
Can a friend or family member stop by to visit me while I am at a program?
Unfortunately not. Our operating license as a 501(c)(3) requires all visitors to be paid registered guests; therefore, there are no day passes allowed as 1440 is a private campus. Additionally, we cannot sell or offer services to anyone that is not registered to learn. Out of the respect and privacy of those who are immersed in learning, we require all guests to register at the Lodge upon arrival and only registered guests are allowed on campus. For their own safety and security, all registered attendees are required to wear their program badges at all times. 1440 strictly abides by and enforces criminal trespass laws as outlined in California Penal Code 602 PC which can lead to penalties of up to six (6) months in county jail and/or a fine up to $1,000.00 if you are caught trespassing. Learn More About Can a friend or family member stop by to visit me while I am at a program?
What facilities are located on campus for me to use during my free time?
What facilities are located on campus for me to use during my free time?
1440 has a Fitness Center equipped with a variety of cardio equipment, free weights, and suspension bands. There is also a Healing Arts center with 22 treatments rooms for massage therapy (appointments are highly encouraged and tend to fill quickly on the weekends), a heated infinity-edge hot tub, as well as gender-specific steam rooms in each locker area. 1440 also offers four miles of private on-site nature trails in addition to several outdoor areas such as Crest and the Cathedral for journaling, meditation, and self-reflection among the redwoods, including the 1,200-year-old "mother tree." Learn More About What facilities are located on campus for me to use during my free time?
What kind of clothing is acceptable on campus and what should I pack?
What kind of clothing is acceptable on campus and what should I pack?
Comfortable clothing for yoga and movement is acceptable in all classrooms. Slip-on shoes for indoors and shared bathrooms are recommended as are alternative shoes for walking, hiking, and exercising. Keep in mind that 1440 is susceptible to seasonal weather, so depending on your activity intentions it is good to pack a bathing suit for the infinity-edge hot tub in the Healing Arts center, in addition to layered clothing or jackets for inclement weather. Learn More About What kind of clothing is acceptable on campus and what should I pack?
"What an amazing campus this is, with every beautiful detail carefully thought out. The food alone might be worth the trip. So grateful I got to experience 1440."
Gretchen V, 1440 Multiversity Guest
"This was my happiest moment in a long time."
Liz Gilbert, Author of Eat Pray Love