We share deep concern for our community and the world as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and our heartfelt goal is to always express empathy in a mindful way to our employees, faculty, and guests. During this unprecedented time, our priority at 1440 Multiversity is to protect the welfare and well-being of our community - with that in mind, we have made a poignant yet conscious decision to suspend all public and private events through May 14, 2020 at the recommendation of the CDC and other federal, state, and local agencies.
We hope to welcome guests back to campus on May 15, 2020, however that date may be prolonged based on the societal climate in our nation and around the world. Please click here to read more, along with learning about the engaging digital resources we will be launching to help you continue your work of self-growth.
1440 Luminary Faculty Definitions of Mindfulness:
SYLVIA BOORSTEIN — "Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn't more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it."
DAN SIEGEL— "Mindfulness in its most general sense is about waking up from a life on automatic and being sensitive to novelty in our everyday experiences. With mindful awareness the flow of energy and information that is our mind enters our conscious attention and we can both appreciate its contents and come to regulate its flow in a new way.
JON KABAT-ZINN — "Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally."
SHARON SALZBERG — "Mindfulness isn't just about knowing that you're hearing something, seeing something, or even observing that you're having a particular feeling. It's about doing so in a certain way—with balance and equanimity, and without judgment. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention in a way that creates space for insight."
All paired guests will eventually meet their respective roommate upon each person's arrival to 1440. In most cases, whether sharing with someone you know or being paired with someone you don't know, shared accommodations and paired guests utilize a community hall (dorm-style) bathroom located in their assigned building.
- 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.
- 1440 is a private campus and your registration badge is made exclusively for you with your name, dates of your stay, and the program you are registered in. Please wear it so we can best protect your privacy, safety, and security.
- Based on the 501(c)(3) status of 1440 Multiversity as a learning destination, we are legally required to only serve guests that are registered to learn on our campus.
- Staff protocol is to ask guests to identify themselves by wearing the badge provided to them upon arrival at the Lodge at all time—especially when entering classrooms, the community dining hall, signature classes, retail outlets, Healing Arts center, and all public spaces on campus.
- Guests are required to visibly display their registration badge at all times and present their badge to staff before being served or granted access to the private grounds of 1440. Please respect this policy and be kind if you are asked to provide your badge and wear it at all times. 1440 strictly abides by this policy and enforces criminal trespass laws as outlined in California Penal Code 602 PC, which can lead to penalties of up to six months in county jail and fine up to $1,000.00.
- The following policies generally apply to all confirmed reservations:
If you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date, your deposit will be refunded unless stipulated otherwise in your confirmation.
No refund is available if you cancel fewer than 14 days prior to your arrival day.
Registered Program guests will not be refunded under any of the following circumstances:
If your program has a special prepayment policy - see individual workshop descriptions.
If you do not arrive as confirmed, or if you leave a program or event early.
If you attend a program and are dissatisfied with the facility, faculty presentation or content.
On rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, 1440 Multiversity may need to cancel a program. We will notify registrants of cancellation a minimum of 7 days in advance of the program start date and will offer a full refund for housing and tuition. Or, if you prefer, a credit may be applied to a Rest and Renewal stay over the same time period of the original reservation. Note: If you are purchasing airfare to visit 1440, we recommend investigating travel insurance with appropriate coverage for ultimate flexibility, since 1440 will not reimburse for travel expenses.
- 1440 currently accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. No other payment options are available so please plan accordingly.
- A deposit of 50% of your total stay package (tuition plus accommodations and applicable taxes) is due at time of reservation and can be made with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.
- The remaining 50% of your total stay package (tuition plus accommodations and applicable taxes) is due prior to arrival and can be made with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.
- 1440 Multiversity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit learning destination, not a for-profit hotel.
- Pricing at 1440 is packaged to include overnight accommodations, meals, learning classes, and tuition. Most hotels charge for the room only and all other services are priced separately.
- 1440 offers a minimalist approach to design and function vs hotels which offer luxurious comforts.
- 1440 has no minibars, TVs, or room service so guests can focus on the content and reflect on the learning taking place in their classrooms with no distractions; hotels offer most of these amenities, services, and more.
- Most guests at 1440 are required to share community hall bathrooms vs a typical hotel room that has its own bathroom.
- Unlike hotels that have one or more dining outlets and room service, there is no a la carte restaurant at 1440. All meals are provided in Kitchen Table community style and guests all enjoy the same menu during set meal hours designed around the learning classes offered.
- There are no minibars in the guest rooms at 1440 containing beverages and snacks. Guests are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and utilize the complimentary filtered water filling stations in each building. Snacks are available for purchase at Common Grounds café.
- 1440 has a curfew and expects all guests to honor the 10:00 pm lights out and quiet time mandate to afford all guests a good night's rest to optimize the learning experience.
- All guests are encouraged to attend movement and mindfulness classes offered at least three times a day as part of their daily package, whereas most hotels do not offer such classes.
- Traditional hotels offerings such as valet parking, local shuttles, and concierge are not offered at 1440. The campus is designed for students to service themselves.
- 1440 meets all requirements for ADA compliance and offers those with special needs several options while on campus to make their stay more comfortable including, but not limited to, special room accommodations, accessible ramps, transportation assistance, and communication devices.
- It is important to note that the campus is situated on hilly terrain, and there is not a continuous accessible pathway between points on campus; however, each building has an accessible path into it. To ensure access between buildings that do not have an accessible path between them, we offer an accessible shuttle. This shuttle is provided to transport guests from parking areas to accessible pathways leading to campus buildings and to transport guests between accessible pathways so that they can enter each building. For additional questions about accessibility and to coordinate your transportation while on campus, please contact us at least two weeks in advance of your arrival at 1-844-544-1440 (option 1) or [email protected].
- Once you are formally registered, you may access Kitchen Table for dinner, which is served from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, as well as attend an optional Welcome Session. Be sure to also register your cell phone number at the Lodge to receive schedule updates and make service requests during your stay.
- If you plan to arrive late on arrival day, please let us know so we can be sure to accommodate your needs. Please contact us at 1-844-544-1440 (option 1) or [email protected]
- Once you are formally registered, you may access Kitchen Table for dinner which is served from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, as well as attend an optional Welcome Session. Be sure to also register your cell phone number at the Lodge to receive schedule updates and make service requests during your stay.
- Most opening night program sessions begin at 7:30 pm. If you plan to arrive late on arrival day, please let us know so we can be sure to accommodate your needs. Please contact us at 1-844-544-1440 (option 1) or [email protected].
- Enjoy a morning signature class and breakfast before your final program session. Be sure to pack your luggage and leave it at the foot of your bed as the bell staff will retrieve it from your room by 10:00 am and store it at the Lodge on departure day.
- You will automatically be checked out of your room by 11:00 am and most program sessions are scheduled to end by 11:30 am. On the day of departure, lunch is served from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
- 1440 only has a license to serve beer and wine. The restricted license with the State of California Alcoholic Beverage Control requires 1440 to sell and serve all beer and wine on the campus. No other alcoholic beverages may be consumed anywhere on campus, which includes anything that you purchased elsewhere and transported on to the campus.
- 1440 reserves the right to confiscate or ask you to discard any alcohol that was not purchased at 1440. In extreme cases, anyone who violates these rules may be asked to leave the campus.
- 1440 requires proper identification (photo ID) of any person of questionable age and will refuse alcoholic beverage service if either the person is under age or proper identification cannot be produced.
- 1440 may also refuse alcoholic beverage service to any person who, in 1440's judgment, appears to be intoxicated or in the event that persons under the state-mandated age limit are being served alcohol by any non-campus employee.
- On-site parking at 1440 Multiversity is limited. Given the immersive all-inclusive nature of your learning experience on campus, you do not need a car during your time with us. There are some local stores nearby that are easily accessible via ride share should you need to shop or acquire any essentials.
- If you do drive, our address is 800 Bethany Drive, Scotts Valley, California, 95066. Access to the campus is via a busy, mountainous roadway—Highway 17. Please check road conditions before setting out and use caution when rounding curves. Please be considerate of our residential neighbors, observe speed limits, avoid using your horn if possible, keep noise to a minimum when parking your vehicle, and avoid driving after 10:00 pm so others can rest without disruption.
- Layers, such as a sweater, jacket, or scarf, and rain gear if rain is forecasted during your stay
- Walking/hiking shoes or sneakers with traction to enjoy our redwood trails
- Exercise/yoga clothes
- Water bottle with cap—we have water refill stations across campus, and sell reusable water bottles
- Exercise mat—if you would prefer to use your own, rather than those that we supply
- Bathing suit—for using the infinity-edge hot tub overlooking the redwood forest
- Socks—if you would feel more comfortable with your shoes off in program rooms
- Robe—if you are booked in a shared room, you might enjoy having a robe for privacy
- Eye covers/ear plugs—for deeper sleep in shared rooms, if you wish
- Slippers/flip-flops—if you're booked in a room with shared hall bathrooms
- Please plan to refrain from wearing heavily scented perfumes on campus, as some guests have sensitivities or allergies.
- Please plan to refrain from wearing heavily scented perfumes on campus, as some guests have sensitivities or allergies.