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How did 1440 Multiversity get its name? 1440 represents the number of minutes in a day-a principle of sorts that affords each of us 1440 opportunities to be more aware and mindful of how we are spending our time and the development of a greater awareness of ourselves and our relationships with others. Multiversity represents the "multitude" of doors or pathways one can choose from to learn and grow on their journey to self-discovery and human design.
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we're doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us. Whenever you bring awareness to what you are directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you are being mindful. Growing research shows that when you train your brain to be mindful, you are transforming the physical structure of your brain.
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."
What is the difference between wellness and well-being? Wellness is more closely associated with health and prevention, while well-being is related to one's overall happiness. While most of us use the terms well-being and wellness interchangeably, there is a distinctive difference. Well-being refers to a more holistic, whole of life experience, whereas wellness refers to physical health. Well-being is a good feeling condition of existence. A state characterized by your health, happiness, and prosperity. Wellness is the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, as a result of deliberate effort. At 1440 we foster both.
What is the difference between a Guests who elect "shared" accommodations may be paired with a stranger unless you know who you wish your roommate to be at the time of booking. However, guests who are traveling alone that elect a "shared" accommodation will be paired by 1440 randomly with a gender-specific roommate. In either case, each guest of a "shared" room is required to register themselves independently as all pricing at 1440 is on a per-person basis. Additionally, all guests who stay at 1440 must be registered to learn; therefore, there are no options for anyone to share a room with you without being registered and paying the mandatory per-person package price.

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.
What are shared accommodation? Aren't all rooms private? 1440 is not a hotel, and as an inclusionary learning destination we offer non-traditional housing options that include the ability to "share" accommodations with another program goer - essentially lowering the overall cost of the program package by agreeing to share a room with up to seven potential roommates (in our Pods) and utilizing a community hall bathroom. For those that prefer, a traditional private room is available, some of which include in-room private bathrooms. When registering for your program, be sure to select the room option you prefer.
What is a shared hall bath? Most of the accommodations at 1440 are energy efficient and designed without bathrooms in the guest rooms to make the campus more affordable for everyone. As a result, community bathrooms (think college dormitory or European hostel) are available for use by guests who book shared accommodations. This means leaving your room and walking down the hall of your building to the nearest gender-appropriate facility to use the bathroom or shower. For those that prefer convenience and complete privacy, 1440 recommends you book a private room that has its own private bathroom.
What is a commuter? Commuters are students who pay for the entire package to attend the full program, including all meals, but are not provided with overnight accommodations. You will need to arrange and pay for your own accommodations offsite and only certain programs offer commuter options-generally once campus housing is full.
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.
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.
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.
What facilitates 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 20 treatments rooms for massage therapy (appointments are highly encouraged and tend to fill quickly on the weekends), a heated infinity tub, as well as gender specific steam and sauna rooms in each locker area. 1440 also offers 4.5 miles of private on-site hiking and walking trails in addition to several outdoor areas such as crest and the cathedral for journaling, meditation, and self-reflection among the redwoods including the "mother tree".
Can locals or visitors come to campus and enjoy the facilities and trails? Unfortunately not. 1440 is a private campus and while we occasionally offer paid events and programs for locals to register for, the campus is private and not otherwise available to locals, visitors, or any other nonregistered guests. 1440 does not offer tours and the amenities of the campus such as the trails are only available to registered guests to use. 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 (6) months in county jail and/or a fine up to $1,000.00
Why do I have to wear a registration badge?
  • 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.
What is 1440's cancellation policy?
  • The following policies generally apply to all confirmed reservations:
    • If you cancel 30 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 30 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 & Renewal stay over the same time period of the original reservation. Note: if you are purchasing airfare to visit 1440, we recommend investing in travel insurance with appropriate coverage for ultimate flexibility, since 1440 will not reimburse for travel expenses.
What type of payment do you accept and what are the deposit requirements?
  • 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.
Can I guarantee my incidentals with a credit card upon arrival? Yes. Your entire stay must be paid in full upon arrival; however, since there are services that may potentially be purchased during your visit, 1440 will charge your debit or credit card a fee upon arrival as an advance against any additional charges you incur while on campus.
What are the main differences between 1440 Multiversity and a hotel?
  • 1440 Multiversity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit learning destination, not a for-profit hotel.
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  • 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.
Is there an age limit on who comes to campus? 1440 is primarily an adult-only campus with a minimum age of 18 for those attending programs, unless a program is marketed to include families. If you intend to bring your family, each person must be registered separately with their own confirmed reservation (our all-inclusive package rates are per person, per night) and we request that children under the age of 18 are always supervised by a legal parent or guardian when attending a program.
How much does it cost to stay at 1440? Pricing at 1440 is based on all-inclusive packages which include accommodations, tuition, meals, and signature classes when applicable and vary by the three types of stays we offer. For instance, final pricing for program-based workshops vary and are determined primarily by the tuition amount and the room type each guest elects. Guests who stay for Rest & Renewal have a free schedule to do as they please and the stay amount is primarily dictated by the type of room they choose-there are also curated packages that offer the best value for guests who are not attending workshops.
Can I upgrade my room when I get to 1440 if I booked a shared room and I don't like my roommate? 1440 optimizes attendance at all programs to serve our mission; therefore, it is unlikely that rooms will be available to upgrade to-especially over weekends when the campus tends to sell out. For those that demand privacy, it is strongly recommended that you book private rooms with private baths upon registering for the program. If rooms are available to upgrade to, be prepared to pay prevailing pricing which is typically much higher on the day of arrival since published rates expire 14 - 30 days prior to each workshop.
Is the 1440 campus ADA accessible?
  • 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].
Can I book a private room for my stay at 1440? Yes, all guests have the option of booking a private room at a premium price based on a first-come basis when available. However, please select carefully since not all private rooms have private bathrooms. You can book a private room by reserving online or by calling 1-844-544-1440 (option 1). If you have a traveling companion you wish to share with, you must call to book such reservations over the phone as our website only allows for individual reservations. To book for more than one person sharing the same room, please call our reservations line: 1-844-544-1440.
Can my family or friends stay with me while I attend a program at 1440? By nature of our license to operate, only guests registered with 1440 are allowed on the private campus. If you would like friends or family members to join you, they must be registered campus guests which means they must pay the full tuition package price for the program or register with 1440 as a Rest & Renewal guest. Expect to pay a much higher fee if you just show up and do not register in advance as package rates for programs expire 14 - 30 days prior to arrival. Our overnight packages are priced per person, per night. For a family member or friend to stay with you, they must be booked under their own reservation even if they aren't taking a program-this includes children who must be supervised at all times by a legal parent or guardian not attending a program.
Does 1440 have room service?  Are coffee and tea available in the rooms? 1440 does not offer room service, nor do we provide in-room beverages. As a learning destination, we encourage community dining and offer three meals a day at set times for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
What alternative dining options are there besides the meals provided in Kitchen Table? 1440 has a café called Common Grounds which is open seven days a week. Hours vary at times; however, the basic hours of service are 7:00 am to 9:00 pm daily. For additional fees to your package pricing, guests may purchase small grab and go items such as cookies, beverages, bottled water, gelato, small snacks, salads, and other items of their choice.
What are my options for water to stay hydrated while visiting 1440? 1440 is eco-friendly and while we do sell bottled beverages in Common Grounds café, there are several purified water filling stations around campus and in each guest building. We encourage guests to bring their own water bottles which may be filled as frequently as you like. 1440 will soon offer each guest one 12 oz aluminum bottle of spring water which may be used throughout the duration of your stay at the filling stations.
What amenities and comforts are provided in each room? Each guest room is equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, an alarm clock, an in-room safe for each bed, eco-friendly shampoo and body wash, a hair dryer, and a clothing rack with five hangars per bed. 1440 does not offer in-room TVs or minibars. If pre-arranged, 1440 may provide a mini-refrigerator, iron, ironing board, or steamer for a daily fee.
Is there air conditioning on campus? Most of our accommodations do offer one temperature control that provides air conditioning and/or heat. Select rooms also have windows that open for fresh air. Classrooms and meeting spaces are temperature controlled.
Can I use my portable electronic devices and cell phone in my guest room? Many guests choose to leave their personal electronic devices at home or in their cars to support the natural serene environment. Guests that use their cell phones keep them in silent mode and tend to be connected to 1440's on-site texting tool to receive updates about the status of classes, schedule changes, and the like. 1440 does ask that personal conversations not be had in public spaces and that you have the courtesy to consult with your roommate to avoid infringing on shared space. Cell phones should not be used in the pods.
What are the daily hours of the Spa and Healing Arts center? The Spa and Healing Arts center is open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm daily and accessible to registered guests only. Based on demand, locker rooms and steam rooms are only available to guests with reserved treatments on the weekends.
What about my jewelry, personal belongings and valuables? 1440 does not recommend bringing valuable items to campus in general given the nature of the openness and shared spaces. If you do bring valuables, please leave such items in the safe in your guest room. While we do offer lockers for treatments at the Healing Arts center, we never recommend placing your valuables in them.
Should I shave before a spa treatment? Shaving is recommended, but not necessary, for men prior to a facial. If you do choose to shave prior to your facial, be sure to do so at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Shaving is not recommended prior to any body treatments or hair removal services.
When is the infinity-edge hot tub available for use? The hot tub is available for all guests to enjoy from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Towels are provided, but please bring a bathing suit. No food or beverage is allowed inside the Healing Arts center.
What services do you offer at the Healing Arts center? The Healing Arts Center offers therapeutic massages, nourishing body treatments, esthetician services, and energy work. Please browse our Menu of Treatments.
How can I book a treatment at the Spa and Healing Arts center? While there are 22 spa treatment rooms available, they tend to book up quickly on weekends so we strongly encourage you to schedule your treatment in advance by contacting Healing Arts reception at 1-844-544-1440, ext 304 or by emailing [email protected].
Where do I check in for my spa treatment? Please check in at the Healing Arts center reception desk at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time if possible. You will be escorted to the locker room where you can change into a spa robe and enjoy the infinity-edge hot tub or steam rooms before your service begins.
What are Signature Classes? Signature classes are taught to all campus guests at least three times a day to enhance mindfulness and introduce elements that make us all conscious about leading a more integrated and conscious lifestyle.
What times are the Signature Classes offered? The classes do vary by time; however, there is always an early morning class (usually offered at 7:00 am), an afternoon class (usually offered at 1:00 pm), and an early evening class (usually offered at 5:00 pm). Additional classes are added when occupancy rises and/or based on student program schedules.
What types of Signature Classes are offered and where can I find a listing? Classes vary by type but are typically centered around basic movement, health, nutrition, meditation, yoga, creative expression, art, and exercise. To explore the full list of classes offered, including descriptions, visit 1440.org. Check at the Lodge each morning for the most current list of daily classes scheduled each day.
When do you determine the schedule of signature classes? The final class schedule in terms of time and location is determined on Thursdays for the upcoming weekend and the following week based on expected guests and program schedules. Guests who provide their cell phone numbers can receive an update on the signature class list and location via text prior to their arrival and updates on signature classes during their stay. To register to receive these updates go to….
Do I have to register for signature classes in advance and how many people can attend a class at once? Signature classes are available to registered guests of 1440 only on a first come basis with a typical class size of up to 40 guests. There is no need to register in advance; however, you must check in with the instructor upon arrival to verify that you are a registered guest.
Is there a charge for signature classes? 1440 offers a regular schedule of signature classes to all guests at no charge with two exceptions being (i) private classes for small and large groups and (ii) cooking demonstrations where food will be prepared and served. In such cases, you may have the opportunity to preregister if class sizes are limited and/or will be advised of the cost in advance.
How long are signature classes and how physical are they? Most signature classes are typically 45 - 60 minutes; however, outdoor classes can last a little longer. Class times are posted at the Lodge each morning and you can also register for the 1440 texting tool to receive updates on class schedules and locations by +1-888-727-1440. Most classes cater to all levels of physical fitness and you are encouraged to participate only to the comforts of your limits and capabilities. Please note that all nature walks do require maneuvering up and down hilly terrain at steep levels at certain points along the trials.
Can I book a private class for myself or my group? Yes, private instruction for any of our classes is available if booked in advance. You may also request a specific teacher, however, the daily availability of each may vary. Charges for such classes typically begin at 250.00 per class and go up from there with final costs determined by the equipment, supplies, and space requirements based on the total number of people expected. For more information regarding a private class for you or your group please contact…
What is the appropriate attire to attend a class? Most classes welcome guests in attire that they feel most comfortable in. We recommend clothing that affords you freedom of movement to stretch, bend and posture yourself. Non-slip shoes are recommended, and some classes afford the opportunity to remove your footwear. While most classes are indoors, there are some classes offered outdoors so be sure to dress appropriately. We also recommend that you bring your own refillable water bottle and a towel if you perspire easily. For yoga classes, we do provide mats and supplies, however, you may bring your own. Always wear your registration badge as you will be asked to retrieve it before being afforded access to the class.
What do groups do when they come to 1440? Organizations and companies that gather at 1440 for meetings, retreats, or social consciousness movements are required to schedule some form of learning as part of their itinerary. 1440 has a group department to organize private signature classes and learning experiences to include private team-building activities, guided nature walks, movement classes, or creative expression activities. For more information regarding our signature group classes please call +1-888-727-1440.
What is considered a group? A group is defined as a gathering of people (typically 10 or more) for two nights or more that wish to organize a private learning experience unrelated to an existing faculty program. This can be an organization, corporate event, or social gathering where you wish to create your own schedule provided that a mission-aligned learning experience is part of your plan.
What is the educational requirement in order to book by private group or event at 1440? Part of the inquiry process for booking a private group or event requires answering a series of questions to determine the outcome of your visit to 1440. Generally speaking, you must engage in a mission-aligned learning experience (corporate consciousness, professional growth, leadership development, mindfulness, social justice, signature class participation, etc.) as part of your stay. 1440 is always willing to partner with you to create an agenda for your private event. For more information and assistance in creating collaborative communities, organizations, or workplaces or social consciousness, contact our group department at +1-888-727-1440.
Do I have to share a room? The majority of accommodations at 1440 require being paired with a roommate and utilizing a community hall bath (vs a private en suite) since we are a learning destination campus and not a hotel. If you are attending a private event, your company or organization predetermined the housing stipulations; therefore, questions regarding housing should be directed to your company or organization, not to 1440. If you have questions related to the type of rooms available, please contact 1440 for more information.
Do you offer team-building activities and custom class offerings for groups? See answer above, under "Can I book a private signature class for myself or my group?"
Can I participate in a program while here on campus with my private group or event? Private group or event attendees may register for a program before or after their private event; however, they are not allowed to access a program classroom they are not registered for. Learning experiences at 1440 are immersive so partial participation in any class or program is not permitted. 1440 staff and faculty monitor attendance throughout each workshop and any non-registered guest identified as participating in any part of a program workshop will automatically be assessed the full published tuition fee.
Do you offer private meals in meeting spaces? All meals are provided for all campus guests at 1440 in Kitchen Table in a community setting to encourage social conversation and networking among all program participants. Meals for private events are possible with advance notice and at additional fees provided a private venue is available. Please contact our sales or events team for more information. 1440 is not a hotel so please provide ample time to plan and arrange any private event as many considerations must be given in terms of venue, staffing, equipment, menu planning, etc.
Do you have alcohol? See below, under "Is alcohol allowed and served on campus?"
How do meeting rooms get assigned? 1440's goal is to optimize the number of visitors to campus to expose as many individuals to the opportunity to learn as possible. Therefore, classrooms are assigned according to the final number of participants in each class and the requirements outlined by the faculty regarding equipment and supplies needed for each classroom. Some of our classrooms are also equipped with recording and streaming capability so please be sure to outline your requirements to be assigned to the indoor or outdoor classroom that is best suited to meet your needs.
Why is 1440 a nonprofit? 1440 Multiversity is a 501(c)(3) learning destination that supports 1440 Foundation-the grant-making arm of 1440 Multiversity committed to building collaborative communities leading generative lives. All proceeds collected by 1440 are reinvested back into the mission work. 1440 also has a scholarship program to aid those who are underserved. As a private campus, we believe the mission work we are doing is best served by not operating our campus as a for-profit hotel or retreat center.
Do you partner with travel agencies, meeting planners, and other commission-based business models? As a nonprofit organization, 1440 may only serve those who are on campus to learn. We do not engage in any commission-based business referrals as doing so puts our nonprofit status in jeopardy. 1440 is always willing to welcome those who wish to assist in our mission; however, we do not engage in business transactions structured via a commission-based payment model.
Can you help me plan content for my private event? Yes. 1440 specializes in helping a group or organization build a content-rich curriculum with elements of social consciousness, mindfulness, integrated health, authentic leadership, and more. Please contact our group team for more information at +1-888-727-1440.
Does 1440 have their own content for my private group? Yes. 1440 offers an authentic leadership course called True North Leadership which may be customized for your group or organization. This course is pre-planned, contains all the curriculum, and is easy to coordinate for any group or organization that wishes to build a culture of authentic leadership. For more information, contact our Leadership Center at +1-888-727-1440.
Do my local attendees have the option to drive in during my program instead of spending the night? 1440 learning experience packages are immersive, which means they include overnight accommodations. There is flexibility for some of your attendees to commute to and from your program; however, they must still be registered as "Day Delegates." Day Delegates are provided with a slightly discounted package price; however, there is no option to do so by meal period. All such designated attendees must attend your full program, pay for all meals, and be included in the learning experiences without overnight accommodations.
How do I get my private event listed on the 1440.org website? 1440 does not promote private learning events that are not available to the public to attend or register for. We focus our website and marketing efforts to faculty workshops and conferences that promote our mission work. Please contact your private event manager if you have any questions. While 1440 does not publish or list private events on our public website, private landing pages may be created for your event (for a fee) provided we are given the appropriate amount of time to consult and complete the work. Groups or private events that contract for overnight accommodations will be provided with a private link that can be accessed from the "Book Now" button on the 1440.org website for a more seamless reservation process. In such cases, a group attendee would enter an exclusive code created for the group by 1440 which will take them to a booking page specific to your group. This private code will be available and active up to 30 days prior to your group arrival before being deactivated.
Do I pay program tuition when I stay as a Rest and Renewal guest? No. All Rest & Renewal packages are designed for immersive learning and self-discovery through participation in signature classes. While you may participate in as many signature classes as you would like, your package does not include program tuition or program access.
How long can I stay as a rest and renewal guest? Guests booked under a rest and renewal package may determine their own length of stay and learning - from one night to multiple nights or more. Note that the learning experiences offered through Signature Classes will vary each day so there are many options on your path to wellness and self-discovery to explore in addition to our Healing Arts center. Rest and Renewal guests are invited also to add in a program stay at the beginning, middle, or end of a rest and renewal experience for the full immersive stay.
What's the schedule on the day I arrive for my Rest & Renewal Stay? Guests may register at the Lodge after 4:00 pm. If you arrive prior to that time, you may leave your luggage at reception; you will be issued a temporary guest pass that will allow you to enjoy a stroll around campus or take a signature class that is scheduled before dinner. Once your room is ready, you will exchange your visitor pass for your Rest & Renewal registration badge.
  • 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]
How many other people book Rest and Renewal stays? The number of guests on a rest and renewal stay varies based on how many guests are booked in programs. Weekends are typically much more popular for Rest and Renewal stays with locals so if you are looking for a time when the campus is less active, call our Reservations team and they can offer some dates when the campus is less occupied.
Does 1440 offer financial aid or grant scholarships for Rest and Renewal stays? No. 1440 only grants scholarships to guests attending programs and workshops. Please see the Scholarships tab on our website for more information on how to apply. However, if you are a nonprofit organization and wish to sponsor some work at 1440 for the underserved we will gladly receive your application for assistance.
Is there a wait list if I want to stay for Rest and Renewal and the campus is full over my preferred travel dates? Yes. 1440 does provide a courtesy waitlist for guests who cannot be accommodated over their preferred travel dates, however, since guests are required to pay for their stays in advance they rarely cancel. It is to your advantage to have alternative travel date options.
How can I learn more about the Signature Class teachers and their offerings at 1440? 1440.org includes a brief biographical overview of each teacher. Additionally, many of our teachers share content with the world on their own websites and via YouTube. For more information about specific faculty, visit the signature class page at 1440.org.
What should I pack in terms of necessities? 1440 recommends guests bring the following items to ensure a more enjoyable stay on campus: camera, hat, refillable water bottle, sunscreen, notepad, sunglasses, jacket, tea bags, and bathroom essentials.
Is it possible for me to just pay the tuition and take a program without purchasing a package? No. 1440 is an immersive learning destination and all programs are packaged to include meals, tuition, accommodations, and signature learning classes. To build collaborative communities, 1440 requires all program goers to engage in social activity and learning as part of each program; therefore, you must purchase an entire program package when you register.
Can I attend a program at 1440 without spending the night on campus? Yes, in special circumstances where you are registered with a commuter package-see below.
What is a commuter package? Commuters attend and pay for the full program, including tuition and all meals; however, they are not provided with overnight accommodations. You must be a local resident or accommodations at 1440 must be full to be designated as a commuter and purchase a commuter package. In such cases, you must arrange and pay for your own accommodations off campus.
Can I stay a few days before or after a faculty-led program to enjoy the amenities of 1440? Yes, however, you must book a Rest & Renewal package which will differ from your package price for the program itself. Once confirmed, you may enjoy a blend of activities and free time at 1440 before and/or after your program. Guests booked under Rest & Renewal do not have access to attend any program sessions that may be offered before the workshop you are registered to attend; however, the package does include all meals, daily signature classes, non-ticketed evening events, and use of the private trails, Fitness Center, steam rooms, infinity-edge hot tub, and more.
What's the schedule on the day I arrive for my program? Guests may register at the Lodge after 4:00 pm. If you arrive prior to that time, you may leave your luggage at reception; you will be issued a temporary guest pass that will allow you to enjoy a stroll around campus or a signature class before dinner. Once your room is ready, you will exchange your visitor pass for your actual program registration badge.
  • 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].
What's the schedule on the day of departure?
  • 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.
How many people will be participating in my program? Each faculty member determines the appropriate number of participants for their specific program content to provide the best possible social and learning experience for each guest.
Does 1440 offer financial aid or grant scholarships? 1440 does allow those in need to apply for scholarships and grants. Please see the Scholarships tab on our website for more information on how to apply.
Is there a wait-list if I want to stay for Rest & Renewal and the campus is full over my preferred travel dates? Yes. 1440 does provide a courtesy wait-list for guests who cannot be accommodated over their preferred travel dates; however, since guests are required to pay for their stays in advance they rarely cancel. It is to your advantage to have alternative travel date options.
How can I obtain information about a specific program or category of programs I am interested in? A full listing of current programs offered is listed at 1440.org. The site offers search sorting options and is maintained in real time so all the information you might need can and should be accessed there.
How can I learn more about the faculty teaching at 1440? 1440.org includes a brief biographical overview of the faculty for each program. Additionally, our faculty are highly regarded and many share content with the world on their own websites and via YouTube. 1440 offers over 300 programs each year, so it is not prudent to call the reservation department for more information about specific faculty as the website has all the current information available.
What things should I bring with me to retreat at 1440? Bedding, towels, and an alarm clock are provided in each room. We also provide blankets, yoga sticky mats, yoga straps, and yoga blocks for yoga classes on a first-come basis.
What should I pack in terms of necessities? 1440 recommends guests bring the following items to ensure a more enjoyable stay on campus: camera, hat, refillable water bottle, sunscreen, notepad, sunglasses, jacket, tea bags, and bathroom essentials.
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.
Is there a free-standing restaurant on the campus? 1440 is an all-inclusive campus which means all meals are included and served three times daily at Kitchen Table. Please be mindful that there is not a freestanding a la carte full dining option on campus. Common Grounds café does offer some grab and go items that you can purchase throughout the day, but it is not a full-service restaurant. All food items outside of Kitchen Table must be purchased separately. Alcohol must be purchased separately regardless of where it is offered on campus.
Can I receive a food credit on my package if I skip or miss a meal? 1440 does not issue meal credits if you miss a meal or choose not to dine in Kitchen Table. It is not uncommon for Rest & Renewal guests to explore Santa Cruz and the surrounding area and return for meals, so long as you are continually registered on campus.
Am I allowed to bring food onto campus? While 1440 does not prohibit food to be brought onto campus, you must consume it in a private space and may not bring outside food or beverage into a public area. The forest is also very active with insects which are sensitive to outside smells so we strongly recommend that you remain aware that ants and other insects may be attracted to any food in your guest room.
Can 1440 accommodate my special dietary needs? 1440 offers communal dining for all guests at Kitchen Table, which does not operate as a freestanding restaurant. We source, prepare, and serve local and organic vegetables, organic and local rice, grains, and legumes, lightly-seasoned proteins, and tofu. We cook exclusively with grapeseed oil and coconut oil. The ingredients for each dish are predetermined and three fresh, seasonal, well-rounded meals are plated to order (you may elect to determine what you like or don't like on your plate). Aside from that, our team is not able to serve unique meals or prepare items to meet individual requests, nor can we prevent exposure to certain foods since the dining room is shared by all campus guests.
Is alcohol allowed and served on campus?
  • 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.
Does 1440 offer shuttle service to and from the airport? 1440 does not offer an airport shuttle service, but strongly encourages guests to use ride share services, carpool, or hire a taxi. Given the immersive and all-inclusive nature of our on-campus experience, you do not need a car during your time with us. If you do choose to drive, please be aware that on-site parking at 1440 Multiversity is limited.
What do I need to know if I intend to drive to 1440?
  • 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.
Can I charge my electric car on campus? Yes. 1440 does offer Electric Vehicle Charging Stations via ChargePoint. You will be required to download the ChargePoint app before you can access and use the station.
Can I sleep in my vehicle, RV or tent? No. Due to city ordinances, sleeping in your car is not allowed. 1440 is not a campground; therefore, tents are not allowed. All packages include accommodations so if you are concerned about the affordability of our packages, please explore booking a pod when you register which essentially allows you to rent a bed in a room with up to seven other roommates.
Is the campus safe and secure? No. Due to city ordinances, sleeping in your car is not allowed. 1440 is not a campground; therefore, tents are not allowed. All packages include accommodations so if you are concerned about the affordability of our packages, please explore booking a pod when you register which essentially allows you to rent a bed in a room with up to seven other roommates.
Do you have a lost and found? 1440 is a private campus with 24-hour security and surveillance. Guests are encouraged to register for our texting tool upon arrival which will provide access and communication with 1440 staff on demand.
What should I pack for my stay at 1440? While typically sunny much of the year, the weather in Scotts Valley can be cool in the mornings and evenings. Check your preferred weather service to prepare accordingly. Be sure to include:
  • 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.
What are shared accommodations? Aren't all rooms private? 1440 is not a hotel, and as an inclusionary learning destination we offer nontraditional housing options that include the ability to "share" accommodations with another program goers-essentially lowering the overall cost of the program package by agreeing to share a room with up to seven potential roommates (in our pods) and utilizing a community hall bathroom. For those that prefer, a traditional private room is available, some of which include in-room private bathrooms. When registering for your program, be sure to select the room option you prefer.
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."
Does 1440 have room service? Are coffee and tea available in the rooms? 1440 does not offer room service, nor do we provide in-room beverages. As a learning destination, we encourage community dining and offer three meals a day at set times for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Is there a wait-list for programs that are already full? 1440 is happy to extend the option of placing guests on a wait-list for a desired program that is full. Please contact us at 1-844-544-1440 (option 1) or [email protected] We will notify guests should space become available.
How are classrooms and private event rooms assigned? 1440's goal is to optimize the number of visitors to campus to expose as many individuals to the opportunity to learn as possible in service of our nonprofit mission. Therefore, classrooms are assigned at 1440's sole discretion, according to the final number of participants in each class and the requirements outlined by the faculty regarding equipment and supplies needed for each classroom. Some of our classrooms are also equipped with recording and streaming capability so please be sure to outline your requirements to be assigned to the indoor or outdoor classroom that is best suited to meet your needs. All programs must take place in the spaces assigned by 1440 and any use of spaces without the expressed written consent by 1440 will be assessed back to the faculty or private event. No public spaces may be reserved or utilized for private events or workshops as they are designed to be enjoyed by all campus guests.
Is there a required dress code? What is the appropriate attire to attend a class? All registered guests are required to wear their name badges at all times, in addition to a shirt and shoes, sandals, or flip-flops. Most classes welcome guests in attire that they feel most comfortable in. We recommend clothing that affords you freedom of movement to stretch, bend, and posture yourself. Nonslip shoes are recommended, and some classes afford the opportunity to remove your footwear. While most classes are indoors, there are some classes offered outdoors so be sure to dress appropriately. We also recommend that you bring your own refillable water bottle and a towel if you perspire easily. For yoga classes, we do provide mats and supplies; however, you may bring your own. Always wear your registration badge as you will be asked to retrieve it before being afforded access to the class or any other area of campus. Guests may not enter any dining area barefoot or without a shirt.
What is considered a group or private event? Yes, private instruction for any of our signature classes is available if booked in advance. You may also request a specific teacher; however, the daily availability of each may vary. Charges for such classes typically begin at $250.00 per class and go up from there with final costs determined by the equipment, supplies, and space requirements based on the total number of people expected. For more information regarding a private class for you or your group please contact +1-888-727-1440.
Can I book a private signature class for myself or my group? Yes, private instruction for any of our signature classes is available if booked in advance. You may also request a specific teacher; however, the daily availability of each may vary. Charges for such classes typically begin at $250.00 per class and go up from there with final costs determined by the equipment, supplies, and space requirements based on the total number of people expected. For more information regarding a private class for you or your group please contact +1-888-727-1440.
What services do you offer at the Spa and Healing Arts center? The Spa and Healing Arts center offers therapeutic massages, nourishing body treatments, esthetician services, and energy work. Please browse our Menu of Treatments.
Is 1440 a hotel? 1440 is not a hotel, it is a nonprofit learning destination that houses guests who came to learn, much like a private college campus; however, on our campus, guests can take courses for a single day or over multiple days. 1440 will also allow private events to use the campus provided that they are mission-aligned in values and purpose. We do not host social events such as weddings that do not meet our learning requirements.
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