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  • How did 1440 Multiversity get its name?

    How did 1440 Multiversity get its name?

    How did 1440 Multiversity get its name?

    ​​​​​​1440 represents the number of minutes in a day - 1440 opportunities for all people to be more aware and mindful of how we are spending our time and to develop a greater awareness of ourselves and our relationships with others to inspire and enrich the world. Multiversity represents the "multitude" of doors or paths one can choose to develop social, emotional and relational learning (as in "university") on their journey of growth, self-compassion, creativity, and discovery which are unique to each of us.

    How did 1440 Multiversity get its name?
  • What is mindfulness?

    What is mindfulness?

    What is mindfulness?
    • Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present - a sense of awareness of where we are and what we're doing in the present moment while 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 and doing so can be good for your overall health and well-being. 
    • 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." 
      • DANIEL J. 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 mindfulness?
  • What is the difference between wellness and well-being?

    What is the difference between wellness and well-being?

    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 - we support and foster both at 1440. What is the difference between wellness and well-being?
  • What is the difference between a "shared" vs. "paired" accommodation?

    What is the difference between a "shared" vs. "paired" accommodation?

    What is the difference between a
    Two guests in the same traveling party who know each other or that are related may share a room, provided each guest is independently registered because all pricing is arranged on per-person package basis. Since all guests who stay at 1440 must be registered to learn, there are no options for anyone to share a room with you without being registered and paying the per-person package price. If you are traveling alone, you may request a shared accommodation for workshop programs only (not Rest & Renewal stays) and 1440 will randomly "pair" you with a gender-specific roommate. What is the difference between a "shared" vs. "paired" accommodation?
  • If I am registering for a program workshop with a friend and know who I want my roommate to be, how do we go about ensuring we are paired together in a shared accommodation?

    If I am registering for a program workshop with a friend and know who I want my roommate to be, how do we go about ensuring we are paired together in a shared accommodation?

    If I am registering for a program workshop with a friend and know who I want my roommate to be, how do we go about ensuring we are paired together in a shared accommodation?
    Both guests are required to register separately. When you do, each of you should request one another as roommates when you make your individual reservations - just be sure that you are booking the same room type. Guests who have no preference regarding who their assigned roommate will be for specified workshop programs simply select the "shared accommodation" option when offered and will then meet their roommate upon arrival to 1440. Please know that all pod accommodations require the utilization of a community hall (dorm-style) bathroom. If I am registering for a program workshop with a friend and know who I want my roommate to be, how do we go about ensuring we are paired together in a shared accommodation?
  • What are shared accommodations? Aren't all rooms private?

    What are shared accommodations? Aren't all rooms private?

    What are shared accommodations? Aren't all rooms private?
    1440 is not a hotel, and as an inclusionary learning destination we offer non-traditional housing options that are comprised of accommodations that can be shared with another program registrant. This is done typically to lower the overall program package costs 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, traditional private room accommodations are available. When registering for your program, carefully select the room option you prefer. What are shared accommodations? Aren't all rooms private?
  • What is a shared hall bath?

    What is a shared hall bath?

    What is a shared hall bath?
    Most of the accommodations at 1440 are energy efficient and designed with private bathrooms in the guest rooms; however, all pod accommodations in the Redwood Building offer an entry-level price point to enhance affordability for everyone. As a result, community bathrooms (think college dormitory or European hostel) are available for use by guests who book shared pod accommodations. This means leaving your room and walking down the hall to the nearest gender-appropriate facility to use the bathroom and/or shower. What is a shared hall bath?
  • What is a "commuter"?

    What is a "commuter"?

    What is a
    Commuters are workshop program attendees who do not require overnight accommodations. Commuter attendees are still required to fully register for the entire program. Commuter registration is not available every day and availability is limited - typically offered within 30 days of the designated workshop program. What is a "commuter"?