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Growth and Wellness Programs in Scotts Valley

We each approach our inner fitness, health, and wellness in a very personal way. 1440 respects these unique differences and offers opportunities for personal growth and development in a safe and open environment. Our diverse faculty offers curriculum that creates a sense of belonging for all. From writers and spiritual teachers to entrepreneurs, learning experiences and classes at 1440 lead you down the path of personal exploration, growth, and self-discovery to help you improve relationships, hone personal practices such as meditation, build your leadership and social skills, and more. 
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Professional Development
True North
True North Leadership
October 13 - 18, 2019
Have you discovered your True North? Do you know what your life and leadership are all about? Leadership starts with being authentic, the genuine you. 1440's True North Leadership is a professional development program designed to help you become the leader you want to be. In the process you will discover your True North-the internal compass that guides you successfully through life.
Scott KriensScott Kriens
Bill GeorgeBill George
Health & Wellness
Healthy Living
Deeper Ground
October 18 - 20, 2019
Explore the rich depths of the pelvis with bodywork, movement, and self-experience, with Tom Myers-manual therapist-and Kimberly Johnson-founder of Magamama. Proper pelvic balance is vital to the health of the spine, our organs, and sexuality-and is also key in "emotional intelligence." This workshop will focus on sexual trauma, the wounds of childbirth, surgeries, and the challenges to the post-menopausal pelvis. The pelvis is the cradle of life, learn to navigate the whole area with confidence.
Tom MyersTom Myers
Kimberly Ann JohnsonKimberly Ann Johnson
Personal Growth
Self-Discovery
Soul Shift
October 18 - 20, 2019
In order to live a present, joyful, and fulfilling life, we must remember the "yes" of childhood-the shimmering, alive delight of wonder and happiness. Abandon the pressure to do it all, surrender the need to please everyone, and save your time and energies for the things which really matter most with expert and Hands Free Life author Rachel Macy Stafford. Break through the obstacles that hold you back from the unconditional love that is your birthright.
Rachel Macy StaffordRachel Macy Stafford
Personal Growth
Meditation
Wisdom in Every Cell
October 18 - 20, 2019
Distinguished teachers Sylvia Boorstein, Brahmani Liebman, and Jashoda Edmunds lead this weekend journey of learning-with the whole mind and body-to touch the wisdom within every cell. Meditation, mindful yoga, and dharma teachings practiced together provide a profound way to liberate the mind from habits that cause suffering. Through both direct insight and inspiration, we can recognize that peace is possible in each moment regardless of life changes.
Sylvia BoorsteinSylvia Boorstein
Brahmani LiebmanBrahmani Liebman
Jashoda EdmundsJashoda Edmunds
Professional Development
Mindful Leadership
Internal Family Systems Therapy
October 18 - 21, 2019
Mental health professionals-are you ready to help your patients and clients create emotional, mental, and spiritual change? Developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz, Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) provides a groundbreaking model for you to learn about transformation. In this 3-day workshop with Dr. Schwartz, learn how to take an effective and compassionate approach to the parts of your patients and clients which are stuck in reactive patterns and holding them back from living their best life.
Richard SchwartzRichard Schwartz
Personal Growth
Creative Expression
The Artist’s Journey
October 20 - 25, 2019
Making art mirrors our essential process of being alive-making a life and a self that is rooted in our highest vision and core values. Join best-selling author of The Artist's Journey and Stanford-trained psychiatrist, Nancy Hillis, as she guides you to deep exploration and experimentation in the practice of abstract art. Creating art requires courage, patience, and persistence. Self-expression is the beating heart of being human. Examine the inner dialogue and landscape that shape your art, and root yourself in the well of creativity that is the essence of life.
Nancy HillisNancy Hillis
Personal Growth
Meditation
Integrating Specialized Audio Technology into Your Practice
October 20 - 25, 2019
In this groundbreaking workshop with neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander, Sacred Acoustics cofounder Karen Newell, and psychiatrist Dr. Anna Yusim, learn how to incorporate specialized binaural technology meditations into your own life and into therapies for your clients. Leave this program knowing how to coach your patients to apply these practical techniques in their daily lives-and how they can use specialized sound recordings for harmony, healing, and wholeness.
Eben Alexander M.D.Eben Alexander M.D.
Karen NewellKaren Newell
Anna YusimAnna Yusim
Health & Wellness
Embodied Practices
Fascia and Function
October 20 - 25, 2019

Join Anatomy Trains author Tom Myers for an exciting immersion in the new paradigm of holistic anatomy. Share the new discoveries from the Fascial Research Congress about how the neuromyofascial web really works. See anatomical patterns through Tom's unique approach to body reading and postural assessment. Discover how yoga, movement, and fascial release might be best used to restore structural and functional integration.

Tom MyersTom Myers
Health & Wellness
Fitness
Experience Barre3
October 24 - 27, 2019
Join barre3 cofounder and CEO Sadie Lincoln for a workshop rooted in movement, mindfulness, and meaningful connection. Sadie and her team will give you practical tools and hands-on training to help you create an intentional life that's balanced in body and empowered from within. You'll discover how the combination of movement, mindfulness, and social connection work together to create a connected, intentional, and empowered life.
Sadie LincolnSadie Lincoln
Professional Development
Mindful Leadership
Designing Your Life Retreat
October 25 - 27, 2019
Hone in on your big questions at the Designing Your Life (DYL) Retreat, offered in weekend-long format for the first time ever. Join DYL cocreator Dave Evans for a high-impact experience based on the New York Times number-one best seller and wildly popular Stanford University course. Learn to apply "design thinking" to architect your own road map and thrive.
Dave EvansDave Evans
Personal Growth
Relationships
Zen Parenting
October 25 - 27, 2019
What we do has a far more lasting impact on our children than what we tell them to do. Parenting is an opportunity to embody our most realized self-to consciously choose our thoughts, words, and actions as we engage with our kids and partner. Join mindfulness parenting experts and Zen Parenting Radio podcast cohosts Todd Adams and Cathy Cassani Adams to hone your essential self-awareness and achieve joyful, trusting, and authentic family connection. Return home with practical skills and concepts for building, maintaining, and strengthening your parenting and your partnership.
Cathy Cassani AdamsCathy Cassani Adams
Todd AdamsTodd Adams
Personal Growth
Self-Discovery
The HeART of Communication
October 25 - 27, 2019
Do you want to be an evocative communicator? One who elicits new realizations, changes, and responses in others? Join Dr. Jeff Zeig, internationally known psychologist, and Rob Kapilow, acclaimed conductor, composer, and author, as they unveil the underlying grammar of their respective arts. Together they will illuminate what these two practices have to teach us about being more artful and effective communicators. Talking is never enough.
Jeff ZeigJeff Zeig
Rob KapilowRob Kapilow
Personal Growth
Meditation
Meditating with the Body® Part Two
October 27 - November 1, 2019
Meditating with the Body® is an enriching five-month, in-depth training developed by Dr. Reggie Ray that focuses on a series of powerful body-based meditation practices drawn from Tibetan yoga. Taught by skilled somatic practitioners, Caroline Pfohl and Manuela Mischke-Reeds, this program is the second of two residential retreats. They are bridged by a rewarding at-home curriculum for becoming proficient in this life-changing form of somatic meditation. The practice of meditation that is taught in this course, and the profound transformations it brings, can allow you access to the inner resources necessary to show up fully in your life, your community, and most of all, in your own body.
Manuela Mischke-ReedsManuela Mischke-Reeds
Caroline PfholCaroline Pfhol
Personal Growth
Spiritual Practice
Postcards from Heaven
November 1 - 3, 2019
We all want to know what essential truth lies in store for us in the great beyond. Transform your relationship to life with a new understanding of the spirit world with Colette Baron-Reid and Maureen Hancock, two of the most beloved and renowned spiritual mediums, as they open the veil between worlds and guide you step-by-step in easy communication with spirit. Build your intuitive muscles. Tune into the wisdom of the universe. Get real clarity about your life's journey to unlock your unlimited potential. Live a joyful, prosperous, and purposeful life.
Colette Baron-ReidColette Baron-Reid
Maureen HancockMaureen Hancock
Health & Wellness
Yoga
Power Yoga™ Weekend
November 1 - 3, 2019
Join Bryan Kest for a transformative weekend introduction into a system of exercise that combines the body, mind, and spirit. His world-renowned and holistic Power Yoga is physically invigorating as well as mentally clarifying. Through discussion, asana, and meditation, you will build strength, balance, and equanimity. Beginner and advanced practitioners welcome.
Bryan KestBryan Kest
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