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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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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
Health & Wellness
Yoga
The Art of Total Rest
November 1 - 3, 2019
Effortlessly reconnect to the source of innovation and creativity. Yoga nidra, the fastest growing practice worldwide, only requires that you rest in a horizontal, supported pose and listen to soothing soundscapes. Uma Dinsmore-Tuli shares simple, practical tools designed to deepen your connection to an unlimited supply of lucid, brilliant ideas. Widen your understanding of how yoga nidra works, its history, and the science and philosophy behind its immense, transformative power to unlock inspired genius in any life endeavor.
Uma Dinsmore-TuliUma Dinsmore-Tuli
Personal Growth
Self-Discovery
Abandonment to Healing
November 1 - 3, 2019
Abandonment is a primal fear that can be at the root of emotional distress and self-sabotage. Join psychotherapist and author Susan Anderson to reverse self-abandonment, the primary source of self-defeating "Outer Child" patterns. You'll learn powerful mind-body exercises that act like "physical therapy for the brain" so you can mend unresolved wounds from heartbreak, loss, and abandonment. Overcome insecurity in relationships, procrastination, and shame, and bolster your self-esteem by addressing your most primal wounds.
Susan AndersonSusan Anderson
Personal Growth
Self-Discovery
The Sweet Spot
November 1 - 3, 2019
Be seen by people who "get" you. Do meaningful work. Establish and maintain amazing relationships with your spouse, friends, and children. Focus on what really matters. Most of all, optimize and enjoy the life you've worked so hard to create. Your "sweet spot"-that place of power and ease-is completely within your reach. Join sociologist, executive coach, and award-winning author of The Sweet Spot, Dr. Christine Carter, as she teaches you how to implement effective, simple, and real-time changes to your life. Achieve more with less stress, increase vitality and productivity, and become inspired to live your most fulfilling and creative life.
Christine CarterChristine Carter
Health & Wellness
Yoga
Healthy Hips, Back, and Knees
November 3 - 8, 2019
These central joints-backs, knees, and hips-are essential to well-being and mobility over the wide arc of our lives. Eventually through injury, habitual strain, chronic pain, or simple longevity, they need healing attention. Join Michaelle Edwards, creator of YogAlign® and FitAlign®, to learn effective self-care exercises. Restore full range of movement, support joint health, increase long-term resilience, and boost your daily energy and well-being.
Michaelle EdwardsMichaelle Edwards
Personal Growth
Creative Expression
Embrace Your Creativity
November 3 - 8, 2019
SoulCollage® is an approach to self-discovery that uses the intuitive analysis of a deck of collaged cards. Senior SoulCollage trainer and therapist Mariabruna Sirabella guides you, one little collage at a time, to build your personal SoulCollage deck. Together, you will embark on a surprising and evolutionary journey towards ever more radical self-acceptance.
Mariabruna SirabellaMariabruna Sirabella
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