Our state-of-the-art campus is tucked within a magnificent forest of California redwoods between Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley. Carefully crafted to house, nurture, educate, and inspire all who visit – 1440 is part conference center, part resort, part school, part retreat center, and part surprise.
PLEASE NOTE: We opened our doors in May 2017 with huge excitement and the classrooms, residence buildings, communal spaces, Kitchen Table, and forest trails are alive with activity. Our campus is largely complete, yet some construction is still underway. Our Healing Arts center, offering massage and bodywork, is now open and features an infinity-edge whirlpool overlooking the redwood forest. Steam rooms are under construction and will open this winter. Our 800-person auditorium and Asian pod-style sleeping area are slated to be complete by February 2018. We are also finalizing landscaping in some areas.
The Lodge is the welcoming center of campus. It’s home to the registration desk, a café and gift shop, and many of the 1440 offices. Anchored by massive wooden beams, stone pillars, and copper and iron accents, the Lodge offers multiple places to relax—plush leather chairs, cozy couches, and outdoor patio seating. This is the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee, wine in the evening, or a chat with a friend.
Perched on a ridge above Carbonera Creek sits Kitchen Table—a defining and incredible communal element of campus. Gather with friends old and new and linger to enjoy healthy, seasonal, and locally sourced meals while sitting by the fireplace or dining al fresco—overlooking the forest canopy and gently running creek.
Our four main residential halls—Oak, Madrone, Sayanta, and Trillium—offer a variety of room types for every preference and budget. Artisan craftsman construction combines with simple, modern indoor accents in each of the buildings.
Our classrooms feature leading-edge technology, top-notch acoustics, and simply elegant design. Lofted ceilings and crisp natural light form open, peaceful, spacious environments. Thought-provoking art installations accent the public spaces and hallways of classroom buildings.
The 1440 Sanctuary is a renovated midcentury chapel bathed in natural light and accented with modern, elegant features. This tranquil and beautiful space is more of an experience than a building. You can enjoy morning meditation, mid-day program sessions, and special evening events here. Or simply spend time listening to others while truly noticing yourself.