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Becoming BodyWise: A Weekend with Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams

Becoming BodyWise: A Weekend with Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams

February 1 – 3, 2019 | $325

Best-Selling Author of BodyWise

Spend an invigorating and insightful weekend with Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams, author of the groundbreaking book Bodywise, described by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette as “Direct, deeply knowledgeable, and inspiring.”  

A Stanford University and UCSF trained physician, Dr. Rachel will lead you on a journey of exploration over the weekend of February 1 – 3 or March 8 – 10. Dr. Rachel will guide you towards a deep understanding of the wisdom and intelligence that lives within your body.

By focusing on the five fundamentals of health: eating, sleeping, moving, loving, and finding purpose, you will gradually learn to tune into your body’s language and identify the places that prevent your full, vital expression as a living, loving being. Once you can understand the messages your body is sending you, you can leverage your new body wisdom to create vitality and health.

Be prepared to experience the miracles that happen when your mind, heart, and body are aligned!


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About Dr. Rachel

Dr. Rachel is a family practice physician with specialized training in integrative medicine. She opened the Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine clinic in 2008 and has been voted “Best Doctor” in Santa Cruz County from 2009 – 2017. Dr. Rachel is dedicated to helping each individual learn to tune into their body’s innate intelligence.

Dr. Rachel’s approach is both experiential and integrative and balances conventional medicine, wellness practices, and intuition to heal the body both physically and emotionally. Her warm and authentic style is based on a true desire to help you tap into your innate wisdom. She is dedicated to teaching you how to listen to the knowledge your body holds.

BodyWise: Discovering Your Body's Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing

Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, offers a new approach to healing, showing women of all ages how to decode their symptoms so that they create vibrant and lasting health.

Dr. Rachel presents an integrative approach that balances conventional medicine, wellness practices, and intuition to heal the body both physically and emotionally. Exploring the causes of today’s most chronic health issues, BodyWise teaches women to understand the body’s innate wisdom, and to use a customized 28-day plan to restore their five fundamentals of health: eating, sleeping, moving, loving, and finding purpose.

“BodyWise is simply superb . . . It will convince you about how and why to make food and supplements your go-to medicines. I highly recommend this book.”
– Christiane Northrup, MD, Author of the New York Times Best Sellers Goddesses Never Age; Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom; and The Wisdom of Menopause

“Rachel Abrams is a truly exceptional physician, who has the breadth of interest and intellect to consider a patient’s entire experience, not just limited pathologies . . . I wish I could make BodyWise required reading for anyone who wants to live a full, rich, active, and healthy life.”
– Martha Beck, PhD, Author of the New York Times Best Seller Finding Your Way in a Wild New World

“Direct, deeply knowledgeable, and inspiring. BodyWise is so comprehensive and integrates all aspects of the totality of being in a human body, and how to be responsible for and to it . . . This book is a smart and gentle well-being bible. I would follow Rachel Abrams anywhere.”
– Alanis Morissette, Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter


Friday, September 14

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dr. Rachel hosts an opening session on body awareness, breathing, and sleep/sleep hygiene.

Saturday, September 15

9:00 am – 11:15 am
Dr. Rachel hosts a session on nourishment (eating for the BodyWise self), the healing power of movement, and the importance of life purpose

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Teaching Kitchen experience

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Live Your Purpose class

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
An evening of embodied/mindful movement and an interactive rhythm session

Sunday, September 16

9:00 am – 11:15 am
Dr. Rachel hosts a session on connection, passion, and nourishing your heart

More about Discovery Weekends

Discovery Weekends at 1440 Multiversity give you the chance to explore, connect, and engage with two of our wonderful and knowledgeable 1440 guides who want to help you get the most out of your time on our beautiful campus. You’ll experience:

  • Movement classes such as yoga and tai chi
  • Inspiring walks in nature
  • Silence through meditation and grounding experiences
  • Hands-on time with one of our experts in the Teaching Kitchen
  • Creative-expression through art
  • Meaningful conversations
  • Live music and drumming
  • A renewed body and spirit that will thank you.

During the weekend, which is a mix of scheduled and free time, you can attend all the sessions and activities, with the opportunity to take time on your own to explore the redwood trails, relax in the infinity-edge hot tub, book a massage, and unwind in the evening by the fire pit with a glass of wine.

Our healthy, delicious meals, 75-acre campus, and flexible structure combine to offer you the perfect chance to step out of your routine and discover what energizes and restores you.

A Special Evening Event With Dr. Rachel

Thursday, August 23, 7:30pm

Interested in a preview of Dr. Rachel before the program? During this 90-minute talk, Dr. Rachel will introduce you to the tools to become bodywise—to sense your own unique needs for food, sleep, movement, love, and purpose.

She will lead you through some active self-exploration exercises designed to help you access your own body’s wisdom. Q & A to follow. People of all ages and life stages are welcome.

Event tickets include dinner at Kitchen Table, the heart of sustenance and connection on the 1440 campus. Relax by the cozy fireplace or dine al fresco on our patio overlooking the lush redwoods.

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About 1440 Multiversity

Redwood trails, copper-adorned buildings with majestic views, and decks built around sky-high trunks keep you wrapped in nature while on our 75-acre campus.

Part wellness resort, part Ted-talk auditorium, part conference center, our campus features state-of-the-art classrooms, meeting spaces, and accommodations tucked away in a lush forest between Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley. With locally sourced meals, holistic-health classes, Fitness Center, infinity-edge hot tub, and more, your stay at 1440 is designed to nurture, educate, and inspire.

Join us for a mix of guided programming and self-curated downtime as you enjoy our beautiful campus and rejuvenating Healing Arts center.

View our beautiful accommodation options.


1440 Multiversity is in the redwoods of Scotts Valley, California, between Santa Cruz
and Silicon Valley—within easy reach of San Francisco.

Nearby Airports

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC): 27 miles
San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 60 miles
Oakland International Airport (OAK): 60 miles

Coming with a friend, or prefer to stay off-campus? Book by phone at 1-844-544-1440. Otherwise, book online.

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