FAQ

Campus

Is 1440 Multiversity still under construction?

Yes, in part. Our beautiful, brand-new campus is nearing its final stages of completion. Campus landscaping and the Healing Arts facility are still being finalized. Historic winter rains in California delayed our construction schedule and we’re doing our best to make up for lost time. Please know that our core facilities are complete, including accommodations, dining spaces, and program rooms, and our team is working diligently to ensure that your stay is not negatively impacted by our progress. If you have any questions about your upcoming stay, please contact us. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding as we complete the last phases of our campus.

Can I book a private room for my stay at 1440?

The majority of our housing has been built for sharing, but if you prefer to have a room to yourself, that is also an option. Please contact us for more information at 844-544-1440, option 1, or reservations@1440.org.

Is there an age limit on who can come to 1440?

The minimum age for attending programs is 18, unless a program is targeted toward families. If you bring your family, we request that children under the age of 18 are supervised at all times by a legal parent or guardian not attending a program.

How much does it cost to stay at 1440?

The total cost of your stay includes your program tuition (or R&R rate) plus your chosen room price. You’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. Room rates are per person per night, plus tax, and include all meals, daily meditation and yoga classes, non-ticketed evening events, and use of the fitness center, steam rooms, whirlpool, and more. The majority of our housing has been built for sharing, but private room options are also available. Coming with a friend? You’re welcome to stay together. Otherwise, we mindfully match roommates of the same gender. Visit our Accommodations page for details on room options and pricing or contact us at 844-544-1440, option 1, or reservations@1440.org.

Is the 1440 campus ADA accessible?

All buildings are ADA accessible, and we offer a variety of accessible housing types. The campus is on hilly terrain, and there is not a continuous accessible pathway throughout the property. Each building has an accessible path into it and is connected to a public way. To ensure access between buildings that do not have an accessible path between them, we offer an ADA accessible shuttle. This shuttle is provided to transport guests from parking areas to accessible pathways leading to campus buildings and to transport guests between accessible pathways so that they can enter each building. For additional questions about accessibility and to coordinate your transportation while on campus, please contact us at least two weeks in advance of your arrival at 844-544-1440, option 1, or reservations@1440.org.

Can 1440 accommodate my special dietary needs?

At Kitchen Table, we source, prepare, and serve local and organic vegetables, organic and local rice, grains, legumes, lightly seasoned local chicken, and tofu. We cook exclusively with grapeseed oil and coconut oil. We are committed to serving three fresh, seasonal, well-rounded meals every day. As a result, our team is not able to serve unique meals or prepare items to meet individual requests.

Can my family or friends stay with me while I attend a program at 1440?

Your family and friends are welcome to join you at 1440. We request that children under the age of 18 are supervised at all times by a legal parent or guardian not attending a program.  Room rates are per person, per night. Guests not attending a program are considered R&R guests, and are invited to enjoy a blend of activities and free time. R&R has a fee of $80 per person per day, plus tax. The rate includes all meals, daily meditation and yoga classes, non-ticketed evening events, and use of the fitness center, steam rooms (under construction), infinity tub, and more. Please contact us for more information at 844-544-1440, option 1, or reservations@1440.org.

Can I bring my pet or service animal to 1440?

While no pets are allowed at 1440, qualified service animals are welcome, though we appreciate advance notice.

Does 1440 offer a Shuttle Service to and from the airport or downtown San Francisco?

We strongly encourage guests to take advantage of our 1440 shuttle service to and from the city of San Francisco and San Jose airport, use a ride-share service, carpool, or hire a taxi. Given the immersive and all-inclusive nature of our on-campus experience, you do not need a car during your time with us. If you do choose to drive, please be aware that on-site parking at 1440 Multiversity is limited. Details on shuttle services and ride-shares can be found in our Bay Area Transportation document.

What do I need to know if I plan to drive to 1440?

On-site parking at 1440 Multiversity is limited. Given the immersive and all-inclusive nature of our on-campus experience, you do not need a car during your time with us. We strongly encourage guests to take advantage of our shuttle service to and from the city of San Francisco and San Jose airport, use a ride-share service, carpool, or hire a taxi. Details on shuttle services and ride-shares can be found in our Bay Area Transportation document.

If you do drive, our address is 800 Bethany Drive, Scotts Valley, California 95066. We are located off of a busy, mountainous roadway — Highway 17. Please check road conditions before setting out and use caution when rounding curves. Please be considerate of our residential neighbors. Observe the speed limit, avoid using your horn if at all possible, keep noise to a minimum when parking your vehicle, and avoid driving after 10:00 pm.

What should I pack for my stay at 1440?

While typically sunny much of the year, the weather in Scotts Valley can be cool in the mornings and evenings. Check your preferred weather service to prepare accordingly. We encourage you to pack lightly, but be sure to include:

  • Layers — such as sweater, jacket, or scarf; rain gear if rain’s forecasted during your stay
  • Walking/hiking shoes or sneakers with traction to enjoy our redwood trails
  • Exercise/yoga clothes
  • Bathing suit — for using the infinity tub overlooking the redwood forest
  • Socks — if you would feel more comfortable with your shoes off in program rooms
  • Robe — if you are booked in a shared room, you might enjoy having a robe for privacy
  • Eye covers/ear plugs — for deeper sleep in shared rooms, if you wish
  • Slippers/flip-flops — if you’re booked in a room with shared hall bathrooms
  • Please plan to refrain from wearing perfumes on campus, as some guests have sensitivities or allergies.

Please note: we are a smoke-and flame-free environment and ask that you leave items such as candles, incense, sage, and other materials at home.

Programs

Can I attend a program without spending the night at 1440?

A Commuter Pass is available for some programs and includes all meals, daily meditation and yoga classes, non-ticketed evening events, and use of the fitness center, steam rooms, whirlpool, and more for $95 per midweek day and $110 per weekend day per person, plus tax. This fee is in addition to your program tuition. Please be advised that Commuter Passes are limited in availability. When registering for your program, under Select Your Accommodations, select the Commuters option, if available.

Can I stay a few days before or after a faculty-led program to enjoy the amenities of 1440?

Yes. We offer an R&R program that invites guests to enjoy a blend of activities and free time at 1440. R&R can be added before or after a program, or booked on its own. The R&R rate includes all meals, daily meditation and yoga classes, non-ticketed evening events, and use of the fitness center, steam rooms, infinity tub, and more. This fee is an add-on to your program tuition and accommodations costs.

What’s the schedule on the day I arrive for my program?

Your room will be ready by 4:00 pm, and you are welcome to check in as early as 2:15 pm. Once you check in, you are free to settle in, enjoy a stroll around campus, or take a movement or meditation class before dinner. Dinner is served from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and we encourage guests to attend an optional Welcome Session at 6:45 pm. Most opening night program sessions begin at 7:30 pm.  If you plan to arrive late on arrival day, please let us know so we can be sure to accommodate your needs. Please contact us at 844-544-1440, option 1, or reservations@1440.org.

What’s the schedule on the day of departure?

Program sessions are scheduled to end by 11:30 am and room checkout is at noon. On the day of departure, lunch is served from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

How many people will be participating in my program?

Each faculty member determines the appropriate number of participants for their particular program. Rest assured that we strive to provide the best possible learning experience for our guests.

Is there a wait list for programs that are already full?

We can place guests on a wait list for a desired program. To be placed on the wait list, please contact us at 844-544-1440, option 1, or reservations@1440.org.  We will notify guests should space become available.

Payment

What is 1440’s cancellation policy?

The following policies apply to all standard programs. Some special programs may have unique cancellation policies, which are detailed in the individual program descriptions.

  • For cancellations made 14 or more days before the program start date, payments will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).
  • For cancellations made between 13 days and 1 day before the program start date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be issued. Credits are held for one year from the date of issue.
  • No refund or credit will be issued if you cancel on the program’s start date, do not show up, or leave a program early.
  • No refund or credit will be issued if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

Please note: On rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, 1440 Multiversity may need to cancel a program. We will notify registrants of cancellation a minimum of one week in advance of the program start date and will offer a full refund for housing and tuition or the option to rebook another course or come as an R&R guest for the same time period of the original reservation. If you are purchasing airfare to visit 1440, we recommend investigating travel insurance with appropriate coverage for ultimate flexibility, since 1440 will not reimburse for travel expenses.

What type of payment do you accept?

We currently accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. No other payment options are available at this time.

The Healing Arts Center

What are the daily hours of the Healing Arts center?

The Healing Arts center is open from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday through Friday and from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

When is the infinity tub available for use?

The tub is available for all guests to enjoy from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. Towels are provided, but please bring a bathing suit.

What services do you offer at the Healing Arts center?

At the moment, our Healing Arts center is in its soft opening phase, and we offer massages—such as Swedish, Shiatsu, and Deep Tissue—aromatherapy, craniosacral therapy, and other bodywork. Please browse our Menu of Services. New services will continue to be introduced.

How can I book a treatment?

To schedule a Healing Arts treatment, please contact Healing Arts reception at 1-844-544-1440, ext. 304 or email healing.arts@1440.org.

Where do I check in for my treatment?

Please check in at the Healing Arts reception desk prior to your scheduled appointment time. You will be escorted to the locker room where you can change into a spa robe and enjoy the infinity tub before your service begins.