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Optimal Health Within Reach

Optimal Health Within Reach

Learn the Healthy-Aging Tools of Integrative Medicine

March 22 – 24, 2019 | $545 plus accommodations
Andrew Weil, MD
Victoria Maizes, MD
Myles Spar, MD, MPH
Rebecca Katz, MS

Spend a weekend with renowned integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil and learn how to take control of your health before you get sick!

Side by side with Dr. Weil and his expert staff, learn about the latest advances in science, nutrition, sleep, and mind-body medicine that will show you simple and proven ways to care for your body and mind as you age.

This comprehensive dive into the science and practice of optimal health will amaze you, as will this experienced team of health experts alongside Dr. Andrew Weil, including:

  • Internationally recognized women’s health expert Dr. Victoria Maizes
  • Consultant to professional athletes and men’s health specialist Dr. Myles Spar
  • And nationally-recognized culinary healer Rebecca Katz, MS.

During this information-packed weekend, you will:

  • Discover a practical take on the Mediterranean diet that combines Asian influences for the most powerful food-as-medicine approach
  • Explore women’s health issues such as breast cancer, menopause, hormones, sexuality, and maintaining bone density
  • Find out how men can have more impactful encounters with their healthcare providers, establish individualized risk assessments, motivate behavioral changes, and assess and address hormone and testosterone imbalances
  • And uncover how to avoid the “diseases of aging” such as cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.

See how adapting small but powerful changes in your daily practices can have a big impact on creating a healthier you now and for years to come.

And when you’re not in class, you’ll be enjoying delicious and healthy meals at 1440’s Kitchen Table, spending time in yoga classes (optional) or walking the miles of trails on the 1440 campus, or sinking deep into the infinity-edge hot tub overlooking the redwoods. It’s the perfect blend of learning and relaxation that you won’t be able to stop raving about.

Program tuition is $545, plus all-inclusive accommodations priced separately. Needs-based scholarships are available.


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About Andrew Weil, MD

Andrew Weil, MDPioneer and leader in integrative medicine

Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil is the founder and director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, where he is a clinical professor of medicine and professor of public health.

Additionally, he is a founder and partner in the growing family of True Food Kitchen restaurants, and the creator of the Spa and Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil mindful-living program offered on all Seabourn cruise ships in partnership with Seabourn and the Onboard Spa by Steiner.

A New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Weil is the author of 15 books on health and well-being, including Mind Over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better—and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own; Fast Food, Good Food; True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure; Spontaneous Happiness; Healthy Aging; and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health. He is the editorial director of DrWeil.com, the leading online resource for healthy living based on the philosophy of integrative medicine.


About Victoria Maizes, MD

Victoria Maizes, MDExecutive director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Internationally recognized as a leader in integrative medicine, Dr. Victoria Maizes is committed to helping individuals live healthier lives and pioneering change efforts that solve the United States’ healthcare system problems.

Dr. Maizes is executive director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and a professor of medicine, family medicine, and public health at the University of Arizona.

For nineteen years she has worked with Dr. Andrew Weil and their team at the Univeristy of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine to create and implement national educational programs that reach thousands of physicians, nurses, and other health professionals; developed an innovative, integrative primary care clinical model; and carried out research to assess the clinical and cost effectiveness of integrative care.

A highly sought-after speaker, she was named one of the world’s 25 intelligent optimists in 2009 by ODE Magazine and is the co-editor of the Oxford University textbook Integrative Women’s Health. She is the author of Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child.

About Myles Spar, MD, MPH

Myles Spar, MDFounder and CEO of Tack180

Dr. Myles Spar directs the Integrative Medicine program at the Southern California Men’s Medical Group and at the Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center at Venice Family Clinic. He is the founder and serves as CEO of Tack180, an optimal health program for men.

Board-certified in both internal medicine and integrative medicine, Dr. Spar is a clinical faculty member of the UCLA and University of Arizona schools of medicine and a co-chair of the American Board of Integrative Medicine.

As a consultant to the NBA he works with multiple teams on integrative medicine issues and presents internationally on issues of integrative medicine and integrative men’s health.

The 2013 recipient of the Bravewell Leadership Award in Integrative Medicine, Dr. Spar is co-editor of the Oxford University Press Integrative Men’s Health and currently finishing Optimal Men’s Health.

About Rebecca Katz, MS

Rebecca Katz, MSAuthor, educator, culinary translator

Rebecca Katz is a nationally recognized culinary translator and expert on the role of food in supporting optimal health. As a consultant, speaker, teacher, and chef, she works closely with physicians, nurses, and wellness professionals to include the powerful tools of flavor and nutrition in their medical arsenal.

Rebecca is the founder and director of the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal and the executive chef for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s renowned Food as Medicine professional training in medical nutrition therapy. She consults for the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine’s nutrition conference for health professionals, which is co-directed by Dr. Andrew Weil.

She received her culinary training from New York’s Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. A myriad of food related experiences, including a sojourn to Italy where she studied Mediterranean cuisine with chefs and signoras from Florence to Sicily, shaped her philosophy that health-supportive food must taste great in order to be nourishing and healing.


Program Schedule

Friday Evening, March 22, 2019:

4:00 pm: Check in

5:30 pm – 700 pm: Dinner

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Orientation

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Program Sessions

  • Introduction to weekend workshop and faculty – Victoria Maizes
  • Integrative Medicine to Enhance your Health – Andrew Weil and Victoria Maizes
  • Tools for health
  • 4-7-8 breath – Andrew Weil
  • Guided imagery for sleep

Saturday, March 23, 2019:

Yoga/meditation followed by breakfast

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Eating for Optimal Health – Andrew Weil


10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Cooking demo: Andrew Weil and Rebecca Katz* Anti-inflammatory lunch

12:00 pm – 2:00pm: Lunch Break

Afternoon session:

  • 2:00 pm: Integrative Health for Women – Victoria Maizes
  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Integrative Health for Men – Myles Spar

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Dinner

Evening – Free time for Healing Arts

Sunday, March 24, 2018:

Yoga/meditation followed by breakfast

9:00am – 11:00am: Morning Session

  • Aging well – Andrew Weil
  • Panel and Q&A – Andrew Weil and Victoria Maizes and Myles Spar
  • Take home tools – Andrew and Victoria

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.

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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.