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1440 Multiversity was born of the belief that there is great power in immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time and energy to focus on our more important, but often more elusive, priorities. Add trusted faculty, a proven curriculum, fresh air, delicious food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep to that equation and you’ve pretty much captured what it is that we do here.

This is a place for folks to spend time engaging some of life’s most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize as they do it. Visitors to 1440 will discover the perfect blend of an ideal vacation coupled with real-world learning you can bring home.

In the News

How the Millionaires Behind Silicon Valley Giants Such as Facebook are Suffering an Attack of Conscience (The Sunday Times)
Dec 17, 2017 –At a retreat set amid towering redwoods near Santa Cruz, California, a gaggle of techies are searching for their souls. The event, a “mindfulness weekend for the tech immersed”, has been organised by 1440 Multiversity, a new resort cum self-help refuge co-founded by Scott Kriens, chairman of the $11bn (£8.2bn) networking giant Juniper.

“The Most Important Work We Do.” A Tech Winner Focuses on Personal Development (Inside Philanthropy)
Dec 13, 2017 –There are 1,440 minutes in day. Joanie Kriens started thinking about that one day while in the midst of a few self-aware moments gardening in her backyard. Out of this, Joanie and her husband Scott Kriens had the name for their new charity, 1440 Foundation, which “aims to improve the state of the world… one person, one relationship, one connection, and one minute at a time.”

Cheryl Strayed And Elizabeth Gilbert Finally Met In Real Life, And Shockingly, The World Didn’t Implode (Bustle)
Oct 20, 2017 –Last weekend, two of the United States’ most famous memoirists met in person for the first time, after a years-long friendship conducted via email and phone.

Butternut Squash Farroto (Edible Monterrey)
Fall 2017 — Kenny Woods is living a dream as executive chef of the the new, luxuriously rustic-chic 1440 Multiversity in Scott’s Valley.

This New Spa Is Designed to Give Your Brain a Vacation (Town & Country)
Sep 20, 2017 — A new California retreat wants to pamper—and expand—your mind.

New Bay Area Wellness Retreat Invites You to Stretch, Hike, Learn, Eat + Stay in Serene Style (7×7)
Sep 07, 2017 — Northern California’s most ambitious wellness destination—aimed at solving everything from vitamin D deficiency to jiggly tush to addictions to sugar and screen—quietly opened this past May just 60 miles south of San Francisco.

1440 Multiversity’s Healthy Lifestyle Lineup (Edible Monterey Bay)
July 3, 2017 — Santa Cruz County’s newest and largest hospitality venue is nearing completion in the redwood forest above Scotts Valley. With capacity to house 375 guests a night and feed them three healthful, vegetable-driven meals a day, the 1440 Multiversity aims to attract a different kind of visitor—one looking for experiences, knowledge and personal growth.

1440 Multiversity: Top teachers, organic meals, in the redwoods (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
June 30, 2017 — Imagine learning from an expert you’ve always wanted to meet at a three-day workshop in the redwoods.

A ‘Learning-Meets-Vacation Destination’: Facility in California Redwoods Offers New Style of Travel (Fodor’s Travel)
June 7, 2017 — Newly opened 1440 Multiversity, named for the number of minutes in a day, is nestled among the Redwoods in Santa Cruz County. But this is more than your typical NorCal retreat—the 1440 Multiversity wants to merge learning with relaxation to create a vacation to both spark and settle the mind.

Press Release

1440 Multiversity to Open Memorial Day Weekend
May 24, 2017 — After four years of plans, construction, and development, 1440 Multiversity opens its doors May 26, 2017. 1440’s state-of-the-art campus is an all-new learning-meets-vacation destination set in a 75-acre redwood forest between Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz, California. The location will host renowned thinkers and teachers—from writers like author Elizabeth Gilbert, to singer Alanis Morissette, to Harvard-trained neuroscientist Richard Davidson, and meditation experts like Sharon Salzberg.

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