Mari Andrew: Seeking the Self at 1440 Multiversity

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Seeking the Self

July 5 - 7, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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Program Description

What does it feel like to be creative? Fulfilled in your career? In right relationship to love? And seeing the opportunity in all of life’s losses? In other words, what does it feel like to be wholly, authentically, and vibrantly YOU?

In this vibrant weekend workshop, writer, illustrator, and Instagram sensation Mari Andrew explores creativity, career, love, and loss. She shows us how uncertainty, heartbreak, desire, sensitivity, and exploration offer a road home to who we really are.

In this workshop of journaling, art-making, adventuring, and community building, you will explore:

  • How to use your inner painter, poet, and creator to convey your feelings to the outside world
  • How to overcome blocks so your artistic juices flow all year long
  • Why living passionately doesn’t always mean you need to turn your passion into your career—and how to use less-than-fulfilling jobs to fuel your creativity and side projects
  • How to endure heartbreak with self-love and bravery, so you can cultivate rich and meaningful relationships with friends, family, and loved ones
  • “Good Grief”: how sadness, illness, suffering, and disappointment serve a purpose.

This is not a self-help workshop, but a self-understanding workshop. Come access your inner artist, clarify your values, make use of your sorrow, create your own personal manifesto, and create something uniquely yours that you can offer to others. This is the beginning of a lifelong career in being true to YOU.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Mari Andrew

    Writer, illustrator, speaker

    Mari Andrew is a writer, illustrator, and speaker best known for her creative daily posts on Instagram. What started out as making one drawing a day for a year as a way to express herself in a time of grief, has inspired over a million devoted fans.

    Mari’s first book, Am I There Yet?—a collection of essays and illustrations—debuted on the New York Times best seller list in 2018. An avid traveler and an aspiring flamenco enthusiast, Mari lives in New York City where she shares her ideas and expressions about love, loss, creativity, design, music, and what it is to live a life abundant with exploration and self-expression.

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  • Why Attend
    • Knowing yourself is the most useful skill you can cultivate. Learn how journal-keeping, art-making, solo-adventuring, and relationship-enriching can bring you closer to who you truly are.

    • Did you know a breakup can be the best thing that ever happened to you? Gain tools to proudly claim heartbreak and clearly communicate your desires so you can enjoy happy relationships in your future.

    • At any stage of your career, knowing what you value and prioritize is key to feeling fulfilled at work. Get clear on what type of career supports and inspires you around your passions. 

    • Form a nurturing community of supportive fellow artists (even if you don’t consider yourself an artist in any form).

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.


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