Jon Schreiber|Ellen Petry Leanse|Deborah Cohan: Embodied Medicine at 1440 Multiversity

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Embodied Medicine

Tools for Conscious Living and Optimal Mind-Body Health

November 15 - 17, 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

Are you ready to explore the essential nature of life and the deeper meaning of health? Are you ready to learn how to actualize it all? Lots of people talk about the body-mind connection, but fewer bring us deep into its core: the neuroscience, evolutionary biology, psychology, and timeless wisdom at the foundation of holistic health.

In this life-changing weekend, four outstanding influencers in the fields of movement, medicine, healing, and happiness—Jon Schreiber, DC, Ellen Petry Leanse, Deborah Cohan, MD, and Alexandra Johnson, MD—introduce you to Breema®, a nourishing and life-altering form of integrative bodywork, and the dynamic practice of Embodied Medicine. Built on the Nine Principles of HarmonyBreema is a revolutionary way to think and live.

This workshop blends lecture, discussion, and hands-on learning. Through exercises, movement, and time spent working in dyads and small groups, you will:

  • Explore the movement, art, and somatic experiencing techniques at the foundation of Embodied Medicine
  • Learn the latest neuroscience on habits, happiness, and how to make the most of our lives
  • Gain firsthand experience by learning and practicing Self-Breema exercises and Breema partner sequences
  • Enjoy a nonjudgmental atmosphere to let go of conditioned patterns and connect to new and more natural ways of moving, thinking, and feeling.

Get into your body and explore the dynamic role that the brain plays in how you relate to and experience the world. Expand on science-backed paths to building greater focus, connection, and satisfaction. You will leave this weekend with exciting and practical tools for increasing body-mind connection in your daily life.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Jon Schreiber, DC

    Integrative healer, Breema practitioner, and teacher

    Jon Schreiber is the director of the Breema Center and Breema Clinic in Oakland, California. Breema® is a form of integrative bodywork rooted in the Nine Principles of Harmony with one overarching goal: to unite body and mind.

    Dr. Schreiber has been teaching this technique across the United States and internationally since 1980. He has brought Breema to medical professionals, psychologists, bodyworkers, holistic health practitioners, and thousands of people interested in personal growth.

    In his clinical practice, Dr. Schreiber uses Breema bodywork, Self-Breema, and the Nine Principles of Harmony to help his patients discover the real meaning of body-mind whole life health. His numerous articles and books focus on the universal and practical philosophy of this gentle but powerful approach to integrative healing.

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    Ellen Petry Leanse

    Leadership guide and organizational innovator

    Author, Stanford University instructor, and digital pioneer Ellen Petry Leanse spent 35 years as a Silicon Valley insider. An alum of early Apple, she served on the Macintosh launch team and championed the company’s groundbreaking 1985 debut into digital environments.

    Harnessing this learning, her work has branched into entrepreneurship, investing, and leadership coaching. Ellen is committed to integrating neuroscience, psychology, and wisdom practices into the world of business. Her popular Stanford University courses have guided hundreds of students to “think different” about professional and life satisfaction. Most importantly—to see and tap the potential of business to create positive change.

    A respected Silicon Valley influencer and globally-known speaker, Ellen is passionate about intentional living and brain-aware practices that increase well-being and impact. She is the chief people officer of the San Francisco tech company Lucidworks. She’s been featured on CNN and the Today show, in Time magazine, Health,, Forbes, Inc.,and Entrepreneur. She is a contributor to Thrive Global.

    The mother of three adult sons, her book The Happiness Hack shares science-backed paths to building focus, connection, and satisfaction.

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    Deborah Cohan, MD

    Dancer and physician merging healthcare and soulful healing

    Deborah Cohan is a joyous dancer, compassionate physician, and subtly mischievous rabble-rouser spreading the messages of joy, interconnectedness, and love across the world but, most profoundly, across the field of healthcare.

    A professor of obstetrics and gynecology at University of California, San Francisco, and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Deborah runs HIVE, a hub of sexual and reproductive wellness for pregnant women and others living with HIV.

    A dancer all of her life, Deborah was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 44. She danced the day of her diagnosis and nearly every day throughout her treatment, including in the operating room prior to her bilateral mastectomy. After her surgery a video of this event, recorded by the anesthesiologist, went viral on YouTube, instigating a pop-up social movement around joy and healing through dance. Upon completing chemotherapy, Deborah founded the Foundation for Embodied Medicine, which brings the healing power of body awareness, conscious movement, and embodied presence to patients, caregivers, and medical providers.

    When not dancing, doctoring, mothering, or delivering babies, Deborah likes to meditate and explore primary sensory experiences. Her vision: to transform healthcare into a soulful healing experience.

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  • Why Attend
    • Get familiar with Breema and a whole lot more! In one weekend, you will learn from four diverse powerhouses in the fields of health and personal growth.<br />

    • This workshop integrates experiential body-mind connection with neuroscience and psychology to support a holistic and life-changing quality of health.

    • By using Embodied Medicine’s movement awareness you can experience embodied presence, which serves as a template for increasing consciousness in your daily life.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Opening Day

    2:15 pm
    Check-in begins; rooms are ready by 4:00 pm
    Luggage storage is available

    5:00 — 6:15 pm Embodied Movement or Meditation Class

    5:30pm — 7:30 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    7:30 — 9:00 pm Program Session


    Daily Schedule

    7:00 am — 8:00 am Embodied Movement or Meditation Class

    7:00 am — 9:00 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    9:00 am — 12:00 pm Morning Program Session

    12:00 pm — 2:00 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table

    1:00 pm — 1:45 pm Outdoor Experience

    2:00 pm — 4:30 pm Afternoon Program Session

    5:00 pm — 6:15 pm Embodied Movement or Meditation Class

    5:30 pm — 7:30 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    7:30 pm — 9:30 pm Evening Program Session


    Closing Day

    7:00 am — 8:00 am Embodied Movement or Meditation Class

    7:00 am — 9:00 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    8:30 am — 11:00 am Morning Program Session

    11:00 am Checkout Time

    12:00 pm — 2:00 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table—Departure day lunch is included in your stay.


    No prior bodywork experience is necessary. However, participants need to be able to sit, move, and lie down on a well-padded floor.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Continuing Education

    CEUs are available for the Breema portion of the workshop. The Breema Center is approved to offer 5 hours continuing education for massage practitioners and bodyworkers by the NCBTMB (#145251-00), and 2.78 contact hours for registered nurses by the California BRN (#03852).

    Contact for More Information

    Alexandra Johnson

    [email protected]


  • 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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