Are you expressing your innate creativity to the fullest? Do you wake up with exuberance, joy, and a sense of a deeply held mission? Are you nurturing yourself and your highest aspirations for living?
Bruce Cryer will tell you: every human being has the ability to create powerfully. After a career spanning Broadway, biotech, publishing, teaching, coaching, and leadership development, and after a series of life-threatening illnesses, a “renaissance” brought him back to the creative pursuits his soul loves.
In this highly interactive, experiential workshop, you will explore:
- Bruce’s Five Catalysts Model for Awakening Creativity: Mindfulness (with heart), Movement, Nature, Playfulness, and Artistic Expression
- New science behind why creativity is such a powerful tonic for your health
- Specific tools, techniques, and practices to find, anchor, and sustain your newfound creative mojo
- How to get past the fear that can keep even the greatest artists or writers blocked
- How to follow your heart in any and every creative endeavor.
This weekend will teach you how to express your creativity to solve problems, start important projects, repair relationship challenges, help others in need, and become the fullest expression of yourself you can possibly be.
Artist, consultant, entrepreneur, and Renaissance man
With a four-decade career as a singer, actor, dancer, publisher, author, marketing executive, CEO, consultant, mentor, and leadership coach, Bruce Cryer is a true Renaissance man, fueled by a deep passion for social evolution, performance enhancement, and personal growth.
Bruce’s career began on the Broadway stage, performing more than 800 times as The Boy in the world’s longest-running musical, The Fantasticks. He went on to help found and run HeartMath in the 90’s—an organization whose research on heart-brain communication, stress reduction, and resilience has earned a sterling international reputation.
An experienced publisher and distinguished writer, Bruce has edited a variety of titles in the field of health, well-being, resilience, spiritual development, and performance and is the coauthor of From Chaos to Coherence: The Power to Change Performance. His article on executive stress and health was published twice by Harvard Business Review, and for over 20 years he has taught on the topics of stress, resilience, and creativity at Stanford.
In 2012, after a bout with a serious illness, Bruce cocreated What Makes Your Heart Sing? with Emmy Award–winning composer Gary Malkin to bring audiences into a deeper understanding of the power of inspiration and the arts to transform their work and personal lives.
Bruce was honored as a Top 50 Thought Leader in Personal Excellence by Leadership Excellence magazine. Bruce’s diverse and fascinating background leading successful companies and performing for large audiences blends beautifully to create a powerful, culturally rich, and results-driven approach to working with companies and individuals.
In 2018 Bruce is releasing his first album of original songs, called Renaissance Human, which he cocreated with the brilliant Brothers Koren.View Bio Page
Many of us fear being "creative" because we'll be "wrong," we won't be good enough, we won't be innovative enough, or because others might judge us. Drop the fear and get ready for a personal renaissance!
When was the last time you got a whole weekend to explore music, art, dance, creative writing, photography, and other forms of creative expression? Whether you have a creative practice, or are just waking up to one, come find your creative flow in artistic and other soul-satisfying endeavors.
Bruce’s deep personal and professional experience and his innate compassion, bring a unique joy to how he guides the creative process. He is a superlative mentor to help you source, tap, and act upon your unique creative brilliance.
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Anyone looking to get more immersed in a creative practice, regardless of your artistic background
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.
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.