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Friendship Accelerator

How to Create and Deepen Meaningful Friendships

September 29 - October 1, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$300 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Nearly 75% of women report feeling dissatisfied with their friendships—wishing that they either had more friends or felt safer and more intimate with the friends they do have. This workshop will not only teach you how to make better friendships in your life, it will also connect you to other amazing women who value healthy relationships in their lives.

This highly interactive and engaging program is based on research and work shared in Shasta Nelson’s two books: Friendships Don’t Just Happen: The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of Girlfriends and Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness.

As you open and explore, you will discover how to personally apply what you learn for evaluating and identifying what you most need for deepening your friendships.

Through guided experiences, lecture, and time for self-reflection, you will learn the:

  • Health benefits of connectedness: Why we have to address our loneliness and desire for greater connection
  • 5 circles of connectedness: What are the different types of friendship that we all need?
  • 4 common imbalances: What is your specific friendship need?
  • 3 requirements to grow a friendship: How to start, repair, fix, or end any friendship.

In this experience with like-minded women, you will gain insights for having deep, fun, and authentic friendships that will positively contribute to your well-being and allow you to show up as your best self.


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  • Faculty Bio
    Shasta Nelson, MDiv

    Author, Founder and CEO of

    Shasta Nelson is founder and CEO of, the female-friendship matching site serving more than sixty cities throughout North America. Passionate about all things related to friendship, she speaks and writes regularly on this important topic.

    Shasta is author of two books: Friendships Don’t Just Happen!: The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends and Frientimacy. Her spirited and soulful voice can also be read in her relationship health column in Huffington Post. Shasta delivers keynote addresses, teaches workshops, and facilitates events across the United States and Canada.

    Shasta has been featured on the Today show, the Early Show, and Fox Extra and has been consulted on friendship matters by writers and reporters from CosmopolitanMoreReal Simple, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, the New York TimesChicago Tribune, and San Francisco Chronicle.

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  • Why Attend
    • Take time to reflect on friendship, meet like-minded women, and return home with clarity about how to find and be a true friend.

    • Add an essential component to your well-being routine by prioritizing supportive, fun, and joy-filled friendships.

    • Expand your understanding of the role of authentic, meaningful friendships in our lives and learn to be open and available to deeper connections.

  • Things to Know

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.


    Women only.

    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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