Curious about what it’s like to be a guest at one of 1440 Multiversity’s multitude of intriguing programs? Craving a weekend retreat designed to nurture, refresh, educate, and inspire? Experience a taste of all 1440 has to offer with The 1440 Sampler Weekend.
We invite you to explore our lush redwood-ringed campus and make it your home for the weekend, immersing yourself in the essence of 1440 Multiversity—a place to set aside your daily urgencies and dedicate uninterrupted time to being present. A place where experiential learning, mindfulness, self-care practices, and authentic connection are at the core of each minute of each day.
Our expert faculty will share their wisdom in culinary arts, movement, meditation, and group dynamics to provide you with a complete mind-body-soul experience. During this carefully crafted weekend, you will have the opportunity to:
- Discover whole-body rejuvenation with guided daily yoga, tai chi, meditation, and qigong practices
- Nourish yourself with wholesome meals at Kitchen Table, and go home with delicious, inventive recipes from hands-on kitchen demonstrations with our chef, Kenny Woods
- Find sanctuary in the redwood forest and experience guided meditation in our redwood Cathedral
- Spark authentic connections with your fellow guests as you move through this rejuvenating experience together.
Wendy Baron, MA
Teacher, author, researcher, and master facilitator
Wendy Baron is a teacher, author, researcher, coach, and master facilitator. She is cofounder of the New Teacher Center, a premier coaching organization, where she serves as Chief Officer of Social and Emotional Learning.
Wendy is author of several articles and book chapters, and has produced numerous videos related to mentoring and new-teacher development.
In addition to her leadership in the field of education, she has been a longtime contributor to the Chopra Center, writing course materials and leading the content development for online learning.
A certified meditation and yoga instructor, Wendy brings unique skills and expertise to her workshops for fostering personal growth in the areas of conscious communication, relationships, leadership development, health, and well-being. With her extensive experience in coaching, adult-learning theory, group facilitation, and professional development, Wendy is dedicated to supporting everyone in living healthy, balanced lives with resilience, inner peace, connection, and joy.View Bio PageLeanna Immel, RYT-200
Yoga instructor and 1440 R&R Manager
Leanna rediscovered her love of yoga in 2011 in an aerial yoga class, joining the fluidity of dance with the disciplined art of yoga. After a couple of years “in the air,” Leanna transitioned onto the mat where she developed both flowing and stillness practices.
As an elementary school teacher, Leanna furthered her own yoga education in order to bring these teachings alive for her students. By attending the YogaKids Foundations Training, she has been able to provide a playful and nurturing practice to children in classroom, camp, and studio settings. Her work with adults is just as profound.
Leanna draws inspiration from local and international yoga teachers such as Valerie Moselle, Matthew Remski, Jenni Rawlings, Lisa Garrido, Diane Bruni, Bridget Puchalsky, and others. Her teaching and her classes aim to be thoughtful, intentional, and inclusive. She sees yoga through a modern lens based on inquiry and dialogue, discovering the power of uniting movement with breath, and cultivating a mindful practice both on and off the mat.View Bio PageKenny Woods
Foodie and culinary master of the Kitchen Table
Kenny is 1440’s executive chef and the creative mastermind behind Kitchen Table. Knife wielding, lemon squeezing, chiffonading, braising, blanching, seeping, searing, plating, and staying present are all within his (delicious) wheelhouse.
A native of Tuscon, Arizona, Kenny is big on jazz, meditation, and simple living. His favorite three-word phrase: mise en place—French for “everything in its place.” According to Kenny, “It’s just kind of a way to live your life—knowing what’s going on, staying in the moment. When you translate that to a kitchen, it’s success.”
Kenny offers cooking demonstrations in 1440’s Teaching Kitchen, allowing guests to delve into 1440’s inspired culinary creations, as well as cook and share a healthy, mouthwatering meal in collaboration with others.View Bio Page
You are new to the world of mindfulness practice and curious about the full 1440 experience.
You are craving a weekend to enjoy time in nature; wellness and creativity classes designed for all levels; delicious, healthy food; and a range of holistic amenities.
You're in need of a peaceful getaway to recharge, refresh, and replenish your mind and body.
You've signed up for a future 1440 program and would like to visit campus and learn about 1440's offerings beforehand.
Things to Know/Schedule
Sample of Your Daily Schedule
This schedule is a sample of what the rhythm of your stay at The 1440 Sampler Weekend will be like. While the timing of your specific program sessions may vary, you will have plenty of time to enjoy meals, activities, and all of our campus amenities during your stay. You will receive your own personalized schedule when you arrive.
Early Evening—1440 Experience Class: Kick off your stay with refreshment for mind and body in a movement or meditation class.
Dinner at Kitchen Table: Savor a seasonal, hand-crafted meal in our community dining room. Choose from a range of wholesome options to accommodate your personal dietary needs.
Evening—1440 Sampler Weekend Opening Session with Wendy Baron and Leanna Immel: A special time to set intentions, meet other guests, and get settled in.
Early Morning—1440 Experience Class: Start your day with mindfulness during an offering of yoga, qigong, or meditation.
Morning—Mindfulness Meditation & Nature Immersion with Wendy Baron: Walk the gorgeous trails around campus, learn about our local ecosystem, and drop into inner peacefulness inspired by majestic redwoods.
Mid-Day—Private Hands-On Class & Lunch with Chef Kenny Woods: An exclusive cooking class in our spacious Teaching Kitchen designed to help you apply easy techniques for creating nutritious whole food to your daily eating habits.
Afternoon—1440 Experience Class: Choose from a variety of classes ranging from wellness to art, bringing a spark of creativity to your afternoon.
Early Evening—All-Levels Yoga with Leanna Immel: Link breath and movement in this yoga class designed with everyone in mind. Begin with slow and gentle movement, progressing to the foundations of asana and flowing postures to cultivate strength, balance, and awareness.
Dinner at Kitchen Table
Evening—Attend an evening event, relax with solo time, soak in the infinity tub, or book a healing arts treatment
Early Morning—1440 Experience Class
Breakfast at Kitchen Table
Morning through Mid-Day—1440 Sampler Weekend Closing Session with Wendy Baron and Leanna Immel: Reflect on your experience and nurture your connections with your fellow 1440 guests in this special celebration.
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.