Melanie Roche: Hands of Light at 1440 Multiversity

Take your WHY to the next level at The WHY Program at 1440, Aug 23–25.


Hands of Light

The Fundamentals of Brennan Healing Science®

September 14 - 17, 2017

Thursday - Sunday, 3 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

Train in a gentle method of healing and compassionate connection in this transformational Brennan Healing Science® program. Expert healer and teacher Melanie Roche will teach you a system of energy work that combines hands-on healing techniques with spiritual and psychological processes.

You will explore the anatomy and physiology of the human energy-consciousness system, gain empowering self-care techniques, and develop the skills and expertise to support others through their healing journeys.

Through an experiential approach, you will learn:

  • To give hands-on healing
  • How to read the aura
  • How to sense people’s energy issues through their personal objects
  • Energy exercises to keep your own energy field healthy and balanced
  • Brennan Healing Science chelation, a hands-on healing technique that clears, charges, and balances the energy field
  • Ways of integrating these techniques into your daily life.

Through lecture, meditation, group work, and individual exercises, you will open your latent ability to perceive the human energy field and return home able to sense how energy and consciousness are one and the same.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Melanie Roche, MA

    Energy healer and creator of the IDEA Method

    Melanie Roche is an energy healer and creator of the IDEA Method of Inner Directed Energy Awareness‰.

    She brings a wealth of experience in mind-body healing, meditation, therapy, dance, and theater to lead personalized programs for thought leaders, entrepreneurs, patients, and health-care practitioners.

    She served on the faculty of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in Miami and Tokyo, working directly with Barbara Brennan.

    Melanie was invited‰—along with a physician and other holistic practitioners‰—to inaugurate the Integrative Health and Wellness Program at Canyon Ranch Miami Beach, the mind-body health resort that attracts guests seeking a healthy lifestyle through comprehensive integration between medicine and healing. She also coordinated an after-school program at New York University School of Medicine for high school students who plan to become physicians.

    In addition to her eight years of training at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, she also holds a BA in comparative religion from Columbia University and an MA in experimental theatre from New York University. Melanie leads workshops internationally.

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  • Why Attend
    • Become more empowered to soothe, heal, and support yourself with tools for attending to the health of your own energy field.

    • Increase your ability to understand and connect with others by deepening your understanding and experience of human energy.

    • For those in the health-care or helping professions, add to or deepen the dimension of your work that addresses the energy fields of your patients, clients, and students.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    What to Wear

    Wear comfortable clothing, preferably without nylon or other synthetic fibers.

    Recommended Reading

    Hands of Light or Light Emerging, by Barbara Brennan

    Special Interest To

    Healers of all modalities, including Reiki, therapeutic touch, healing touch, therapists, doctors, and nurses

    Special Details

    Participants must complete a mandatory workshop participation form on Melanie’s website.  Please contact Melanie at [email protected] with questions. Because this program may initiate deep personal process, it may not be appropriate for individuals with certain emotional or physical illnesses, or who are on psychotropic medications. They may require a signed medical release letter.

  • 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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