Shauna Shapiro: The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Compassion at 1440 Multiversity

The Practice at 1440: Design-Your-Own Yoga Retreat, Jan 17–20.


The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Compassion

Practices for a Healthier, Happier Life

October 20 - 22, 2017

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

What you practice grows stronger. Mindfulness is a simple, powerful skill and an essential building block in our ability to practice compassion toward ourselves and others.

Clinical psychologist Dr. Shauna Shapiro, PhD, offers you tools that weave together the art and science of mindfulness to support you in healing and living a joyful, meaningful life. Through lecture, discussion, and practical exercises, you will discover how modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom come together to help us make positive changes in our brains and our lives.

You will explore:

  • Simple yet potent meditation practices, including loving-kindness practices, mindfulness meditation, and mindful movement to experience the transformational power of your awareness
  • How to use different types of attention and concentration (meditation) to decrease stress levels and improve a variety of psychological conditions
  • Revolutionary research in neuroscience that explains how neuroplasticity can help you change and reshape your brain to live a healthier, happier life.

You will take home practices specifically designed to grow neuropathways of health, joy, wisdom, and compassion. Be prepared for unexpected delight. This workshop is appropriate for anyone curious about meditation.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Shauna Shapiro, PhD

    Clinical psychologist and mindfulness expert

    Shauna Shapiro, a professor at Santa Clara University, is a clinical psychologist and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness.

    Recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, Dr. Shapiro is a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, which was cofounded by the Dalai Lama.

    She leads mindfulness programs internationally and has been invited to present for the king of Thailand, the Danish government, and the World Council for Psychotherapy in Beijing, China. Dr. Shapiro serves on the advisory board of Axialent, a leader in conscious business, and has brought mindfulness to pioneering companies, including Cisco Systems and Google.

    She has published more than 150 articles and book chapters and is coauthor of the critically acclaimed texts The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child.

    Dr. Shapiro’s work has been featured in Wired magazine, USA Today, the Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, and American Psychologist.

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  • Why Attend
    • Cultivate mindfulness-based practices to address stress, improve sleep, and achieve a greater sense of well-being.

    • Embrace your humanity and open your heart to the power of presence by exploring the latest theories and research for cultivating peaceful, kind awareness.

    • Integrate mindfulness and compassion into your personal and professional life for increased joy, kindness, and ease.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Special Interest To

    Suitable for all health care and education professionals

  • 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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