Beth Pettengill Riley: Discovery Weekends at 1440 at 1440 Multiversity

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

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Discovery Weekends at 1440

The Keys to Healthy Living

August 30 - September 1, 2019

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

Discovery Weekends at 1440 are the perfect opportunity to do what you have promised yourself for years: take a break and reboot your health, happiness, and sense of well-being. These workshops are specially designed and curated by 1440’s expert teachers for those new to the key elements of a healthy lifestyle and for those wanting to reinvigorate their commitment to living well.

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 dedicate uninterrupted time to being present to the thoughts, ideas, and experiences that come up when you set aside your daily urgencies. A place where experiential learning, mindfulness, self-care practices, and authentic connection are at the core of each day.

Discover how simple lifestyle changes can uplift your energy, your outlook on life, and your overall well-being as you learn:

  • To nurture your body through restorative and engaging yoga sessions that are perfectly suited to your level of experience; including restorative movement poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to relieve stress and counteract the effects of a sedentary lifestyle
  • Mindfulness meditation to slow down and strengthen your connection to the wise, calm place inside
  • Inventive ways to enjoy healthy eating, by eating wholesome meals and taking home delicious recipes from a kitchen demonstration
  • Forest bathing—noticing the sights, sounds, and scents as you walk among the redwoods and fill your lungs with fragrant air to replenish your energy.

When you book your accommodations, the final package includes tuition, three meals at Kitchen Table (daily), shared or private accommodations, and signature classes.

For more information about the faculty and booking visit

Please note: Packages are all-inclusive and priced per person.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Beth Pettengill Riley, MA, RSME

    Dance educator and Continuum instructor

    Beth Pettengill Riley MA, Dance Education, Stanford University, RSME, CYT is a gifted facilitator and guide into embodied well-being.

    With over 40 years of experience leading classes, workshops and retreats in Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation and Continuum Movement around the globe, Beth was a founding member of Mt Madonna Center, and has served on the faculty at Esalen, The Omega Institute, Mt Madonna Center, The Open Center and the Skyros Institute in Greece among others. She began the first Mindfulness Based Yoga class on the West Coast at El Camino Hospital in 1999. Voted best Yoga Teacher of Santa Cruz, Beth passionately engages embodiment as a spiritual path.

    For the past 10 years she has been developing programs for teens, incorporating healthy living principles into school curriculum. She is President of the Board of the International Somatic Movement and Therapy Association based in New York and in her spare time she enjoys gardening, cooking, walking on the beach and playing with her 2 granddaughters.

    Since our opening in May of 2017, Beth has been a 1440 Signature Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor and has led weekend and 5-day workshops in the art of living well.

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  • Why Attend
    • You are new to the world of mindfulness practice and curious about the key elements of a healthy lifestyle.<br />

    • You are craving a weekend to enjoy time in nature, classes catering to beginners, delicious, healthy food, and a range of holistic amenities.

    • You need a getaway to recharge, revamp, and replenish your mind and body.

    • You’ve signed up for a future program and want to visit campus and learn about 1440 beforehand.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule


    Sample Daily Schedule

    Below is your daily schedule for your stay during your program. You will always be able to attend the meals and activities shown between your program sessions. You will also have opportunities to experience Healing Arts, walking trails, and many other campus amenities throughout your stay. To schedule a treatment at Healing Arts call 844-544-1440, ext. 304 or email [email protected] Click here to view our current menu:

    Opening Day

    2:15 pm
    Check-in begins; rooms are ready by 4:00 pm
    Luggage storage is available

    5:00 — 6:15 pm Embodied Movement or Meditation Class

    5:30pm — 7:30 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    7:30 — 9:00 pm Program Session


    Daily Schedule

    7:00 am — 8:00 am Embodied Movement or Meditation Class

    7:00 am — 9:00 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    9:00 am — 12:00 pm Morning Program Session

    12:00 pm — 2:00 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table

    1:00 pm — 1:45 pm Outdoor Experience

    2:00 pm — 5:00 pm Afternoon Program Session

    5:00 pm — 6:15 pm Embodied Movement or Meditation Class

    5:30 pm — 7:30 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    7:30 pm — 9:00 pm Evening Program Session or Events


    Closing Day

    7:00 am — 8:00 am Embodied Movement or Meditation Class

    7:00 am — 9:00 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    9:00 am — 11:00 am Morning Program Session

    12:00 pm NOON Checkout Time

    12:00 pm — 2:00 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table—Departure day lunch is included in your stay.


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Things to Bring

    Comfortable clothes for stretching and shoes for walking in the forest

  • 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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