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Exploring self and Self

March 2 - 4, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$450 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

Registration Closed

Program Description

You’re invited to explore, define, express, and deepen your connection and understanding of self, spirit-Self, and others with Alanis Morissette, Ann Randolph, and Justin Hilton. Look forward to a deep dive into the many aspects of what makes us human as well as what it looks like to operate from a place of intuition, empowerment, curiosity, and profound trust as you move through your life.

During your time together, you will explore your shadow aspects, multiplicity of parts, and developmental stages, and how they affect adult relationships and influence how we define our own values, healthy boundaries, and somatic awareness. You’ll also examine how elements of the divine masculine and feminine show up in our lives, and how by dismantling fantasies we can allow ourselves to experience healthy relationships.

Through writing, experiential exercises, direct teachings, creative expression, dialogue, movement, and inquiry, we will plumb the depths of our psyches as we define and nurture our connection with spirit, others, and our very own selves.

Offered with profound warmth, empathy, humor, wisdom, knowledge, and direct experience, this workshop is an invitation for you to create practices for self-care and self-knowledge that support you in coming fully alive.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Ann Randolph

    Solo off-Broadway performer and writer

    Ann Randolph is considered one of the most gifted and innovative writer-performers in the country, as well as a renowned inspirational speaker and teacher. Her first solo theater performance, the Ovation Award-winning Squeeze Box, was produced off Broadway by Mel Brooks, and then toured the United States before headlining at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    Loveland, her second solo show, played for two straight years in San Francisco, winning the SF Weekly award for best solo show and the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for best original script. In Los Angeles, Loveland played to sellout audiences and garnered her the LA Weekly award for best solo show.

    Called a “tour de force” by the Washington Post and “wickedly hilarious” by the Los Angeles Times, Ann has been featured on The Moth, National Public Radio, PBS, and BBC. She is a frequent presenter at the Kripalu Institute for Yoga & Health, the Omega Institute, and the Esalen Institute, and at mind-body-spirit conferences, including Wisdom 2.0, Success 3.0, and the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium.

    In her popular Write Your Life workshop, she helps others bring their unique and powerful stories to life on the page and the stage.

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    Alanis Morissette

    Grammy-winning singer/songwriter

    Alanis Morissette is most well-known for her autobiographical songwriting and passionate performances, as well as her evocative and engaging articles, interviews, and public speaking events. Since 1995, she has been one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music. Her deeply expressive music and performances have earned vast critical praise, including 14 Canadian Juno Awards, seven Grammy® Awards (with an additional 14 nominations), a Golden Globe nomination, and sales of over 60 million albums worldwide.

    Alanis is also a charitable activist who has supported causes that focus on empowerment, art, recovery, psychological and spiritual healing, feminism, relationships, and the environment, earning her a Global Tolerance Award from the United Nations. In 2016, she launched Conversation with Alanis Morissette, a monthly podcast that features conversations with a variety of revered authors, doctors, educators, and therapists, covering a wide range of topics including psychology, art, spirituality, design, health, well-being, and relationships. She is currently working on new music and writing a book.

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    Justin Hilton

    Counselor and writer

    Justin Hilton, author of the forthcoming book Naked Awareness, has traveled the globe, studying with many of the great spiritual teachers of our time.

    With graduate studies at California Institute for Integral Studies and a senior staff position with the Ford Institute, his work has spanned family and addiction counseling to relationship and executive coaching.

    Justin is also the former owner of the transformational conference organization, Whole Life Expo. He currently leads transformational intensives around the world and is spearheading a global refugee relief project.

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  • Why Attend
    • Hear from a world-famous musician how success doesn't solve self-doubt, personal struggle, and insecurity.

    • Open yourself to a multi-faceted examination of the essence of life and spirit.

    • Explore your own self-awareness from new angles

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  • 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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