Sylvie Rokab: Forest Bathing at 1440 Multiversity

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Forest Bathing

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

We cannot live without nature. When we slow down to nurture our connection with it, magic happens. Stress melts away. We cultivate a sense of presence and renew our relationship with other beings.

The deep interdependence between humanity and nature not only promotes healing, it also awakens creativity, inspires wonder, and kindles realizations.

In this experiential immersion, filmmaker Sylvie Rokab will guide you on “forest bathing” walks in the beautiful landscape of 1440’s campus. Through forest bathing, Sylvie will invite you to:

  • Close your eyes to “sense” fragrances and sounds
  • Discover nature’s artistry
  • Befriend beings on the land
  • Join a tea ceremony with harvested leaves in the spirit of sharing and gratitude.

Expand and illuminate your essential communion with nature beyond what you have ever felt before. In a completely unique and supportive atmosphere, steep yourself in the peace of being to dissolve stress, lift confusion, open your heart, and allow emotions to surface and revelations to arise.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Sylvie Rokab

    Filmmaker and cinematographer

    Sylvie Rokab is an Emmy-nominated, award-winning filmmaker with more than two decades of experience as a writer, director, cinematographer, and editor. She has worked on films screened in theaters, universities, and community screenings, as well as on television series for outlets such as HBO, PBS, Travel Channel, and Discovery.

    Born with the Atlantic Forest as her backyard, Sylvie was raised in Rio de Janeiro by Egyptian-born French and Italian parents who encouraged and supported her complete fascination with nature. Heartbroken by its rapid destruction, as a young adult she made it her mission to inspire people to deepen their connection with the natural world. When she moved to the United States, Sylvie became a wildlife cinematographer and filmmaker.

    As of today, her latest film Love Thy Nature (narrated by Liam Neeson) has earned 27 awards and had nearly 300 screenings in 16 countries. An engaging speaker, she has lectured at more than 60 venues, from film festivals to universities and conferences.

    A world traveler fluent in four languages, Sylvie seeks to inspire a diverse audience to transform their relationship with nature. A compassionate and inspiring nature therapy guide in the Japanese tradition of “Shinrin-yoku,” she leads people in an embodied and sensorial exploration of wild places and beings to ignite a desire to protect our vital and spellbinding natural world.

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  • Why Attend
    • Rest and renew by slowing down and pausing in nature in a way that reduces the stress of daily life and awakens creativity, curiosity, trust, and well-being. <br />

    • Immerse yourself in a primary language that predates modern society and plug directly into your body's essential vitality, spontaneity, resilience, and knowing.

    • Enjoy a screening of Sylvie’s award-winning film <i>Love Thy Nature</i>, narrated by Liam Neeson.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Things to Wear

    Comfortable walking 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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