Shasta Nelson: Frientimacy at 1440 Multiversity

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Creating the Female Friendships that Matter

August 31 - September 2, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$300 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Nearly 75 percent of us are dissatisfied with our friendships. But that isn’t because of any lack in people skills, not being likable enough, or not getting enough interaction. It’s because too many relationships lack “frientimacy”—the friendship intimacy—that we really yearn for.

We don’t need more friends or more socializing—we need more safety, support, laughter, and real connection.  This workshop will teach you what healthy friendship looks like, how to evaluate relationships, and exactly what it takes to deepen any bond.

This interactive and engaging program is based on friendship expert Shasta Nelson’s work, Friendships Don’t Just Happen! and Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness.Through guided experience, lecture, and self-reflection, you will:

  • Discover the health benefits of connectedness
  • Practice the five circles of connectedness and learn the different types of friendship
  • Explore the four common imbalances and your specific friendship needs
  • Apply the three requirements, and learn how to nurture, grow, fix, or end a friendship.

Leave this weekend knowing exactly how to begin better friendships, deepen the ones you have, and repair any relationship in your life.

Women Only

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  • Faculty Bio
    Shasta Nelson, MDiv

    Author, founder of

    Shasta Nelson is a leading expert on friendship and a featured speaker, writer, and facilitator across the United States and Canada. She is founder of, a tribe of women committed to creating more friendship worldwide, and teaches monthly friendship skill-building classes at The Friendship University.

    Chosen by Facebook to be the spokesperson and friendship expert for Friends Day 2018, Shasta is a frequent contributor to the media and has been featured on Katie Couric’s show, Katie, and The Today Show, and in magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Good Housekeeping, Health, Cosmopolitan, and Forbes. Her TEDx talk, “Frientimacy: The 3 Requirements of All Healthy Friendships,” continues to inspire relationships everywhere.

    Spirited and soulful advice for strong friendships can be found in her books Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness and Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends. Shasta’s forthcoming book focuses on friendships in the workplace for both men and women.

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  • Why Attend
    • Gain insights for having deep, fun, and authentic friendships that will positively contribute to your well-being and allow you to show up as your best self.

    • Master the know-how to find rapport and interconnection with anyone-from coworkers to family members.

    • Connect with other amazing people who value healthy relationships in their lives.

  • Things to Know/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] 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
    4:45 – 5:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation
    5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table
    6:45 – 7:15 pm 1440 Guest Welcome Session (optional)
    7:30 – 9:00 pm Program Session
    6:30 – 7:45 am Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation 7:00 – 8:30 am
    7:00 – 9 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table
    Breakfast at Kitchen
    9am – 11:30 am Morning Program Session
    11:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch at Kitchen
    2pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon Program Session
    4:45 – 5:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation
    5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table
    7:30 – 9:00 pm Optional Events

    Closing Day
    6:45am – 7:45 am Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation
    7:00am – 9 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table
    9am – 11:30am Morning Program Session
    12:00pm NOON Checkout Time/store luggage in lobby
    11:30am – 1:30 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table-
    Afternoon session 2-4pm
    Departure day lunch is included in your stay.


    Women Only

    Special Details

    Dinner is not included on Sunday September 2 2018

  • 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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