Katherine Woodward Thomas|David Kessler|Paul Denniston: From Heartache to Wholeness at 1440 Multiversity

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From Heartache to Wholeness

The Blueprint to Hope, Healing, and Happiness after Heartbreak

May 18 - 20, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$375 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Romantic love can appear to come with the promise that it will last, and that you will never again be left lonely, lost, or afraid.

When those promises are broken, the pain can be unbearable.

Are you ready to turn a painful breakup into an astonishing breakthrough?

Join us for a life-affirming weekend with Katherine Woodward Thomas, creator of Conscious Uncoupling, and David Kessler, coauthor of You Can Heal Your Heart, for a full mind-body-spirit experience to liberate you from heartache and use your breakup, betrayal, or divorce to empower you.

This carefully designed workshop will help you:

  • Have a loving experience of grief
  • Shift your perspective from one of resentment and personal failure to one of opportunity and personal power
  • Recognize emotional pain in the body—using yoga to release and heal emotional wounds
  • Evolve beyond your old painful patterns in love, so you can move forward with hope, healing, and happiness after heartbreak.

By harnessing your pain as a catalyst for a wholehearted awakening, you will smile, laugh, and love again—discover how to restore your heart to wholeness.

As part of the workshop, Paul Denniston will teach sessions on Grief Yoga for healing heartbreak. Those feelings of sadness, anger and pain often get stuck in our body. He will help teach yoga that even beginners can do to release those feelings for greater peace and happiness.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Katherine Woodward Thomas, MA, MFT

    Author, therapist, and originator of Conscious Uncoupling

    Katherine Woodward Thomas, MA, MFT is the author of the New York Times best seller Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After and the national best seller, Calling in “The One”: 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and teacher to thousands around the world in her virtual and in-person learning communities.

    Katherine is the originator of the Conscious Uncoupling process made famous by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, as well as creator of the Calling in “The One”: 49 Days to Love online course. Katherine has trained and credentialed hundreds of people as certified Conscious Uncoupling coaches and as certified Calling in “The One” coaches.

     Katherine has had the honor of being interviewed by Maria Shriver on her famous Architects of Change series. Katherine’s life-affirming and highly transformative teachings have also been featured on the Today show as well as in The New York Times, Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The London Times, People magazine, Women’s Health, and other media outlets throughout the world.

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    David Kessler

    David Kessler is one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life.

    David is the author of five bestselling books, including the newly released You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After Breakup, Divorce or Death, with Louise Hay. He co-authored two bestsellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons. His first book, The Needs of the Dying, a #1 best-selling hospice book, received praise from Mother Teresa.

    David’s services have been used by Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Marianne Williamson when their loved ones faced life-challenging illnesses. He also worked with late actors Anthony Perkins and Michael Landon. David’s work has been featured on CNN, NBC, Fox, PBS, and The Dr Oz Show. David is a contributing writer for Oprah.com, Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com, Anderson Cooper 360 and The Huffington Post.

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    Paul Denniston, RYT 500

    Paul Denniston is the developer of Grief Yoga, which uses grief as fuel for healing and combines many forms of yoga to help release sadness and anger and bring people to greater peace and happiness.

    Paul dedicated himself to studying grief with some of the top leaders on loss, including David Kessler, William Worden, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, and Peter Levine. He also worked and studied with yoga masters Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and Seane Corn. Paul has taught the techniques and exercises of Grief Yoga to more than 4,000 therapists, counselors, and health-care professionals to use with their patients in the United States, England, and Australia.

    Paul has volunteered with one of the largest hospices in Los Angeles, offering Heart Touch massage to the dying. He also taught movement at the Stella Adler Academy in Hollywood and currently teaches at CorePower Yoga in Los Angeles.



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  • Why Attend
    • Master practices to strengthen your resilience in the face of heartache, betrayal, and loss.

    • Confront uncomfortable feelings of grief and resentment so you can move forward and love again.

    • Take a mind-body-spirit approach to dealing with pain so that your healing is holistic and long-term.

    • Study with three experts on love and loss.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program 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

    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


    6:45 – 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 – 12 pm 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 – 11:00 am Morning Program Session

    12:00pm NOON Checkout Time

    11:30am – 1:30 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table—

    Departure day lunch is included in your stay.



    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

  • 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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