Linda Bender: Healing in Nature at 1440 Multiversity

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Healing in Nature

The Natural World as a Path to Personal Healing and Collective Transformation

June 21 - 23, 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

Living in the world today is complicated—chaos, anxiety, and fear bombard us constantly. Nature offers us a rich solution for navigating through it all—a brilliant path leading us beyond the circumstances of the moment, beyond stress and worry, and into the truth of who we really are.

Join renowned animal advocate Linda Bender, DVM, for an experiential workshop on techniques for opening your heart and mind through the natural world. You will:

  • Explore nature as a direct path beyond your mind to experience personal and collective transformation and spiritual awakening
  • Experience the natural world and its power to reawaken the truth of who we are and have always been
  • Access deep levels of ancient wisdom in nature
  • Amplify intuitive skills, cultivate spiritual practices within nature, and experience nature as a direct path to the fullest experience of being alive.

Discover how nature offers us a powerful therapy in an age of chaos. Nature heals us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. You’ll go home empowered to show up as a conscious activist in the world, feeling more connected with everything around you to serve the greater good.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Linda Bender, DVM

    Veterinarian, animal advocate, spiritual teacher

    Dr. Linda Bender holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine. A gifted healer, and spiritual teacher, she is an internationally renowned animal advocate and speaker. Dr. Bender is the author of the award-winning Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals.

    Dr. Bender lectures around the world advocating for animals and the conservation of habitats. Her globe-spanning career amid endangered and domesticated animals has included rescue, rehabilitation, and protection of wildlife. She also works with local communities in Asia and Africa to promote anti-poaching initiatives and helps to develop treatment protocols and educational programs.

    Dr. Bender is a certified meditation teacher and grief counselor and started one of the first pet therapy programs in Cincinnati as part of their state mental health program. She is also the cofounder of the nonprofit From the Heart. Her work has been endorsed by Dr. Jane Goodall, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Deepak Chopra, and many others.

    Linda Bender’s love of the natural world began in her childhood backyard. A lifelong animal whisperer, healer, and advocate, Dr. Bender combines her scientific training with the wisdom of a mystic.

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  • Why Attend
    • Reawaken your direct connection with our greatest teachers—nature and animals.

    • When you silently tune into the frequency of nature, infinite intelligence whispers to you in a language beyond words. All you need to do is listen!

    • Embrace Dr. Bender’s philosophy: “There is a sacred, collective memory, a deep wisdom that the natural world invites us to experience. When you align yourself to her consciousness, the secrets of the universe unfold and we are forever transformed.”

    • Immerse yourself in the sacred presence of nature and experience the infinite intelligence and profound love awareness that heals, empowers, and transforms us.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

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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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