The Internet connects us—and sometimes overwhelms us. Yet the most important technology is within us—our brain, body, and consciousness. By tapping these inner resources, we can become better listeners, communicators, and problem solvers. We can reset our connections and live a more conscious life.
One of the great revelations of our time is that we do not need to withdraw from the outer world in order to create a peaceful space in our inner world; we can have successful careers, loving families, and active lives while incorporating practices that keep us connected to the natural intelligence within.
In this weekend retreat, Mirabai Bush and Gopi Kallayil will lead you through a fun, interactive and experiential program that will allow you to learn these tools and take them back into your lives.
Mirabai who is the co-founder of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society is co-creator of the celebrated Search Inside Yourself program at Google – a mindfulness program that is the most popular training program at Google. Gopi is a long time Google executive who was in the pilot program of Search Inside Yourself and is also the founder of the Yoglers worldwide yoga program at Google.
In this course you will learn:
- Contemplative practices for increasing clarity, focus, and compassion in your working and personal life
- Emotional intelligence and mindfulness skills for the workplace to enhance mental fitness, reduce stress responses, and improve communication
- How top companies bring mindfulness, yoga, and emotional intelligence into the workplace and the formula for you to do the same.
- Everyday practices that you can incorporate into your life such as yoga,sitting meditation,journaling, active listening, mindful eating, restful sleep, and moving meditation
Through this exploration, you will discover that you can recover from adversity more easily, create new possibilities, and lead organizations to flourish.
Tune into your inner technology and bring empowered connection into everything you do.
Educator and mindfulness trainer for organizations
Mirabai Bush is cofounder and former executive director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage contemplative awareness in American life in order to create a more just, compassionate, and reflective society.
She has designed and led mindfulness trainings for corporations such as Hearst and Google and developed programs in contemplative practice for journalists, lawyers and judges, higher-education faculty, environmental leaders, social-justice activists, and the army.
She studied with many contemplative teachers, including Neem Karoli Baba, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, Kanai Sensei, and others. She is a coauthor, with Ram Dass, of Compassion in Action; author of the CD and e-book Working with Mindfulness; editor of Contemplation Nation: How Ancient Practices Are Changing the Way We Live; and, most recently, coauthor of Contemplative Practices in Higher Education.View Bio PageGopi Kallayil, MBA
Chief Evangelist for Google Brand Marketing
Gopi Kallayil is Chief Evangelist for Brand Marketing at Google, helping grow customer brands through digital marketing.
Before joining Google, Gopi was on the management team of two Silicon Valley venture-funded startups. He has also led information-technology projects for global corporations in India, China, and the United States.
Gopi earned his bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India and received MBAs from the Indian Institute of Management and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
An avid yoga practitioner, triathlete, and global traveler, as well as a Burning Man devotee, he has spoken at TEDx, Renaissance Weekend, the World Peace Festival, and Wisdom 2.0.
He is host of Change Makers, a public-access TV show in which he interviews people who are making a change, making a difference, and making an impact. He is also author of The Internet to the Inner-net.View Bio Page
Enhance your connection to your most creative and lucid ideas; align your life with your deepest values; maintain equilibrium while managing a full schedule; and find positive solutions to challenges as they arise.
Incorporate mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills into all aspects of your life.
Create more success, happiness, and ease in all aspects of your life through practical skills that increase your resilience, self-awareness, and overall happiness and well-being.
Learn simple, easy to learn tips and techniques that you can incorporate into your life the same weekend.
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The Internet to the Inner-Net, Gopi Kallayil
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.
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.