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Comedy Improv for Freedom

The Healing Power of Laughter

November 26 - December 1, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$375 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

Registration Closed

Program Description

Can comedy save you and the world? Quite possibly! You’ll be amazed that something so fun can be so good for you. When the going gets tough, sometimes the best medicine is not taking things too seriously.

This incredibly fun workshop will soothe your spirit in these trying times and give you a boost of much needed lightheartedness. Guided by comedy improv pro Jacqueline Kabat, you will explore the basic principles of improvisational comedy and tap into your personal potential.

Working together as a group in order to minimize any stage fright, you will learn:

  • How to use comedy as a vehicle for personal transformation, personal growth, and a lighter way of looking at the world
  • The basic tenets and techniques of improv
  • To get comfortable performing in front of others, getting on a stage, and dealing with the fear of failure that stands in the way of your achieving your goals.

By applying the fundamental lesson of improv—being present and open to whatever happens—you will increase your confidence, improve your relationship skills, and learn to creatively deal with a world of uncertainty and change.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Jacqueline Kabat

    Comedian and improv expert

    Jacqueline Kabat has been involved in all aspects of stand-up comedy, comedy improvisation, and sketch writing since 1997.

    She has studied with former Saturday Night Live funny woman Amy Poehler and Sex in the City‘s Mario Cantone. Jacqueline has performed at popular New York clubs like Gotham Comedy Club and Caroline’s on Broadway, and with the improv troupe Rash Behaviour, whose sketches received honorable mentions at the New York Independent Film Festival. Jacqueline has also written for Time Out New York.

    She currently teaches comedy improv at Fortune 500 corporations, medical centers, retreat centers, and high-end destination spas around the country and in Mexico. She has taught to a number of companies, including Bank of America, Procter & Gamble, Macy’s, Intuit, Southwest Airlines, eBay, and McGraw Hill. Jacqueline has also taught at the Deepak Chopra Center, Esalen Institute, Mount Madonna Center, and Omega Institute.

    Jacqueline’s passion is building and being part of creative, compassionate, and conscious communities. Her philosophy is: creativity + nature + a supportive authentic community = magic.


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  • Why Attend
    • Whether you've have had a tough year and want to end it on a light note or you want to aim high for the coming year, improv practices are applicable to all areas of your life.

    • <p class="FreeFormAA"><span style="font-family: Cambria;">Discover and embrace the healing power of laughter, which research has proven to have a number of health benefits.</span></p>

    • <p class="FreeFormAA"><span style="font-family: Cambria;">Overcome insecurities around being funny, and practice expressing your full capacity.</span></p>

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Things To Bring

    Your sense of humor

    What to Wear

    Comfortable, loose clothing

  • 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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