Bob Stahl: Mindfulness Meditation as Medicine at 1440 Multiversity

The Practice at 1440: Design-Your-Own Yoga Retreat, Jan 17–20.


Mindfulness Meditation as Medicine

Cultivate Healthy Living and Personal Well-Being  

March 1 - 3, 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

Experience deep renewal and develop your potential to live with clarity and ease. Mindfulness meditation is scientifically proven to reduce stress, decrease chronic pain, and create a greater sense of well-being.

Essentially the practice of cultivating present-moment awareness, mindfulness programs are now found in healthcare, education, business, and government in the United States and throughout the world. Why? Because mindfulness works.

Embrace the unique opportunity to learn from Bob Stahl, a senior teacher at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, where the original Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program was developed.

During this weekend retreat, you will experience mindfulness meditation as a way to access powerful inner resources for health and vitality. In this highly experiential setting, you will learn:

  • Key teachings and practices of MBSR to immediately use in your life
  • Lifelong tools to maximize your well-being and reduce stress and discomfort
  • More effective coping strategies to deal with challenges, no matter how difficult they seem.

The workshop will include presentations, practice, discussion, and inquiry in both small and large groups. MBSR practitioners report many lasting benefits, including decreases in chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as enhanced self-awareness, acceptance, concentration, and creativity. Come discover this life-changing practice.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Bob Stahl, PhD

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher

    Bob Stahl has founded eight Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently directs MBSR programs at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, California, El Camino Hospital at both the Mountain View and Los Gatos campuses, and Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Gatos.
    A longtime practitioner of insight meditation, Dr. Stahl lived in a Theravada Buddhist forest monastery for more than eight years and is now the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz, as well as a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock. He conducts mindfulness-meditation retreats and workshops for many people as well as for healthcare professionals, corporations, and educational institutions, and has extensive experience working with individuals facing physical disabilities, chronic pain, life-threatening illnesses, and stress-related conditions.
    Dr. Stahl serves as a senior teacher for the Oasis Institute, which offers mindfulness-based professional education and innovation at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
    He is coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living with Your Heart Wide Open, Calming the Rush of Panic, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, and MBSR Every Day.

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  • Why Attend
    • Enhance your physical and mental well-being, creating the energy and vitality to thrive in your life.

    • Experience a lasting reduction in pain, stress, and other challenges to living the life you desire.

    • Master simple, practical, scientifically proven tools for healthy living that don’t require a whole new belief system.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    Experience Level

    None required.


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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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