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The Not So Big Life

Uncovering Your True Self

May 18 - 20, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$350 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

Registration Closed

Program Description

Have you ever wondered if there’s more to life than meets the eye or felt like you’re missing out on something big? What if you could see everything you experience as spiritual nourishment that’s here to teach you more about yourself?

Sarah Susanka, FAIA, best-selling author of The Not So Big Life, offers a weekend workshop to help you identify what’s in the way of living your full potential—right here, right now. Discover how to inhabit your life completely by listening to what your heart already knows. Come away with greater meaning and a sense of being at home in your life.

Practice meditation, inquiry in presence, discussion, and simple habit-changing exercises that will help you see each experience in your life as the fuel for transformation.

Note: For fans of Sarah’s The Not So Big House series, it should be noted that the Not So Big Life workshop covers different subject matter altogether, and will not be helpful in designing your home.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Sarah Susanka, FAIA

    Life-design visionary, architect, creator of the Not So Big series

    Sarah Susanka is an inspirational public speaker, spiritual teacher, acclaimed architect, and best-selling author of the nine-book Not So Big series. She describes herself first and foremost as a student of life, and has used her professional and life experience as the food for her own spiritual journey.

    Sarah is a public face for the esoteric Humans In Training Institute, focused on awakening the shared root teachings of many of the great spiritual traditions. Sarah’s The Not So Big House series has helped well over a million readers understand that the sense of “home” they are seeking has almost nothing to do with quantity, and everything to do with quality.

    In The Not So Big Life, Sarah explains that the same principles apply to how we live our lives. Her other books include The Not So Big House, Home By Design, and More Not So Big Solutions for Your Home.

    Sarah has been honored with the Anne Morrow Lindbergh Award for outstanding individual achievement and was named to Builder magazine’s list of Innovators who have shaped the home building industry over the past 30 years. She regularly appears in the media and has been featured on Oprah & Friends, The Diane Rehm Show, in Newsweek, Fast Company, and more.

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  • Why Attend
    • Find time in a too busy life

    • Understand how you've created the idea of “you”

    • Experience everything that happens as a reflection to help you see yourself more clearly

    • See through habitual patterns, and emotional reactions that no longer serve you

    • Relax into life as a human “being” instead of a human “doing”

  • 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

    Daily

    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.

     

    Special Details

    For fans of Sarah’s Not So Big House series, it should be noted that The Not So Big Life workshop covers different subject matter altogether, and will not be helpful in designing your home.

  • 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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