Valerie Sheppard: This Is How You Soar! at 1440 Multiversity

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This Is How You Soar!

Creating Transcendence in Everyday Life

June 13 - 16, 2019

Thursday - Sunday, 3 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

Does life ever cause you stress, worry, or anxiety? How do you rise above to experience peace, ease, happiness, and fulfillment—no matter what’s going on around you?

Join self-mastery expert Valerie Sheppard for a transformative retreat based on her award-winning international best seller Living Happy to Be ME!: Dancing Your Soul Lightstyle©. Through contemplative self-inquiry, facilitated group sharing, and experiential components featuring guided meditations, movement, laughter, and more, you will:

  • Deepen your understanding of what you are and how the world works so you can express your full power and claim your full potential
  • Strengthen your personal leadership practices and tools to create the kind of life you most want to live
  • Improve authenticity and interpersonal/business communication
  • Reduce fear and stress, and manage the ups and downs of life with more courage, confidence, and inner peace.

You’ll go home with practical, actionable tools to keep your personal transformation evolving for years to come.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Valerie Sheppard

    Self-mastery and transformation expert, speaker, coach

    Valerie Sheppard, aka the Sherpa of Happiness, is a self-mastery expert, founding member of the Evolutionary Business Council, and founder and chief executive officer of The Heart of Living Vibrantly Center for Mindfulness and Self-Mastery.Her passion is helping people de-stress and meet life’s ups and downs with more courage, confidence, inner peace, and happiness.

    She uses the principles and practices in her award-winning, number-one international best seller, Living Happy to Be ME!: Dancing Your Soul Lightstyle©, as the centerpiece of her transformational work. Her program includes a college-level curriculum that is getting rave reviews at the University of California, Irvine.

    A certified Sacred Contracts coach, she has been trained in compassionate communication, spiritual direction, and HeartMath. As a professional improv comedian, Valerie’s specialty is finding ways to keep transformational work light, and she often incorporates improv tips and games along with Laughter Yoga into her workshops and keynote addresses.

    Valerie appeared on the cover of My Authentic Life Magazine and has been published in the award-winning 11:11 Magazine. She has also been an expert guest on numerous radio shows and tele-summits, including a recent appearance on BronxNet television.

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  • Why Attend
    • Strengthen self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-care, and self-love so you are a more grounded, connected, and powerful leader of your life.

    • Learn new ways to release limiting beliefs and behaviors that are self-sabotaging anchors holding you down.

    • Improve discernment and empowered decision-making so you feel more confident through life’s ups and downs.

    • Learn to overcome life's obstacles with courage, confidence, and grace.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Thursday, June 13
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Dinner
    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Program Session

    Friday, June 14
    7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Embodied Movement or Meditation Class
    7:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast
    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Program Session
    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Program Session
    5:00 PM- 6:15 PM:Embodied Movement or Meditation Class
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Dinner

    Saturday, June 15
    7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Embodied Movement or Meditation Class
    7:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast
    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Program Session
    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Program Session
    5:00 PM- 6:15 PM:Embodied Movement or Meditation Class
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Dinner
    7:30 PM – 9 PM: Evening Session

    Sunday, June 16
    7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Embodied Movement or Meditation Class
    7:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast
    9:00 AM – 11AM: Program Session
    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch
    12PM: Check out


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Special Detail

    All-inclusive program package includes a signed copy of multi-award-winning, #1 international best-seller “Living Happy to Be ME!©

  • 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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