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Navigating the Storm

Finding Peace and Purpose in Uncertain Times

February 2 - 4, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$425 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Find peace and purpose in uncertain times and gain powerful tools to navigate in uncharted territory. This is a special opportunity to spend the weekend with renowned life coach Martha Beck PhD. Through her engaging lectures, anecdotes, and experiential exercises, you will learn to live authentically, release negative behavior patterns, go deeper into yourself, and discover and experience a never-ending source of comfort and compassion.

Whether you feel stuck in some aspect of your life and are seeking expert guidance for taking a big leap, or you are looking for ways to feel happier, less stressed, and more fulfilled in life as you know it, this weekend will give you the courage to discover and take the next steps.

In this self-empowering weekend, you will:

  • Learn to drop away from the “tameness” of socialization that has been holding you back from living freely and authentically
  • Find your own “wild self” that has always been guiding you toward your optimal life path
  • Tap into limitless resources of power, creativity, peace, purpose, and joy
  • Use your wild mind—in real time—to invent creative, often unprecedented solutions to the practical problems in your current life situation and in the world at large.

You will return home with new peace, purpose, and practices to carry the skills you experienced in this program into every aspect of your life.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Martha Beck, PhD

    Best-known life coach in America

    Martha Beck grew up wanting to be an ecologist or a professor. However, after bearing three children while acquiring three Harvard degrees, Martha decided she’d rather just lie down for a few decades.

    During that time she became an author and life coach. Her books include, Expecting Adam, Leaving the Saints, Finding Your Own North Star, The Joy Diet, Steering by Starlight, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World, and her brand-new book, Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening.

    Martha has been a columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine since its inception in 2001 and has been a contributing editor for several popular magazines, including Real Simple and Redbook.

    Martha continues to speak around the world as well as offer virtual classes and in-person workshops a few times a year, primarily at her ranch on the Central Coast of California, where she lives with her partner, Karen, and her son, Adam.


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  • Why Attend
    • <div data-canvas-width="412.9773221261554"><br /> <br /> Clear the blocks that keep you from accessing your essential self that is far more sophisticated, intelligent, and beautiful than anything we could dream up.<br /> <br /> </div>

    • Spend a life-affirming and transformative weekend coming into your best self and your life purpose.

    • Gain rare and precious skills for clarity, constancy, and confidence that become more and more valuable as you navigate an uncertain future.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

    Friday evening:

    The initial session will help students relax into the environment of Multiversity and gain a sense of peaceful separation from the pressures of their everyday lives. As the evening continues, the discussion and exercises will help them become more aware of areas in which socialization and/or trauma are influencing their choices. Clearly noticing these inner dynamics will help them begin to identify their authentic preferences and desires.

    Saturday morning:

    The morning session will pick up where the evening session left off, with concepts and exercises designed to give students clearer, more immediate access to their “sense of truth.” This will bring up a stronger desire to live authentically and a vision of what each student might achieve given unlimited freedom—and also an awareness of the psychological and social pressures that may be keeping them from making authentic choices.

    Saturday afternoon:

    Building on the morning session, the afternoon will focus on finding reserves of peace and strength to help students break away from inauthentic choices and live the lives they truly desire. Martha will coach some individuals through potentially difficult situations they may encounter as they begin to make the changes necessary for their happiness and fulfillment.

    Sunday morning:

    Sunday will be devoted almost entirely to questions, answers, and coaching. Students will receive additional tools to help them break free from limiting patterns and build lives of joy and integrity. Martha’s work with individuals will help the other students see, in real time, how they can find the truth within themselves and begin expressing it in every area of their lives (which happens to be the key to wellbeing).


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

  • 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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