You’ve heard it before: the one constant in our lives is change. How we navigate it has a direct impact on the degree of well-being, purpose, and satisfaction we experience in our day-to-day.
In this illuminating workshop, mindful leadership expert Phillip Moffitt and change strategist Jennifer Ward share principles about the nature of change in human lives. With a focus on the specific challenges and opportunities that arise in our 40s and 50s, this weekend of discussion, dynamic inquiry, specialized self-assessments, and time-tested mindfulness practices will help you:
- Gain clarity about your current situation and discover which areas of your life need attention
- See your own strengths and challenges in dealing with change and begin to strategize next steps
- Recognize habits of mind that undermine you and learn practices to disengage from their influence
- Identify your values and intentions so you have a basis for making wise decisions.
Full of opportunities for individualized guidance from Phillip and Jennifer, this workshop will leave you with oars, a map, and a compass: everything you need to stay balanced, grounded, and true to your course no matter what the seas of change float your way.
Mindful and authentic living and leadership expert
Phillip Moffitt occupies a unique position in the world of mindful living and leadership. With the astute business acumen honed during his years as a media entrepreneur, combined with the wisdom cultivated during 30 years as a vipassana meditation practitioner and teacher, Phillip brings unparalleled insights and strategic vision to those seeking to lead authentic, purposeful lives.
Phillip was editor in chief and CEO of Esquire magazine and led the successful turnaround of the magazine in the 1980s. After he left his publishing enterprise, he devoted himself to studying and practicing Theravada Buddhism and is now a nationally known teacher of mindfulness meditation, serving as co-guiding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
He is also the president and founder of Life Balance Institute, where he trains individuals and groups in the principles of values-based leadership and living, as well as how to skillfully make major life transitions. He has worked with individuals and groups from both the profit and nonprofit sectors including Google, Pixar, Ford Foundation, and Esalen Institute. He has written for numerous magazines, including Yoga Journal, Shambhala Sun, and Body + Soul. His books include Dancing with Life and Emotional Chaos to Clarity.View Bio PageJennifer Ward
Change and transition strategist, meditation practitioner
Jennifer Ward is a change and transition strategist at Life Balance Institute in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with individuals and groups focusing on how to skillfully navigate major life changes and maintain a sense of well-being through times of challenge.
A longtime meditation practitioner, Jennifer has been training with Phillip Moffitt since 2010. In addition to teaching mindfulness practices for daily life, she concentrates on helping people to develop new relationships with their inner wounds and move beyond self-limiting patterns into fuller and more authentic expressions of who they are.
Prior to joining Life Balance Institute, Jennifer was a book publishing executive in San Francisco and New York.View Bio Page
Expect a weekend full of dynamic inquiry and the opportunity to learn essential life skills for meeting your changes and transitions with authenticity, confidence, and clarity. <br />
If you are considering a big change, or are in one now, or are still feeling the effects of a past change, this workshop will give you the personal understanding and tools to set a well-considered course for the next phase of your life.
Change naturally brings up concerns, fears, and questions that can lead to confusion, lack of motivation, or poor decisions. In this workshop, you will learn skills and strategies to effectively respond to the challenges of change. <br />
Things to Know/Schedule
Opening Session Friday: 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 12:00 pm; 2 – 4:30 pm;
Saturday Evening Session 7:30 – 9:30 pm;
Sunday: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Special Interest to
People in their 40s and 50s
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.
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.