All forms of suffering are logical cries from your body, soul, and subconscious mind asking you to finally love, value, forgive, and be true to yourself in the present. Join international best-selling author Blake D. Bauer for a retreat based on his book, You Were Not Born to Suffer, which has helped tens of thousands of people around the world find lasting solutions that conventional medicine, psychiatry, or religion could not offer.
Learn why depression, addiction, physical illness, unfulfilling work, and relationship problems are caused by years of hiding your true emotions, denying your life purpose, and living in fear.
Through mindfulness meditation and qigong healing exercises, you will learn to unlock the stuck energy, blood, and emotions that are keeping you unhappy, sick, or trapped. In a supported environment where you are safe to be yourself, you will explore:
- How to create a healthy relationship to yourself based on deep self-worth, self-acceptance, and self-respect
- Skills to transform the mental and emotional root causes of depression, anxiety, insecurity, guilt, shame, and physical illness
- How to stop blaming or punishing yourself and forgive yourself and others
- Techniques for cultivating deep self-esteem and confidence so you can stop judging, criticizing, and making yourself wrong
- Practical ways to express unconditional love for yourself so you can enjoy your life without regret and without feeling guilty for wanting to be happy and healthy.
Alternative health practitioner and qigong teacher
Blake D. Bauer is the author of the international best seller You Were Not Born to Suffer: Overcome Fear, Insecurity and Depression and Love Yourself Back to Happiness, Confidence and Peace. He is a sought-after teacher with an extensive background in psychology, alternative medicine, nutrition, traditional healing, and mindfulness meditation.
Blake draws on his personal experience of overcoming deep suffering, addiction, and adversity, combined with his professional success with thousands of people worldwide, to integrate the most effective approaches to optimal mental, emotional, and physical health. His pioneering work centers on learning how to love yourself practically and unconditionally as the key to healing yourself, fulfilling your life’s purpose, unlocking your capacity to love others, and realizing your full potential.
Blake’s formal education includes traditional Chinese medicine, five-element Chinese medicine, nutritional medicine, herbal healing, psychology, past life regression therapy/hypnosis, and other forms of alternative medicine.
Considered by many to be a modern meditation and qigong master, Blake also teaches various forms of mindfulness, meditation, qigong, qigong energy medicine, and dao yin (a health and longevity yoga).
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Blake now spends his time between the United States, the UK, and Australia.
Free yourself from destructive thoughts, habits, and situations to live a healthier, more fulfilling life.
Train your mind to transform negative thinking and limiting beliefs, and start thinking in healthy, liberating ways.
Revitalize your physical body, immunity, and health by overcoming self-doubt and learning to trust yourself deeply.
Empower yourself to address your fears, heal old pain, and courageously move forward with clarity and trust.
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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.
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.