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Mindvalley U: The Future Of Community, Education & Personal Growth

by Cheyenne Diaz December 15, 2017

Since we’ve launched Mindvalley U. in 2017, we’ve spent another year reimagining education, personal growth, and community. We think it’s a good time to look back at the amazing experiences our community had.

From making life-long friends at ridiculously fun parties to undergoing radical transformations at workshops to giving back to the community, Mindvalley events are the experience of a lifetime.

In 2017, our list did not only include A-fest in Ibiza in May, A-fest in Montego Bay in November, and Mindvalley Reunion 2017 in San Diego but also a big newcomer to the family: Mindvalley U – a re-imagining of college, campus, curriculum and community for a new age. A pop-up college that will happen in a different city each year somewhere on our beautiful planet for one entire month.

Mindvalley U is, like all our experiences, for the skills or regular education system ignored. Entrepreneurship, leadership, public speaking, personal growth, health and wellness, happiness, love, parenting and mindfulness. And much much more.

Here’s what happened there, and what you can expect to happen at our next Mindvalley U in Tallinn, Estonia this June 28th – July 22nd, 2018.

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The first ever Mindvalley U took place in Barcelona in June 2017. And of course, some members of the Mindvalley family arrived first. The co-founder, Kristina Mänd-Lakhiani (on the far left), and our events team flew over to Barcelona after Mindvalley A-Fest Ibiza 2017 to set up the festivities and welcome Mindvalley U students.

Both Mindvalley Reunion and Mindvalley U are completely kid-friendly.


Many parents in our community decided to bring their children with them for the month-long event and take advantage of our children’s programs. A very good friend of Lisa Nichols, JB Owen (pic above), had been traveling with kids for 6 months on the road. She decided to make one last stop and bring her family to Barcelona while she assisted with some of the workshop sessions.

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Parents brought their kids with them to the parties. In this picture: Vishen’s kid, Eve, making friends with baby Henry at the opening beach party in Barcelona.

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When not at beautiful beaches or spectacular parties, students enjoyed the many amazing workshops we had throughout the month in Barcelona.

Transformational speaker and contributor to The SecretLisa Nichols, led one of the most powerful workshops on becoming non-negotiable about everything you love.

Many students told us and wrote to us about the major insights they had in her workshop that they’ve been able to take into their lives.

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In fact, many of her students didn’t want to let her go after the workshop! They loved her so much that they continued the workshop outside with Lisa.

People from 10 different countries and cultures came to laugh, love and learn together.

And you’re in for some more awakening during this Bonus Event on February 23, 2018, as Neale Donald Walsch will run a personal renewed workshop titled Accelerating Your Spiritual Evolution.

So get ready to go profound and deep into thoughts of personal evolution by understanding who and what human beings really are, and how that cognition may manifest in your personal and collective experience.

The main event includes authors like Emily Fletcher, Rev. Michael Beckwith, and Jim Kwik, who wow-ed us and our audience with his Superbrain Quest launch on Mindvalley last December which instantly became the bestselling Quest of 2017!

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In addition to our transformational workshops, we always throw parties, so we can bring people from over 50 countries together to celebrate life and connection.

And at Mindvalley U. 2018, you’ll have more opportunities than ever before to create life-long bonds.

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And our parties aren’t for students alone…

Our extraordinary authors and special guests all come out to mingle and enjoy the party. As you can tell from the picture above, both celebrity hypnotherapist Marisa Peer and her partner love having dinners with students too.

Here, authors Lisa Nichols and Marisa Peer are having a blast together with friends and students at the opening party of Mindvalley U 2017.

The founder of our WildFit program and Business Freedom Speaking Academy, Eric Edmeades, chose to only work with small intimate groups during Mindvalley U, so that he could give his full attention to each participant. And after his seminars, many attendees approached him and ended up having deep conversations with him.

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Eric will be speaking at Mindvalley Reunion 2018 on his life-changing discoveries on health and nutrition in his talk covering: “Why we are so sick and tired of being sick and tired?”

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We’ve always heard that the modern education system has failed people… So we always make sure that our workshops cover the areas you need to master in order to have a fulfilling and successful life.

Past events have included topics such as leadership, public speaking, business, health & fitness, meditation, parenting and entrepreneurship. At Mindvalley U, students brought their notepads and journals along so that they could take notes and refer back to their insights later.

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But it’s not just about studying… It’s also about networking.

Mindvalley workshops are a great way to meet people who have similar goals and diverse backgrounds. In Barcelona, students introduced themselves to other students, offering insights, asking questions and working together. Some left Mindvalley U with new job offers, new ideas and renewed motivation. And everyone experienced significant transformations, without exceptions.

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People formed connections and friendships that they took outside of the workshops and into the streets of Barcelona. Students organized dinners, found new traveling and business partners, and created life-long friends.

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On our famous Give Back Day, Mindvalley U students went into town to offer small acts of kindness to strangers. And even kids participated!

Volunteers put sticky notes with compliments like, “You’re a beautiful person” and “You have the power to inspire.”

Kids put on a dance show for the crowds of Barcelona, while other volunteers allowed people to write supportive and beautiful phrases on their bodies.

At the end of the day, the volunteers came together under this flag, which represents how every individual, culture and country is connected.

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Parents loved the workshops, kids programs and activities we offer at our events… There was no age limit to be part of Mindvalley U, and there’s no age limit to be part of Mindvalley Reunion either.

Everyone is invited!

And, of course, it would not be a true Mindvalley event unless there’s lots of time to enjoy, relax and socialize…

After days of learnings and insights, people are always up for a chance to party with like-minded souls. Not just because it’s fun, but also because they get to meet other amazing people from the Mindvalley community.

And more often than not people who connect, later come up with amazing businesses, ideas, and initiatives together.

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Are you ready to make epic friends, enjoy some incredible workshops and amazing parties, and receive mind-boggling insights?

We’d love to hear what you’re looking forward to most.

by Cheyenne Diaz
Cheyenne Diaz is a Mindvalley Writer, who always gets creative inspiration when she takes hikes through her favorite place in the world, Big Sur, California. As a multiethnic American, she grew up learning and loving other cultures. She’s a passionate supporter of appreciating the beauty of the world through travel, food and art.

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