Welcome to The Art of Living Retreat Center

Start the day with a fresh vegetarian breakfast with a view overlooking the ebb and flow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and spend the rest of the morning enjoying some of our daily activities, like yoga, meditation, or a class at our clay studio.Following a vegetarian lunch, explore the grounds at the Labyrinth or on some of our hiking trails, or experience some treatments at our authentic Ayurvedic Spa.Following dinner each evening we have group meditation and meditative chant.

Daily Schedule

Dining Hours

7:30 – 9:30 am Breakfast: $10
12:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch: $15
6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner (5:30 – 7:30 pm Friday early dinner): $20

Hot teas, water and fruit are available in the tea room and dining hall

Activities

(Please make reservations for activities at the front desk)

7:00 – 8:00 am Yoga: $20 (Saturday & Sunday)
9:45 – 10:45 am Yoga: $20
10:00 am – 6:00 pm Pottery (Thursday-Sunday, details below)
10:00 – 11:15 am Campus Tour (Saturday only)
11:00 am – Noon Mind & meditation session
1:30 – 2:00 pm Yogic Rest: (Saturday & Sunday)
1:30 – 2:00 pm Guided Nature Walk: $20 (Saturday)
2:00 – 3:15 pm Campus tour
3:00 – 4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk: $20 (Saturday)
4:45 – 5:45 pm Yoga: $20
6:00 – 6:30 pm Meditation
7:00 – 7:20 pm Guest Orientation (Friday)
7:30 – 8:15 pm Meditative Chant
8:30 – 10:00 pm Bonfire (Saturday, Weather Permitting)
Dawn – sunset Nature walk (self guided)
Dawn – sunset Labyrinth (self guided)

Pottery Studio Hours

(Classes starting at $20. You can reserve classes at the front desk.)

3:00 – 6:00 pm Thursday
1:00 – 5:00 pm Friday
10:00 am  – 6:00 pm Saturday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Sunday

To your health and happiness!

The most spectacular experience. From the beautiful scenery of the mountains to the luxurious rooms, from the spa treatments to the yoga, everything was fabulous. And the kirtan music at night!
- Val Spies

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