• "Best Ayurveda Program"
  • "2016 Winner: Best Hidden Gem, Best for Yoga, Best for Mind, Body, Spirit"
  • "A 380-acre sanctuary... a balancing act of rest and activities"
  • "5 Wellness Retreats You Should Escape to ASAP"
  • "2016 Reader's Choice Winner: Best Health & Wellness"
  • "Best Ayurveda Program"
  • "2016 Winner: Best Hidden Gem, Best for Yoga, Best for Mind, Body, Spirit"
  • "A 380-acre sanctuary... a balancing act of rest and activities"
  • "5 Wellness Retreats You Should Escape to ASAP"
  • "2016 Reader's Choice Winner: Best Health & Wellness"
Calm and Clear
Calm and Clear

When the mind races, how do you catch it? When we run after the mind, often it runs faster. The mind can be our best friend or our worst enemy. When the mind is at calm and at ease, it is helpful and productive. When the mind is troubled, even in the most beautiful place with the best conditions, it can be miserable.

The skill is managing our mind.

Anyone Can Learn to Calm Their Mind

 

Meditation is a skill that anyone can learn. You do not have to be born a yogi or to have a naturally calm mind. If your mind were already calm and quiet, you would not need to meditate. Meditation is useful precisely where we are active and dynamic in our activity, and need a quiet, clear, alert mind at the same time.

Meditation can be learned by anyone, regardless of culture or background. You do not have to be Chinese to eat Chinese food, and similarly you do not need to follow any creed or religion to find a calm and happy mind through meditation.

The Gentle Art of Doing Nothing

Often, we work so much and then just fall asleep to work again the next morning. Where is real rest? Meditation provides just that – real rest. The rest we find in meditation is deeper than sleep. In meditation, our consciousness is both aware and relaxed at the same time.

 

The Skill of Relaxing the Mind

 

Just like playing the flute or cooking, meditation is a skill that can be learnt. It is the art of allowing our mind to rest deeply. Unlike playing the flute, it odes not take a long time to learn and delivers profound results rather quickly – peace of mind, the ability to let go of the past, and more ease in difficult situations.

Quiet Spaces, Great Views
Quiet Spaces, Great Views

We provide quiet spaces and trained teachers so that you can deepen your practice. As one participant shared, “The silence here is breathtaking.” The views are also beautiful, and the silence and beauty outside help awaken the mind to the silence and beauty within.

Trained instructors are here to assist you every step of the way. Immersed in the practice of meditation, they are skilled in sharing concrete techniques that have proven to generate meditative states without much effort.

The land itself is an incredible resource. Surrounded by nature, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking and nature-viewing on this patch of forest on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Nourishment for the Journey
Nourishment for the Journey

We support you on your yoga retreat with nourishing, tasty food, some of it sourced right from our organic garden. Our chef Raju focuses on making your food taste right and feel light afterwards so that you can continue your practice with ease.

Calendar of Meditation Retreats
May 30 - Jun 03
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Silent Retreat

Bhushan Deodhar

Sudarshan Kriya & Guided Meditations: discover your unlimited power and freedom, and tools for renewed peace and vitality

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May 31 - Jun 03
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness

Art of Silence

Bhushan Deodhar

Experience an extraordinary sense of peace and renewed vitality through guided meditations

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Jun 01-03
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Jun 01-03
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual

Meditation Retreat

Effortless meditation technique that infuses the mind with peace, clarity and creativity.

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Jun 06-08
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Jun 08-10
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Jun 08-10
Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Neurogenic Yoga™ Immersion Workshop

Maria Alfaro

“Shake off” stress, tension and trauma naturally

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Jun 13-17
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Silent Retreat

Shobha Bagrecha

Sudarshan Kriya & Guided Meditations: discover your unlimited power and freedom, and tools for renewed peace and vitality

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Jun 14-17
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness

Art of Silence

Shobha Bagrecha

Experience an extraordinary sense of peace and renewed vitality through guided meditations

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Jun 15-17
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Jun 20-22
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Jun 22-24
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Jun 29 - Jul 04
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness

Sañyam

A combined simultaneous practice of Dharana(concerntration), Dhyana(meditation) & Samadhi(union)

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Jun 29 - Jul 01
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Happiness Retreat

Discover your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept, but as a direct experience

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Jun 29 - Jul 04
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness Spiritual Yoga & Teacher Trainings

Immersive Yoga Retreat

Experience many facets of the yoga journey in a short time frame

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Jun 30 - Jul 04
Art of Living Meditation & Mindfulness

Art of Silence in the Presence of Sri Sri

Experience an extraordinary sense of peace and renewed vitality through guided meditations

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We were all searching for that happiness…you come here and discover that you have it already.

- Anne-Marie