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Community Days 2022

The Art of Living Retreat Center opens its doors to the community for special days throughout the year. We’re proud to share our R&R programming and invite you to experience our unique wellness offerings and incredible food. Our special day passes include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, access to all our amenities, and an entire schedule of special yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda classes and workshops. 

Global Wellness Day
Saturday, June 11

One day can change your whole life.
Global Wellness Day has transformed the lives of millions around the world by encouraging people to take small steps that lead to profound results on their journey toward health and well-being. 

Cost $149; includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a full schedule of activities.

International Day of Yoga
Saturday, June 18

Yoga for well-being.
Every day is a Day of Yoga at Shankara Ayurveda Wellness! Join us on our beautiful Boone campus to experience our R&R program—featuring yoga, meditation, guided hiking and more. 

Cost $149; includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a full schedule of activities.

Special Event Schedule

Subject to change.

Dining Hall Hours
7:30–9:30 am | BREAKFAST
12:00–1:30 pm | LUNCH
6:00–7:30 pm | DINNER
Our food offering is fresh, seasonal, vegetarian comfort food, made with love.

7:30 am Yoga for all levels and bodies
9:45 am Yoga for all levels and bodies
11:00 am Meditation
12:00 pm The Art of Authentic Movement
1:30 pm Nature Hike
1:30 pm Yoga Nidra
2:30 pm Ayurvedic Cooking Demo
4:15 pm Yoga for all levels and bodies
5:30 pm Meditation
7:30 pm Bonfire/Kirtan

At the Shankara Ayurveda Wellness, we know how important whole-being wellness is to living a life of health and happiness. We provide a number of Ayurveda treatments and therapies to help people dive deep into the Ayurveda experience. Emerge feeling lighter, well-rested, and ready to take on the world. Considering adding an Ayurveda Healing Arts treatment to your day pass visit; find out more here. 

R&R Retreats

You choose the dates, the activities, and Ayurveda treatments—we’ll do the rest. The perfect custom vacation!

Ayurveda Wellness Escapes

All-inclusive wellness retreats that include Ayurveda treatments and therapies, workshops, and yoga and meditation classes.

On-Campus Program FAQs

For room reservations, Ayurveda Wellness Retreats, and Art of Living Retreat Center (AOLRC) signature retreats, we have the following cancellation policy:

  • Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to 15 days before your program or stay.
  • Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between 14 and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following date of issue.
  • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

AOLRC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If AOLRC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions. For all other retreats, please be sure to check the registration page specific to that retreat.

Unless otherwise indicated, our programs are open to participants 18 years of age and older.

To encourage a healthy environment we ask that guests not consume alcohol or meat in our public spaces, however, guests may enjoy these items in their rooms.

Our property is always smoke-free.

Yes, we ask that guests with food allergies simply inform us so we can communicate those needs to our chef. Typically, we label potential allergens such as gluten, dairy, and nuts.

We do have lodging and event venues that are ADA-compliant. Due to the topography of our mountain campus, some are easier to access than others, so please speak to Guest Services (800.392.6870) prior to registering to ensure we can best accommodate your needs. We also have shuttles that run frequently throughout the campus.

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639 Whispering Hills Road
Boone, NC 28607

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation on our tranquil mountaintop campus set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina.  

Small Group Inquiry Request

Note: You will receive an email confirming our receipt of your inquiry.

Our peak season runs April–November, so space fills up quickly during that time.