Life is Easy - Art of Living Retreat Center

Exploring Wisdom: Why Life is Easy

  Life is easy. Don’t get me wrong – I know full well that this is not the experience that people are having. I get that. But the mechanics of life, essentially, are easy.   We’re great at making easy things hard Relationships are basic. We’re human beings, and therefore we must engage in relationships. […]

By David-Dorian Ross
July 12, 2018
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Letting Go of Meditation Expectations

  If you grow roses, you’ll know that sometimes one just won’t open up. You might want to pull it apart, thinking that you’re helping it bloom, but it just ends up looking like a mess. This is exactly the case with our spiritual growth, too. When you put too much effort into the natural […]

By Sarah McLean
July 12, 2018
Summer Ayurveda - Art of Living Retreat Center

Satisfying Cilantro Summer Sauce 2

The hot time of year is upon us once again! Eating seasonally and staying cool will guide us toward lots of greens and veggies. This sauce makes the perfect partner to accompany your culinary creativity. For the most part, nuts are heating, but almonds that have the skin removed are not. The skin of the […]

By Diana Bellofatto
July 10, 2018
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In House: Lavinia Plonka on Healing Back Pain

The truth is out. There is no quick fix for your back pain — not in the way you have been conditioned to think of it. Back surgery has been shown to be ineffective most of the time, and often makes things worse. Epidurals and cortisone shots are temporary. And by now, everyone knows what […]

By Lavinia Plonka
July 9, 2018

Exploring Wisdom: Three Things Your Loved Ones are Trying to Tell You

Since I work with Spirit World full time, I get to share a lot of messages to people. I’ve witnessed first hand profound mental and emotional healing that comes as a result of hearing from your loved ones.   What your loved ones want you to know One consistent thing that is shared is “I […]

By Jennifer Farmer
July 5, 2018
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In House: Jurian Hughes on Practicing Blessing

  A few years ago, my beloved David Wallace and I taught a program together for the first time. We spent the week leading up to New Year’s with a tribe of like-minded souls, diving into ‘Practicing Blessing’. And what an incredible blessing it was! Though I confess I had some trepidation about our teaching […]

By Jurian Hughes
July 1, 2018
Summer Ayurveda - Art of Living Retreat Center

Satisfying Cilantro Summer Sauce

  The hot time of year is upon us once again! Eating seasonally and staying cool will guide us toward lots of greens and veggies. This sauce makes the perfect partner to accompany your culinary creativity.   For the most part, nuts are heating, but almonds that have the skin removed are not. The skin […]

By Diana Bellofatto
June 29, 2018
The Feldenkrais Method - Art of Living Retreat Center

Basics of the Feldenkrais Method

  The Feldenkrais Method was named after its founder, Dr Moshe Feldenkrais. He was always interested in how we learn, how the brain works, and how the body and brain work together. This method was actually created to rehabilitate himself from his own injuries sustained as an athlete and martial artist.   Rewiring the body […]

By Lavinia Plonka
June 28, 2018

Exploring Wisdom: The Three Ingredients of Attention

  I’ve made it my mission to demystify meditation. You don’t have to have a guru or have a particular religious belief to find moments of sanctuary, or to nourish and feed yourself in mind, body, and spirit. My journey is ever-expanding, ever-evolving, just like yours is. It’s like a lotus that is blooming continually, […]

By Sarah McLean
June 25, 2018

Becoming a Yoga Instructor: The Sri Sri Yoga Teacher Training Course

  With week one and week two under our belt, we moved into our final week of the Sri Sri Teacher Training Course in the mountains of Boone, North Carolina. During week three, our schedule remained the same, and our growth continued.   Tapping into the joys of childhood At the beginning of the third week, […]

By Laurie Bishop
June 22, 2018
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