Practices at sunrise at yoga retreat center.

Happiness Retreat

By Support
June 26, 2018

Create Lasting Happiness

In today’s racing world, the mind has a tendency to get stuck either in the past or the future. But happiness is here and now. You miss the present moment when you are distracted, regretting yesterday or worried about tomorrow. Yet with practical, self-empowering tools using the breath, we can successfully counter the increasing demands of contemporary life.

During our signature Happiness Retreat, you will find out how to access the present moment and tap into your inner power and freedom — not just as a concept, but as a direct experience. This is the source of abiding happiness.

  • Reduced stress
  • Greater sense of happiness and enthusiasm
  • Less social anxiety
  • More ease in interpersonal relations

In the Happiness Retreat, you will learn to master practical techniques that can benefit you for the rest of your life. The centerpiece of the Art of Living Happiness Retreat is the Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful breathing technique that uses precise natural rhythms to get you unstuck. You will also learn a form of this practice that you can continue at home for further growth.

A Retreat in the Mountains 

During your stay, you have time for personal R & R also. Whether you want to explore forest trails, enjoy a free pottery class, release stress with a spa therapy or bask in the fresh mountain air, the choice is yours.

Make Your Retreat Extra Special

Combine your retreat with authentic Ayurveda for rejuvenation on all levels, body, mind and spirit. The recommended Ayurveda treatment for this retreat is an Abhyanga massage (“Abby” for short), followed by a relaxing steam to further release stress.

Happiness Retreat“I’m much more optimistic about my future. I feel that I’m not alone. I feel happier, more energetic and just better all around. I just feel fulfilled.”
– Valerie S.

“As for the Happiness retreat itself… Words cannot describe it. Literally. I arrived with 25 strangers and left with a deep love of each one of them in their own unique and special way. I was moved to tears, I laughed, I smiled, I worked, I relaxed more deeply than I thought humanly possible. If you are here reading this, then run (don’t walk) to the program nearest you and let the next beautiful chapter of your life begin.”
– FullPack, TripAdvisor.

“I’ve learned from the course to be happy exactly where I’m at at this point in time. I can feel the lightness and the shine in myself – just free and calm.
– Vera P.

“The breathing techniques that I learned, particularly the Kriya, I found very calming and very relaxing and something I hope to incorporate into my daily life.”
– John S.

These are just a few of the many transformative experiences that people have had in the program. The Happiness Retreat offers not just a comfortable weekend, but a chance for emotional release and inner peace. What you need is only a willingness to explore new things and an open mind.

Sudarshan Kriya research

 

Independent research has shown Sudarshan Kriya, the key technique of the program, significantly:

  • Reduces levels of stress
  • Supports the immune system
  • Relieves anxiety and depression
  • Increased levels of antioxidant enzymes which protect us from many diseases and rapid aging. [6, 23, 27]

Read Additional Peer-Reviewed Results and References
Pre-requisite: 18 years of age or older

Retreat: Hotel Room Single
Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds, flat screen TV, wifi, refrigerator, private bath, daily vegetarian meals.

$685.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds*, Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual.

$575.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Single

Rate includes Twin Bed, daily vegetarian meals (dinner the night of check-in and breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout your stay.

$615.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

Rate includes Twin Beds, Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual from the same gender.

$535.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

Rate includes Twin Bed, Room will be shared with a maximum of 2 other individuals from the same gender.

$495.00

 

 

Session 1
Friday evening, 6:30-9pm: The Secret of the Breath

Session 2
Saturday morning, 7:30-8:30am: Morning Yoga

Session 3
Saturday morning, 9:30am-12:30pm: The Rhythms of Life

Session 4
Saturday evening, 5:15-6:15pm: Deepening Our Experience

Session 5
Sunday morning, 7:30-8:30am: Morning Yoga

Session 6
Sunday morning, 9:30am-1pm: New Start: Home Practice

Optional Saturday Activities:
Guided Nature Walk: 1:30-2:30pm or 3-4pm
Pottery Class: 2-3pm, 3-4pm or 4-5pm

Directions for Printing
Download a print file of the directions

Address

The Art of Living Retreat Center
639 Whispering Hills Rd.
Boone, NC 28607

Phone Number

If you need anything, just give us a call.
Phone: (800)-392-6870

A warning about using GPS!

We do not recommend using your GPS for driving directions, as many roads are incorrectly marked in the navigation system and inputting our address will take you on a wild ride. Instead, we recommend using Google maps (above). Many prefer to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway route only May through October since the road closes often in winter.

MAP

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Nearest Airport

There are several airports within driving distance from the Art of Living Retreat Center:
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC (100 miles).
Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) in Johnson City, TN (80 miles)
Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, NC (110 miles)

Shuttles

The Hickory Hop shuttle goes from Charlotte airport to Boone five times daily. The cost is $90 per person. Please mention you are going to the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone. Reservations are required, so please book ahead by contacting them directly. (828) 327-2340

Car Rental

Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, Hertz, National and Budget all offer car rentals at Charlotte airport. Please contact the rental company directly for pricing.
Uber: Uber has arrived in Boone. It is often possible to take an Uber from Charlotte airport all the way to the center’s reception. This is a very cost-effective option when traveling with friends or family.

Public Bus

The Mountaineer Express goes from Boone to Charlotte at 9:25am and from Charlotte to Boone at 6pm daily. Please check their schedule for current timings. To reach the Charlotte bus stop, you can take the Cat5 airport express. Once you arrive in Boone, you can take an Uber to the center.

Practices at sunrise at yoga retreat center.

Happiness Retreat

By AOLRC
June 7, 2018

 

Create Lasting Happiness

In today’s racing world, the mind has a tendency to get stuck either in the past or the future. But happiness is here and now. You miss the present moment when you are distracted, regretting yesterday or worried about tomorrow. Yet with practical, self-empowering tools using the breath, we can successfully counter the increasing demands of contemporary life.

During our signature Happiness Retreat, you will find out how to access the present moment and tap into your inner power and freedom — not just as a concept, but as a direct experience. This is the source of abiding happiness.

  • Reduced stress
  • Greater sense of happiness and enthusiasm
  • Less social anxiety
  • More ease in interpersonal relations

In the Happiness Retreat, you will learn to master practical techniques that can benefit you for the rest of your life. The centerpiece of the Art of Living Happiness Retreat is the Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful breathing technique that uses precise natural rhythms to get you unstuck. You will also learn a form of this practice that you can continue at home for further growth.

 

Experiences: Helping You Thrive

Happiness Retreat

“I’m much more optimistic about my future. I feel that I’m not alone. I feel happier, more energetic and just better all around. I just feel fulfilled.”
– Valerie S.

“As for the Happiness retreat itself… Words cannot describe it. Literally. I arrived with 25 strangers and left with a deep love of each one of them in their own unique and special way. I was moved to tears, I laughed, I smiled, I worked, I relaxed more deeply than I thought humanly possible. If you are here reading this, then run (don’t walk) to the program nearest you and let the next beautiful chapter of your life begin.”
– FullPack, TripAdvisor.

“I’ve learned from the course to be happy exactly where I’m at at this point in time. I can feel the lightness and the shine in myself – just free and calm.
– Vera P.

“The breathing techniques that I learned, particularly the Kriya, I found very calming and very relaxing and something I hope to incorporate into my daily life.”
– John S.

These are just a few of the many transformative experiences that people have had in the program. The Happiness Retreat offers not just a comfortable weekend, but a chance for emotional release and inner peace. What you need is only a willingness to explore new things and an open mind.

A Retreat in the Mountains 

During your stay, you have time for personal R & R also. Whether you want to explore forest trails, enjoy a free pottery class, release stress with a spa therapy or bask in the fresh mountain air, the choice is yours.

Make Your Retreat Extra Special

Combine your retreat with authentic Ayurveda for rejuvenation on all levels, body, mind and spirit. The recommended Ayurveda treatment for this retreat is an Abhyanga massage (“Abby” for short), followed by a relaxing steam to further release stress.

Research

Sudarshan Kriya research

Independent research has shown Sudarshan Kriya, the key technique of the program, significantly:

  • Reduces levels of stress
  • Supports the immune system
  • Relieves anxiety and depression
  • Increased levels of antioxidant enzymes which protect us from many diseases and rapid aging. [6, 23, 27]

Read Additional Peer-Reviewed Results and References
Pre-requisite: 18 years of age or older

Course Details – Option 1

CHECK IN: June 29th, 2018 between 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
COURSE STARTS: June 29th, 2018 at 6:30 PM
COURSE ENDS: July 1st, 2018 at 1:00 PM followed by lunch
CHECK OUT: July 1st, 2018 by 9:30 AM during breakfast break
• Please make your travel plans according to the check in & check out information provided
• If you need to arrive early or depart late, please reserve an extra night during the registration process
Register

Course Details – Option 2

In presence of Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
CHECK IN: July 2nd, 2018 between 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
COURSE STARTS: July 2nd, 2018 at 6:30 PM
COURSE ENDS: July 4th, 2018 at 1:00 PM followed by lunch
CHECK OUT: July 4th, 2018 by 9:30 AM during breakfast break
• Please make your travel plans according to the check in & check out information provided
• If you need to arrive early or depart late, please reserve an extra night during the registration process
Register

 

PRE-REQUISITE:
• None – Open for first time participants who are 18 yrs or above

For More Information About Transportation, Shuttle Timings & Parking CLICK HERE

 

Practices at sunrise at yoga retreat center.

Happiness Retreat

By AOLRC
May 16, 2018

Create Lasting Happiness

In today’s racing world, the mind has a tendency to get stuck either in the past or the future. But happiness is here and now. You miss the present moment when you are distracted, regretting yesterday or worried about tomorrow. Yet with practical, self-empowering tools using the breath, we can successfully counter the increasing demands of contemporary life.

During our signature Happiness Retreat, you will find out how to access the present moment and tap into your inner power and freedom — not just as a concept, but as a direct experience. This is the source of abiding happiness.

  • Reduced stress
  • Greater sense of happiness and enthusiasm
  • Less social anxiety
  • More ease in interpersonal relations

In the Happiness Retreat, you will learn to master practical techniques that can benefit you for the rest of your life. The centerpiece of the Art of Living Happiness Retreat is the Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful breathing technique that uses precise natural rhythms to get you unstuck. You will also learn a form of this practice that you can continue at home for further growth.

Experiences: Helping You Thrive

Happiness Retreat

“I’m much more optimistic about my future. I feel that I’m not alone. I feel happier, more energetic and just better all around. I just feel fulfilled.”
– Valerie S.

“As for the Happiness retreat itself… Words cannot describe it. Literally. I arrived with 25 strangers and left with a deep love of each one of them in their own unique and special way. I was moved to tears, I laughed, I smiled, I worked, I relaxed more deeply than I thought humanly possible. If you are here reading this, then run (don’t walk) to the program nearest you and let the next beautiful chapter of your life begin.”
– FullPack, TripAdvisor.

“I’ve learned from the course to be happy exactly where I’m at at this point in time. I can feel the lightness and the shine in myself – just free and calm.
– Vera P.

“The breathing techniques that I learned, particularly the Kriya, I found very calming and very relaxing and something I hope to incorporate into my daily life.”
– John S.

These are just a few of the many transformative experiences that people have had in the program. The Happiness Retreat offers not just a comfortable weekend, but a chance for emotional release and inner peace. What you need is only a willingness to explore new things and an open mind.

A Retreat in the Mountains 

During your stay, you have time for personal R & R also. Whether you want to explore forest trails, enjoy a free pottery class, release stress with a spa therapy or bask in the fresh mountain air, the choice is yours.

Make Your Retreat Extra Special

Combine your retreat with authentic Ayurveda for rejuvenation on all levels, body, mind and spirit. The recommended Ayurveda treatment for this retreat is an Abhyanga massage (“Abby” for short), followed by a relaxing steam to further release stress.

Research

Sudarshan Kriya research

Independent research has shown Sudarshan Kriya, the key technique of the program, significantly:

  • Reduces levels of stress
  • Supports the immune system
  • Relieves anxiety and depression
  • Increased levels of antioxidant enzymes which protect us from many diseases and rapid aging. [6, 23, 27]

Read Additional Peer-Reviewed Results and References
Pre-requisite: 18 years of age or older


Schedule

Session 1, Friday evening, 6:30-9pm: The Secret of the Breath
Session 2, Saturday morning, 7:30-8:30am: Morning Yoga
Session 3, Saturday morning, 9:30am-12:30pm: The Rhythms of Life
Session 4, Saturday evening, 5:15-6:15pm: Deepening Our Experience
Session 5, Sunday morning, 7:30-8:30am: Morning Yoga
Session 6, Sunday morning, 9:30am-1pm: New Start: Home Practice

Optional Saturday Activities:
Guided Nature Walk: 1:30-2:30pm or 3-4pm
Pottery Class: 2-3pm, 3-4pm or 4-5pm


Sri Sri Yoga Foundation Program

By AOLRC
May 12, 2018

Gentle Yoga to Reinvigorate Mind and Body

Sri Sri Yoga is a holistic way of energizing and integrating your mind, body and spirit.  This ancient knowledge made applicable for modern times can be easily added to your daily routine resulting in a lasting experience of your true inner power and overall well being.

The practice of yoga has been known for centuries to produce benefits in the areas of health, mental clarity and spiritual connection.  Sri Sri Yoga not only offers the benefits of traditional asanas (postures), but pranayamas (breathing techniques) and special meditations as well.

During the Sri Sri Yoga retreat that is taught in 10 hours spread over the weekend, certified teachers will train you to successfully practice these techniques at home so that every facet of your life will continue to improve. This retreat is ideal for all levels of yoga enthusiasts from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners.

 

  • Strengthens and revitalizes internal organs
  • Improves digestion, circulation and immunity
  • Reduces Stress and calms the mind
  • Better posture and body alignment

 

“I have knee problems but after the course my knee felt better and less stiff. The instructions were great both in knowledge and style. I love that I could incorporate these sequences of postures in my home practice.” – Emmett, Atlanta, GA

Sri Sri Yoga Foundation Program

By AOLRC
May 12, 2018

Gentle Yoga to Reinvigorate Mind and Body

Sri Sri Yoga is a holistic way of energizing and integrating your mind, body and spirit.  This ancient knowledge made applicable for modern times can be easily added to your daily routine resulting in a lasting experience of your true inner power and overall well being.

The practice of yoga has been known for centuries to produce benefits in the areas of health, mental clarity and spiritual connection.  Sri Sri Yoga not only offers the benefits of traditional asanas (postures), but pranayamas (breathing techniques) and special meditations as well.

During the Sri Sri Yoga retreat that is taught in 10 hours spread over the weekend, certified teachers will train you to successfully practice these techniques at home so that every facet of your life will continue to improve. This retreat is ideal for all levels of yoga enthusiasts from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners.

 

  • Strengthens and revitalizes internal organs
  • Improves digestion, circulation and immunity
  • Reduces Stress and calms the mind
  • Better posture and body alignment

 

“I have knee problems but after the course my knee felt better and less stiff. The instructions were great both in knowledge and style. I love that I could incorporate these sequences of postures in my home practice.” – Emmett, Atlanta, GA

Sri Sri Yoga Foundation Program

By AOLRC
May 12, 2018

Gentle Yoga to Reinvigorate Mind and Body

Sri Sri Yoga is a holistic way of energizing and integrating your mind, body and spirit.  This ancient knowledge made applicable for modern times can be easily added to your daily routine resulting in a lasting experience of your true inner power and overall well being.

The practice of yoga has been known for centuries to produce benefits in the areas of health, mental clarity and spiritual connection.  Sri Sri Yoga not only offers the benefits of traditional asanas (postures), but pranayamas (breathing techniques) and special meditations as well.

During the Sri Sri Yoga retreat that is taught in 10 hours spread over the weekend, certified teachers will train you to successfully practice these techniques at home so that every facet of your life will continue to improve. This retreat is ideal for all levels of yoga enthusiasts from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners.

 

  • Strengthens and revitalizes internal organs
  • Improves digestion, circulation and immunity
  • Reduces Stress and calms the mind
  • Better posture and body alignment

 

“I have knee problems but after the course my knee felt better and less stiff. The instructions were great both in knowledge and style. I love that I could incorporate these sequences of postures in my home practice.” – Emmett, Atlanta, GA

Sri Sri Yoga Foundation Program

By AOLRC
May 12, 2018

Gentle Yoga to Reinvigorate Mind and Body

Sri Sri Yoga is a holistic way of energizing and integrating your mind, body and spirit.  This ancient knowledge made applicable for modern times can be easily added to your daily routine resulting in a lasting experience of your true inner power and overall well being.

The practice of yoga has been known for centuries to produce benefits in the areas of health, mental clarity and spiritual connection.  Sri Sri Yoga not only offers the benefits of traditional asanas (postures), but pranayamas (breathing techniques) and special meditations as well.

During the Sri Sri Yoga retreat that is taught in 10 hours spread over the weekend, certified teachers will train you to successfully practice these techniques at home so that every facet of your life will continue to improve. This retreat is ideal for all levels of yoga enthusiasts from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners.

 

  • Strengthens and revitalizes internal organs
  • Improves digestion, circulation and immunity
  • Reduces Stress and calms the mind
  • Better posture and body alignment

 

“I have knee problems but after the course my knee felt better and less stiff. The instructions were great both in knowledge and style. I love that I could incorporate these sequences of postures in my home practice.” – Emmett, Atlanta, GA

Sri Sri Yoga Foundation Program

By AOLRC
May 12, 2018

Gentle Yoga to Reinvigorate Mind and Body

Sri Sri Yoga is a holistic way of energizing and integrating your mind, body and spirit.  This ancient knowledge made applicable for modern times can be easily added to your daily routine resulting in a lasting experience of your true inner power and overall well being.

The practice of yoga has been known for centuries to produce benefits in the areas of health, mental clarity and spiritual connection.  Sri Sri Yoga not only offers the benefits of traditional asanas (postures), but pranayamas (breathing techniques) and special meditations as well.

During the Sri Sri Yoga retreat that is taught in 10 hours spread over the weekend, certified teachers will train you to successfully practice these techniques at home so that every facet of your life will continue to improve. This retreat is ideal for all levels of yoga enthusiasts from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners.

 

  • Strengthens and revitalizes internal organs
  • Improves digestion, circulation and immunity
  • Reduces Stress and calms the mind
  • Better posture and body alignment

 

“I have knee problems but after the course my knee felt better and less stiff. The instructions were great both in knowledge and style. I love that I could incorporate these sequences of postures in my home practice.” – Emmett, Atlanta, GA

Sri Sri Yoga Foundation Program

By AOLRC
May 12, 2018

Gentle Yoga to Reinvigorate Mind and Body

Sri Sri Yoga is a holistic way of energizing and integrating your mind, body and spirit.  This ancient knowledge made applicable for modern times can be easily added to your daily routine resulting in a lasting experience of your true inner power and overall well being.

The practice of yoga has been known for centuries to produce benefits in the areas of health, mental clarity and spiritual connection.  Sri Sri Yoga not only offers the benefits of traditional asanas (postures), but pranayamas (breathing techniques) and special meditations as well.

During the Sri Sri Yoga retreat that is taught in 10 hours spread over the weekend, certified teachers will train you to successfully practice these techniques at home so that every facet of your life will continue to improve. This retreat is ideal for all levels of yoga enthusiasts from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners.

 

  • Strengthens and revitalizes internal organs
  • Improves digestion, circulation and immunity
  • Reduces Stress and calms the mind
  • Better posture and body alignment

 

“I have knee problems but after the course my knee felt better and less stiff. The instructions were great both in knowledge and style. I love that I could incorporate these sequences of postures in my home practice.” – Emmett, Atlanta, GA

Sri Sri Yoga Foundation Program

By AOLRC
May 12, 2018

Gentle Yoga to Reinvigorate Mind and Body

Sri Sri Yoga is a holistic way of energizing and integrating your mind, body and spirit.  This ancient knowledge made applicable for modern times can be easily added to your daily routine resulting in a lasting experience of your true inner power and overall well being.

The practice of yoga has been known for centuries to produce benefits in the areas of health, mental clarity and spiritual connection.  Sri Sri Yoga not only offers the benefits of traditional asanas (postures), but pranayamas (breathing techniques) and special meditations as well.

During the Sri Sri Yoga retreat that is taught in 10 hours spread over the weekend, certified teachers will train you to successfully practice these techniques at home so that every facet of your life will continue to improve. This retreat is ideal for all levels of yoga enthusiasts from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners.

 

  • Strengthens and revitalizes internal organs
  • Improves digestion, circulation and immunity
  • Reduces Stress and calms the mind
  • Better posture and body alignment

 

“I have knee problems but after the course my knee felt better and less stiff. The instructions were great both in knowledge and style. I love that I could incorporate these sequences of postures in my home practice.” – Emmett, Atlanta, GA

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