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Yoga for Soul Searchers

By Support
November 9, 2018

Channeling Boundless Expression Through Yoga

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Is your passion for life in need of a pick-me-up? Do you want to feel the joy of creativity flowing freely?

Here is your opportunity to gather with like-minded individuals for an experience which will reignite the fire in your soul – and help you reclaim your purpose on this planet.

Using the timeless power of yoga and meditation, you will move beyond everyday life and connect with a greater way of living. During each practice, you will journey through the bounds of a typical yoga class experience and explore your edge in a higher state of consciousness.

Using yoga asana, meditation, Yoga Nidra, lifestyle and wellness education, and philosophical teachings you will:

  • Feel more in touch with yourself and with the world around you
  • Expand your understanding of yoga and meditation
  • Benefit from the attention and guidance of two experienced teachers dedicated to the practice of yoga
  • Explore the power of yogic breathing techniques
  • Discover how Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, and teachings from the Bhagavad Gita, can deeply enhance your life

You will take home an embodied understanding of yoga and a deep connection to your intuition.

There are two options for this retreat:

Weekend Only: (April 26 -29)

or

Week-long: (April 26 – May 3) 

Recommended reading: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

Open to all – beginners and experienced yoga practitioners welcome.

Yoga Alliance CE credits available.

Biography ImageVal Spies E-RYT 500 is the owner and director of the Lotus Pond Center for Yoga Teacher Training, as well as the creator of a number of other supportive and nourishing yoga and well-being programs. She is the Yoga for Healthy Living speaker for medical conferences and a committee member on the Board of Yoga Alliance Standards. With 15 years of experience training yoga teachers and a background in career management, she teaches from a grounding in Kripalu yoga.

Ryan Devin E-RYT 500 is co-teacher on the Lotus Pond training programs. He has a bachelors degree in alternative medicine and is a certified teacher of AcroVinyasa, and a trained Yoga Nidra facilitator. Together, Val and Ryan take a heart-led approach to teaching and weave in stories and meditative practices inspired by yoga philosophy and elsewhere in order to support their students’ ability to create balanced, joyful and healthy lifestyles.

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

Weekend: $1,044.00        Week-long: $2,464.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

Weekend: $848.00        Week-long: $2,006.00



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.

Weekend: $909.00        Week-long: $2,148.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

Weekend: $760.00        Week-long: $1,801.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

Weekend: $706.00        Week-long: $1,675.00

Check in 3:00pm, Friday, April 26

Meet and Greet 5:30pm / Session 7:00-8:30pm

Daily schedule, Saturday/Sunday for Weekend guests

7:15-8:30 Morning Yoga Class
8:30-9:30 Breakfast
9:30-11:00 Meditation & Philosophy
11:00-4:00 Lunch & Free Time
4:30-6:00 Afternoon Yoga Class
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:00-8:15 Evening Session
Monday Morning check out / 7:15-8:30 Yoga Class

Daily schedule, Saturday-Thursday for One-Week guests

7:15-8:30 Morning Yoga Class
8:30-9:30 Breakfast
9:30-12:30 Meditation, Philosophy, Posture Clinic
12:30-2:30 Lunch & Free Time
2:30-6:00 Afternoon Session
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:00-8:15 Evening Session

Schedule variation:  Tuesday, midday hike to Glen Burney Falls

Friday Morning check out / No class

Shankara Spa

Call in advance for a Spa Reservations, 800-368-5168
Suggested Spa time:  Book at the start of lunch time
(ask a friend to box a lunch for you to eat after your treatment).

Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt.
Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an appointment.

Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in

*If a spa appointment is made during a Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, guests may request a meal to be boxed for
pickup by asking spa reception.


The Lotus Pond Center / Val Spies 813-956-3506

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

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

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.

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Fall in Love with Life

By Support
November 9, 2018

Through Yoga, Breath and Nature Connection

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See the beauty and magic in all elements of life. Feel your heart expand — and experience the true sacredness of your unique journey.

Over the course of three nourishing days you will learn how to let the power of love into your life. And as you create the space for it, love will release you from your limitations and guide you into a deep and healing connection with yourself, others, and with nature.

Using yoga, meditation, breathwork, journaling, and nature connection you will:

  • Let go of the stories you tell yourself that hold you back
  • Tap into the joy of wisdom and wonder within you
  • Learn how to live fully without doing more
  • Connect with yourself through soul writing and self-inquiry
  • Move your body with ease and grace to soothe the nervous system and feel new, vibrant energy
  • Fall in love with life

You will go home with a deeper understanding of how to live authentically, and a renewed connection with nature. You will also take strategies back into your everyday life which you can use to continue the work of letting go of old habits, and creating new patterns which align with your true self.

Open to all.

Biography ImageWendy Swanson L.Ac E-RYT 200 is a healer, transformational leader, yoga teacher and licensed acupuncturist. She is the owner of Be Yoga & Wellness in Charlotte, NC; and is currently studying at Kripalu for her 500 hour yoga certification.

Brooks Haislip RYT 500 has been teaching yoga, meditation and mindfulness for over two decades. She has also practiced intuitive healing and spiritual mentoring for more than ten years, and is a Breathwork Wellness Educator. She was awarded a Professional Certificate from UC, Berkeley for The Power of Awareness Mindfulness Training and has created a number of bespoke programs.

Kathleen McIntyre has been facilitating retreats and workshops for twenty years and works as a transformational coach. She draws from the Presence-Based coaching model, which is based on cutting edge neuroscience; mindfulness and presence practices; somatics; and adult development and leadership theory.

Together, these three teachers share their knowledge passionately. They strive to help their students live fulfilling lives — with greater ease, balance, and vibrant energy.

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

$816.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$685.00



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.

$726.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$626.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$590.00

Friday, April 26 th , 2019
3 pm – Check-in
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm- Dinner
7:00 pm – 7:20pm – AOLRC Orientation (Dining Hall) – MANDATORY FOR ALL GROUPS
7:30 pm – 8:45 pm- Program Session

Saturday, April 27 th , 2019
7:30pm – Movement: Earthing and Qigong in Veda / Lawn depending on weather
8 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9 am – 11:45 am – Program Session
12 pm – 1 pm – Lunch
1 pm – 3:30 pm – Free Time
3:30 pm – 5:45 pm – Program Session
6 pm – 7 pm – Dinner
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm – Program Session

Sunday, April 28 th , 2019
7:30 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast & Check-out
9 am – 11:45 am – Program Session
12 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!

Ayurveda Spa Appointments
We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in
order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.

Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt.
Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an
appointment.
Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in

*If a spa appointment is made during a Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, guests may request a meal to be boxed for
pickup by asking spa reception.
***Please call the spa in advance to book spa treatments during your free time if you are interested. The
phone number is (828) 264-8382.

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

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

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.

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Qigong Empowerments for Wisdom, Love, and Vitality

By Support
November 9, 2018

Qigong Empowerments

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During this week, Robert will share the fundamentals of qigong to awaken, empower, and integrate three important energy centers, or dantians, that regulate your wisdom, love, and vitality. When these three qualities are activated and harmonized, you transform your energy and improve your relationships and the quality of your life.

You will learn:

  • Hologram Palm to empower your three energy centers
  • Breathing Empowerment of the central meridian
  • Three Treasures Standing Meditation to strengthen your willpower
  • Four Golden Wheels movement exercise to make your body more supple
  • Lotus Meditation to open your heart to divine energies.

Robert delivers the fundamentals of qigong with humor, joy, and unparalleled expertise. You will leave profoundly inspired, with qigong practices for actively continuing your transformational journey.

Why Attend?

  • Accelerate your personal and spiritual development with international master of qigong Robert Peng, known for his deep-seated wisdom and joyful, accessible delivery of transformative qigong.
  • Experience the fullness of life as you awaken to the interconnectedness of your body, mind, spirit, and the whole universe.
  • Increase your self-esteem, contentment, and overall health with the ancient Chinese healing art of qigong.

Experience Level
None required.

Prerequisites
None required.

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Robert Peng is a Qigong master who, as a boy in China, secretly apprenticed under the legendary Buddhist monk Xiao Yao. Yao trained him in the martial and healing arts — a training which included 100 days of meditation and fasting in a dark, underground chamber deep in the mountains of the Chinese countryside. Later, Robert discovered that he had developed spiritual powers — including the ability to transmit powerful energy from his hands. He now offers a distillation of his training in the form of Qigong Empowerments, with the intention of enhancing the wellbeing and quality of life of his students.

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

$1,730.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$1,353.00



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.

$1,471.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$1,184.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$1,082.00

Qigong Empowerments for Wisdom, Love, and Vitality
March 17 th -22 nd , 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm
Daily 9:30 am-12:30pm; 2:00-4:00 pm
Departure Day 9:00-11:00 am (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)

General Guest Information
We hope you enjoy your stay with us at the Art of Living Retreat Center. While here, we invite you to
immerse in the quiet peace of the Blue Ridge Mountains and connect with yourself. Apart from the
activities in your program schedule, there are also opportunities to join daily yoga and meditation
classes, restorative Ayurvedic spa treatments, guided hiking trails, pottery classes, evening Kirtans, the
outdoor labyrinth or the weekly Bonfire. Here are more details for your stay:

Arrival Day
3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early we will hold luggage at Reception.

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00-7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)
Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)
7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only
9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)
11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only
2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)
8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only
Mealtimes
7:30-9:30 am Breakfast
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)
6:00-7:30 pm Dinner

Ayurveda Spa Appointments
We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in
order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.
Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt.
Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an
appointment.
Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in

*If a spa appointment is made during a Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, guests may request a meal to be boxed for
pickup by asking spa reception.
***Please call the spa in advance to book spa treatments during your free time if you are interested. The
phone number is (828) 264-8382.

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

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

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.

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Guardian Qigong For Health

By Support
November 8, 2018

Boost Your Inner Power

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Discover the power of your Guardian Qi with Qigong master Robert Peng. The health, quality and balance of your energy directly affects your experience of life, and working purposefully with you qi can transform your sense of wellbeing.

In this Qigong immersion you will learn how the three main energy centers regulate your wisdom, love and vitality, and how to use meditative movement to enrich and direct your flow.

Through a combination of philosophical teaching, discussion and physical practice, you will:

  • Come to understand the important energy centers and how they impact your physical, mental and emotional states
  • Learn breathing techniques to activate Qi, or energy channels
  • Experience the fullness of life as you awaken to the interconnectedness of your body, mind, spirit, and the whole universe
  • Improve your confidence, contentment and health by working with your Guardian Qi

You will take home an embodied understanding of the practice of Qigong, and the techniques to carry on with this work beyond the immersion.

Open to all.

Presenter Bio Image

Robert Peng is a Qigong master who, as a boy in China, secretly apprenticed under the legendary Buddhist monk Xiao Yao. Yao trained him in the martial and healing arts — a training which included 100 days of meditation and fasting in a dark, underground chamber deep in the mountains of the Chinese countryside. Later, Robert discovered that he had developed spiritual powers — including the ability to transmit powerful energy from his hands. He now offers a distillation of his training in the form of Qigong Empowerments, with the intention of enhancing the wellbeing and quality of life of his students.

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

$908.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$757.00



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.

$805.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$690.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$647.00

Guardian Qigong
March 15 th -17 th , 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm
Daily 9:30 am-12:30pm; 2:00-4:00 pm
Departure Day 9:00-11:00 am (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)

General Guest Information
We hope you enjoy your stay with us at the Art of Living Retreat Center. While here, we invite you to
immerse in the quiet peace of the Blue Ridge Mountains and connect with yourself. Apart from the
activities in your program schedule, there are also opportunities to join daily yoga and meditation
classes, restorative Ayurvedic spa treatments, guided hiking trails, pottery classes, evening Kirtans, the
outdoor labyrinth or the weekly Bonfire. Here are more details for your stay:

Arrival Day
3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early we will hold luggage at Reception.

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00-7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)
Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)
7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only
9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)
11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only
2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)
8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only
Mealtimes
7:30-9:30 am Breakfast
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)
6:00-7:30 pm Dinner
Ayurveda Spa Appointments
We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in
order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.
Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt.
Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an
appointment.
Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in

*If a spa appointment is made during a Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, guests may request a meal to be boxed for
pickup by asking spa reception.
***Please call the spa in advance to book spa treatments during your free time if you are interested. The
phone number is (828) 264-8382.

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

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

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.

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Awaken 2019: A New Year Yoga Retreat to Ignite Your Best Year Yet

By Support
November 7, 2018

A New Year Yoga and Meditation Retreat

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Take four days to unwind and let go of the year gone by.  Discover the tools to spark your inner power and manifest your dreams for the new year ahead.

Relax and rejuvenate in the peaceful mountains of North Carolina, and enjoy workshops, yoga classes and guided meditations to fill you with confidence and self-love. And all of this with plenty of time for fun and conversation around the bonfire, and free hours to reconnect with your spirit.

You can:

  • Hike in the beauty of the ancient mountains or enjoy the stunning views from the comfort of your window
  • Nourish your body and soul with fresh Ayurvedic meals
  • Treat yourself to an Ayurvedic spa treatment or pottery class on-site
  • Enjoy yoga and movement classes every day, and guided meditation practices to soothe your soul and ignite your enthusiasm for the new year
  • Try belly dancing, drawing, group discussion and one-on-one sharing to draw out your inner creativity
  • Participate in group ceremonies and workshops to inspire your heart and set intentions for 2019

You will take home a completed workbook with your vision statement and goals for 2019; a self-designed prayer flag; and a compliment sheet to keep you inspired throughout the year.

Open to all.

Biography ImageSara Cain-da Costa E-RYT 500 is a health coach and the owner of Synergy Yoga Rock Hill, SC. She has been teaching yoga for nearly two decades and is the creator and leader of Synergy’s Life Inspired yoga teacher training. With a dedicated personal yoga practice founded on a personal understanding of the power of yoga to heal, she has trained to share yoga with a number of specialty populations.

Becca Bond RYT 200 discovered yoga at the age of 15 and has been teaching since 2015. She considers herself a student for life and infuses heart and intuition into her intentional flow classes.

Together, Sara and Becca teach with positivity and kindness, encouraging students to develop a sense of calm in any posture.

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

$1,078.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$854.00



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.

$924.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$751.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$696.00

Friday Night Arrival:

3:00 pm – Check in

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner

7:00 pm-7:20 pm – Art of Living Center Mandatory Orientation

7:30 pm –  9:00 pm – Evening Session with Introductions, Creating Sacred Space, Prayer Flag creation and string together, Slow Flow/Restorative practice with Yoga Nidra

Saturday:

7:15 am – 8:00 am – Simple Awakening: Morning Meditation & Gentle Flow *optional

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Breakfast

9:30 am-12:30 pm – Program Session: Heart Opening Vinyasa Yoga practice and Who Are You activity

12:30 pm-2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm-3:30 pm – Program session: Releasing the Masks activity

3:30 pm-7:30 pm Free Time*

6:00 pm-7:30 pm – Dinner

7:30 pm-8:15 pm – Kirtan: Meditative Chant *optional

8:30 pm-9:30 pm – Bonfire (weather permitting) Burning of the Masks

Sunday:

7:15 am – 8:00 am – Simple Awakening: Morning Meditation & Gentle Flow *optional

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Breakfast

9:30 am-12:30 pm – Program Session Strong Fire Burning and 1st,2nd,3rd Chakra and discussion on Law of Attraction

12:30 pm-2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm-3:30 pm – Program session: Identifying Your Gifts and Talents and create a vision statement for the year

3:30 pm-7:30 pm Free Time

6:00 pm-7:30 pm – Dinner

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Belly dance or 5 Rhythms Dance and Meditation

 

 

Monday Departure day:

7:15 am – 8:00 am – Simple Awakening: Morning Meditation & Gentle Flow *optional

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am -11:00 am – Program Session Soul Flow, Write Letter to Self, Compliment activity

11:00 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)

12:00 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!

Ayurveda Spa Appointments

We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.

Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt. Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an appointment.

 

*If a spa appointment is made during a Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, guests may request a meal to be boxed for
pickup by asking spa reception.
***Please call the spa in advance to book spa treatments during your free time if you are interested. The
phone number is (828) 264-8382.

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

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

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.

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The Psychology of the Chakras

By Support
November 5, 2018

Exploring the Deeper Dimensions of Yoga

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Journey into the deep chambers of the Self to illuminate the shadows, identify patterns, and expose the ways in which you are limiting your full potential.

The development of the psyche is a continuous and lifelong process. The chakras are inextricably connected with our true Self, and with the sense of self that we create over the course of our lives. So working with the chakras is a practical route to healing.

In this immersive workshop, you will be able to rewrite old stories, seek empowerment from past wounds, and transform the workings of your psyche.

Through a combination of narrative psychology, meditation, yoga asana and philosophy, pranayama, and journaling, you will:

  • Use the chakras as a map to explore the Self and facilitate profound healing
  • Witness old wounds, trauma and grief from a new perspective – and create new and empowering narratives with which to move forwards in life
  • Examine each chakra and its correlating stage and age of development
  • Identify behaviors which are no longer useful, and learn how to forge new responses

You will go home with the skills needed to process and perceive the world with clarity, and to choose your experience of life without the confusion of earlier pain.

Items to bring: Yoga mat (or we can provide one), a journal, and comfortable walking shoes.

Open to all, but may be of particular interesting to helping professionals.

Yoga Alliance CE credits available.

Coral Brown is a teacher of teachers, drawing on two decades of experience in yoga, philosophy, and holistic counseling to provide nurturing and open space for the processes of healing and transformation. She has trained in the Iyengar and Jivamukti methods and is a senior teacher of Prana Vinyasa Flow. Coral leads teacher trainings, retreats and workshops around the world and regularly contributes to Yoga Journal. You can learn more about her work at coralbrown.net.

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

$870.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$719.00



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.

$764.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$652.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$609.00

April 26 th -28 th , 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)
Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm
Daily 9:30 am-12:30pm; 2:00-5:30pm

Departure Day 9:00-11:00 am (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)

General Guest Information
We hope you enjoy your stay with us at the Art of Living Retreat Center. While here, we invite you to
immerse in the quiet peace of the Blue Ridge Mountains and connect with yourself. Apart from the
activities in your program schedule, there are also opportunities to join daily yoga and meditation
classes, restorative Ayurvedic spa treatments, guided hiking trails, pottery classes, evening Kirtans, the
outdoor labyrinth or the weekly Bonfire. Here are more details for your stay:

Arrival Day
3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early we will hold luggage at Reception.

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00-7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)

Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)
7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only
9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)
11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only
2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)
8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only

Mealtimes
7:30-9:30 am Breakfast
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)
6:00-7:30 pm Dinner
Ayurveda Spa Appointments
We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in
order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.
Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt.
Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an
appointment.
Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in

*If a spa appointment is made during a Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, guests may request a meal to be boxed for
pickup by asking spa reception.
**Meals are served during the following times – 7:30-9:30am for Breakfast, 12-2:00pm for Lunch, and 6:00-
7:30pm for Dinner. Food will be put away at the ending times, but the dining hall will remain open.
***Please call the spa in advance to book spa treatments during your free time if you are interested. The
phone number is (828) 264-8382.

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

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

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.

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Getting the Love You Want

By Support
October 30, 2018

How to Achieve the Relationship of Your Dreams

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Are you ready to deepen the connection you experience within your intimate relationship? Do you feel that there is more to love — and you want to reach the next level?

Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt are bestselling authors who have developed a transformative method for supporting couples, called Imago Relationship Therapy. They will guide you and your partner towards a truly fulfilling partnership — restoring passion and hope so that you can feel whole together.

Through a range of techniques included within the Imago method, including witness demonstrations; lectures, and one-on-one practice, you will:

  • Develop effective and loving communication skills
  • Uncover the source of frustrations within your relationship
  • Learn a step-by-step process for transforming conflict into connection
  • Experience true safety with your partner, and feel genuinely appreciated
  • Discover the potential of your relationship as a vessel for passion, healing, wholeness and spiritual growth

You will both take home the skills to nurture and improve your relationship on a daily basis — so that your love can be liberating and free from conflict.


This workshop is for couples to attend together.

Henry ImageHelen ImageHarville Hendrix Ph.D and Helen LaKelly Hunt Ph.D are couples’ therapists with a collective experience of over forty years. Harville is an educator, clinical trainer and lecturer whose work has been featured on Oprah seventeen times; and Helen is the bestselling author of Faith and Feminism and And the Spirit Moved Them. Together, they created the Imago Relationship Therapy technique and teach through workshops, training programs and seminars around the world — as well as co-authoring the New York Times bestselling books Getting the Love You Want and Keeping the Love You Find. The pair have been married for more than thirty years, and have six children. They believe that how we interact with each other is the key to our emotional, physical and economic wellbeing; and they envision a shift in which the relationship, rather than the individual, becomes the primary value system of culture.

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

$950.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$799.00



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.

$844.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$732.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$689.00

May 3 rd -5 th , 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)
Arrival Day 7:30-9:30 pm
Daily 9:00 am-12:00 pm; 2:00 -5:00 pm; 7:30-9:00 pm
Departure Day 9:00-12:00 pm (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)
General Guest Information
We hope you enjoy your stay with us at the Art of Living Retreat Center. While here, we invite you to
immerse in the quiet peace of the Blue Ridge Mountains and connect with yourself. Apart from the
activities in your program schedule, there are also opportunities to join daily yoga and meditation
classes, restorative Ayurvedic spa treatments, guided hiking trails, pottery classes, evening Kirtans, the
outdoor labyrinth or the weekly Bonfire. Here are more details for your stay:
Arrival Day
3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early we will hold luggage at Reception.

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00-7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)
Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)
7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only
9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)
11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only
2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)
8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only
Mealtimes
7:30-9:30 am Breakfast
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)
6:00-7:30 pm Dinner
Ayurveda Spa Appointments
We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in
order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.
Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt.
Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an
appointment.
Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in

*If a spa appointment is made during a Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, guests may request a meal to be boxed for
pickup by asking spa reception.
***Please call the spa in advance to book spa treatments during your free time if you are interested. The
phone number is (828) 264-8382.

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

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

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.

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Immersive Drawing Workshop

By Support
October 22, 2018

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

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Have you always wished you could draw? Perhaps the process of putting your mind-images down on paper is a bit of a mystery to you — or maybe you’ve always felt that you just weren’t good enough?

This immersive workshop will give you the science and the practical tools to let go of the notion that you can’t draw. Under the expert and compassionate guidance of Lisbeth Firmin, a full time painter and printmaker, you will come to believe that anyone can learn to draw — including you.

Through an intensive combination of lectures, demonstrations and studio exercises over five days, you will:

  • Develop the skills of perception necessary to draw with confidence
  • Explore the relationship between drawing and the two brain hemispheres, based on pioneering research by Dr. Betty Edwards
  • Work through a carefully sequenced process in which you will learn the basic strategies of ‘seeing’ which will enable you to draw with skill, and produce high-quality drawings
  • Unlock your creative side and begin to see in a whole new way

You will go home with the technical skills and creative confidence to make drawing an integral part of your life. In addition, on the last day of this immersion, you will create your own self-portrait — which you can take with you as a beautiful reminder of how much you’ve learned.

Open to all. No drawing experience necessary — but experienced artists welcome too!

Lisbeth Firmin is a contemporary American realist, known for her urban landscapes. Her work has been exhibited in hundreds of solo and group shows over five decades, and her paintings and prints are held in several collections — including the New York Historical Society, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, and the Fleming Museum. Firmin is an accredited teacher for Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and was trained by Dr. Betty Edwards. Find out more at www.lisbethfirmin.com

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

$2,105.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$1,730.00



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.

$1,846.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$1,560.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$1,451.00

October 20th-25th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30pm;  2:00-4:30pm (Friday 9:00 am-1:00 pm)

Departure Day 9:00-11:00 am (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)

General Guest Information

We hope you enjoy your stay with us at the Art of Living Retreat Center. While here, we invite you to immerse in the quiet peace of the Blue Ridge Mountains and connect with yourself. Apart from the activities in your program schedule, there are also opportunities to join daily yoga and meditation classes, restorative Ayurvedic spa treatments, guided hiking trails, pottery classes, evening Kirtans, the outdoor labyrinth or the weekly Bonfire. Here are more details for your stay:

Arrival Day

3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early  we will hold luggage at Reception.

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner

7:00-7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)

Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)

7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only

9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)

11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only

2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)

8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only

Mealtimes

7:30-9:30 am Breakfast

12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)

6:00-7:30 pm Dinner

Ayurveda Spa Appointments

We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.

Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt. Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an appointment.

Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in

*If a spa appointment is made during a Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, guests may request a meal to be boxed for
pickup by asking spa reception.
**Meals are served during the following times – 7:30-9:30am for Breakfast, 12-2:00pm for Lunch, and 6:00-
7:30pm for Dinner. Food will be put away at the ending times, but the dining hall will remain open.
***Please call the spa in advance to book spa treatments during your free time if you are interested. The
phone number is (828) 264-8382.

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

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

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.

Speak Your Truth

By Support
October 22, 2018

Conscious Communication on the Path of Transformation

Transform your relationships by learning to engage in conscious communication. Where do you start? Your relationship with you.

Come to this life-affirming immersive weekend to explore the truths within you, using awareness, honesty, and compassion. Find the capacity to express yourself authentically, powerfully, and lovingly.

Learn to use your voice with confidence and shed limiting beliefs and communication habits in order to show up in all relationships with presence, honesty, and openness.

Through compassionate self-inquiry; role-play; guided meditation; journal writing; somatic practices; movement; and visualizations, you will:

  • Learn to embody your genuine self and speak with confidence and truthfulness
  • Expand your ability to use language and communication skills to connect with yourself and others
  • Dismantle the communication barriers that create conflict, dissatisfaction, and unnecessary suffering

You will take home practical communication and self-inquiry techniques and an understanding of your own values – as well as tools to dissolve reactive or unhelpful communication patterns.

Items to bring: A journal and a pen. Please wear comfortable clothes that allow you to engage in simple movements.

Open to all.

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Alejandra Siroka M.A. has devoted her life to the study of language and communication. She is a truth seeker who is dedicated to discovering and sharing methods which allow people to live with integrity. Inspired by her belief that developing conscious communication skills is essential in the path of transformation, she founded Language Alchemy™.  Language Alchemy™ is a transformative process which allows individuals and groups to develop thriving relationships and fulfilling lives by speaking their truth with power and compassion.

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

$825.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$675.00



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.

$719.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$607.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$565.00

August 2nd-4th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:00 am-12:00 pm;  1:00-4:00 pm

Departure Day 9:00-12:00 pm (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)

General Guest Information

We hope you enjoy your stay with us at the Art of Living Retreat Center. While here, we invite you to immerse in the quiet peace of the Blue Ridge Mountains and connect with yourself. Apart from the activities in your program schedule, there are also opportunities to join daily yoga and meditation classes, restorative Ayurvedic spa treatments, guided hiking trails, pottery classes, evening Kirtans, the outdoor labyrinth or the weekly Bonfire. Here are more details for your stay:

Arrival Day

3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early we will hold luggage at Reception.

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner

7:00-7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)

Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)

7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only

9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)

11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only

2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)

8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only

Mealtimes

7:30-9:30 am Breakfast

12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)

6:00-7:30 pm Dinner

Ayurveda Spa Appointments

We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.

Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt. Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an appointment.

Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in

*If a spa appointment is made during a Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, guests may request a meal to be boxed for
pickup by asking spa reception.
**Meals are served during the following times – 7:30-9:30am for Breakfast, 12-2:00pm for Lunch, and 6:00-
7:30pm for Dinner. Food will be put away at the ending times, but the dining hall will remain open.
***Please call the spa in advance to book spa treatments during your free time if you are interested. The
phone number is (828) 264-8382.

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

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

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.

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Paul Selig’s Summer Retreat

By Support
October 17, 2018
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Join award-winning author and channel Paul Selig as he leads you on a deeply transformational retreat where you will work directly with his Guides and experience a practical program for achieving personal growth and overcoming obstacles that are hindering you along the way.

Paul’s teachings are praised for their ability to help bring you clarity to challenging life situations including relationships, career path, self-destructive behaviors, self-confidence, identity, and purpose. This is an opportunity to go deep inside and discover yourself.

In this retreat, you will:
-Receive individual instruction and teaching from Paul’s Guides
-Become attuned to a higher frequency in a way that you can trust and feel
-Learn to send and receive healing energies
-Develop your own abilities as an empath
-Free yourself from patterns of limitation and fear
-Gain tools to transform your life and awaken to your own divine nature

Through lectures, attunements, Q&A, energy work, empathic work and various exercises, Paul and his Guides will lead you on an unprecedented journey of self-development to achieve new levels of alignment, healing and life purpose.

To see the retreat schedule of events, scroll down and click Schedule.

The retreat is suitable for those 18 and over.

 

Paul Selig is considered to be one of the foremost spiritual channels working today. In his breakthrough works of channeled literature, including I Am the Word, Paul has recorded an extraordinary program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind awakens to its own divine nature.

Aside from having taught hundreds of acclaimed channeled workshops internationally, Paul serves on the faculty of The Omega Institute, The Kripalu Center and the Esalen Institute. Also a noted academic, Paul serves on the Board of Trustees at Goddard College and served on the faculty of NYU for over 25 years.

Paul was born in New York City and received his master’s degree from Yale. A spiritual experience in 1987 left him clairvoyant. As a way to gain a context for what he was beginning to experience he studied a form of energy healing and began to “hear” for his clients. Described as “a medium for the living,” Paul has the unique ability to step-into and “become” the people his clients ask about, often taking on their personalities and physical characteristics as he “hears” them telepathically. His unique abilities have been documented in the Biography Channel series The Unexplained and ABC’s Nightline.

More About Paul Selig

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

$2,087.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$1,787.00



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.

$1,879.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$1,651.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$1,563.00

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 TH
3:00 -6:00 CHECK IN & GET SETTLED
6:00 – 7:15 PM DINNER
7:15 – 7.30 PM ART OF LIVING RETREAT CENTER ORIENTATION
7:30 – 9:30 PM EVENING SESSION WITH PAUL

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 TH
7:30 – 9:00 BREAKFAST
9:30 – 12:00 MORNING SESSION WITH PAUL
12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 – 3:30 ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING/MASSAGE, WELLNESS, NATURE, ETC.*
1.45 – 2.45 YOGA CLASS (OPTIONAL, NO COST, PRIVATE FOR OUR GROUP)
3:30 – 5:45 AFTERNOON SESSION WITH PAUL
6:00 – 6:30 GROUP MEDITATION
6:00 – 7:30 DINNER
7:30 – 8:15 KIRTAN
8:30 – 10:00 GROUP BON FIRE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 TH
7:30 – 9:00 BREAKFAST
9:30 – 12:00 MORNING SESSION WITH PAUL
12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 – 3:30 ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING/MASSAGE, POTTERY, NATURE, ETC.*
1.45 – 2.45 YOGA CLASS (OPTIONAL, NO COST, PRIVATE FOR OUR GROUP)
3:30 – 5:45 AFTERNOON SESSION WITH PAUL
6:00 – 6:30 GROUP MEDITATION
6:00 – 7:30 DINNER
7:30 – 8:15 KIRTAN
8.30 – 10:00 Q&A WITH PAUL & THE GUIDES

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 ST
7:30 – 9:00 BREAKFAST
9:30 – 12:00 MORNING SESSION WITH PAUL
12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 – 3:30 ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING/MASSAGE, WELLNESS, NATURE, ETC.*
1.45 – 2.45 YOGA CLASS (OPTIONAL, NO COST, PRIVATE FOR OUR GROUP)
3:30 – 5:45 AFTERNOON SESSION WITH PAUL
6:00 – 6:30 GROUP MEDITATION
6:00 – 7:30 DINNER
7:30 – 8:15 KIRTAN
8.30 – 10:00 BON FIRE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 ND
7:30 – 8.45 BREAKFAST
9:00 – 11:00 MORNING SESSION WITH PAUL
11:00 – CHECK OUT
12:00 – 1.30 PM LUNCH & GOODBYES

*If a spa appointment is made during a Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, guests may request a meal to be boxed for
pickup by asking spa reception.
**Meals are served during the following times – 7:30-9:30am for Breakfast, 12-2:00pm for Lunch, and 6:00-
7:30pm for Dinner. Food will be put away at the ending times, but the dining hall will remain open.
***Please call the spa in advance to book spa treatments during your free time if you are interested. The
phone number is (828) 264-8382.

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

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

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.

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