Life is a Playground

By Support
July 20, 2018

This is not motivation. This is not inspiration. This is TRUE transformation.

Combining the art of stand-up comedy and transformation, New York Times bestselling author and Comedy Central headliner, Kyle Cease, helps his audience discover a new vision of what is possible in their lives. He draws on experience gained during his 25 years of performing, creating, and letting go of what other people think, to help you audience move past your anxieties, limitations, and self-doubts.

Life is a Playground is a powerful event designed to help you release your old conditioned patterns so you can tap into your natural flow state of creativity and unlimited possibilities. At this event, you will discover amazing and unique things about yourself that have been hiding just beneath the surface.

This is not motivation. This is not inspiration. This is TRUE transformation.

Through live talks with Kyle; Q&A sessions; and hands-on activities, you will:

  • Be immersed in your natural, creative self.
  • Laugh for three days straight.
  • Identify the illusions that keep you from being happy—right now.
  • Be a part of a fun, spontaneous, and collaborative experience, and meet people who are transforming with you.
  • Learn to release everything you are not—in order to make room for everything you are supposed to become.
  • Explore the profitability of playing and following your passions.
  • Undo years of stress and anxieties that have been keeping you from truly living.
  • See new opportunities that have been hidden in plain sight all around you.
  • Learn that you are a fountain of unlimited ideas for books, movies, podcasts, etc., and that you have a powerful gift that the world needs.

 

Thousands of attendees have already stepped into a life of freedom by creating deeper connections to themselves and the moment, releasing debilitating fears, losing weight, ending stage fright, developing new purpose-driven companies, letting go of addictions, creating higher income, and discovering inner abilities that were previously overlooked.

It is very hard to write out the massive amount of benefits this event will bring you. So we’re just gonna say it:

JUST GO.

Join us on a journey into yourself, and learn with tangible proof that YOU HAVE THE ANSWERS. Not your parents. Not your spouse. Not your clients. Not Kyle.

YOU.

With two #1 Comedy Central specials to his credit, comedian and transformational speaker Kyle Cease is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, igniting sold-out audiences at his Evolving Out Loud events with his unique blend of comedy and personal evolution.

He has been a guest speaker at thousands of colleges, summits, and Fortune 500 conferences, including Agape International, GATE, Revelations, the Sun Valley Wellness Festival, Sedona World Wisdom Days, and the Longevity Now Conference.

In addition to leading his own live events, he has spoken with renowned teachers like Eckhart Tolle, Jim Carrey, Michael Beckwith, Louis C.K., Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Louie Anderson, Dick Gregory, and David Wolfe. In 2009, he earned a #1 ranking on Comedy Central’s Stand-up Showdown. He has made more than 100 different TV and movie appearances, including 10 Things I Hate About You, Not Another Teen Movie, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, The Martin Short Show, Comics Unleashed, and numerous VH1 shows.

 

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

$912.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$786.00



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.

$824.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$728.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$692.00

Available soon

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.

Dive Deep: Kristen Oliver’s Fall Women’s Retreat

By Support
July 19, 2018

Reveal Yourself. Discover your Purpose. And create a life you love!

When we want something more for our lives and are ready to step fully into our purpose, it often requires a deep dive into some of our long-held patterns and limiting beliefs—our “stories”.
This is your time! Learn how to use your emotions, life challenges and feelings of inadequacy to reveal a world you never dared to imagine was possible—one where you are happy, peaceful, awakened and in love with yourself and everything around you.


Together, let’s Dive Deep toward lasting change!

This retreat will help you:

  • Identify what is blocking you from receiving what you most deeply desire (in areas of relationships, parenting, finances, career, health and more)
  • Consciously move through and process your emotions rather than letting them linger for days on end
  • Transform some of the deepest layers of your patterns and beliefs
  • Allow your True Self to be revealed
  • Bring forth a clearer vision of your connected life’s purpose


Through a deep understanding of transformational concepts, large and small group sharing, journaling, visualization, meditation, and breath work, you will learn how your personal set of beliefs, your “story” is affecting multiple areas of your life keeping you stuck and living different versions of the same problems over and over.

Throughout the course of the weekend, you will receive a personal toolbox of strategies and learn how your story can be shifted into a new belief system that leads to life changing shifts, going beyond what you ever felt was possible.
If you are ready to make the lasting changes in order to live the life you’ve always wanted, this retreat is for you!

Before the weekend: Before the program, you will receive a link to videos, which are a pre-requisite for the weekend retreat.

Check out our recent article on Kristen’s ​program here: http://artoflivingretreatcenter.org/kristen-oliver-take-the-leap/

Kristen Oliver, MOT, OTR/L is an author, speaker, transformational coach and owner of Creative Connection, PLLC, a private practice in which she shares her unique approach in both individual and group settings. Drawing from her 18 years as an occupational therapist and her 13-year inner journey she shares concepts based in neuroscience and spirituality. Her understandable and simple 4 step method for transformation provides specific tools and strategies that allow clients to discover the courage and ability to shift their lives. More

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

$943.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$847.00



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.

$823.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$735.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$703.00

Friday
3:00-5:00 Check in
5:00-6:00 Intro session for new folks (mandatory if you have not worked with Kristen in the past and optional if you have)
5:30-6:45 Dinner in Dining Hall- at reserved tables
7:00-7:20 PM AOLRC Orientation in Geeta Hall (behind Reception)
7:30-10:00 PM Evening Session in Veda

 

Saturday
7:30-8:45 Breakfast and free time
9:00-noon Morning Session
12:00-1:15 Lunch
1:30-4:00 Afternoon Session
4:00-6:00 Free time for reflection, spa services, optional nature walk
6:00-6:45 Dinner
7:00-10:00 Evening Session

 

Sunday
7:30-8:45 Breakfast and check out (Luggage may be stored at Reception)
9:00-12:30 Morning Session and Closing of Retreat
12:30 Lunch

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.

Beyond Pain Management

By Support
June 19, 2018

Helping clients to eliminate pain

Join the renowned Dr. Howard Schubiner for a weekend focused on taking care of your clients both mentally and physically. With over 15 years of experience, 100 peer-reviewed journal publications and three popular books that deal with the cognitive causes of pain, Dr. Schubiner has devoted his career to helping people live pain-free lives.

How can you confront physical pain when it is rooted in psychological trauma?

 

Many patients experience physical pain after going through therapy — and even if the pain does not have a physiological cause, healing is possible. When professional assessments indicate that a person’s pain is psychological in nature we can help them understand the problem and face it head on.

 

Join the renowned Dr. Howard Schubiner for a weekend course which will enhance your ability to care for your clients, both mentally and physically. With over 15 years of experience, 100 peer-reviewed journal publications and three popular books that deal with the cognitive causes of pain, Dr. Schubiner has devoted his career to helping people live pain-free lives.

 

Surrounded by the serene mountain landscapes at The Art of Living Retreat Center, you’ll learn pain management methods through lectures, demonstration and hands-on experience.

 

Expect to learn some of the most important techniques for conquering psyche-induced pain, covering:

 

  • Predictive coding mechanisms in the brain that can create and reinforce physical pain.
  • Determination of whether clients are experiencing psycho-physiologic-induced pain.
  • Explaining to clients the mechanisms of their pain in language they can understand.
  • Implementation of cognitive-behavioral techniques that target psychophysiological pain in clients.
  • Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy – the novel treatment approach that is proven to be more effective in treating fibromyalgia pain than standard CBT.

 

You’ll return home ready with a complete package of knowledge and skills to help your clients overcome pain. Many professionals have also been able to obtain Continuing Education credits for participation.

 

Program suitable for doctors, massage therapists, nutritionists, social workers and anyone else who comes in contact with clients who are dealing with pain.

Dr. Howard Schubiner is board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine and is the director of the Mind Body Medicine Center at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan.

He is a Clinical Professor at Michigan State University School of Medicine and is a fellow in the American College of Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

He has authored more than 100 publications in scientific journals and books and has given more than 300 lectures to scientific audiences regionally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Schubiner has consulted for the American Medical Association, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Mental Health.

He is also a senior teacher of mindfulness meditation. He has been included on the list of the Best Doctors in America since 2003. Dr. Schubiner lives in the Detroit area with his wife of thirty-five years and has two adult children. His books are Unlearn Your Pain and Unlearn Your Anxiety and Depression and Hidden From View, with Allan Abbass, MD.

Howard Schubiner, MD
unlearnyourpain.com

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

$771.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$645.00



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.

$685.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$587.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$553.00

Friday, November 30th

3:00 pm – Check-in
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – 7:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation – MANDATORY FOR ALL GROUPS
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Program Session

Saturday, December 1st
7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm– Program Session
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm– Program Session
4:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Free Time*
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:15pm – Meditative Chant — Kirtan (optional)

Sunday, December 2nd

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am -11:00 am– Program Session
11:00 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12:00 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!

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.

Yoga Wisdom: Awaken the Magic Within

By Support
June 15, 2018

Overview

Love Yoga? Love stories?

Do you enjoy mindful – meditative sequencing?

Are you ready to transform your practice? Transform your teaching? Need Inspiration?

Immerse yourself in the practice & mythos of yoga as we explore the stories — and learn the lessons — behind the poses.

Yoga Teachers: Learn to weave the stories into your classes and how to use asana and the stories told for reflection, self-examination and healing –

Allow these tales of wisdom to deepen your yoga practice through observation of body, mind and spirit. Join Loretta Jo as she shares stories of:

  • The Trinity
  • Shiva & Shakti
  • Goddesses
  • Sages and More

As the asanas impact us physically, the stories & tales, characters and images can affect us and transform us emotionally and spiritually.

Loretta Jo’s Vinyasa practices include dynamic asana, sprinkled with mythology, mantras & mudras. Each practice session will begin with meditation & breathwork and the telling of a story (or two) followed by an all-levels vinyasa class. The sharing of mythology offers another dimension to the practice. The characters in the stories (gods, goddesses, sages, animals and more) become symbols — aspects of our own unconscious minds – allowing us to reflect and take the practice to a different level.

The weekend provides time for participants to enjoy a spa treatment at America’s #1 Ayurveda Spa, Shankara. Or walk the meditation labyrinth and mountain trails in this forested mountaintop sanctuary. Or join participants as we create our own Mojo Magic and craft a beaded bracelet or Goddess sachet ~ all while enjoying great food and the mountains in Fall splendor.

This weekend retreat is open to all yoga students and yoga teachers and is accredited for Yoga Alliance CEU and YACEP workshops.

All students welcome.

Retreat Prices Start at $484* and vary according to style of room and length of stay – And include tuition, room & board — three meals per day~

*Rooms reflect per person rate.

 

About the Teachers

“The mind has to reach inside the body to find a quiet space…” Geeta Iyengar
Loretta Jo, E-RYT500, YACEP,
has dedicated her teaching to helping students and teachers find that quiet space using the practice of yoga as a means for personal and professional transformation. As owner of the Yoga-Mojo Studio and Yoga-Mojo Teacher Training (YMYTT, she is locally recognized as a Master of Yoga sequencing and storytelling. Each Yoga-Mojo practice is designed to provide students an opportunity to seek a balance of mind, body and spirit – and an opportunity to be challenged, awakened and inspired. This is what Loretta Jo calls the magic of Yoga: ‘Yoga-Mojo’. As an advanced Yoga teacher with over 8000 teaching hours, Loretta Jo’s sequences include purposeful movement with attention to alignment and modification options inspiring students both on and off the mat. Her personal journey includes the love of mantra, mudra and yoga mythology and classes may include a story or two.

 


Schedule

Friday PM
3:00pm CHECK-IN

6 – 7:00pm DINNER – Dining Hall

7 – 7:20pm Welcome – AOLRC Orientation – Main Dining Hall
7:30 – 8:45 pm Introductions / Welcoming Circle — Yoga Nidra
Introduction to the Triumvirate – Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva
Trikonasana – Triangle Pose

Saturday AM
6:30am – 7:15am Optional – Sunrise Meditation

7:30-8:30am BREAKFAST – Dining Hall
8:30-9:30am Personal Time – Hike, Spa, Pottery, Rest, Walks, Meditation, Journaling
9:30-11:45am Yoga-Mojo Vinyasa – Shiva & Shakti~ Understanding Warrior I, II & III; Tadasana – Mountain Pose

Saturday PM
12-1pm LUNCH – Dining Hall

1-3pm Personal Time – Hike, Spa, Pottery, Rest, Walks, Meditatio, Journaling
Optional: Bracelet Making, Goddess Sachet Creations and more~

3-5pm Yoga-Mojo Vinyasa – Ganesha & Skanda; Half Moon Pose & Skandasana
5-6:30pm Personal Time – Hike, Spa, Pottery, Rest, Walks, Meditation
6:30 – 7:30pm DINNER – Dining Hall
7:30 – 8:15pm Kirtan / Satsang (optional Group / AOL – Community) – Evening Gathering*
8:15 – 9:30pm Fire Circle* (weather permitting) – Stories of Vasistha and Vishvamitra and/or a
story of the Buddha

Sunday AM
6:30-7:15am Optional — Sunrise Meditation

8:30-9:15am BREAKFAST – Dining Hall
9:30-~11:00am Yoga-Mojo Vinyasa Practice – The Four Goddesses – Goddess Pose –
Utkatasana, Dancer’s Pose – Natarajasana and tbd
11:00am CHECK-OUT (luggage may be stored at the reception)

12:00-1:30pm LUNCH
*Art of Living Retreat Center Activity

 


Advances in Nutritional Science to Slow Aging

By Support
June 5, 2018

Overview

This program teaches the gold standard of nutritional excellence enabling not only a long, healthy life, but also reversal of serious chronic disease. Participants will be informed and motivated how to use food and nutrition therapeutically to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reverse and resolve coronary artery disease, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases. Nutritional excellence is 100 times more effective at preventing heart attacks and strokes compared to taking medications to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. This is about getting well, not merely covering up problems with drugs, that come with their own set problems and dangers. We will reviewing the principles of longevity science with the scientific evidence that shows we can win the war on cancer right now, with adherence to a diet-style rich in anti-cancer phytochemicals; which also prevents against dementia. Lastly, understanding the underlying causes of food addiction and emotional overeating are essential to achieve and maintain an ideal healthful weight.

 

Without addressing the quality of what we eat, it is almost impossible to control the quantity of what we eat. In other words, micronutrient excellence prevents overeating calories. Thousands of individuals have not only lost weight but reversed serious illnesses that are most often considered permanent, such as diabetes, chronic migraine, fibromyalgia, lupus, asthma, allergies, sleep apnea, erectile dysfunction, hepatitis, and obstructive coronary artery disease.

 

About the Teachers

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, nutritional researcher and six-time New York Times best-selling author. He serves as the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation. Dr. Fuhrman has authored numerous research articles published in medical journals and is on the faculty of Northern Arizona University, Health Science Division. His two most recent books are Eat to Live Quick and Easy Cookbook and Fast Food Genocide.

 


Schedule

Friday, August 31st

3:00 pm – Check-in
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – 7:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation – MANDATORY FOR ALL GROUPS
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Program Session

Saturday, September 1st
7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm– Program Session
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm– Program Session
4:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Free Time*
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:15pm – Meditative Chant — Kirtan (optional)

Sunday, September 2nd

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am -11:00 am– Program Session
11:00 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12:00 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!


Radiant Child Yoga Training

By AOLRC
May 16, 2018

Sharing Yoga and Mindfulness With Children

 

Radiant Child® Yoga (RCY) is an innovative 30-hour training program designed for anyone interested in teaching children yoga and mindfulness. One of the first child yoga training programs worldwide, RCY provides self-empowering and self-regulating tools for ALL kids, including those with sensory challenges.
What you will learn:
• To create and deliver fun, effective lesson plans for children from tots to teens
• A wide variety of yoga poses to use on the mat and at the desk
• Mindfulness tools for quieting and focusing the mind
• Fun, creative yoga songs, stories, and games to encourage positivity
• Special yoga techniques for children with ADHD, Autism, anxiety, and trauma
• Cooperative communication and listening skills for effective teaching
• Yoga for your own wellbeing while working with children.

Radiant Child Yoga founder, Shakta Khalsa, is teaching this training. As both a life-long yoga practitioners and certified Montessori educator, she has over 40 years of experience with both children and yoga. She is a direct student of Kundalini yoga master, Yogi Bhajan. She has been named one of the top five Kundalini yoga teachers by Yoga Journal Magazine.

When students become part of the Radiant Child Yoga family by taking Radiant Child Yoga 1-3 foundational training, receive a certificate of completion at the training’s end. As well, they are forever supported through online social media Radiant Child Yoga groups, through the opportunity to list themselves as a teacher on our worldwide registry, and through free downloads of children’s yoga lesson plans. Additionally, the 30-hour certificate course may be applied to Radiant Child Yoga 95- and 200-hour certification trainings which are accredited through Yoga Alliance.

 

Participants will pay $130 material fee, payable at the training with cash or credit card. Materials include: 90-page manual, two yoga books, one DVD/mp4 video, one workbook, five CD/mp3 audios, all packaged in a Radiant Child Yoga cotton tote bag. Retail value: $225

 

 

About the teacher

Shakta Khalsa, ERYT-500 and IKYTA certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, is a leading expert on children and yoga, having worked with both since the mid-1970s. She is a parent, Montessori educator, and a yoga professional recognized by Yoga Journal magazine as one of the top five Kundalini Yoga teachers in the world. Shakta has authored several books: Fly Like a Butterfly: Yoga for Children, The Five Fingered Family, Kundalini Yoga, Keep It Simple Series (KISS) Guide to Yoga, Yoga for Women, and her latest book, The Yoga Way to Radiance: How to Follow your Inner Guidance and Nurture Children to do the Same. She has produced several albums and DVDs, with her Yoga in Motion DVD winning the Mom’s Choice Award.

Shakta is the Founder and Director of Radiant Child® Yoga, an internationally-known training program for teaching children yoga and working with/raising children consciously. Radiant Child Yoga offers two Yoga Alliance approved teacher training schools; 95-hour and 200-hour. Through Radiant Child Yoga, Shakta has trained over 10,000 students, and has trained several RCY trainers, bringing the total of trained RCY teachers to around 25,000 worldwide. In the children’s yoga community, Shakta is considered the “godmother” of the children’s yoga movement. She lives in Sterling VA.

 


Schedule

Arrival Day

3:00 pm – Check-in
6:00 pm – 7 pm – Dinner
7:05 pm – 7:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation – MANDATORY FOR ALL GROUPS
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Program Session

Daily Schedule
6:30 am – 8:00 am – Morning Practice
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:30 pm – Program Session
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Program Session
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Free Time*
6 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:15pm – Meditative Chant — Kirtan (optional)

Departure Day

6:30 am – 8:00 am – Morning Practice
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am -11:00 am – Program Session
11:00 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12:00 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!


The Artist’s Way: Blasting Through Blocks

By Paige Reist
April 17, 2018

In this weekend workshop, international bestselling author Julia Cameron will dedicate herself to helping you identify and unravel old and unworkable ideas that block your creative spirit.

 

Is it time to stop telling yourself it’s too late? Is it time to stop waiting until you make enough money to do something you love? Is it time to stop thinking it’s just your ego whenever you yearn for a more fulfilling life? Do you yearn for creative adventure? Do you wish you could find a more authentic ‘you’?

Join bestselling author Julia Cameron for an intensive trek through your creative kingdom. Tools will include Morning Pages and Artist Dates, and the weekend itself will be a mix of lecture, Q&A, and experiential work in small groups. Expect this course to jump-start your creative process, refresh your own thinking around creativity, and introduce you to a creative community.
No prerequisite. Please bring a notebook and pen.

 

 

About the teacher

Julia Cameron has been an active artist for over four decades. She is the author of more than forty books, including such bestselling works on the creative process as The Artist’s Way, Walking in This World and Finding Water. Also a novelist, playwright, songwriter and poet, she has multiple credits in theater, film and television. 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of The Artist’s Way, with over five million copies sold.  juliacameronlive.com

 


Schedule

Friday, November 9th

3 pm – Check-in
6:00 pm – 7 pm – Dinner
7:05 pm – 7:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation – MANDATORY FOR ALL GROUPS
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Program Session

Saturday, November 10th

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Program Session
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Program Session
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Free Time*
6 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:15pm – Meditative Chant — Kirtan (optional)

 

Sunday, November 11th

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am -11:00 am – Program Session
11 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!


Martha Beck in Boone, NC

Martha Beck: Navigating the Storm

By Paige Reist
April 8, 2018

 

Martha Beck in Boone, NC

Finding Peace and Purpose in Uncertain Times

This workshop will help attendees find peace and purpose in uncertain times — and give them powerful tools to navigate in uncharted territory.  Participants will be shown how to live authentically and release negative behavior patterns, emphasize going deeper into themselves, discover and experience a never-ending source of comfort and compassion. In this session, participants will:

  • Learn to drop away from the “tameness” of socialization that has been holding them back from living freely and authentically.
  • Find their own “wild self” that has always been guiding them toward their optimal life path.
  • Tap into limitless resources of power, creativity, peace, purpose, and joy.
  • Use their wild minds—in real time—to invent creative, often unprecedented solutions to the practical problems in their current life situations — and in the world at large.
  • Leave the workshop with new peace, purpose, and a practice to carry the skills learned in the workshop into every aspect of their lives.

 

Martha Beck

Martha Beck, photo by Rich LaburnDr. Martha Beck is a life coach and the New York Times best-selling author of these popular resources for finding your life purpose: Finding Your Own North Star, Steering by Starlight, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World, The Joy Diet, and more. She’s also the author of the bestselling memoirs Expecting Adam and Leaving the Saints. Beck’s latest book, Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening, is her first foray into fiction and is the first installment of her Bewilderment Chronicles series.


Schedule

Friday, September 28th

3 pm – Check-in
6:00 pm – 7 pm – Dinner
7:05 pm – 7:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation – MANDATORY FOR ALL GROUPS
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Program Session

Saturday, September 29th
7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Program Session
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Program Session
4:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Free Time*
6 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:15pm – Meditative Chant — Kirtan (optional)

Sunday, September 30th

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am -12:00 pm – Program Session
11 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!


Margaret Paul Workshop

Inner Bonding

By Paige Reist
February 22, 2018

 

The Power to Heal Yourself

Heal the cycle of shame and self-abandonment that leads to anxiety, depression, addiction, aloneness and relationship failure. Discover how to love yourself rather than reject yourself, and learn to make your best decisions through consistent connection with your personal source of spiritual guidance.

The innovative Inner Bonding process shows you how to:

  • Rapidly heal false beliefs about yourself, others and God
  • Heal guilt, shame, emptiness and aloneness
  • Move beyond self-judgment into self-compassion
  • Address the resistance that may be keeping you stuck
  • Learn how to heal relationship conflicts and attain the intimacy you’ve always wanted

Unless you were raised by parents or caregivers who were loving to themselves, each other and to you, you may not have learned how to lovingly manage your painful feelings. As a result, you may be operating from your ego wounded self, controlled by your fears and false beliefs.

Your wounded self may often take over in unloving ways, trampling on your hurts, ignoring them or avoiding them with various addictions and controlling behavior such as:

  • Addictions to drugs, food, nicotine, alcohol, relationships, work, TV or video games.
  • Co-dependence – trying to control others with anger, violence, guilt or compliance – making others responsible for your sense of safety and worth.
  • Staying in your head rather than being present in your body
  • Self-judgment, shaming yourself
  • Obsessive thinking, ruminating
  • Resistance to self, others, Spirit – to taking loving care of yourself

These forms of self-abandonment perpetuate fears of rejection, abandonment, aloneness, engulfment or failure, which heal through the practice of Inner Bonding.

Through discussions, exercises and direct work with Dr. Margaret Paul, you learn the powerful Six Steps of Inner Bonding.

Praise for Dr. Margaret Paul’s New Book Diet for Divine Connection

“Margaret Paul is ahead of her time and continues to be a renegade leading thinker and teacher in the psycho-emotional and spiritual realm with this new book.” — Alanis Morissette

“Margaret Paul is connected with her own internal GPS. [She] teaches us how to do the same, and in the process, so much healing takes place.” — Geneen Roth

“Life changing information…truly remarkable… and a true gift to anyone who reads it.” — Sandra Ingerman

 

 

About your teacher

Dr. Margaret Paul is a bestselling author and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® self-healing process, and the related SelfQuest® self-healing online program – recommended by actress Lindsay Wagner and singer Alanis Morissette. She has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including Oprah. Her book titles include “Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved By You” (and subsequent titles “Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved By God,” and “…By My Kids”), “Healing Your Aloneness” and “Inner Bonding” and her recently published book, “Diet For Divine Connection.” Margaret holds a PhD in psychology, is a relationship expert, public speaker, consultant and artist. She has successfully worked with thousands and taught classes and seminars for over 50 years. Visit her websites at http://www.innerbonding.com and http://selfquest.com.

Margaret lives in Colorado. She has three children and three grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves to play with her grandchildren, paint, read, make pottery and kayak.

 

Schedule

Friday, May 18th
3:00 pm – Check-in
6:00 pm – 7 pm – Dinner
7:05 pm – 7:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Program Session

Saturday, May 19th
7:30 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:15 pm – Program Session
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Program Session
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Free Time*
6 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – 9:30pm – Program Session

Sunday, May 20th
7:30 am – 9 am – Breakfast
9 am – 11:30 am – Program Session
11 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!

Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Training

By AOLRC
November 1, 2017

Overview

Joyfully dance your way to teacher certification in this one-and-only, immersion-style Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Training – or come just to experience ten glorious days of dance and delight!

Let Your Yoga Dance® (LYYD) is the first chakra-yoga-dance training of its kind. Using fabulous music from around the world, this transformational and compassionate program will teach you to lead dance (or just enjoy your own dance!) with confidence in a supportive, non-competitive environment.

Upon successful completion of the training, you will:

  • Be a certified Let Your Yoga Dance® instructor.
  • Have an extensive list of music resources from which to create your own LYYD classes.
  • Take home a LYYD manual to study and from which to draw ideas.
  • Have access to a tremendous video library of LYYD choreography.
  • Be connected to a large LYYD family of support and encouragement.
  • Have ideas about how to market your LYYD business.

Come with an open mind and heart, and the dance will take care of the rest.

 

Prior Reading: In preparation for the training please read “Expanding Joy: Let Your Yoga Dance, Embodying Positive Psychology” by Megha Nancy Buttenheim, CJO (Chief Joy Officer) and Founding Director of Let Your Yoga Dance® (available at letyouryogadance.com and amazon.com).

Beginners welcome. You do not need to be a yoga teacher or have any prior teaching experience. No dance or yoga experience is required, though both are helpful. If you enjoy moving to music, have a fair amount of energy, and are ready to experience the dance of your own creativity, you can do this training.

 

Registration at least one month prior to the start of the training is strongly encouraged, so that you may receive course materials ahead of time and prepare for this immersion-style training with ease. Join us!

For more information, please consult the FAQs section below. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Director, Jurian Hughes, at [email protected] and Assistant Director, Missy Brown, at [email protected].

 

Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Training Fall 2018 with Jurian Hughes and Missy Brown

Director Jurian Hughes, E-RYT 500, MFA, and Assistant Director Missy Brown, E-RYT, RCYT, invite you to join them for their Fall 2018 training at Art of Living Retreat Center, in Boone, NC, Sep 22 – Oct 2, 2018.

 

About the Teachers

Director, Jurian Hughes, E-RYT 500, MFA, is a senior faculty member at Kripalu Center, in Stockbridge, MA, the U.S.’s largest yoga center. She is a Let Your Yoga Dance® Trainer, Kripalu Yoga Teacher Trainer, co-founder of A Wild Life Sanctuary™, voice coach, mentor, and theatre performer, known for her passionate, playful, and inspiring teaching style. She leads programs and trainings at Kripalu and throughout the country that draw on her decades of experience as a committed practitioner and teacher of yoga, dance, movement, voice and theater arts. In all of her work, she aspires to help people connect to their spirit and to that which moves them deeply and brings them joy. The core of her practice is authenticity and full self-expression.

In 2005, Jurian took her first dance class at Kripalu with Megha Nancy Buttenheim, founder of Let Your Yoga Dance®. Jurian cried a lot, quit her job, moved her life from New York City to the Berkshires, and has never looked back. She is the creator of the video, Gentle Kripalu Yoga with Jurian Hughes and the audio CD, Deep and Delicious Yoga with Jurian Hughes. More

Assistant Director, Missy Brown E-RYT 500, E- RCYT has dedicated her life to supporting people of all ages open to their true potential. Her passion in empowering others is offered through classes as well as training programs that truly transform lives through play and joy. Using her skills of creativity and playfulness, she fosters experiences where mindfulness and body centered practices are explored with a sense of humor and open hearted authenticity. Missy is the president and founder of Deep Play for Kids, LLC. Her mission is that all people have the safe opportunity to discover, explore and embrace their true limitless self.

With her loving presence Missy has been teaching DPK in schools for 20 years. She is a teacher in the Pranotthan School of Yoga, a Creative Kids School of Yoga trainer, a Let Your Yoga Dance® instructor, and teaches at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. More

 


Testimonials

Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Training Testimonials from Jurian Hughes on Vimeo.

 

“To be honest, when I signed up to do the teacher training I had no idea how truly transformative LYYD would be. Looking back I can now see all the little — and large — ways you both encouraged us forward into finding comfort with our own voices and bodies. Neither are easy for me. But with your compassion and gentle guidance I felt myself moving daily through my own fear into a newer stronger me! The support I felt from both of you, and each and every one in our tribe, was tremendous and life changing.”

 

“My heart is full and open, and I’m ready to dance and share this incredible practice with others! The gifts you gave are many… so many I can’t even count them. I keep replaying them in my mind and each time my heart fills up again.”

 

“Just spent an incredible ten days at Let your Yoga Dance Teacher Training with Jurian Hughes and Missy Brown, the Dynamic Duo! Truly Transformational! Amazing instructors that gave so much of themselves and taught us so much. We all left the training with the skills, confidence and tons of resources to teach Let Your Yoga Dance with joy, love and compassion.”


 


FAQs and Helpful Information

What is Let Your Yoga Dance®?
Let Your Yoga Dance® (LYYD®) is an amazing chakra fusion — a joy-filled, powerful dance combining yoga, the breath, and user-friendly dance moves with fabulous music from all around the world. It is a funky, sacred, inspirational dance of the multi-dimensional self, bringing tons of fun and healing to body, mind, spirit. Let Your Yoga Dance® is for every single body and wonderful for all ages.

What actually happens in a Let Your Yoga Dance class®?
Grace in motion happens. A chakra dance explosion happens. Seven energy centers provide the foundation for this dance of yoga. We dance the yoga of the wild and woolly, the sexy and silly, the deep and delicious. We wrap ourselves in our biggest embodied self while dancing beyond our dreams. We are held in the sacred arms of Mother Earth while simultaneously honoring her. We are shaken to our core by drums and the rhythms of the Earth. We dance our animal archetypes and our spirit prayers. We dance our energy, inviting it to flow upward from the base of our spine up through the crown of the head, and back down to the earth again. Result? A blissful body,a joyous heart, a steady and quiet mind.

What if I’ve never had any dance training?
That’s no problem. LYYD® is about finding and releasing the dancer within. As a teacher in training you’ll receive loads of support to help you connect to the joy of dancing freely, with ease and confidence. Then you’ll learn how to help others do the same. Though there’s lots of methodology and tools to learn, it’s not about memorizing moves or turning your body into a pretzel or perfecting a particular way of moving technically. If you love dancing and have never taken a single dance class, you can do this training.

Do I need to be a yoga teacher to take this training?
No. It’s helpful to have a yoga practice, though even that is not a pre-requisite. If you don’t practice yoga regularly, start going to classes once or twice a week now. You don’t need to be able to do advanced postures, but it is helpful to be familiar with the foundational poses, to have some familiarity with yoga vocabulary, and to have some basic knowledge of yoga principles. There will be more teaching on this during the training. You will benefit from doing the recommended prior reading: Expanding Joy: Let Your Yoga Dance, Embodying Positive Psychology, by Megha Nancy Buttenheim, CJO (Chief Joy Officer) and Founding Director of Let Your Yoga Dance® (available at letyouryogadance.com and amazon.com). Do the Takeaways in the book as you read along. We also recommend Megha’s Moontides CD, to familiarize yourself with the Moon Salutation, which you’ll learn during the training (also available at letyouryoagdance.com and amazon.com.)

How do I know if I’m fit enough to take this training?
The mission of LYYD® is to spread joy and consciousness throughout the world by transmitting body health, brain health, heart health and soul health to ALL populations. At the core of the practice is accessibility to all. We will be dancing a lotduring the training, it’s true, but it won’t be consistently high-energy dancing. Plenty of it will be on the gentler, slower side. There will be periods of relaxing and of sitting in lecture, chanting or discussion. If you can take a brisk walk and climb a set of stairs without being winded you can do this training. To support yourself in preparation for the ten days, consider committing to a regular exercise regimen that includes 30 minutes of moderate cardiovascular activity several times a week.

I’m not sure if I want to teach. Can I still take this training?
Of course! We’ll warn you, though, that lots of people have said that over the years, and they often change their mind! This is a certification training with required hours of attendance. To maintain the integrity of the training, we ask that all participants practice punctuality and attend all sessions even if they have no intention to teach.

I’ve never taken a Let Your Yoga Dance® class.
That’s all right! Many successful graduates have been in the same situation. LYYD® is often so life-changing that just one experience of it makes people sign up for the training! You will definitely benefit from doing the recommended prior reading: Expanding Joy: Let Your Yoga Dance, Embodying Positive Psychology, by Megha Nancy Buttenheim, CJO (Chief Joy Officer) and Founding Director of Let Your Yoga Dance® (available at letyouryogadance.com and amazon.com). Do the Takeaways in the book as you read along. We also recommend Megha’s Moontides CD, to familiarize yourself with the Moon Salutation, which you’ll learn during the training (also available at letyouryoagdance.com and amazon.com.)

What will our days be like?
Some mornings (though not all) will begin with an hour of morning yoga. This will prepare your body and mind for the day, offer an opportunity to deepen your understanding of yoga postures, provide healthy and safe alignment principles, and increase your vocabulary of postures, breathing techniques and movements on which to build. Following breakfast, we will spend three hours in session – dancing, diving into the chakras through lecture, discussion, visualization and chanting, as well as delving into other pieces of LYYD® methodology. A two-hour lunch break will be followed by another three-hour session, which will include review of what we did in the morning, more dance, opportunities to practice teaching, and time to integrate the lessons of the day. Dinner will sometimes be followed by a short evening session that will focus on less active pieces of LYYD®, as well as chances to connect to others, and to put into practice what you’re learning. Some evenings will be free for you to practice or to unwind. We will always finish our days by 9:00 pm, so that you have plenty of time to rest for the following day. We’ll also take off two half days during the training, to give you a chance to “catch up” and to experience the gift of being in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in autumn!

I have an old injury (or some other physical limitation). Is this right for me?
The mission of LYYD® is to spread joy and consciousness throughout the world by transmitting body health, brain health, heart health and soul health to ALL populations. At the core of the practice is accessibility to all. That said, we don’t want you to injure yourself further during the training. It’s certainly fine to spend a session or two dancing in a chair if need be, and you’re always welcome to dance at a lower intensity, but it’s not recommended that you do this training if dancing or being active is going to cause you pain or suffering.

I’ve never taught before. Will this be too overwhelming?
You do not need any teaching experience to take this training. You do not need to be a fan of public speaking or an extrovert. In our experience, the training itself cultivates a tremendous amount of self-confidence. There may be emotionally powerful moments for you as you conquer old demons that have kept you from taking a role “at the front of the room”, and we think you will be truly – and very pleasantly – surprised at what you find yourself capable of. Compassion for self and others is essential to the teachings of LYYD®, and we think you’ll discover that it creates a very supportive learning environment.

What kind of music will be used?
All different kinds! Everything you can think of! We will use contemporary yoga music, old-school funk, African drums, Latin rhythms, instrumental music, music with words, music from the radio, folk songs and more.

Can I use my own music once I graduate?
Yes. During the training we’ll ask you to practice with the music we’ve chosen, but you’ll learn to hear a song and know what chakra it belongs to, regardless of what style it is. You’ll discover that all music can be heard through the lens of the chakras. Once you have a sense of the chakras and how to choose music to create the arc of a LYYD® class, you can use any music you like.

What kind of support is offered after I’m certified?
The Let Your Yoga Dance® Teachers Association is a phenomenal resource. Upon graduation you’ll receive a free trial membership. Once that expires, you can join the Association for a low annual fee, which gives you access to thousands of videos and other resources – playlists, suggestions for moves, choreography, marketing tools, and more. In addition, the LYYD® family is a big and loving community, and you will be shocked to find how much emotional and very practical support is right at your fingertips.

Can I begin teaching when the training is over?
Yes, if you attend all sessions, are punctual, have a successful practice teach in which you demonstrate an understanding of LYYD® methodology, and you have conducted yourself in a professional and ethical manner during the training, you will be a certified Let Your Yoga Dance® instructor, ready to go out and begin teaching.

How is this different from Nia? Five Rhythms? Shake Your Soul? JourneyDance? Soul Motion, etc?
All of these dance practices could be categorized as Conscious Dance. They have in common a desire to connect the dancer to him or herself through movement. Each one does this in a different way. Let Your Yoga Dance® uses the ancient yogic map of the chakras as its foundation. The arc of a LYYD® class moves us through various qualities of movement associated with the elements, so we move with earth, water, fire, air, sound, light and ether, dancing to experience those qualities in us.

What do I wear?
Light, comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. Layers are recommended. Many people enjoy dancing barefoot, but some prefer – or require – more foot, ankle or knee support. If that’s the case, consider the Bloch Boost Dance Sneaker, Bloch Pro Elastic Ballet Slipper, Capezio Show Stopper Jazz Dance Shoe, ToeSox Releve Half Toe Grip, or something similar. All are available at Amazon or dance suppliers. You may also find that a simple pair of lightweight sneakers works well.

Can I work while I’m there?
It’s not recommended. Though you will have access to Wi-Fi, the schedule is demanding. Most people enjoy disconnecting from work as much as possible during the training. It’s not realistic to expect that you’ll be able to be in constant contact with an employer or employees. You will certainly be able to check-in daily with the world, but you will not be able to maintain a regular work load.

Do cell phones work at Art of Living?
Yes, though signal can be spotty.

What should I bring?
Clothes for dance and yoga, including layers
Clothes for walking outside in inclement weather
Clothes for warm and cold weather
Comfortable walking or hiking shoes, as there are beautiful hiking trails available on site
Shoes or sandals that slip on and off easily
Detergent. Laundry machines are available on site.
A daypack or shoulder bag to carry personal items around campus
Refillable water bottle
Journal and pen
Flashlight for evening walks back to your room after session
Insect repellant
Sunscreen and hat
Snacks. Art of Living is beautifully situated on top of a mountain; town is 15 minutes away by car. Food is vegetarian, and there is no alcohol on site. To respect the yogic principles being honored at Art of Living, it’s asked that you refrain from bringing meat or alcohol to the Center.
One month prior to the training you will be provided with music to download and bring with you. Bring your smartphone or MP3 player with that music already downloaded, and headphones.
If you wish to be connected to the world by Wi-Fi, bring your tablet, smartphone or laptop.
Yoga mats are provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
All toiletries and medications
If sharing a room, you may want to bring ear plugs, eye mask, and a book light or headlamp.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Director Jurian Hughes at [email protected] and Assistant Director Missy Brown at [email protected].
We hope you’ll join us for this unforgettable experience!


 


Schedule

*Schedule subject to change

(DAY 1) SAT SEP 22
3:00 Check-in
6:00 Dinner
7:00 AOLRC Orientation
7:30 Welcome, Opening Session
(DAY 2) SUN SEP 23
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Session (Chakra 1)
12:30 Lunch
2:30 Session (Music Review/Chakra 2)
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Session (The Art of Relaxation, Chakra 7)
(DAY 3) MON SEP 24
6:30 Yoga
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Session (Chakra 3)
12:30 Lunch
2:30 Session (Music Review/Intro Practice Teach/Chakra 4)
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Session
(DAY 4) TUE SEP 25
6:30 Yoga
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Session (Chakra 5)
12:30 Lunch
2:30 Session (Music Review/Chakra 5, 6)
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Free – Practice Time
(DAY 5) WED SEP 26
6:30 Yoga
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Session (Chakra 6/Integration)
12:30 Lunch

* schedule subject to change
2:30 Integration, TBA
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Free – Practice Time
(DAY 6) THUR SEP 27
6:30 Yoga
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Session (Music Review/Integrate/Prep for PT)
12:30 Lunch
2:30 Prep for PT
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Free – Practice Time
(DAY 7) FRI SEP 28
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 PT 1
12:30 Lunch
2:30 PT 2
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Free – Practice Time
(DAY 8) SAT SEP 29
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 PT 3
12:30 Lunch
2:30 PT 4
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Session
(DAY 9) SUN SEP 30
6:30 Yoga
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 TBA
12:30 Lunch
2:30 TBA
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Teachers Association and Post-Graduation
(DAY 10) MON OCT 1
6:30 Yoga
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Session
12:30 Lunch
2:30 Session 6:00 Dinner
7:30 Graduation/Celebration
(DAY 11) TUE OCT 2
8:00 Breakfast
10:00 – 12:00 Check-out/Departures/Lunch


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