‘Make it Work’ – Couples Retreat

By Support
September 12, 2018

The science behind a healthy relationship

Do you feel that life has got in the way of your relationship? Do you need a break to recharge and reconnect?

This is your opportunity to focus on yourself and your partner, and fall in love all over again.

As featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, personal development coach Tony Gaskins has dedicated his life to helping couples create lasting love. Tony will help you see your partner – or potential partner – from a refreshed perspective, and inspire you to make a new commitment to love them with all your heart.

Through live coaching, discussion and self-reflection, Tony will give you:

· Life-changing healing and forgiveness exercises for you to resolve the pain-points that hinder your personal growth.

· Communication skills to eliminate arguments and pave the way for raw, heart-to-heart conversations.

· Real-talk about real love – cutting through the illusions about what love should really look and feel like.

When you leave this immersive weekend workshop, you will take with you a clear understanding of the blocks you’ve been facing in your romantic life. You will have a heart ready to forgive and start anew, and a deep belief in the power of pure love. And of course, a plan and actionable strategies to support your relationship for decades to come.

Open to anyone in a relationship, or desiring to be.

Tony Gaskins is a writer, relationship expert and inspirational speaker. Tony published his first book at the age of 22, and started his first company – Soul Writers – at 25. He quickly went on to tell the story of his challenging past on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Tyra Banks Show, and other global television programs. From there his work as an inspirational speaker and social media influencer took off, and his huge passion for life inspired him to become an international speaker and life coach for professional sports teams and celebrities. He teaches self-love to help his clients heal and achieve their goals. Tony is a husband of 11 years, and father to two boys. 

 

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

$810.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$676.00



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.

$718.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$616.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$578.00

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)
Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm
Daily 9:30 am-12:30pm; 2:00-4:30 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

Directions for Printing
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Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

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Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

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
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!


Angels (Ages 4 – 7)

By AOLRC
April 18, 2017

Overview

The Angels course helps your child leap forward into life with confidence, strength, and courage. Through stories, games, crafts and play the children are introduced to the idea that they are unique, beautiful, and special. The Angels course gives your child the foundation they need to grow and flourish in life.

OPTION 1: June 28 – July 5, 2018

CHECK IN: June 28th, 2018 between 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
COURSE START DATE: June 29th, 2018 at 9:30 AM
COURSE ENDS: July 4th, 2018 at 9:30pm after satsang
CHECK OUT: July 5th, 2018 by 9:30 AM during breakfast break
‌• Please make your travel plans according to the check in & check out information provided
‌• Please reserve extra night stay for early arrival or late departure during registration
Register 
Family participating in Sanyam please register your child using Option 1
Please note Jun 29 & 30 we will provide childcare while you are in session for Sanyam. Your child will start the Angels Course starting June 30th at 6:30pm.

 

OPTION 2: June 30 – July 4, 2018

CHECK IN: June 30th, 2018 between 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
COURSE START DATE: June 30th, 2018 at 6:30 PM
COURSE ENDS: July 4th, 2018 at 1:00 PM followed by lunch
CHECK OUT: July 4th, 2018 by 9:30 AM during breakfast break
‌• Please make your travel plans according to the check in & check out information provided
‌• Please reserve extra night stay for early arrival or late departure during registration
Register

Family participating in either Silence Course or Deep Dive Retreat register your child using Option 2

 

Prerequisite for Angels:
• None

Currently there is a wait list for on-site accommodation. We request you to register in a course of your choice and fill out the wait list form.

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

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Art excel course at the yoga retreat center.

Art Excel (Ages 8 – 13)

By AOLRC
April 18, 2017

Overview

Art Excel supports the overall well being of children by teaching them a variety of empowering techniques that foster peace of mind, mental clarity and focus, physical relaxation and emotional stability—all taught through engaging games and activities.

 

OPTION 1: June 28 – July 5, 2018

CHECK IN: June 28th, 2018 between 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
COURSE START DATE: June 29th, 2018 at 9:30 AM
COURSE ENDS: July 4th, 2018 at 9:30pm after satsang
CHECK OUT: July 5th, 2018 by 9:30 AM during breakfast break
‌• Please make your travel plans according to the check in & check out information provided
‌• Please reserve extra night stay for early arrival or late departure during registration
Register 
Family participating in Sanyam please register your child using Option 1
Please note Jun 29 & 30 we will provide childcare while you are in session for Sanyam. Your child will start the Art Excel Course starting June 30th at 6:30pm.

 

OPTION 2: June 30 – July 4, 2018

CHECK IN: June 30th, 2018 between 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
COURSE START DATE: June 30th, 2018 at 6:30 PM
COURSE ENDS: July 4th, 2018 at 1:00 PM followed by lunch
CHECK OUT: July 4th, 2018 by 9:30 AM during breakfast break
‌• Please make your travel plans according to the check in & check out information provided
‌• Please reserve extra night stay for early arrival or late departure during registration
Register

Family participating in either Silence Course or Deep Dive Retreat register your child using Option 2

 

Prerequisite for Art Excel:
• None

Currently there is a wait list for on-site accommodation. We request you to register in a course of your choice and fill out the wait list form.

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

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Youth leadership at the spiritual retreat center.

Yes (Ages 14 – 17)

By AOLRC
April 18, 2017

Overview

YES! provides teens with a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy lifestyle through practical tools and life skills to manage stress and emotions. The program helps motivate teens to succeed in school and make healthy choices when faced with life’s challenges.

 

OPTION 1: June 28 – July 5, 2018

CHECK IN: June 28th, 2018 between 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
COURSE START DATE: June 29th, 2018 at 9:30 AM
COURSE ENDS: July 4th, 2018 at 9:30pm after satsang
CHECK OUT: July 5th, 2018 by 9:30 AM during breakfast break
‌• Please make your travel plans according to the check in & check out information provided
‌• Please reserve extra night stay for early arrival or late departure during registration
Register 
Family participating in Sanyam please register your child using Option 1
Please note Jun 29 & 30 we will provide childcare while you are in session for Sanyam. Your child will start the Yes Course starting June 30th at 6:30pm.

 

OPTION 2: June 30 – July 4, 2018

CHECK IN: June 30th, 2018 between 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
COURSE START DATE: June 30th, 2018 at 6:30 PM
COURSE ENDS: July 4th, 2018 at 1:00 PM followed by lunch
CHECK OUT: July 4th, 2018 by 9:30 AM during breakfast break
‌• Please make your travel plans according to the check in & check out information provided
‌• Please reserve extra night stay for early arrival or late departure during registration
Register

Family participating in either Silence Course or Deep Dive Retreat register your child using Option 2

 

Prerequisite for YES Course:
• None

Currently there is a wait list for on-site accommodation. We request you to register in a course of your choice and fill out the wait list form.

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

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From Me to We

By AOLRC
March 24, 2017

This program is currently full and closed for registrations. Please email info (at) artoflivingretreatcenter.org to join the waitlist.

Enhanced Self-Awareness for Better Relationships

Discover where you are stuck and how to let go. This retreat is designed to bring greater awareness of your beliefs, assumptions and patterns that hold you back from living in the moment. You will learn tools and techniques that allow you to better manage and to let go of anger, regret, fear. When we let go of our past beliefs and worry we naturally live, connect and communicate better. Love and intimacy are a natural result when we let go of negative emotions.

Through this program:

  • Improve communication with yourself and with your partner
  • Connect to deeper levels of your mind and feelings
  • Let go of past negative emotions
  • learn tools to keep your mind present

Intensive Work

Private one-on-one coaching is also available for couples who are interested in coming a day early for intensive personal work. Space is available on a first come, first served basis and limited to the first seven couples to apply.

About the Coach

Rajshree Patel has taught hundreds of thousands of people and is an expert on mind and how people relate. She brings deep insight and intuition to help participants release old patters, enhance connectedness and bring clarity to life’s situations.

A highly sought-after trainer and inspirational speaker, she has traveled to 35 countries, speaking and facilitating programs to hundreds of thousands of people and organizations including the World Bank,NBCU, American Express, Shell Oil, Morgan Stanley, Texas Instruments, Harvard University, The United Nations and UNESCO.

She continues to travel offering a remarkable range of programs, including stress management, leadership, conflict resolution, relationships, communication, yoga, meditation and breathing.

Art of Living Adventure Camp

By AOLRC
March 24, 2017

Nonviolent Communication for Better Living

By AOLRC
March 24, 2017

Overview

How do you respond to difficult people and challenging conversations? Nonviolent Communication for Better Living offers tools for creating mutual understanding, trust, intimacy, and meaning in your relationships.

The retreat is based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication, and is led by Dian Killian who co-taught with Rosenberg and has herself written two popular Nonviolent Communication (NVC) books. NVC will help you transform how you relate to others – by practicing self-empathy, connecting to the needs of others, and asking for what you want. You will develop a greater self-connection and connection with others.

Whether you are new to NVC or wish to deepen your practice, you’ll learn practical skills, including how to:

  • Stay self-connected during challenging conversations
  • Listen to yourself and others, even when triggered
  • Discern what matters to you on a core level
  • Create strategies that work for everyone
  • Speak from your heart with honesty and connection

Read more about NVC here

Recommended advance reading: ‘Connecting across Differences’ by Jane Connor and Dian Killian

About the Teacher

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Dian Killian, PhD, is a Certified Trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication, a certified life coach (a graduate of the Coaching for Transformation program) and author of two books, Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of NY, and Connecting across Differences: How to Connect with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere (now in its third edition, and in German). Founder and former director of the Center for Collaborative Communication, she now offers coaching and training via her company, Work Collaboratively, to diverse organizations from small and large NGOs to multinational and Fortune 100 companies. She also leads the annual East Coast Women’s Retreat and has regularly offered public programming at Kripalu, the 92nd St Y, Omega, the NY Open Center, NVC Academy, and in the Bahamas and Europe. Learn more and join her blog post and mailing list here

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