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Earth Art with Morning Altars

By Support
January 20, 2019

Forage the Land and Nourish Your Soul

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Do you have a desire to connect with a sense of belonging? To clear your busy mind, open up to your innate creativity and become skillful in adapting to change?

In this workshop, nature and art come together to help you do exactly that. Morning Altars is a 7 step practice that teaches you how to create personal earth altars and harness the healing power of art and nature.

These two creative forces have been a vital part of health and wellness for thousands of years, and in cultures all around the world.

But in our time of high speed, distraction and disconnection, it is more important than ever to cultivate rituals to slow us down and support a more meaningful way of life.

Through nature walks, meditation, group sharing and creative workshops you will learn how to:

  • Wander and forage in the stunning landscape around the Art of Living Retreat Center, connecting with the environment and collecting stones, flowers, leaves and berries
  • Collaborate with nature to express your heart and tell the story of your life through patterns, symmetry and art
  • Make your own earth altar and discover why the smallest and simplest of creations can nourish your soul

You will go home with a deep sense of connection to the land and a daily earth art practice that you can do anywhere in the world.

Items to bring: warm clothes; lots of water; bagged lunch and/or snacks; a few tote bags and a pair of shears for collecting natural materials.  

Open to all

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Day Schildkret is an internationally renowned artist and author of Morning Altars: A 7 Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit Through Nature, Art and Ritual. Large scale Morning Altars installations and workshops have been featured at Google, Wanderlust Festival and the Andy Warhol Preserve as well as many other prestigious events and venues. Day has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world to renew their relationship with nature, creativity and impermanence through ritual and the practice of earth art. Morning Altars is bringing ephemeral art to the collective human imagination.

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out.

Private Hotel Room
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi.

$285.00/Night


 

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$224.00/Night



Private Retreat Room

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

$233.00/Night


 

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$190.00/Night



Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.

$165.00/Night

Earth Art & Creative Connection: A Morning Altars Workshop

May 17th-19th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  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

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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Forest Bathing

By Support
January 19, 2019

Deepening Connection with Nature and Self

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Filmmaker and Forest Bathing guide Sylvie Rokab will take you on a journey into the forest.

She opens the workshop with a screening of her award winning film Love The Nature, narrated by Liam Neeson; taking you on a cinematic exploration through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world.

And then you embark on your own, experiential exploration.

As you move through the forest in the spectacular autumn landscape surrounding the Art of Living Retreat Center, you will slow right down and stress will melt away. As these forest walks continue throughout the weekend, you will:

  • Cultivate a sense of presence, and explore a relationship with other beings
  • Experience the healing power of nature connection, and its power to awaken creativity, inspire wonder, and spark profound realizations
  • Sink into your unique experience of the benefits of nature connection, which often includes a sense of stress and confusion dissolving; heart opening and emotions surfacing; and ideas arising as if from nowhere

You will go home with a renewed sense of connection, meaning and purpose. The forest is the therapist and Sylvie, your guide, will open the door for you to welcome its wisdom.

While this is a very gentle practice, participants need to be in good enough physical health so that they can hike comfortably in nature, which often has uneven trails and terrains.

With the Atlantic Forest as her backyard, Sylvie Rokab was born in Rio and was heartbroken by the rapid destruction of the nature surrounding her. As a young adult she made it her mission to inspire people to deepen their connection with the natural world, and after moving to the US she became a wildlife cinematographer and filmmaker. Now an Emmy nominated filmmaker with over twenty years of experience in the industry, she continues to seek to inspire a diverse audience to transform their relationship with nature and ignite a desire to protect our vital and spellbinding natural world. She is a nature therapy guide in the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing and leads people in an embodied and sensorial exploration of wild places, as well as lecturing around the world.

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out.

Private Hotel Room
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi.

$319.00/Night


 

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$245.00/Night



Private Retreat Room

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

$233.00/Night


 

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$190.00/Night



Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.

$165.00/Night

Forest Bathing: Deepening with Nature, Each Other, & Self

October 4th-6th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  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

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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Unleash Your Calling

By Support
January 19, 2019

Create the Work and Life You Love

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Do you sense another life calling you? Do you crave meaningful work, or ache to express your creativity— and still pay your bills? Your wildest dreams are not frivolous.

You have a calling; an expression of infinite talent, stamina and love. And in uncertain economic times, true passion is your greatest security.

Career and success coach Tama Kieves will teach you how to unlock your deepest desires and flourish in the work you’re meant to do. As a former Harvard-trained attorney turned leading career catalyst, Kieves has walked this walk.

Through breakthrough creative exercises you will learn how to:

  • Choose the right passion and tap unstoppable inner strength
  • Experience your inspired power and break through fears and obstacles
  • Turn your talents into income, windfalls, and opportunities
  • Reveal your own tailor-made, rock-solid path to success
  • Trust the genius and magic of unconventional choices
  • Find peace in the fluctuations of life, business, and constant change

You will go home with a host of practical strategies to enable you to soar in the life, work and business of your dreams.

Open to all

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Tama Kieves, an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, left her law practice to write and help others discover their life’s work. She is the bestselling author of This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love and Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work as well as her most recent book, Thriving Through Uncertainty. Featured in USA TODAY, Oprah Radio, and other national media, she is a sought-after speaker and visionary career and success coach who has helped thousands of people around the world to discover and launch into their life calling.

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out.

Private Hotel Room
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi.

$285.00/Night


 

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$224.00/Night



Private Retreat Room

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

$233.00/Night


 

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$190.00/Night



Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.

$165.00/Night

Unleash Your Calling: Create the Work and Life You Love

June 21st-23rd, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  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

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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Energetic System Upgrade

By Support
January 19, 2019

Love Never Dies

Dr. Jamie Turndorf will guide you to become a master mechanic of your unique energetic system.

Learn to scan for imbalances and recalibrate and upgrade your own energetic function, as well as how to do the same for friends and loved ones.

This workshop is an experiential journey full of transformational exercises. Dr. Turndorf’s radical new healing method, the Energetic System Upgrade, will enable you to heal in mind, body, spirit and emotion. And she acts as a human tuning fork, hearing vibrations from the deepest depths of your body and soul.

Through practical exercises and techniques, discussion and personal practice, you will:

  • Learn to tune into your energetic system and then scan, recalibrate and upgrade it
  • Learn to tap into the energetic presence of loved ones in order to obtain guidance on their unique path to healing and prosperity
  • Go beyond a traditional reading with a medium, and be transformed by Dr. Turndorf’s Energetic System Upgrade

The workshop will conclude with a demonstration of the Energetic System Upgrade method, so you will go home with profound inside into this energetic healing technique and a personal sense of radical transformation.

This workshop is open to all and may be of particular interest to therapists, energy workers and healing arts practitioners

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Known to millions as Dr. Love, Dr. Jamie Turndorf’s website AskDrLove.com is the web’s first and immensely popular relationship advice site, founded in 1995. She is the author of international bestselling book Love Never Dies: How to Reconnect and Make Peace with the Deceased, which has been translated into 34 languages. Her groundbreaking Trans-Dimensional Grief Resolution method guides the bereaved to reconnect and instantly heal grief. Dr. Turndorf is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop leader at the world’s top venues, including Agape International, NY Open Center, Rhythmia and Kripalu.

Find out more at www.askdrlove.com

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out.

Private Hotel Room
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi.

$285.00/Night


 

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$224.00/Night



Private Retreat Room

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

$233.00/Night


 

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$190.00/Night



Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.

$165.00/Night

Energetic System Upgrade: Love Never Dies

June 7th-9th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  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

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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Wellness 360

By Support
January 19, 2019

The Medicine of Movement, Meditation and Affirmation

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Imagine if complete wellness were your way of life! That is entirely possible — and mind-body movement pioneer Ellen Barrett will show you how.

This inspiring weekend includes yoga, breathwork, dance and meditation. It offers an ideal balance of invigoration and restoration, making it perfect for all levels of fitness and for both men and women.

It’s all about feeling good.

Through mind-body workouts, yoga, guided meditation, lecture and relaxation you will learn how to:

  • Exercise for total wellness, not just physical health
  • Make relaxation and hard work coexist comfortably
  • Use your breath to eradicate anxiety and manage stress
  • Empower and uplift yourself with affirmations
  • Easily incorporate meditation into your life

You will take home the skills and inspiration to improve your wellbeing — along with a 10 page packet with all of the key details from the retreat.

Items to bring: water bottle and flip flops/slip on sandals.

CE credits may be available from Kripalu for social workers.

Open to all. No yoga or meditation experience necessary.

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Ellen Barrett, M.A. is a Kripalu certified yoga teacher and has been inspiring people to move their bodies since 1989. She believes movement in all its forms is the most underrated self-help method and she is on a mission to get more people moving for whole-person health. Ellen is the creator of numerous workout videos, including the bestselling Yogini Workout; has starred in FIT TV’s long-running show All Star Workouts; and has written four wellness books.

Find out more at www.ellenbarrett.com

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out.

Private Hotel Room
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi.

$319.00/Night


 

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$246.00/Night



Private Retreat Room

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

$233.00/Night


 

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$190.00/Night



Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.

$165.00/Night

Wellness360: Movement, Meditation, and Affirmations

October 25th-27th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  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

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.

How to Thrive

By Support
January 19, 2019

Make the Most Out of Your Life

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We all want to make the most out of our lives – but do you know how? If not, you’re not alone. But this workshop will give you the skills to take charge of your life — so that you can thrive.

Two compassionate coaches will help you figure out what you want from the rest of your life, and teach you the tools you need to move forward with intention and love yourself unconditionally.

Using self-assessment, meditation, journaling and affirmations you will:

  • Form a clear understanding of your priorities, and identify what brings you joy and contentment
  • Identify and release all that is holding you back
  • Recognize the important of attitude, learn positive self-talk, and create a personal mantra
  • Learn effective meditation techniques for personal growth
  • Create a daily self care practice to help you feel your best
  • Learn how to connect with your soul and listen to your voice

You will take home a pack of strategies to support your development after the workshop, which will include two sample meditations, ten journal prompts, ten personal affirmations and written guidance on various self care tools. And of course, the inner motivation and inspiration needed to kick-start your thriving life.

Open to all

    


Garth Callaghan and Dara Kurtz
are inspirational authors (books include Napkin Notes and Crush Cancer) and speakers who share their life-changing work with people all over the world through workshops, media, and as coaches.  They are both cancer survivors who have learned first-hand how to get through difficult times and create the life they truly desire. You can find out more about them by visiting their respective websites: www.napkinnotes.com and www.crazyperfectlife.com

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out.

Private Hotel Room
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi.

$285.00/Night


 

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$224.00/Night



Private Retreat Room

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

$233.00/Night


 

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$190.00/Night



Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.

$165.00/Night

How to THRIVE and Make the Most Out of Your Life

May 3rd-5th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 8:00-8:45 am (Morning Meditation); 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  5:15-6:15 pm;

Departure Day 8:00-8:45 am (Morning Meditation); 9:30 am-12:30 pm (Fire Ceremony)

(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)

7:30-9:00 pm Program Session

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
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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Little Flower Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training

By Support
January 19, 2019

Helping Children and Teens Thrive

Do you have the desire to give kids the tools they need to embrace joy and build resilience, regardless of their circumstances?

A comprehensive certification program for teaching yoga and mindfulness to children and youth — ages 3 to 18.

Kids need skills to help them thrive in the world and navigate the many challenges they face. Yoga and mindfulness practices provide them with practical ways to increase self-awareness and access their inner resources — all while having fun!

A growing body of research highlights the profound benefits of yoga and mindfulness for children. Little Flower Yoga has worked with more than 100,00 kids since 2006, and its teaching is research-based, developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive and trauma-informed.

Through an innovative combination of in-person and online workshops as well as one-on-one mentorship (optional), you will:

  • Discover how yoga and mindfulness can support effective integration and function
  • Learn a clear, structured framework, based on our five element methodology, that will allow you to teach an integrated experience of yoga and mindfulness in any setting
  • Explore the challenges of teaching in school environments, studios, and community spaces
  • Get practical information about how to set up new classes and navigate relationships with schools
  • Learn compassionate behavior management skills
  • Learn to teach from a trauma-sensitive perspective
  • Start or deepen your own yoga and mindfulness practice
  • Receive ongoing support as you build your career

This course is open to all who work with children on a professional all personal basis, including (but not limited to) yoga teachers; parents; teachers; school staff members; therapists; health professionals; and social workers.

Whether you have an established yoga practice or are embarking on this journey with a fresh mind, you will finish this program with the skills and knowledge needed to support young people using yoga and meditation.

This course includes access to 3 hours of webinar content pre-retreat and 10 hours of webinar content post-retreat, including a 6 hour course exploring sharing yoga and mindfulness with children with special needs taught by occupational therapist Allison Morgan.

Certified by Yoga Alliance.

 

Your Art of Living Retreat Center Week

Your AOLRC week is a very special offering that combines all of the in-person LFY coursework (Level 1, 2 and 3) into a deeply empowering experience, rich with opportunities for your own personal practice. You can take this course as a stand-alone experience, and head home with the tools you need to bring this work into the world, or use it to complete your in-person requirements for LFY Certification.

 

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Little Flower Yoga Teacher, you’ll need to complete some additional requirements that are not included in the retreat: Trauma-Informed Training, Chair Yoga, Mentorship, and reading and writing assignments, all of which can be done from your home. There is no required time frame for completion—you can work toward certification at your own pace. You can learn more about the certification process at littlefloweryoga.com, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out at [email protected]

Bio ImageLittle Flower Yoga is a Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teacher Training School with a passion for helping children embrace their full potential and live their lives with joy; knowing that the world holds great wonders for them. LFY is one of the longest running children’s yoga training programs, and has trained more than 4,400 teachers since 2006. Its trainers are all actively teaching in schools and LFY runs its own school yoga program, The School Yoga Projects — delivering direct service and ongoing support to schools around the world. Teaching is based on a 5 Elements approach and provides a clear framework from which to create and teach lessons.

Find out more at littlefloweryoga.com

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out.

Private Hotel Room
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi.

$252.00/Night


 

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$203.00/Night



Private Retreat Room

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

$217.00/Night


 

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$179.00/Night



Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.

$158.00/Night

Little Flower Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training

April 12th-19th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:00 am-12:30 pm;  2:00-6:00 pm; Tuesday, April 16th – 7:30-9:30 pm (optional)

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 3:00 pm, 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
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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Warrior Goddess Wisdom Weekend

By Support
January 19, 2019

Step Into Your Feminine Power

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You are a Warrior Goddess. It’s time to embrace your power.

This empowering immersive weekend will allow you to embody this feminine energy every day of your life. We will explore the element of fire and its relationship to your energetic body — supporting vibrancy, creativity, and the ability to tap into magic.

Through body movement, dance, group discussion, journaling, one-on-one sharing, yoga and a truly transformative firewalk, you will learn:

  • The four critical components for a Warrior Goddess
  • How to systematically come back home to yourself over and over even — even when you feel triggered or scared
  • How to create a community that adores you for who you are while encouraging you to grow
  • How to acquire the five must-haves for owning your Warrior Goddess self: trusting connection, a creative and playful mind, self-compassion, an open heart and the courage to stand with yourself.
  • The ancient technique of recapitulation to recapture energy from your past
  • Secrets to shield and protect your energy
  • Ceremonies to clear out old ancestral patterns and energies that no longer serve you

Each woman will go home with an understanding of her desires and purpose and a new commitment to herself.

Items to bring: a notebook and comfortable clothing. It is recommended that participants read the Warrior Goddess Training book if possible.

Open to all women.

Bio ImageHeatherAsh Amara is the founder of Toci — the Toltec Center of Creative Intent — and the author of the bestselling Warrior Goddess Training series which draws on the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. An international teacher and inspiration, she shares lectures and workshops around the world based on her mission to help others find and live in their authenticity.

Find out more at www.heatherashamara.com

 

Thursday Add-on Special: $129 Tuition plus 1 extra night room and meals

(with Thursday add-on retreat will run from 24th evening to 28th afternoon)

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out.

Private Hotel Room
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi.

$285.00/Night


 

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$224.00/Night



Private Retreat Room

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

$233.00/Night


 

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$190.00/Night



Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.

$165.00/Night

Warrior Goddess Weekend with HeatherAsh Amara

July 25th-28th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  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

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 Power of Feeling

By Support
January 19, 2019

The Feldenkrais Method® and Your Emotional Body

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There are four things taking place during every moment of your life: moving, sensing, thinking and feeling (emotions). The embodied experience of emotions remains mysterious within many somatic disciplines — but our emotions are in our bodies. They can’t be anywhere else.

This workshop offers concrete somatic strategies for developing an awareness and understanding of the physical patterns created by our emotions.

Using insight from the Feldenkrais Method®, The Emotional Body® approach, and from Lavinia Plonka’s 30 years of research in the field, you will be guided to untangle habitual emotional patterns and learn effective strategies for regulating emotions.

Using movement, discussion, writing, lecture and video, you will:

  • Learn what the Feldenkrais Method® and The Emotional Body® can tell us about our embodied expressions of emotional experience
  • Discover how those physical patterns and impressions can be untangled and reshaped, to promote a healthier body and a more intentional approach to managing emotions
  • Learn actionable techniques to regulate emotions through understanding breath, facial expression and posture

You will take home new skills in recognizing patterns, as well as tools for self-regulation. Crucially, you will understand the chemistry of emotion.

CE SealCE Credits available for Massage Therapists, NCBTMB.

This program is open to all, but may be of particular interest to bodyworkers, pyschotherapists and actors. You may be asked to speak directly with Lavinia prior to the workshop to ensure she is aware of any relevant physical emotional issues.

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Lavinia Plonka has spent a lifetime studying emotions. She was an Emmy nominated mime and Guggenheim Museum artist in residence before embarking on a career as a Feldenkrais teacher and romantic coach. Lavinia is an assistant trainer of Feldenkrais practitioners, with over 25 years of experience in the method. She is also a certified Alba teacher and an endorsed Emotional Body instructor. She has written several books with translations in 9 languages and teaches internationally.

Find out more at www.laviniaplonka.com

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out.

Private Hotel Room
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi.

$270.00/Night


 

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$214.00/Night



Private Retreat Room

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

$225.00/Night


 

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$185.00/Night



Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.

$162.00/Night

The Power of Feeling Emotions, Movement, and The Feldenkrais Method®

August 22nd-25th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  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

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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Nurturing Your Rebel Spirit

By Support
January 19, 2019

With Inspiration from Yoga, Music and Astrology

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Would you like to connect with your true Self? Do you feel the pull to understand your place in the world and the Universe? And are you ready to learn how to make this world a better place — for yourself and others?

An inspiring team of teachers will lead you on an energetic journey into the soul using Bhakti Yoga, Mantra, Music, Yoga Asana, Meditation and Astrology.

With practical workshops, group discussion, guided meditation, kirtan, yoga classes and storytelling you will:

  • Learn about Western Astrology and Hindu lore, and how the concepts and philosophies of each can draw you towards a more insightful understanding of yourself
  • Explore archetypal themes — including the characteristics of the rebel spirit — and their relationship with astrological influences
  • Feel the power of group chanting during kirtan, and discover the myths that accompany Sanskrit mantras
  • Experience the spiritually energizing effects of Cacao and ritual gratitude
  • Balance body and mind with yoga practice

You will go home with a profound sense of grounded relaxation and the inspiration to carry this experience into your daily life.

Open to all.

Rick Franz is a professional musician who has been playing and touring with globally renowned kirtan leaders for over two decades. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and draws his background in the healing arts and Hindu lore into his musical work — with an eclectic and deeply spiritual musical style.

Lindsey DePeri is a yoga teacher with a particular focus on the study and teaching of Western Astrology. She shares empowering insights through her teachings and gives guidance and coaching to clients around the world, with a focus on the soul’s evolutionary journey. She tours with Rick as Graced, a kirtan duo.

Shannon Dievendorf began her yoga journey in 2013 and soon realized that the physical and spiritual benefits extended far further than she’d first thought. She soon opened Rebel Soul Yoga in Oak Island, NC. Her hatha yoga classes focus on breath awareness, self love and connection.

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out.

Private Hotel Room
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi.

$270.00/Night


 

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$214.00/Night



Private Retreat Room

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

$225.00/Night


 

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

$185.00/Night



Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.

$162.00/Night

Nurturing Your Rebel Spirit: A Bhakti Yoga Experience

June 6th-9th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 8:00-9:30 pm (Bonfire)

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  2:00-4:00 pm; 8:00-10:00 pm (Bonfire on Saturday, June 8th)

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
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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