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Lovingkindness Retreat

By Support
November 12, 2018

Find Peace with an Open and Loving Heart

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Imagine if you could feel love towards anyone. Wouldn’t it be liberating to send love to people who have hurt you, or to those you envy?

Rooted in Buddhist tradition, lovingkindness is a meditation practice which cultivates your innate capacity for an open and loving heart. It enriches your sense of compassion, and joy in the happiness of others; it deepens your connection to inner peace.

Sharon Salzberg is among the world’s leading lovingkindness meditation teachers and will be joining us in the tranquility of the Blue Ridge Mountains to share her profound and insightful teachings. It’s a unique opportunity to gain an experiential understanding of how to incorporate lovingkindness into your life with the guidance and support of an expert.

Through guided meditations, discussion, and Q&A sessions, you will:

  • Learn what lovingkindness is, and why it is so powerful
  • Settle into deep, guided lovingkindness meditation practices
  • Learn how this form of meditation can create joy, peace, and compassion; and how it can improve your concentration, connection, and sense of fearlessness
  • Discover how to continue your practice at home

You will take home a philosophical and experiential understanding of lovingkindness meditation, and the knowledge to develop your practice after the retreat.

Open to all – beginners and experienced meditation practitioners welcome.

Bio ImageSharon Salzberg is known globally as a pioneer in the field of meditation; as a teacher, and a New York Times bestselling author of books on various meditation subjects, including Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, published in 1995. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness to the West since she first began teaching in 1974. Sharon is the co-founder of the first western meditation center in the US: The Insight Meditation Society. Her modern approach to Buddhist teachings makes them instantly accessible. Find out more about Sharon at www.sharonsalzberg.com

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

$890.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$739.00



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.

$784.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$672.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$629.00

June 21 st -23 rd , 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

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

Directions for Printing
Download a print file of the directions

Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

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Yoga for Soul Searchers

By Support
November 9, 2018

Channeling Boundless Expression Through Yoga

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are two options for this retreat:

Weekend Only: (April 26 -29)

or

Week-long: (April 26 – May 3) 

Recommended reading: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

Open to all – beginners and experienced yoga practitioners welcome.

Yoga Alliance CE credits available.

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

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

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

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



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

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



Retreat: Retreat Room Single

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

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



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

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



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

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

Check in 3:00pm, Friday, April 26

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

Daily schedule, Saturday/Sunday for Weekend guests

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

Daily schedule, Saturday-Thursday for One-Week guests

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

Schedule variation:  Tuesday, midday hike to Glen Burney Falls

Friday Morning check out / No class

Shankara Spa

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

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

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

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


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

Directions for Printing
Download a print file of the directions

Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

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Fall in Love with Life

By Support
November 9, 2018

Through Yoga, Breath and Nature Connection

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

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

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

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

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

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

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

$816.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$685.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Single

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

$726.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$626.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$590.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Directions for Printing
Download a print file of the directions

Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

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Miracles in the Mountains

By Support
November 9, 2018

"Miracles, Scribes, and Mystics"

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Kathy Scott Perry has been a Course in Miracles student ever since she got into the wrong room, at a conference, by mistake, which cost Kathy her life, at least the one she had so carefully planned! After that fateful day, her life changed dramatically and miraculously, from a limited life of pain and struggle to an unlimited life of abundance and Grace. The benevolence of the Course, took her places, she could have never dreamed of, and helped her accomplish things, she never knew were possible.

During her intensive study of the Course and Course related material, she found A Course of Love, The Way of Mastery, and other books. These teachings were all lovingly and painstakingly given to “first receivers”, by a voice identifying itself as Jesus, Holy Spirit, or the Voice for Love. Kathy was so intrigued by the healing and transformative power of these magnificent works that she created the “Miracles in the Mountains” conference, in Colorado in 2012, featuring many of the scribes, channels, and authors, of these miraculous expressions of love!

Because the conference itself was a miracle, and because there have been many requests for another one, Kathy is heeding the call! The second “Miracles in the Mountains”, Conference will be held on October 11-14, 2019. at the beautiful Art of Living Retreat Center, in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Many of the presenters from the Colorado conference will be returning, along with several new ones, all with the same purpose, to share their journey to wholeness through the transformational healing power of “Limitless Love, and True Forgiveness”.

At this conference you will learn:

  • How these miraculous works came into being, and what they mean to all mankind
  • The transformational power of extending love and practicing forgiveness
  • How to connect with your original Self, the knowledge of who you really are.
  • To dissolve the obstacles to the presence of Love, and let love work through you
  • How to live in the flow of love and practice love as a state of being.
  • To stop giving away your power and learn that “We are all illuminators”
  • How to discover your Divine purpose
  • How to forgive the unforgivable.
  • To know that you are an infinite being and never alone
  • How to foster deeper connections with others and, most importantly, with ourselves.
  • To discover the truth of your magnificence, through learning and connecting, enveloped in a beautiful setting, along with like-minded people, with joy, humor, music and fun!
  • Jon Mundy, ACIM

     A Course in Miracles –  Jon is one of the most beloved, and prolific Course in Miracles teachers and presenters in the world today. His talks are interesting, lively, and always full of, profound and useful information. John will base his talk on this chapter in the Course,
    “The Limitless Love of God.” ACIM T-14.X.6:12 “Being continuously maximal, the limitless Love of God offers everything to everyone always”.
    He will also be doing a humorous presentation on Saturday night as Dr. Baba Jon Mundane, a stand-up philosopher comedian.

  • Mari Perron, ACOL

    A Course of Love – Love and forgiveness may not always go hand in hand initially, but ultimately, they are the key in the lock, the exact combination that opens the door towards freedom.  Freedom is never the goal when first approaching vulnerable life events, but is the gift of forgiveness that shines through and is recognized.  Mari Perron and Mary Love illuminate examples from the groundbreaking book A Course of Love, received by Mari, and Grace, the story of Mary’s infant daughter who died.  These women reflect the strength of relationship, the power of dialogue to heal, and creativity that is recognized when two or more are able to merge in support and discovery.

  • Jayem Hammer, WOM

     The way of Mastery: On Love and Forgiveness
    The Shimmering and Only Reality and the Majestic Depth of restoring it!
    We begin our journey in concept and Idea as the mind begins to reduce its fear, and a new ripeness emerges for what is beyond Idea: a truly mystical transfiguration of heart, soul, mind, and ‘body’, to realize the fullness of the Christ. Jayem will share how to master forgiveness and heal the dynamics of the ego-mind. You will learn how to unfold Love by serving the Whole. Then the world disappears and reappears as Love Itself actively revealing Its own Nature to our awareness. We are ‘returned to the ancient beginning’ even in each moment: the completion of Forgiveness. What fun!

  • Scott Stabile, Big Love

    “Big Love” and Forgiving the Unforgivable – Scott relates how, against all odds, he found his way to forgiveness of the man who shot and killed his parents. By doing so, Scott invites us all to consider empathy as a guiding force in our lives in order to foster deeper connections with others and, most importantly, with ourselves. This talk will not only reconnect you to the transcendent power of love and forgiveness but will also offer practical tools to help root you there.

  • Beth Geer, One Love (Awakening to One Love)

    “Awakening to One Love” – Divine Purpose: In her talk, Beth will share her real-life experiences, insights and channeled messages as given her through our collective Divine Inner Voice Who identifies Itself as the Voice of the Holy Spirit – Whom she continues to receive ongoing revelations from on a daily basis.  Often, the theme of love and forgiveness is running through each message. Love and forgiveness are the keys to opening our inner door that was never locked and are the keys to our awakening. But first, we must truly understand what it means to love and forgive. It is her goal to share what she’s learned in order to help save others the time and effort it took her to understand our Divine Purpose; a Purpose that once fulfilled will bring you joy, healing, inner peace, and a Grand Awakening.

  • Gina Lake, Jesus Speaks

“Christ Consciousness Transmission”

Gina Lake will be giving a Christ Consciousness energy transmission online. These Christ Consciousness transmissions are from Jesus and a circle of 27 Ascended Masters for the purpose of accelerating spiritual growth and awakening and healing longstanding issues. Jesus has said this about these transmissions:
“These transmissions come to you from the heart of God to the heart of the universe to your own heart. They are for you, for your awakening. Christ Consciousness is but one name for the universal force that I tapped into when I was alive and that you naturally answer to and step to when you are aligned with your divine nature. These transmissions will connect you with your original self, the knowledge of who you really are.”
To uplift and prepare people for the transmission, Gina will present a channeled message from Jesus created specifically for the Miracles in the Mountains conference

  • Kathy Scott Perry – Miracle Promotions  
  • “Forgiving the unforgivable”

Within a three year period Kathy lost her 3 month old granddaughter to Sids, and both her former husband, and her 27 year old daughter, were murdered in separate incidences. In this deeply personal, but highly spiritual and inspiring talk, she will share how she healed by connecting with her loved ones through Mediums, practicing forgiveness, following a spiritual practice, along with with inspired action, led her to live a happy, fulfilled, and productive life.

  • Scott Grace – Music and Mirth
  • Larry Seyer – Music and Sound
  • Mary Love – ACOL
  • “Awakening” spiritual musical group from Norway

Jon Mundy Ph.D. is an author, lecturer, the publisher of Miracles magazine and the Executive Director of All Faiths Seminary International in New York City.
He taught courses in Philosophy, Religion and Psychology from 1967 to 2008 at the New School University and the State University of New York specializing in The History of Mysticism.
The author of 10 books, his newest book is A Course in Mysticism and Miracles. His earlier book, Living A Course in Miracles has become a perennial best-seller and now exists in 8 languages. He has produced over 115 YouTube presentations on A Course in Miracles. Including a chapter by chapter analysis of the entire text of the Course.
Jon met Dr. Helen Schucman the scribe of A Course in Miracles in 1973. Helen introduced Jon to the Course and served as his counselor till she became ill in 1980.

Mari Perron – From the time of her struggles as a rebellious teen, to being a young single mother, and on to working her way (as she thought of it) from shame to respectability, Mari was writing. As she wrote, she thought she “dealt with” her feelings. Mari’s opportunity to do more than “deal” would come. In the tender and revealing time of her friend Mary Love’s grief, after the loss of her infant daughter, a door opened for her to be vulnerable too. Three years later, Mary’s dream of a “new course in miracles” alerted Mari to the nature of a call she’d been feeling for over a year, and in 1998, she became the first receiver of A Course of Love, following in the footsteps of Helen Schucman, scribe of A Course in Miracles.
This new course asked that Mari, and each of us, turn to our hearts, forgive the past, be vulnerable enough to share ourselves in the present, and be creative and collaborative visionaries, creating a new future. This Course, meant to be for the heart what A Course in Miracles is to the mind, is now widely read, and available in four foreign languages, with more on the way.
A lifelong writer, Mari also wrote The Given Self, Creation of the New, and collaborated with Mary Love on The Grace Trilogy. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband Donny and cat Simeon, has three grown children, and four grandsons.

Jayem (Jon Marc Hammer)was the ‘very reluctant channel’ of the Way of Mastery, a profound pathway of enlightenment, which unfolded over years through an extraordinary encounter with Jeshua (Jesus) in 1987. It was the beginning of a long, sustained apprenticeship grounded in a deep and humble devotional gratitude to Jeshua for bringing the “grace-filled Light” that heals, awakens, and transforms. Jayem’s surrendered studentship has blossomed him into a rare master teacher and gifted facilitator. He is known the world over for his compassionate, clear sharing of Truth and for his ability to rapidly help others ‘cut to the chase’ of the pain, wounds, and illusions that are binding them. He is devoted to the correction of the mind, restoration of the true heart and the return to Soul as our only Identity, at one –and at play – both with, and in, the infinite Divine Reality of ‘God’.

Scott Stabile’s inspirational posts and videos have attracted a huge and devoted social media following, including more than 350,000 Facebook fans alone. Scott’s parents were murdered when he was fourteen. Nine years later, his brother died of a heroin overdose. Soon after that, Scott joined a cult that dominated his life for thirteen years before he summoned the courage to walk away. Through writing and speaking, Scott relates these profound experiences as well as everyday struggles and triumphs in ways that are universally applicable, uplifting, and laugh-out-loud funny. Whether silencing shame, rebounding after failure, or moving forward despite fears, Scott shares hard-won insights that consistently return audiences to love, both of themselves and others. Scott is the author of Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart, Just Love, and Iris. A passionate love advocate, Scott runs daylong empowerment workshops nationally and internationally. Find Scott at his website, www.scottstabile.com, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/scottfrankstabile, or on Instagram, www.instagram.com/scottstabile.

Beth Geer has had a multitude of psychic, paranormal, and deeply profound spiritual experiences throughout her life, beginning around the tender age of 5 years old. After spending over 10 years studying, A Course In Miracles, Beth began to hear the Voice of the Holy Spirit open up within her, unlocking a powerful message from Him that she is deeply compelled to share with all of us. Beth promises that this message is simple and easy to understand, and that it will change your life forever. Once you hear this message, you won’t be able to go back to your old way of being, or look at the world the same again.
Beth lives on a hobby farm in rural Minnesota, with her husband Paul, their two children Miranda and Samuel, along with many pet animals. She is a licensed pharmacist, currently working in the retail setting. She has compiled much of what she’s learned in her highly acclaimed first book, “Awakening To One Love: uncover the inner peace and joy hidden within you”and her deck of Divine Messages scribed from the Holy Spirit titled, “Awakening Cards: 52 Divine Messages.” You can find out more about Beth at; https://www.awakening2onelove.com/

Gina Lake is a nondual spiritual teacher and the author of more than twenty books. She awakened to her true nature in 1999 and has been a channel since 1989. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. In 2012, Jesus began dictating books through her, which she receives in the same way that Helen Schucman received A Course in Miracles. Her teachings are most similar to Eckhart Tolle’s, Byron Katie’s, Adyashanti’s, and A Course in Miracles. In 2017, Jesus asked Gina and her husband, Nirmala, to offer Christ Consciousness transmissions to groups online. In addition to the energy transmission, these gatherings include a channeled message from Jesus. You can connect with Gina through her website at www.RadicalHappiness.com and her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Gina-Lake-103715656336850/.

Kathy Scott Perry, Miracle Promotions
Suffering several major losses in her life became the catalyst for a relentless and intensive journey in the search for Truth. She decided the best way to find it for herself, was to help others find it, as well. Kathy has been a conference and workshop producer for over 25 years, with name presenters such as Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch, Don Miguel Ruiz, Gregg Braden, and many more. Kathy is a 40 year Course in Miracles student and has produced many events with teachers of the Course and related works. She is the producer of the highly acclaimed, “Miracles in the Mountains” Conference’s. Her business, Miracle Promotions, is dedicated to transforming the mind and spirit, through the education of the heart. She personally counsels and teaches people that they can survive anything, even catastrophic circumstances. She resides in Houston, TX, near her daughter and two baseball playing grandsons, and considers baseball to be a part of her spiritual practice.

Scott Grace; Modern Day Troubadour, Cosmic Comedian, and a vessel at the Angelic Musical Messenger Service
Scott Grace has been studying and arguing with A Course in Miracles since 1985. In1995, Jesus appeared in his mind and began casual conversations that made the Course and life a whole lot easier. In fact, Scott Grace emanates ease. Scott is a superior storyteller and oozes Universal truths with a humorous touch. What to expect from Scott at the conference: the Truth, gift-wrapped in joy, music, and humor. Visit Scott at www.scottsongs.com
Back by popular demand, Scott, often called the Spiritual Dr. Seuss, will be our musical emcee. Through story and song, he brilliantly, and humorously weaves everything, and everyone, together, into one beautiful, harmonious whole!

Larry Seyer (rhymes with FIRE) is a world class studio musician who gained national recognition as both a producer and engineer, garnering multiple GRAMMY awards during the process. For over 35 years, he worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Asleep At The Wheel, George Strait, Manhattan Transfer, The Dixie Chicks, George Martin, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and over three-hundred other Texas and national artists.
Larry has been a student of “A Course in Miracles” since 1988 and has helped thousands of people find the Course via the presentations he gave at Divine Cosmos Conferences held worldwide with David Wilcock.
He currently plays music full time in Hawaii and writes humorous little books about Oneness. His latest release, “There is Only ONE of us here – and it’s not you” was released on September 9th, 2018. Find out more about Larry here: [email protected]

Mary Love is the author of Grace, a book that came into being after her infant daughter’s death opened a place that no parent would wish to go.  Even before Grace was born, dreams, foreshadowing the shape of future events concerning her child began. After Grace’s death, Mary’s dream life and the dream lives of two close friends, Mari Perron and Julieanne Carver, began skyrocketing–demonstrating that life does not end, and we are forever connected in or out of time. Mary’s book Grace, embraces a journey filled with confusion and ultimate love. From the judging of “why did this happen?” to the understanding that the “why” no longer mattered, love’s path revealed wholeness. Forgiveness washes away all misunderstandings of truth. 

Mary studied film theory and how messages are transmitted. Having lived in Latin America when younger, Anthropology later became a natural point of entry at the University of Minnesota. The act of documenting what it means to truly be alive is reflected in all Mary is drawn to in life. She continues to work closely with Mari Perron via video and writing. This creative partnership has spanned 25 years with an intriguing focus on dialogue opening a new frontier of spiritual awareness.

Awakening
This amazing group, Awakening, composed of, Christina Undhjem, Rune Karlsen, Kenneth Laugen, and Anne Eidsaune, are based in Trondheim, Norway. All Course in miracles students, their mission is to assist you to feel the presence of love within yourself. “Awakening” combines a visual experience with a live concert, a beautiful combination of sound and light. Starting with a color meditation, you are taken on a journey throughout the body, using colors, sound, vibration, and rhythm to raise your presence. Using self composed Angelic songs and art, they create a universe that will send you on a beautiful journey into yourself!

Christina Undhjem is born and raised in Røros, Norway. She’s an artist and songwriter and has accomplished great things in the music business since 1995. In may 2016 she experienced things that nobody could really explain, but then she met Arne Skjærvik who could tell her more about her experiences. A few months later she got a call about a project Arne was working on. He had engaged an artist named Kenneth Laugen who painted the 12 archangels. He asked her if she wanted to write a song for each painting. She say yes after visiting Kenneth in his gallery. She knew little about angels then, curiosity and openness was her beginning of Awakening!

Kenneth Laugen is born and raised in Trondheim, Norway.
He started painting in 1985. The first thing that caught his attention and inspired him to paint, was discovering the positive effect of colors. To view Kenneth’s work: www.kennethlaugen.com

Anne Næss Eidsaune born and raised in Trondheim, Norway. She works with color therapy and energies through sound, music and color. Her appearance’s give you joy, peace and love. Her mission is to give you the opportunity to feel the presence,and the love within yourself. She takes you on a journey throughout the body using the positive effect of colors.

Rune Karlsen
Percussionist Rune Karlsen was born and raised in Trondheim, Norway.
He is a producer and songwriter and is currently working on finalizing a color-meditation album together with Christina. Through tone and sound vibration, Rune amplifies the meditation of Anne with Indian singing bowls and Hapi. He also assists with percussive elements at the archangel concerts together with Christina.

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

$995.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$843.00



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.

$891.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$780.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$733.00

Optional Post Conference Workshops and Events:

Please remember that those staying onsite during this time only have to pay the additional tuition.

Those who choose to commute and only come to the post-conference events must pay the tuitions plus a $25/workshop commuter fee (does not inlcude meals) or $100/day commuter fee (includes meals). (Please use the links above or on side box under Optional Post Conference Workshops to register)

Scott Stabile – “Writing Yourself” workshop 
Open, honest writing changes lives, especially the life of the writer. Many studies have confirmed what those who keep a journal already know: a consistent writing practice can improve our physical, mental and emotional health.

Writing clarifies. Writing empowers. Writing heals.

In this workshop, author Scott Stabile will guide you through writing exercises designed to help you unlock deeper truths about yourself, so that you can approach your life with a clearer and more expansive understanding of who you are and what you need in order to live a more peaceful and fully realized life. Whether you write every day, or have never used writing as a tool for personal growth, you will benefit from this opportunity to connect deeply with your inner voice. The focus here is not on grammar or technique, but on honest and brave internal exploration, and the belief that writing of this nature can lead to self-discovery and personal empowerment.

Along with the targeted writing exercises, Scott will lead class discussion and share the unfiltered, compassionate insights to which his many readers and listeners have become accustomed.

Scott’s workshops are always intimate, with direct access to Scott. You’ll have ample opportunity to ask questions, share your experiences, and connect with other open-hearted, courageous souls.

Absolutely no writing experience necessary to benefit from the insights you’ll discover in this workshop.

* Developing a new relationship with fear so that it no longer controls us
* Embracing vulnerability and overcoming shame
* Using empathy to deepen connections and invite forgiveness
* Working with anger so that we can release it
* Discovering our most authentic selves
* Recognizing love as our greatest healer

* * * * *

Here’s what past attendees had to say about Scott’s workshops:

“I had no idea of the level of connection, insight and action that would be inspired by one afternoon workshop with Scott. Through love, candid conversation and creative exercises, I emerged ready to take on my fears and excited to make progress toward my dreams while gaining a new-found support network in the wonderful people I met during the workshop.” – Kristin H.

“I can’t say enough good things about Scott’s workshop. He is such a warm and loving presence and it is felt the moment you enter the room. I felt safe and supported by not only Scott but the participants. I learned such valuable tools and techniques that afternoon. I have already put in to practice what I learned and will continue to do so for many years to come. Highly recommended.” – Danelle S.

“If Scott comes to your town, GO to his workshop. Drop everything and GO. You will walk away feeling more aware of yourself, and most likely more at peace with yourself. I sure did. The writing exercises are exceptional, but there’s something about Scott specifically that blew me away. Such wisdom and compassion. And he’s really funny too. Like I said, JUST GO. You will be so grateful you did.” – Jenny K.

Awakening – Presence through Creativity Concert
This amazing group, Awakening, composed of, Christina Undhjem, Rune Karlsen, Kenneth Laugen, and Anne Eidsaune, are based in Trondheim, Norway. They are all Course In Miracles students. Their mission is to assist you to feel the presence of love within yourself. “Awakening” combines a visual experience with a live concert, a beautiful combination of sound and light. Starting with a color meditation, you are taken on a journey throughout the body, using colors, sound, vibration, and rhythm to raise your presence. Using self composed Angelic songs and art, they create a universe that will send you on a beautiful journey into yourself! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear and see them in an immersion concert of color, light, joy peace and Awakening!

Mari Perron and Mary Love – “We Are All Illuminators; The Energy of Us”
Our power is hidden in plain sight. This power is not a singular response but a movement into true creatorship which cannot ever be done alone.
It is the Energy of Us. And this movement is electric.
What is below the surface of this movement? Each of us has given our power away, gladly, discounting what moves within us. When this is done we set up a resistance, a blinding of our own power within. Can we surrender to one thought? That we are all illuminators?
We are all illuminators.
How long can each of us downplay, or stuff, our own innate wisdom in fear that it is not “enough”? This is what is spoken of in A Course of Love (ACOL), where Jesus requests that each of us move together, that the end of learning is here. Jesus has passed the baton to us. We are the Power.
Mary Love was inspired to share The Energy of Us. Together with Mari Perron, they will speak of the way they have experienced this energy and the way that ACOL acknowledges it. Our inner individual gifts extend from inner knowing. The vehicle is Relationship and the delivery system is Dialogue.
Let’s get out of our own way and begin moving together.

Jayem Hammer – “Living Practices of the Way of Mastery”
Based on our discoveries during the Conference sharing, together we will immerse in Some of the key Living Practices of Way of Mastery, discovering that the ‘holy spirit’ is a living vibrant energy/intelligence Jeshua called the ‘shem’; all of His original teachings were about ‘attuning to the flow’ of Light. In lively diads we will learn how to rest more deeply than ever and to guide others via Radical Inquiry to move beyond the superficial levels of Idea/Belief that must finally give way beyond ‘mind’ and open us as Living Soul. What if body and world were never an error, but opportunity to incarnate Christ, and that ego and even fear are transformed into angels when met with Love and Presence?
Come ready to ‘set aside all thought of what you have believed’, to rest in the playful innocence of our real Being, to be changed, opened, and transformed! At this workshop you will:
*Heal the fundamental wounds of Incarnation.
*Heal the dynamics of the ego-mind.
*Master the Breath and self-observation.
*Master Forgiveness.
How to unfold Love by serving the Whole.
*And to realize the fullness of the Christ

Miracles in the Mountains,

October 11 – 14, 2019 –  Schedule

Friday, Oct. 11

5:00 pm -6:00 pm Conference Check in

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm – 7:20 pm – Newcomer Orientation

7:20 pm – 7:40 pm Welcome – Kathy Scott Perry – Scott Grace

7:45 pm – 9:15 pm Opening Keynote – Jon Mundy  – “ A Course in Miracles”

9:15 – 9:45 pm Closing by “Awakening”

Saturday, Oct. 12

7:30 am – 8:30 am Yoga

7:30 am –  9:30 am Breakfast

9:30 am – 11:30 am – Mari Perron and Mary Love – “A Course of Love”

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Kathy Scott Perry – “Forgiving the unforgivable”

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Jon Marc Hammer – “The Way of Mastery”

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Gina Lake and Nirmala – Jesus channeling  “Christ Consciousness Transmission”

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm- 8:30 pm – Keynote, Scott Stabile – “Big Love” and Forgiving the Unforgivable.

8:30 pm –  9:00 pm Baba Jon Mundane; spiritual comedy

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Larry Seyer; Music, fun and dancing

Sunday, Oct. 13

7:30 am – 8:30 am Yoga

7:30 am – 9:30 am Breakfast

9:30 am – 11:30 am – Beth Geer – “Awakening to One Love”

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – “Awakening” and closing ceremony

12:30 pm – 2:00  pm Lunch – End main event.

Post Conference Events

2:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Scott Stabile;

“Writing Yourself Workshop”

(Optional/separate admission fee)

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner

7: 30 pm – 9:00 pm “ Awakening” full Concert (Optional/separate admission fee)

Monday – October 14

7:30 am – 8:30 am Yoga

7:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Mari Perron and Mary Love Workshop;

“The Energy of Us”

(Optional/separate admission fee)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Jayem Hammer workshop;

“Living Practices of the Way of Mastery”

(Optional/separate admission fee)

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Free Time – (Kirtan)

Tuesday, Oct. 15

7:30 am – 8:30 am Yoga

7:30 am – 9:30 am Breakfast

11:00 am Check out

9:30 am – 12:00 pm Free Time

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch

Directions for Printing
Download a print file of the directions

Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

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Qigong Empowerments for Wisdom, Love, and Vitality

By Support
November 9, 2018

Empowering Techniques to Support Well-being

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Experience profound well-being through the ancient Chinese healing practice of Qigong.

Internationally renowned Qigong master, Robert Peng, will guide you through flowing, meditative movements supported by the wisdom of generations of practitioners. It’s the perfect technique to balance the negative effects of modern life — it will reduce stress and improve your health.

Qigong Empowerments work to activate and harmonize three important energy centers to transform your energy and your experience of life.

Through a combination of active workshops, meditation practices, energetic group healing and discussion sessions, you will learn:

  • How to understand, activate and harmonize your body’s energy channels to help you feel better, communicate more easily, and enjoy vibrant wellbeing
  • Specific techniques including Hologram Palm; Breathing Empowerment; Three Treasures Standing Meditation; Four Golden Wheels; and Lotus Meditation. These techniques combine to create a holistic system for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
  • How Qigong can enhance your experience of the fullness and interconnectedness of life
  • How to use these practices to improve your self-esteem, contentment, and health

You will take home a sense of radiant health and vitality as the healing effects of the practice soothe your body and soul. You will also learn simple tools to use any time so that you can maintain this vitality in the months and years to come.

Open to all. May be of particular interest those in the helping profession.

Recommended Reading: The Master Key: Qigong Secrets for Vitality, Love, and Wisdom, Robert Peng with Rafael Nasser a

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

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

$1,730.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$1,353.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Single

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

$1,471.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$1,184.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$1,082.00

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

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Directions for Printing
Download a print file of the directions

Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

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Guardian Qigong For Health

By Support
November 8, 2018

Boost Your Inner Power

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

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

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

  • Come to understand the important energy centers and Guardian Qi and how they impact your physical, mental and emotional states
  • Learn breathing techniques to activate Qi, or energy channels
  • An exercise known as 4 Cycles which originated from the Shaolin Temple, to bring health to the vital organs and strengthen the Guardian Qi
  • Learn how to focus on particular vertebra to support health in the corresponding organs
  • Discover Seasonal Empowerment Practices to maintain vibrant Guardian Qi throughout the seasons of the year and your life

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

Open to all.

Presenter Bio Image

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

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

$908.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$757.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Single

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

$805.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$690.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$647.00

Guardian Qigong
March 15 th -17 th , 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

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

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

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

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

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

Directions for Printing
Download a print file of the directions

Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

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

By Support
November 7, 2018

New Year Yoga and Meditation Retreat

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

Leave behind the routines of everyday life to relax and rejuvenate in the peaceful mountains of North Carolina. Enjoy workshops, yoga classes, and guided meditations to fill you with confidence and self-love, and create clear, inspired intentions for the year ahead. With plenty of time for connection and conversation around the bonfire, and free time to reconnect within.

During the retreat you can:

  • Restore and rejuvenate through daily yoga and movement classes, and guided meditation practices to soothe your soul and ignite your enthusiasm for the new year
  • Hike in the beauty of the ancient mountains, try a meditative walk around the labyrinth or simply unwind with a book whilst admiring the vastness of the mountain range
  • Nourish your body and soul with fresh Ayurvedic meals
  • Treat yourself to an Ayurvedic spa treatment or pottery class on-site
  • Try belly dancing, drawing, group discussion and one-on-one sharing to draw out your inner creativity
  • Participate in group ceremonies and workshops to inspire your heart and set intentions for 2019

You will return home with a deeper sense of direction, confidence, and self-love. With a completed workbook with your vision statement and goals for 2019; a self-designed prayer flag; and a little something to keep you inspired throughout the year!

Open to all.

Yoga Alliance CE credits available.

Biography ImageSara Cain-da Costa E-RYT 500 is a health coach and the owner of Synergy Yoga Rock Hill, SC. She has been teaching yoga for nearly two decades and is the creator and leader of Synergy’s Life Inspired yoga teacher training. Following a dedicated yoga practice founded on a personal understanding of the power of yoga to heal, Sara qualified to teach specialty populations and now teaches yoga to veterans, athletes, and those within mental health. She has also worked with Fortune 500 corporations, sports teams and children’s education to create yoga programming.

Becca Bond RYT 200 discovered yoga at the age of 15 and has been teaching since 2015. She considers herself a student for life, and through the traditions of yoga brings great depth to her teaching. Becca is also inspired to live the wisdom of yoga off the mat and in her daily life. With her commitment to the practice, Becca infuses heart and intuition into her intentional flow classes.

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

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

$1,078.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$854.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Single

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

$924.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$751.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$696.00

Friday Night Arrival:

3:00 pm – Check in

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner

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

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

Saturday:

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

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Breakfast

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

12:30 pm-2:00 pm Lunch

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

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

6:00 pm-7:30 pm – Dinner

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

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

Sunday:

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

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Breakfast

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

12:30 pm-2:00 pm Lunch

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

3:30 pm-7:30 pm Free Time

6:00 pm-7:30 pm – Dinner

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

Monday Departure day:

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

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

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

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

Ayurveda Spa Appointments

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

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

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

Directions for Printing
Download a print file of the directions

Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

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The Psychology of the Chakras

By Support
November 5, 2018

Exploring the Deeper Dimensions of Yoga

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

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

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

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

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

You will go home with the skills needed to insightfully and compassionately reframe previously limiting beliefs, and therefore change your way of seeing and being in the world.

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

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

Yoga Alliance CE credits available.

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

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

$870.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$719.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Single

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

$764.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$652.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$609.00

April 26 th -28 th , 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Directions for Printing
Download a print file of the directions

Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

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Getting the Love You Want

By Support
October 30, 2018

How to Achieve the Relationship of Your Dreams

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

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

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

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

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


This workshop is for couples to attend together.

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

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

$950.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$799.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Single

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

$844.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$732.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$689.00

May 3 rd -5 th , 2019

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

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

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

Directions for Printing
Download a print file of the directions

Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

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Paul Selig’s Summer Retreat

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

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

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

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

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

The retreat is suitable for those 18 and over.

 

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

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

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

More About Paul Selig

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

$2,087.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$1,787.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Single

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

$1,879.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$1,651.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$1,563.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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