Beyond Pain Management

By Support
June 19, 2018

Helping clients to eliminate pain

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Howard Schubiner, MD
unlearnyourpain.com

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

$771.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$645.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Single

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

$685.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$587.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$553.00

Friday, November 30th

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

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

Sunday, December 2nd

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

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Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

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Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

Practices at sunrise at yoga retreat center.

Happiness Retreat

By AOLRC
June 7, 2018

 

Create Lasting Happiness

In today’s racing world, the mind has a tendency to get stuck either in the past or the future. But happiness is here and now. You miss the present moment when you are distracted, regretting yesterday or worried about tomorrow. Yet with practical, self-empowering tools using the breath, we can successfully counter the increasing demands of contemporary life.

During our signature Happiness Retreat, you will find out how to access the present moment and tap into your inner power and freedom — not just as a concept, but as a direct experience. This is the source of abiding happiness.

  • Reduced stress
  • Greater sense of happiness and enthusiasm
  • Less social anxiety
  • More ease in interpersonal relations

In the Happiness Retreat, you will learn to master practical techniques that can benefit you for the rest of your life. The centerpiece of the Art of Living Happiness Retreat is the Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful breathing technique that uses precise natural rhythms to get you unstuck. You will also learn a form of this practice that you can continue at home for further growth.

 

Experiences: Helping You Thrive

Happiness Retreat

“I’m much more optimistic about my future. I feel that I’m not alone. I feel happier, more energetic and just better all around. I just feel fulfilled.”
– Valerie S.

“As for the Happiness retreat itself… Words cannot describe it. Literally. I arrived with 25 strangers and left with a deep love of each one of them in their own unique and special way. I was moved to tears, I laughed, I smiled, I worked, I relaxed more deeply than I thought humanly possible. If you are here reading this, then run (don’t walk) to the program nearest you and let the next beautiful chapter of your life begin.”
– FullPack, TripAdvisor.

“I’ve learned from the course to be happy exactly where I’m at at this point in time. I can feel the lightness and the shine in myself – just free and calm.
– Vera P.

“The breathing techniques that I learned, particularly the Kriya, I found very calming and very relaxing and something I hope to incorporate into my daily life.”
– John S.

These are just a few of the many transformative experiences that people have had in the program. The Happiness Retreat offers not just a comfortable weekend, but a chance for emotional release and inner peace. What you need is only a willingness to explore new things and an open mind.

A Retreat in the Mountains 

During your stay, you have time for personal R & R also. Whether you want to explore forest trails, enjoy a free pottery class, release stress with a spa therapy or bask in the fresh mountain air, the choice is yours.

Make Your Retreat Extra Special

Combine your retreat with authentic Ayurveda for rejuvenation on all levels, body, mind and spirit. The recommended Ayurveda treatment for this retreat is an Abhyanga massage (“Abby” for short), followed by a relaxing steam to further release stress.

Research

Sudarshan Kriya research

Independent research has shown Sudarshan Kriya, the key technique of the program, significantly:

  • Reduces levels of stress
  • Supports the immune system
  • Relieves anxiety and depression
  • Increased levels of antioxidant enzymes which protect us from many diseases and rapid aging. [6, 23, 27]

Read Additional Peer-Reviewed Results and References
Pre-requisite: 18 years of age or older

Course Details – Option 1

CHECK IN: June 29th, 2018 between 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
COURSE STARTS: June 29th, 2018 at 6:30 PM
COURSE ENDS: July 1st, 2018 at 1:00 PM followed by lunch
CHECK OUT: July 1st, 2018 by 9:30 AM during breakfast break
• Please make your travel plans according to the check in & check out information provided
• If you need to arrive early or depart late, please reserve an extra night during the registration process
Register

Course Details – Option 2

In presence of Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
CHECK IN: July 2nd, 2018 between 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
COURSE STARTS: July 2nd, 2018 at 6:30 PM
COURSE ENDS: July 4th, 2018 at 1:00 PM followed by lunch
CHECK OUT: July 4th, 2018 by 9:30 AM during breakfast break
• Please make your travel plans according to the check in & check out information provided
• If you need to arrive early or depart late, please reserve an extra night during the registration process
Register

 

PRE-REQUISITE:
• None – Open for first time participants who are 18 yrs or above

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

 

Advances in Nutritional Science to Slow Aging

By Support
June 5, 2018

Overview

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

 

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

 

About the Teachers

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

 


Schedule

Friday, August 31st

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

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

Sunday, September 2nd

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


Harvesting Happiness

By Support
June 5, 2018

Overview

Emotional Well-Being for Skeptics and Seekers
Happiness doesn’t have to be a fleeting emotion. Through this workshop, attendees will learn how to reduce their stress and anxiety levels as they become positive forces within their own lives. Fostering creativity, building resilience, and achieving life long goals are just a few of the benefits that can be achieved when happiness is embraced. This nurturing program will help participants find the internal strength that they need to overcome major life challenges.

Life is filled with unexpected highs and lows. Learning how to emotionally handle these fluctuations is an important step towards taking back control of your life. During this program, participants will learn how an out-of-the-box approach to mindfulness can bring about positive emotional change. Guided activities and a journey inwards will help participants to:

  • Understand how happiness directly impacts their life on a daily basis.
  • Respond to life’s unexpected curve balls.
  • Increase self-awareness by discovering the impact of conscious choice.
  • Flip the table on challenges by turning them into opportunities.
  • Learn how to bring joy, compassion, contentment, and happiness into a daily routine.
  • Promote the cycle of self-healing by harvesting moments of true happiness.

Through film, music, story telling, and movement participants will rediscover what it means to live their lives from a place of contentment. Fears, social anxiety, and stress can slip away when obstacles are transformed into positive opportunities. Rediscover what it means to say “yes” to joy and “goodbye” to negative emotions by creating a stable environment that focuses on personal happiness.

About the Teachers

Discover Your Path To Harvesting Happiness With Lisa Cypers Kamen
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA is an internationally recognized author, speaker, filmmaker, talk show host, and applied positive psychology coach. She has spent her life dedicated to helping people enhance their quality of life by cultivating the greater good through happiness. Her work and approach to achieving a positive state has been instrumental in helping individuals and their families recover from addiction, trauma, and moments of life-crisis. A two-time TEDx speaker, Lisa brings the experience, compassion, and leadership needed to help program participants take the all-important first steps towards harvesting happiness on a daily basis.

 


Schedule

Friday, May 17th

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

Saturday, May 18th
7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast
9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Program Session
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Program Session
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Free Time*
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:15pm – Meditative Chant — Kirtan (optional)

Sunday, May 19th

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast
9:30 am – 11:30 am – Program Session
11:00 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12:00 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!

 


Yoga and Meditation Retreat for Mental Health Professionals

By AOLRC
June 3, 2018

Rejuvenate yourself and your healing abilities with an educational retreat in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Earn up to 20 CE hours in an incredible environment!Experience the transformational practices of meditation, yoga, self-inquiry, present moment awareness, self-compassion and noble silence, along with their clinical applications, in an ideal setting – the beautiful Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, North Carolina.

This is the perfect setting to deepen your learning of both yoga and meditation! All levels are welcome.This meditation and yoga retreat is a rich exploration into practices that can cultivate happiness and healing. We will follow a balanced schedule of meditation, clinical teachings, and group discussion, gentle yoga movement, experiential meditation practices, mindful eating, walking meditation, noble silence and deep rest. We will journal our responses to inquiry questions, practice emotional regulation skills, learn to witness thoughts and calm our nervous systems.To ensure rejuvenation there is plenty of free time for walking, contemplation and resting.

The Art of Living Retreat Center offers an exquisite landscape, 380-acres for garden walks, and healthful vegetarian cuisine and stylish accommodations. At times during the retreat, we will maintain silence to facilitate deep transformation.

*No Yoga or Meditation experience needed!

 

About the teachers

Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT, teaches seminars and retreats to teach clinicians how to take mindfulness skills, brain-based protocols for treating shame and office-based yoga back to their clients. These evidence-based clinical interventions move therapy forward by improving emotional regulation, restoring healthy nervous system functioning and cultivating healthier thought patterns. Both mindfulness and yoga practices have brought healing and calm to Mary’s clients and students.

Mary provides participants with the latest research results and pulls together the work of experts in the mental health field who are proponents of both practices (i.e. Bessel van der Kolk, Jon Kabat-Zinn). She draws on 37 years as a mental health professional counselor and 27 years of meditation and yoga practice. She is a certified yoga therapist, seasoned yoga teacher and ordained member of Thich Naht Hahn’s Order of Interbeing.

Mary is the author of Brain-Based Protocols for Treating Shame, Anxiety and Depression: A Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Workbook (2018), Yoga for Anxiety, Yoga for Emotional Trauma, Yoga Mind – Peaceful Mind, and Daily Meditations for Healing and Happiness. Mary is the co-editor of Soulful Living and former editor of Personal Transformation magazine. She has produced DVDs on yoga for emotional trauma and depression. Mary teaches across the United States.

 

Rick NurrieStearns has co-led yoga retreats for 14 years. He has been immersed in consciousness studies, meditation and mindfulness practices for four decades. For 20 years, he was involved in publishing transformational books and magazines. He was the publisher of Lotus and Personal Transformation magazines, and co-author of the books Soulful Living, Yoga for Anxiety, Yoga for Emotional Trauma and Yoga Mind, Peaceful Mind. He is a long time mindfulness student of Thich Nhat Hanh and a member of the Order of Interbeing. Rick experiences chronic pain from an airplane crash and suffered from a tick borne disease. He relies on mindfulness practices for healing and has learned that you can cultivate happiness and inner peace even when you are hurting.

 


Objectives

Retreat Outcomes:

  • Analyze the effects of yoga and meditation on the triune brain as applied to clinical practice.
  • Distinguish between the default network, salience network and central executive network and utilize this information for client psychoeducation.
  • Articulate the concept of negativity bias in the brain as it relates to clients who have experienced trauma.
  • Characterize the social brain and use of interpersonal neurobiology to activate the affiliation system of the brain.
  • Utilize concentration, distancing, observation and distraction in treating depression producing thoughts.
  • Apply breathing practices, simple body movement and self-compassion for emotional regulation.
  • Describe salience network, default network and use of interoception for emotional regulation.
  • Analyze the neuroscience of anxiety, trauma and depression as it relates to treatment.
  • Apply specific mindfulness skills and practices as part of your anger management treatment regimen.
  • Teach components of mindful self – compassion and discuss its clinical applications with clients.
  • Describe the benefits of a mind/body approach to improve mental health symptoms in clients.
  • Explain the relationship between “inner critic”, shame, and treatment according to evolutionary psychology.
  • Articulate the psychological impact and long-term effects of emotional trauma on a client’s mental health.
  • Teach mindfulness practices to address negative thoughts regarding chronic pain.
  • Practice yoga poses applicable to the clinical setting for depression and for emotional trauma.
  • Teach ways to engage the prefrontal cortex as a strategy for emotional regulation.
  • Summarize the efficacy of cultivating mindfulness in trauma treatment.
  • Incorporate mindfulness and compassion techniques to help regulate emotional distress.
  • Demonstrate breathing interventions/practices that may help reduce anxiety and depression.
  • Develop processes for reducing rumination and negative thinking with clients.



Outline

Retreat Content

 

Brain Perspective

  • Triune brain and mental healing
  • Negativity bias of the brain for survival
  • Default network, salience network, central executive network
  • Social brain: causes and conditions


Meditation and Yoga

  • Powerful communication practice “Beginning Anew”
  • Inquiry into transient nature of life
  • Primary components of meditation
  • Teaching meditation to clients
  • Impact of yoga on nervous system
  • Utilize simple yoga in treatment
  • Emotional self-regulation
  • Body scan and sensory input
  • Breath awareness and breathing practices
  • Approaching, not avoiding emotions
  • Cultivating inner refuge and pleasant inner atmosphere


Cultivate Healthy Thinking

  • Detach from thoughts that wound
  • Use of mantras, chants, songs for healing
  • Store consciousness/mind consciousness and therapeutic implications
  • Habit tendencies and neuronal pathways
  • Naming thoughts
  • Creating inner space and witnessing thoughts
  • Nourishing wholesome thoughts
  • Compassion and healing
  • Healing impact of compassion on brain
  • Primary and secondary causes of suffering
  • Heal shame with understanding, compassion and non-shame physiology
  • Non-anxious presence as clinician


Schedule

Wednesday

4:00 pm Check In
4:45 pm Retreat orientation (Mago Hall)
5:00 pm Welcome, Introduction to meditation and Yoga
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Evening meeting
8:30 pm Break
8:40 pm Meditation
9:00 pm Break for the night

 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

6:30 am Meditation
7:15 am Breakfast
8:30 am Morning meeting
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Yoga
12:00 noon Lunch
2:30 pm Transformative practice
4:10 pm Break
4:30 pm Walking meditation
5:30 pm Break
5:45 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Evening meeting
8:30 pm Break
8:40 pm Meditation
9:00 pm Break for the night

 

Sunday

6:30 am Meditation
7:15 am Breakfast
8:30 am Morning meeting
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Contemplation and closing
12:00 noon Social lunch

 



CE Credits

Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact [email protected] or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.

 

ADDICTION COUNSELORS
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 20.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

 

COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

 

MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 1200 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

 

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
This activity consists of 20.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

 

SOCIAL WORKERS
PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 – January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 20.0 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this Intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

 

OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 1200 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Writing & Wellness Yoga Retreat

By Support
June 3, 2018

Overview

Join Lisa Jakub and Cecily Armstrong for a restorative and empowering retreat exploring various aspects of emotional and physical wellness through writing, yoga and community.

In a creative exploration you will delve into the roles that anxiety and the inner critic play in your daily life and gain a deeper understanding of your purpose, connection, and authentic power. Through reflective and grounding practices including yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and journaling you will realign with your inner stillness as you can reconnect with your true, authentic self and feel strong in your body. Learn to use writing as a tool for authenticity and discover how to make healthier choices for physical and emotional nourishment in your everyday life so you can engage with the world in a fulfilling way, plus enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful mountain retreat center.

…all this with a lot of compassion and a bunch of laughter along the way!

No writing or yoga experience necessary.

 

About the Teachers


Lisa Jakub is an author, writing teacher and a Kripalu yoga teacher. She grew up in Hollywood, acting in more than forty movies and TV shows, such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day. After an eighteen-year career, she left Los Angeles to search for a life that felt more authentic. She found that life through writing and yoga. Lisa is grateful for the opportunity to teach and share her passion with others. More

 

Cecily Armstrong’s trainings span through many decades and explore all facets of the mind, body, and spirit. She has a Health Coach Certification from the Integrative Institute of Nutrition and is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Cecily has been teaching yoga for 20 years and is a facilitator at the Hero’s Journey during the summer immersion. Cecily has a deep passion for helping others. More


Schedule

Thursday
4:30 – 6:00 pm: We’ll gather to meet and connect. Introductions and a review of the workshop.
6:00 – 7:00pm: Dinner break
7:00 – 7:20pm: AOLRC Orientation – Main Dining Hall
7:30 pm: Free evening for Kirtan, writing, or relaxing.

 

Friday
6:30 am: Sunrise yoga with Cecily
7:30 – 9:30 am: Breakfast /free time
9:30 – 11:30 am: Lisa’s session
11:30 – 2:00 pm: Lunch break/free time for writing, pottery, hiking, meditation
2:00 – 4:00 – Cecily’s session
4:45 – 5:45 pm: Yoga at the Art of Living
6:00 – 7:30 pm: Dinner, free time for the evening for writing, meditation, relaxation

 

Saturday
6:30 am: Sunrise yoga with Lisa
7:30 – 9:30am: Breakfast / free time
9:30 -11:30: Cecily’s session
11:30 – 2:00pm: Lunch break / free time
2:00 – 4:00pm: Lisa’s session
4:45 – 5:45 pm: Yoga at Art of Living
6:00 – 7:30 pm: Dinner, free time for the evening for writing, meditation, relaxation
6:30 – 8 pm – (optional) sign up for one-on-one time with Lisa and/or Cecily

 

Sunday
6:30 am: Sunrise yoga with both Lisa and Cecily
7:30 – 9:00am: Breakfast / free time
9:00 – 11:00am: Wrap up and integration.

*Schedule is subject to change

 


The Sattva Retreat

By AOLRC
May 30, 2018


Overview

The Sattva Retreat is a 4-day residential retreat organised by Shrimad Rajchandra Mission, Delhi to nourish the inner journeys of seekers who long to go within. The Retreat will be conducted under the guidance of Sri Ben Prabhu which will include several fundamental talks, meditations and mindful activities. “A serene union with a human’s inner quest, the Sattva Retreat is an exclusive time to begin and prosper the inner journey. A gathering of peace & bliss-seeking inquisitiveness that rests with the Master’s wisdom and art, taking us forward to Sattva… and beyond!” Happenings at the Retreat:

  • Understanding Sattva in all spheres of life
  • Talks on Religions, Spirituality & the Big Bang
  • Immersing in Meditations & grasping its science
  • Mindfulness activities
  • Going beyond Sattva

 

About the Teacher

Sri Ben Prabhu is a mystic, a yogi and a visionary Spiritual Master who is guiding thousands of seekers on their inner journeys through her intellectual brilliance and meditative grace. From a strict and spontaneous Guru to a blissful and compassionate individual, she is often seen as an ideal human making every moment worth celebrating. Her life reminds that exploring the inner world or the yoga or any ritual in that matter, is not about some puzzling restrictions but of opening up to the immense possibilities that fill our lives with awakening passion and bliss.

 

 

Fully Alive

By AOLRC
May 30, 2018

Overview

Discover how to cultivate your authentic self through yoga and conscious dance.

In this weekend experiential program you will learn to cultivate your authentic self through the transformative practices of yoga and free-form conscious dance. No matter if you’re feeling stuck, if you’re ready to pursue your calling, or if you simply love yoga and dance, this program invites you to come alive.

 

“Jovinna’s workshops create a sacred space through poetry, music, yoga, meditation, and dance in which love dissolves all boundaries and limitations, and participants rise in joy and awakening with a wealth of healing transformation. With rare insight and doubly rare inspiration, Jovinna walks you through fire!”Jeff Costa, Yoga and Conscious Dance teacher

 

In this session you will:

  • Practice releasing fear, inhibition and judgment.
  • Get better in listening.
  • Cultivate awareness, presence, and stillness.
  • Learn to move in ways that feel nourishing and supportive for your body.
  • Bring back a palpable awareness to your body and connect with the essence of your spirit.

 

Once you experience the physical and felt sense of being in alignment — breath flowing, body free, fully engaged — you can draw on this embodied knowing to discern your passions and purpose. Return home with simple principles drawn from yoga and Soul Motion™ to transform your everyday life.

 

Please bring a journal to this session.

This program is appropriate for all levels, no dance experience is required.

 

About the Teacher

Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500, is a life mentor and cofounder of Shakti Initiation. She is a faculty member of Pranotthan School of Yoga, served as the assistant dean, 200- and 500-hour teacher trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga, and is certified in LetYourYogaDance and Soul Motion™. Jovinna leads transformational programs around the world.

 

 


Schedule

Friday, October 26th

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

Saturday, October 27th
7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast
9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Program Session
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm –Free Time*
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Program Session
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:15pm – Meditative Chant — Kirtan (optional)

Sunday, October 28th

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast
9:30 am – 11:30 am – Program Session
11:00 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12:00 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!

 


The Transformative Nurse Coach Certificate Program

By AOLRC
May 17, 2018

 

Overview

The Transformative Nurse Coach Certificate Program is a world-class learning experience that provides nurses with all training necessary to become a Board Certified Nurse Coach. This in-person intensive is the culmination of a six-month online journey, inviting each learner to fully embody their learning.

After this in-person intensive, you will have a deeper understanding of what it means to truly live and work as a Transformative Nurse Coach, and how to move forward with your practice in an intentional and dynamic fashion.

Pulling from evidence-informed practices in positive psychology, lifestyle medicine, plant-based nutrition, mindfulness, and human change theory, Transformative Nurse Coaching invites you to elevate your nursing practice and step into your power as a healer and agent of change.

 

  • 6 months of online learning, support, and supervision.
  • 3 Day In-Person Intensive at Art of Living Retreat Center near Boone, NC (April 29-May 2, 2019).60 hours supervised coaching, completed at your own pace.
  • 60 hours of learning and practicing coaching methodologies, both scheduled and at your own pace.
  • A total of 120 CNEs.
  • State-of-the-art remote learning, with exclusive access to all online modules, course work, and group video-conferences.
  • Food and lodging at In-Person Intensive.

 

About the teachers

Peter Giza and Heather Lapides are registered nurses and board certified Nurse Coaches. As co-founders of The Nurse Coach Collective, we are fully committed to providing the most accessible and extraordinary training to empower nurses to become world-class Nurse Coaches.

 


Schedule

April 29 – Arrival Day

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

April 30 – Daily Schedule
7:00 am – 8:00 am – Optional:Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm– Program Session
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm– Program Session
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Free Time*
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner

May 1 – Daily Schedule
7:00 am – 8:00 am – Optional:Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm– Program Session
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm– Program Session
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Free Time*
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – 9:00pm – Program Session

May 2 – Departure Day

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


Practices at sunrise at yoga retreat center.

Happiness Retreat

By AOLRC
May 16, 2018

Create Lasting Happiness

In today’s racing world, the mind has a tendency to get stuck either in the past or the future. But happiness is here and now. You miss the present moment when you are distracted, regretting yesterday or worried about tomorrow. Yet with practical, self-empowering tools using the breath, we can successfully counter the increasing demands of contemporary life.

During our signature Happiness Retreat, you will find out how to access the present moment and tap into your inner power and freedom — not just as a concept, but as a direct experience. This is the source of abiding happiness.

  • Reduced stress
  • Greater sense of happiness and enthusiasm
  • Less social anxiety
  • More ease in interpersonal relations

In the Happiness Retreat, you will learn to master practical techniques that can benefit you for the rest of your life. The centerpiece of the Art of Living Happiness Retreat is the Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful breathing technique that uses precise natural rhythms to get you unstuck. You will also learn a form of this practice that you can continue at home for further growth.

Experiences: Helping You Thrive

Happiness Retreat

“I’m much more optimistic about my future. I feel that I’m not alone. I feel happier, more energetic and just better all around. I just feel fulfilled.”
– Valerie S.

“As for the Happiness retreat itself… Words cannot describe it. Literally. I arrived with 25 strangers and left with a deep love of each one of them in their own unique and special way. I was moved to tears, I laughed, I smiled, I worked, I relaxed more deeply than I thought humanly possible. If you are here reading this, then run (don’t walk) to the program nearest you and let the next beautiful chapter of your life begin.”
– FullPack, TripAdvisor.

“I’ve learned from the course to be happy exactly where I’m at at this point in time. I can feel the lightness and the shine in myself – just free and calm.
– Vera P.

“The breathing techniques that I learned, particularly the Kriya, I found very calming and very relaxing and something I hope to incorporate into my daily life.”
– John S.

These are just a few of the many transformative experiences that people have had in the program. The Happiness Retreat offers not just a comfortable weekend, but a chance for emotional release and inner peace. What you need is only a willingness to explore new things and an open mind.

A Retreat in the Mountains 

During your stay, you have time for personal R & R also. Whether you want to explore forest trails, enjoy a free pottery class, release stress with a spa therapy or bask in the fresh mountain air, the choice is yours.

Make Your Retreat Extra Special

Combine your retreat with authentic Ayurveda for rejuvenation on all levels, body, mind and spirit. The recommended Ayurveda treatment for this retreat is an Abhyanga massage (“Abby” for short), followed by a relaxing steam to further release stress.

Research

Sudarshan Kriya research

Independent research has shown Sudarshan Kriya, the key technique of the program, significantly:

  • Reduces levels of stress
  • Supports the immune system
  • Relieves anxiety and depression
  • Increased levels of antioxidant enzymes which protect us from many diseases and rapid aging. [6, 23, 27]

Read Additional Peer-Reviewed Results and References
Pre-requisite: 18 years of age or older


Schedule

Session 1, Friday evening, 6:30-9pm: The Secret of the Breath
Session 2, Saturday morning, 7:30-8:30am: Morning Yoga
Session 3, Saturday morning, 9:30am-12:30pm: The Rhythms of Life
Session 4, Saturday evening, 5:15-6:15pm: Deepening Our Experience
Session 5, Sunday morning, 7:30-8:30am: Morning Yoga
Session 6, Sunday morning, 9:30am-1pm: New Start: Home Practice

Optional Saturday Activities:
Guided Nature Walk: 1:30-2:30pm or 3-4pm
Pottery Class: 2-3pm, 3-4pm or 4-5pm


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