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Tom Myers Anatomy Trains Immersion

By Support
January 12, 2019

Moving with Grace and Ease

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Are you a movement professional? Would you like to deepen your understanding of human anatomy in a holistic format which is directly applicable to your work?

Discover a new approach to anatomy and the Anatomy Trains body map with Tom Myers. You will learn about the role of fascial fabric in physical development, training and movement, as well as building strategic tools (including touch and verbal cues) to support your clients in their physical practice.

Through lectures, experiential movement, partner work and hands on experience, you will:

  • Gain intricate knowledge of fascia and its role in movement and health
  • Learn the BodyReading method for practical assessment
  • Gain actionable tools and cues to support health, alignment, gait, functional movement and intention
  • Understand injury and injury repair in fascial terms
  • Learn how to use breath to support movement
  • Explore developmental movement patterns and their basis for more adult patterning
  • Explore somato-psychology — stress, distress, eustress and the expression of emotion, trauma and retraction in movement

You will take home the skills needed to see and understand bodies, map patterns in the Myofascial meridians, and use manual and movement practices to embody balance, grace and ease.

Open to all, but of particular benefit to movement professionals including yoga teachers, pilates teachers, personal trainers, massage therapists and other bodyworkers.

CE Credit for NCBTMB and PMA.

Bio ImageThomas Myers is the cartographer of Anatomy Trains and the co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance. He is an expert in anatomy with a focus on fascial research and the role of fascia in body training. Along with his faculty, he provides continuing education in Anatomy Trains and holistic myofascial strategies for a variety of movement and manual therapy professionals worldwide, as well as professional certification in Structural Integration based on the Anatomy Trains Myofasical Meridians. Tom studied directly with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller.

Find out more: www.anatomytrains.com

Retreat: Hotel Room Single
Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds, flat screen TV, wifi, refrigerator, private bath, Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out)

$279.00/Night



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds, flat screen TV, wifi, refrigerator, private bath, Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out) Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual from the same gender.

$214.00/Night



Retreat: Retreat Room Single

Rate includes Twin Bed, private bath, and Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out)

$225.00/Night



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

Rate includes Twin Bed, private bath, and Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out) Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual from the same gender.

$185.00/Night



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

Rate includes Twin Bed, private bath, and Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out) Room will be shared with a maximum of 2 other individuals from the same gender.

$162.00/Night

Tom Myers Anatomy Trains: Moving with Grace and Ease

May 2nd-5th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  2:00-5:00 pm

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

General Guest Information

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

Arrival Day

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

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner

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

Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)

7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only

9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)

11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only

2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)

8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only

Mealtimes

7:30-9:30 am Breakfast

12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)

6:00-7:30 pm Dinner

Ayurveda Spa Appointments

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

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

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

Directions for Printing
Download a print file of the directions

Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

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Transform Your Life: Write to Heal

By Support
January 12, 2019

Expressive Writing and Words that Heal

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A transformative workshop to help you access your inner healing voice. Cultivate your innate power to improve your health and wellbeing through self-expression with writing.

You will be guided through a progression of restorative writing exercises — with no writing experience or ambition required. This workshop draws on evidence from up-to-date research and is designed to allow you to discover ways to manage stressful events and upheavals in your life through writing.

Discover how the act of writing engages internal healing resources that affect mental and physical health. Change your stories to change your life.

You will learn six forms of restorative writing:

  • Expressive writing, to remove obstacles and moves you beyond a personal, private emotional upheaval or crisis
  • Transactional writing, to help you take care of unfinished business and convey your feelings, expectations and intentions for yourself and others in a positive and loving way
  • Poetic writing, to tell your story as you wish to tell it
  • Affirmative writing, to center your focus on your best qualities
  • Legacy writing, to share your values, life lessons and epiphanies with others
  • Mindful writing, using six aspects of mindfulness to structure your written explorations

You will go home with the knowledge and practice to incorporate the healing power of writing into your everyday life, and a collection of 24 writing prompts to use as practical starting points.

This program is open to all, and may be of particular benefits to those working in healthcare or helping professions.

CE Credits: This program has been accredited by Duke Integrative Medicine in Leading Others in Writing for Health.

Bio ImageJohn F. Evans (MAT, MA, Ed.D) is a writing clinician and national board certified health and wellness coach who teaches groups, individuals and healthcare professionals to use writing for better physical, emotional and spiritual health. Evans is the author of five books and has taught journaling and writing for self-development for more than three decades. He regularly blogs for Psychology Today and is in private practice at Psychology Associates in NC.

Find out more at : www.wellnessandwritingconnections.com

Retreat: Hotel Room Single
Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds, flat screen TV, wifi, refrigerator, private bath, Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out)

$285.00/Night



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds, flat screen TV, wifi, refrigerator, private bath, Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out) Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual from the same gender.

$224.00/Night



Retreat: Retreat Room Single

Rate includes Twin Bed, private bath, and Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out)

$233.00/Night



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

Rate includes Twin Bed, private bath, and Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out) Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual from the same gender.

$190.00/Night



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

Rate includes Twin Bed, private bath, and Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out) Room will be shared with a maximum of 2 other individuals from the same gender.

$165.00/Night

Transform Your Health: Write Your Health

September 13th-15th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  2:00-4:00 pm

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

General Guest Information

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

Arrival Day

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

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner

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

Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)

7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only

9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)

11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only

2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)

8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only

Mealtimes

7:30-9:30 am Breakfast

12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)

6:00-7:30 pm Dinner

Ayurveda Spa Appointments

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

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

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

Directions for Printing
Download a print file of the directions

Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

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Living the Shamanic Way

By Support
January 11, 2019

Finding your Purpose, Passion and Power

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Do you have a clear sense of life purpose? Do you understand your relationship with power — true, spiritual power — in a way that allows you to harness and direct it? What are you passionate about?

This workshop will help you answer these questions as you learn and apply shamanic practices which can be integrated into your life and work.

Deepen your experience and understanding of shamanic realities and discover how these ancient earth-based spiritual practices can be woven into the fabric of your life.

Through personal and partner practice, nature walks, lecture, discussion and practical workshops you will:

  • Discover and experience the four ways of inducing the shamanic state of consciousness
  • Journey to non-ordinary reality (NOR) for guidance and healing
  • Experience a Shamanic Breathwork session
  • Understand your soul’s true purpose, and learn how to embrace and express it in your life’s mission
  • Learn how to receive accurate guidance from the spirits of nature

You will go home with a profound sense of rejuvenation and enthusiasm, ready to seamlessly integrate shamanic principles and practices into your daily life.

Items to bring: a drum or rattle (if you have one); an eye mask; a yoga mat.

Open to all — no experience necessary. This program may be of particular interest to spiritual and healing practitioners.

Dr. Steven Farmer is a globally renowned shamanic practitioner, teacher and author. He has published several bestselling books including Earth Magic and Animal Spirit Guides, and brings a wealth of experience to his work. He is a licensed psychotherapist, former college professor, a Reiki Master and an ordained minister in the Circle of Sacred Earth Church. He is passionate about teaching and sharing the power of shamanic healing and daily practices, and offers great insight and wisdom through workshops, private consultations and readings both in person and remotely. He also offers a certification program, the Earth Magic Practitioner training.

Find out more at: earthmagic.net

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

$1,180.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$1,021.00



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.

$1,025.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$920.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$859.00

Living a Shamanic Way: Finding Full Purpose, Passion, & Power

March 21st-24th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  2:00-4:00 pm

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

General Guest Information

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

Arrival Day

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

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner

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

Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)

7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only

9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)

11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only

2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)

8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only

Mealtimes

7:30-9:30 am Breakfast

12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)

6:00-7:30 pm Dinner

Ayurveda Spa Appointments

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

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

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

Directions for Printing
Download a print file of the directions

Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

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All Life is Yoga

By Support
January 8, 2019

A Purna Yoga® Teacher Training

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Are you ready to let your yoga practice guide you in all areas of your life? Join master teacher Aadil Palkhivala, a disciple of B.K.S. Iyengar, for an immersive study and intimate practice of Purna Yoga.

You will discover firsthand Aadil’s signature style of practice and teaching, which he co-created with his wife Savitri. This holistic synthesis of yogic traditions comes in a warm combination of instruction, philosophical insights, poetry and humor.

Through lectures, demonstration and lots of hands-on practice in a loving and safe environment, you will learn:

  • How to teach the basics of alignment-based standing poses, inversions, twists, backbends and forward bends
  • Purna Yoga’s Opening Series; Morning Series; Hip Series; and classical Surya Namaskar
  • The proper posture and instruction for pranayama
  • How to use props, adjustments and safety points
  • Timeless spiritual truths and ways to integrate them into your everyday life

You will take home a solid understanding of how to incorporate yoga into your own life as well as the skills and confidence to teach classes for beginners.

Open to all. One year of alignment-based yoga practice is strongly recommended.

Bio ImageAadil Palkhivala (E-RYT 500) is a Certified Yoga Therapist and co-founder of Purna Yoga College, as well as the co-director of Alive and Shine Center. With degrees in law, physics and mathematics, and having begun his own yoga studies with B.K.S. Iyengar at the age of 7, he is among the world’s leading yoga teachers. Aadil trains yoga teachers in India, Asia, Europe and the US, and is an international keynote speaker and a writer for Yoga Journal. He is passionate about creating health, wealth and happiness in the lives of his students.

Find out more at: www.aadil.com and www.purnayoga.co

Retreat: Hotel Room Single
Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds, flat screen TV, wifi, refrigerator, private bath, Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out)

$1,836.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds, flat screen TV, wifi, refrigerator, private bath, Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out) Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual from the same gender.

$1,609.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Single

Rate includes Twin Bed, private bath, and Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out)

$1,689.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

Rate includes Twin Bed, private bath, and Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out) Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual from the same gender.

$1,514.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

Rate includes Twin Bed, private bath, and Daily Vegetarian Meals (all meals from dinner the night of check-in through lunch the day of check-out) Room will be shared with a maximum of 2 other individuals from the same gender.

$1,414.00

All Life is Yoga – Special 5-Day Teacher Training w/ Aadil Palkhivala

April 21st-26th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  3:00-5:00 pm

Departure Day 9:30 am-12:30 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

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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Women’s Self Embodiment Retreat

By Support
January 4, 2019

Meet Your Inner Goddess

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As women, we are often expected to put our true selves aside at an early age. Over time we may forget who we really are; what ignites your soul? What feeds your passion and creativity, and what inspires your spirit to dance?

The Women’s Self Embodiment Retreat will allow you to set your conditioning aside and embrace an opportunity to embody your true self. This retreat is an invitation to reclaim your soul’s passion and explore through your connection to nature, sound, art, conscious movement and sacred goddess circles.

Through daily yoga, conscious dance, sacred Incan teachings and ceremonies, guided meditations and Reiki, nature walks, a full day painting workshop, and sacred goddess circles, you will:

  • Activate and embody your feminine power
  • Raise your vibration with conscious intention
  • Align with your deepest truths, and ignite your creativity
  • Nourish your body with vibrational movement
  • Release from separation and open to oneness
  • Bathe in divine sisterhood and connect to your unique way of you
  • Embody your whole self and face your shadows

By the end of this 4 day retreat you will understand how to release your struggles, disbeliefs, confusions and fear — so that you can heal, trust your intuition, and experience living life with authenticity.

Renee Scheer, Soul Creatrix, is a muse, artist and modern day goddess. She believes every woman has a creative fire; a wild and free soul that wants to be seen. As a Certified Life and Spiritual Coach, a Certified Sacred Women’s Circle Creatrix and a trained spiritual channel, her soul work is to guide and inspire women to express who they truly are.

Find out more at www.reneescheer.com

Bio ImageLaura Barsotti, Fearless Goddess, is an ordained Pampamesayoq (shaman) of the Q’ero Inca tradition of the Peruvian Andres; a Certified Wellness Coach; a Master Reiki Practitioner, and a yoga teacher. Her path is to teach women the sacred keys to freeing themselves so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed of; walking away from apology of self, shedding the past, and transforming their whole being.

Find out more at: www.fearlessgoddess.com

Save $250.00 if you sign up before Jan 18

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

$1,661.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds*, daily vegetarian meals. Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual from the same gender.

$1,434.00



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.)

$1,502.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$1,333.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$1,269.00

Women’s Self Embodiment Retreat Agenda
With: Renee Scheer and Laura Barsotti

April 4, 2019 – April 7, 2019

Arrival Day (Thursday)

3:00 – 5:00 pm – Check-in

5:30-6:00 pm – Meet and Greet

6:00 pm – 7 pm – Dinner

7:00 pm – 7:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Opening circle ceremony

Daily Schedule (Friday and Saturday)

7:15 am – 8:15 am – SunriseYoga

8:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast/free time

9:45 am – 12:30 pm – Program Session

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm – Free time

2:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Program Session

6:15 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Program Session

Departure Day (Sunday)

7:15 am – 8:15 am – SunriseYoga

8:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast/Free Time to pack

9:45 am – 10:45 am – Closing Circle Ceremony

11:00 am – Check-out

12:00 pm – Optional Lunch

*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, 12:00-2:00pm 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.

Align and Restore: A Whole System Reset

By Support
January 1, 2019

Cultivate Greater Ease in Body and Mind

Do you feel like you need to realign and refresh your body and nervous system so that you can feel grounded and stable, with a vibrant sense of wellbeing?

This whole system reset is for you. Using techniques informed by physical therapy, yoga movement and meditation, Laura Terry and Whitney Wilkerson will guide you through a multi-disciplinary approach to create awareness and ease in the body.

Over the course of the weekend you will:

  • Restore, soothe, strengthen and energize the body in movement classes, including yin yoga, restorative yoga, embodied movement and somatic exploration
  • Learn physical therapy techniques to reduce muscular tension
  • Develop resilience and steadiness through relaxation practices including mindfulness and Yoga Nidra

You will take home new knowledge of a set of practices and strategies to find balance in body and mind every day.

Open to all. This workshop may be of particular benefit to caregivers in need of R&R.

CEU credits can be offered to Yoga Alliance certified teachers.

Laura Terry has been a practicing Physical Therapist for 20 years, and a yoga teacher for 10 years. She runs her own private practice offering Yoga and Physical Therapy, and she teaches regular workshops, classes, and continuing education courses.

Whitney Wilkerson is a certified Positive Psychologist, Integrative Health Coach, and Gestalt Facilitator. She uses dialogue, movement, mindfulness and play to support clients in cultivating lives that are imbued with purpose, meaning and optimism.

Find out more at www.balancethroughmovement.com

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

$841.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$690.00



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.

$735.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$622.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$579.00

Align & Restore: A Whole System Reset

With: Whitney Wilkerson & Laura Terry (Balance Through Movement Team)

June 7th-9th, 2019

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

Daily Schedule

7:30 am – 8:30 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness

7:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast

9:30 am – 12:30 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)

Departure Day

7:30 am – 8:30 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness

7:30 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!

*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, 12:00-2:00pm 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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Mediumship Development Retreat

By Support
December 17, 2018

Experience the Healing Wonder of Spirit Communication

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Experience spirit communication firsthand in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment with the guidance of Sharon Farber. She shares the story of how she became a medium through study — and teaches how you can do the same.

You will learn what mediumship is, how it works, and how to comfortably initiate contact with deceased loved ones. Practices will focus on quieting the mind and setting intentions to allow you to begin to perceive and relay information from loved ones in spirit.

You will not enter into a deep trance state. Instead, you will remain conscious and aware while communicating with loved ones in spirit.

Using lectures, guided meditations, hands-on exercises, Q&A, and active practice, you will:

  • Learn about the background and workings of mediumship and spirit guides
  • Ground yourself and raise your vibration; meditate and practice sitting in the power
  • Learn about ritual and setting your intention
  • Address fears and challenges, and learn how to practice self care, set boundaries, and protect yourself
  • Learn different ways to perceive spirits
  • Gain a grounding in the ethics and responsibility that comes with mediumship

You will go home with a solid understanding of mediumship and a strong foundation on which to develop your abilities. You may be ready to join a mediumship circle, or practice giving readings to friends and family.

Appropriate for adults with no mediumship experience, or those with some experience with a desire to develop. Please be aware that good mental health, including a strong connection to reality, is vital. People with clinical depression, psychosis or other mental illness are advised to consult a healthcare provider before pursuing mediumship development.

Register by July 15 and receive a free copy of Sharon’s book, Choosing to be a Medium: Experience & Share the Healing Wonder of Spirit Communication.

*Class size limited to 20 participants.  So register early to secure your spot.

Bio ImageAfter receiving a Bachelors degree in Sociology in 1983, Sharon Farber studied mediumship with experts in the United States and overseas, including intensive study at Arthur Findlay College in England. She has over thirty years of experience as a massage therapist and healer and is an award-winning artist. She is a confident, accurate and ethical medium who gives readings and demonstrations, teaches classes, and has facilitated a mediumship development circle since 2012. Find out more at www.sharonfarber.net

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

$1,045.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$819.00



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.

$890.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$717.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$653.00

Mediumship Development Retreat

with Sharon Farber
September 12 – 15, 2019

Arrival day: Thursday, Sept. 12
3:00 PM  – Check-in
6:00 – 7:00 PM Dinner
7:00 -7:20 PM ALORC Orientation (Mandatory)
7:30 – 9:00 PM – Program Session

Friday, September 13
7:30 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast
9:15 – 12:15 PM – Program Session
12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:30 – 5:00 PM – Program Session
5:30 – 6:00 PM Optional Meditation (ALORC Program)
6:00 – 7:30 PM Dinner
7:30 – 8:15 PM Optional Meditative Chant Kirtan (ALORC Program)

Saturday, September 14
7:30 – 9:00 AM breakfast
9:15 – 12:15 pm – Program Session
12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:30 – 5:00 PM Program Session
5:30 – 6:00 PM Optional Meditation (ALORC Program)
6:00 – 7:30 PM Dinner
7:30 – 8:15 PM Optional Meditative Chant Kirtan (ALORC Program)
8:30 – 10:30 PM – Public Bonfire (in case of rain, we will have an optional Mediumship Development Circle from 8:30 – 10:00 pm)

Sunday, September 15
7:30 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast
9:30 – 12:00 PM – Program Session (clear room and store luggage at reception before going to class)
11:00 AM Check Out – Room Departure by 11:00 am
12:30 – 2:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 – 5:00 PM – Enjoy the grounds and depart at your leisure

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.

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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Life Purpose and the Peaceful Warrior’s Way

By Support
December 17, 2018

Finding Your Life Path

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Would you like to truly know yourself? Imagine the potential the future would hold if you could get in touch with your life purpose and equip yourself with a range of tools to help you along the way.

With the Peaceful Warrior teachings you can do exactly that. These teachings were described by Dan Millman in The Life You Were Born to Live, a book which has been read by more than a million people around the world.

In this workshop Dan himself will share his wisdom with you and support you in reaching a new level of clarity about your life path.

Through lectures, discussion, partner processing and sharing in a warm group atmosphere (with plenty of laughter!), you will:

  • Discover the details of the Life Purpose System — an objective method to determine your life path
  • Make personal leaps of clarity and experience profound breakthroughs
  • Gain deeper self knowledge which will help you to make positive, meaningful decisions about your career and relationships

You will take home life changing insight and perspective about your hidden calling, and the knowledge to manage the strengths and challenges of your personal path.

Open to all, but may be of particular interest to life coaches, therapists, yoga teachers and other helping professionals.

Familiarity with Dan’s books, The Four Purposes of Life and The Life You Were Born to Live is encouraged, but not required.

Bio ImageDan Millman — a former world champion gymnast, Stanford University coach, martial arts instructor and Oberlin College professor — has authored seventeen books published in twenty-nine languages. These include the classic Way of the Peaceful Warrior which was released as a film by Universal in 2007. A popular international speaker, Dan has influenced people from all walks of life. Learn more at www.peacefulwarrior.com

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

$901.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$750.00



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.

$795.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$682.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$639.00

May 3rd-5th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  2:00-4:00 pm

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

General Guest Information

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

Arrival Day

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

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner

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

Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)

7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only

9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)

11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only

2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)

8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only

Mealtimes

7:30-9:30 am Breakfast

12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)

6:00-7:30 pm Dinner

Ayurveda Spa Appointments

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

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

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

Directions for Printing
Download a print file of the directions

Address

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

Email
For more info or any questions email us at: [email protected]

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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Mastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow

By Support
December 17, 2018

Bring Your Practice to Life

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An unmissable opportunity to explore the subtle elements of yoga practice with one of the world’s leading teachers, Doug Swenson.

During this workshop you will begin to move seamlessly between yoga postures with awareness and fluid grace. And at the same time, reach beyond the physical and expand your awareness to discover your full potential in practice and in life.

Through asana (postural) classes and lectures on yoga philosophy, enhanced diet and mindful living, you will:

  • Strengthen and stretch the body through physical practice
  • Learn breathing techniques to enhance mental clarity
  • Learn how to change your diet so that it can provide optimum nutrition for your body
  • Connect with the energetic flow of spirituality and with your own potential

You will go home with immense inspiration and a clear mind, as well as inner peace and a smiling heart.

Open to all, including beginners. It is recommended that you check with your doctor to ensure yoga practice is appropriate for you.

Yoga Alliance CE credits are available for yoga teachers.

Bio ImageDoug Swenson is a world renowned yoga teacher and has been a true pioneer of yoga practice in the United States and further afield for over forty years. He has authored three books on yoga and twenty yoga videos on the well known online spirituality platform, Gaia. Doug teaches with clarity of words and weaves informative wisdom mindfully throughout his teachings. Find out more at www.dougswenson.net

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

$1,466.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$1,164.00



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.

$1,254.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$1,029.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$943.00

Mastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow: Bring Your Practice to Life with Doug Swenson

April 3rd-7th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  2:00-4:00 pm

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

General Guest Information

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

Arrival Day

3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early

we will hold luggage at Reception.

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner

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

Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)

7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only

9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)

11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only

2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)

8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only

Mealtimes

7:30-9:30 am Breakfast

12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)

6:00-7:30 pm Dinner

Ayurveda Spa Appointments

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

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

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

Directions for Printing
Download a print file of the directions

Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

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How to Communicate Like a Buddhist

By Support
December 17, 2018

Family and Personal Relationships

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Do you want to discover how to feel seen, heard, and understood in every conversation? Would you like to be able to respond thoughtfully rather than reacting impulsively during stressful interactions?

Cynthia Kane will teach you the practice of Intentional Communication, which could radically transform your relationships and family dynamics.

Through journaling, meditation, writing exercises and sharing, you will learn how to:

  • Speak consciously, clearly, and without anxiety
  • Respond instead of react
  • Speak with kindness, honesty and the intention to help
  • Stay engaged while listening
  • Nip potential problems in the bud before they become meltdowns
  • Be comfortable in silence — no longer needing to fill the space

You will go home with a new sense of confidence and ease, and the communication skills to improve your relationships with your partner, children, other relatives or friends.

Open to all.

Bio ImageCynthia Kane (BA, MFA) is the founder of the Intentional Communication Institute. She is dedicated to helping men and women change their communication routines so they feel in control of their words, and can express themselves in a way that makes them feel understood. She’s also a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Yoga Journal. Find out more at www.cynthiakane.com

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

$836.00



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.

$730.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$617.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$574.00

How to Communicate Like a Buddhist: Family & Personal Relationships
June 14 th -16 th , 2019

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

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

Arrival Day
3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early we will hold luggage at Reception.
6:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00-7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)

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

Mealtimes
7:30-9:30 am Breakfast
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)
6:00-7:30 pm Dinner

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

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

Directions for Printing
Download a print file of the directions

Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

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