Forgive & Be Free Copy

By Support
September 12, 2018

Free yourself from the suffering of the past!

Many people are deeply challenged with forgiveness issues leaving them feeling stuck, hurting and unable to move on.

Jennifer Hadley has been teaching forgiveness since 2000 and has helped thousands of people to forgive, move on and feel free of the past.

Join us in the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains and together, with like-minded souls, you will learn how to free yourself from limited thinking and beliefs, surrender the blocks to love, activate self-love, self-worth and self-compassion and ultimately experience deep, true and lasting forgiveness. Discover how to activate more joy in your life and break the habit of complaining and judging. Start to move from studying spirituality to actually living it and begin to forgive that which has seemed unforgivable so you can move on. Experience a weekend of healing, laughter and fun!

Return home with a deep sense of having laid the burden down and the ability to handle everyday occurrences with more love and compassion.

You’ll be amazed when you stop investing your precious energy in old hurts how you can have all that energy back to invest in LOVE!

The retreat will be of interest to spiritual students of all kinds and all faiths and of particular interest to anyone in the therapeutic community who might be helping people to forgive.

Jennifer can assist anyone who would like to receive CEUs for this program.

Jennifer Hadley has led over 50,000 spiritual seekers to unlock the secret of becoming more successful and helping more of the people they want to serve. She has been working as a spiritual writer, speaker, teacher and counselor in Los Angeles since 1998. An active minister, Science of Mind practitioner and spiritual counselor, Jennifer completed all her training at and is licensed by the Agape International Spiritual Center – a trans-denominational spiritual community founded by Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, who is well known for his appearances in The Secret and on Oprah, Larry King and others.

Jennifer Hadley has felt the difference in her life, and seen the changes brought forth as a result of aligning with her Holy Purpose. Jennifer teaches classes in how to move out of being a prisoner of the ego to living in the flow of Love. You can find Freedom. You can feel truly masterful at all times. This is your inheritance!

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

$1,149.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$958.00



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.

$949.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$797.00

 

On all Mornings except Sunday –
Silence and inner focus unless in a counseling session

 

Thursday
5:00 – 6:00 Participants check-In
6:00 — 7:00 Dinner in main dining room
7:00 – 9:00 Opening – experiential learning


Friday
7:30 – 9:30 Breakfast available in main dining room
9:30 – 12:00 Morning Session – experiential learning
Noon to 1:30 Lunch in main dining room
2:00 – 5:30 Afternoon Session – experiential learning
5:30 – 7:00 Dinner in main dining room (special time Friday only)
7:15 – 10:00 Evening program – Movie & Discussion

Saturday
7:30 – 9:30 Breakfast available in main dining room
9:30 – 12:00 Morning Session – experiential learning
Noon to 1:30 Lunch in main dining room
2:00 – 5:30 Afternoon Session – experiential learning
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner in main dining room
7:00 – 10:00 Evening program – Movie & Discussion


Sunday
7:30 – 9:00 Breakfast in main dining room
9:30 – 12:00 Morning Session
Noon to 1:30 Lunch in main dining room

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.

Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive

By Support
September 12, 2018

Deeply transformative, heart-centred training

Wouldn’t you LOVE to be able to facilitate people making real changes and having lasting healing?

Some coaching, psychology, and ministerial programs teach only intellectual practices. They teach formulas and strategies. But a truly healing therapy session is all about being able to be in your heart and meet your client from that space.

When you come at people from the intellect, it often creates more judgment and prolongs suffering for both you and them. You might be able to seem to achieve a temporary fix, but that just delays real healing.  When you approach your clients from a spiritual, heart centered place, you open the opportunity for true, lasting transformation and that’s what people desire – real change.

Whether you’re already a licensed therapist, counselor, healer, practitioner, teacher, minister or still studying, this intensive training will assist you to increase your feelings of confidence and your success in working with clients. You will be able to support your clients in moving out of pain, into living miraculous lives and making their dreams come true.

Taking the Spiritual Counseling Intensive was the best decision of my life.
The transformations I experienced were life changing.

Lorri Gifford, Coach

 

This Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive program is a multi-layered, thorough and profoundly deep, rigorous training for those who would like to become masterful at Spiritual Counseling. This includes opening up your intuition, healing your life, and becoming truly masterful. For most of us this is something we achieve over many years of deep inner work, training and study, however, this training will help you speed up the process so you can be truly helpful to others sooner.

Learn more about:
Spiritual Counseling
Certification
Testimonials

Open to anyone with a desire for deep inner work.

If you would like to receive CEU’s  please contact [email protected] for assistance.

Jennifer Hadley has led over 50,000 spiritual seekers to unlock the secret of becoming more successful and helping more of the people they want to serve. She has been working as a spiritual writer, speaker, teacher and counselor in Los Angeles since 1998. An active minister, Science of Mind practitioner and spiritual counselor, Jennifer completed all her training at and is licensed by the Agape International Spiritual Center – a trans-denominational spiritual community founded by Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, who is well known for his appearances in The Secret and on Oprah, Larry King and others.

Jennifer Hadley has felt the difference in her life, and seen the changes brought forth as a result of aligning with her Holy Purpose. Jennifer teaches classes in how to move out of being a prisoner of the ego to living in the flow of Love. You can find Freedom. You can feel truly masterful at all times. This is your inheritance!

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

$2,701.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$2,308.00



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.

$2,294.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$1,997.00

 

On ALL mornings except Sunday (final morning):

Silence and inner focus until our start time, unless in a counseling session

 

Monday – Day 1

3:00 – 6:00      Participants check-In

6:00 — 7:00     Dinner available in main dining room

6:45 – 7:00      Art of Living Retreat Center Orientation (required)

7:00 – 9:30      Opening – experiential learning

HOMEWORK for the morning:  Fearless moral inventory of reasons why you shouldn’t do this – all the self-judgment and insecurity.

 

Tuesday – Day 2

7:30 – 9:30      Breakfast available in main dining room – observe the silence

9:30 – 12:30   Morning Session – experiential learning

12:30 to 1:30  Lunch available in main dining room

JH has 1pm class with Venerable

2:30 – 4:30      Afternoon Session – experiential learning

4:30 – 6:00      Individual Sessions

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner available in main dining room

7:00 – 9:30      Evening program – Movie? & Discussion

 

Wednesday – Day 3

7:30 – 9:30      Breakfast available in main dining room – observe the silence

9:30 – 12:00   Morning Session – experiential learning

12:00 to 1:00  Lunch available in main dining room

JHH has  class at 1pm to 2:30

2:30 – 6:00      Afternoon Session – experiential learning

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner in main dining room

7:00 – 9:00      Individual Sessions –

 

Thursday – Day 4

7:30 – 9:30      Breakfast available in main dining room – observe the silence

9:30 – 12:30   Morning Session – experiential learning

12:30 to 1:30  Lunch available in main dining room

2:00 – 4:30      Afternoon Session – experiential learning

4:30 – 6:00      Individual Sessions

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner in main dining room

7:00 – 8:30      Fire Pit – New Moon – Fire Puja

 

Friday – Day 5

7:30 – 9:30      Breakfast available in main dining room

9:30 – 12:30   Morning Session – experiential learning

12:30 to 1:30  Lunch in main dining room

2:00 – 5:30      Afternoon Session – experiential learning

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner available in main dining room

7:00 – 9:00      Individual Sessions – Spa evening – your choice

 

Saturday – Day 6

7:30 – 9:30      Breakfast available in main dining room

9:30 – 12:30   Morning Session – experiential learning

12:30 to 1:30  Lunch in main dining room

2:00 – 4:30      Afternoon Session – experiential learning

4:30 – 6:00      Individual Sessions

5:30 – 7:30      Dinner in main dining room

7:00 – 9:30      Evening program – Movie? & Discussion

 

Sunday – Day 7

7:30 – 9:00      Breakfast available in main dining room

9:00 – 1:00      Closing Session – experiential learning

1:00 to 1:30   Lunch in main dining room

Checkout time 11am

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.

Iyengar Yoga Immersion

By Support
September 12, 2018

Journey to the Self through Asana & Pranayama

Deepen your practice of Iyengar yoga and experience a new level of self-awareness that brings clarity, peace, and strength. Rooted in the ancient wisdom of yoga, Iyengar places great focus on alignment and sequencing and features practices to promote holistic health and balance, healing and personal growth.

This immersion will expand your knowledge of the Iyengar lineage and provide a supportive space for you to develop your asana, pranayama and meditative work. As the days progress, you’ll follow a thread of learning in which each practice and philosophy discussion builds on the last – whether you start the immersion as a beginner or seasoned practitioner.

During this four day experience you can expect to:

· Explore the layers of your Self, from the physical body to the more subtle emotional and energetic bodies.

· Cultivate mindful movement and develop your physical understanding of yoga postures.

· Gain new insight into your personal potential and let go of habitual patterns.

· Learn how to adapt asanas to be safe and beneficial for your unique body.

With clear guidance and skillful adjustments you’ll move into postures with ease, and explore the power of breathing techniques with confidence and joy.

Yoga students of all levels are welcome – including beginners and yoga teachers.

Marla is a senior level Iyengar Yoga teacher, named by Yoga Journal as one of twenty-one yoga teachers helping to shape the future of yoga. With a degree in Buddhist Philosophy and ongoing involvement in medical research studies exploring the role of yoga in the treatment of depression, anxiety and IBS, she is passionate about creating avenues for the therapeutic use of yoga. She is a founding board member of the non-profit organization Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics, and is a member of the certification committee of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the U.S.A. Marla teaches in Los Angeles and around the world, and travels to India every year to further her studies of yoga.

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

$1,086.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$885.00



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.

$945.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$795.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$738.00

Thursday, August 1 st
3 pm – Check-in
6:00 pm – 7 pm – Dinner
7:05 pm – 7:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation – MANDATORY FOR ALL GROUPS
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Program Session

Friday, August 2nd
7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness (optional)
8:00 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Program Session 
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Free Time*
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Program Session
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:15pm – Meditative Chant — Kirtan (optional)

Saturday, August  3rd
7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness (optional)
8:00 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Program Session 
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Free Time*
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Program Session
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:15pm – Meditative Chant — Kirtan (optional)

 

Sunday, August 4th
7:00 am – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness (optional)
8:00 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast
9:30 am -11:30 am – Program Session 
11 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12 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, 12-2:00pm 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.

Listening Deeply

By Support
September 12, 2018

Practices for Self-Discovery

There is wisdom within you just waiting to be discovered.

Listening Deeply is a unique program brought to you by a team of experts that integrate ancient wisdom with modern medicine. Pioneers in their respective fields, their vast collective knowledge base spans clinical psychology and cardiology, to yoga therapy and meditation.

With this combined expertise you will be guided deeply within as you explore the power of listening closely to yourself, others, and to the natural world. You will discover holistic approaches to understanding the self through traditional techniques and reflection on sacred texts, as well as perspectives from cutting-edge science.

Through mindful yoga practice, meditation, group sharing and outdoor meditative work, you will:

· Learn invaluable practices for listening deeply to your body, heart, and innate wisdom.

· Cultivate your ability to connect with others and with the environment.

· Discover the Relax Into Yoga approach. A practice informed by traditional yogic teachings that quiets your cognition and opens you to the lessons available from other people, and from the natural world.

· Begin to become aware of and listen to the abundant wisdom from subtle energies.

You will take home a sense of connection with the wisdom of listening deeply, and practices to continue your exploration beyond the retreat.

Open to all.

Jim Carson PhD, an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). As a clinical psychologist, Jim applies his expertise to the development and evaluation of meditation-based treatments.

Kimberly Carson MPH C-IAYT, developed the Yoga of Awareness program with Jim at Duke University, as well as the first mindfulness program for couples and a loving-kindness meditation program for medical patients. Kimberly is a health educator and yoga therapist at OHSU and specializes in the therapeutic use of mindfulness and yoga for people with medical challenges.

Carol Krucoff C-IAYT E-RYT, is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine. Carol is also an award-winning journalist and a founding editor of the Washington Post’s Health Section; and she has authored several books — including Yoga Sparks: 108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or Less.

Mitchell W. Krucoff M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.S.C.A.I — an interventional cardiologist and Professor of Medicine/Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center, as well as Director of the Cardiovascular Devices Unit at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is known for pioneering research in a number of areas, including complementary therapies in cardiovascular care, and has authored over 300 publications in cardiology literature.

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

$1,027.80



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$826.80



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.

$886.80



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$736.80



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$679.80

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.

Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive

By Support
September 10, 2018

Overview

Wouldn’t you LOVE to be able to facilitate people making real changes and having lasting healing?

Some coaching, psychology, and ministerial programs teach only intellectual practices. They teach formulas and strategies. But a truly healing therapy session is all about being able to be in your heart and meet your client from that space.

When you come at people from the intellect, it often creates more judgment and prolongs suffering for both you and them. You might be able to seem to achieve a temporary fix, but that just delays real healing.  When you approach your clients from a spiritual, heart centered place, you open the opportunity for true, lasting transformation and that’s what people desire – real change.

Whether you’re already a licensed therapist, counselor, healer, practitioner, teacher, minister or still studying, this intensive training will assist you to increase your feelings of confidence and your success in working with clients. You will be able to support your clients in moving out of pain, into living miraculous lives and making their dreams come true.

Taking the Spiritual Counseling Intensive was the best decision of my life.
The transformations I experienced were life changing.

Lorri Gifford, Coach

 

This Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive program is a multi-layered, thorough and profoundly deep, rigorous training for those who would like to become masterful at Spiritual Counseling. This includes opening up your intuition, healing your life, and becoming truly masterful. For most of us this is something we achieve over many years of deep inner work, training and study, however, this training will help you speed up the process so you can be truly helpful to others sooner.

Learn more about:
Spiritual Counseling
Certification
Testimonials

Open to anyone with a desire for deep inner work.

If you would like to receive CEU’s  please contact [email protected] for assistance.

About the Teachers


Jennifer Hadley has led over 50,000 spiritual seekers to unlock the secret of becoming more successful and helping more of the people they want to serve. She has been working as a spiritual writer, speaker, teacher and counselor in Los Angeles since 1998. An active minister, Science of Mind practitioner and spiritual counselor, Jennifer completed all her training at and is licensed by the Agape International Spiritual Center – a trans-denominational spiritual community founded by Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, who is well known for his appearances in The Secret and on Oprah, Larry King and others.

Jennifer Hadley has felt the difference in her life, and seen the changes brought forth as a result of aligning with her Holy Purpose. Jennifer teaches classes in how to move out of being a prisoner of the ego to living in the flow of Love. You can find Freedom. You can feel truly masterful at all times. This is your inheritance! More


Learning Outcomes

Each day focuses on different aspects of counseling work to give you a solid foundation on all levels.

Part of the training will be lecture but the majority of the time will be spent in group and one on one interactions, allowing for real-time application, insight and improvement.

It will be a small, intimate group, so you’ll get plenty of individual attention and assistance.

You’ll become familiar with various exercises and practical tips and tools to immediately get results and increase the effectiveness of your work with clients.

This training is deeply transformative and what you learn and apply in this intensive training will benefit everyone in your life.

Here are some of the topics we’ll be going into depth on:

ATTRACT MORE CLIENTS
Magnetize and attract the perfect clients for you to be of service to

REMOVE BLOCKS TO SUCCESS
Discover your hidden blocks to success and how to heal them

BENEFIT MORE PEOPLE
Get out of your own way so your counseling practice can thrive and benefit more people

INCREASE CONFIDENCE
Release resistance, reluctance, shame, fear of failure and unworthiness that keep you playing small and repelling clients

UPLEVEL YOUR MARKETING
Improve the promotion and marketing of your services

SUCCESS WITH DIFFICULT CLIENTS
How to get back into your heart when your client is triggering you

INCREASE INTUITION
Tap into your intuitive guidance to bring about miraculous transformation in a counseling session

BE MORE EFFECTIVE
Learn how to quickly recognize and eliminate the thoughts and beliefs that are the root cause of suffering. Create miraculous healing

APPLY SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLE
Deepen your own spiritual practice, and anchor yourself to be a more beneficial presence for your clients.



Schedule

On ALL mornings except Sunday (final morning):

Silence and inner focus until our start time, unless in a counseling session

 

Monday – Day 1

3:00 – 6:00      Participants check-In

6:00 — 7:00     Dinner available in main dining room

6:45 – 7:00      Art of Living Retreat Center Orientation (required)

7:00 – 9:30      Opening – experiential learning

HOMEWORK for the morning:  Fearless moral inventory of reasons why you shouldn’t do this – all the self-judgment and insecurity.

 

Tuesday – Day 2

7:30 – 9:30      Breakfast available in main dining room – observe the silence

9:30 – 12:30   Morning Session – experiential learning

12:30 to 1:30  Lunch available in main dining room

JH has 1pm class with Venerable

2:30 – 4:30      Afternoon Session – experiential learning

4:30 – 6:00      Individual Sessions

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner available in main dining room

7:00 – 9:30      Evening program – Movie? & Discussion

 

Wednesday – Day 3

7:30 – 9:30      Breakfast available in main dining room – observe the silence

9:30 – 12:00   Morning Session – experiential learning

12:00 to 1:00  Lunch available in main dining room

JHH has  class at 1pm to 2:30

2:30 – 6:00      Afternoon Session – experiential learning

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner in main dining room

7:00 – 9:00      Individual Sessions –

 

Thursday – Day 4

7:30 – 9:30      Breakfast available in main dining room – observe the silence

9:30 – 12:30   Morning Session – experiential learning

12:30 to 1:30  Lunch available in main dining room

2:00 – 4:30      Afternoon Session – experiential learning

4:30 – 6:00      Individual Sessions

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner in main dining room

7:00 – 8:30      Fire Pit – New Moon – Fire Puja

 

Friday – Day 5

7:30 – 9:30      Breakfast available in main dining room

9:30 – 12:30   Morning Session – experiential learning

12:30 to 1:30  Lunch in main dining room

2:00 – 5:30      Afternoon Session – experiential learning

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner available in main dining room

7:00 – 9:00      Individual Sessions – Spa evening – your choice

 

Saturday – Day 6

7:30 – 9:30      Breakfast available in main dining room

9:30 – 12:30   Morning Session – experiential learning

12:30 to 1:30  Lunch in main dining room

2:00 – 4:30      Afternoon Session – experiential learning

4:30 – 6:00      Individual Sessions

5:30 – 7:30      Dinner in main dining room

7:00 – 9:30      Evening program – Movie? & Discussion

 

Sunday – Day 7

7:30 – 9:00      Breakfast available in main dining room

9:00 – 1:00      Closing Session – experiential learning

1:00 to 1:30   Lunch in main dining room

Checkout time 11am


Forgive & Be Free

By Support
September 10, 2018

Overview

Many people are deeply challenged with forgiveness issues leaving them feeling stuck, hurting and unable to move on.

Jennifer Hadley has been teaching forgiveness since 2000 and has helped thousands of people to forgive, move on and feel free of the past.

Join us in the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains and together, with like-minded souls, you will learn how to free yourself from limited thinking and beliefs, surrender the blocks to love, activate self-love, self-worth and self-compassion and ultimately experience deep, true and lasting forgiveness. Discover how to activate more joy in your life and break the habit of complaining and judging. Start to move from studying spirituality to actually living it and begin to forgive that which has seemed unforgivable so you can move on. Experience a weekend of healing, laughter and fun!

Return home with a deep sense of having laid the burden down and the ability to handle everyday occurrences with more love and compassion.

You’ll be amazed when you stop investing your precious energy in old hurts how you can have all that energy back to invest in LOVE!

The retreat will be of interest to spiritual students of all kinds and all faiths and of particular interest to anyone in the therapeutic community who might be helping people to forgive.

Jennifer can assist anyone who would like to receive CEUs for this program.

About the Teacher


Jennifer Hadley has led over 50,000 spiritual seekers to unlock the secret of becoming more successful and helping more of the people they want to serve. She has been working as a spiritual writer, speaker, teacher and counselor in Los Angeles since 1998. An active minister, Science of Mind practitioner and spiritual counselor, Jennifer completed all her training at and is licensed by the Agape International Spiritual Center – a trans-denominational spiritual community founded by Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, who is well known for his appearances in The Secret and on Oprah, Larry King and others.

Jennifer Hadley has felt the difference in her life, and seen the changes brought forth as a result of aligning with her Holy Purpose. Jennifer teaches classes in how to move out of being a prisoner of the ego to living in the flow of Love. You can find Freedom. You can feel truly masterful at all times. This is your inheritance! More

 

Schedule

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Silent Retreat

By AOLRC
August 19, 2018

Overview

A Mystic Journey Within

The Silent Retreat provides optimal conditions for going deep within, quieting mental chatter, and experiencing profound rest and inner silence. The practice of silence — of consciously withdrawing energy and attention from outer distraction — has been used in different traditions throughout time as a pathway to physical, mental, and spiritual renewal.

This program combines the Happiness Retreat and several days of silent contemplation with unique guided meditations as well as advanced breathing techniques. The first two days include various talking processes, which actually deepen your experience of silence. You will also take home a beautiful practice to sustain inner quiet and peace in daily life.

Why take 3-4 days out of your busy life for a meditation retreat?

These few days make the rest of your year more alive, productive and full of energy. When you emerge, you feel recharged and refreshed, ready to take on all your responsibilities with greater focus and joy.

  • Get much-needed rest in an all-inclusive guided retreat
  • Go deeper with advanced guided meditations, silent inquiry and rejuvenating yoga
  • Emerge rejuvenated

Your whole stay is carefully guided and crafted to give you as relaxing and transformative an experience possible. There’s morning yoga, nature walks in the mountains, delicious plant-based dining and a supportive atmosphere for your inner journey. It’s no wonder that many course participants refer to it as the ideal vacation for body, mind, and spirit.

What People Are Saying:

I have been to other silent retreats… but basically, we were just silent and did our own thing, with optional classes we could attend throughout the day. But what we did here is so much more. What you guys offer is a full curriculum—the guided meditations, the service, the wisdom, the music—all of this took me on a journey far deeper than I thought possible.” — Silent Retreat participant

I feel more like myself after the Silence Retreat. My life goes smoother after it, and I feel the difference for a good 3-6 months.” — Daniel Moss

It was very, very powerful. I gained such a sense of calm, more than I ever could have imagined.” — Max Goldberg, livingmaxwell.com

Silent Retreat

By AOLRC
August 19, 2018

Silent Meditation Retreat — A Mystical Journey Within

Take four days out of your busy life to quiet the mind, expand the heart, and experience profound rest, inner awakening, and stillness.
Join Michael Fischman for a silent meditation retreat program in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, where you can watch the sun rise and set over a canopy of endless forest and mountaintops.
Morning yoga, nature walks in the mountains, delicious plant-based dining, and an opportunity to get rejuvenating treatments at the renowned Shankara Ayurveda Spa.
The program includes . . .

·      The powerful yogic breathing technique, Sudarshan Kriya, which studies have shown to relieve stress and fatigue while boosting the immune system and increasing awareness, positive emotions, and energy levels.

·      Deep silence, with unique guided meditations that effortlessly release old patterns.

·      Interactive processes, inner exploration, and discussions that will help you experience and integrate the benefits of silence and meditation into every aspect of your life.

·      You will also take home a beautiful practice to sustain inner quiet and peace in daily life.

 

Why take 3-4 days out of your busy life for a meditation retreat?

These few days make the rest of your year more alive, productive and full of energy. When you emerge, you feel recharged and refreshed, ready to take on all your responsibilities with greater focus and joy.

  • Get much-needed rest in an all-inclusive guided retreat
  • Go deeper with advanced guided meditations, silent inquiry and rejuvenating yoga
  • Emerge rejuvenated

Your whole stay is carefully guided and crafted to give you as relaxing and transformative an experience possible. There’s morning yoga, nature walks in the mountains, delicious plant-based dining and a supportive atmosphere for your inner journey. It’s no wonder that many course participants refer to it as the ideal vacation for body, mind, and spirit.

 

What People Are Saying:

I have been to other silent retreats… but basically, we were just silent and did our own thing, with optional classes we could attend throughout the day. But what we did here is so much more. What you guys offer is a full curriculum—the guided meditations, the service, the wisdom, the music—all of this took me on a journey far deeper than I thought possible.” — Silent Retreat participant

I feel more like myself after the Silence Retreat. My life goes smoother after it, and I feel the difference for a good 3-6 months.” — Daniel Moss

It was very, very powerful. I gained such a sense of calm, more than I ever could have imagined.” — Max Goldberg, livingmaxwell.com

 

 

Nada Yoga Sound Healing

By Support
August 11, 2018

Find Your Voice

Do you crave a new understanding of what it is to be alive; a true sense of connection and purpose?

With your voice, you can connect with the divine. You can feel your relationship with a universal consciousness in the vibrations of your own song.

Baba Bhagavan Das is coming to the Art of Living Retreat Center to share his deep knowledge of Nada Yoga — the yoga of sound. He learned directly from his Gurus in the Himalayas, and will teach you how to find release by joining your voice with the voices of thousands of others who chant today, and thousands who have chanted before you.

You will:

  • Experience the transcendental power of chanting and singing in Kirtan
  • Learn how the voice can heal emotional wounds
  • Connect with your spirituality using transformative mantra

Your heart will be opened as you sing into a state of joy!

All welcome.

Baba Bhagavan Das (Dharma Sara) is a teacher, performer and an icon of counter-culture. He left America for India in 1963, and found his first Guru in the jungle of the Himalayas. He was given the Holy Name of Ram by Bhramanada Saraswati before he went on to study, meditate and pray with other renowned spiritual teachers for many years. Later, his profound experiences and personal understanding of the teachings that have guided him along his path led him to become a Guru himself. He now shares his great depth of experience with soul-seekers around the world.

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

$922.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$796.00



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.

$834.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$738.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$702.00

Directions for Printing
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Address

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

Phone Number

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

A warning about using GPS!

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

MAP

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Nearest Airport

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

Shuttles

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

Car Rental

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

Public Bus

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

Chair Yoga Teacher Training

By Support
July 24, 2018

Bring the benefits of yoga to those unable to get down (or up from) the floor by adapting traditional asanas to the chair.

Chair yoga offers you the ability to improve your health through an amazing form of adaptive exercise. You are supported by a chair so you can receive yoga’s healing and restorative benefits.

This program will add a new dimension to your teaching and/or care-giving career and provide you with a firm foundation for teaching Chair Yoga.

Along with meditation, pranayama, and relaxation techniques, you will learn how to adapt the classical yoga asanas to the chair (vs. the floor).

Through educational talks, group discussion, and small group practice time, you will learn:

  • Sun Salutations A and B
  • The Moon Salutation
  • The Warrior Series

In addition, you will learn:

  • Double Chair Yoga (each student uses two chairs)
  • Partner Chair Yoga (two students, each on their own chair, working together as partners)
  • Weighted Chair Yoga (each student employs light hand weights in their practice)
  • The Standing Chair Asana

Practice Will Include:

  • How to assess if your student is safely able to take their practice off the chair
  • Practices for moving from seated to standing
  • Six Essential Standing Practices to increase strength, build balance, and bring more flexibility
  • The roll our feet play in balance
  • Foot strengthening exercises and reflexology
  • Standing practices with the chair to increase balance
  • Standing practices with the chair to increase flexibility

During your program, Brenda and Nancy will cover additional Eastern disciplines and modalities such as:


  • The 8 Brocades or Pad Tuan Chin

  • Arthritis-Relief Hand Movements
  • Knee strengthening exercises 

  • Various breathing techniques
  • Mudras to incorporate into your practice
  • Kirtan Kriya
  • Brain Balancing Series
  • 7 Chakras and their meanings, colors, sounds, and affirmations
  • Patanjali’s 8-fold path
  • The Four Agreements

You will receive a 200+ page color manual and a certificate stating you are a certified CYT ( Chair Yoga Teacher).

This course qualifies for 25 hours continuing education unites with Yoga Alliance.

You do not have to be a yoga teacher to take part in this training, but at least 25 hours of yoga experience is required. This course may be of particular interest to yoga teachers working with the elderly or disabled students; body workers including physiotherapists and massage therapists; and those caring for others, either in a professional or personal capacity.

Brenda Yarnold, M.A., E- RYT 200 studied chair yoga under the tutelage of Lakshmi Voelker. She is the founder of Bella Buddha Yoga in Belmar, New Jersey; and extensive training has included work with leading yoga teachers, osteopaths and physiotherapists Dr. Loren Fishman, Ellen Saltonstall, Julie Gudmestad, Tom Meyers and Dr. Baxter Bell, among others. She also holds children’s yoga certifications with Radiant Child and ChildLight Yoga.

Nancy Hedeen, MA, RYT 200, began her yoga journey after a profound experience during her first restorative yoga class. Later, she turned towards the integration of yoga with chair work after witnessing the powerful benefits it brought to her mother, who had Alzheimer’s. Nancy continues to strive for understanding of the mind, body and spirit through yoga, reiki and meditation.

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

$1,885.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$1,565.00



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.

$1,675.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$1,420.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$1,335.00

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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