An Immersion into Hot Yoga and The Yogic Lifestyle

Overview

Spend quality time with your yoga practice

Watch the sun rise over endless mountaintops, rejuvenate with an Ayurvedic treatment at The Spa, or feel the quiet of a walk in the forest. Join Rajashree Choudhury, Dr Doreen Wiggins, Mary Ann Nasa and all the wonderful ladies on this Hot Yoga and yogic lifestyle retreat at the Art of Living Retreat Center in NC.

What better way to deepen your understanding of you and your yoga practice? We have a schedule that is packed with great experiences. In addition to yoga classes, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and spend time with Rajashree. There will also be lectures by Dr. Doreen Wiggins M.D., where we will discuss and understand various women’s issues.

Included In Attendee Packages:

  • 3 Nights/4 days accommodations
  • 3 Healthy Vegetarian meals/day
  • Access to the grounds including Meditation Labyrinth and nature trails
  • Meditation sessions
  • Lectures with Rajashree, Dr Wiggins, Mary Ann Nassa and Art of Living Retreat Center Staff
  • Multiple hot yoga classes per day
  • Time to discuss your yoga practice, get help, ask questions and receive guidance
  • Bonfire on one night
  • Kirtan is offered nightly by Art of Living Center

About the Teachers

Rajashree Choudhury, Yoga Therapist, USA Yoga Founder born in Kolkata, India, Rajashree Choudhury started her yoga training at the urging of her parents at age four. She was a five-time winner of the National Indian Yoga Championship from 1979 to 1983.

With over 15 years in the East and 25 years in the West, Rajashree’s special focus has been on the emotional side of yoga and how yoga balances the energy of the human body and impacts not only disease, but also affects the body/mind/soul connection which constitutes vibrant health.

She also helped her husband create the highly successful Teacher Training program after more than ten years of teaching yoga in the United States. She conducts seminars on yoga and personal development worldwide. She also teaches her highly acclaimed and has a DVD Pregnancy Yoga Classes.

Dr. Doreen L Wiggins, MD FACOG, FACS is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Brown University. She received her B.A. In Chemistry and Psychology in 1984 from the University of Rhode Island and her medical degree in 1988 from Brown University. She is the founder of Center Obstetrics & Gynecology in 1999. She pursued further medical training in 2003 at Women and Infants Hospital and completed a SSO Breast Disease Fellowship, and in 2009 graduated from the Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment at the City of Hope in Los Angeles, California. She is currently enrolled at Brown University in the Executive Masters in Healthcare Leadership.

In 2000 she completed training as a children’s grief counselor at the Dougy Center in Oregon. She serves as Advisory Board member of Friends Way (RI’s only children’s grief center) and in the past has been the Vice President of the Board, and volunteered as a facilitator.

She was chosen in 2003 to be one of 26 cyclists in the Tour of Hope, a transcontinental bicycling relay with Lance Armstrong to promote cancer research and clinical trials. Dr Wiggins has continued her relationship with the Lance Armstrong Foundation serving as a delegate to meet with members of congress to support cancer research and has received grants through LAF for local cancer survivorship outreach programs.

One Day Pass  (No Accommodations)     $295.00

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

$1,195.00



Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

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

$995.00



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.

$1,095.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

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

$895.00



Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

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

$795.00

Thursday
3 pm – Check-in
4 pm – 5:30 pm – Hot Yoga Class with Rajashree
6 pm – 7 pm- Dinner
7:00 pm – 7:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation – MANDATORY 
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm- Satsang hosted by Art of Living Center
9pm – 10 pm – Welcome Circle

Friday
6am Meditation with Rajashree
6:30am-8am Morning Hot Yoga Class with Mary Ann
7:30 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast
8:30 am – 11:30 am – Relaxation time/Guided Hike or Spa Time or Pottery Class
12 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm – Lecture on History of Yoga with Rajashree.
3-415 – lecture on yoga therapy with Rajashree
4:30 pm – 6pm – Afternoon Hot Yoga Class with Rajashree
6-7:30pm— Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:30pm – Satsang hosted by Art of Living Center (optional)
8:30 pm – 10 pm – Introduction to Ayurveda (by art of living staff)

Saturday
6am Meditation with Rajashree
6:30am-8am Morning Hot Yoga Class with Rajashree
7:30 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast
8:30 am – 11:30 am – Relaxation time/Guided Hike or Spa Time or Pottery Class
12 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch
1:45 pm – 245pm–Lecture with Dr Doreen Wiggins: Parasympathetic and Sympathetic with the vagus
nerve, relating to hormones stress nutrition exercise yoga and the wondrous mysteries of the body
3pm-415pm: Ayurveda Cooking Demo on cooking kitchari and explaining health benefits and also
discussing ghee, its benefits, and uses****
*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.

4:30pm 6pm – Afternoon Hot Yoga Class with Mary Ann
6 pm – 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm – 8:30pm – Satsang hosted by Art of Living Center (optional)

8:30 pm – 9:30pm Q/A Panel with Rajashree, Dr Wiggins and Mary Ann

9:30pm Closing Circle

Sunday
6 am meditation with rajashree
6:30 am – 8am –Morning Hot Yoga Class with TBD
7:30 am – 9 am – Breakfast
11 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!

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.

Date & Time

Starts: Mar 28, 2019 03:00 PM

Ends: Mar 31, 2019 12:00 PM

Teacher

Rajashree Choudhury

Rate

Starting at $795

Includes room, meals & tuition

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