A unique opportunity to explore the traditional practice of Dharma Yoga with its founding teacher, Sri Dharma Mittra.
This living yoga master has dedicated his life to the practice and will guide you through all of the techniques which make up this powerful form of yoga. Dharma Yoga is a shortcut to immortality – a comprehensive method which synthesizes the most transformative teachings passed down to Sri Dharma Mittra directly from his guru.
These teachings are firmly rooted in the Yamas and Niyamas, yoga’s ethical rules and traditions, and encompass Patanaji’s Eight Limbs of Yoga – while simultaneously being a refined and modern version of a great breadth of the different styles. In essence, Dharma Yoga is a system of classical Hatha-Raja yoga. A devotional practice that emphasizes good health, a clear mind, and a kind heart. The method weaves together many teachings in order to bring you closer to self-realization. This is yoga you can use for true spiritual development every day.
Suitable for all levels of yoga experience, the weekend will include:
- Guided Dharma Yoga asana-focused practice
- Guided meditation and yoga nidra relaxation
- Potent spiritual discussions
You will take home new knowledge and an embodied understanding of Dharma Yoga, through exposure of the direct teaching of Sri Dharma Mittra.
Yoga Alliance CE credits available.
Open to all levels. Yoga experience is preferable.
Sri Dharma Mittra is a globally renowned yoga teacher who first encountered yoga as a teenager. He then met his guru in 1964 and embarked on intensive and profound training. Sri Dharma Mittra founded one of the early independent schools of yoga in New York City in 1975 and has taught many thousands of students around the world since then. Today, he continues to disseminate the complete traditional science of yoga through daily classes, international workshops, and hisLife of a Yogi teacher trainings at the Dharma Yoga New York Center.
Rooms & Pricing
All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out.
Private Hotel Room
The private hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, a private bath and complimentary wifi.
Shared Hotel Room (2 People)
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.
Private Retreat Room
The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.
Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.
Shared Retreat Room (3 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.
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:
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)
7:30-9:00 pm Program Session
7:30-9:30 am Breakfast
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)
6:00-7:30 pm Dinner
Optional Saturday Activities
Guided Nature Walk
1:30-2:30pm or 3-4pm
2-3pm, 3-4pm or 4-5pm
Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if Program schedule permits)
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)
Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only
Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)
8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only
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
639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC 28607
Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in a pristine natural setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina. Set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a tranquil sanctuary. The perfect place to begin your journey to wellness. *NOTE* Please avoid using GPS…It will take you up a private road to a locked gate. Use directions provided on this site.
Distance from Nearest Airport
2 Hours by car without traffic
For room reservations & spa retreats, we have a 24 hour cancellation policy.
For all other retreats, please be sure to check the registration page specific to that retreat.
To encourage a healthy environment we ask that guest to not consume alcohol or meat in our public spaces, however guests may enjoy these items in their rooms. That being said our property is always smoke-free.
Yes, we ask that guests with food allergies simply inform us so we can communicate those needs to our chef. Typically we label potential allergens such as gluten, dairy and nuts.