Ayurveda Culinary Retreat

Year Round

BOONE, NC

From
$593
Includes room, meals & tuition
Retreat Type
Art of LivingArt of Living
Health & AyurvedaHealth & Ayurveda
Retreat Goals
Boost EnergyBoost Energy
Get HealthyGet Healthy

Become your own wellness alchemist with Ayurvedic cooking. 

We have a deep connection with food. When we’re happy, we celebrate with food. When we’re sad, we comfort ourselves with food. Food is powerful and fills our stomachs but it also affects our mind. It has the power to either harm us or help us. 

We build our relationship with food through three parts, our connection with nature, our connection with ourselves, and our connection to cooking. 

During this program with renowned Ayurvedic cooking instructor Nalini Mehta, we’ll explore the different dosha body types and how best to nourish them throughout each season. You’ll learn how to take care of your body type and thrive in every season, through Nalini’s masterful demonstrations of authentic Ayurvedic food preparation. You’ll walk through theory, recipes, and dietary strategies to keep you healthy, happy, and whole all year!

• Learn to cook delicious meals with fresh, seasonal ingredients
• Deepen your understanding of your dosha
• Reconnect with yourself and your body’s unique dietary needs
• Feel vital and nourished year-round

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Presenter

Nalini Mehta

Nalini started teaching Ayurveda cooking classes in NYC 12 years ago. She began her career in the food industry as a culinary instructor at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health followed by Whole Foods Culinary Center, Institute of Culinary Education and NY Open Center teaching vegetarian cooking classes. She has also worked at Candle Café restaurant and Hampton Chutney in New York City.

She has been a speaker at several institutes like Baruch College, Rubin Museum of Art and Princeton University, United Nations Spice Club. Her classes seemed to fan people’s passion, curiosity and interest in a unique experience of India through its holistic food.

Rooms & Pricing

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out. (Rates below are Per Person)

Private Hotel Room

$805
  • King bed or two full beds
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Private Bath
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Daily Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Fresh Fruit
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Access to Gym & Steam Rooms

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)

$697
  • King bed or two full beds
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Private Bath
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Daily Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Fresh Fruit
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Access to Gym & Steam Rooms

One other person of the same gender will share the room with you**

Private Retreat Room

$713
  • Twin beds
  • Private Bath
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Daily Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Fresh Fruit
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Access to Gym & Steam Rooms

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

$637
  • Twin beds
  • Private Bath
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Daily Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Fresh Fruit
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Access to Gym & Steam Rooms

One other person of the same gender will share the room with you**

Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

$593
  • Twin beds
  • Private Bath
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Daily Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Fresh Fruit
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Access to Gym & Steam Rooms

Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you**

Reviews

Excellent Teacher!
Donna W.
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"Nalini Mehta is an excellent teacher. She taught both philosophy & practical preparation of Ayurveda cooking."
Phenomenal!
Jennifer M.
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"Nalani has a phenomenal spirit that welcomes everyone in the place they are in. She not only covers the culinary aspect wonderfully but also the mental/physical aspects.; Gorgeous location, phenomenal food. Kitchen in clay/pottery area...kitchen could be more organized: knives, saucepans etc."
Great Instructor
Bill M.
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"Great instructor that walks you through understanding Ayurveda & how to optimize your mental & physical health by the foods & spices you eat throughout the year.; Awesome location with excellent food. Enjoyed the Spa & Yoga sessions."
Far exceeded my expectations
Stephanie H.
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"I came into this retreat hoping to improve my personal connection with food- This experience so far exceeded my expectations."
Loved the Opportunity
Emma H.
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"I loved the opportunity to get back to the roots of cooking to nourish myself."
Very Enlightening
Christine R.
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"Very Enlightening and personal"
Wonderful
Jan P.
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"Wonderful. Can't wait to continue my journey."
Loved it!
Karen C.
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"My room was clean and warm with a stunning view. Loved it! Staff was all lovely, kind and friendly helpful folks. I loved my stay here. Nalini was wonderful teacher"
Exceeded my Expectations!
Rebecca R.
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"This retreat exceeded my expectations in every way! I thoroughly enjoyed myself and learned a great deal. I feel inspired and replenished. Thank you so much! Very helpful!"
Loved the Teachings
Nicole M.
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"Loved the teachings, meditations, mind, and kitchen connection"
Great group to learn from
Jenny
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"This was such a great group to learn from! I really enjoyed the class I am excited to continue to grow in the kitchen!"
Excited to take this home
Kmehoop
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"Enjoyed the class, especially the last two. I am excited to take what I have learned from the class to my home and family."
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FAQs

For room reservations, spa retreats, and Art of Living Retreat Center (AOLRC) signature retreats, we have the following cancellation policy:

  • Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
  • Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following date of issue.
  • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.  AOLRC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If AOLRC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.  Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.  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.

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.

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Schedule

Call for details

800.392.6870

Day 1  – Friday
7:00–8:30 pm Class

Day 2 – Saturday
7:30–8:30 am Morning Yoga
9:30 am–12:00 pm Class
12:00 pm–Bedtime Afternoon Free Time

Day 3 – Sunday
7:30–8:30 am Morning Yoga
9:30–11:30 am Class


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Please book spa appointments prior to arrival to ensure availability: 828-264-8382. If a spa appointment is made during meal times, guests may request a meal be boxed for pickup; contact Spa Reception.

Optional Saturday Activities
Guided Nature Walk

1:30–2:30 pm or 3:00–4:00 pm

Kirtan 
7:30–8:30 pm

Bonfire (weather permitting)
8:30–10:00 pm

Mealtimes
7:30–9:30 am Breakfast
12:00–2:00 pm Lunch
6:00–7:30 pm Dinner

Location

639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, North Carolina 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.

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