Discover Ayurveda

BOONE, NC

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

Discover how to live a happier, healthier life.

The science of Ayurveda—an ancient natural system of medicine—has helped people maintain vitality and health for thousands of years. Ayurveda teaches us how to attain optimal health through a deeper understanding of ourselves and our unique nature in relationship to the world around us. It is a system based on strengthening the body, mind, and spirit through disciplines such as massage, meditation, yoga, diet, herbal medicine, special oils, and unique ancient treatments that integrate science and nature, allowing the body’s own natural healing mechanisms to work to their fullest potential.  

During the retreat, you’ll explore 

  • Diet and lifestyle habits to maintain good health and longevity
  • Meditation and mindfulness practices for better sleep, quieter mind, and overall clarity
  • Practices that alleviate stress, promote relaxation, and naturally lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Understanding dosha and constitution to regain stamina and re-energize the body
  • Self-care practices to nurture physical, mental, and emotional well-being
  • Herbal treatments, oils, and dietary practices that promote healthy, beautiful skin
  • Essential oils and breathing practices to balance hormones
  • Ayurvedic routines and therapies to reduce inflammation, increase energy, and promote healing
  • Detoxifying spices, herbs, and other dietary components to optimize digestion and organ function
  • Uniting body, mind, and soul with spiritual practices to promote healing from within.

The program is an ideal retreat for anyone looking for accessible, holistic ways to live a more authentic and balanced life. Whether you come alone or bring your partner, family, or friends, you’ll enjoy a weekend of self-care, relaxation, education, and exploration against the backdrop of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Kimberly Rossi

Kimberly Rossi has a lifetime of healthy living to share with you. As a young teen, she learned that poor habits lead to poor health, and she made an early choice to follow a healthy lifestyle and became a balance seeker. Her resulting confidence, clarity and openness have created an interesting personal and professional path in health and well-being.

She has completed the 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in 1998, the Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification with Kripalu School of Ayurveda in 2004, and the 500-hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training with the Kundalini Research Institute in Espanola, New Mexico.  More than that, she has a deep daily practice in yoga and meditation for almost twenty years, teaches and shares the wisdom, and continues to be a student. She has a deep gratitude to the Ancient Sciences of yoga, meditation, pranayama, and Ayurveda as she believes these are the secrets for being happy, healthy, and whole.

For more than twenty years, Kim has been leading wellness-based businesses at four and five-star destinations across the country, in Europe, and the Caribbean. Currently, she is the Director of Business Development at the Art of Living Retreat Center and Shankara Ayurveda Spa, in Boone, North Carolina.

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 (Fri-Sun)
  • 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 (Fri-Sun)
  • 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 (Fri-Sun)
  • 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 (Fri-Sun)
  • 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 (Fri-Sun)
  • 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

Thank you!
Monica H.
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"I always come home from the retreat with the intention to better myself. I am more aware of my diet and yoga practice as I attempt to balance and appease my pitta dosha. Thank you Kim for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us, thank you for motivating us!"
Better Balance to Life
Jill Z.
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"I brought my mother and sister along with me to the Ayurveda retreat to celebrate my 30th birthday. Neither of them had ever heard of Ayurveda and were skeptical, to say the least. Well, after that weekend with Kim we all became advocates! Almost a year later, we still follow the practices that we adopted to bring better balance to our lives."
Wonderful Bonding Experience
Helen R.
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"I knew nothing about Ayurveda at the time. I'm now reading my fourth book on Ayurveda and I have implemented a daily routine, cooking, and herbs into my life. Overall, it was wonderful bonding experience. I intend to continue learning and living Ayurveda lifestyle."
Excellent Program
Maria I.
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"Discover Ayurveda was an excellent program which helps me to tap into my issues and clear blocks so that I can realize my full potential. Very beautiful center, peaceful, quiet, and clean, with a friendly staff."
Wonderful Experience
Aneda H
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"Wonderful experience! Food=delicious; facility=beautiful; presenter=knowledgeable, helpful, and professional."
Really Excellent
Jan M
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"Discover Ayurveda is the second program I have attended [at the Art of Living Retreat Center]. This was really excellent. The small group size helped to personalize it. It is beautiful, well run, clean, and all personnel are friendly and responsive."
Love the Staff & Faculty
Monica H.
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"This was my first visit to AOLRC. I love the staff and the facility. What a great program, too! The teacher was very knowledgeable, gracefully aware over news and issues. She was compassionate and kind."
Highly Actionable Steps
Dawn H.
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"I learned so much with highly actionable steps to take home. I enjoyed the grounds, food, instructor, and atmosphere."
Center was Wonderful!
Elizabeth D.
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"I wish I had more time with the teacher one-on-one, and will come back. The center was wonderful. The water and water pressure is impressive, wifi strength is impressive, and the facility is very clean."
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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 guests 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.

Schedule

Day 1  – Friday

7:00–8:30 pm Class
Intro Ayurveda, including elements, doshas, and understanding imbalances.


Day 2 – Saturday

7:30-8:30 am Morning Yoga
Balance dosha with yoga

9:30 am–12:00 pm Class
Ayurveda daily routine and practical tools to increase energy, balance hormones, balance weight, slow down aging, and more.

12:00 pm–Bedtime
Afternoon free time—optional activities, spa treatments, etc.*


Day 3 – 
Sunday

7:30-8:30 am
 Morning Yoga
Balance dosha with yoga

9:30–11:30 am Class

What diet is best for you? How to implement the Ayurveda lifestyle back home; based on health goals.


*
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 3-4 pm

Kirtan 
7:30-8:30 pm

Bonfire (weather permitting)
8:30 – 10pm

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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