The weight-loss program is not just a 5 day retreat. Rather, it is an extensive program with far-reaching benefits. It starts weeks before you arrive on site and continues for 4 months afterwards with monthly follow-ups, yoga sessions, opportunities for questions and continuing guidance. While some books and blogs leave you on your own and wondering, we guide you through each step of the process so that you are sure your effort – and results – are moving in the right direction.
Customized for you
Your journey to wellness begins with your pulse. Ayurvedic Pulse Assessment is an ancient practice that provides a deep understanding of your current state of health. Your custom treatment program is created from therapies tailor made to your assessment.
Your program builds on your personal assessment, offering authentic Ayurveda treatments that work alongside your lifestyle recharge to slim and tone the body. Your guide will choose treatments designed to help you feel great.
“Oh my goodness! I didn’t know Ayurvedic food could taste so good!” This is a frequent response from our guests. Enjoy a cleansing menu and nutritional classes to take the healing knowledge of Ayurveda home.
We’re Here For You
The program does not just start when you arrive and end when you leave. We’re here for you before the program with a sequence of preparations and here once you go offsite. We support you with a follow-up plan and materials to help keep your progress on track!
Away on the mountaintop, we take care of your needs. You don’t have to worry about the details of cooking, driving and taking care of things at home.
More Than Just a Fad
Ayurveda is time-tested, AND our combination of a modern medical approach to weight loss combined with the best of Ayurveda allows us to offer you a special program. It is a program that is designed to help you gently cleanse, to detox, to lose weight and to keep it off, naturally.
Dr. Poornima is a certified yoga instructor and Health Coach with a Ph.D. in Foods & Nutrition and a special focus on obesity, diabetes, and iron deficiency. As a Health Coach, Poornima has had the pleasure of helping individuals from all walks of life take part in empowerment programs that leverage breathing techniques, yoga, and meditation to reduce stress and promote healthier lifestyles. She is also a RYT-200 certified yoga and meditation teacher with the Art of Living and looks forward to helping people focus on eating well, living well, and embracing mindful living to enjoy both positive inner transformations and outer dynamism.
“It gives me immense joy to share the gifts of meditation, breathing practices, yoga, wholesome living and timeless wisdom I have been fortunate to receive; it is extremely rewarding to see how the practices and processes bring such inner transformation & outer dynamism in everyone’s life in such a short time.”
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 in Lenox, MA 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, NM. 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.
Her professional career has been leading wellness based businesses, in four and five star destinations, for over twenty years, 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 NC.
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
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.
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Meals are served during the following times – 7:30-9:30am for Breakfast, 12:00-2:00pm 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.
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.
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.