Women’s Health

BOONE, NC

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Weekend programs at $593, including lodging, meals, and tuition
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Retreat Type
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Retreat Goals
Cleanse & DetoxCleanse & Detox
Get HealthyGet Healthy

“We learn all kinds of things in mainstream education, but we do not learn how to take care of our bodies.” -Kim Rossi

Looking for a girl’s getaway you’ll be talking about for years to come? A retreat where you’ll learn something new about yourself and the important women in your life? A bonding experience that will transform your relationships? Prepare for a weekend of deep healing, transformation, bliss, and pampering with Women’s Health—a program that encompasses different issues during the transitional phases of life—from puberty through pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause. 

For thousands of years, Ayurvedic medicine has provided principles, tools, support, and balance for women through all of life’s stages. Translated from Sanskrit, Ayurveda means ‘The science of life’ and it exists as a body of wisdom designed to heal people on a deep level and prevent illness and disease. This 5,000-year-old science focuses on balancing body, mind, and spirit. It includes disciplines such as massage, meditation, yoga, diet, herbal medicine, nourishing oils, and unique healing treatments that integrate science and nature perfectly.

Multiple roles as mother, daughter, sister, wife, homemaker, and wage-earner are physically and mentally taxing in themselves. Add to that distinct feminine health needs, especially related to reproduction, and women’s sensitivities to the rhythms and cycles of nature. The principles of Ayurveda are founded on keeping the mind and body in tune with nature, which makes it the perfect solution for managing weight, the aging process, stress, and breast health, and more.

Women’s Health is an authentic, comprehensive program that will teach you simple, timeless, and sustainable daily wellness practices for greater health and happiness. Ayurveda’s healing wisdom emphasizes the natural wellness of the inner and outer body. It has many important and useful treatments that can help women find their body’s rhythm, support prenatal and postnatal reproductive health, and manage changes in the body from puberty to menopause.

Detoxification is the star of Ayurveda, especially during seasonal transitions, to improve skin conditions, regulate the bowels, aid digestion, and bolster physical and mental health. In the program, you’ll explore 

  • The physiological, emotional, and spiritual dynamics of womanhood
  • Stress, female hormones and their role in woman’s positive health
  • How to achieve hormonal balance and improve menstrual health
  • Breast care
  • Menopause management
  • Skincare
  • The role of diet on mental and physical health
  • Holistic practices of self-care to ease your body of discomfort and stress.

Give yourself the gift of health, happiness, and radiance. Our extraordinary campus, expert faculty, and like-minded community insure a perfect retreat experience—de-stress, rebalance, and reclaim your vibrancy in a relaxing, fun, and informative environment. Once you are in sync with nature the Ayurvedic way, well-being falls into place, naturally.

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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.

Dr. Rachna Gadhok, M.D.

Dr. Rachna Gadhok, M.D., is a global pioneer in the unique integration of western medicine with the ancient health care system of Ayurveda, specializing in individualized holistic care to the whole mind-body complex. She is a board-certified internal medicine physician with extensive clinical practice experience in the full spectrum of medical care—both inpatient and outpatient settings; ICU and hospitalized patients to preventive medical care. She has also provided stress-management and wellness consultancy, including meditation sessions, to clinical, educational, and corporate organizations including Yale, Microsoft, Amazon, and Costco. Over the 18 years of clinical practice, Dr. Rachna Gadhok discovered the profound benefits of the holistic care approach. Passionate about these patient-centered healing modalities, she traveled to Sri Sri Ayurveda Hospital, Bangalore, India to train in the diagnostic practice of pulse assessments and Ayurveda Detox (Panchakarma). She has since worked closely with internationally acclaimed Ayurvedic doctors and helped thousands of clients restore mind-body health and natural vitality through the integration of Ayurvedic lifestyle principles and western medicine. 

Dr. Rachna Gadhok graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India in 2001 and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Harlem Hospital Center (Columbia University), New York. As an esteemed practitioner, she currently runs her medical practice (Holistic Lifestyle Medical Clinic) in Boone, NC and collaborates with Shankara Ayurveda Spa—the award-winning Ayurvedic specialist facility at the Art of Living Retreat Center —a leader in Ayurvedic Panchakarma detoxes and Ayurvedic treatments. She combines her wealth of knowledge on the western medical perspective with wisdom of Ayurveda to address the root cause of disease and manages the mind-body complex with Ayurvedic lifestyle changes, and wellness practices including yoga and meditation.

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

Tranquility and Peace Within
Arabinda M.
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"Amazing retreat where you can live with nature and within yourself with tranquility and peace and good, nourishing, organic food."
Ridiculous in the Best Way
Crystal L
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"This place is so beautiful, so healing, so welcoming... that it's just ridiculous in the best way."
Retreat was Wonderful
Sally K
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"The retreat was wonderful. I loved it. The food and lodging and views were amazing. "
Wonderful Environment
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"Very nice & peaceful. A wonderful environment for self-reflection."
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FAQs

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.

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 the 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.
 
If a participant attends no sessions of the course, the course registration and full course fee can be transferred to another course of the same course type within 60 days after the end of the course originally registered for. If a participant is unable to finish the course s/he can take another course of the same course type for no additional fee.

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.

Schedule

Day 1  – Friday

7:00–8:30 pm Class
Introduction to 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

Learn what diet is going to work 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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- Leslie E.
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"If you want to relax, recharge, and find yourself again, this is the place!"
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"A magnificent place for a refreshing retreat. So peaceful and close to nature as it can be."
- Becca N.
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"Excellent food, spa, tons of activities outside of program warm environment for growth Thank you!"
- Rob H.
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"The techniques I learned here have literally transformed my life."
- Michelle L.
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"Excellent program, beautiful surroundings. Wonderful setting for deep connection & reset."
- Dan V.
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"I did not know what to expect. I am very pleased with what I have learned and excited to bring back home."
- Bonnie M.
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"Beautiful grounds with wonderful, genuinely loving instructors. This was a life changing experience!"
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