Reveal Yourself. Discover your Purpose. And create a life you love!

When we want something more for our lives and are ready to step fully into our purpose, it often requires a deep dive into some of our long-held patterns and limiting beliefs—our “stories”.
This is your time! Learn how to use your emotions, life challenges and feelings of inadequacy to reveal a world you never dared to imagine was possible—one where you are happy, peaceful, awakened and in love with yourself and everything around you.

Together, let’s Dive Deep toward lasting change!

This retreat will help you:

  • Identify what is blocking you from receiving what you most deeply desire (in areas of relationships, parenting, finances, career, health and more)
  • Consciously move through and process your emotions rather than letting them linger for days on end
  • Transform some of the deepest layers of your patterns and beliefs
  • Allow your True Self to be revealed
  • Bring forth a clearer vision of your connected life’s purpose

Through a deep understanding of transformational concepts, large and small group sharing, journaling, visualization, meditation, and breath work, you will learn how your personal set of beliefs, your “story” is affecting multiple areas of your life keeping you stuck and living different versions of the same problems over and over.

Throughout the course of the weekend, you will receive a personal toolbox of strategies and learn how your story can be shifted into a new belief system that leads to life changing shifts, going beyond what you ever felt was possible.
If you are ready to make the lasting changes in order to live the life you’ve always wanted, this retreat is for you!

Before the weekend: Before the program, you will receive a link to videos, which are a pre-requisite for the weekend retreat.

Check out our recent article on Kristen’s ​program here:

Kristen Oliver, MOT, OTR/L is an author, speaker, transformational coach and owner of Creative Connection, PLLC, a private practice in which she shares her unique approach in both individual and group settings. Drawing from her 18 years as an occupational therapist and her 13-year inner journey she shares concepts based in neuroscience and spirituality. Her understandable and simple 4 step method for transformation provides specific tools and strategies that allow clients to discover the courage and ability to shift their lives. More

Retreat: Hotel Room Single
Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds, flat screen TV, wifi, refrigerator, private bath, daily vegetarian meals.


Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds*, Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual.


Retreat: Retreat Room Single

Rate includes Twin Bed, daily vegetarian meals (dinner the night of check-in and breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout your stay.


Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

Rate includes Twin Beds, Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual from the same gender.


Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

Rate includes Twin Bed, Room will be shared with a maximum of 2 other individuals from the same gender.


3:00-5:00 Check in
5:00-6:00 Intro session for new folks (mandatory if you have not worked with Kristen in the past and optional if you have)
5:30-6:45 Dinner in Dining Hall- at reserved tables
7:00-7:20 PM AOLRC Orientation in Geeta Hall (behind Reception)
7:30-10:00 PM Evening Session in Veda


7:30-8:45 Breakfast and free time
9:00-noon Morning Session
12:00-1:15 Lunch
1:30-4:00 Afternoon Session
4:00-6:00 Free time for reflection, spa services, optional nature walk
6:00-6:45 Dinner
7:00-10:00 Evening Session


7:30-8:45 Breakfast and check out (Luggage may be stored at Reception)
9:00-12:30 Morning Session and Closing of Retreat
12:30 Lunch

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The Art of Living Retreat Center
639 Whispering Hills Rd.
Boone, NC 28607

Phone Number

If you need anything, just give us a call.
Phone: (800)-392-6870

A warning about using GPS!

We do not recommend using your GPS for driving directions, as many roads are incorrectly marked in the navigation system and inputting our address will take you on a wild ride. Instead, we recommend using Google maps (above). Many prefer to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway route only May through October since the road closes often in winter.


Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

There are several airports within driving distance from the Art of Living Retreat Center:
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC (100 miles).
Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) in Johnson City, TN (80 miles)
Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, NC (110 miles)


The Hickory Hop shuttle goes from Charlotte airport to Boone five times daily. The cost is $90 per person. Please mention you are going to the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone. Reservations are required, so please book ahead by contacting them directly. (828) 327-2340

Car Rental

Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, Hertz, National and Budget all offer car rentals at Charlotte airport. Please contact the rental company directly for pricing.
Uber: Uber has arrived in Boone. It is often possible to take an Uber from Charlotte airport all the way to the center’s reception. This is a very cost-effective option when traveling with friends or family.

Public Bus

The Mountaineer Express goes from Boone to Charlotte at 9:25am and from Charlotte to Boone at 6pm daily. Please check their schedule for current timings. To reach the Charlotte bus stop, you can take the Cat5 airport express. Once you arrive in Boone, you can take an Uber to the center.

Date & Time

Starts: Oct 19, 2018 03:00 PM

Ends: Oct 21, 2018 12:00 PM


Kristen Oliverr


Starting at $703
Includes room, meals, tuition

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