Earth Art with Morning Altars

Forage the Land and Nourish Your Soul

Day Schildkret

Boone, North Carolina

May 17 – 19
Retreat Type
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
Self DiscoverySelf Discovery
SpiritualSpiritual
Retreat Goals
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development

Description

Do you have a desire to connect with a sense of belonging? To clear your busy mind, open up to your innate creativity and become skillful in adapting to change? To have a daily ritual that connects you to nature. to peace and to the universe?

In this workshop, nature and art come together to help you do exactly that. Morning Altars is a 7 step practice that teaches you how to create personal earth altars and harness the healing power of art and nature.

These two creative forces have been a vital part of health and wellness for thousands of years, and in cultures all around the world.

But in our time of high speed, distraction and disconnection, it is more important than ever to cultivate rituals to slow us down and support a more meaningful way of life.

Through nature walks, meditation, group sharing and creative workshops you will learn how to:

  • Wander and forage in the stunning landscape around the Art of Living Retreat Center, connecting with the environment and collecting stones, flowers, leaves and berries
  • Collaborate with nature to express your heart and tell the story of your life through patterns, symmetry and art
  • Make your own earth altar and discover why the smallest and simplest of creations can nourish your soul

You will go home with a deep sense of connection to the land and a daily earth art practice that you can do anywhere in the world.

Items to bring: warm clothes; lots of water; bagged lunch and/or snacks; a few tote bags and a pair of shears for collecting natural materials.  

Open to all

 

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Presenters

Day Schildkret

Day Schildkret is an internationally renowned artist and author of Morning Altars: A 7 Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit Through Nature, Art and Ritual. Large scale Morning Altars installations and workshops have been featured at Google, Wanderlust Festival and the Andy Warhol Preserve as well as many other prestigious events and venues. Day has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world to renew their relationship with nature, creativity and impermanence through ritual and the practice of earth art. Morning Altars is bringing ephemeral art to the collective human imagination.

Rooms & Pricing

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out.

Private Hotel Room

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$285/Night

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)

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$224/Night

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

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$233/Night

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

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$190/Night

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)

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$165/Night

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.

 

Schedule

Earth Art & Creative Connection: A Morning Altars Workshop

May 17th-19th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  2:00-4:00 pm

Departure Day 9:00-11:00 am (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)

General Guest Information

We hope you enjoy your stay with us at the Art of Living Retreat Center. While here, we invite you to immerse in the quiet peace of the Blue Ridge Mountains and connect with yourself. Apart from the activities in your program schedule, there are also opportunities to join daily yoga and meditation classes, restorative Ayurvedic spa treatments, guided hiking trails, pottery classes, evening Kirtans, the outdoor labyrinth or the weekly Bonfire. Here are more details for your stay:

Arrival Day

3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early we will hold luggage at Reception.

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner

7:00-7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)

Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)

7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only

9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)

11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only

2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)

8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only

 

Optional Saturday Activities

Guided Nature Walk

1:30-2:30pm or 3-4pm

Pottery Class

2-3pm, 3-4pm or 4-5pm

Mealtimes

7:30-9:30 am Breakfast

12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)

6:00-7:30 pm Dinner

Ayurveda Spa Appointments

We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.

Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt. Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an appointment.

Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in

Location

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.

Distance from Nearest Airport

34 mins by car without traffic

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.

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.

Tuition
$315
Plus 2 Nights all-inclusive lodging and meals

Google Ratings

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