Open your heart and connect deeper to your authentic truth. Settle into a profound place of loving presence and take this rekindled courage, compassion and clarity into your life and relationships.

When the heart opens, the world opens up too, it softens, and without effort, you begin to see the radiant beauty in yourself and those around you. Fear loosens its grip, you begin to feel lighter and you fall in love with the world again. The heart has the power to transform pain into purpose, illusion into truth and fear into love.

Join us and begin to align deeply with your own heart, through life’s ups and downs, and start to live with more vibrancy and connection to yourself and others. This weekend is an opportunity for deep transformation.

You will be guided in slow flowing yoga, breathing practices and meditation as you delve into the depths of your heart. We will tap into the love and compassion that resides in the heart-space as we work with a Sankalpa (your heart’s intention or resolve) and Anahata, the heart chakra, known as the great transformer, it allows us to alchemize what no longer serves us into what does. You will learn techniques to connect more clearly to your own authentic truth and ways to live more fully and freely in the essence of your own heart.

You will return home with:

  • Daily practices for self nurturing
  • Meditations to stay connected to your heart
  • Everyday mindfulness techniques
  • An understanding of heart-centred communication
  • Tools to access greater compassion for your self and others
  • Movements to help clear the energy of your heart

Items to bring: Comfortable clothing, journal and water bottle. Yoga mats will be provided, unless you wish to bring your own.

All welcome, beginner to advanced yoga students.

About the Teacher

Leia Jones is an artist, dancer and yoga teacher. She is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor and has a degree in Dance and Choreography from Hollins University. Leia is currently pursuing her 500hr certification in Therapeutic yoga from the Wilmington Yoga Center. Her yoga practice is inspired by observing our deep connection to all things on a fundamental level. She has experienced first hand how yoga helps eliminate the stress, anxiety and unhealthy habits that keep us from accessing greater presence. Her unique soulful teaching approach combines an emphasis on breath, alignment and intention. Leia aims to inspire more joy, freedom and peace through the healing practices of yoga, dance and mindfulness. More


Friday 6/29

3 pm – Check-in

4 pm – 5:30 pm –   Yoga and Meditation

6 pm – 7 pm- Dinner

7:05 pm – 7:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation (Meeting Space) – MANDATORY FOR ALL GROUPS

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm- Yoga Nidra

8:30 pm – 9:45 Free Time


Saturday 9/9

7:30 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast
8:30 am – 11:30 am – Yoga and Meditation

12 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch
1:45 pm – 3:45 pm –  Yoga and Meditation

4 pm – 6 pm – Free Time

6 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner

7:30 pm – 8:30pm – Yoga and Meditation

8:30 pm – 10 pm – Free Time


Sunday 9/10

7:30 am – 9 am – Breakfast

9 am – 11 am – Yoga and Meditation

11 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)

12 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!


*Meals are served during the following times – 7:30-9:30am for Breakfast, 12-1:30pm for Lunch, and 6-7:30pm for Dinner.  Food will be put away at the ending times, but the dining hall will remain open.

**Please call the spa in advance to book spa treatments during your free time if you are interested. The phone number is (828) 264-8382.

Date & Time

Starts: Jul 13, 2018 03:00 PM

Ends: Jul 15, 2018 11:00 AM


Leia Jones


Starting at $418

Includes room, meals & tuition

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