The Natural Singer

Find Your True Voice

Claude Stein

Boone, North Carolina

July 5 – 7
Retreat Type
Creative ExpressionCreative Expression
Self DiscoverySelf Discovery
Retreat Goals
Get HappyGet Happy
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development


Celebrate the incredible power of your true, authentic voice! This empowering workshop will teach you how to conquer fear, eliminate ‘wrong notes’ and uncover the undeniable magic of your soul.


Whether you already sing or have always wished you could, you will discover a better, natural tone and break through blocks to free up a stunning rich sound. Yes — even if you’ve never been able to carry a tune!

Through in depth individual coaching, groups songs and harmonies, you will:

  • Learn exercises that cover diaphragmatic breathing, tone, range and projection
  • Discover actionable techniques to reduce nerves and stage fright
  • Hear your voice ring out as favorite songs become transformational wellsprings as inner and outer voice align

You will go home with the ability to express remarkable messages from your heart with confidence.

Items to bring: you are welcome to bring instruments, CDs and song books (not required).

Open to all — including singers who want to take their performance to the next level and those who have never sung before.



Claude Stein

Claude Stein is a Multi-Platinum award winning voice coach whose private clients have included artists on every major record label. His workshops have been presented at the Juilliard School, The Omega Institute, the New York Open Center, Kripalu, Windsong, Breitenbush,, and Esalen Institute. He operates recording studios in Woodstock New York and in New York City.
Claude possesses a highly intuitive ability to cultivate each person’s authentic sound and has been training people from all walks of life for the past 38 years. His pro-bono work has inspired youth from in Australia, Palestinians and Israelis, Protestants and Catholics, the Music Therapy Faculty at NYU.
The results have been highly acclaimed by leading experts in the fields of communication, psychology, and creativity.
His corporate program for leadership, presentation and teambuilding has been offered in the U.S. House of Representatives and at Sprint, JPMorgan, General Electric, Siemens, N.A.S.A., and The Center for Creative Leadership. He is currently adjunct faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital Leadership Academy, Mobius Executive Leadership, the Center for Professional Excellence and has been a main stage keynote speaker for the National Speaker’s Association and the International Coaches Federation.  Please visit his website for more pictures and information

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


$285/Night/Per Person

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)


$224/Night/Per Person

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


$233/Night/Per Person

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

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)


$190/Night/Per Person

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)


$165/Night/Per Person

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.



The Natural Singer

July 5th-7th, 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 (Saturday Evening Sampler 7:30-9:00 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


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


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.

Distance from Nearest Airport

2 Hours by car without traffic


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.

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