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Sacred Activism

Weaving Nature, Culture, and Spirit

Deborah Eden Tull & Nina Simons

OCT 23-27
Deborah Eden Tull & Nina Simons
OCT 23-27
Tuition:
$365
per person—plus room/meals & tax
OCT 23-27
Retreat Type
Family & RelationshipsFamily & Relationships
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
Professional Development & TrainingsProfessional Development & Trainings
Retreat Goals
Better RelationshipsBetter Relationships
Calm & Clear MindCalm & Clear Mind
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development

Empower Your Purpose

In today’s rapidly changing—and ever-challenging—world, it’s crucial to honor your deepest passions and protect what you hold dear. Sacred Activism offers an impactful solution to these crises, allowing ordinary individuals to make real and profoundly necessary contributions.

Embark on a profound journey with revered instructors Deborah Eden Tull and Nina Simons. This transformative retreat goes beyond conventional notions of activism and the sacred, fostering relational mindfulness, evolving leadership, and compassionate action. Join a supportive community to cultivate meaningful connections, harmonize self-care with global stewardship, and uncover newfound resilience and hope.

Benefit from

  • Redefining activism and the sacred to empower regenerative service
  • Cultivating relational mindfulness for compassionate response to adversity
  • Co-evolving leadership toward relational empowerment
  • Expanding capacity for deep listening and embodied guidance
  • Balancing self-care with care for the world
  • Bolstering emotional resilience within life’s complexities.

This retreat offers a unique blend of wisdom, compassion, and practical tools for personal and collective awakening. Don’t miss this opportunity to journey towards deeper connection, purpose, and healing. All are welcome to join our transformative exploration!

Presenters

Deborah Eden Tull Headshot Bio 500x500

Deborah Eden Tull, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives, bridging personal and collective awakening in an age of global change. She is an engaged Buddhist teacher, spiritual activist, author, eco-dharma educator, and facilitator of The Work That Reconnects, a field created by Buddhist scholar and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy for transforming our love and pain for our world into compassionate action.

Nina Simons Headshot Bio 500x500

Nina Simons is Bioneers’s co-founder and Chief Relationship Strategist, leading its Everywoman’s Leadership program. Using a whole-system approach, Bioneers is a nonprofit that uses media, convening, and connecting to lift up visionary and practical solutions for many of our most pressing social and ecological challenges.

Reviews

Nourishing
T.D.
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If you have an inkling to be guided beyond the what or why of your life as an activist -- whatever that looks like -- into the how of it, this nourishing experience with Nina and Eden will take you there.
Helpful!
S.L.
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Very helpful and inspiring to help folks find their activist ways from inside and what can sustain us.
So Necessary
Past Particpant
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Sacred Activism is a necessary learning tool for adapting to the needs of a healthy and hopeful future.
Life-Changing
P.S.
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If you allow yourself the gift of this course it will change your life and deepen your perspective. I am truly grateful to have experienced it. This is truly a conversation that needs to be fed and to grow. The way it was presented was fantastic. Thank you so very much. You are Earth Angels.
Beautiful, Practical, Inclusive
Past Participant
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The world in which we live and that lives within us calls for a deep, radical and unapologetic reclamation of sacred, embodied feminine leadership. This course cultivates this aim in a beautiful, practical and inclusive way. If it beckons your soul, please listen.
The Inspiration & Courage You Need
Past Participant
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If you are seeking clarity about the evolution of your calling–as a woman, a leader, and a vulnerable yet powerful being in a time of chaos–this program can help bring you the inspiration and courage you need to take action and be supported as you do it.
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Schedule

Sacred Activism

Oct. 23–27, 2024

Subject to change.

Wednesday 7:30–9:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am–12:30 pm and 2:00–5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am–12:30 pm and 2:00–5:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am–12:30 pm and 2:00–5:00 pm
Sunday 9:30 am–12:00 pm  Room checkout is 11:00 am; luggage may be held at Reception.

General Information

All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST) unless otherwise noted.

Arrival Day
4:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 4:00 pm, but if you arrive early we will hold your luggage at Reception.
6:00–7:00 pm Dinner
7:00–7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)

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

Apart from the activities in your program schedule, we offer the following optional complementary activities. (Please join only if your program schedule permits.)

  • 9:45–10:45 am  Yoga |  Thu–Sun
  • 11:00 am–12:00 pm  Mind & Meditation |  Thu–Sun
  • 1:30–2:15 pm  Guided Hike* | Assemble at Shankara Reception | Sat
  • 2:30–3:45 pm  Ayurveda Cooking Class* | Tulsi Kitchen
    Thu: Sweet Treats • Sat: Chef’s Seasonal Recipe
  • 4:15–5:15 pm Yoga |  Wed–Sat
  • 5:30–6:00 pm  Guided Meditation |  Wed–Sat
  • 7:30–8:15 pm  Meditative Chants/Kirtan |  Wed–Sat
    Saturday kirtan is outdoor by the bonfire; weather permitting.

*Included with Wellness Escapes and R&R; Other participants: $35.00/per person

Clay Studio
  • 11:00 am–7:00 pm Friday & Saturday
    Hand Building $55 | 1 hour
  • 9:00 | 10:45 am Sunday
     Wheel Throwing $75 all guests; glazing and shipping are included | semi-private class | 75 minutes

Hours

Wednesday 11:00–8:00 pm
Thursday–Saturday 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am–2:00 pm

We encourage you to also make reservations for consultations, therapies, and treatments at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Wellness at least two weeks prior to your arrival date to ensure availability. Please call 828.264.8382 for details. Additional cost.

Rooms & Pricing

Private Hotel Room

$416 per person/per night + tax

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of checkout. (Rates below are per person.)

 

  • King bed or two full beds
  • Flat screen TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bath
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary tea/coffee & fresh fruit
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Access to fitness & steam rooms

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)

$297 per person/per night + tax
  • Twin beds
  • Flat screen TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bath
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary tea/coffee & fresh fruit
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Access to fitness & steam rooms

Private Retreat Room

$282 per person/per night + tax
  • Twin beds
  • Private bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary tea/coffee & fresh fruit
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Access to fitness & steam rooms

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

$230 per person/per night + tax
  • Twin beds
  • Private bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary tea/coffee & fresh fruit
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Access to fitness & steam rooms

Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

$201 per person/per night + tax
  • Twin beds
  • Private bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary tea/coffee & fresh fruit
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Access to fitness & steam rooms

On-Campus Program FAQs

For room reservations, Ayurveda Wellness Retreats, and Art of Living Retreat Center (AOLRC) signature retreats, we have the following cancellation policy:

  • Refunds are available (less a $50 per person processing fee) up to 15 days before your program or stay.
  • Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50 per person processing fee) is available if you give notice between 14 and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following 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. For all other retreats, please be sure to check the registration page specific to that retreat.

Unless otherwise indicated, our programs are open to participants 18 years of age and older.

To encourage a healthy environment we ask that guests not consume alcohol or meat in our public spaces, however, guests may enjoy these items in their rooms.

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.

We do have lodging and event venues that are ADA-compliant. Due to the topography of our mountain campus, some are easier to access than others, so please speak to Guest Services (800.392.6870) prior to registering to ensure we can best accommodate your needs. We also have shuttles that run frequently throughout the campus.

We are committed to the safety of our guests and staff. Our mountaintop location and the surrounding areas are spacious, remote, safe, and secure.

  • It is safe to leave your windows open—and necessary for proper airflow!
  • Nature surrounds our campus, and it’s common to see rabbits, deer, gophers, wild turkeys, and other small animals. Please give them space, and they’ll do the same for you. We’ve never had a safety incident with animals on campus.

You can help!

  • If you come across an animal on campus or a trail, give it space, and please do not attempt to pet or feed it.
  • There’s no need to bring valuables to the retreat center; leaving them at home is best.

Location

639 Whispering Hills Road
Boone, NC 28607
800.392.6870

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation on our tranquil mountaintop campus set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina.  

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