Hands of Light Workshop

The Transformative Process of Brennan Healing Science

Deborah Sinclair

Boone, North Carolina

Sept 13 – 15
September 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Retreat Type
Self DiscoverySelf Discovery
Retreat Goals
Get HealthyGet Healthy
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development


Learn to have “Hands of Light” with expert healer and teacher Deborah Sinclair. In this  retreat, you’ll energize and ground your auric field, expand your subtle sense perception, and learn to use your hands to perform a “chelation,” a powerful healing technique you can share with loved ones and friends.

Supported by the center’s serene mountain vistas, you will embark on an energetic spiritual journey through your magical energy systems to cultivate and enhance your limitless potential to heal, whether beginner or experienced practitioner. Through fascinating lectures, energy exercises, and partner practice, you will encounter your authentic self and the sacred realms of energy work.

In this enriching retreat, you will:

  • Explore the unique beauty and power of your own auric field in relationship with another
  • Gain an experiential understanding of the chakras, the body’s energetic system
  • Experience the transformative power of energy healing by learning a hands-on energy technique called a chelation
  • Cultivate deep understanding of the energetic dynamics of “dis-ease”
  • Celebrate the joy of seeing yourself as a being of light
  • Embrace your own unlimited potential to heal

You’ll leave with deeper awareness of the energetic dimensions we move through every day and awakened to your own amazing healing powers.


This retreat is for all those interested in healing energetics: helping professions, bodyworkers, and energy practitioners. However, there is a medical protocol for this workshop regarding psychotropic medications. Please contact Deborah Sinclair for more in more information at deborahsinclair.com


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Deborah Sinclair

Deborah Sinclair is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and its teacher training program. She is a highly-referred healing practitioner who relies on high sense perception and abilities to interpret auric phenomena. Through her interpretations and abilities, she reveals the true nature behind patients’ conditions, whether emotional, mental, or spiritual. As a Brennan Hands of Light teacher and practitioner, she has participated in 28 workshops, facilitating 24 of those. Her 20 years of experience as an energy healing practitioner and her diligent studies, including the Sanford Meisner Acting Technique with Bill Esper in NYC and The Alexander Technique with Marjorie Barstow, contribute to her wealth of energetics knowledge.  Learn more: deborahsinclair.com 

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.



Hands of Light Workshop

September 13th-15th, 2019


Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Friday 7:30-9:30 pm

Saturday 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  2:00-5:30 pm; (Optional 5:30-6:15 pm)

Sunday 9:30 am-12:00 pm; 2:00-4:00 pm (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)



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 Onsite Activities

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:


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.

Happiness Retreat Cancellation Policy:

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following the 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.
If a participant attends no sessions of the course, the course registration and full course fee can be transferred to another course of the same course type within 60 days after the end of the course originally registered for. If a participant is unable to finish the course s/he can take another course of the same course type for no additional fee.

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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