Awakening Your Soul Connection to Animals and Nature

Dr. Linda Bender

Boone, North Carolina

Sept 6 – 8
September 8, 2019 12:00 pm
Retreat Type
Self DiscoverySelf Discovery
SpiritualSpiritual
Retreat Goals
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development

Description

Step into the world of animal wisdom with veterinary doctor and gifted healer Linda Bender. Animals and nature have the power to transform our lives—to heal us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. They have much to teach us about returning to our wholeness and the interconnectedness with the natural world that is our birthright.
 
In this very experiential workshop into animal consciousness, we’ll dive into the natural realm from both a science and a soul perspective to expand your perception and directly experience the magical connection between you and the non-human world. Through meditation, mindfulness techniques, and simple physical exercises to move beyond our five sensory limitations, we’ll
  • Tune into the frequency of nature to connect soul to soul beyond the five sensory experience.
  • Access deep levels of ancient, sacred wisdom in nature to reawaken your abilities to be a channel for love consciousness, healing, and intuitive connection.
  • Discuss what the latest science data is showing us about the resonant field in which we all commingle, and about the “unexplained powers of animals.”
  • Expand your intuitive abilities and communication skills to connect with animals in this world and also those who have moved beyond this life.
  • Learn meditation that will awaken and channel love and light energy—the basis of all bonding, communication, and healing. 
  • Establish and deepen reciprocal relationships with companion animals and the beings we meet in nature.
In addition, we will walk in nature, have discussions (spiritual and science), write, and experience personal and group reflection time. Each participant will put together a daily practice to integrate and maintain all they learned into their daily life, including ways to use this knowledge to help heal each other and our world.
 
Join us for this very experiential workshop and learn what the natural world wants to share with us. You’ll receive profound insight and clarity in all areas of life and direct guidance about how to show up in the world as your best self. 
 
This course is for anyone who wants to connect with the greater than human world and experience love, joy, healing and peace

Presenters

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Dr. Linda Bender

Dr. Linda Bender holds a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine, is a gifted healer, and spiritual teacher. She is an internationally renowned animal advocate, speaker, and author of the award winning Amazon best-seller Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals. Her work has been endorsed by Dr. Jane Goodall, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Deepak Chopra, and many more.
During the fourteen years she spent living in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, her work included the rescue, rehabilitation, and protection of wildlife. This work deepened her passion to be a strong voice for the voiceless in the world. Her interest in spirituality led her to study many of the world’s wisdom and healing traditions. She is a certified teacher of meditation, Ayurveda and energy medicine.
She is the co-founder of From the Heart, a non-profit charity that directly serves animals and their habitats.
For more information, please visit LindaBender.org
Facebook   Dr. Linda Bender
Instagram  @drlindabender
Twitter       @Drlindabender

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

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$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)

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$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

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$233/Night/Per Person

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

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

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$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)

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$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.

 

Schedule

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

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

*If a spa appointment is made during a Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, guests may request a meal to be boxed for
pickup by asking spa reception.
**Meals are served during the following times – 7:30-9:30am for Breakfast, 12-2:00pm for Lunch, and 6:00-
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.

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. *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

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
$295
Add 2 nights of lodging and meals

Art of Living Retreat Center

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