Neeta Bhushan

That Sucked. Now What?

How to Embrace the Joy in Chaos & Find Magic in the Mess

Dr. Neeta Bhushan

APRIL 26–28, 2024
Dr. Neeta Bhushan
APRIL 26–28, 2024
TUITION:
$350
per person—plus room/meals & tax
APRIL 26–28, 2024
Retreat Type
Family & RelationshipsFamily & Relationships
Featured PresentersFeatured Presenters
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
Self-DiscoverySelf-Discovery
Retreat Goals
Better RelationshipsBetter Relationships
Calm & Clear MindCalm & Clear Mind
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development

Rise Up & Fly Forward

Life is full of unpredictable twists and turns. We’ve all experienced those moments when everything seemed to fall apart, leaving us thinking, “That sucked. Now what?”

During this weekend intensive, renowned personal transformation expert and emotional health advocate Dr. Neeta Bhushan invites you to dive deep into the messy moments, the obstacles, and the challenges that didn’t go as planned. Navigate the weekend—acknowledging “the magical moment of suck,” recognizing the contributing elements of your bounce factor, and processing—using the five stages of the Fly Forward framework.

Through meditation, group discussion, journaling, one-on-one sharing/dyads, and mindfulness exercises, you will discover practical tools, insights, and strategies to embrace the unexpected magic in the mess and find joyful purpose in the chaos of adversity.

Expect to learn how to

  • Overcome internal blocks and unlock your full potential
  • Rewire thought patterns and replace outdated beliefs/behaviors
  • Increase emotional capacity when dealing with stress
  • Develop a framework for bouncing back from life challenges
  • Take radical responsibility for your emotional well-being
  • Reclaim control from negative thinking and self-talk (i.e. victim mindset, perfectionism).

Whether you’re experiencing a transition, dealing with loss, or simply looking to make real life changes, Neeta’s transformative journey of self-discovery and renewal empowers you to rise up and break through to lasting, audacious resilience.

Recommended (but not required) reading That Sucked. Now What?

Presenter

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Dr. Neeta Bhushan

Dr. Neeta Bhushan is a cosmetic dentist turned world-renowned emotional health advocate. She’s written multiple best-selling books, including her award-winning book That Sucked, Now What? endorsed by Jay Shetty, and is the founder of the Dharma Coaching Institute–a coaching organization training coaches to become the highest versions of themselves. …

Reviews

I’m A Much Better Person
Dena Marie Hooper
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The way Dr. Neeta presents her information–from a place of having been there, from her lived experience–and puts it all together in a mini-course to give us the tools to reclaim the power in feeling our emotions, and not being ashamed by them, is the greatest gift. I’ve felt SO liberated, I’m able to communicate better with friends & family and I’m a much better person today because of her. Thank you SO much.
Changed Every Part of My Life
Annette Padilla-Cruz
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Her work, including her books and courses, has profoundly transformed my connection with my emotions. It has also given me new insights into my upbringing as a daughter in a traditional Latina family. Through her guidance, I've discovered a sense of inner peace and strength that empowered me to shed over 70 pounds and dramatically changed every part of my life. I am forever grateful. Do yourself a favor – give yourself the gift of her wisdom. You won't regret it.
Learning from Dr. Neeta is a Must
Melissa Ambrosini
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Neeta's journey through life has granted her a well-rounded perspective on conquering grief, loss, and challenges. Her sensitivity to the human experience shines through as she encourages you to discover your strength and find magic in the mess. She is one you should be learning from.
My Life Changed Forever
Codie Sanchez
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I met Neeta once and my life changed forever. The next best thing to her being in your orbit, is everything she creates
You Are Not Defined By Your Upbringing
Christine Chang
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For anyone who’s first-generation from immigrant backgrounds, Dr. Neeta reminds us that we aren’t defined by our upbringing and can write our own stories to fly forward. She is the ultimate expert when it comes to transforming pain into your power.
Her Journey is Living Proof
Dr. Jen Fraboni
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Neeta doesn't create frameworks that work. She has truly lived it. She’s living proof of what it means to go through the darkness and fully transform & thrive on the other side.
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Rooms & Pricing

Private Hotel Room

$348 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)

$253 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

$263 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)

$215 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)

$188 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

Schedule

That Sucked. Now What?

How to Embrace Life’s Messy Moments to Fly Forward
April 26–28, 2024

Subject to change.

Friday 7:30–10:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am–12:30 pm and 2:00–4:00 pm
Sunday 9:30–11:30 am 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.

FAQs

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, Nort