Become the Best Version of Yourself
Iyanla Vanzant is well known for her work on Iyanla Fix My Life on the Oprah Winfrey Network. In this workshop, she will share with you what she has offered to thousands—the skills and tools to open your mind and heart to the greatest possibilities for your life.
The intention of the weekend is to provide a structure, using spiritual tools that will enable and empower participants to strengthen the four fundamental elements of their Being: SPIRIT, BODY, EMOTION, and MIND. Using spiritual laws, principles, and practices to clear personal energy and focus the mind, participants are prepared to become the kind of person who is capable of creating the kind of life they desire and become the best version of themselves.
This Is Not Another Goal-Setting Program
This is the work that needs to be done before goals are attempted. This is the work that must be done in order to achieve goals. When this work is not done, individuals find that they will often pursue the wrong goals—or bump up against the same obstacles, over and over again.
Using the practices of conscious breath work, and the principles of mindfulness in an experiential context, participants can
- Deepen their connection to Spirit/God/The Universe/Source
- Learn to release old wounds and resentments by allowing emotions flow through, instead of control their consciousness
- Cultivate mental, emotional, and physical clarity
- Gain stamina and resilience
- Deepen insight, so they can see themselves, others, and situations more clearly in order to make wiser choices.
You’ll emerge from this transformative program with more self-awareness, assessment techniques, and personal practices to enhance self-esteem and confidence that will attract what is required in order to achieve personal desires and goals.
Don’t Miss This Incredible Opportunity
This program is open to everyone. We strongly suggest you register early to insure your place in the program and your preferred housing.
Using the practices of Conscious Breathwork, and the principles of Mindfulness in an experiential context, participants can:
Deepen their connection to Spirit/God/The Universe/Source; learn to release old wounds and resentments by allowing emotions flow through, instead of control their consciousness; Cultivate mental, emotional and physical clarity; stamina and resilience.
Thought Therapy is the techniques developed and present by Iyanla Vanzant in her book; Get Over It: Thought Therapy for Healing The Hard Stuff.
Using the 4P Approach, Iyanla share 4 spiritual principles–Awareness, Acknowledgment, Acceptance and Action–that can support the clearing and elevation of thoughts and emotions.
Deepen your insight so you can see yourself, others, and situations more clearly in order to make wiser choices.
enhance self-esteem and confidence that will attract Enhance self-esteem and confidence that will attract what is required in order to achieve personal desires and goals.
Using spiritual laws, principles, and practices, learn how to clear personal energy and focus the mind.
Participants will be prepared to become the kind of person who is capable of creating the kind of life they desire and become the best version of themselves.
Through group and one-on-one interactions, learn how to deepen insight, so they can see themselves, others, and situations more clearly in order to make wiser choices.
In this workshop, Iyanla will share with you what she has done with a for thousands . . . the skill and tools to open your mind and heart to the greatest possibilities for your life.
Emerge from this transformative program with more self-awareness, assessment techniques, and personal practices.
Enhance self-esteem and confidence that will attract what is required in order to achieve personal desires and goals.
A Retreat in the Mountains
During your stay, you have time for personal R & R also. Whether you want to explore forest trails and bask in the fresh mountain air, enjoy a pottery or watercolor painting class, release stress with a therapeutic spa treatment, the choice is yours. (Additional fees may apply.)
Make Your Retreat Extra Special
Combine your retreat with authentic Ayurveda for rejuvenation on all levels, body, mind and spirit. The recommended Ayurveda treatment for this retreat is an Abhyanga massage (“Abby” for short), followed by a relaxing steam to further release stress. Pre-requisite: 18 years of age or older
Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, the host and Executive Producer of OWN’s acclaimed and award-winning series, Iyanla: Fix My Life has been called one of the country’s most celebrated writers, public speakers, and is among the most influential, socially engaged, and acclaimed spiritual life coaches of our time. …
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)
Shared Hotel Room (2 People)
- King bed or two full beds
- Flat Screen TV
- Private Bath
- Complimentary WIFI
- Daily Delicious Vegetarian Meals
- Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Fresh Fruit
- Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
- Access to Gym & Steam Rooms
One other person of the same gender will share the room with you**
FIX YOUR LIFE WEEKEND
Learning How to do the Work
August 20–22, 2020
Your Program Session Times (subject to change)
Friday 7:30-10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am–12:30 pm, 2:00–6:00 pm, and 8:00–9:30 pmSunday 9:30–11:30 am and 2:00–4:00 pm (Room check-out is 11:00 am; luggage can be held at Reception.)20
All times are Eastern Standard Times (EST) unless otherwise noted.
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)
7:30–9:30 am Breakfast
12:00–2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)
6:00–7:30 pm Dinner
Apart from the activities in your program schedule, we offer the following optional complementary activities. (Please join only if your program schedule permits.)
Hatha Yoga Class | Gita Hall; during program dates only.
9:45–10:45 am and 4:15–5:15 pm
Hatha Yoga Class | Sattva Studio
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Mind and Meditation Session | Sattva Studio
Yoga Nidra | Sattva Studio; Saturdays and Sundays only.
Property Tour | Starts at Reception; Saturdays only.
1:30–2:30 pm and 3:00–4:00 pm
Guided Nature Walk | Starts at Reception; Saturdays only.
Guided Meditation Session | Sattva Studio
Meditative Chant/Kirtan | Gita Hall
Bonfire | Below Veda 2 Weather permitting; Saturdays only.
Optional Activities with Additional Fees
To ensure a space, please register for these activities by calling 800-392-6870 prior to your arrival.
Mindful Painting (1 hour) $25 Sunday Only
Express your creativity through art therapy as you connect your emotions to the art of watercolor painting.
Ayurveda Cooking Class $25 (1 hour) Thursday and Saturday Only
Learn how to best nourish your specific body type and thrive in every season.
Pottery Class $30 (1 hour) Thursday to Sunday
Explore your creativity. Get hands-on experience in throwing on the wheel, hand-building and decorating handmade pots.
Ayurveda Spa Appointments (Additional Cost)
Hours: 9:00 am–6:30 pm daily
We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa prior to arrival in order to ensure availability. Please call 828-264-8382 for details.
Actual schedules and venues may vary; please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.