Disconnect and Plan What’s Next

A Weekend of Focus, Friendship, and Finding Direction
TUITION
$295
Reviews
4.9/5
APR 1–3, 2022

JEDIDIAH JENKINS

JEDIDIAH JENKINS

APR 1–3, 2022
TUITION:
$295
APR 1–3, 2022
Retreat Type
Creative ExpressionCreative Expression
Self-DiscoverySelf-Discovery
Retreat Goals
Calm & Clear MindCalm & Clear Mind
Cleanse & DetoxCleanse & Detox
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development

Please Note

In alignment with the CDC guidelines, all guests will be required to show proof of vaccination OR a lab-certified Covid-19 test that produced negative results taken within 72 hours of their arrival at the Center when checking in.

Health & Safety Updates

Plug-In to Your Best Life

Life can be an avalanche of information and stress. The distractions of modern living make it nearly impossible to see clearly. 

Disconnect from these distractions and focus on real connection in this transformative weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains with two-time New York Times best-selling author Jedidiah Jenkins. No phones. No email. Just nature, ourselves, and activities to expand us. 

In this experiential program, you’ll participate in creative exercises, guided writing projects, group discussions, and solo nature walks with thought/journaling prompts. You’ll also learn to

  • Calm and clear your mind
  • Tune into your inner self to understand exactly what you are doing now
  • Use foundational thinking to know how and when to move in the direction of your destiny.

You’ll go home with a new sense of clarity and a freshness of perspective and direction that reinvigorates you to live your best life—full of purpose, balance, and meaning.

Presenter

Jedidiah Jenkins

Jedidiah Jenkins is the author of the New York Times best-sellers To Shake the Sleeping Self and Like Streams to the Ocean.

Schedule

Disconnect and Plan What’s Next

A weekend of focus, friendship, and finding direction
April 1–3, 2022

Subject to change.

Friday 7:30–9:00 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
10:00 am–6:00 pm Saturday
     Clay Handbuilding $35.00 (1 hour) 
     Throwing Wheel $45.00 (2 hours) 

Hours: 9:00 am–6:30 pm daily
We invite you to also make reservations for consultations, therapies, and treatments at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Wellness prior to arrival in order to ensure availability. Please call 828-264-8382 for details. Additional cost.

Rooms & Pricing

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.)

Private Hotel Room
|
$298
  • King bed or two full beds
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Private Bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Fresh Fruit
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Access to Grounds and Facilities, including Gym & Steam Rooms
Private Retreat Room
|
$244
  • Two Twin Beds
  • Private Bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Fresh Fruit
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Access to Grounds and Facilities, including Gym & 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 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.

Location

639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, North Carolina 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.

Talk to an Ayurveda Specialist

TUITION
$295

Art of Living Retreat Center

Google Reviews

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4.9/5
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