A longing for a child can turn into heart-wrenching disappointment or it can turn into a life-changer that leads to discovering that you’re more fertile than you ever imagined.
The Fertile Heart® OVUM approach to fertility related challenges is about making sure that you choose the life-changer road over and over again until the day you find yourself holding your child in your arms.
The process is an original mind-body program that emerged through author, Julia Indichova’s personal experience and through her work with thousands of women and families in the last two decades of teaching, researching and writing.
The workshop is suitable for you if you are:
- looking for additional natural fertility boosting tools
- taking a break to recharge before choosing your next step
- prepping for IVF, Egg Donation, Embryo Transfer or other assisted reproduction
- thinking about adoption
Using visualizations, movement, dream reading, chanting, nutritional guidance and discussion, you will discover:
- How to honor your own rhythm of healing and separate yourself from the collective hysteria of ‘the last good egg’
- The true meaning of ‘holistic’ in relation to health challenges
- How to use the tools of the Fertile Heart Ovum practice to identify physical, emotional and spiritual obstacles to a healthy full term pregnancy
- How to become your own authority on what is or is not possible for you
- How to choose treatments that resonate with you
- The nutritional and lifestyle adjustments for your specific diagnosis and your overall well-being that can enhance conception.
You will go home with an actionable plan and tools to help you approach conception as an enlivening journey of healing.
It is recommended that participants read the latest edition of Inconceivable (Harmony Books 2017) before the workshop. If reading the book is not possible, then please read this article: Unbelievable Hope: Julia Indichova’s Low Tech Infertility Cure.
Julia also asks that you view this ten minute video about the workshop. It will give you a deeper sense of what becomes possible when one commits to the Fertile Heart Ovum Practice.
Open to all people experiencing fertility related challenges.
Julia Indichova is the founder of FertileHeart.com, a patient driven community promoting a radically expansive approach to fertility. She is the author of Inconceivable (20th Anniversary Edition by Harmony Books 2017), The Fertile Female (Adell Press 2007) & What to Expect and What NOT to Expect from a Fertility Expert (Adell Press 2016) . She is also the creator of The Fertile Heart® Ovum Practice, an original mind-body program that emerged through two decades of counselling and teaching. Julia Indichova’s work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, NPR’s 51%, Good Morning America, Huffington Post, Discovery Health Tablet Magazine, WAMC Listener-Essay and more. After 9/11 she initiated the 9/11 Bowing Project, applying the tools of her fertility work to birthing peace. That work is documented in the One-Heart Revolution (Adell Press 2019)
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
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)
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
The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.
Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
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)
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.
The Fertility Authority Vested in You: The Fertile Heart® OVUM Road to Meeting Your Child Halfway
October 11th-13th, 2019
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:
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
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.
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:
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.