In this retreat based on her book The 25-Day Ayurveda Cleanse, Kerry Harling explores the secrets of Ayurveda—bringing its ancient wisdom and health care system into the modern world with strategies for aging well with vitality, health, joy, and no surgery.
With her disarming sense of humor and no-nonsense advice, Kerry shares her candid, delightful, encouraging take on health, weight loss, cleansing the body, beauty, and aging well for our times. Through group discussion, movement, journaling, one-on-one sharing, and Ayurvedic self-care practices, you’ll experience
- Total rejuvenation in a transformative experience completely customized for you
- A schedule of restorative meditation and yoga to detox, de-stress, and heal
- Nutritional guidance and meal planning based on your body type to meet your health goals
- Marma therapy for restoring health and peace of mind
- Methods to balance your unique body type for creativity, calm, and concentration.
For anyone who has ever spent the equivalent of a mortgage payment on anti-aging lotions or procedures, tried every diet fad that has come down the pike, or accidentally forgot how to be balanced, here is a proactive way to stay looking and feeling great without resorting to “the knife.” Kerry takes a hilarious look at aging and gives you personalized one-on-one wellness guidance, practices, and easy-to-implement tools that draw from both Ayurveda and the best in Western medicine.
Learn the secrets to staying healthy, vibrant, and vital at any age—and get more out of life. You’ll take home self-care tips, recipes, and your custom blueprint for life, as well as receive a follow-up consultation.
Items to Bring: Comfortable clothing for movement and walking, layers for spending time outside, a journal, and your smile.
This program is open to everyone of all ages and all levels of yoga practice; no experience of Ayurveda is necessary, just a willingness to have fun.
You are encouraged to take the dosha quiz prior to the program; you can find it here.
Kerry Harling, MEd, Certified Ayurveda Practitioner, is a globally recognized leader in the fields of integrative medicine and Ayurveda. She is passionate about raising awareness for the need for a change in contemporary medicine that focuses on patient empowerment and a health-based (rather than disease-based) medical system. Kerry practices at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Integrative Medicine and has developed a personalized system to manage chronic disorders by incorporating fundamental changes in diet, behavior, and stress while focusing on genetics—a program that is so successful many of her clients have achieved maximum healing and vitality after years of chronic problems. She is author of the book The 25-Day Ayurveda Cleanse.
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.
Your Blueprint for Life with Ayurveda
November 7th-10th, 2019
Your Program Session Times (subject to change)
Thursday 7:30-9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 9:30 am-12:30 pm; 2:00-4:00 pm
Sunday 9:30-11:30 am (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)
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 Onsite Activities
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:
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.