10 Yoga Alliance continuing education hours are available.
Learn new techniques (for yourself and/or your students or clients) to change your brain and improve your physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Kristine Weber, MA, C-IAYT, eRYT-500, is a leading world authority on the neuroscientific benefits of slow, mindful yoga. Join her for a weekend exploration of her system, Subtle® Yoga, and the theory and practice of how it can be utilized to effect neuroplastic brain changes and promote a healthier life.
In this weekend workshop, you will gain the capacity (for yourself or to teach others) to use yoga techniques to affect neuroplasticity and promote hemispheric brain integration, as well as top-down and bottom-up optimization. You will also practice techniques to improve mind-body awareness—including proprioception and interoception—and explore the neuroscientific benefit of spirituality.
In this workshop, you’ll
- Review the neurobiological foundation of (and evidence behind) the efficacy of yoga practices – how yoga may recruit neuroplasticity and change your brain, and your mental, emotional, and behavioral patterns
- Discuss and explore the integration of yoga practices and positive psychology techniques
- Practice and demonstrate yoga techniques to embody or “install” positive affirmations in your mind-body
- Engage in and practice meditative techniques to uncover and transform detrimental self-myths and beliefs.
This workshop includes lectures, discussions, and experiential exercises. It is a great opportunity to learn about yoga and neuroscience, improve your skills, experience community with like-minded people, and earn 10 Yoga Alliance continuing education hours.
Kristine is leading the charge to get slow, mindful practices to people who desperately need them through more than a decade of training mental health professionals at the Mountain Area Health Education Center and through her Subtle® Yoga Revolution series of online courses and trainings for yoga teachers—which have been praised by thousands all over the world. She is an advocate for the use of these practices as integral to solving the healthcare crisis.
Space is limited so register today!
This program is for everyone; all levels of yoga.
Kristine Weber, MA, C-IAYT, eRYT-500, is the founder of Subtle® Yoga and a leading authority on the neuroscientific benefits of slow, mindful yoga. She’s an advocate for the use of these practices as an integral part of the solution to the healthcare crisis. Her Subtle® Yoga Revolution series of online courses has been praised by thousands all over the world.
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
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.
October 9–11, 2020
Your Program Session Times (subject to change)
Friday 7:30-9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am–12:30 pm and 2:00–5:00 pm
Sunday 9:30–11:30 pm (Room check-out is 11:00 am; luggage can be held at Reception.)
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.
639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, North Carolina 28607
Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in our tranquil sanctuary set amidst 380 pristine acres high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina—the perfect place to begin your journey to wellness.
For room reservations, spa 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.