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Transforming Childhood Wounds

Heal Your Past and Step into New Possibilities for Your Future

Linda Thai & Mariah Rooney

NOV 7-10
Linda Thai & Mariah Rooney
NOV 7-10
Tuition:
$395
per person—plus room/meals & tax
NOV 7-10
Retreat Type
Family & RelationshipsFamily & Relationships
Professional Development & TrainingsProfessional Development & Trainings
Self-DiscoverySelf-Discovery
Retreat Goals
Better RelationshipsBetter Relationships
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development

Reclaim Wholeness and Renewal

Embark on an extraordinary journey of healing and self-discovery guided by Linda Thai and Mariah Rooney, esteemed integrative trauma therapists, and somatic practitioners. Immerse yourself in a nurturing retreat environment designed to facilitate profound personal growth and transformation.

Through experiential practices carefully curated by Linda and Mariah, delve into the depths of your being to address long-held wounds and ignite the spark of healing. Engage in somatic and embodiment exercises, psychodrama structures, and narrative-changing techniques that illuminate the intricate connections between your mind, body, and spirit.

In this collaborative and supportive group setting, expect to

  • Transcend childhood wounds, finding solace and understanding in unresolved experiences
  • Cultivate a deep sense of groundedness, presence, and openness to pleasure through transformative somatic practices
  • Heal entrenched relational patterns and rewrite embodied narratives that no longer serve you
  • Expand your horizons and envision new possibilities that leave a lasting imprint on your body and nervous system.

Participate in dynamic group discussions, invigorating physical movement exercises, immersive hands-on experiences, and intimate one-on-one sharing sessions throughout the retreat. These interactions foster profound connections and insights, enriching your journey of self-discovery.

By the journey’s end, you’ll emerge with enhanced communication skills, a rekindled connection to your inner child, and a revitalized sense of empowerment. 

Presenters

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Linda Thai, LMSW, is a trauma therapist who specializes in cutting-edge brain- and body-based modalities for the healing of complex developmental trauma. …

Mariah Rooney is a trauma specialist and psychotherapist who has practiced in outpatient, community, hospital, and specialty care settings.

Reviews

Phenomenal!Stephanie M.
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Phenomenal! Linda is an exceptional teacher and human! I learned so much and uncovered and healed so many more layers of my own pain that I wasn't even aware of!
Amazing!Rebekah L.
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I honestly think this was one of the best tools I have ever invested in! As a survivor, leader, facilitator, I utilize so much of Linda Thai's work. Amazing course!
Excellent!Lorraine P.
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Excellent training with rich content. Linda has a wealth of knowledge and a lot of compassion. Her teaching skills are incredible and she is super inclusive to everyone.
Highly recomment!Annie C.
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This is truly a great workshop! Linda is an awesome teacher & compassionate human who delivers tough content in an easy-to-digest manner! I highly recommend!
One of the BestIulia P.
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In my 12 years of studying everything I could get my hands on about psychology, psychotherapy, anxiety, trauma, human interaction, and the connection between the mind and the body, Linda Thai's course was one of the best I attended.
Completely TransformedSidney H.
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I've had the absolute honor of learning about Somatic Embodiment and Regulation with Linda Thai. This has completely transformed the way I operate as a therapist. It's actually making my job easier and making me much more effective when working with my clients.
Seen & ValidatedEsther H.
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Linda is an amazing workshop facilitator. She has done so much of her own work to become a leader among therapists and teachers. Until Linda, I have never had anyone focus on the impact for immigrants and refugees. First time I felt seen and validated.

Schedule

Transforming Childhood Wounds

Nov. 7–10, 2024

Subject to change.

Thursday 7:30–9:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am–12:00 pm and 2:00–4:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am–12:00 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
  • 11:00 am–7:00 pm Friday & Saturday
    Hand Building $55 | 1 hour
  • 9:00 | 10:45 am Sunday
     Wheel Throwing $75 all guests; glazing and shipping are included | semi-private class | 75 minutes

Hours

Wednesday 11:00–8:00 pm
Thursday–Saturday 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am–2:00 pm

We encourage you to also make reservations for consultations, therapies, and treatments at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Wellness at least two weeks prior to your arrival date to ensure availability. Please call 828.264.8382 for details. Additional cost.

Rooms & Pricing

Private Hotel Room

$416 per person/per night + tax

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.)

 

  • King bed or two full beds
  • Flat screen TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bath
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary tea/coffee & fresh fruit
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Access to fitness & steam rooms

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)

$297 per person/per night + tax
  • Twin beds
  • Flat screen TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bath
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary tea/coffee & fresh fruit
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Access to fitness & steam rooms

Private Retreat Room

$282 per person/per night + tax
  • Twin beds
  • Private bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary tea/coffee & fresh fruit
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Access to fitness & steam rooms

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

$230 per person/per night + tax
  • Twin beds
  • Private bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary tea/coffee & fresh fruit
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Access to fitness & steam rooms

Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

$201 per person/per night + tax
  • Twin beds
  • Private bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary tea/coffee & fresh fruit
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Access to fitness & 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/per person processing fee) up to 15 days before your program or stay.
  • Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50/per person processing fee) is available if you give notice between 14 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.

Unless otherwise indicated, our programs are open to participants 18 years of age and older.

To encourage a healthy environment we ask that guests 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.

We do have lodging and event venues that are ADA-compliant. Due to the topography of our mountain campus, some are easier to access than others, so please speak to Guest Services (800.392.6870) prior to registering to ensure we can best accommodate your needs. We also have shuttles that run frequently throughout the campus.

We are committed to the safety of our guests and staff. Our mountaintop location and the surrounding areas are spacious, remote, safe, and secure.

  • It is safe to leave your windows open—and necessary for proper airflow!
  • Nature surrounds our campus, and it’s common to see rabbits, deer, gophers, wild turkeys, and other small animals. Please give them space, and they’ll do the same for you. We’ve never had a safety incident with animals on campus.

You can help!

  • If you come across an animal on campus or a trail, give it space, and please do not attempt to pet or feed it.
  • There’s no need to bring valuables to the retreat center; leaving them at home is best.

Location

639 Whispering Hills Road
Boone, NC 28607
800.392.6870

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation on our tranquil mountaintop campus set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina.  

Talk to an Ayurveda Specialist

Tuition
$395
per person—plus room/meals & tax

Art of Living Retreat Center

Google Reviews

854 Reviews
4.8/5
- Leslie E.
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"If you want to relax, recharge, and find yourself again, this is the place!"
- Vasily T.
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"A magnificent place for a refreshing retreat. So peaceful and close to nature as it can be."
- Becca N.
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"Excellent food, spa, tons of activities outside of program warm environment for growth Thank you!"
- Rob H.
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"The techniques I learned here have literally transformed my life."
- Michelle L.
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"Excellent program, beautiful surroundings. Wonderful setting for deep connection & reset."
- Dan V.
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"I did not know what to expect. I am very pleased with what I have learned and excited to bring back home."
- Bonnie M.
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"Beautiful grounds with wonderful, genuinely loving instructors. This was a life changing experience!"
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Add a day—or more!—to your stay!

Arriving at the Center a day early lets you embrace the serenity, adjust to peace, and reflect before the retreat. Extra days also allow you to participate in R&R workshops and Ayurvedic healing arts, or use the time to reflect, process, and internalize your retreat experience before you head home. 

Either way, you’ll save 20% off our regular R&R rates! Select your added day(s) on the registration page.