Inner Bonding

The Power to Heal Yourself
May 14 – 16, 2021


Dr. Margaret Paul
Dr. Margaret Paul
May 14 – 16, 2021
Add 2 nights of lodging and meals
May 14 – 16, 2021
May 16, 2021 12:00 pm
Retreat Type
Family & RelationshipsFamily & Relationships
Featured PresentersFeatured Presenters
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
Retreat Goals
Better RelationshipsBetter Relationships
Calm & Clear MindCalm & Clear Mind
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development

Inner Bonding® offers a unique and profound roadmap to break free from the cycle of shame and self-abandonment that leads to anxiety, depression, addiction, aloneness, and relationship failure. Learn to love yourself and discover how to create an at-will connection with your personal source of spiritual guidance.

“We need to approach our feelings as a loving adult. Your inner child needs to trust you, so you need to be open and compassionate and to really listen. We have to learn to reconnect with our intuition and to honor our feelings rather than squash them. This is what inner bonding is about. Learning to trust your inner guidance. We become our own guru. We access really amazing information.” – Dr. Margaret Paul⁠

Through lecture, experiential exercises, visualizations, journaling, and demonstration, you’ll

  • Rapidly discover and release false beliefs about yourself and others
  • Move beyond self-judgment into self-compassion
  • Let go of life-long addictions
  • Confront the resistance that might be keeping you stuck
  • Heal relationship conflicts; create the love and intimacy you’ve always wanted
  • Access the truth about limiting beliefs and the actions that are loving to you and for your highest good
  • Find your passion and purpose.

This powerful, life-changing process is the result of Margaret Paul’s 50 years of inner, personal work, her work with clients, and direct downloads from her spiritual guidance. You’ll take home a step-by-step system to continue healing, a powerful method for manifesting what you want in life, and a new-found appreciation for your health and well-being.

This program is for everyone, all levels of Inner Bonding experience; including yoga teachers, bodyworkers, healthcare professionals, and couples/parents/people looking to discover their passion and purpose.

See what Alanis Morissette has to say about the program. 


Missing Link
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Inner Bonding has been a missing link for me in many years of self-healing work. It’s a simple and straight forward way to move into wholeness. I am grateful that I gave myself these 5 days.
Thank You So Very Much
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I have been consciously pursuing my healing and Inner Bonding is the missing piece. I am so grateful that I manifested this experience and I am so grateful that Dr. Paul has had the courage to step into her life purpose in such a powerful and authentic way. This course is exactly what I needed, the missing tools.
My Experience Has Been Eye Opening
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I’ve learned a lot about myself ... my parents, partner, and past traumas. I feel I have the information now to be able to deal with my anxiety and relationship issues in a healthy way. Margaret, has a beautiful soul!
Trust, Safety & Transformation
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Dr. Margaret Paul is an absolute pioneer in the world of healing difficult emotions, optimizing your life experience, and moving through the world with joy. She created a sacred container of trust, safety and transformation.
Very Beneficial
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The program was very beneficial. I really enjoyed having the course in person.

Praise for Dr. Margaret Paul’s New Book, Diet for Divine Connection

“Margaret Paul is ahead of her time and continues to be a renegade leading thinker and teacher in the psycho-emotional and spiritual realm with this new book.” — Alanis Morissette

“Margaret Paul is connected with her own internal GPS. [She] teaches us how to do the same, and in the process, so much healing takes place.” — Geneen Roth

“Life changing information…truly remarkable… and a true gift to anyone who reads it.” — Sandra Ingerman


Margaret Paul

Dr. Margaret Paul is a best-selling author, writer, and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® self-healing process, and the related SelfQuest® self-healing online program—recommended by actress Lindsay Wagner and singer Alanis Morissette. …

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


$285/Night/Per Person

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)


$224/Night/Per Person

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


$233/Night/Per Person

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)


$190/Night/Per Person

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)


$165/Night/Per Person

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.



Inner Bonding: The Power to Heal Yourself

May 14—16, 2021

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Friday 7:30–9:30 pm

Saturday 9:00 am–12:00 pm,  2:00–4:30 pm, and  7:30–9:30 pm

Sunday 9:00–11:30 am (Room check-out is 11:00 am; luggage can be held at reception)

Arrival Day

4:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00 pm, 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 Thursday–Sunday; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appointment. 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, 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.

NOTE Avoid using GPS—it will take you up a private road to a locked gate.  Please use the directions provided on this site.

Distance from Nearest Airport

Two hours by car without traffic


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.

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Couples Getaway

(Sample Schedule)


  • Gaze at the sunrise while filling your lungs with fresh mountain air and reminisce on the moments that connected you.
  • Bring a new level of calm and balance to your relationship with a Yoga or Meditation class.
  • Enjoy a delicious whole-foods breakfast together.
  • Walk or hike one of our beautiful nature trails and reconnect with each other, nature, and oneself.


  • Share a healthy and nutritious lunch.
  • Make a new memory by taking a workshop or educational class, or create a new experience together with a pottery*, watercolor painting, or cooking class (*additional cost).
  • Reduce tension and stress with a couple’s or individual Ayurveda spa treatment. Choose from the widest selection of Ayurvedic therapies in the US for whole-body nourishment and renewal.
  • Unwind in the sauna together.


  • Stop by our bookstore and explore our collection of self-care and spiritual resources or spend time reading in the cafe.