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The Zentangle Method

Oh, What a TANGLED Web We Weave!

Martha Huggins & Molly Hollibaugh

SEPT 26–29
Martha Huggins & Molly Hollibaugh
SEPT 26–29
TUITION:
$440
per person—plus room/meals & tax
SEPT 26–29
Retreat Type
Creative ExpressionCreative Expression
Featured PresentersFeatured Presenters
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
Self-DiscoverySelf-Discovery
Retreat Goals
Calm & Clear MindCalm & Clear Mind
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development
Relieve StressRelieve Stress

Weave Your Own Resilient Web

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, meditative way to explore and create by drawing structured patterns using a simple step-by-step approach. As a result, beautiful artwork emerges—you don’t have to be an experienced artist!

Embark on an artistic exploration with Martha Huggins and Molly Hollibaugh, daughters of Zentangle founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, as you weave your resilient web, gathering confidence and growth along the way.

During this experiential weekend, we dive into thematic Zentangle philosophies and play with carefully curated materials that teach you to build composition with tangles through layering and perspective. We use unique techniques to lace tangles together with strength and harmony, creating an extraordinary web of creativity.

As we dive into the unique marks each one of us has to make, we unravel the philosophical connections these artistic perspectives weave into our daily lives and

  • Renew the creative spirit
  • Experience increased focus
  • Relieve stress
  • Learn how to apply Zentangle philosophies to everyday situations
  • Experience gratitude and appreciation for the creative space and surroundings.

Attendees receive a bounty of Zentangle supplies to use throughout the class and bonus tools to take home to continue their practice.

Immerse yourself in drawing/painting, meditation and mindfulness exercises, and creative exercises throughout the weekend.

Join us for a transformative experience where every stroke tells a story, and creativity takes center stage!

This program is open to everyone.

Recommended Reading Familiarity with the Zentangle Method is highly recommended. Please refer to these resources.

Note Previous attendees have shared that using a battery-operated task light is helpful.

Presenters

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Martha Huggins

Growing up in a magical and inspiring household, art and creativity have always been part of Martha Huggins’ life. After culinary and fine stationery careers, she eventually found her way to join in her family’s Zentangle adventure. Martha has spent the last thirteen years working with her mother, Maria Thomas, and father, Rick Roberts, the founders of the Zentangle Method. A true believer in the power and philosophies of the method, Martha uses Zentangle to bring focus to how this art form tangles with life metaphors and taps into her yoga experience to guide students through their own natural process of finding their creative side.

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Molly Hollibaugh

Molly Hollibaugh has been an artist ever since she can remember and sees herself as a natural creative soul. She studied art and design in college and went on to work in both furniture and jewelry design. She was introduced to Zentangle, in its infancy, by her parents, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, the founders of this amazing creative outlet. …

Reviews

Best & Most Fun!
Cathy
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Loved the workshop and came home inspired with all the new tricks to add to my repertoire! Martha & Molly are both great teachers and this experience ranks as the best and most fun training I have ever participated in–and I have been to so many in my career.
So Grateful
Jill
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I’m still on my mountaintop high! So grateful for the amazing weekend full of inspiration, laughter, and peace!
Fun & Safe
DDM
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Molly and Martha create a fun and safe environment for beginners to advanced tanglers. I highly recommend attending a weekend even if it’s your first time! Remember we all were beginners at one point!
Thanks A Million!Kathy
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Thanks a million for that joyful weekend. You both infuse every detail with love and generosity.
So Much Thought + CareDani
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One of my favorite parts of tangling, in a group, are the Mosaics! The joy of seeing everyone’s work together... So much thought and care put into everything. If you have the opportunity to tangle with Molly and Martha go for it! You will have the best time!
A Weekend to RememberPrevious Participant
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Martha and Molly are such a dynamic team. Their knowledge, skill, kindness, and humor have made this a weekend to remember!
IncrediblePrevious Participant
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This was an incredible workshop! I learned so much in a peaceful and loving manner. Filled with gratitude for the session with Molly and Martha!
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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

Schedule

The Zentangle Method

Oh, What A Tangled Web We Weave!
September 26–29, 2024

Subject to change.

Thursday 7:30–9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 9:30 am–12:30 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.

FAQs

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.  

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