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Trusting Our Transformation

Nourish Your Embodied Evolution With Movement and Ritual

Rochelle Schieck
Founder of Qoya

JUNE 26–30, 2024
Rochelle Schieck
Founder of Qoya
JUNE 26–30, 2024
TUITION:
$390
per person—plus room/meals & tax
JUNE 26–30, 2024
Retreat Type
Featured PresentersFeatured Presenters
FitnessFitness
MindfulnessMindfulness
OutdoorOutdoor
Self-DiscoverySelf-Discovery
Retreat Goals
Boost EnergyBoost Energy
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development
Self-CareSelf-Care

Cultivate Embodied Presence

Join us for a transformative weekend retreat designed to embrace the beauty of accelerated change in both our individual lives and the world around us.

Led by Rochelle Schieck, the creator and certified teacher of Qoya, who brings over 14 years of experience refining Qoya Inspired Movement as a practice nurturing our wise, wild and free essence—we will explore our personal relationship with trust and transformation.

Through an array of practices, we’ll delve into the art of cultivating embodied presence, using Qoya Inspired Movement—a fusion of meditation, yoga, free-form dance, and intuitive movement—to connect deeply with our inner truth and resonance.

Experience the profound power of opening ourselves to nature, making offerings, and listening to its wisdom and guidance. Together, we’ll harvest the collective wisdom within our circle through partner and group sharing, fostering a deeper sense of trust in ourselves and the unfolding of life’s transformations.

This workshop is a journey toward a more profound sense of self-trust and trust in life as we navigate the path of transformation.

Connect with nature to reflect your authentic nature, embracing the importance of integrating the voice of the body and the consciousness of nature into your daily life.

Through movement classes, nature-based rituals, partner and community sharing, and skills to deepen your body’s communication, 

  • Awaken your intuitive body through daily Qoya-inspired movement
  • Deepen your connection with nature’s consciousness
  • Reconnect with your heart 
  • Make offerings to nature and life, invoking gratitude and support on the journey to wholeness
  • Develop a daily movement practice to nourish your trust in transformation
  • Rediscover the flame in your heart within a warm-hearted community.

You’ll take home the invaluable skill of slowing down and listening to the wisdom of your body for more connection to yourself and the natural world.

This retreat welcomes everyone at all levels. 

Presenter

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Rochelle Schieck

For the last 14 years, Rochelle Schieck has dedicated herself to refining the practice of Qoya Inspired Movement, leading over 4,000 movement classes, training hundreds of Qoya teachers across 20 different countries, and guiding women on more than 100 retreats worldwide spanning six continents. Her embodiment practice, Qoya, nurtures the essence of being wise, wild, and free. …

Reviews

Thank you!
Carlie M.
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Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this container and practice. The community sharing part in Qoya is like connecting with stimulating, reassuring girlfriends.
Sacred
Mallory G.ch
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I adore Qoya classes classes - they feel like church to me.
Transformative
Cheryl F.
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The creativity in Qoya has nurtured and sustained me through dark times, opened my heart, and my soul to where every class, I see something, feel something, experience something transformative.
Indescribable Gift
Lauren P.
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Qoya stokes my fire, opens my eyes, and melds together all the parts of my being into a whole in a way I have never before experienced. This is a gift that defies description. I am humbled and so deeply grateful!
Meaningful + Fulfilling
Elan M.
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Qoya helps me show up for myself on a regular basis in a way that is meaningful and deeply fulfilling.
Purest, deepest Connection
Stacy L.
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Qoya has been a means of staying connected to myself and to the Divine.
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Rooms & Pricing

Private Hotel Room

$372 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)

$271 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

Trusting Our Transformation

Nourish Your Embodied Evolution With Movement and Ritual
June 26–30, 2024

Subject to change.

Wednesday 7:30–9:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am–12:30 pm and 2:00–4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am–12:30 pm, 2:00–4:00 pm and 8:00 pm (ceremonial fire)
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 Receptio

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.  

Talk to an Ayurveda Specialist

TUITION
$390
per person—plus room/meals & tax

Art of Living Retreat Center

Google Reviews

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"The techniques I learned here have literally transformed my life."
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- 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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