Neuroscience and genetic research are finally confirming what ancient physicians and philosophers have known for thousands of years—your body, mind, and spirit are endowed with powerful self-healing mechanisms. Tap into the real fountain of youth and learn to make medicine within your own body!
If you are new to Qigong or Tai Chi, this retreat introduces you to a carefully selected set of accessible transformational practices that you can use for the rest of your life. You will be amazed at how easy and powerful these practices can be. If you are a more experienced student, this retreat will deepen and harmonize your personal practice for renewal and well-being.
Dr. Jahnke, a master teacher and a doctor of Chinese medicine who has led 10 research and study groups in China’s hospitals and sacred mountain temples, guides five days of evidence-based and awakening practices to amplify your personal energy, including
- Healer Within Qigong, your daily go-to medical Qigong
Tai Chi Easy, simple Tai Chi for healing
- Qigong Medicine Wheel, qi-infused marrow bathing
- Connective Tissue Transforming
- Seven Precious Gestures, enter the temple of the true Self
- Cancer Recover Walking
- Qigong, Guo Lin Qigong
The moving meditations of Qigong and Tai Chi have been called “walking on clouds” and “swimming through air.” These mind-body practices help you maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and are accessible even if you aren’t in the greatest shape or the best of health. Take home five Qigong forms and a simple 5-movement Tai Chi form daily self-care practice that will nurture and heal your body, mind, and spirit.
Note Please contact [email protected] with questions regarding the retreat.
Open to everyone, all levels; no previous experience necessary.
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Roger Jahnke, OMD, has dedicated his life to sharing the powerful holistic healing traditions of China. Author of The Healer Within and The Healing Promise of Qi and the director of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC), He has practiced Tai Chi, Qigong and Chinese medicine for more than 40 years, and is renowned for the clarity, compassion, humor, and depth of his teaching style. Dr. Jahnke has led 10 Qigong study tours, visiting hospitals, training centers, temples, and sacred sites in China, focusing on the cultivation of Qi for vitality and inner peace. Dr. Jahnke and colleagues at the IIQTC have contributed to the research evidence base and have trained well over 2,000 teachers and practice leaders internationally. Learn more about Dr. Jahnke and the mission of the IIQTC at IIQTC.org.
Rooms & Pricing
All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out. (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.
Entering the Qigong & Tai Chi Way: An Inspiring Exploration of Qigong & Tai Chi
May 10th-15th, 2020
Your Program Session Times (subject to change)
Friday 7:30-9:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am-12:30 pm; 2:00-4:00 pm
Sunday 9:30-11:30 am (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)
4:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 4:00pm, 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: Sattva Studio)
11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Sattva Studio)
1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Sattva Studio) 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: Sattva Studio)
7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Sattva Studio)
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 Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt. 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.
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.