In alignment with the CDC guidelines, all guests will be required to show proof of vaccination OR a lab-certified Covid-19 test that produced negative results taken within 72 hours of their arrival at the Center when checking in.
Reboot Your Inner Network
Join beloved yoga teacher Sudha Carolyn Lundeen as she brings her restorative yoga program to the mountain. In this retreat, you’ll learn to listen to the natural rhythms and language of the body through gentle movement, restorative yoga poses, and yoga nidra (yogic sleep) practices.
Restorative yoga is the perfect antidote to the fast-paced, stress-inducing world we live in. When the central nervous system and the cellular intelligence of the body is given a chance to rest and renew, you feel more and more de-stressed, alive and present.
Sudha leads you through totally supported restorative poses that allow you to stay in the pose longer, taking it to get to another level of relaxation—quieting the body, mind, and breath. You’ll learn to slow down, be supported, be present, and release into stillness—practice “being” rather than “doing.”
Well-supported restorative poses offer the experience of being cradled and protected, while providing the opportunity for deep relaxation and rejuvenation. This is the key that allows our nervous system to down-regulate and the relaxation response to kick in—something that only happens when we truly feel safe.
This is a wonderful way to bring greater balance and restoration to your nervous system and as you prepare for holiday activities. You’ll be nurtured inside and out with this beautiful practice, nourishing food, and the peace and serenity of nature surrounding you.
Come with friends, family, or just yourself and discover the joy and the power of these practices that you can take home and make part of your daily life.
Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, RN, E-RYT 1,000, has over 30 years in healing arts. She is a certified holistic-health nurse, an Ayurvedic Health & Lifestyle Coach, Workshop leader, Yoga Instructor/Therapist, and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. …
Restorative Yoga Weekend
Taking Time to Pause, Relax and Refill Your Well
November 12–14, 2021
Subject to change.
Friday 7:30–9:00 pm
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.
All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST) unless otherwise noted.
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
10:00 am–6:00 pm Saturday
Clay Handbuilding $35.00 (1 hour)
Throwing Wheel $45.00 (2 hours)
Hours: 9:00 am–6:30 pm daily
We invite you to also make reservations for consultations, therapies, and treatments at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Wellness prior to arrival in order to ensure availability. Please call 828-264-8382 for details. Additional cost.
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.)
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 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.
Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in a pristine natural setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina. Set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a tranquil sanctuary.