Join Travis Eliot and Lauren Eckstrom, two of LA’s most accomplished and influential yoga teachers, in this powerful, physically invigorating, and profoundly deep Labor Day weekend retreat. Prepare to experience the life-changing practice of Holistic Yoga Flow—developed from their work with thousands of students in classes, retreats, and teacher trainings all over the world. Holistic Yoga Flow strengthens and invigorates the body through power vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga, going beyond the physical to address the energetic body, mind, heart, and spirit.
This in-depth journey through the philosophy and practice of yoga includes guidance on how to implement this into your daily life. You’ll experience
- A deep yoga practice that addresses alignment and the four pillars of fitness—strength, flexibility, balance, and stamina, thematic power yoga for an enlivened body
- Awakening meditations for a calm mind
- Contemplative journaling to manifest health and happiness
- Soulful live music for an open heart
Throughout the weekend, Travis and Lauren offer thematic masterclasses where every moment is infused with purpose and meaning.
True potential is found within the inner dimension of the mind and heart. There is no better way to deepen your practice than a weekend of diving deep within, getting clear, and moving forward with health, wisdom, and joy!
Items to Bring: Clothing comfortable for movement and a journal.
For everyone in good physical condition, including yoga students and teachers.
Travis Eliot, E-RYT 500, is a world-renowned yoga instructor, meditation teacher, kirtan musician, and certified Ayurveda practitioner. He teaches his signature Holistic Yoga Flow classes in Los Angeles and workshops, festivals, and retreats around the world. The creator of the groundbreaking DVD series The Ultimate Yogi, Travis also co-authored Holistic Yoga Flow: The Path of Practice. His chant album, The Meaning of Soul, debuted at number 3 on the iTunes world music chart. Travis is the CEO of Inner Dimension Media—a monthly yoga and meditation streaming service—and director of Holistic Yoga Flow teacher trainings. He has been featured in several media outlets including Yoga Journal, Mantra, Access Hollywood, and The Huffington Post.
Lauren Eckstrom, E-RYT 500, is a Holistic Yoga Flow teacher and certified mindfulness meditation instructor. She guides some of the world’s most well-known musicians, filmmakers, and executives in yoga and meditation, and leads Holistic Yoga Flow workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings in Los Angeles and internationally. Lauren is a co-founder of Inner Dimension Media—a monthly streaming service for yoga and meditation. She co-created the 30 minute/30 day online yoga program Yoga 30 for 30 and co-authored Holistic Yoga Flow: The Path of Practice. Lauren has written about yoga and mindfulness for several publications and was recently named a Yoga Journal influencer—as one of the top 15 teachers to study with.
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.
Holistic Yoga Flow: A Life of Meaning
September 4th-7th, 2020
Your Program Session Times (subject to change)
Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm
Daily 9:30 am-11:30 am; 2:00-5:00 pm
Departure Day 9:00-11:00 am (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)
General Guest Information
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:
3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, 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 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 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.