Through Yoga, Breath and Nature Connection

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See the beauty and magic in all elements of life. Feel your heart expand — and experience the true sacredness of your unique journey.

Over the course of three nourishing days you will learn how to let the power of love into your life. And as you create the space for it, love will release you from your limitations and guide you into a deep and healing connection with yourself, others, and with nature.

Using yoga, meditation, breathwork, journaling, and nature connection you will:

  • Let go of the stories you tell yourself that hold you back
  • Tap into the joy of wisdom and wonder within you
  • Learn how to live fully without doing more
  • Connect with yourself through soul writing and self-inquiry
  • Move your body with ease and grace to soothe the nervous system and feel new, vibrant energy
  • Fall in love with life

You will go home with a deeper understanding of how to live authentically, and a renewed connection with nature. You will also take strategies back into your everyday life which you can use to continue the work of letting go of old habits, and creating new patterns which align with your true self.

Open to all.

Biography ImageWendy Swanson L.Ac E-RYT 200 is a healer, transformational leader, yoga teacher and licensed acupuncturist. She is the owner of Be Yoga & Wellness in Charlotte, NC; and is currently studying at Kripalu for her 500 hour yoga certification.

Brooks Haislip RYT 500 has been teaching yoga, meditation and mindfulness for over two decades. She has also practiced intuitive healing and spiritual mentoring for more than ten years, and is a Breathwork Wellness Educator. She was awarded a Professional Certificate from UC, Berkeley for The Power of Awareness Mindfulness Training and has created a number of bespoke programs.

Kathleen McIntyre has been facilitating retreats and workshops for twenty years and works as a transformational coach. She draws from the Presence-Based coaching model, which is based on cutting edge neuroscience; mindfulness and presence practices; somatics; and adult development and leadership theory.

Together, these three teachers share their knowledge passionately. They strive to help their students live fulfilling lives — with greater ease, balance, and vibrant energy.

Retreat: Hotel Room Single
Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds, flat screen TV, wifi, refrigerator, private bath, daily vegetarian meals.


Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds*, Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual.


Retreat: Retreat Room Single

Rate includes Twin Bed, daily vegetarian meals (dinner the night of check-in and breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout your stay.


Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

Rate includes Twin Beds, Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual from the same gender.


Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

Rate includes Twin Bed, Room will be shared with a maximum of 2 other individuals from the same gender.


Friday, April 26 th , 2019
3 pm – Check-in
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm- Dinner
7:00 pm – 7:20pm – AOLRC Orientation (Dining Hall) – MANDATORY FOR ALL GROUPS
7:30 pm – 8:45 pm- Program Session

Saturday, April 27 th , 2019
7:30pm – Movement: Earthing and Qigong in Veda / Lawn depending on weather
8 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9 am – 11:45 am – Program Session
12 pm – 1 pm – Lunch
1 pm – 3:30 pm – Free Time
3:30 pm – 5:45 pm – Program Session
6 pm – 7 pm – Dinner
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm – Program Session

Sunday, April 28 th , 2019
7:30 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast & Check-out
9 am – 11:45 am – Program Session
12 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!

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
Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in

*If a spa appointment is made during a Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, guests may request a meal to be boxed for
pickup by asking spa reception.
***Please call the spa in advance to book spa treatments during your free time if you are interested. The
phone number is (828) 264-8382.

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The Art of Living Retreat Center
639 Whispering Hills Rd.
Boone, NC 28607

Phone Number

If you need anything, just give us a call.
Phone: (800)-392-6870

A warning about using GPS!

We do not recommend using your GPS for driving directions, as many roads are incorrectly marked in the navigation system and inputting our address will take you on a wild ride. Instead, we recommend using Google maps (above). Many prefer to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway route only May through October since the road closes often in winter.


Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

There are several airports within driving distance from the Art of Living Retreat Center:
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC (100 miles).
Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) in Johnson City, TN (80 miles)
Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, NC (110 miles)


The Hickory Hop shuttle goes from Charlotte airport to Boone five times daily. The cost is $90 per person. Please mention you are going to the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone. Reservations are required, so please book ahead by contacting them directly. (828) 327-2340

Car Rental

Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, Hertz, National and Budget all offer car rentals at Charlotte airport. Please contact the rental company directly for pricing.
Uber: Uber has arrived in Boone. It is often possible to take an Uber from Charlotte airport all the way to the center’s reception. This is a very cost-effective option when traveling with friends or family.

Public Bus

The Mountaineer Express goes from Boone to Charlotte at 9:25am and from Charlotte to Boone at 6pm daily. Please check their schedule for current timings. To reach the Charlotte bus stop, you can take the Cat5 airport express. Once you arrive in Boone, you can take an Uber to the center.

Date & Time

Starts: Apr 26, 2019 03:00 PM

Ends: Apr 28, 2019 12:00 PM


Wendy Swanson

Brooks Haislip

and Kathleen McIntyre


Program Tuition: $350.00
Plus 2 Nights all-inclusive room and meals.

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