Find YOURSELF

Sept 2–6

BOONE, NC

Julie Ann Garrido and Antonio Garrido

Julie Ann Garrido and Antonio Garrido

Sept 2–6
Tuition:
$495
Add 4 nights of lodging and meals.
Sept 2–6
September 6, 2020 12:00 pm
Retreat Type
Featured PresentersFeatured Presenters
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
Self-DiscoverySelf-Discovery
Yoga & Teacher TrainingsYoga & Teacher Trainings
Retreat Goals
Boost EnergyBoost Energy
Calm & Clear MindCalm & Clear Mind
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development

Description

Transportation to and from Charlotte Airport • Daily Yoga and Mediation
Whitewater Rafting Excursion or Pottery Class • Hiking
Self-Discovery Workshops

Space is limited; register today to insure your place in the program and your preferred housing.

Are you at a crossroads in life? Do you feel stuck and unsure which direction to take? Have you lost yourself in work/family life and are tired of looking after everyone else but YOURSELF? Are you exhausted from running in the fast lane? Do you wish you could press pause and escape? Is growing older challenging your mind and body? Can you remember the last time you did something for YOURSELF? Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?

If  you answered YES to any of these questions, then our mini wellness retreat could be just what the doctor ordered. Come find your way back to wellness!

Leave the daily grind behind and escape for four nights to the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina, where Julia Ann and Antonio Garrido will  help you eliminate some of the physical blockages, negative thought patterns, and harmful habits that leave you feeling stuck and disenchanted with life.

This mini-retreat will give you the time and space to take care of YOURSELF. Through a carefully crafted mix of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, self-discovery workshops, hiking excursions, and social bonding with like-minded people, we will help you re-connect with your former self and re-discover your zest for life.

Taking time to nourish your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being and to get to know YOURSELF in more depth is vital if you are to be truly happy. So, are you ready to enhance your well-being, shift your perspective and take back control of your life? You’ll leave with renewed vigor, positivity, enhanced self-esteem, and crystal clarity about the direction of your life.

INCLUDED IN THIS TRANSFORMATIVE RETREAT

  • Airport transfer to and from Charlotte via bus as a group
  • 4 nights occupancy in a hotel or retreat room with mountain or forest vistas
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • 2 yoga classes and meditation sessions per day
  • 2 self-discovery workshops
  • Whitewater rafting or pottery class
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor Bonfire
  • Excursion to Boone town
  • Taxes
  • WiFi

This program is open to everyone in good physical condition; all levels of yoga experience.

Price—including transportation to and from the airport, housing, meals, and whitewater rafting or a pottery class—begins at $1,152 per person for a double occupancy Retreat room, $1,246 per person for a double occupancy Hotel room. Single and triple occupancy rooms also available. Space is limited; register now to insure your place in the program and preferred housing.

Presenter

Julie Ann Garrido

Julie Ann Garrido

Julie Garrido is a Yoga Alliance–registered teacher qualified to teach Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative styles of yoga. Founder of YOURSELF YOGA—Miami’s leading private yoga specialist—she brings a wealth of life experience to her role. …

Antonio Garrido

Antonio Garrido

A charismatic and world-renowned business trainer, motivational speaker, consultant and author in sales, management and personal development, Antonio Garrido is also skilled in the art of mindfulness and meditation. …

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.)

Private Hotel Room

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$285/Night/Per Person

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)

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$224/Night/Per Person

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

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$233/Night/Per Person

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

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$190/Night/Per Person

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)

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$165/Night/Per Person

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.

 

Schedule

Find YOURSELF

Yoga, Meditation, & Self-Discovery Retreat
September 2–6, 2020

with Julie Ann and Antonio Garrido

Wednesday, September 2 (Arrival Day)
4:00 pm  Check-in
4.45–6:00 pm  Opening Circle & Restorative Yoga
6:00–7:00 pm  Dinner
7:00–7:20 pm  Mandatory AOLRC Orientation
7:20–8:00 pm  Meditation by Candlelight

Thursday, September 3
7:15–8:30 am  Sunrise Yoga & Meditation
8:30– 9:30 am  Breakfast
9:30–10:30 am  Self-Discovery Workshop
10.30 am–12.00 pm  Free time for spa treatments
12:00–2:00 pm  Lunch
2:00–5:00 pm  Walking Excursion
5.00–6.00 pm  Yin Yoga
6:00–7:30 pm  Dinner
7:30–8:15 pm  Meditation by Candlelight

Friday, September 4
7:15–8:30 am  Sunrise Yoga & Meditation
8:30–9:30 am  Breakfast
9:30–10:30 am  Self-Acceptance Workshop
10.30 am–12.00 pm  Free Time for spa treatments
12:00–2:00 pm  Lunch
2:00–5:00 pm  Whitewater Rafting/Pottery
5.00–6.00 pm  Restorative Yoga
6:00–7:30 pm  Dinner
7:30–8:15 pm  Meditation by Candlelight

Saturday, September 5
7:15–8:30 am  Sunrise Yoga & Meditation
8:30–9:30 am  Breakfast
9:30 am–12:00 pm  Walking Excursion
12:00–2:00 pm  Lunch
2:00–5:00 pm  Excursion to Boone 
5.00–6.00 pm  Yin Yoga
6:00–7:30 pm  Dinner
7:30–8:15 pm  Meditation by Candlelight 
8.30–10.30 pm  Bonfire

Sunday, September 6 (Departure Day)
7:15–8:30 am  Sunrise Yoga & Meditation
8:30–9:30 am  Breakfast
9:3–10:30 am  Closing Circle
11:00 am  Check-out 

General Information

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)

Mealtimes
7:30–9:30 am Breakfast
12:00–2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)
6:00–7:30 pm Dinner

Optional Activities

Apart from the activities in your program schedule, we offer the following optional complementary activities. (Please join only if your program schedule permits.)

7:30–8:30 am
Hatha Yoga Class | Gita Hall; during program dates only.

9:45–10:45 am and 4:15–5:15 pm
Hatha Yoga Class | Sattva Studio

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Mind and Meditation Session | Sattva Studio

1:30–2:00 pm
Yoga Nidra | Sattva Studio; Saturdays and Sundays only.

2:00–3:15 pm
Property Tour | Starts at Reception; Saturdays only.

1:30–2:30 pm and 3:00–4:00 pm
Guided Nature Walk | Starts at Reception; Saturdays only.

5:30–6:00 pm
Guided Meditation Session | Sattva Studio

7:30–8:15 pm
Meditative Chant/Kirtan | Gita Hall

8:30–10:00 pm
Bonfire | Below Veda 2 Weather permitting; Saturdays only.

Optional Activities with Additional Fees

To ensure a space, please register for  these activities by calling 800-392-6870 prior to your arrival.

Mindful Painting (1 hour) $25 Sunday Only
Express your creativity through art therapy as you connect your emotions to the art of watercolor painting.

Ayurveda Cooking Class $25 (1 hour) Thursday and Saturday Only
Learn how to best nourish your specific body type and thrive in every season.

Pottery Class $30 (1 hour) Thursday to Sunday
Explore your creativity. Get hands-on experience in throwing on the wheel, hand-building and decorating handmade pots.

Ayurveda Spa Appointments (Additional Cost)

Hours: 9:00 am–6:30 pm daily
We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa prior to arrival in order to ensure availability. Please call 828-264-8382 for details.

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

Location

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.

NOTE Avoid using GPS—it will take you up a private road to a locked gate.  Please use the directions provided on this site.

Distance from Nearest Airport

Two hours by car without traffic

FAQs

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.

Tuition
$495
Add 4 nights of lodging and meals.

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MORNING

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  • Bring a new level of calm and balance to your relationship with a Yoga or Meditation class.
  • Enjoy a delicious whole-foods breakfast together.
  • Walk or hike one of our beautiful nature trails and reconnect with each other, nature, and oneself.

AFTERNOON

  • Share a healthy and nutritious lunch.
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EVENING

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