Pranic Healing, Level 1

The Art and Science of Energy Healing
Apr 17–19


Connie Williams

Connie Williams

Apr 17–19
Add 2 nights of lodging and meals.
Apr 17–19
April 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Retreat Type
Health & AyurvedaHealth & Ayurveda
Retreat Goals
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development


Pranic Healing Level 1 is the foundational course in the MCKS Pranic Healing System, licensed by the Institute for Inner Studies, Inc., in the Philippines. The program is one of many developed by the founder, GrandMaster Choa Kok Sui, and is based on ancient knowledge and synthesized into a highly effective format for the current generation. It is taught in over 130 countries to people from all walks of life. After this weekend workshop, you will be an expert in one of the fastest growing energy healing modalities in the world.

You’ll learn to feel subtle energy to measure various parameters that affect our health and well-being, as well as how to clean and re-energize areas of need in the chakras, energy field, and auras. Being aware of and working on a daily basis with pranic energy, or chi, will assist you in continually raising your vibration and consciousness.

If you have pain or a chronic health condition, this course will offer an energy-based treatment plan that can be used every day to manage, improve, or even heal the issue.

If you are curious, inquisitive, intuitive, and/or invested in helping yourself and others, you will find this weekend fun, enlightening, and full of practical information and simple techniques for self-care.  This no-touch course is full of one-on-one practice that will leave you feeling refreshed, invigorated, and clearer on all levels.

This program is open to everyone; it may be of particular interest to bodyworkers and healthcare professionals.

Two 2020 Dates
This program is also being held May 29-31; register for the May instance of the program here.


Connie Williams

Connie Williams, M.Ed. is a Senior Pranic Healing Instructor and Professional Pranic Healer who currently lives in Pensacola, FL. She brings a background in Education and Yoga to the incorporation of subtle energy into daily life, embodying a practical approach to the to the field of Natural Energy Healing and personal spirituality. …

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


$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)


$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


$233/Night/Per Person

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

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)


$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)


$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.



The Art and Science of Energy Healing
April 17–19, 2020

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Friday, April 17
4:00 pm  Check-in
5:00–6:00 pm  Program session (Meditation)
6:00–7:00 pm  Dinner
7:00–7:20 pm  Mandatory AOLRC Orientation (Dining Hall)
7:30–9:00 pm  Program Session

Saturday, April 18
7:30–8:30 am   Optional Morning Yoga
7:30–9:30 am  Breakfast
9:30 am–12:30 pm  Program Session
12:00–2:00 pm  Lunch
2:00–6:00 pm  Program Session
6:00–7:30 pm  Dinner
7:30–8:15pm  Optional Meditative Chant/Kirtan

Sunday, April 19
7:30–8:30 am  Optional Morning Yoga
7:30–9:30 am  Breakfast
9:00 am–12:00 pm  Program Session 
*11:00 am  Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
*12:00 pm  Lunch is included in your stay today!

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)

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.


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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


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.

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