Slow Down to Speed Up

Oct 22–25

BOONE, NC

Jenn Shull, MA, RYT 200

Jenn Shull, MA, RYT 200

Oct 22–25
Tuition:
$400
Add 3 nights of lodging and meals.
Oct 22–25
October 25, 2020 12:00 pm
Retreat Type
Health & AyurvedaHealth & Ayurveda
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
Self-DiscoverySelf-Discovery
SpiritualSpiritual
Retreat Goals
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development

Description

Imagine…it’s fall 2020, and the calendar just flipped to November. You notice something different this year. You’re not stressed. You’re not holding your breath. Instead, you feel relaxed about the holiday season because you know you get to create it anyway you’d like, AND—you’re well rested because you just returned home from a retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains and you’re ready for anything! If you’d like to do more than imagine how you’d feel, Slow Down to Speed Up is the retreat for you!

Jenn Shull, mindset coach and certified yoga teacher, has created this experience to honor your connection to yourself, others, nature, and the divine. Spend four days nourishing your body with exquisitely prepared clean, nutrient-dense foods. Be led through an intentionally crafted series of experiences designed to deepen your connection to yourself—mind, body, and soul. Inspired by Mother Nature and her instinctual release of leaves in autumn, you’ll be invited into intentional release of that which no longer serves you in preparation for the winter months ahead.

What do you suppose is possible when you’re in flow with the seasons and Mother Earth? Most of us understand that we need to slow down and rest. We know that time away from work, stress, and the day-to-day grind is important. We ‘know’ a lot, but we struggle to embody it because we are moving too fast, and we don’t know how to ground ourselves and stay there. Through group and one-on-one coaching, yoga, yoga therapy, journaling, sharing, time in nature, and more, you’ll experience what it feels like to slow down so you can speed up.

What makes this retreat unique is how we’ll pull together science and intuition in a way that creates space for transformation. You’ll take home tools you can use while you’re back to your life that will help you to continue building that new path for yourself. 

Open to everyone. This retreat includes ontological life coaching which can be a confronting process and is not appropriate for those within the first year of any addiction or recovery treatment program.

Retreat facilitators reserve the right to cancel the retreat in the event that we do not meet the retreat minimum by September 3, 2020. In the event the retreat is cancelled by retreat facilitators, all money paid will be fully refunded.

Presenter

Jenn Shull, MA, RYT 200

Jenn Shull, MA, RYT 200, is an ontologically trained life and leadership coach who combines coaching, neuroscience, behavioral psychology, and yoga principles to support her clients in creating a bolder vision and life by fostering the divine intelligence within. Jenn focuses on mindset coaching and the science of transformation to help clients fast-track results in their lives, businesses, and careers.

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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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$287/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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$234/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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$210/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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$175/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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$155/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

SLOW DOWN TO SPEED UP

October 22–25, 2020

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Thursday, October 22
4:00  Check-in, Settle-in, Explore
6:00–7:00 pm  Dinner
7:00–7:20 pm  MANDATORY AOLRC Orientation (Dining Hall)
7:30–8:00 pm  Group Welcome (This will be in whatever space we’re assigned to)
8:00–9:00 pm  Restorative Yoga (includes meditation and breathwork)

Friday, October 23
7:30–9:30 am  Breakfast
10:00–10:30 am  Connection & Co-Creation/Setting the Tone
10:30 am–12:15 pm  Experiential exercises followed by group coaching
12:30–1:30 pm  Lunch 
1:30–5:00 pm  Space for *You* (Hike, nap, read, enjoy the spa…whatever slows you down!)
(2:00–4:30 pm  5 thirty minute 1:1 coaching sessions)
5:00–6:15 pm  Mindful Flow Yoga (includes meditation and breathwork)
6:30–7:30 pm  Dinner
7:45–8:30 pm  Yoga Nidra

Saturday, October 24  
7:30–9:30 am  Breakfast
10:00–10:30 am  Group Sharing
10:30 am–12:15 pm  Experiential exercises followed by group coaching
12:30–1:30 pm  Lunch
1:30–5:00 pm  Space for *You*  (Hike, nap, read, enjoy the spa…whatever slows you down!)
(2:00–4:30 pm  5 thirty minute 1:1 coaching sessions)
5:00–6:15 pm  Restorative yoga (includes meditation and breathwork)
6:30–7:30 pm  Dinner
8:00–8:30 pm  Create burn list
8:30 pm—whenever you’re ready to rest  Bonfire (You guessed it! The burn list is getting burned!)

Sunday, October 25
7:30–9:45 am  Breakfast/Check out
10:00–11:00 am  Group Wrap Up (Be sure you’ve checked out)
11:00 am–12:15 pm  (Optional) Mindful Flow Yoga (includes meditation and breathwork)
12:30–2:00 pm  Lunch is included in your stay if you’d like to take your time!

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
$400
Add 3 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.
  • Make a new memory by taking a workshop or educational class, or create a new experience together with a pottery*, watercolor painting, or cooking class (*additional cost).
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EVENING

  • Stop by our bookstore and explore our collection of self-care and spiritual resources or spend time reading in the cafe.