Movement Medicine

September 17-20

BOONE, NC

Marybeth Grinnan & Niki Schemmel

Marybeth Grinnan & Niki Schemmel

September 17-20
Tuition:
$325
Add 3 nights of lodging and meals.
September 17-20
September 20, 2020 12:00 pm
Retreat Type
Creative ExpressionCreative Expression
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
Self-DiscoverySelf-Discovery
SpiritualSpiritual
Yoga & Teacher TrainingsYoga & Teacher Trainings
Retreat Goals
Boost EnergyBoost Energy
Calm & Clear MindCalm & Clear Mind
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development
Self-CareSelf-Care

Description

Are you ready to dive into the magic healing powers of movement as medicine? As children, we naturally move, condition, and heal our bodies. As we mature, we may lose our connection with the wisdom within ourselves.

The program is based on the concept that, through movement and alignment, we can self-heal. We define “healing” as being able to say “I feel better.” Marybeth Grinnan and Niki Schemmel will guide and support you as you go on a journey of movement as medicine for your body, mind, and spirit. They’ll share tools and techniques to nourish and heal, including 

  • Meditation and Breathwork (Pranayama)
  • Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and alignment-based Hatha Yoga
  • Tantric Yoga Philosophy
  • Nia’s 52 moves
  • Form and Freedom
  • Expressive Movement
  • The Chemistry of Martial Arts, Dance Arts, and Healing Arts.

In the safe space of the Kula (community of the heart) you will also experience the healing magic of connecting to ourselves and each other.

This retreat is carefully crafted to offer you a relaxing, healing, and transformative experience. Return home with a deeper understanding of how to incorporate physical practices into  your life; understanding that the purpose of your practice is not to look a certain way, but to enjoy a healthy and joyful state of living.

Open to everyone; all levels of yoga experience. This program is also appropriate for caregivers and individuals living with chronic stress, injury, or illness. No dance experience necessary.

Presenter

Niki Schemmel

Niki Schemmel

Niki Schemmel, SoulShine Studios Co-owner, Nia Black Belt, RYT 500, e-RYT, 200 YACEP, fell in love with dancing while choreographing routines in her living room with her friends in elementary school. …

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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$270/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 high-speed WiFi.

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)

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$214/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 high-speed WiFi.

As a precautionary measure, shared housing options are available for friends and family only. If you are coming alone, please book either a Private Hotel or Private Retreat Room.

Private Retreat Room

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$224/Night/Per Person

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi.

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

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$185/Night/Per Person

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath, and complimentary high-speed WiFi.

As a precautionary measure, shared housing options are available for friends and family only. If you are coming alone, please book either a Private Hotel or Private Retreat Room.

Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

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$162/Night/Per Person
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath, and complimentary high-speed WiFi.

As a precautionary measure, shared housing options are available for friends and family only. If you are coming alone, please book either a Private Hotel or Private Retreat Room.

Schedule

MOVEMENT MEDICINE

The Healing Magic of Yoga and Nia

September 17-20, 2020

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Thursday, September 17
4:00 pm  Check-in
6:00–7:00 pm  Dinner
7:00–7:20 pm  MANDATORY Art of Living Welcome Orientation
7:30–9:00 pm  Program Session – Opening Circle

Friday, September 18
7:30–8:30 am  Program Session
7:30–9:30 am  Breakfast
10:00 am–12:00 pm  Program Session
12:00–2:00 pm  Lunch
4:00–5:30 pm Program Session
6:00–7:30 pm  Dinner
7:30–8:15 pm  Optional Meditative Chant/Kirtan

Saturday, September 19
7:30–8:30 am  Program Session
7:30–9:30 am  Breakfast
10:00 am–12:00 pm  Program Session
12:00–2:00 pm  Lunch
1:30–2:30 pm  Guided Nature Walk or Yoga Nidra
4:00–6:00 pm  Program Session
6:00–7:30 pm  Dinner
7:30–8:15 pm  Program Session
8:30–10:30pm  Bonfire (weather permitting)

Sunday, September 20
7:30–8:30 am  Morning Yoga
7:30–9:30 am  Breakfast
9:30 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 this day.

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
$325
Add 3 nights of lodging and meals.

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