Yoga and Nature Retreat

Hiking, Meditation and Emotional Resiliency
Oct 26–30

BOONE, NC

VAL SPIES & RYAN DEVIN
VAL SPIES & RYAN DEVIN
Oct 26–30
Tuition:
$625
per person—plus room & meals.
Oct 26–30
October 30, 2022 12:00 pm
Retreat Type
AyurvedaAyurveda
Group RetreatsGroup Retreats
Health & WellnessHealth & Wellness
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
Must Be 18+Must Be 18+
YogaYoga
Retreat Goals
Calm & Clear MindCalm & Clear Mind
Get HappyGet Happy
Relieve StressRelieve Stress

Please Note

In alignment with the CDC guidelines, all guests will be required to show proof of vaccination OR a lab-certified Covid-19 test that produced negative results taken within 72 hours of their arrival at the Center when checking in.

Health & Safety Updates

Yoga Alliance CEUs available.

The Lotus Pond Yoga Teacher Training Center director, Val Spies, and lead teacher Ryan Devin, have lovingly crafted an inviting experience in nature to take you on a journey of self-exploration, balance, and transformation.

This retreat is the perfect opportunity celebrate Fall, shed limiting beliefs, and invite new possibilities into your life as you immerse in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Through yoga, meditation, philosophy, nature exploration and heartfelt group experiences, you’ll

  • Gain insight to good health
  • Balance your well-being with Ayurveda
  • Clear your mind and find stillness 
  • Understand the software of the mind
  • Reconnect with joy through nature
  • Celebrate mind, body, and spirit.

Throughout the week, experience powerful yoga and meditation classes as well as philosophical teachings and Ayurvedic practices that boost energy, increase mental clarity and promote wellness. We’ll also take an exhilarating hike on the Blue Ridge and participate in other joyous group activities that are sure to lift everyone’s spirit.

You’ll walk away with inspiration for a yoga and mediation practice that stills the mind, relieves stress and brings clarity and inner peace.

Items to Bring Clothing comfortable for yoga practice, a journal, and hiking clothes.

This program is for yoga students of all levels (6 months experience to advanced) and yoga teachers.

This program offers CEU’s for Yoga Alliance.

Presenters

Val Spies & Ryan Devin Headshot 500 x 500

Val Spies & Ryan Devin

Val Spies and Ryan Devin are lead teachers for the Lotus Pond Yoga Teacher Training School and have been guiding yoga retreats for a total of 20 years. Val is a Kripalu/Yoga Alliance 300hr teacher plus a Deepak Chopra Ayurveda/Meditation teacher and Health Coach. Ryan is a 300hr yoga & anatomy teacher with a degree in alternative medicine.

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

$310 per person/per night
  • King bed or two full beds
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Private Bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Fresh Fruit
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Access to Gym & Steam Rooms

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)

$242 per person/per night
  • King bed or two full beds
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Private Bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Fresh Fruit
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Access to Gym & Steam Rooms

Private Retreat Room

$233 per person/per night
  • Twin beds
  • Private Bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Fresh Fruit
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Access to Gym & Steam Rooms

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

$191 per person/per night
  • Twin beds
  • Private Bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Fresh Fruit
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Access to Gym & Steam Rooms

Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

$168 per person/per night
  • Twin beds
  • Private Bath
  • Complimentary Wi-fi
  • Daily Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Fresh Fruit
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Access to Gym & Steam Rooms

Schedule

Yoga and Nature Retreat


Wednesday, October 26

4:00 pm Check in
6:00–7:00 pm Dinner
7:00–7:20 pm AOLRC Orientation
7:30–9:00 pm Program Session

Sunday, October 30
No session on departure day
7:30–9:30 am Breakfast
11:00 am Check out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12:00 pm Lunch

Daily Schedule / Thursday–Saturday
7:15–8:30 am Morning Yoga Class
8:30–9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am–12:30 pm Program Session
12:30–2:30 pm Lunch & Free Time
2:30–6:00 pm Program Session
6:00–7:30 pm Dinner
7:30–8:30 pm Program Session or Kirtan

The Lotus Pond Center/Val Spies 813-956-3506

Location

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Location

639 Whispering Hills Road
Boone, NC 28607
800.392.6870

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation on our tranquil mountaintop campus set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina.  

On-Campus Program FAQs

Unless otherwise indicated, our programs are open to participants 18 years of age and older. 

For room reservations, Ayurveda Wellness 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 guests 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
$625
per person—plus room & meals.

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