The embodied wisdom of yoga and pranayama (breathwork), along with guided mystical encounters with nature, prepare us for connection with the Divine and our own Soul. As we listen to the sacredness within and around us, our path becomes clear and we can align ourselves with divine synchronicities and grace. Together, we will
- Unwind, strengthen and restore with slow flow yoga, restorative deep stretching, and yoga nidra
- Unite with the sacred, your highest Self and purpose through forest bathing and nature connection
- Uncover life-enriching principles so that you may reawaken to your life’s passion and calm the stresses of the mind.
Life becomes beautiful and purposeful as we remember our authentic Self through sacred practices such as yoga, breathwork, creating mandalas, soul writing, and nature connection. Expect to be transformed—leaving behind ways of being in the world that no longer serve you. You’ll return home more grounded, lighter, and with sacred tools to assist you on your journey.
This workshop is open to everyone, all levels of yoga, with the recommendation that you have taken at least a few yoga classes before attending.
Wendy Swanson L.Ac, RYT-500, E-RYT-200, is an international yoga retreat leader who has been guiding students in workshops and retreats for more than 25 years. …
Kathleen McIntyre has been a teacher and guide to wellness of the body, mind, and spirit for more than 20 years. …
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
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)
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
The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.
Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
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)
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.
Yoga and Nature
June 12–14, 2020
Your Program Session Times (subject to change)
Friday, June 12th
3:00 pm – Check-in
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm- Dinner
7:00 pm – 7:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation (Dining Hall) – MANDATORY
7:30 pm – 8:45 pm- Program Session
Saturday, June 13th
7:30 pm – 8:00 am – Movement: Earthing and Qigong in Veda / Lawn depending on weather
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:45 am – Program Session
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Free Time
3:30 pm – 5:45 pm – Program Session
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm – Program Session
Sunday, June 14th
7:30 am – 8:45 am – Breakfast & Check-out
9:00 am – 11:45 am – Program Session
12:00 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!
3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00 pm, but if you arrive early, we can hold your luggage at Reception.
6:00–7:00 pm Dinner
7:00–7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)
Optional Onsite Activities
While here, we invite you to immerse in the quiet peace of the Blue Ridge Mountains and connect with yourself. Apart from the activities in your program schedule, there are also opportunities to join daily yoga and meditation classes, restorative Ayurvedic spa treatments, guided hiking trails, pottery classes, evening Kirtans, the outdoor labyrinth or the weekly Bonfire. Here are more details for your stay:
Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)
7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only
9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)
11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only
2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)
8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only
7:30-9:30 am Breakfast
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)
6:00-7:30 pm Dinner
Ayurveda Spa Appointments
We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.
Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt. Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an appointment.
Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in0
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.
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.