Live a life of vitality

How does one reconnect with their vitality – that power to constantly live and grow to the fullest potential? What does it mean to awaken your most vital life forces to ignite a strong and powerful body while creating a peaceful mind and an illuminated compassionate heart? Through a weekend workshop led by Travis Eliot and Lauren Eckstrom, individuals will learn to rekindle a life rich with vitality, purpose and meaning. Thematic holistic yoga flows complemented with breathing exercises, meditative experiences and blissful live music will aid in this exploration.

Suitable for individuals from all walks of life and experiences on the mat, this course may particularly appeal to yoga teachers or body healing professionals looking to expand their knowledge of traditional yoga philosophy, sequencing or thematic classes.
Physical flows, including centered yin and restorative yoga practices will be balanced through discussions of the dharma and lectures focused on vitality. Yoga philosophy, subtle autonomy & inspiration for daily living is interwoven into the curriculum.

By the end of this dynamic weekend, take the insights and knowledge acquired & return to the flow of your life, inspired, invigorated and connected to a life of vitality. A clear, lived experience as well as a handout from the Life of Vitality lecture will be included for future reference.


About the Teachers

Travis Eliot & Lauren Eckstrom

Travis Eliot and Lauren Ekstrom, the Los Angeles based duo behind Inner Dimension Media, bring to The Art of Living Retreat Center their signature Holistic Yoga Flow weekend program. Both 500 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers & Certified Mindfulness Meditation instructors, the passion behind their signature Holistic Yoga Flow style has been experienced through internationally led retreats, workshops and teacher trainings.

Both Travis and Ekstrom are dynamic in their own means. Travis is a world renown yoga teacher, Kirtan musician and Ayurvedic practitioner. Lauren, also armed with certifications as a meditation and yoga teacher, guides key figures in entertainment and business through yoga and meditations. Needless to say, this duo is a force to be reckoned with.



Your Program Session Times (subject to change)
Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm
Daily 9:00 am-12:00 pm; 2:00-4:00 pm
Departure Day 9:00-11:00 am (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)


Arrival Day
3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early

we will hold luggage at Reception.

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00-7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)
7:30-9:00 pm Program Session

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

Date & Time

Starts: Aug 16, 2018 07:30 PM

Ends: Aug 19, 2018 11:00 AM


Travis Eliot & Lauren Eckstrom


Starting at $735
Includes room, meals & tuition

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