How to Thrive

Make the Most Out of Your Life

Dara Kurtz & Garth Callaghan

Boone, North Carolina

May 3 – 5
Retreat Type
Featured PresentersFeatured Presenters
Self DiscoverySelf Discovery
Retreat Goals
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development

Description

We all want to make the most out of our lives – but do you know how? If not, you’re not alone. But this workshop will give you the skills to take charge of your life — so that you can thrive.

Two compassionate coaches will help you figure out what you want from the rest of your life, and teach you the tools you need to move forward with intention and love yourself unconditionally.

Using self-assessment, meditation, journaling and affirmations you will:

  • Form a clear understanding of your priorities, and identify what brings you joy and contentment
  • Identify and release all that is holding you back
  • Recognize the important of attitude, learn positive self-talk, and create a personal mantra
  • Learn effective meditation techniques for personal growth
  • Create a daily self care practice to help you feel your best
  • Learn how to connect with your soul and listen to your voice

You will take home a pack of strategies to support your development after the workshop, which will include two sample meditations, ten journal prompts, ten personal affirmations and written guidance on various self care tools. And of course, the inner motivation and inspiration needed to kick-start your thriving life.

Open to all

 

Presenters

Garth Callaghan and Dara Kurtz

Garth Callaghan and Dara Kurtz are inspirational authors (books include Napkin Notes and Crush Cancer) and speakers who share their life-changing work with people all over the world through workshops, media, and as coaches.  They are both cancer survivors who have learned first-hand how to get through difficult times and create the life they truly desire. You can find out more about them by visiting their respective websites: www.napkinnotes.com and www.crazyperfectlife.com

Rooms & Pricing

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out.

Private Hotel Room

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$285/Night

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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$224/Night

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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$233/Night

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

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$190/Night

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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$165/Night

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

How to THRIVE and Make the Most Out of Your Life

May 3rd-5th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 8:00-8:45 am (Morning Meditation); 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  5:15-6:15 pm;

Departure Day 8:00-8:45 am (Morning Meditation); 9:30 am-12:30 pm (Fire Ceremony)

(Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)

General Guest Information

We hope you enjoy your stay with us at the Art of Living Retreat Center. 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:

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

 

Optional Saturday Activities

Guided Nature Walk

1:30-2:30pm or 3-4pm

Pottery Class

2-3pm, 3-4pm or 4-5pm

Mealtimes

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-in

Location

639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC 28607

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in a pristine natural setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina. Set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a tranquil sanctuary. The perfect place to begin your journey to wellness.

Distance from Nearest Airport

34 mins by car without traffic

FAQs

For room reservations & spa retreats, we have a 24 hour cancellation policy.
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. That being said 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
$300
Plus 2 nights all-inclusive lodging and meals.

Google Ratings

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