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
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
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.
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:
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
2-3pm, 3-4pm or 4-5pm
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
639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC 28607
Distance from Nearest Airport
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.