A Healing Retreat For Mind-Body-Spirit

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Join us on the Seven Chakras Yoga Retreat and be guided through juicy practices targeted to each of the seven chakras of the yogic energetic system. During sunrise and sunset yoga classes you will be carefully and gracefully led back into the sanctity of your body and offered many levels of mental, physical, and spiritual practices according to your needs. Through the lens of the chakra system and Zen Meditation, you will also gain new tools for working with stress and tension in your life.

Return home feeling physically refreshed, mentally sharpened, and energetically fortified. Through classes in Longevity Yoga and Chakra Meditation, you’ll be equipped with practices that are safe and powerful to take with you for the rest of your life.

*Private yoga instruction and Thai yoga bodywork will also be available

Items to bring: Yoga wear and warm clothes (as the weather can be a bit chilly). Also consider bringing some good shoes for walking and hiking if those activities are of interest. We will be working with one of the chakras per yoga session, and each chakra has a color associated with it. It can be helpful to dress to match the chakra with a scarf, shirt, piece of jewelry, etc. We will be going in rainbow order starting with red, then orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and white. This is by no means required but can be a good way to connect with the energy of the session.

A retreat for all levels of yoga practitioners, novice to advanced.

Tucker Shelton M.A., 500 E-RYT has been studying yoga for ten years and teaching for nine. His style is light-hearted but deeply transformative. He prides himself as being a “Yoga Mutt,” as he holds 780 RYT training hours in Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, Bhakti Vinyasa, Vini, Senior, Therapeutic, Children’s, Pre/Postnatal, Vinyasa Krama, Anusara, Shadow, and Kaula Tantra Yoga forms. He has also studied 200 hours of Thai Yoga Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand and has a Masters with Honors in Contemplative Religious Studies and Sanskrit Language from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. He has taught and studied throughout the United States and around the world, from New Zealand to India to Mexico.

Retreat: Hotel Room Single
Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds, flat screen TV, wifi, refrigerator, private bath, daily vegetarian meals.


Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds*, Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual.


Retreat: Retreat Room Single

Rate includes Twin Bed, daily vegetarian meals (dinner the night of check-in and breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout your stay.


Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

Rate includes Twin Beds, Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual from the same gender.


Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

Rate includes Twin Bed, Room will be shared with a maximum of 2 other individuals from the same gender.


Thursday – Nov 7th

Check In Starts    –   3:00 PM

Sunset Yoga   –    4:30-5:45 PM

Talk and Meditation   –   5:45-6:30 PM

Dinner   –   6:30-7:00 PM

Orientation   –   7:00-7:20 PM

Friday – Nov 8th

Sunrise Yoga   –   7:00-8:15 AM

Talk and Meditation   –   8:15-9:00 AM

Breakfast   –   9:00-9:30 AM

Free Time   –   9:30 AM-12:00 PM*

(Optional Meditation   –   11:00 AM-12:00 PM)

Lunch   –   12-1:30 PM

Free Time   –   1:30-4:30 PM*

Sunset Yoga   –   4:30-5:45 PM

Talk and Meditation   –  5:45-6:30 PM

Dinner   –  6:30-7:30 PM

(Optional Kirtan   –  7:30-8:15 PM)

Saturday – Nov 9th

Sunrise Yoga 7:00-8:15 AM

Talk and Meditation 8:15-9:00 AM

Breakfast   –   9:00-9:30 AM

Free Time   –   9:30 AM-12:00 PM*

(Optional Meditation   –   11:00 AM-12:00 PM)

Lunch   –   12-1:30 PM

Free Time   –   1:30-4:30 PM*

Sunset Yoga   –   4:30-5:45 PM

Talk and Meditation   –   5:45-6:30 PM

Dinner   –   6:30-7:30 PM

(Optional Kirtan   –   7:30-8:15 PM)

Sunday – Nov 10th

Sunrise Yoga   –   7:00-8:15 AM

Talk and Meditation   –   8:15-9:00 AM

Breakfast   –  9:00-9:30 AM

Free Time   –   9:30-11:00 AM*

Check Out by 11 AM

*Free Time activities can be whatever you choose (silent reflection, journaling, etc.) – AOLRC also offers an Ayurvedic Spa, a Pottery Studio, a Labyrinth, walking trails, and other attractions. Tucker is available for Private Thai Yoga Stretching and Acupressure Sessions at a rate of $80/hour or $100/1.5hr.

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.

*If a spa appointment is made during a Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, guests may request a meal to be boxed for
pickup by asking spa reception.
***Please call the spa in advance to book spa treatments during your free time if you are interested. The
phone number is (828) 264-8382.

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The Art of Living Retreat Center
639 Whispering Hills Rd.
Boone, NC 28607

Phone Number

If you need anything, just give us a call.
Phone: (800)-392-6870

A warning about using GPS!

We do not recommend using your GPS for driving directions, as many roads are incorrectly marked in the navigation system and inputting our address will take you on a wild ride. Instead, we recommend using Google maps (above). Many prefer to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway route only May through October since the road closes often in winter.


Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

There are several airports within driving distance from the Art of Living Retreat Center:
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC (100 miles).
Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) in Johnson City, TN (80 miles)
Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, NC (110 miles)


The Hickory Hop shuttle goes from Charlotte airport to Boone five times daily. The cost is $90 per person. Please mention you are going to the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone. Reservations are required, so please book ahead by contacting them directly. (828) 327-2340

Car Rental

Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, Hertz, National and Budget all offer car rentals at Charlotte airport. Please contact the rental company directly for pricing.
Uber: Uber has arrived in Boone. It is often possible to take an Uber from Charlotte airport all the way to the center’s reception. This is a very cost-effective option when traveling with friends or family.

Public Bus

The Mountaineer Express goes from Boone to Charlotte at 9:25am and from Charlotte to Boone at 6pm daily. Please check their schedule for current timings. To reach the Charlotte bus stop, you can take the Cat5 airport express. Once you arrive in Boone, you can take an Uber to the center.

Date & Time

Starts: Nov 07, 2019 03:00 PM

Ends: Nov 10, 2019 12:00 PM


Tucker Shelton


Program tuition: $300.00

Plus 3 nights all-inclusive lodging and meals.

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