Martha Beck in Boone, NC

Finding Peace and Purpose in Uncertain Times

This workshop will help attendees find peace and purpose in uncertain times — and give them powerful tools to navigate in uncharted territory.  Participants will be shown how to live authentically and release negative behavior patterns, emphasize going deeper into themselves, discover and experience a never-ending source of comfort and compassion. In this session, participants will:

  • Learn to drop away from the “tameness” of socialization that has been holding them back from living freely and authentically.
  • Find their own “wild self” that has always been guiding them toward their optimal life path.
  • Tap into limitless resources of power, creativity, peace, purpose, and joy.
  • Use their wild minds—in real time—to invent creative, often unprecedented solutions to the practical problems in their current life situations — and in the world at large.
  • Leave the workshop with new peace, purpose, and a practice to carry the skills learned in the workshop into every aspect of their lives.

Martha Beck

Martha Beck, photo by Rich LaburnDr. Martha Beck is a life coach and the New York Times best-selling author of these popular resources for finding your life purpose: Finding Your Own North Star, Steering by Starlight, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World, The Joy Diet, and more. She’s also the author of the bestselling memoirs Expecting Adam and Leaving the Saints. Beck’s latest book, Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening, is her first foray into fiction and is the first installment of her Bewilderment Chronicles series.


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


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
6:00-7:00 pm 7:00-7:20 pm
Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early we will hold luggage at Reception.
Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)


Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)
7:30-8:30 am
9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm 11:00 am-12:00 pm 1:30-2:00 pm
2:00-3:15 pm
1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm 5:30-6:00 pm
7:30-8:15 pm
8:30-10:00 pm


7:30-9:30 am 12:00-2:00 pm 6:00-7:30 pm
Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)
Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)
Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only
Lunch (included on your departure day) 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

Date & Time

Starts: Sep 28, 2018 06:00 PM

Ends: Sep 30, 2018 12:00 PM


Martha Beck


Starting at $867
All inclusive (tuition, room & meals)

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