Caregivers Wellness Workshops

Self-Care Tools for Trauma-Informed Care Providers
Special Curriculum and Pricing to Support You During COVID-19
144 Google Reviews
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Retreat Type
Art of LivingArt of Living
Health & AyurvedaHealth & Ayurveda
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
Online ProgramOnline Program
Professional Development & TrainingsProfessional Development & Trainings
Self-DiscoverySelf-Discovery
Retreat Goals
Boost EnergyBoost Energy
Calm & Clear MindCalm & Clear Mind
Get HealthyGet Healthy
Relieve stressRelieve stress
Self-CareSelf-Care

Supporting health and well-being.

During this unprecedented time, many on the front lines of social service programs are experiencing a sense of burnout like never before. From first responders to health and human services professionals, today’s challenging climate is taking a tremendous toll on their overall mental health and personal well-being.

Art of Living’s wellness programs provide time-tested and practical tips, tools, and practices for supporting and sustaining the overall health and wellness of frontline providers and their beneficiaries.

Our workshops engage the mind, body, and spirit connection by offering evidence-based techniques that improve mental focus, bolster resilience, foster calmness, and create long-lasting rejuvenation.

Benefits

Expect to experience 

  • Reduced levels of chronic stress, anxiety and depression.
  • More restful sleep and greater energy throughout the day.
  • Greater levels of overall happiness and satisfaction.

Through the evidence-based tools and techniques of meditation, breathwork, Ayurveda, and yoga, you’ll discover long-term, sustainable changes personally and professionally. 

Mind, Body and Nutrition Tools Include:

  •  Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) Breath Meditation. This practice helps people who struggle to clear their minds. From day one, you’ll experience increased energy, better manage emotions, and find lasting ease.
  • Art of Living Yoga.  This gentle series of movements and postures is designed to focus attention inward on the sensations of movement while the breath flows freely—the true essence of yoga.
  • Ayurveda, the Science of Life. Ayurveda is a natural system of medicine—the oldest holistic health system in the world—originating in India more than 5,000 years ago. It is based on the idea that disease is due to imbalances and stress and  that certain lifestyle interventions and natural therapies can bring about balance between the body, mind, spirit, and the environment. It is a system focused on disease prevention rather than disease management.

Customized Online Curriculum

  • One, two, and three-day workshop modules, varying in length from 2–6 hours
  • Workshops customized to the needs and parameters of the organization

We anticipate in-person workshops at the Art of Living Retreat Center will resume in March 2021.

The Next Best Thing to Being Here

These are live-streaming, interactive sessions with the same expert faculty you’d experience on our campus. You will have ample opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, participate in discussion, and connect with fellow participants. Pre-requisite: 18 years of age or older

Research

Research about SKY can be found in more than 100 journals, including

Independent studies have shown that SKY, the key technique of the program, significantly

  • Reduces levels of stress
  • Supports the immune system
  • Relieves anxiety and depression
  • Increases levels of antioxidant enzymes which protect us from many diseases and rapid aging 
  • Improves amount and quality of deep sleep.

Recently, a group of Yale researchers published a study evaluating classroom wellness training programs incorporating breathing and emotional intelligence strategies. In the study, published in the July 15, 2020, Frontiers of Psychiatry, the Art of Living’s SKY Campus Happiness most beneficial, reporting improvements in six areas of well-being: depression, stress, mental health, mindfulness, positive affect, and social connectedness. Read the YaleNews article here.

Read additional peer-reviewed results and references here. 

Features

Presenters

Art of Living Faculty

Art of Living faculty are teachers from all over the world who integrate their passion for teaching with a dedication to service of others. Inspired by their own personal experiences of transformation and joy, our teachers blend ancient, timeless wisdom with contemporary approaches to well-being to bring you a heart-based approach rooted in the authentic, effective techniques of Ayurveda, meditation, and breathwork—the very best of health and wellness.

Reviews

Extremely Helpful
Mary Onama, Executive Director of Vic;ms Services Center of Montgomery County
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"The Art of Living Wellness Workshop sessions were extremely helpful in suppor/ng our staff’s self-care, and in turn their capacity to be more mindful in their work with our clients was greatly increased."
Life Changing Experience!
Bonnie M.
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"Wonderful, genuinely loving instructors. This was a life changing experience!"
Eye-Opening
Retreat Participant
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"An eye opening experience—very unique. Faculty kept us engaged and answered patiently."
Incredibly Relaxing & Resetting
Virtual Wellness Program Participant
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"I LOVED the breathing section today. It was incredibly relaxing and resetting."
Center Yourself
Saloni S.
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"The experience has changed my life, the Art of Living instructor is amazing."
Feeling Grateful
Virtual Wellness Program Participant
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"Grateful for breath and peace. I learned a way to relax my neck muscles."
Tools for Living
Maya P.
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"We came out of the course with so much knowledge and great tools to take into everyday life."
Great to Connect
Virtual Wellness Program Participant
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"It was great to come together virtually with my colleagues and share something special together."
Naturally Relaxing
Terri H.
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"The breathing practice and meditation are wonderfully restorative. The Art of Living instructor was delightful and very knowledgeable."
Ready to Take on the World
Renee M.
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"The Art of Living instructor was absolutely fantastic. The conversations and practices were healing. Leaves you ready to take on the world."
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Online Program FAQs

Retreat Cancellation Policy

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program. 
 
Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following the date of issue.

No credit or refund will be given if you cancel on the program start date, if you do not show up, or if you do not complete the program. No refund will be given if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
 
AOLRC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If AOLRC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.

Your program is hosted on Zoom. In order to participate, you will need one of the following:

  • Computer: Windows or Mac computer with speakers and a microphone. (Note: Webcams are recommended but not required.)
  • Mobile Device: iOS or Android 
  • Phone: mobile, desk or landline.

You can find out more about using Zoom here. 

Once you register and reserve your spot, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions on how to access the online sessions. If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to reach us at 800-392-6870.

Talk to an Ayurveda Specialist

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(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Plan your special day over a delicious whole-foods breakfast.
  • Walk our beautiful labyrinth or hike one of our scenic nature trails and reconnect with your inner self.
  • Express your creativity and have some fun playing with and shaping clay in your pottery class.

AFTERNOON

  • Mingle with like-minded visitors over lunch in the Dining Hall.
  • Cook up something new together in our Ayurveda cooking class or get clever on the canvas in a painting class.
  • Unwind with a relaxing spa treatment. Choose from a warm oil massage, energizing facial, or rejuvenating Netra Tarpana treatment and let our professional therapists pamper you. (Additional spa treatments available here.)
  • Recharge in the sauna.

EVENING

  • Browse our shop for crystals, jewelry, scarves, and more.
  • Nourish your body with a healthy dinner.
  • Take in the spectacular sunset or join the fireside concert.

Restart Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Energize your mind, body, and spirit with morning yoga or meditation class.
  • Savor a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
  • Self-reflect as you leisurely walk our beautiful labyrinth.
  • Rest, replenish and rejuvenate with Abhyanga therapy—a detoxifying warm oil Ayurveda massage that incorporates warm, aromatic oils, rhythmically massaged into your body, cleansing, relaxing, and re-energizing the body and mind.

AFTERNOON

  • Grab some delicious chai and relax in our cafe or take in the majestic views on our deck.
  • Plan your afternoon over a nourishing lunch.
  • Connect with nature while hiking or walking one of our many breathtaking mountain trails.
  • Return to the spa for a Basti session to rejuvenate your joints! Stiff joints are bathed in warm medicated oil and massaged to deepen the therapeutic effects that increase lubrication and promote smooth flexibility and mobility.

EVENING

  • Get creative and have fun in our painting studio or kitchen.
  • Refuel your body with a tasty and healthy dinner.

Restore Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Gaze at the sunrise while filling your lungs with fresh mountain air and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin.
  • Sow a new level of calm and balance into your life with a Yoga or meditation class.
  • Enjoy a delicious whole-foods breakfast.
  • Cleanse your soul with a leisurely walk on one of our beautiful nature trails.

AFTERNOON

  • Nourish your body with a healthy and nutritious lunch.
  • Make a new memory with a cooking, painting, or pottery* class (*additional cost).
  • Choose from the widest selection of Ayurvedic therapies in the US for whole-body nourishment and renewal and let our professional therapists do all the work while you relax and rejuvenate.
  • Unwind in the sauna.

EVENING

  • Stop by our bookstore and explore our collection of new and classic self-care and spiritual resources.
  • Grab a fresh, calming herbal tea and curl up with a good book in your cozy room.

Mother & Daughter Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING
  • Plan your special day over a delicious whole-foods breakfast.
  • Retreat into relaxation with a mother-daughter spa treatment. Choose from a warm oil massage, energizing facial, or rejuvenating Netra Tarpana treatment and let our professional therapists pamper you. (Additional spa treatments available here.)
  • Recharge in the sauna.
AFTERNOON
  • Enjoy a decadent Mexican hot chocolate and reminisce in our cozy cafe.
  • Browse our shop for crystals, jewelry, scarves, and more.
  • Mingle with like-minded visitors over lunch in the Dining Hall.
  • Explore our captivating campus or head out on one of our guided mountain trail hikes.
  • Cook up something new together in our Ayurveda cooking class.
  • Self-reflect as you leisurely walk our beautiful labyrinth.
EVENING
  • Feed your body with a healthy dinner.
  • Take in the spectacular sunset or join the fireside concert.

Girlfriends Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING
  • Energize your mind, body, and spirit together with morning yoga or meditation class.
  • Catch up over a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
  • Connect with nature and reminisce while hiking one of our many mountain trails.
AFTERNOON
  • Plan your afternoon over a nourishing lunch.
  • De-stress with a girlfriends spa treatment, like our relaxing signature massage, hydrating facial, or energizing Marma session, and let our therapists work their magic. (Additional spa treatments available here.)
  • Get creative and have fun in our painting studio or Ayurveda food kitchen.
  • Grab some delicious chai and relax in our cafe or take in the majestic views on our deck.
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  • Plenty of time for bonding during a dinner.
  • Visit our shop and grab some souvenirs, rejuvenating herbal supplements, and restorative health products from Shankara’s all-natural beauty line.
  • Dance and sing at Kirtan.

Couples Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Gaze at the sunrise while filling your lungs with fresh mountain air and reminisce on the moments that connected you.
  • Bring a new level of calm and balance to your relationship with a Yoga or Meditation class.
  • Enjoy a delicious whole-foods breakfast together.
  • Walk or hike one of our beautiful nature trails and reconnect with each other, nature, and oneself.

AFTERNOON

  • Share a healthy and nutritious lunch.
  • Make a new memory by taking a workshop or educational class, or create a new experience together with a pottery*, watercolor painting, or cooking class (*additional cost).
  • Reduce tension and stress with a couple’s or individual Ayurveda spa treatment. Choose from the widest selection of Ayurvedic therapies in the US for whole-body nourishment and renewal.
  • Unwind in the sauna together.

EVENING

  • Stop by our bookstore and explore our collection of self-care and spiritual resources or spend time reading in the cafe.