Experience the Healing Wonder of Spirit Communication

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Experience spirit communication firsthand in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment with the guidance of Sharon Farber. She shares the story of how she became a medium through study — and teaches how you can do the same.

You will learn what mediumship is, how it works, and how to comfortably initiate contact with deceased loved ones. Practices will focus on quieting the mind and setting intentions to allow you to begin to perceive and relay information from loved ones in spirit.

You will not enter into a deep trance state. Instead, you will remain conscious and aware while communicating with loved ones in spirit.

Using lectures, guided meditations, hands-on exercises, Q&A, and active practice, you will:

  • Learn about the background and workings of mediumship and spirit guides
  • Ground yourself and raise your vibration; meditate and practice sitting in the power
  • Learn about ritual and setting your intention
  • Address fears and challenges, and learn how to practice self care, set boundaries, and protect yourself
  • Learn different ways to perceive spirits
  • Gain a grounding in the ethics and responsibility that comes with mediumship

You will go home with a solid understanding of mediumship and a strong foundation on which to develop your abilities. You may be ready to join a mediumship circle, or practice giving readings to friends and family.

Appropriate for adults with no mediumship experience, or those with some experience with a desire to develop. Please be aware that good mental health, including a strong connection to reality, is vital. People with clinical depression, psychosis or other mental illness are advised to consult a healthcare provider before pursuing mediumship development.

Register by July 15 and receive a free copy of Sharon’s book, Choosing to be a Medium: Experience & Share the Healing Wonder of Spirit Communication.

*Class size limited to 20 participants.  So register early to secure your spot.

Bio ImageAfter receiving a Bachelors degree in Sociology in 1983, Sharon Farber studied mediumship with experts in the United States and overseas, including intensive study at Arthur Findlay College in England. She has over thirty years of experience as a massage therapist and healer and is an award-winning artist. She is a confident, accurate and ethical medium who gives readings and demonstrations, teaches classes, and has facilitated a mediumship development circle since 2012. Find out more at www.sharonfarber.net

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.


Mediumship Development Retreat

with Sharon Farber
September 12 – 15, 2019

Arrival day: Thursday, Sept. 12
3:00 PM  – Check-in
6:00 – 7:00 PM Dinner
7:00 -7:20 PM ALORC Orientation (Mandatory)
7:30 – 9:00 PM – Program Session

Friday, September 13
7:30 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast
9:15 – 12:15 PM – Program Session
12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:30 – 5:00 PM – Program Session
5:30 – 6:00 PM Optional Meditation (ALORC Program)
6:00 – 7:30 PM Dinner
7:30 – 8:15 PM Optional Meditative Chant Kirtan (ALORC Program)

Saturday, September 14
7:30 – 9:00 AM breakfast
9:15 – 12:15 pm – Program Session
12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:30 – 5:00 PM Program Session
5:30 – 6:00 PM Optional Meditation (ALORC Program)
6:00 – 7:30 PM Dinner
7:30 – 8:15 PM Optional Meditative Chant Kirtan (ALORC Program)
8:30 – 10:30 PM – Public Bonfire (in case of rain, we will have an optional Mediumship Development Circle from 8:30 – 10:00 pm)

Sunday, September 15
7:30 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast
9:30 – 12:00 PM – Program Session (clear room and store luggage at reception before going to class)
11:00 AM Check Out – Room Departure by 11:00 am
12:30 – 2:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 – 5:00 PM – Enjoy the grounds and depart at your leisure

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.

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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.


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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: Sep 12, 2019 03:00 PM

Ends: Sep 15, 2019 01:00 PM


Sharon Farber


Program tuition: $275.00

Plus 3 nights all-inclusive lodging and meals.

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