A Transformational Weekend of Healing, Wisdom & Revelation

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Are you at a turning point in your life and sense that you’re ready for more — more inner awakenings that won’t disappear, more fulfillment with who you are and what you can offer to the world, more freedom from anything that has been weighing you down or holding you back?

  Join bestselling author and renowned transformational teacher Dr. Barbara De Angelis for this profound experiential journey of expansion and rebirth that will deepen your connection to the power and peace inside of you, and teach you how to bring it out into every aspect of your life. Barbara will guide you to tap into your own inner source of wisdom, experience emotional and spiritual steadiness, and live in your Highest Purpose every day.

Through illuminated teachings, deep enlightening exercises and meditations you’ll discover:

  • The hidden ways you’ve been using your inner power to sabotage your happiness and success, and how to remove these blocks to fulfillment and love
  • How to get unstuck and transform restlessness into renewal, confusion into vision, and self-doubt into confidence
  • The fears that prevent your soul transformation – and how to develop the emotional courage to overcome them
  • How to get off your emotional rollercoaster and shift from micromanaging to life mastery
  • Techniques to help you create a sanctuary of clarity and peace inside yourself that will keep you strong during stressful or challenging times

You will emerge feeling rejuvenated and expanded, with practical tools to help you move forward with confidence and joy in your relationships, work, and on your spiritual journey.

Open to all.

Bio ImageDr. Barbara De Angelis is an influential teacher within the fields of personal and spiritual transformation. As a renowned author, speaker, and media personality for over four decades, Dr. De Angelis has reached tens of millions of people with her practical wisdom for creating a life of true freedom, mastery, and awakening. She has published 16 bestselling books in 25 languages – including titles such as The Choice for Love; Soul Shifts; and Real Moments. She has starred in television shows on CNN, CBS and PBS, and is a frequent guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. She is honored as one of the outstanding speakers of the century by Toastmasters International. Dr. De Angelis is a spiritual seeker, deeply immersed in her own practice while sharing her insight with love and generosity.

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.


Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:45 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30pm;  2:30-5:00pm

Departure Day 9:00-11:30 am (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:

Arrival Day

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


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.

*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.
**Meals are served during the following times – 7:30-9:30am for Breakfast, 12-2:00pm for Lunch, and 6:00-
7:30pm for Dinner. Food will be put away at the ending times, but the dining hall will remain open.
***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: Jun 21, 2019 03:00 PM

Ends: Jun 23, 2019 12:00 PM


Dr. Barbara De Angelis


Program Tuition: $395.00
Plus 2 Nights all-inclusive room and meals.

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