Rest & Relax Weekend
Find some much-deserved rest and relaxation on a special getaway. The R & R Retreat features a variety of workshops and activities you can choose from to create a getaway that’s all your own.
If space and time are all you need, we’ve got plenty of that too.
A Time for Discovery and Rest
In this creative getaway, you are free to structure your time as you need. R and R programming includes a variety of options designed to enhance your life. You can join a journey through the labyrinth; dive into yoga; explore your meditative side and take home a few ways to calm your mind. Or learn more about nutrition and the ancient Ayurveda approach to vibrant health. You can even complement your program with a therapeutic session at the spa. The R and R program lets you sample many of the offerings of the center and its experienced teachers to get some true R & R.
A Day of R&R
Available programming features a variety of teachers in the fields of meditation, yoga, healing arts, ancient wisdom and the creative arts. A sample daily schedule could include
Nature Trails & Fitness
Expand or restart your fitness routine with personally guided classes and nature walks with an onsite fitness expert. With more than 380 acres of pristine mountaintop, vast open skies, and magnificent panoramic views, you'll find a myriad of reasons to get outdoors and connect with nature.
Explore Ayurveda cooking—Ayurveda is the oldest natural health care system on the planet—with our talented Ayurveda cooking experts. These fun and interactive classes are themed with the seasons, keeping us in touch with the rhythm of nature for optimal health and well-being. Save some room, as we will sample what is cooking.
Discover the ancient practice of meditative chant and have fun, whether you’re experienced at chanting or if it’s your first time.
Introduction to Ayurveda’s Lifestyle of Health
One of the oldest systems of healing in the world, Ayurveda teaches practical tips to balance mind and body throughout the changing seasons of life.
Guided Pottery Classes*
Get your hands dirty in all the best ways in this fun, exploratory pottery class. You can choose between hand-building and throwing on the wheel. No experience is required.
*Extra Fee, not included in R&R package.
Stretch, expand and come back to center with a variety of yoga offerings tailored at a soulful, integrated approach to yoga.
NEW! Mindful Watercolor Painting Experience
Watercolor is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution. Each class begins with a tutorial on the techniques of watercolor painting. The instructor encourages the students to think mindfully and creatively to paint using watercolors as a way of expression. Your instructor will help you to connect your emotions to the art of watercolor painting as a tool for art therapy. Students are encouraged to take their beautiful masterpiece(s) home as memorabilia of this course and their stay here at the Art of Living Retreat Center.
Other Options Guided Meditations
Guided Labyrinth Walks
Healing Arts Presentations