For most the question comes to mind, how can I be more effective? Where can I replenish this source of energy within? The Shakti Kriya allows one to become familiar with and tap into that source of energy. This technique also can help to further one’s Sudarshan Kriya and meditation practice, and to help one move forward in life.

For example, there is an enormous amount of energy in an atom, but only when it can be harnessed is it useful.  Shakti Kriya allows one to harness an enormous amount of energy within.

How is it different from Sudarshan Kriya?

It is a different kriya, a different technique altogether.  In Sudarshan Kriya, the breath is used to access an inner rhythm and tap into an inner energy.  However, in Shakti Kriya, the rhythm of the breath is not used, but one that is much more innate to oneself.

In addition to completing one Art of Living Silence Course and one Art of Living Happiness Program, Shakti Kriya participants must be in good physical health, as Shakti Kriya is a physically demanding process. Those with certain medical conditions may not be able to do Shakti Kriya.
Medical conditions listed below, but not limited to, may not be conducive to do Shakti Kriya.

  • Surgery in the last six months;
  • High Blood pressure;
  • Knee, spine or back problems;
  • If you are under the care of a psychiatrist, psychologist or therapist;
  • Expecting mothers;
  • Women on menstrual cycle

All participants are required to clear a health screening before participating in Shakti Kriya. Please find the link for mandatory health screen google form below. Please complete the form at the time of online registration.

Participation requires attending all sessions. If you miss a session, you will not be able to continue with the Program without a discussion with the instructor. No refunds will be provided.

To fill out the mandatory health form Click Here.

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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.



• 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Light Dinner
• 6:00 pm-7:00 pm Health Screening
• 7:30 pm-9:30 pm Session 1


• 7:30 am-8:30 am Breakfast

• 9:00 am-11:00 am Session 2

• 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch

• 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Session 3

• 6:00 pm-7:30 pm Dinner

• 7:30 pm-8:15 pm Satsang

• 7:30 am-8:30 am Breakfast

• 9:00 am-11:00 am Session 4

• 12:00 pm-1:30 pm Lunch

• 1:30 pm-3:00 pm Session 5

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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: Feb 15, 2019 07:00 PM

Ends: Feb 17, 2019 03:00 PM


Art of Living Faculty


Art of Living Happiness Program/ YesPlus and 2 Art Of Silence Courses


Starting at $695

Including Lodging, Meals, and Tuition

Early Bird:  Save $100 if you sign up before Feb. 1, 2019

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