Drop Your Baggage. Love your Life, and Reach Beyond the Veil with Intuitive Art.

Creating Positive Transformation

Join teachers and authors Tracy Latz, M.D., M.S. and Marion Ross, Ph.D. on a revolutionary journey of self-discovery and healing. During this five-day retreat, you’ll explore the roots of your self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors, and learn tools and techniques to remove those obstacles and invite more love, vibrancy, and happiness into your life.

Learn to create new positive patterns of peace and abundance through mindfulness, energy psychology, positive psychology, affirmations, qigong, connecting with nature, and the creative alchemy of intuitive art.

Entura, an intuitive art technique, is taught with meditations for releasing anger, guilt, and shame.You’ll create works that contain inherent wisdom, and that actually provide usable information for self-guidance. No previous experience with art needed!

This technique is particularly valuable for psychics, bodyworkers, and animal communicators looking to build their insight toolbox. Attendees in caregiving positions, such as therapists, counselors, and coaches, will learn approaches to assist themselves and their clients to release self-sabotaging patterns.

You’ll leave this retreat empowered to continue your personal transformative journey, armed with the practical knowledge of how to channel your intuitive skills through artwork for yourself and for others.

Both Tracy and Marion have training in transpersonal psychology, mind-body medicine, vibrational healing, medical qigong, and metaphysics. Together they’ve written 5 books on personal transformation and Entura Art, as well as teaching courses for more than 18 years. Learn more at ShiftYourLife.com.

Items to bring: Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a bandanna or scarf to use as a blindfold.

Tracy Latz, M.D., M.S. is an Integrative Psychiatrist, weaving together wisdom from Western medicine and alternative approaches to transforming anxiety, depression and emotional trauma. In addition to her Doctorates in Medicine, Metaphysics and Holistic Healing, she holds a Masters degree in Immunology/Cell Biology, certifications in Medical Qigong, Qigong Healing, Sound Healing, Robert Peng Certified Teacher Training and Mind-Body Medicine. Tracy has served on the clinical associate faculty of the Wake Forest University Medical School Department of Psychiatry and has a private Integrative Psychiatric practice in the region of Charlotte, NC. She has over 25 years of clinical experience in shifting lives.

Marion Ross, Ph.D. has practical experience in counseling, business and marketing. She holds doctorates in Holistic Healing, Metaphysics, and Transpersonal Psychology as well as certifications in Medical Qigong, Qigong Healing, Robert Peng Certified Teacher Training, Energy Medicine, Mind Body Medicine and Sound Healing. Marion has successful practices in Paris, France and New York City. Dr.’s Latz and Ross have written 5 books (most recent in 2017 is “Bye-Bye Self-Sabotage” – now translated into French) and have taught classes in personal and professional transformation since 2000. Website: www.shiftyourlife.com


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.


Shift Your Life: Drop Your Baggage. Love your Life, and Reach Beyond the Veil with Intuitive Art

June 22nd-26th, 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm

Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  2:00-4:00 pm

Departure Day 9:00-11:00 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)

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.

Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in

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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 22, 2019 03:00 PM

Ends: Jun 26, 2019 12:00 PM


Marion Ross & Tracy Latz


Program tuition: $420.00

Plus 4 nights all-inclusive lodging and meals.

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