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.
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.
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.
Rooms & Pricing
All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out.
Private Hotel Room
The private hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, a private bath and complimentary wifi.
Shared Hotel Room (2 People)
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.
Private Retreat Room
The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.
Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.
Shared Retreat Room (3 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.
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:
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
639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC 28607
Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in a pristine natural setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina. Set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a tranquil sanctuary. The perfect place to begin your journey to wellness. *NOTE* Please avoid using GPS…It will take you up a private road to a locked gate. Use directions provided on this site.
Distance from Nearest Airport
2 Hours by car without traffic
For room reservations & spa retreats, we have a 24 hour cancellation policy.
For all other retreats, please be sure to check the registration page specific to that retreat.
To encourage a healthy environment we ask that guest to not consume alcohol or meat in our public spaces, however guests may enjoy these items in their rooms. That being said our property is always smoke-free.
Yes, we ask that guests with food allergies simply inform us so we can communicate those needs to our chef. Typically we label potential allergens such as gluten, dairy and nuts.