Create Lasting Happiness
In today’s racing world, the mind has a tendency to get stuck either in the past or the future. But happiness is here and now. You miss the present moment when you are distracted, regretting yesterday or worried about tomorrow. Yet with practical, self-empowering tools using the breath, we can successfully counter the increasing demands of contemporary life.
During our signature Happiness Retreat, you will find out how to access the present moment and tap into your inner power and freedom — not just as a concept, but as a direct experience. This is the source of abiding happiness.
- Reduced stress
- Greater sense of happiness and enthusiasm
- Less social anxiety
- More ease in interpersonal relations
In the Happiness Retreat, you will learn to master practical techniques that can benefit you for the rest of your life. The centerpiece of the Art of Living Happiness Retreat is the Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful breathing technique that uses precise natural rhythms to get you unstuck. You will also learn a form of this practice that you can continue at home for further growth.
A Retreat in the Mountains
During your stay, you have time for personal R & R also. Whether you want to explore forest trails, enjoy a free pottery class, release stress with a spa therapy or bask in the fresh mountain air, the choice is yours.
Make Your Retreat Extra Special
Combine your retreat with authentic Ayurveda for rejuvenation on all levels, body, mind and spirit. The recommended Ayurveda treatment for this retreat is an Abhyanga massage (“Abby” for short), followed by a relaxing steam to further release stress.
Pre-requisite: 18 years of age or older
Independent research has shown Sudarshan Kriya, the key technique of the program, significantly:
- Reduces levels of stress
- Supports the immune system
- Relieves anxiety and depression
- Increased levels of antioxidant enzymes which protect us from many diseases and rapid aging. [6, 23, 27]
Experiences: Helping You Thrive
“I’m much more optimistic about my future. I feel that I’m not alone. I feel happier, more energetic and just better all around. I just feel fulfilled.”
– Valerie S.
“As for the Happiness retreat itself… Words cannot describe it. Literally. I arrived with 25 strangers and left with a deep love of each one of them in their own unique and special way. I was moved to tears, I laughed, I smiled, I worked, I relaxed more deeply than I thought humanly possible. If you are here reading this, then run (don’t walk) to the program nearest you and let the next beautiful chapter of your life begin.”
– FullPack, TripAdvisor.
“I’ve learned from the course to be happy exactly where I’m at at this point in time. I can feel the lightness and the shine in myself – just free and calm.
– Vera P.
“The breathing techniques that I learned, particularly the Kriya, I found very calming and very relaxing and something I hope to incorporate into my daily life.”
– John S.
These are just a few of the many transformative experiences that people have had in the program. The Happiness Retreat offers not just a comfortable weekend, but a chance for emotional release and inner peace. What you need is only a willingness to explore new things and an open mind.
Art of Living faculty combine their passion for teaching with years of ongoing practice and volunteering in the service of others. Inspired by their own personal experiences of transformation and joy, teachers around the world (in over 150 countries!) have been sharing Art of Living’s signature practices and insights into the human mind for over 35 years. They center on personal development from a holistic angle — looking at how the body, the breath, and the mind all work together to create inner peace and higher energy. Blending ancient, timeless wisdom with contemporary approaches to well-being to bring you the very best in health and wellness. What sets Art of Living teachers apart? A commitment to ongoing growth coupled with a heart-based approach rooted in authentic, effective techniques of meditation and breathwork.
Rooms & Pricing
Self Arranged Accommodation
Price only Includes Tuition
If you are making your own arrangement to stay please register selecting SELF-ARRANGED Accommodation.
Onsite Hotel Rooms**
If you wish to reserve the Hotel Room located at the ArtLivingving Retreat Center…
- A limted quantity of rooms, reserved for those registered for courses
- Please register selecting Hotel Room at Retreat Center accommodation option, then
- Please fill out the HOTEL ROOM FORM.
Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
Includes Tuition, Room and Board
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.
Shared Retreat Room (3 People)
Includes Tuition, Room and Board
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath. Two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.
Shared Retreat Room (4 People)
Includes Tuition, Room and Board
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath. Three more people of the same gender will share the room with you.
To enhance the experience of your course and events, we highly encourage you to book housing on Center premises. Please note:
-When you register, please select appropriate housing option.
-Limited rooms are available on first come, first serve basis.
-Men and women will be housed separately.
-Limited shared housing are available for physically challenged participants on first come, first serve basis. Please email us at [email protected]
-Limited family housing is available on first come, first serve basis for families with children who are under the age of 18. Please email us at [email protected] for more information.
-If you are making your own arrangement to stay please register selecting SELF-ARRANGED Accommodation.
Please note that the family housing course package includes: course tuition, housing, and meals starting with dinner and ending with breakfast on the registered course check-in day through check out day. Please note that three meals will be served each day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
-While we will do our best to accommodate your needs, family housing is very limited, and is made available on first come first served basis without any guarantee of availability. Please reserve early to ensure availability.
-Family housing is only applicable to families with minor children under the age of 18.
-For participants aged 18 years and older, men and women will be housed separately at the Art of Living Retreat Center.
-All family members staying in family housing should be registered for courses.
-Housing is provided on a quad sharing basis.
Please email [email protected] for more information.
-If you are making your own arrangement to stay, please register selecting SELF-ARRANGED Accommodation.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR FAMILY HOUSING (For families with minor children under the age of 18yrs)
Please register yourself and your family members for courses. Select the appropriate housing option when you register.
-After you register all members of your family, please fill out the FAMILY HOUSING FORM. This will help us assign all members of the family together in a room.
-Children under 5yrs of age, need to be registered for Angels program but can stay on premises at No Charge if they are co-sleeping with the parent.
Email [email protected] for more information.
REQUEST & RESERVE HOTEL ROOM AT THE RETREAT CENTER
If you wish to reserve a Hotel Room located at the Art of living Retreat Center
First register selecting Hotel Room Request at Retreat Center accommodation option, then
Fill out the HOTEL ROOM FORM. (room rates in the form)
Please note that your course registration does not include your room charges. You will have to pay for the hotel room separately once your hotel room request is approved.
Once we receive your form, we will send you a payment link for your hotel reservation. Please note that filling the hotel form does not guarantee hotel accommodation.
Hotel Room at Retreat Center Cancellation Policy
- Written request for hotel room cancellation received up to 7 days before the program start date – Full refund.
- Written request for hotel room cancellation received 7 days or less before the program start date – Full refund minus one night hotel room charge.
- No shows – No refunds.
**Please note that filling the hotel form does not guarantee hotel accommodation.
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.
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.