Meet Your Inner Goddess

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As women, we are often expected to put our true selves aside at an early age. Over time we may forget who we really are; what ignites your soul? What feeds your passion and creativity, and what inspires your spirit to dance?

The Women’s Self Embodiment Retreat will allow you to set your conditioning aside and embrace an opportunity to embody your true self. This retreat is an invitation to reclaim your soul’s passion and explore through your connection to nature, sound, art, conscious movement and sacred goddess circles.

Through daily yoga, conscious dance, sacred Incan teachings and ceremonies, guided meditations and Reiki, nature walks, a full day painting workshop, and sacred goddess circles, you will:

  • Activate and embody your feminine power
  • Raise your vibration with conscious intention
  • Align with your deepest truths, and ignite your creativity
  • Nourish your body with vibrational movement
  • Release from separation and open to oneness
  • Bathe in divine sisterhood and connect to your unique way of you
  • Embody your whole self and face your shadows

By the end of this 4 day retreat you will understand how to release your struggles, disbeliefs, confusions and fear — so that you can heal, trust your intuition, and experience living life with authenticity.

Renee Scheer, Soul Creatrix, is a muse, artist and modern day goddess. She believes every woman has a creative fire; a wild and free soul that wants to be seen. As a Certified Life and Spiritual Coach, a Certified Sacred Women’s Circle Creatrix and a trained spiritual channel, her soul work is to guide and inspire women to express who they truly are.

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Bio ImageLaura Barsotti, Fearless Goddess, is an ordained Pampamesayoq (shaman) of the Q’ero Inca tradition of the Peruvian Andres; a Certified Wellness Coach; a Master Reiki Practitioner, and a yoga teacher. Her path is to teach women the sacred keys to freeing themselves so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed of; walking away from apology of self, shedding the past, and transforming their whole being.

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Save $250.00 if you sign up before Jan 18

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*, daily vegetarian meals. Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual from the same gender.


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, daily vegetarian meals, Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual from the same gender.


Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

Rate includes Twin Bed, daily vegetarian meals, Room will be shared with a maximum of 2 other individuals from the same gender.


Women’s Self Embodiment Retreat Agenda
With: Renee Scheer and Laura Barsotti

April 4, 2019 – April 7, 2019

Arrival Day (Thursday)

3:00 – 5:00 pm – Check-in

5:30-6:00 pm – Meet and Greet

6:00 pm – 7 pm – Dinner

7:00 pm – 7:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Opening circle ceremony

Daily Schedule (Friday and Saturday)

7:15 am – 8:15 am – SunriseYoga

8:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast/free time

9:45 am – 12:30 pm – Program Session

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm – Free time

2:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Program Session

6:15 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Program Session

Departure Day (Sunday)

7:15 am – 8:15 am – SunriseYoga

8:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast/Free Time to pack

9:45 am – 10:45 am – Closing Circle Ceremony

11:00 am – Check-out

12:00 pm – Optional Lunch

*If a spa appointment is made during a Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, guests may request a meal to be boxed for pickup by asking spa reception.

**Meals are served during the following times – 7:30-9:30am for Breakfast, 12:00-2:00pm for Lunch, and 6:00-7:30pm for Dinner.  Food will be put away at the ending times, but the dining hall will remain open.

***Please call the spa in advance to book spa treatments during your free time if you are interested. The phone number is (828) 264-8382.

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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: Apr 04, 2019 03:00 PM

Ends: Apr 07, 2019 01:00 PM


Renee Scheer and Laura Barsotti


Program tuition starts:

$600 through Jan. 18
$750 from Jan. 19 – March 1
$850 from March 2 – April 4

Plus 3 nights all-inclusive lodging and meals.

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