Start Making the Most of Life

Do you want more from life? Do you feel a lack of fun, joy, passion or success?

This immersive weekend workshop will teach you how to thrive rather than just survive. Two inspiring and empathetic coaches will equip you with the skills and motivation to make the most of every single day of the rest of your life.

Whether you’ve been through a tough time, or are dusting yourself off after a perceived failure, or whether you’ve simply fallen into a rut which you’re struggling to get out of — this is the transformative pick-me-up for you.

Through a combination of interactive workshops, small group and one-to-one sharing, and personal study time, you will:

  • Regain control. Learn to be honest about your wants and needs, and use specific tools to move forward and nurture your spirit.
  • Recapture joy. Recognize the importance of attitude, and learn positive self-talk and how to live with gratitude.
  • Rediscover purpose. Get excited about your future and identify want you want to get out of the rest of your life.

You will go home with a personal mantra, a host of actionable daily tools for self-care and managing fear, and an action plan to help you move towards your goals.

Open to all.


Garth Callaghan and Dara Kurtz
are inspirational authors (books include Napkin Notes and Crush Cancer) and speakers who share their life-changing work with people all over the world through workshops, media, and as coaches. They are both cancer survivors who have learned first-hand how to get through difficult times and create the life they truly desire. You can find out more about them by visiting their respective websites: and

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.


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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: Nov 02, 2018 03:00 PM

Ends: Nov 04, 2018 12:00 PM


Dara Kurtz and Garth Callaghan


Starting at $632
Includes room, meals, tuition

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