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June 21, 2023

Every day is a day of yoga at the Art of Living Retreat Center and Shankara Ayurveda Wellness! We invite you to join us as we celebrate International Day of Yoga (IDY) on our beautiful Boone mountaintop campus. You’ll experience a sample of our R&R program—featuring yoga, meditation, and incredible food. 

Sample Event Day Schedule

Subject to change.

4:00–4:15 pm Guest check-in
4:30–5:45  YOGA for all levels and bodies
5:45–6:15 MEDITATION
6:00–7:30 DINNER Our food offering is fresh, seasonal, vegetarian comfort food, made with love.
7:30 Meditative Chants/Kirtan

At the Shankara Ayurveda Wellness, we know how important whole-being wellness is to living a life of health and happiness. We provide a number of Ayurveda treatments and therapies to help people dive deep into the Ayurveda experience. Emerge feeling lighter, well-rested, and ready to take on the world. Considering adding an Ayurveda Healing Arts treatment to your day pass visit; find out more here. 

R&R Retreats

You choose the dates, the activities, and Ayurveda treatments—we’ll do the rest. The perfect custom vacation!

Ayurveda Wellness Escapes

All-inclusive wellness retreats that include Ayurveda treatments and therapies, workshops, and yoga and meditation classes.

On-Campus Program FAQs

For room reservations, Ayurveda Wellness Retreats, and Art of Living Retreat Center (AOLRC) signature retreats, we have the following cancellation policy:

  • Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to 15 days before your program or stay.
  • Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between 14 and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following date of issue.
  • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

AOLRC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If AOLRC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions. For all other retreats, please be sure to check the registration page specific to that retreat.

Unless otherwise indicated, our programs are open to participants 18 years of age and older.

To encourage a healthy environment we ask that guests not consume alcohol or meat in our public spaces, however, guests may enjoy these items in their rooms.

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.

We do have lodging and event venues that are ADA-compliant. Due to the topography of our mountain campus, some are easier to access than others, so please speak to Guest Services (800.392.6870) prior to registering to ensure we can best accommodate your needs. We also have shuttles that run frequently throughout the campus.

We are committed to the safety of our guests and staff. Our mountaintop location and the surrounding areas are spacious, remote, safe, and secure.

  • It is safe to leave your windows open—and necessary for proper airflow!
  • Nature surrounds our campus, and it’s common to see rabbits, deer, gophers, wild turkeys, and other small animals. Please give them space, and they’ll do the same for you. We’ve never had a safety incident with animals on campus.

You can help!

  • If you come across an animal on campus or a trail, give it space, and please do not attempt to pet or feed it.
  • There’s no need to bring valuables to the retreat center; leaving them at home is best.
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639 Whispering Hills Road
Boone, NC 28607

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation on our tranquil mountaintop campus set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina.  

Small Group Inquiry Request

Note: You will receive an email confirming our receipt of your inquiry.

Our peak season runs April–November, so space fills up quickly during that time.