Activities & Amenities

We offer yoga, meditation, and philosophy workshops, as well as holistic and Ayurvedic treatments, nature trails, and a wide variety of spaces for you to rest, learn, and explore on your own.

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Sri Sri Yoga is a holistic and energizing practice, integrating mind, body, and spirit. The techniques of Hatha yoga are taught in a light and joyful, but thorough manner – useful and suitable for everyone from beginner to advanced practitioners. 

9:45–10:45 am
4:15–5:15 pm

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Mindfulness & Meditation

Rejuvenate from within! Meditation offers deep rest for mind and body. We also teach complementary breathing exercises to still the mind. Here, you can participate in guided meditation, with time for questions and discussion. 
11:00 am–12:00 pm Mind & Meditation
5:30–6:30 pm Guided Meditation
7:30–8:15 Meditative Chants/Kirtan



Allow yourself to settle in for a soul-stirring session of community singing with an emphasis on both ancient chant and modern melodies. Kirtan happens nightly and is a community gathering for all interested guests, staff and volunteers.

7:30–8:15 pm


The Center is situated on 380 acres of forested mountain. Two trails meander through the woods here, and several nearby trails offer experienced hikers miles of in-depth exploration. Majestic sights and clean mountain air await!

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Pottery Studio

In the clay studio, you are free to learn and create. Gain experience in hand-building, where you learn how to slab build and decorate pots.

Friday & Saturday
11:00 am–7:00 pm
Clay Hand-Building $55 (1 hour)

*Class schedules are subject to change; glazing and shipping included.

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The Fitness Room has free weights and weight machines, stationary bikes, and treadmills.

Steam Room: 9:00 am–9:00 pm
Fitness Room: Open 24/7



People around the world have used labyrinths for centuries as a walking metaphor for the pilgrim’s journey, as a way to open the mind to the present moment and stay centered. Our labyrinth allows for this inner journey in a unique, mountain setting.



Fire Circle

There’s no better way to close the day than a fire circle under the stars! If you’re interested, we love arranging lovely, end-of-day gatherings for those who wish to come and sing or chat by the warmth of the open fire.

Saturday 7:30–8:15 pm

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Boone is famous as a vacation destination, with miles of scenic trails, serene lakes, historic sites, climbable cliffs, ski slopes, horseback riding, whitewater rapids, and kayaking spots, local Appalachian music, and delightful dining just steps away.
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Mindful Painting

Watercolor is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution. Each class begins with a tutorial on the techniques of watercolor painting. Your instructor will help you to connect your emotions to the art of watercolor painting as a tool for art therapy. Students are encouraged to take their beautiful masterpiece(s) home as memorabilia of this course and their stay here at the Art of Living Retreat Center. Included with R&R Retreat and Wellness Getaway packages; additional fee for all other guests.

Sunday Only; 1 hour class $25

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Ayurveda Cooking Classes

Learn to prepare delicious sweets, snacks, and savory treats in our hands-on Ayurveda cooking classes—healing meals that will transform your relationship with food. Included with R&R Retreat and Wellness Getaway packages; additional fee for all other guests.

3:00–4:00 pm Thurs & Sat; 1 hour class $25

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Everything was a highlight of my stay. Food, views, hiking trails, staff, service, and rooms.