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.

Yoga

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. 

DAILY SCHEDULE
9:45–10:45 am
4:15–5:15 pm

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. 
DAILY SCHEDULE
11:00 am–12:00 pm Mind & Meditation
5:30–6:30 pm Guided Meditation
7:30–8:15 Meditative Chants/Kirtan

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!

Pottery Studio

In the clay studio, you are free to play and learn. Gain hands-on experience in throwing on the wheel, hand-building and decorating handmade pots.

Saturday
10:00 am–6:00 pm
Clay Hand-building $30.00 (1 hour)
Throwing Wheel $45.00 (2 hours)

Facilities

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

Our Steam Room is temporarily closed to comply with NC COVID-19 guidelines.

Steam Room: Temporarily Closed
Fitness Room: Open 24/7

Walking meditation around the outdoor labyrinth at our spiritual retreat center.

Labyrinth

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.

Dawn–Sunset

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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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Nearby

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.

Hours
Sunday Only; 1 hour class $25

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.

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

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