Welcome to the Art of Living Retreat Center

Where Health Meets Happiness

For over a decade, the Art of Living Retreat Center has been introducing the transformative practices of meditation, mindfulness, Ayurveda, and yoga to guests at our beautiful campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina. 

From inspiring programming to relaxing retreats to holistic spa treatments and therapies to nourishing vegetarian cuisine, our peaceful campus provides a sanctuary to go within, get into nature, and indulge in self-care practices that calm the mind, rejuvenate the body, and soothe the soul.

Signature Meditation Retreats

Anyone can learn to meditate! Once practiced, the effects can be felt surprisingly quickly—perhaps with peace of mind, the ability to let go of the past, or more ease in difficult situations.

To be in the present moment, with a centered state of mind, is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and those around you. 

The Happiness Retreat: Art of Living Part I

Learn to master practical techniques that will benefit you for the rest of your life, including Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful breathing technique proven to reduce stress, bolster immunity, relieve anxiety, and much more.

Memorial Day Weekend
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The Silent Retreat: Stepping Into Silence

A profound spiritual immersion that integrates our renowned Happiness Retreat and several days of silent contemplation with unique guided meditations, yoga, and advanced breathing techniques.

Memorial Day Weekend
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Art of Living Premium Retreat

The synergy of two transformative practices in one—discover Sudarshan Kriya™ (SKY Breath Meditation) from our Happiness Retreat and the profound impact of a personal mantra—a charged sound designed to enhance your meditation practice, as introduced in our Meditation Retreat.

Dive Deep Into Silence: Art of Living Part II

A unique blend of advanced breathwork, signature guided meditations, daily yoga, and profound insights into the mind, Art of Living II builds on our introductory retreats for those who have taken Art of Living Part I or SKY Breath Meditation.

The Meditation Retreat: Sahaj Samadhi Meditation

Learn the simple, powerful technique of meditation to effortlessly calm the mind, boost immunity, and decrease the physical and psychological stressors you’re experiencing.

Rest & Relaxation Retreats​

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

Ayurveda Wellness Escapes

Experience revitalizing treatments, inspiring accommodations, nutritious meals, passionate staff, and breathtaking environment.

Shankara Ayurveda Wellness

Our therapists work with your body to encourage stress relief, growth, and healing—bringing you into an open, blissful, and restored state.


Our on-demand programs are great introductions to the healing power of Ayurveda.

Guest Presenters

Guest teachers, thought leaders, authors, and experts inspire with their timely wisdom and transformative programming.

Create your daily routine.

Dinacharya, an essential component of Ayurvedic tradition, embodies the art of daily self-care. It encompasses a series of cleansing and rejuvenating practices designed to rid the body of accumulated toxins, fostering harmony within our entire system. This consistent ritual not only regulates our body clock and aids digestion but also alleviates the burden of decision-making, sparing our minds from ‘decision fatigue.’ Thus, by embracing Dinacharya, we embrace a path to holistic well-being and mental clarity.

Free Download

Following the Dinacharya is easy! Download our refrigerator sheet and give it a try for 30 days—discover how just making just a few small changes in your routine can change your life!