The Art of Living Retreat Center

For those on a journey toward greater self-awareness and happiness, the Art of Living Retreat Center offers nourishing support and thoughtful space so you can discover peace, transformation and a deeper connection with yourself and others. or those seeking physical and internal renewal on their journey, the onsite Shankara Ayurveda Spa provides a nurturing environment and service-oriented, educated staff. The relaxing mountaintop location near Boone, N.C. offers wellness adventurers a range of therapeutic Ayurvedic treatments and day or overnight programs perfect for Situated at a height of 3,700 feet in the Blue Ridge Mountains and spread over 380 acres, Shankara Ayurveda Spa is one part of the experience at the Art of Living Retreat Center. Including a boutique hotel with three spa suites and 27 hotel rooms and 300 retreat rooms, vegetarian dining, an alcohol-free environment, as well as wellness and fitness activities, the Center is quickly becoming known as a great spot for retreatists.

 

The Art of Living Retreat Center includes a meditation hall that can hold up to 3,700 people, additional halls for events, a 41,000-square-foot dining hall with mountain views, a labyrinth, pottery studio and gardens. Founded by humanitarian and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Retreat Center is the centerpiece of the Art of Living in North America. AOL is present in 152 countries and reaches an estimated 300 million people with a vision of individual and social stewardship in society.

 

Meditation and relaxation benefits:

 

The average adult takes approximately 20,000 breaths a day but most of them come and go without any notice.  In the course of our busy lives our attention is constantly focused on the outside demands of the “real” world – career, family, shopping, household chores – leaving little time to observe the vital force that animates us and is constantly moving within us. During The Holistic Lioness Retreat, the Art of Living Retreat center will help us bring our attention to the breath and put mindful awareness on the body as we learn to access the intelligence of the body-mind.  Breathwork is a revolutionary approach to body-centered healing which can be used to work with long-held trauma and chronic tension.  You will learn skills to unwind from stressful, life-negating habitual patterns and establish healthy ways of being.  The healing benefits of breathwork can include:

• Reduced anxiety and depression
• Increased stress-resilience
• Feelings of more ease and flow in life
• Decreased physical pain
• Heightened intuitive insight
• Awakened presence
• Expanded sense of connection with others


Shankara Ayurveda Spa

For those seeking physical and internal renewal on their journey, the onsite Shankara Ayurveda Spa provides a nurturing environment and service-oriented, educated staff. The relaxing mountaintop location near Boone, N.C. offers wellness adventurers a range of therapeutic Ayurvedic treatments and day or overnight programs perfect for Situated at a height of 3,700 feet in the Blue Ridge Mountains and spread over 380 acres, Shankara Ayurveda Spa is one part of the experience at the Art of Living Retreat Center. 

 


ADDRESS

The Art of Living Retreat Center

639 Whispering Hills Rd.

Boone, NC


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