The Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, North Carolina is the perfect getaway location for those who have realized the connection between mental well-being and physical health, situation amidst the stunning and idyllic backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Tracy and I are major proponents of the reality of balance leading to health, of taking time away from the stresses and maelstrom of every day life to put well-being and rejuvenation first. It seems daily that new research, backed by hard science, supports the claim that there is not only a connection to health and mental balance and well-being – but that indeed health of the body depends on a healthy mind.
Whether your approach is physical activity, creative expression, self-discovery, or the time-honored practices of mediation and Ayurveda, the Art of Living Retreat Center is a place to relax, revive, and dive deep within.
The Blue Ridge Mountains, the sprawling range stretching across western North Carolina and into Virginia, provides the ideal place to find one’s center. The power of the mountains, the breath-taking landscape, and expansive horizon makes one feel small, but somehow connected to everything around them.
It’s this scenic and ancient environment, canopied by the flora and fauna of the Appalachian, that is perhaps the most important ingredient in the resetting and calming nature of the center. Within these mountains are breath-taking trails, rivers, nature reserves, and a host of outdoor scenery that welcomes you in your time of rejuvenation.
Your Personal Journey
An experience at the Art of Living Retreat Center is a study in self-exploration and actualization, and one that is an unwritten book – a story to be decided by you. While the options are vast, you can engage in the rejuvenation that fits you most – be it yoga, artistic expression in the form of pottery creation, yoga, and creative writing.
This is a primary differentiator for the center – its focus on deciding your own path and mode of expansion. For creative types who are looking for new inspiration, or those who don’t view themselves as creative but are interested in finding out the depth of their own waters, these programs are aimed at inspiration and actualization.
You’ll work along experienced teachers in the field of your choice, and will have the opportunity for guided exploration and the opportunity to learn new skills.
When you aren’t learning new skills or exploring your talents, the retreat center offers myriad ways to relax and have fun – including music, nature walks, horseback riding, skiing, river rafting, and kayaking. The idea here is simple – to give you constant access to nature, fun, and self-exploration in a fun environment!
Mindfulness and Mediation
It’s been said by the wisest among us for millennia, and is now becoming accepted as a truism – we are what we think.
While mediation is often thought of as a difficult practice by many who haven’t given it a try, the relaxed setting at the assistance of experts in the field of mindfulness and relaxation will given even a novice the ability to do what mediation aims to do – improve your life.
As you practice the art of clarity, and learning how to think with increase focus and intent, your skills learned in this setting will benefit you long after the retreat, and be something that serves as an anchoring point anytime you need a way to reset.
Diet and Healthy Living
It’s been long known the connection between proper diet and wellness, but did you know that what we eat also contributes greatly to our sense of mental well-being?
During your time at the retreat, you’ll have access to an emphasis on delicious, natural foods that aid and nourish the body – and give you a chance to even break long-held habits of eating that might be holding you back.
You’ll receive access to information, through seminars and classes that will inform you on the relationship between diet and aging, as well as how to remain young, healthy, and vibrant well into the future.
The dietary options while on-site are numerous and creative, including sumptuous options the detoxify, while still satisfying!
The accommodations at the Art of Living Retreat Center are set with an emphasis on space, comfort, and relaxation. There are three options, including retreat rooms for shorter stays, luxury-style hotel rooms (both king and queen), as well as full-size apartments for stays of eight days or beyond!
Each room offers a stunning vista of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and are ideal for both the beginning and conclusion of your days of relaxation and rejuvenation. Additionally, if you’re looking for an idyllic scenery to reset without partaking in the individual and group activities, you can select a simpler option that gives you access to the grounds, food, and even spa treatments included! Conversely, you can enjoy the activities and classes even if you aren’t a resident!
Opportunities like this are truly rare – to find a place in untouched, beautiful terrain where you can truly reconnect with both yourself, and nature. If you’re looking for such a place, reach out to The Art of Living Retreat Center today.