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. 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 those hoping to cultivate rejuvenation and inner growth.
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.