Return to Source


Blue Ridge Mountains Yoga Retreat
with Jennifer O'Sullivan & Stacy Seebart

@ The Art of Living Center, Boone, NC
May 10-16, 2019

Tuition + Room&Board starts at $1432 ($1332 until April 1)

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Join us for a weeklong refuge in the quiet sanctuary of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the world-renowned Art of Living Center. Throughout the week, we will help you Return to Source, to connect you to the spark of your own inner wisdom while bringing balance to your overstimulated and depleted nervous system.

Using time-tested yoga methods and contemporary approaches to self-inquiry and reflection, we will take you on an inner journey to help you find the path to yourself and recover your inner strengths and resources. You can expect nourishing Self-Awakening, Yin, and Restorative Yoga practices, guided meditations, reflective exercises, and lots of opportunity to partake in the amenities at the center including kirtan and quiet walks in a tranquil setting.





About the Art of Living Center

The Art of Living Retreat Center is purposefully designed to offer you nourishing support and thoughtful space to enrich your retreat experience.

Located just outside of Boone, North Carolina in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, the Center is nestled among 380 acres of forest and is situated on a 3,700-foot peak overlooking Pisgah National Forest. During your springtime visit, you'll have access to hiking trails, gardens, and a reflective labyrinth where you can observe new life unfolding around you.

Healthy, vegetarian meals are offered three times a day in the Center's dining hall, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains.

The Center's award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa offers authentic ayurvedic consultations and treatments, warm oil massage, marma point therapy, facials, and more - all in a restive setting. We recommend booking your treatments before you arrive.

Your Guides

Jennifer O'Sullivan: Jennifer deeply believes in the power of yoga and meditation to nurture the human spirit and promote radical and meaningful change in our lives and in our society. She views the work we do on our mats and cushions as “lab time” where we practice the methods that help us show up in the world with a more open heart. With a potent blend of ancient wisdom teachings and contemporary spiritual psychology, Jennifer's mission is to help others cultivate the inner resources of resilience, courage, and genuine happiness. 

Jennifer has been teaching in the Washington, DC area for nearly 15 years. Along the way, she's had the great privilege to study with exemplary yoga teachers from a number of disciplines but her biggest influences are Don and Amba Stapleton of Nosara Yoga Institute and Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga approach to Yin Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and Spiritual Psychology. Click here to learn more about Jennifer and her approach.

Stacy Seebart: Stacy is an experienced yoga teacher, massage therapist, and educator. She has trained hundreds of yoga teachers throughout the world in places as diverse as: Norway, Japan, Canada, Kuwait, Costa Rica, Mexico and all across the United States. Stacy served as senior faculty of the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica and at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts in their 1000 Hour Teacher Training Program. Stacy is the former director of Blooma’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training.

Stacy's yoga is heart centered, grounded and transformative. She also brings the experience of her healing journey as a cancer survivor and how yoga helped her through that process. Get to know Stacy and her work.

Stacy and Jennifer are both E-RYT500 teachers with Yoga Alliance. Registered yoga teachers are welcome to include this retreat as part of your continuing education credits.

Accommodations

The Art of Living Center offers a variety of warm and welcoming accommodations, perfect to help you settle into retreat life during your stay. Retreat-style rooms are comfortable and simple, with a choice of single, double, or triple share options. You can also choose hotel-style rooms with king or full beds. All rooms have en suite baths.

Tuition + accommodation starts at $1432 ($1332 until April 1). You'll be able to select your room at the time you register. All meals are included.

Travel

By Air: The closest major airport to the Art of Living Center is the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina. Non-stop flights are available from all over North America and Europe. Click here for a listing of airlines that have routes to Charlotte.

We will help organize carpools from the airport to the Center.

By Car: The Center is approximately 6.5 hours from Washington, DC and 5 hours from Richmond, Nashville, and Atlanta. If you plan to drive, let us know where you're traveling from so we can put you in touch with other retreatants traveling from your area.

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