Set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains is this tranquil sanctuary that has recently been repurposed to be a one-of-a-kind retreat center. Rated America’s #1 Ayurveda Spa, the AOL Center provides delicious vegetarian meals with fresh flavors from their mountain-top vegetable garden and the color and flavor of Indian cuisine.
The Art of Living Retreat Center
September 15 - 20, 2019
The power inherent in process painting is that it can awaken a wild vein of passion that will not go back to sleep. Through listening to your intuition - the color you are attracted to, the placement of the brush on the paper, the shape, the form, the image that wants to be born - a fire is ignited that jumps off the paper and into your life. ~ Stewart Cubley
This five-day retreat will be all about creative process and free expression, rather than technique, training, or expertise. There will be no critiques, analysis, or judgment of the creative work, or any focus on the finished product. In our respectful and nurturing studio environment, everyone is a beginner, whether you're a veteran painter or you're picking up a paintbrush for the first time. You'll receive individual attention and gentle guidance to discover a creative voice that’s entirely your own.
Tuition: $515 ~ Your tuition includes all art materials, over 26 hours of facilitated painting sessions, group discussion circles in supportive community and video presentations about creativity and the practice of art as process. Tuition does not include meals or accommodations, please see the Art of Living website for options. CEUs for therapists, social workers and nurses available.
Our voice is unique and one of a kind, and it's been given to us in order to speak out.
And if our voice isn't brought forth, then the world isn't complete.
And the world is waiting. . .
~ Stewart Cubley
Registration for this workshop is completed online through the Art of Living website.
Or, call Art of Living toll free: (800) 392-6870
Questions about registration? Call the phone number above, or have a live chat online
Accommodations at Art of Living range from $155 to $273 a night, meals included. For rates and more information, visit the Art of Living website.
Discounts & Scholarships
The Continuing Participants discount is not available for this workshop.
Scholarships may be available through Art of Living.
Continuing Education Credits
26 CE Credits are provided by The Painting Experience for:
- MFT, LCSW, LPCC and LEP by CAMFT (California Board of Marriage and Family Therapists)
- RN by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
- Fee: $25.00
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The Art of Living's cancellation policy will apply to your registration. For details, click here
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There are several airports within driving distance from the Art of Living Retreat Center:
Travel Directions to Art Of LIving Retreat Center: Traveling by PLANE, SHUTTLE, UBER, RENTAL CAR OR BUS
Plane: By air, the best connections to Art Of Living Retreat Center are from:
- Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC (100 miles)..
- Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) in Johnson City, TN (80 miles)
- Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, NC (110 miles)
Shuttle: The Hickory Hop shuttle goes from Charlotte airport to Boone five times daily. The cost is $90 per person. Please mention you are going to the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone. Reservations are required, so please book ahead by contacting them directly. (828) 327-2340
Bus:The Mountaineer Express goes from Boone to Charlotte at 9:25am and from Charlotte to Boone at 6pm daily. Please check their schedule for current timings. To reach the Charlotte bus stop, you can take the Cat5 airport express. Once you arrive in Boone, you can take an Uber to the center.
Uber: Uber has arrived in Boone. It is often possible to take an Uber from Charlotte airport all the way to the center’s reception. This is a very cost-effective option when traveling with friends or family.
Car Rental: Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, Hertz, National and Budget all offer car rentals at Charlotte airport. Please contact the rental company directly for pricing.
Art Of Living Center recommends that you do not use your GPS for driving directions, as many roads are incorrectly marked in the navigation system and inputting our address will take you on a wild ride. Instead, we recommend using Google maps. Many prefer to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway route only May through October since.