Qi Weekend June 1-4, 2023

June 1-4
The Art of Living Retreat Center

Qi Weekend is Back!

June 1-4, 2023

 We’re going to the peaceful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC. It’s time for our Tao of Healing community to come back together. We have many new students to welcome and old friends to embrace.

You will love this place!  Surrounded by Nature, we’ll interact with Grand Master Lu while seated in a giant Bagua formation.  We’ll start and end each day with Qigong practices followed by group discussions/activities.  Oh and did we tell you about locally sourced meals in the dining hall?

Looking Back

As many know prior to Covid, these weekends were a source of inspiration; a time to deeply hone skills and develop friendships. It’s often when students have that aha moment and recognize how their beliefs have changed.

Qi weekend is open to currently registered Tao of Morning Qigong students only.  If space allows we will open to non-students.

(Non-students are defined as those who are not currently registered in Tao of Morning Qigong class but have previously registered or are in the current Winter Seasonal program.)

Registration for Tao of Healing Students: $325.00

Non-students: $399.00

In general Master Lu suggests that married couples or those who have been living together for a long period, should room separately on Qi weekends. This way you break your normal routine and pattern.

Two-Step Registration

1
Register with Tao of Healing NOW or wait until March 15th.

As a courtesy, we will contact anyone who has reserved a room but not paid the registration fee. 

2
Book your room directly at the all-inclusive Art of Living Retreat Center.

We have a limited amount of rooms so please reserve your rooms now.

Accommodations and Registration

The Art of Living, 639 Whispering Hills Road  Boone, NC 28607 

 Phone: 800-392-6870

Guests may choose a Hotel Room (2 Full, 1 Queen, or 1 King Bed(s)) with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains or a Retreat Room (1, 2, or 3 Twin Beds). Every room has its own private bathroom and free WiFi. Rates are shown including tax, and meals.

All-inclusive rates per night are as follows:

  • Hotel Room (Single): $283.66
  • Hotel Room (Double): $236.66
  • Retreat Room (Single): $250.66
  • Retreat Room (Double): $207.00
  • Retreat Room (Triple): $182.00

Rates shown include meals, and tea breaks (Thursday evening to Sunday Lunch). Additional nights can be added; however, you must attend the full retreat June 1-4.

What are the check in and check out times?

Check in  on Thursday, June 1, at 4:00 PM. Check out Sunday, June 4, by 11:00 AM. Lunch is included on Sunday.

Common Questions

Can I designate a roommate?

Yes, when you register the prompt will state, a roommate will be assigned to you.  The next prompt will allow you to add the persons name to your reservation.

Can My Child Attend?

Yes, we love families. While Tao of Healing does not charge a fee for children, Art of Living does. Rates as follows:

Age and Fees

  • 0-4: no charge
  • 5-11: $125.16 per night and this rate includes tax.
  • 12 and above: full rate as an adult.

Please contact them directly for more information.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Any cancellations must be made within 14 days of the arrival date. Refunds will not be made (for deposits or bookings) after that time.

What can I expect in terms of meals?

All meals are vegetarian and locally sourced. They are served buffet-style three times per day. Many of the fruits and vegetables on your plates are grown in on-site gardens. The Art of Living Retreat Center does not serve meat products. Meat should not be eaten in any public place on the retreat center grounds. 

Is the entire Qi weekend really all-inclusive, or will there be additional fees?

Yes! When you book your room, all meals and room fees will be included. If you choose to add a class or spa treatment offered by the Art of Living Retreat Center after Qi weekend is complete, additional costs may be incurred. Please speak to the retreat center regarding scheduling and applicable costs.

Besides meals, what does the Art of Living Retreat Center provide?

The retreat center provides access to hiking trails, labyrinth, gardens, and a bonfire on Saturday evenings. Daily parking is included for all overnight guests. Hotel room guests receive access to the fitness room and steam room in the Shankara Ayurveda Wellness Center. 

I’d like to extend my weekend and explore the area. What is Boone, NC like?

Boone has miles of scenic walking and hiking trails, serene lakes, historic sites, horseback riding, whitewater rapids, and kayaking spots. The Art of Living Retreat Center also offers multiple activities that are available at a separate rate. 

How do I get to Art of Living Retreat Center?

The Art of Living Retreat Center is located 2 hours from Charlotte, NC. 

If you are traveling by plane, you may choose to fly into the following airports:

  • 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)

Once you arrive in the Charlotte area, the following transportation options will help get you to the retreat center. Driving directions can be found at this link.

Car rentals: Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, Hertz, National and Budget are available at Charlotte airport. 

Uber: If you are not interested in renting a car, you may take an Uber from Charlotte airport to the retreat center. 

Shuttles: The Hickory Hop Shuttle ($90/person) goes from Charlotte airport to Boone five times daily. Reservations required: 828-327-2340. Please mention you are going to the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone. 

Public 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.

Can I carpool with someone?

Yes, we have set-up a Facebook page for anyone looking to share rides.  Interact with one another on that page only.  Cristina Abella Rackers will monitor the page however it is up to you to make your arrangements. Facebook

Is there anything else I should know?

The Art of Living Retreat Center is a family-friendly property. Children are welcome but must be supervised at all times. Pets are not allowed on site. The retreat center prohibits the use of alcohol, drugs, or tobacco in any public space.  

A Blast from Qi Weekends Past!

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