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