Top winner of USA Today's Readers' Choice Award for the Best Health & Wellness Resorts in America (August 2016).
Seated high in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the Art of Living Retreat Center and Ayurvedic Spa provides a beautiful, inviting place for all people to deepen their spiritual practice.
Founded by renown humanitarian leader and spiritual teacher Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, our center offers Art of Living courses and hosts programs taught by other spiritual leaders and organizations from around the world. We also welcome individuals seeking good company, as well as those seeking space and sweet solitude.
Our guests have the opportunity to enjoy guided meditation, yoga, philosophy workshops, spa treatments, group ceremonies, celebrations, nature walks, and much more. With breathtaking natural beauty, knowledgable staff and harmonious architecture, our center offers a wondrous opportunity to nurture your body, mind and spirit -- and to discover the joy of life.