Recovery 2.0 Retreat

Boone, North Carolina

June 29 – July 6, 2018

At the Art of Living Retreat Center the ashram of Indian Spiritual
Master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Yoga, Meditation, Recovery, Music, Dance and Merriment
in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  

Enter Your Name and Email To Apply

“My recovery has been marked by periods of rapid growth because of my regular attendance at intensive workshops, retreats, trainings, conferences, and festivals related to recovery, spirituality, and personal growth.”

– Tommy Rosen, Recovery 2.0 –

Discover What Is Possible

This reteat has one goal in mind…
Take your recovery and life to the next level
  • Sunrise yoga practices set to live music
  • Universal 12 Step meetings
  • Morning Vinyasa & Kundalini yoga class
  • Afternoon meditation and recovery workshops
  • Evening wisdom talks with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  • Delicious, organic food


Susy Schieffelin

Susy Schiefflin is a Sound Healer, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, and Sobriety Coach. Save To Favorites

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Dr. Erick Gordon

Dr. Erick Gordon is our Recovery 2.0 Director of Education. Erick was the founding director of Student Press Initiative at Teachers College, Columbia

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John Muraco

John has recently completed Recovery 2.0 Yoga Informed Coaching Program. He has been dedicated to a growing practice and wellness center in

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Jacqueline Kelsey

Jacqueline is a member of Recovery 2.0 and has completed the Recovery 2.0 Level 1 Yoga-Informed Coach Training Program. Save To Favorites

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Damon Crack

Damon is an outstanding human being on the path of discovery and recovery. He is a longstanding member of Recovery 2.0 and

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Yoga, Meditation, Recovery, Music, Dance and Merriment
in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  

Enter Your Name and Email To Apply


Q: What does it mean to be in recovery?

A: The journey to Art of Living is intended for people who identify as being in recovery from addictive substances or behaviors with at least 30 days of continuous sobriety at the time of application. All participants commit to avoiding the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other addictive substances during the program.

Q: What is the cost to attend?

A: $1,850 ($1,700 for Founding Lifetime Members) covers everything you will need once you arrive at the retreat center – including three delicious vegetarian meals a day.

Q: Can I smoke cigarettes and/or vape on this retreat.

A: No. There is no nicotine in any form allowed on this trip. On this journey, there’s no need for nicotine.

Q: Is yoga experience necessary?

A: Yes, you will want to have at least begun a practice of yoga. However, the yoga we teach, while challenging to each individual, will be accessible to practitioners at every level.

Q: Can I bring a partner or friend?

A: Absolutely! If you have a partner or friend who is also in recovery or who has supported you in your recovery, please ask them to apply and include your name in their application. Sharing this transformational week with someone close to you is such a gift.

Q: What is included in the price?

A: Your accommodations, all of your meals, all lectures, yoga, and retreat activities are included. You should not need to spend more than a few dollars in addition to this cost. If you would like to participate in Ayurvedic spa services, art programs, or purchase incidentals, these are available a la carte.

Q: What is not included in this price?

A: Your transportation to and from The Art of Living (air and ground), snacks, bookstore purchases, spa services, and incidentals.

Q: What is the weather like?

A: June in the Blue Ridge Mountains is very comfortable, with highs in the mid to upper 70’s and lows in the mid 50s.

Q: What should I bring?

A: Yoga clothing, walking shoes, slip on shoes and your camera! Please bring a yoga mat if you have one..

Q: What are the accommodations like?

A: We are staying in retreat-style rooms at the retreat center. Bathrooms are located inside each unit, and towels are provided. You are guaranteed your own bed, and will be placed in a single-gender lodging option with one or two other participants. If you are coming with friends you would like to lodge with (regardless of gender) please connect with the Director of Journeys.

Q: Is it possible to stay off site?

A: Locals with proof of residency are permitted to join as a “commuter.” However, all participants are encouraged to stay on site to participate fully in all program activities and unplanned social opportunities.

Q: Are there places to stay before and after?

A: It may be possible to stay at The Art of Living for a personal retreat before or after this trip. Please contact the property directly to inquire.

Q: How do I get there?

A: The Art of Living has a page with helpful tips whether you are flying or driving in. Click here for all of the details.

Q: What is The Art of Living?

A: The Art of Living Retreat Center was founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a spiritual master from India, to facilitate the self-development of visitors who seek to cultivate a stress-free life. Through a combination of meditation and yoga techniques, as well as Ayurvedic treatments and art programs, visitors find inner reservoirs of energy and peace.

Q: Who is Sri Sri Ravi Shankar?

A: Born and trained in India in both Vedic and Western techniques, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is one of the foremost sought-after teachers of ancient yogic and meditation techniques. He has dedicated his life and teachings to inspire people everywhere to unify and promote conflict resolution, mediation, and non-violence everywhere.