We resist the unknown, cling to our old identity, and feel the lack of safety in the unknown. This stands in the way of creating something new for ourselves, of offering our meaningful work, and of playing and finding joy in the unknown. But what if we could find the sacredness in this space?

We’re creating a powerful Art of Letting Go Retreat experience in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, this October 19 - 21

The  retreat will include:

  • Connection, wonder, and play in the unknown — connect with an incredible group of people, all dedicated to creating change in the world, just like you
  • A training method for finding the opportunity of staying and finding meaning in the unknown
  • Teachings on why and how we cling
  • Reflections to get present to the impact of this clinging
  • Practice in creating in the unknown
  • Creating sacred ritual for uncertainty & focus
  • Experiences designed to break us through our old patterns, into possibility
  • A gorgeous retreat center in the mountains of North Carolina, with accommodation and spaces surrounded by lush nature
  • All meals included:  fresh, healthy cuisine crafted by a chef
  • Training with Leo — a world class expert in mindful fearlessness and shifting our ingrained patterns

This is more than a getaway retreat. This is an adventure, with a group of people putting ourselves into uncertainty out of service for what we’d like to create in the world.

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”

— Rumi

  • Accommodations in our double occupancy retreat rooms
  • Complimentary wifi throughout the retreat center
  • Housekeeping service
  • Access to nature via private nature trails and well-being inspired facilities and amenities throughout the retreat area.


  • 3 daily family style earth-to-plate full breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • The kitchen is dedicated to consciously sourcing many ingredients grown on the land, and talented local chefs prepare delicious and creative meals that are sure to keep you fueled and happy
  • We will happily accomodate special requests and can cater to many different dietary requirements such as vegetarian and vegan, as well as gluten and lactose intolerances


  • It's so important to have a  group of high-performing leaders  and growth seekers who are committed to supporting each other’s transformation
  • The experiences will be crafted to create connection, despite our favorite tendencies
  • Many of our previous retreat attendees continue to connect with their cohort post-retreat, with individual meet-ups all over the world

A Wolf Pack to Run With

Training with Leo Babauta


  • Your flight from your home to Boone, North Carolina (and back)
  • Transfers to and from the airport to the property are not included — we'll share shuttle and rideshare options available once you sign up
  • Meals and beverages like coffee are included, but additional items like smoothies may be available at your discretion and expense
  • Spa treatments you might book
  • We have designed this intensive to be as all-inclusive as possible. Your flight to North Carolina is not included, but once you get to the retreat center, we will take care of you from there
  • Live training with Zen Habits' Leo Babauta, leading expert on fearlessness training and shifting habitual patterns

Full price:


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What about COVID-19 restrictions? 

The world has learned to navigate increased uncertainty, and this Art of Letting Go Retreat is an invitation to continue to practice with that. We are not placing any Covid restrictions (like masking). However, we are asking all attendees to voluntarily take an over the counter Covid test within 48 hours of your arrival at the retreat center. We ask that you do not come to the retreat if you test positive for Covid.

2. What happens after I purchase?

Once you purchase your spot, you are booked! We'll send you emails soon with the information you need to prepare for your journey to the retreat.

3. Are the rooms shared with roommates? 

Yes, included in the price of the intensive is a double occupancy room shared with a roommate — a fellow retreat participant. 

4. Will there be Internet available?

Yes, there is wifi available throughout the premises … that said, we invite you to disconnect for as much of the time you’re with us. Disconnect so that you can connect with others, be present on the property, and get the full retreat experience. Work and messages will wait for you!

5. How many people will be allowed to attend? 

This intensive will be capped at 50 participants — but about 20 of the spots will be held for Fearless Mastery mastermind members and alumni.  Given the limited spots, we encourage you to dive in as soon as you can, before the retreat fills up.

6. What’s your refund policy? 

Since there is limited space, we ask that you ONLY reserve a spot if you’re ready to dive in. There are no refunds, in service of your commitment to transformation. 

7. Have more questions? Contact us! 

You can email us at hello@zenhabits.net if you have questions.

Are you ready to create what's next for you?

What's Included?

If you could truly let go,

what would you create?

The Art of Letting Go Retreat — with Leo Babauta from Zen Habits

North Carolina, October 2023

Hear Directly From Other Leaders  

Steve, Diane, and Diana share about the powerful experiences they had in a recent Zen Habits retreat, what it's like to work with Leo, and the power of training combined with community

Steve Miller


Diane Tuscher-Ancede

creator, musical writer

Diana Guzmán Caro

primatologist, non-profit leader

What's Not Included?


Start: October 19, 2023 - 4pm ET

End: October 21, 2023 - 12noon ET

Note: You're welcome to arrive earlier in the day on the 19th at the retreat center to enjoy the nature surrounding the property, take a stroll on the labyrinth, or explore treatments available at the wellness spa. Your bags can be held at reception.


Art of Living Center, North Carolina

Set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains —the perfect place to be on retreat.

Are you ready to dive in?

Join us in the Art of Letting Go Retreat. Secure Your Spot

Limited spaces available. 

Secure your place by registering today.

Venue Overview Video

The Art of Letting Go Retreat, North Carolina 2023

Scenes from Our Previous Zen Habits Retreat