381-Acre Mountaintop Retreat in Boone, North Carolina Becomes International Center for Peace and Well-Being

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New Center to Focus on Community Outreach and Education, Offer a Wide Variety of Wellness Programs including Meditation, Yoga, and Cultural Events

“Our vision is to create a world-class center that will offer holistic programs for physical, mental, and spiritual rejuvenation. We are privileged to have this opportunity at Boone," said Mr. Nilendu Srivastava, Director, VVM.

International Center for Peace and Well-Being today announced that it would be offering a variety of yoga, meditation, and wellness programs at the 381-acre mountaintop retreat facility in Boone, NC, formerly known as Forest Summit. The International Center will be working under the aegis of Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth (Institute for Vedic Sciences), which purchased the property on October 14, 2011.

The International Center will work in collaboration with The Art of Living Foundation, International Association for Human Values, and Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth (VVM) to offer programs for all ages including self-development programs for adults, corporate retreats, leadership development for young adults, summer camps for children as well as specialized programs for returning veterans and international cultural events at its new facility.

“Our vision is to create a world-class center that will offer holistic programs for physical, mental, and spiritual rejuvenation. We are privileged to have this opportunity at Boone and are committed to working with the local community and the university students. We feel that the students will greatly benefit from the programs not only in their personal life but also in advancement of their professional careers. We are also looking forward to working with the greater Boone community in the days to come,” said Mr. Nilendu Srivastava, Director, VVM.

In addition to the core offerings, the International Center also plans to host a Naturopathy Wellness Spa that will help restore balance and reawaken the body’s natural healing mechanisms. These treatments will complement the yoga and meditation techniques that will be offered as part of a comprehensive approach to healthy living.

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