Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions about directions to the Centre, transportation options, and what to expect upon arriving at the International Art of Living Centre. If you have any other questions, please contact us.

Is the Centre open year-round?

Yes, though less courses are offered in February.

How far is the Centre from Montreal?

The Centre is situated two hours (150 km/93 miles) east of Montreal, near the village of Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc in the pristine Mauricie countryside. Plan your trip to ensure that your transportation to and from the Centre is as smooth as possible.

Driving directions can be found below:
GPS Instruction: 13 chemin du lac blanc
(or 1151 chemin Saint-Marc; neighbor from the main entrance).
Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, QC, G0X 1N0

Is there a shuttle from the airport to the Centre?

When possible, the Centre will provide transportation to and from Trudeau International Airport (formerly known as Montreal Dorval Airport). The fee is to be checked with us.

What should I pack?

Please bring slippers for inside the buildings plus soap and bath towels.
For the summer, along with your clothing and toilletries, we also suggest you bring a flash light, raincoat and mosquito repellent.
Winters are cold and so a warm chawl, winter coat, insulated boots, warm socks, hat and gloves or mittens are a must.

What kind of food is provided during events?

Delicious vegetarian food is prepared fresh for each meal. Please let us know upon your arrival if you have any food allergies/restrictions.