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A Retreat to Write Om About

April 12th - 14th, 2019

About the Retreat

Kami Stark and Paige Miller invite you to join them at Casa Om located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. The newly constructed Casa Om Potomac sits 1.5 hours outside of Washington, DC directly on the Potomac River. Kami and Paige will guide you through your daily practice without the distractions and hustle and bustle of the city in the background. Plan to practice, detox, refresh, laugh, unwind, and build depth and focus into your yoga. Sit in the library to read or journal, schedule a private lesson with one of the seasoned teachers on site, learn some vegetarian cooking, get to know your fellow practitioners outside of the hot room, indulge in a massage, challenge yourself to a hike, and keep us company around the evening fire. We are so looking forward to helping you make this a retreat to write OM about!

Sample Schedule:

  • 7AM – Coffee / Tea
  • 8AM – Yoga (90 minute Bikram class)
  • 10:30AM – Breakfast
  • 1PM-3PM – Hike / Hang / Massage
  • 4PM – Pure Power (60 minute vinyasa power yoga class)
  • 9PM – Meditation / Fire

About the teacher

Kami
I am a critical care trauma nurse in the burn ICU at Washington Hospital Center with the ambition to one day become a nurse practitioner or a nurse anesthetist. With medicine as a life-long passion, I thrive in the high-paced and high-intensity arena of an ICU. I have been practicing Bikram yoga for 10 years and I attended the Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles in 2013. I enjoy both practicing and teaching yoga as a means to provide a work/life balance. I practice yoga as a way to unwind and a way to indulge my body and mind; I teach yoga to help people learn how to use yoga as a primary way of bettering their mental and physical well-being. Outside of the hot room, you will find me loving on my wife, playing with our two kids, and squeezing the family dog, Gus. I am addicted to doing the daily crossword, knitting, and I love to bake.

kamistarkdc@gmail.com, 301-661-9661

Paige
I took my first Hot Yoga class in February 2010 in Falls Church, Va, USA. I was looking for a way to improve my flexibility but at the same time I still wanted to be challenged and get a good workout in. Hot Yoga sounded like the perfect mix and while I did receive both of these things, what I did not realize was the mental improvement that I would receive as well. The heat provided an extreme challenge and thus required strengthening not only of the body but also of the mind. This mental improvement not only served me during class, but outside of the hot room during everyday life as well.

I took up a consistent practice and was mostly able to do so thanks to a work study program offered by a local studio. I practiced consistently (2-5 days every week) for the next 6 years all the while entertaining the idea of going to teacher training. In addition to keeping me physically fit and providing incredible mental benefits, yoga also helped cure acute back pain I was suffering from on several different occasions. I wanted to become a teacher so that I could share this practice with others in hopes that it would be able to help them in the same way it so greatly helped me.

In 2016, I decided to leave my previous job in finance to travel the world for a year. It was at this time that I decided I should finally take the leap of faith and become a certified yoga instructor. In August 2016, I went to Pure Om Teacher Training at Casa Om in Puerto Morales, Mexico. Since training, I have primarily taught at studios in the Washington, DC metro area, but have also taught as a guest teacher at different studios around the world. While traveling, I taught one or two classes when passing through cities such as San Diego, California, Lisbon, Portugal, and Bangkok, Thailand. I also had the amazing experience of teaching several classes per week at a studio in Melbourne, Australia, while living there for 6 months. As a student, I have taken classes and further developed my personal practice in many different cities/towns worldwide, including: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Budapest, Hungary; Tel Aviv, Israel; Bagan, Myanmar; Pai, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Bali, Indonesia. As a teacher, I aim to encourage my students to work hard inside and outside of class. I strive to provide detailed dialogue with energy and enthusiasm to help them work hard during class. I also weave in quotes and share my own personal experiences in order to help students practice gratitude, live with courage, and act with kindness in order to find peace within and make the most out of this short life we have been given.

paigecmiller1@gmail.com, 703-303, 1020

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Pricing Options:

  • Room 1
    Features two twin beds from India along with an en suite bathroom. Perfect for two friends.
    $449 per guest (maximum of 2 persons)
  • Room 2
    Features two twin beds from India along with an en suite bathroom. Perfect for two friends.
    $449 per guest (maximum of 2 persons)
  • Room 3
    Features a beautifully carved King size bed from India along with a matching hand carved wood couch that can also be used as a bed. Bathroom is en suite and features a hand carved vanity with marble top and marble sink bowl. This room has great light and a nice view of the Potomac river.
    $599 per guest (maximum of 3 persons)
  • Room 4
    Features a queen bed from India along with a view of the courtyard and forest. The bathroom en suite also has a bathtub.
    $499 per guest (maximum of 2 persons)
  • Room 5
    Features a beautifully hand carved King size bed from India along with a matching hand carved wood couch that can also be used as a bed. Bathroom is en suite and features a hand carved vanity with marble top and marble sink bowl. This room has perhaps the best view in the house of the river.
    $599 per guest (maximum of 3 persons)
  • Room 6
    Features a queen bed and a courtyard view. Bathroom is en suite and features a hand carved vanity with marble top and marble sink bowl.
  • $499 per guest (maximum of 2 persons)
  • Room 7
    Features a beautifully hand carved King size bed from India. Bathroom is en suite and features a hand carved vanity with marble top and marble sink bowl.
  • $599 per guest (maximum of 2 persons)
  • Room 8
    Features a beautifully hand carved King size bed from India along with a matching hand carved wood couch that can also be used as a bed. Bathroom is en suite and features a hand carved vanity with marble top and marble sink bowl. There is a private balcony that can be used to catch excellent sunrises and sunsets. Additional beds can be added to this room should you want to sleep more people.
    $599 per guest (maximum of 5 persons)
  • Room 9
    Room 2 features two twin beds from India along with an en suite bathroom. Perfect for two friends. Bathroom is en suite and features a hand carved vanity with marble top and marble sink bowl.
    $449 per guest (maximum of 2 persons)
  • Room 10
    Room 2 features two twin beds from India along with an en suite bathroom. Perfect for two friends. Bathroom is en suite and features a hand carved vanity with marble top and marble sink bowl.
    $449 per guest (maximum of 2 persons)

Additional Pricing:

Day drop-in:

  • Friday evening: $75 (includes one yoga class and dinner)
  • Saturday: $125 (includes brunch, yoga, and dinner)
  • Sunday morning: $75 (includes morning yoga and brunch)

Massages:

  • 60 minute massage: $80
  • 26 & 2 Workshop with Siri Om: $80

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