Journey Into The Spiritual Heart of Yoga Casa Om Potomac, West VirginiaOctober 25th - 27th, 2019
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About the Retreat
Some think of yoga as exercise and form, while others think in terms of mindfulness and mental rigor. These are only the entry points into the vastness that is you. Your yoga practice goes infinitely beyond physical activity or the opportunity to work through emotional stress and psychological challenges. It offers a way to reach deeper into the nature of your experience and sensation – the ability to touch your own vastness.
A yoga retreat allows you the focus and space to open up to your body’s subtle sensations and discover a limitless new world within. Take a break with us from distractions that deplete your energy and reconnect with your heart and Spirit. You will return home refreshed and revitalized with a deeper connection to your Self.
Open to all levels of yoga and meditation practice. All classes and workshops also count toward Continuing Education Credit for Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers.
A tentative outline of the daily schedule – final schedule will be provided at the retreat
6:00-6:30pm Welcome & Introductions
8:00-9:00pm Bedtime Meditation & Gong
5:00-7:00am Special Sadhana 7:00am Coffee 7:30-8:30am Breakfast 8:30-9:30pm Free Time to Relax 9:30-11:30pm Workshop 12:00-1:00pm Lunch 1:00-2:00pm Free Time to Relax 2:00-5:00pm Workshop 6:30-8:00pm Dinner
5:00-7:00am Special Sadhana 7:00am Coffee 7:30-8:30am Breakfast 9:00-11:00pm Workshop 11:00am Checkout
About the teacher
Kartar’s passion is to create experiences by which people can learn. He loves to make doing yoga an experience of living, a moment in time. He’s a trained and certified KY teacher and KY teacher trainer who has been practicing and studying KY since the early 70’s. He loves it because it’s a path of physical yoga, and much more—it’s really a path for those who want to get growing.
Friends will tell you that he’s in love with everything spiritual— everything that has to do with letting out the Spirit, the smile, the joy, the heart and soul of the person. He’s used all kinds of spiritual teachers and teachings to learn. He would say that “if you cannot be a teacher to yourself, then you have nothing to share with others.”
Kartar is by nature a quiet person, a meditator and a mediator, one in whose presence those who can’t find a way to cooperate with difference could do that.
His principal teacher is Yogi Bhajan and his love is to learn the depth of Kundalini Yoga. Once when he went to visit YB, he told him “you have an angel that sits on your right shoulder. You earned it. When you walked in that angel blew itself up big and told me to tell you ‘if you don’t start teaching I should stand you up on your head’”. Kartar started teaching.
Yogi Bhajan once said—“when people meet Kartar they won’t know what to make of him. And after they get to know him they will never forget him.”
Masuda Mohamadi (Sat Meher)
Masuda Mohamadi is a graduate of Anodea Judith’s Sacred Center Program and is the founder and director of Radiance Yoga studio in Alexandria, Virginia. In her classes, Masuda creates a warm and inviting space for students to relax, laugh, expand their awareness, discover their power, and connect with their creative essence. She finds yoga to be a powerful tool in experiencing peace, healing, and transformation. Masuda leads workshops and retreats around the world on Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and the Chakras.
Masuda is a Professional Level Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer and 500-hour level RYT. She first discovered Kundalini Yoga while teaching writing and outdoor living skills at the Mountain Institute in West Virginia in 2002. She became devoted to the practice and finished her first teacher training in 2004. She also completed her prenatal teacher training at Golden Bridge yoga center in New York. Yogi Bhajan, master of Kundalini Yoga, gave her the spiritual name Sat Meher Kaur which means “True Blessing and True Compassion.”
Masuda holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, both from George Mason University. She has been published in The Washington Post Magazine and featured in National Geographic Magazine.
Beautifully furnished with unique antiques from India, Casa Om sits on 60 picturesque acres looking out at the Potomac in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Get ready to renew, refresh and relax, enjoy delicious organic vegetarian meals, and experience a wonderful blend of West Virginia river country hospitality and a classical Indian yoga experience. Open to all levels of yoga and meditation practice.
Double Rooms with Twin Beds
Couples or Double Rooms with King Bed & Couch Bed
There are four cost options available.
Single Room – $650 per person early bird or $699 after September 25
Double Room (twin beds) – $499 per person early bird or $550 after September 25
Double Rooms (king bed & couch bed) – $499 per person early bird or $550 after September 25
$250 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration. Remaining payment due on October 11.
Yoga retreat pricing above includes: accommodations, organic vegetarian meals, one meditation and gong session, two morning sadhanas and three workshops.
Transportation not included. It is a 2-hour drive from Old Town Alexandria. Upon Registration you will receive directions, packing list and more.
No refunds will be issued for your deposit. No refunds for your balance will be issued unless your space can be filled with someone from the waiting list. NO credits or refunds will be issued if cancellation is received within one month of the event. If we must cancel due to insufficient enrollment, your deposit and paid balance will be refunded fully.