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SPRING RETREAT. RE-BOOT YOUR CREATIVITY

April 24th - 27th, 2022

About the Retreat

Creativity, Finding Your Voice and Getting Better at Your Art and Craft.

This retreat is an opportunity for you to recharge, reflect and reconnect with your personal artistic voice and creativity. A mind, body, and spirit-lifting experience guaranteed to take your work to a new level! The intention of this retreat is to help you connect with your purpose, fire up your passion and get better at making your art.
Casa Om Potomac is the premier yoga retreat center on the east coast. Just a 90-minute drive from DC and situated on 65 wooded acres the center has breathtaking river views, hiking trails, and a private chef! Our Creative Play workshop is led by Bonnie, and yoga sessions by Casa Om’s certified instructors are designed for all levels of experience. Click here for details.
Gentle Yoga, exercise, healthy meals, and a breathtaking environment completely support our journey to connect with our creativity. Students will create artworks and studio studies that explore the emotional connection between you and your art. These exercises are guaranteed to take your work in new and exciting directions. You may even rediscover something wonderful about yourself and others you might have forgotten over the year + of Covid weirdness.

For anyone who attended our Autumn 2021 retreat, there will be some similarities, like the fantastic food and creative play exercises. Nonetheless, there will be lots of “new” including an entirely different finished art project.

As the premier Yoga Retreat on the east coast, Casa Om Potomac is a beautifully appointed estate home situated on 60 + acres along the Potomac River, hiking trails, swimming pool, hot tub, cold tub, jaw-dropping river views, and just a 90-minute drive from Washington, DC. There is kayaking, “spelunking” (caves), a nearby nature center with paved trails, and a peaceful, reinvigorating environment.

Our days begin and end with yoga and meditation. Private chef-prepared gourmet vegetarian meals, evening bonfires overlooking the river and private rooms with en-suite bathrooms are standard fare. Our yoga sessions will be led by Casa Om certified instructors, and all will be tailored to our student’s abilities and interests in mind. Yoga experience is not required nor is our participation.

Retreat Schedule:

Sunday, April 24, 4pm check in

  • After checking in and a tour of the grounds we will enjoy a meet and greet on the patio, take in an Indian Summer sunset followed by a gourmet vegetarian dinner.
  • After dinner a short workshop introduction and bonfire.

Monday & Tuesday, April 25 & 26

  • 7:30-10 am Continental breakfast: coffee, tea, fruit, and pastry
  • 8:30 am Yoga and outdoor activities as weather permits.10:30 am Brunch
  • 11:30 am Workshop with Bonnie: Finding Your Voice, Re-Booting Your Creativity and Getting Better at Your Craft.
  • 3:30 pm Free time, continue working in the studio, spend time in the library, go for a walk.
  • Tea, snacks, etc.
  • 5:00 pm Gentle stretching, meditation
  • 6:30 pm Dinner, conversation, workshop reflections
  • Evening optional studio time, bonfire

Wednesday, April 27

  • 7:30-10 am Continental breakfast: coffee, tea, fruit, and pastry
  • 8:30 am Yoga and outdoor activities as weather permits.
  • 10:30 am Brunch
  • 11:30 am Workshop wrap up, noon check out

All yoga and exercise activities are tailored to our group and are optional. This is a mind, body and spirit-lifting experience. Our time together will leave you feeling healthy, happy, clearheaded and re-focused. During workshop hours students can expect to have every question answered and your project(s) will be a wonderful reminder of the unique experience and environment at Casa Om.

The intention of this retreat is to help you find direction and purpose in your artwork, and perhaps rediscover something wonderful about yourself and others you may have forgotten. Surrounded by inspiration the natural beauty of the Casa Om property is the tip of the iceberg! Click here to take a look! Our workshop embraces the amazing surroundings and our workspace overlooks rolling hills and the Potomac River.

About Instructor

BONNIE FITZGERALD

Bonnie Fitzgerald is an artist, educator and author. She is a popular instructor of mosaic art and has taught hundreds of students throughout North America. She is the Resident Instructor of Mosaics for the Smithsonian Institution’s Studio Art Department in Washington, DC. A graduate of New College in Sarasota, Florida, Bonnie’s art studies focused on monumental sculpture and evolved into an interest in designing and creating large scale mosaic art. As an expert in the field Bonnie authored “300+ Mosaic Tips, Techniques, Templates and Trade Secrets”(Published by Trafalger Square, 2012), a technical guide offering instruction and tips on design, materials, tools and art projects. Over 50,000 copies are in print. A second book, “Bonnie Fitzgerald’s Guide to Mosaic Technique” was released in early 2015 and features artwork and expert advice from over 100 international mosaic artists. For the past 8 years Bonnie has been leading art-filled European Tours and teaches her signature one week workshop “Architectural Installations and Community Projects” at the Hacienda Mosaics in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico every January.

Accomodation

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 classical Indian yoga experience.

Register

At this writing pricing is set on 10 students, each having a single room. There is a supplement for river view rooms and discounts for shared rooms. Prices are per person. Rooms will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.

The workshop fee includes all accommodations, yoga and art and creative play instruction, meals and taxes. Staff gratuities are not included. Supplies for exercises included. A separate note will come to students regarding additional art supplies you may wish to bring.

Fee Structure:

$690 per person, double occupancy, no guarantee what room, if you are traveling alone we will match you with another student

$710 per person, guaranteed single, no guarantee what room

$790 per person, river view, single

$730 per person, river view, shared room

Rooms 1,2,9 & 10 sleep two, with twin beds.

Rooms 4 & 6 beautiful forest facing rooms

Rooms 3, 5, 7 & 8 river view and accommodate 2 people if desired

all rooms en suite bathrooms, and no shared beds unless you want to~

Deposits and Cancellation Policy:

At this writing we are accepting $200 deposits, this guarantees your spot in line regarding room assignments. Deposits are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Balance due February 1, 2021.

Prior to February 1, 2022, your refund will be less $100 administrative fee.

Between February 1 and April 10, refund less $200 administrative fee.

After April 10, sorry, no refunds.

If you prefer to make payments via check please drop a note and we will give you the home studio address bonnie@maverickmosaics.com

Note: Casa Om does not have public wifi, if you must have internet access then you will need to provide a personal hot spot. As a sacred space, Casa Om is a smoke-free, meat-free and alcohol-free environment.

You must be Covid vaccinated to attend this workshop. 2.5% discount for cash or check payments.