Casa Om Potomac
Aug 31 – Sept 3, 2023
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Whether its leaning into how to have tough boundary setting conversations, take the leap towards the life of your dreams, expose your truth and vulnerability; you will leave this week with a tool kit that is both generous spirit and applicable.
I believe the mind and the body are one; what we do to one affects the other.
Thats why this week will feature 2 daily yoga classes, 1 daily group coaching session, (1:1 sessions are available for additional purchase) daily meditation and breath work, healthy meals that fuel your mind and body, journal writing sessions and more!
Everyone will arrive the evening of Thursday, August 31st to get settled and meet fellow attendees.
During the week ahead, we’ll unpack your deepest desires (and blocks) during group coaching sessions.
In addition to our group coaching sessions, should you want to personalize your experience you will have the option purchase 1:1 sessions with me on site during the group free time for a special rate of $100.
Checkout Sunday, September 3rd by noon feeling invigorated and ready to take action!
Karissa is a RYT YACEP 500 hour ashtanga, iyeanger, life power and trauma informed yoga instructor – and ICF certified life coach – who has shared her gifts at venues such as Wanderlust Festivals and SXSW.
Karissa fell in love with the practice of yoga by way of a skiing injury, and took it as a sign that the Universe was telling her she needed to slow down and breathe. As a lifelong athlete, she most resonates with an intense yet invigorating practice that makes her students feel empowered to tackle life with strength, tenacity, and resilience both on and off of their mat.
She is passionate about the true healing power of yoga and its byproduct – the gift of coming home to oneself. She believes that yoga possesses the ability to save lives because she has seen how it has not only transformed hers, but countless others.
Karissa plans to take you on a transformative journey by way of combination of all of her skill sets and certifications. In her yoga class you don’t just get a teacher, you get someone who is attuning your nervous system and helping to expand what is possible while demystifying your limiting beliefs via her coaching training, all while you heal the trauma stored in the fascia of your tissues.
She takes her positive psychology toolkit and leads you through the evidenced based work of pioneers like Barbara Frederickson and Caroline Miller. She’ll be not only guiding you through breathwork meditation and yoga, but journal prompts bound to assist you in getting unstuck. These prompts will be a powerful catalyst for growth that both Karissa and Tia will help you unpack during group.
Dr. Albia’s background in mental health stemmed from a passion to bring culturally-competent resources, interventions, and assessments to racial and ethnic minorities, with an additional focus on assessment and treatment of trauma in those communities.
Past clinical work includes Safe Shores DC Children’s Advocacy Center, Children’s National Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, and the Virginia Treatment Center for Children.
Dr. Albia obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and is eager to share her experiences in bilingual neuropsychological evaluations, culturally-competent treatments and interventions, and integrative health care/consultation-liaison.
Imagine your traditional vinyasa style flow class, but only semi-guided, giving the advanced practitioner time to free flow on their own and find play and permission in their practice. Karissa will guide you on a journey through the doorways of her vinyasa class such as sacred space, ignite the spirit, light the fire, stoking your logs, etc; walking you through each sequence several times before setting you free to play on your own. All while dancing, playing and flowing to some serious beats. All levels welcome.
Think of your traditional ashtanga primary series (usually 3 hours) condensed down to 60-75 minutes. This class is fully guided – follow the yoga, and use your breathe as your music.
Did you know it takes 3-5 minutes for the brain to communicate to your fascia that it is safe to begin to release? This is the rationale behind yin. We hold postures for at least 3 -7 minutes because only at the 3 minute marker do we even begin to heal our fascia. Expect to melt onto your mat. To find your parasympathetic, rest and digestive nervous system, and ease into a homecoming of rest and relaxation. All levels welcome. Music is chosen to calm the nervous system – to put us into our parasympathetic and, though not guaranteed (but likely), to be drooling on your mat by the end.
Bottom line, Karissa excels at helping you get out of your own way between you and whatever your goal may be. – Caitlin, California
More than anything, Karissa showed me that everything I wanted for myself was already within me. – Chelsi, Texas
Karissa saw me and heard me and was able to help me get out of my head and into my life. – Erin, California
Working with Karissa was a pivotal point in my life turning around... She gave me my power back. – Katie, Colorado
I wouldn't want anyone else to be by my side cheering me on than such a committed and passionate soul as Karissa. – Mari, Washington D.C.
I attended Tia and Karissa’s Empowerment Workshop in July, 2023 and was so thankful for the opportunity to breathe, meditate, journal and be vulnerable in a safe space. I left feeling hopeful and optimistic knowing I have the power to make meaningful choices in my journey to be the best version of myself. I am looking forward to joining them for one of their upcoming retreats. – Julie, Montana
Karissa will provide:
All meals are included with the option to have a guided yogic meal experience.
Yes, there is a massage therapist on site whom you can book during your free time, or you have the option to purchase additional 1:1 coaching sessions with Karissa.
Karissa has designed this to be a small retreat experience, therefore space is limited to 23 participants.
The room breakdown for the retreat is as follows:
You will have the opportunity to complete your booking and choose your room type during your pre-retreat interview with Karissa, scheduled during the application process.
No, bedding will be provided by Casa Om, as well as fresh towels daily.