This is my friend Bill Klarr cooking up some yummy macrobiotic food in my kitchen. We had such a good time, we decided that we should hold a retreat and offer a weekend of Macro food (& how to lessons) Yoga, QiGong and healing sessions. We decided to do it on February 16th & 17th, 2013! We have various prices and options to choose from. Please call or email me to figure out which option works best for you. This is going to fill up fast so call now!     860 248-3147 or





Andrew is putting in the organic gardens!
When we first began even thinking about creating our mountain home, part of the vision was to be able to share our dream come true with others. Now, that vision is becoming a reality. The apartment above the garage will soon be finished and we can invite others to come, stay with us, and have the opportunity to spend time on the mountain, have a private Yoga class, meditation, a massage, two organic meals prepared for you a day, and much more! I am so excited that we are Living the Dream and will soon be able to share that with you. Stay tuned, check back to see the progress, and please contact me with questions or advanced reservations! Peace, and be well.

YOGA and ART: A Day Long Retreat

A Day of Stress-Relief, Relaxation and Self-Discovery though Process Art

A day of Yoga and Art at the Bantam Borough Hall in Bantam, CT on Sunday June 5th 2011 from 9am – 4pm. The day will begin with a 3 hour yoga class taught by Nancy Opgaard, a break for lunch and relaxation followed by an afternoon of Process Art lead by Pamela Hochstetter. Process Art is a visual way to surrender to the moment. No previous art training is necessary. Just come equipped with openness for a fresh, new experience. You will be encouraged to play with tempera paint on large paper in a judgment-free zone. The pure pleasure of the creative process in applying the paint and your awareness of that activity is emphasized. It’s an excellent vehicle for self-expression, self-discovery and relaxation. Be sure to bring an appetite for inner freedom. The cost for the day-long retreat is $100 and pre-registration is required.

Nancy Opgaard began practicing yoga in 1983 at the Wushu Academy of Physical Fitness in N.Y.  She took her first Yoga Teacher Training with Ruth Bender and received her certification as a Yoga Instructor. She went on to study with Mary Dunn, including two years of Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training. In 1998, she took Ashtanga/Power Yoga Teacher Training with Beryl Bender Birch & Thom Birch.

Pamela Hochstetter is a life-long practicing artist and process art facilitator.  She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School and a BS in art and education, summa cum laude, from Western CT State University.  Pamela learned process art methods from Jane Gross, MA, LCSW, and has been teaching process art approaches to individuals and groups for nine years.

  • For more information call or email Nancy Opgaard at: 860 248-3147

Well, that was fun! Who wants another retreat? I’m open to suggestions …….

2 Responses to Retreats

  1. Nancy Cullen says:

    Hi, I went to your yoga classes in 1996 -2000 in Newtown off and on. Have also met Pamela in 1999 and saw her art in Newtown. I am really sorry I missed this! Please email me if you do another one. -Nancy (with changing last names….also) Wish you were closer to Newtown….

  2. nancyopgaard says:

    Hi Nancy, Nice to hear from you!
    I will put you on my email list & bug you with all I’m doing ☺

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