HOT YOGA, COOL PEOPLE, GREAT FOOD, NEW FRIENDS, NATURE, POOL, CAVES, & KAYAKING

From: Hargobind Khalsa 
CASA OM POTOMAC 
February 21, 2022 

We weren't poor growing up. But we weren't rich either. The late 90's were good to us though and my mother took us on our first vacation in Mexico. I was 17 and we went to an all inclusive resort at the beach. There was free booze and endless unhealthy food. 

I never met anyone new. I had no idea about the local culture and customs. I never met the staff. I was bored. I left lethargic, with no memories or new stories to tell. I didn't learn anything and I didn't grow as a human. I left thinking there must be a better way. 


At the same time, inspired by my schooling in India I was delving deep into yoga practice. Learning philosophy, mantras, yoga poses, meditation, rituals, and new habits. I was loving this. With skyrocketing depression, loneliness, and anxiety across society, I sensed this practice must be part of the solution. 

Since humans began walking the planet, we have yearned for travel, growth, and wisdom. The yoga retreat concept was the perfect way to fulfill those human needs. That's why we built Casa Om Potomac. Because we found this is a better way to vacation.



CASA OM POTOMAC IS A CURATED YOGA RETREAT EXPERIENCE 

HERE'S WHAT WE OFFER

  • ‚Äč‚ÄčPrivate Yoga Mansion:¬†Built by yoga people for yoga people¬†
  • ‚Äč12 bedrooms (10 for¬†you), 14 bathrooms: Designed with hand carved furniture from India with comfort in mind ¬†
  • Massage Room: We have a great massage therapist!
  • ‚ÄčState of the art hot yoga room: Built in the Chad Clark style with amazing heat and humidity. We are fully stocked with mats, towels, blankets, and blocks.¬†
  • ‚ÄčPool: Great for the summer months!
  • ‚ÄčHot Tub: Fun all year round especially after our Wim Hoff style Ice baths¬†
  • ‚ÄčAncient Caves: The famous Indian River Cave is on our property and Whitings Neck Cave is nearby. This is a very special experience to explore and its epic for meditation and mantra chanting.¬†
  • ‚Äč63 Acres of forest and fields with trails: Exploring the land is so healing and important to our well being.¬†
  • ‚ÄčPotomac River Access:¬†The sweeping views of the river are spectacular. With a light hike, you can head down to the river for kayaking or swimming as well. The more adventurous can kayak across to the C & O canal.¬†¬†
  • ‚ÄčVegetarian Kitchen: Our chefs care deeply about making delicious, nourishing, healthy meals to support your experience!
  • ‚ÄčBon Fire Area: Roast¬†marshmallows, tell stories, and star gaze in the vast open sky¬†
  • ‚ÄčJust 90 Miles from Washington DC: Conveniently located far enough from the city but accessible for a short trip. Fly into Dulles, BWI, or Reagan National and you can be on site in about 90 minutes.¬†

"IT'S NICE TO THE BE STAR. SOMETIMES IT'S BETTER TO BE THE SKY ." HARGOBIND KHALSA


10 BED/ 10 BATH ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU  

WE LOVE ALL YOGA BUT REALLY KNOW HOT YOGA 

It was our dream to build a beautiful hot yoga room that over looked the Potomac River.  We often see bald eagles, cardinals, blue jays, and geese fly by when we practice. The sunsets and sunrises create the most exquisite warm colors. The view is one of the most enchanting elements of the yoga here. 
  • Reznor Heater: Easily brings the room to 105 degrees
  • ‚ÄčSteamovap Humidifier:¬†Raises humidity quickly to 40% and beyond
  • Great Insulation:¬†Minimizes energy use while also creating a great environment to practice in¬†
  • ‚ÄčProps: We have mats, hot yoga towels, blocks and straps
  • ‚Äč1000 Square foot room: ¬†Holds 40 people easy
  • ‚ÄčFans and lots of windows: To cool things down and great fresh air. *There is no AC in this room*
  • ‚ÄčPotomac River Views: Expansive views and wind off the river is so refreshing¬†

AFTER A GREAT YOGA CLASS, IT'S SO REFRESHING TO HIT THE POOL 

PEOPLE LOVE OUR HOT TUB AFTER WIM HOFF STYLE ICE BATH

Find your inner power, confidence and strength. Then relax, reflect and grow. These smiles are earned.

INDIAN RIVER CAVE IS SPECTACULAR 

For thousands of years, yogi's traveled to Himalayan caves for meditation, prayer and ritual. Ironically we have a cave on property known as Indian River Cave. 

For millenia, this was a major trading point with its secure location and easy access to the Potomac River. 

Formed over thousands of years, it's a chance for you to see total peace, silence, darkness and solitude.

YOU HAVE TO EXPLORE OUR TRAILS AND FOREST TOO 

63 acres of forest, open fields, river frontage and caves. We've hosted small festivals and camping. It's great for a short walk through nature or a long meditation. 



63 acres of forest, open fields, river frontage and caves. We've hosted small festivals and camping. 


It's great for a short walk through nature or a long meditation. 

THE POTOMAC RIVER IS VERY SPECIAL

Be sure to catch sunset and head out on a kayak

HEALTHY FOOD CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Our vegetarian kitchen is built with  love and  you in mind

We are second generation vegetarians who have tremendous experience with both vegan and meat eating diets. Our general belief is that we can make delicious wholesome meals for you in the vegetarian system while harming as few animals as possible. 

We are passionate about not only American inspired cuisine but also, Mexican, Lebanese, Thai and Indian. We love to bake, too! We accommodate most diets including gluten free and vegan.

BONFIRES BENEATH THE ENDLESS SKY

Warm your hands, gaze at the stars, tell stories and roast marshmallows around our fire pit. Hargobind leveled the area with an excavator. He'll tell you that story until you ask him to stop.

OUR MASSAGE THERAPIST IS TRAINED IN DEEP TISSUE & SWEDISH

Kelly deLong has have lived in beautiful Berkeley County, West Virgina for almost 20 years. She studied Sociology and Psychology at Shepherd University. In 2016, she completed the massage therapy program at James Rumsey. She received her West Virginia license in January of 2017, and has been practicing massage therapy ever since. She loves helping clients relax body and mind. She enjoys reading, gardening and crafting. She is a proud parent of a wonderful little girl.

AMERICAN SOCIETY IS FACING A MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH CRISIS 

Depression and loneliness is affecting so many people.

  • Fill the cup:¬†Most of us don't have someone in our lives saying, "You need to take some time to eat well, go to yoga, get a massage, and make new friends. Your potential is epic, if you invest in yourself". If we are empty, we cannot give to others.¬†
  • ‚Äč100% of us need this
  • We need times to eat healthy, stop doing drugs and put good stuff in our bodies.¬†
  • ‚ÄčNature:¬†We need to connect to sunrises, sunsets, forests, fields, the wind and the river.¬†
  • ‚Äč Friendships:¬†Bring perspective, support and fun into our lives¬†
  • ‚Äč New experiences:¬†Other people give us hope and optimism¬†
  • ‚Äč Community:¬†Brings a great sense of purpose.
OUR TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS ARE REALLY GOOD BECAUSE WE REALLY CARE  

We have over 50 x 5 star Reviews on Trip Advisor

Someone needs to add an extra star so the we can make this one a SIX Star Experience!~ Noah

I love Casa Om! This was my second visit to Casa Om Potomac, and my third Casa Om retreat experience. It never disappoints. Michelle

The owner carried my luggage up to my room himself, then took the time to bring me iced tea... I'm a birder and the first bird I saw was a Bald Eagle, flying the length of the river, hunting for fish---an immediate good sign. Debby


© Casa Om Potomac 2022
681 Carlyle Road Martinsburg WV 25404 
(703) 409 9446 
Potomac@casaom.com