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This weekend retreat put on jointly by Martha Pitcairn and Bronwen Mayer Henry will be an exploration of compassion, creativity, kindness, freedom and gentleness all in the context of a beautiful lake house setting in supportive community. 

The weekend will be filled with soul-nurturing time, space to breath, meditative painting sessions (yes! on BIG canvases), coaching sessions, group workshop time, connections with new friends, quiet moments by the lake and delicious healthy food

If you have the itching feeling that you could use more space to breathe, please attend. If you long to stretch and grow more into your own skin, please attend. If you want to explore a creative, spacious, kind part of yourself, please attend. If you want a break from the hard working, perfectionist side of you, please attend. If you aren't sure why and think maybe you are crazy to do so but you want to come, please attend. 

Schedule Overview

Friday October 19th
5-8pm Dinner soup/salad as you arrive and settle into the space
8pm Opening Session

Quiet Morning Breakfast & Free time (could be writing, painting, going on a walk etc.)
9am Morning session


Afternoon Session


Evening Session

Sunday, October 21st

Quiet Morning Breakfast & Free time (could be writing, painting, going on a walk etc.)
9am Morning Session
3pm Retreat Concludes

Note: There will be time to breathe! The main challenge will be choosing what restorative practice to pursue!

Included with your fee:

Lakefront Cottage Lodging (single rooms available for added cost, other rooms will be shared)
Meals & snacks
Painting supplies, including 30" x 40" Canvas

About the Lodging
Set along the beautiful lake wallenpaupack, the retreat center is a cozy cottage. Please note access to home and lake by stairs only.

How to register?

Space is limited. To save your spot please register here or send your deposit $100 to Martha Pitcairn (PO BOX 46 or by paypal to

Payment in full needed by October 1st, no refunds after this date.

What is Ignition Academy?
Ignition Academy was founded in 2013 by Martha Pitcairn. It is an energizing, non conformming experience of knowing and exploring yourself, surrounding yourself with supportive community and experiencing new environments and situations.

What is Open Heart Studio?
Open Heart Studio is a space to open to more creativity and kindness. Bronwen Henry has been leading studio sessions over the last year helping people to break through barriers to creativity and kindness. Open Heart Studio is not a painting class, it is meditative creative practice. Learn more.