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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 oceanfront home 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 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. 

Martha Pitcairn is founder of Ignition Academy helping women to break through barriers to coming alive. Bronwen Mayer Henry is founder of Open Heart Studio helping people to step into a compassionate and creative practice.

Schedule Overview

Friday February 22nd 2019
5-6:30pm Dinner soup/salad as you arrive and settle into the space
6:45 pm Opening Session

Saturday February 23rd
Quiet Morning Breakfast & Free time (could be writing, painting, going on a walk etc.)
9am Morning session


Afternoon Session


Evening Session

Sunday, February 24th

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!


$400 per person
Discount: Sign up with a friend, you each save $25 and we'll hold a room for you together.
Splurge: Want your own room? $600

Included with your fee:

Oceanfront Beach House Lodging (single rooms available for added cost, other rooms will be shared)

Meals & snacks

Painting supplies, including 30" x 40" Canvas, acrylic paints.

About the Lodging

A gorgeous ocean front home in Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Island, New Jersey. 

How to register?

Space is limited. To save your spot and for payment options please RSVP (bronwen.henry@gmail.com).

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

What is Ignition Academy?
Ignition Academy was founded in 2013 by Martha Pitcairn. It is an energizing, non conforming 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.