Your Body, Art and a Medieval Village in Italy

Our third trip to Casperia

Register quickly! 

Village Life and the Workshop
September 25th - October 1st, 2014
 Travel Details: 
The fee of $1750 includes: 

- 6-night, bed & fabulous breakfast (double occupancy, or single for additional fee) accommodation in the 15th century Forani Palazzo or a 13th century village house.

The seminar with Ute: 

In a beautifully renovated horse stable, and outdoors to dialogue with country-side, village buildings, and art.

Group excursion 

to experience centuries old exquisite art, buildings and country side. 



Not included in trip price:  

Remaining Meals: We may choose to cook in the Palazzo kitchen, or sample the village trattorias.


Airfare: Roundtrip airfare to Rome is not included.

Payments due: A non-refundable down payment of $250 is due NOW!!! The remaining trip balance of $1500 is due by July 15th, 2014. If you withdraw from the trip and you find a replacement for your spot, you will be refunded all but $100. 


Payments can be made by PayPal 

or by check payable to "UNERGI" and sent to:
Ute Arnold
PO Box 335
Pt. Pleasant, PA 18950

Contact Ute Arnold at:  


NOTE: Space is limited. Your reservation is complete after balance is paid.

Red Roof
Travel with us to Casperia, near Rome, an ancient hilltop village with views of olive groves, vineyards,
 and forest covered mountains.  Surrounded by a medieval wall, its winding streets are inaccessible to cars and help you "remember" bygone times in which traditions and customs are still preserved and celebrated.
You will be staying in 13th beautifully restored buildings, or a palazzo, and have your cappuccino or spaghetti puttanesca with heightened awareness of your newfound taste buds! Local wines, olive oil, fabulous pizza and deliciously stuffed ravioli await you. 

The Seminar
Your body, art & the medieval village will invite you to release your inner artist. With enlivened awareness, you will be able to respond artfully to the real and perceived challenges of your life. Ute will guide you to develop a way of expansive witnessing that in turn will inform you of life's exciting and new possibilities. 


Casperia Sunflower Retreat


Unergi Body-Psychotharapy

Prepare your receptive field to engage in what your body and the Italian landscape has to offer you. Experience your body's intended organic design. Discover profound rest, aliveness and sense of presence that will revitalize you and heighten your experience of the sights, sounds, and fragrances of Italia!
curling stairs
The medieval, 13th century structures and atmosphere of the village give you a unique feeling of being in a historic place in time gone-by. With Rome just one hour away, Casperia is a hilltop village where you can watch the changing scenery from every angle. The night sky is a star covered phenomenon not to be missed.  


... a gourmet meal with us for our dinner
 using ingredients straight out of local
 organic gardens.  Surprise yourself with newfound cooking skills and fall in love with Italian cuisine.  Casperia offers wild mushrooms, local sheep, cow and goats milk cheeses, fresh organic fruit, vegetables and ice creams and some of Italy's finest olive oil and vino.  


EXPLORE your creative INNER ARTIST vis � vis centuries old paintings, sculpture and architecture. LEARN about composition, color, intensity, rhythm, and line and how it relates to composing your life.  Listen to the story of an ancient wall or dialogue with an exquisite painting or sculpture... or with the laundry.  


Artists! Please bring your favorite "travel-light" art materials and a journal. 

New Artists! Please bring a small or medium sized sketchbook, pencil, a few pastels or watercolors and a journal. 






Casperia, situated in the heart of the Sabina mountains, is totally pedestrianized, with fewer than 350 inhabitants, and is one of the last villages of Italy untouched by mass tourism. Within Casperia, we will be staying a the Sunflower Retreat Center. 




We will take sightseeing tours to Orvieto and its cathedral. 




and Rome - Burghese Museum



Ute August 2011

Ute Arnold, MFA, 

founded and has been directing the Non-Profit Unergi School of Body-Psychotherapy since 1993. 
An artist and author of Healing Beyond Fixing, Ute is also a certified Gestalt Therapist and Alexander Teacher and includes Art Therapy and the Healing Forces of Nature in her workshops and trainings. 
She has offered her work in centers in France, Greece, Scandinavia, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Canada and the United States. 
Ute offers private sessions at her home in Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania and her offices in Lambertville, and Princeton New Jersey.


WithThe Healing Forces of Nature


July 12, 2014


NATURE is the most unconditional creative healing presence.

We will immerse ourselves in NATURE's HEALING FORCES and rediscover our hidden intuitive power residing in our

 body-brain subconscious.

This workshop is for anyone who:

  •  is dealing with stress overload
  •  is confronting physical or emotional challenges
  •  has an important decision to make
  •  experiences creative blocks (writers, artists, entrepreneurs, etc.)

Through playful exercises that will stimulate the immune system and also our immense imagination, the body-brain connection awakens. You will surprise yourself with what has been deeply buried inside and wants to introduce itself to YOU!


Using a variety of

  •  creative materials
  •  body-mind imagery
  •  psychophysical movement

combining them with resources found in NATURE, and the 'global village game', we will find the neurological connections that create deeply satisfying AHAs ...all to compose your life!



Fee: $95 (Bring your lunch)

If registered before July 1st, fee is $75

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

11 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924




July 19, 2014
9 - 5 pm
Pt. Pleasant, PA

Get into the FLOW of your creativity with brilliant French textile dyes ! 
As your brush lightly touches the silk, a beautiful creation will magically appear that will utterly surprise and delight you !
You have heard the expression: "Every One is an Artist"! And it is nowhere more true than when you watch the silk fabric absorb the color with lightening speed, and all you have to do is get out of the way and "LET it happen"...a wall hanging, a scarf, a pillow cover, a special silk gift card with your message or poetry written on it .....? Dribbled with salt or alcohol to achieve special effects !

We will gather in Ute's studio in Pt. Pleasant, PA and become the artists we are !
Lunch at the local deli , or bring your own.

Fee:$150.-  IMPORTANT ! ! REGISTRATION  needs to be completed by July 10th!!!
All silk painting materials are included !
Time : 9:30 - 5:00
Wear old clothes and an apron !

Before you send your payment to: Ute Arnold, P.O. Box 335, Pt. Pleasant, PA 18950,
please inquire if we still have space for you.

Ute Arnold M.F.A., Artist, Body-Psychotherapist, and Author,
started her  silk painting artistry as a teenager in boarding school in Bavaria, continued with art and design at the Scheffer School of Design and Color in San Francisco, and textile design at Chelsea School of Art in London.
She designed this course to help people remember how EASY and FUN it is to be an artist !