Clear your soul at the historic Sewall House, built in 1865, where yoga instructor Donna Davidge's great grandfather, William Sewall, taught Theodore Roosevelt the wonders, beauty, and healing attributes of nature. At this meditation and yoga program, the daily schedule is ongoing and all activities are optional. Sewall House will help you plan your days of yoga holidays as you desire. Since 1997, guests have come for small personalized retreats with great vegetarian meals, guides for healthy living, and excursions to nearby lakes, hikes, and mountains.
It has been discovered that since Sewall House Yoga Retreat opened in 1997, it especially seems to be a good choice for people going through some sort of change in their life, whether it be work-related, relationship, or health-related. People also choose this venue because it's in Maine in a uniquely inviting historic home. Guests have also shared that a smaller number of attendees feels less like a "university" compared to some of the larger yoga retreats.
Each room is uniquely furnished with antiques and comfortable mattresses on full sized beds. Singles have a private room and couples and friends can share a room with one bed. There are six private bedrooms, five of them with antique full-size beds and one room with a Queen size bed. There are four full bathrooms, three shared, and one room with a private bathroom.
There is also a sauna and a one-person jacuzzi bath. You can use the computer for free at the local library which is nearby. If you have your own computer, Sewall House will provide wireless internet service for a one-time fee.
Sewall House Yoga Retreat is in the northern part of the state, the southern part of Aroostook County, known for Baxter State Park, Mount Katahdin, and surrounding lakes. It's located only 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the Canada-United States border. The bordering town in the United States is Houlton, Maine, where your passport is required. In Canada, the bordering town is Woodstock, New Brunswick, which is 57 miles (92 kilometers) west of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. You can drive easily from New York City and Boston or Canada.
Northern Maine is not highly populated. This yoga and meditation holiday is located in a town of 700 people with two nearby lakes and Baxter State Park with its mighty Mount Katahdin. There are gift shops nearby, a number one rated 18 hole golf course, one restaurant named River Cafe which sits on the river, and a few diners but no commercial chain stores or coffee houses. Island Falls is pure small-town New England.
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Sewall House Yoga Retreat serves a vegetarian menu in keeping with yoga practice. The food is ample, tasty, mostly organic, and prepared on the premises. Things like their own granola, home-made yogurt, breads and desserts, and main dishes with vegetables and various legumes are served.
Sewall House Yoga Retreat gets much of their fresh produce from a local Amish community and local farms. They do not serve alcohol or meat. Coffee is also served.
Please book your flight to arrive at Bangor International Airport (BGR). Airport transfers are not included in the package.
From Portland or Boston you can take a bus with Concord Trailways and change to CYR Bus which leaves Bangor daily at 6.00 p.m.
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