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7 Days Soulful Yoga Meditation Retreat in Maine, USA

Personal Yoga Retreat in Maine

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 retreat the daily schedule is ongoing, all activities are optional. We help you plan your days of yoga holidays as you desire. You choose arrival and departure days based on your schedule and needs. 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.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Yoga and meditation classes twice daily
  • Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini, and Vinyasa yoga
  • All levels of yoga practicioners welcomed
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Sewall House Yoga Retreat has discovered since they opened in 1997, that they especially seem 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 them because they are in Maine in a uniquely inviting historic home. Their guests have also shared that the 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/friends can share a room with one bed. 6 Private Bedrooms: 5 rooms with antique full size beds and 1 room with a Queen size bed. 4 full bathrooms, 3 shared. 1 room with a private bathroom. sauna and one person jacuzzi bath. You can use the computer for free at the local library which is nearby. If you have your own computer they provide wireless internet service for a one time fee.

Sewall House Yoga Retreat Maine USA Itinerary

  • 08:00 Meditation/Restorative-Hatha Yoga or more active Vinyasa-Ashtanga Yoga.
  • 10:00 Breakfast: homemade granola, fruit, toast, yogi tea/coffee, Sunday pancakes!
  • 10:30 Free time for reading, journaling, biking, walks, hiking, massage, lake tours.
  • 14:00 Mid-Day Meal. Additional charge if you want lunch prepared for an outing.
  • 14:30 Extra time for self study, booking a massage or getting into the great outdoors.
  • 17:30 Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Live guitar music & chanting in afternoon class.
  • 19:00 Vegetarian dinner and dessert.
  • 20:00 Sauna and Jacuzzi or just relax! Optional evening meditation.

Retreat location

We are in the northern part of the state, the southern part of Aroostook County, known for Baxter State Park, Mount Katahdin and surrounding lakes. We are only 30 miles from the CanadaUnited States border. The bordering town in United states is Houlton, Maine (passport required). In Canada the bordering town is Woodstock, New Brunswick which is 92 km west of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. You can drive easily from New York City and Boston or Canada.

Northern Maine is not highly populated. Our yoga meditation retreat is located in a town of 700 people with two nearby lakes and Baxter State Park with its mighty Mt Katahdin. There are gift shops nearby, a #1 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.

Distances

  • Bangor airport, 1.25 hours
  • Boston, 5 hours
  • Portland airport, 3.5 hours

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

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. They do serve coffee.

Things to do (optional)

  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking in Baxter Park
  • Kayaking
  • Lake tours
  • Life coaching
  • Nature outings to Baxter State Park, nearby lakes and hikes
  • Swimming

Spa treatments

  • Deep Tissue, Swedish, Therapeutic Massages and Reiki
  • Individualized Massage 1 Hour: $85 USD, 1.5 Hours: $110 USD
  • Sauna

How to get there

Driving directions from Portland

  • Drive north on I-295 which becomes I-95 North near Augusta.
  • Continue on I-95 to Island Falls and take exit 276, take a right off the ramp.
  • Veer right at Bishop's store where you see the electronic clock on route 159.
  • We are the first house on the left after you veer right (2/10 mile off I-95 North).
  • You will see a white house with a Sewall House sign in the front yard.
  • And simply; we are next to the Post Office and if you pass it, you have passed us.

Arrival by airplane

You can fly into Bangor International Airport (BGR) (which is closer) or Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM).

From the airports you can catch a bus or rent a car.

Arrival by bus

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.

Purchase ticket to Sherman where we will pick you up.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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