7 Days Soulful Yoga and Meditation Holiday in Maine, USA

Personal Yoga Holiday 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 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.

Retreat highlights

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 2 daily meditation sessions
  • All levels of yoga practicioners welcomed
  • Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini, and Vinyasa yoga practices
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Dining area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Patio

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.

Program

  • 08:00 Meditation and 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, if you want lunch prepared for an outing, please take notice it's available for an extra fee
  • 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 and chanting in afternoon class
  • 19:00 Vegetarian dinner and dessert
  • 20:00 Sauna and Jacuzzi or just relax! Optional evening meditation

Retreat location

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.

Nearby places

  • Bangor International Airport (BGR), 1.25 hours
  • Boston, 5 hours
  • Portland International Airport (PDX), 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. Coffee is also served.

Things to do (optional)

  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Deep tissue, Swedish, or Therapeutiic massage
  • Golfing
  • Hiking in Baxter Park
  • Indivualized massage, one hour for 85 USD, one and a half hours for 110 USD
  • Kayaking
  • Lake tours
  • Life coaching
  • Nature outings to Baxter State Park, nearby lakes and hikes
  • Reiki
  • Sauna
  • Swimming

What's included

  • 2 yoga and meditation classes daily
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa yoga practices
  • Daily full board vegetarian meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Spa treatments

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
  • Sewall House is 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
  • They are next to the Post Office and if you pass it, you have passed them.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bangor International Airport (BGR). Airport transfers are not included in the package.

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.

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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This holiday has flexible durations. If you wish you extend or shorten your stay, please inquire for more details regarding this option. The minimum recommended stay is four days, with shorter stays being charged at a higher nightly rate. The program is available from May - October, please select an arrival date below.

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