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5 Days Maine Yoga Retreat and Cooking

  • Sewall House Yoga Retreat, 1027 Crystal Road, Island Falls, Maine, USA

Personalized Yoga Retreat in USA

Situated in the bucolic town of Island Falls, Maine, (and near Majestic mount Katahdin where the sun first hits the East Coast) Sewall House Yoga Retreat is run by Yogini Donna Davidge. The retreat offers New England charm combined with history. This is the house where the man who would become President Theodore Roosevelt was healed of asthma; while enjoying the views of the same woods and lakes you will enjoy during your personalized stay here.

Highlights

  • 4 cooking lessons
  • Yoga and meditation classes twice daily
  • All levels of yoga practicioners welcomed
  • Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa yoga
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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We have discovered since we opened in 1997 that Sewall House Yoga Retreat 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 us because we are in Maine in a uniquely inviting historic home. Our 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 & One person jacuzzi bath. You can use the computer for free at the local library which is nearby. If you have your own computer, we provide wireless internet service for a one time fee.

  • 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 Cooking lesson or free time - Reading, journaling, biking, walking, hiking, massage, lake activities.
  • 14:00 Mid-day meal. Additional charge if you want lunch prepared for an outing
  • 14:30 Cooking lesson or 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 & dessert.
  • 20:00 Sauna and Jacuzzi or just relax! Optional evening meditation.
  • Cooking lesson is once daily. You can choose either taking the two hours morning or afternoon session.

Sewall House is 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 Canada United 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. Sewall House 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
Activities
  • Golf course nearby
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Kayak
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Sauna
General
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Garden
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
Services
  • Library nearby
  • Shop nearby
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Sewall House serves a vegetarian menu in keeping with yoga practice. Our 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 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.

Biking

Canoeing

Golfing

Hiking in Baxter Park

Kayaking

Lake tours

Life coaching

Nature outings to Baxter State Park, nearby lakes and hikes

Swimming

Deep Tissue, Swedish, Therapeutic Massages and Reiki

Individualized massage 1 hour: 85 USD, 1.5 hours: 110 USD

Sauna

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

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 Yoga Retreat 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.
  • And simply; Sewall House is next to the Post Office and if you pass it, you have passed Sewall House Yoga Retreat.

Arrival by airplane

You can fly into Bangor (which is closer) or Portland.

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 Sewall House Yoga Retreat will pick you up.

Island Falls, United States

Sewall House Yoga Retreat has been offering personalized yoga retreats since 1997. They were chosen top ten worldwide by Gayot and featured in many magazines.

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