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Join Chef Elena Beresneva, whose vegan blinis and molecular caviar was called "most memoribale dish" on NYC Vegetarian Food Festival according Village Voice, for a 5 day culinary experience at Sewall House. You will learn how to cook famous Russian dishes, NewYork style cheesecake, vegan sauces, master your plating game and more! 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. Since 1997, guests have come for small personalized retreats with great vegan/vegetarian meals, guides for healthy living, and excursions to nearby lakes, hikes, and mountains.
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.
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.
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.
Hiking in Baxter Park
Nature outings to Baxter State Park, nearby lakes and hikes
You can fly into Bangor (which is closer) or Portland.
From the airports you can catch a bus or rent a car.
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.
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