Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids
July 28, 2018
Sign up now for this 2.4 mile historic open water swim from Peaks Island to Portland’s East End Beach.
For more info or to register: ymcaofsouthernmaine.com
Unplug, simplify & nurture your soul for the weekend in the Maine woods at Nurture through Nature Retreat in Denmark, Maine led by Maura Reminga & Joni Hewitt. This soul nurturing retreat will allow you to quiet your mind, gain clarity and invite your soul to expand into the here and now.
Together we’ll experience:
-Sitting and Walking Meditation to reconnect
-Mindful Hatha Yoga
-Yamuna Body Rolling
-Time in Nature to integrate, to release, to be!
-Mindful eating, wholesome meals
Connect with nature, with the breath, slow down & notice. Enjoy mind-body centered movement, self-reflection, wholesome meals and a little time away to re-charge your battery, gain perspective, raise your vibrational frequency, experience clarity and ultimately realize our interconnectedness.
Maine’s first Green Certified earth-friendly retreat center, Nurture Through Nature rests on 33 mountainside forested acres in the heart of western Maine’s Lakes and Mountains region. Solar-powered, off the grid lodging and retreat facility with private hiking trails along spring-fed mountain brook leading to long views of Mount Washington and the White Mountains. http://www.ntnretreats.com/
This all inclusive retreat includes organic vegetarian meals beginning with Friday dinner, ending with breakfast on Sunday, 2 nights shared accommodations, group sauna, private hiking trails & programming.
This Mother’s Day weekend Pacha will be offering a 2-day yoga retreat at the Nurture Through Nature retreat center in Denmark, Maine hosted by Pacha Adventure Co.
Join us for an escape as we take over the lodge and yurts on the property and enjoy a peaceful getaway in the western Maine mountains. We will venture on a day hike to Pleasant Mountain, enjoy supportive yoga classes & workshops, plus we have our own private wood-fired sauna… yes, you heard that correctly!
Join us to adventure, relax & detox at this amazing getaway in Maine.
PS: We are so excited to have Sarah Quinttus, ATC, RTY-200 join Pacha for the weekend as Yoga Instructor! She is a passionate full-time Yoga teacher, Athletic Trainer, and Health Coach and serves as a facilitator of transformation and change for her students. She will be leading workshops through the weekend in our private lodge yoga studio. Details on types of classes & workshops to come!
FRIDAY, MAY 11 | DAY 1
6:00 PM – Arrivals and appetizers at Sunset Lodge
7:00 PM – Vegetarian dinner, family-style
8:00 PM – Yoga Session !: Grounded Slow Flow
Use grounding postures and slow, nourishing movements to ease into this nurturing weekend in nature.
SATURDAY, MAY 12| DAY 2
8:00 AM – Wake up for coffee & tea at Sunset Lodge
8:30 AM – Yoga Session !!: Open Heart & Mind
Enjoy this heart opening workshop, exploring the power of creating space in the front body to make room for love, connection, and vulnerability. We will use strong, fluid flows and spend time opening the shoulders, chest and hips
9:30 AM – Delicious buffet breakfast
11:00 AM – Hike Mount Pleasant & lunch
2:00 PM – Return to Nurture Through Nature from hike
FREE TIME – check out the trails throughout the property or enjoy a cup of tea while reading a book, or hang with the other ladies on the trip!
4:00 PM – Yoga Session !II: Move & Restore
Begin with a generous flow warm up during the first half of class and end with supportive, restorative postures during the second!
5:30 PM – Private Pacha 1-hour wood-fired sauna session… and if you’re feeling adventurous, take a dip in the stream
7:00 PM – Dinner and Apps
8:00 PM – Games!
SUNDAY, MAY 13| DAY 3
8:00 AM – Wake up for coffee & tea at Lodge
8:30 AM – Yoga Session IV: Rise & Shine
Greet the day and salute the sun with mindful morning movements, breath work, intention setting, and end with a brief guided meditation.
9:30 AM – Buffet breakfast at Sunset Lodge
11:00 AM – Pack up and head home!
Port Clyde is the quintessential Maine town. Rocky cliffs, coastal islands, emerald green water and the “Forrest Gump” lighthouse are a few of the wonders you will encounter. We will meet at the town dock on Saturday morning for a day long exploration of the emerald green waters. Lunch and all gear is included. On Sunday June 17th we will embark on an early morning excursion. We will meet at the town dock by 6:30am and return to Port Clyde at 9:30am.
Overnight accomodations are not included. I have attached links for several options.
oin us this summer for our first Camping Retreat in beautiful, picturesque Acadia National Park! This weekend retreat will consist of 3 nights/4 days of camping, hiking, paddleboarding, yoga and the ultimate connection with nature.
Acadia National Park, located on Mount Desert Island, is a stunning national treasure on the coast of Maine. No matter where you explore in this park, the views are spectacular and nature abounds. No wonder this is one of the most visited parks in all of North America!
Acadia National Park offers hiking, biking, camping, breathtaking views of jagged coastlines, and pristine lakes for the nature lover, adventurer and outdoor enthusiast. More than two dozen mountains rise above the rocky shore, including Cadillac Mountain, which at 1,530 feet is the highest point on the U.S. Atlantic coast. There are more than 130 miles of hiking trails to explore by foot and 45 miles of carriage roads to travel by bike. Also, side note: Acadia is one of the best places on the east coast to view the Milky Way and you will LOVE star gazing by the fireside at night
We will be staying at the KOA Oceanside Campground located in Bar Harbor, situated at the head of Mount Desert Island, just 7 miles from the entrance of Acadia National Park. We offer two options for camping accommodations; Comfort shared Cabins or Oceanview Tent sites.
Comfort shared Cabins: These cabins make a great base camp and will provide you with many of the comforts of home and allow you to fully experience Acadia. Tucked back in the Maine woods but still close to the shoreline, you can walk right out your front door and enjoy the sunset. Cabins are equipped with bedding and all linens, a full bathroom with shower, microwave, refrigerator, sink, keurig coffee maker, outdoor grill, air conditioning, WiFi, fire pit, and a TV.
Ocean View Tent sites: A room with a view! All our tent sites offer an Ocean View. Pitch your 2 person tent near the ocean and watch the sky melt into sunset pastels while you warm by the campfire. Enjoy easy access to the sea for swimming and paddleboarding. Bathhouses, laundry, and hot showers are nearby in walking distance. Leashed pets welcome at your campsite.
Join us with special guest Ashley Flowers for a 2-night, 3-day Stand-Up-Paddle-Boarding Yoga Retreat that combines adventures of the body with adventures of the soul in Rangeley, ME. No experience necessary, all athletic abilities are welcome—come renew your spirit and reawaken your passion! Early-bird Price before August 1st. Registration closes Sept 1st.
Come to historic Rangeley Maine in the heart of the mountains for a yoga in nature retreat. Enjoy the outdoors and wilderness and deepen your practice while surrounded by the beauty of the woods and water. Sit quietly by the water or on a mountaintop, breathe deeply during your yoga practice surrounded by nature and enjoy the company of others on guided adventures through the rangeley region.
Yoga retreats include high-quality daily yoga classes, delicious meals, comfortable accommodations, relaxation, and exploratory adventures through natural wonders. You will leave a yoga retreat feeling refreshed, renewed.
Grounded in Nature
October 5-7, 2018
Join us for a 2-night, 3-day retreat that combines adventures of the body (hiking and canoeing in Western Maine) with adventures of the soul (yoga twice a day, journaling, meditation and relaxation). All athletic abilities are welcome—come renew your spirit and reawaken your passion! Click here for a sample retreat schedule. Registration closes September 21st.
Each day, we facilitate 2-3 yoga practices to take advantage of the natural rhythms of the body: an energizing morning practice, a mid-day practice and a restorative, relaxing evening practice. We also tailor our yoga practice to complement the season and our outdoor activities. Click here for a sample menu!
Cost: $550.00 before Sept 1st. $600 after.
2 nights’ accommodation at Red Quill Cabin
(see accommodation page for a list of amenities)
3 catered meals a day and snacks by a personal chef from Phia’s: “Feel Better With Every Bite”
Daily guided yoga practice
Daily guided adventures (includes all equipment)
Access to canoes, bikes, hiking trails
Essential Oils Wellness Sessions