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Retreat yourself: De-stress at one of these Maine (or near Maine) yoga retreats

Retreat yourself: De-stress at one of these Maine (or near Maine) yoga retreats

April 22, 20171072Views1Comment

We all need time to chill the heck out (put down the phones, step away from the computer, and just breeeeeaaaaathe). Usually we grab our downtime wherever we can get it – a half-hour with a book before bed, a glass of wine on a Sunday evening, seven minutes with our eyes closed waiting for the Casco Bay Bridge to come down. But these Maine (or close to Maine) retreats will give you 2-4 days of de-stressing glory. Most include yoga – some also include paddleboarding, meditation, hiking, s’mores, bonfires, and white water rafting.

Whoa, I feel more chill already.

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Eco-Friendly Women’s Yoga Retreat: Nurture Your Soul

April 28-30
Nurture through Nature Retreat, Denmark
$550
FMI: www.willardbeachstudio.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. We’ll explore the idea of filling up our cup & nurturing our soul.” There will be sitting and walking meditation, yoga, Yamuna body rolling, sauna, and wholesome meals.

Photo courtesy Amara Muse

Bliss in the Berkshires

April 28-30
Race Brook Lodge, Sheffield, MA
Triple occupancy: $397, double occupancy: $440, single occupancy: $490
www.facebook.com
“A Divine weekend of women, collaboration, yoga, writing, group work, sacred circle, delicious eats and a kick ass dance party!” Enjoy a welcome dinner Friday, yoga, workshops and a dance party on Saturday, and breakfast and yoga to close out the weekend. *Not in Maine, but it’s close!

Planting New Seeds~Spring Yoga-Meditation Retreat

May 5-7
Nurture Through Nature Retreat Center, Denmark
$385-$450
FMI: www.ntnretreats.com
“Join us for a weekend immersion in the practice of meditation, mindfulness practices and self-awareness.” Take part in sitting and walking meditation, integrative Hatha Yoga~Qi Gong, workshops to help undo stressful thinking, sauna, and time in nature, of course.

A retreat on Monhegan Island with Monhegan Wellness. Shannon Bryan photo

Art & Yoga Retreat

May 17-21
Monhegan Wellness, Monhegan Island
$750
FMI: monheganwellness.com
Revel in art and inspiration on Monhegan Island. This retreat features art, yoga and friendship in one of the most beautiful places on the east coast. Artists of all mediums are welcome.

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Summer Yoga Retreat

June 8-11
Tops’l Farm, Waldoboro
$150–$500
FMI: www.topslfarm.com
“Take a pause from your day-to-day and immerse yourself in yoga, nature, music, and meditation. Enjoy specially prepared farm to table meals. Welcome in the New England Summer with us at Tops’l Farm.” Morning tea, yoga, workshops, dinner in the barn, stargazing and s’mores. Nice.
(Also check out the Adult Summer Camp weekend August 10-13.)

June Active Wellness Retreat

June 9-11 (and also October 13-15)
Acadia National Park
FMI: venture-outside.com
Bike, hike, or paddle off the Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park. You’ll have plenty of time to relax between activities, and there will be yoga, music, and chanting as well.

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Wild Heart White Water Rafting and Yoga Retreat

June 23-25
The Forks
$360
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White water rafting meets yoga during this weekend retreat with Dead River Expeditions and Arcana Healing Arts owners Jennie & Mea Tavares. ” Friday evening to Sunday evening, we’ll camp, hike, go rafting, eat delicious vegan cuisine, enjoy heart centered yoga flow classes, meditation, relaxing yin yoga practices and traditional Reiki healing.” Whew!

Overnight Seaside Adventure

June 24-25
$130 before June 1, $150 after June 1
Penobscot
maineyogaadventures.com
“With the beach just steps away from a glorious seaside home with amazing views, we’ll enjoy yoga & nature explorations, healthy food and wine, stargazing, an outdoor fire, and more.” Bring a kayak or paddleboard if you’d like, too! (Check out more Maine Yoga Adventures.)

Steak & Steamers with Kayaks & Paddleboards

July 14-16
Knubble Bay Camp, Georgetown
$135 non-member ($125 for AMC members)
activities.outdoors.org
It’s a weekend of kayaking and paddleboarding in Midcoast Maine! You’ll stay overnight at Knubble Bay Cabin for two nights, which includes breakfasts and a Saturday night happy hour bonfire and dinner with steak, clams and all the fixins.

Brenda Cyr leads yoga aboard Angelique and on paddleboards during this getaway. Photos courtesy Windjammer Angelique

Yoga & Wellness Cruise

Aug 5-9
Aboard Angelique
$860
www.sailangelique.com
Yoga and a sailboat. It’s a splendid and oh-so-relaxing combination. This four-night sail includes yoga, breathwork, and healthy meals and snacks, plus time for you to kick back with a book or take a nap or just sit and think, “wow, I’m on a sailboat.”

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Back to Earth, A Weekend Retreat

August 19-20
Lonesome Lake Hut, White Mountains, NH
$259
FMI: sup-yo.com
SUP yoga and hiking in the White Mountains! Meet the group at the trailhead for a guided hike to the hut. Paddleboard yoga classes both days on Lonesome Lake, plus opportunities to hike, swim, read a book, and eat good food. *Not in Maine, but it’s close!

Women’s Autumn Retreat

Oct 20-22
$350
Sunday River, Newry
FMI: www.facebook.com
(Okay, technically this retreat happens after summer, but it still sounds sweet.)
“Hit the reset button and create some time and space for yourself in this beautiful mountain retreat home.” Enjoy healthy meals, daily yoga (including SPA Yoga and yoga nidra) and meditation.

Shannon Bryan

Shannon Bryan

I don't like "exercise" any more than you do. But you know what I do like? Paddleboarding with a friend all afternoon (and then sitting in the grass to drink chardonnay). Bike rides and nachos, hikes, yoga classes held in breweries, group paddles to Fort Gorges, you get the idea. Because Maine is my gym. FitMaine.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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