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.
Eco-Friendly Women’s Yoga Retreat: Nurture Your Soul
Nurture through Nature Retreat, Denmark
“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.
Bliss in the Berkshires
Race Brook Lodge, Sheffield, MA
Triple occupancy: $397, double occupancy: $440, single occupancy: $490
“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
Nurture Through Nature Retreat Center, Denmark
“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.
Art & Yoga Retreat
Monhegan Wellness, Monhegan Island
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.
Summer Yoga Retreat
Tops’l Farm, Waldoboro
“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
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.
Wild Heart White Water Rafting and Yoga Retreat
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
$130 before June 1, $150 after June 1
“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
Knubble Bay Camp, Georgetown
$135 non-member ($125 for AMC members)
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.
Yoga & Wellness Cruise
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.”
Back to Earth, A Weekend Retreat
Lonesome Lake Hut, White Mountains, NH
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
Sunday River, Newry
(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.