Maine Fall Women’s Retreat

A Journey Back to the Self

September 26 – 29, 2024

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The mountains and valleys of western Maine provide the perfect setting for a retreat that invites you to quiet a bit and listen in to your own heart and spirit.

“When you travel, a new silence goes with you, and if you listen you will hear,

what your heart would love to say.” ~John O’Donohue

The fall is especially a quieting time in Maine, with a little less hustle and bustle than the summer months, and a lot of beautiful weather for enjoying walks in the woods, peaceful sits in nature and quiet drives along scenic routes.

Each day on this retreat we will practice yoga to connect more deeply with ourselves, spend time in the company of other women to enjoy the connection with others, and take gentle walks in the woods and along the river to remember our connection to nature.

This retreat offers you an opportunity to…

  •  come deeply into connection with yourself through the practices of yoga and somatics,

  • connect with other women in a supportive and nurturing environment,

  • enjoy nourishing meals sourced as much as possible from local Maine organic growers,

  • take in the natural beauty of Maine as summer gives way to fall,

  • and take time to come back to your self, your joy and your center.

The Details

TEACHER & PRACTICES

Jaime Boswell, your guide for this journey, is an advanced teacher of therapeutic yoga, a certified yoga therapist, somatic exercise instructor, and a lover of nature. Throughout the weekend Jaime will guide you through mindful and meditative yoga practices, somatic explorations of body movement, healing yoga nidra practices, reflective meditations and mindful outdoor walks in nature.

All the practices will be intended to guide you to a deeper awareness, acceptance and appreciation of your Self, and to your connection to others and all of nature.

Classes will be offered at sunrise on Friday, Saturday and Sunday followed by breakfast and a walk in nature. Classes will also be offered in the afternoons on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Click here to learn more about Jaime.

THE LOCATION

Santosha at Hillholm Estate, Kingfield, Maine

Hillholm is a stately turn-of-the-century Georgian Revival mansion overlooking the rural village of Kingfield, nestled in the foothills of Maine’s western mountains in the beautiful Carrabassett Valley. The mansion and carriage house offer 20 private rooms, all with en suite bathrooms.

Santosha is a yoga and retreat center with a dedicated yoga room, furnished with high quality yoga mats and props, so no need to bring your own unless you want to!

Other things offered at the estate include a sauna, jacuzzi, clay tennis and pickleball court, board games, books, healing arts and a lounge with craft cocktails and mocktails.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

Check-in begins at 3pm on Thursday, September 26.

Kingfield is located in western Maine, less than two hours from Bangor, two hours from Portland and four hours from Boston. If you will be flying in you might look at all three airport options – Bangor, Portland, Boston – to see which would be the best fit.

If you are interested in carpooling or sharing a rental car, Jaime will be happy to assist in connecting you with others.

Check-out will be at noon on Sunday, September 29, following brunch.

Want to add on some exploring before or after the retreat? Feel free to reach out for ideas of places to visit!

The Investment

$1300 per person

Per person costs include:

3-nights in a private room with your own private bathroom,

8 hours of guided therapeutic yoga and somatics practices,

Early morning coffee and tea, light continental breakfast, hearty mid-day meal, dinner & dessert.

As much as possible food is sourced from local Maine organic growers.

Tips for the Hillholm staff.

Use of the Hillholm grounds and shared spaces – please visit the Santosha at Hillholm estate website for more about the location, accommodations and food – www.Santosha.org.

Costs to consider that are not included in the retreat pricing:

Travel to/from Kingfield, Maine

Cocktails & Mocktails

Healing Arts Services

Ready to Plan Your Retreat?

There are just four spaces remaining.

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A 50% Deposit is Required to Reserve Your Room

The balance will be due on May 17, 2024.

All payments are non-refundable, please strongly consider the purchase of individual trip insurance to protect your investment in the case of unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness, pandemic related travel issues, natural disasters etc.).

There are no exceptions to the no refunds policy.

Have questions? Email Jaime (jaimeboswell@live.com)