The Way Life Should Be: A Women's Yoga Retreat
September 5-8, 2019 in Saco, Maine
with Jaime Boswell & Kathy Fotterall
**Only a Few Spaces Left!!!**
When you drive into Maine one of the first things you see is the state slogan - Maine, the Way Life Should Be - they got that one right!
Maine is a state filled with natural beauty and friendly, caring people - locally sourced and organic food is abundant and delicious - and the spaciousness of the coastline, forests, and farm land leads to a sense of freedom.
Who wouldn't love living a life filled with natural beauty, strong connections to family & friends, abundant food & resources, and freedom?
In fact, yoga philosophy tells us it is our natural state to desire all of these things, along with a sense of purpose, dharma.
When the soul's desires are met there is joy!
During this retreat, explore the Way Life Should Be, through yoga practices and teachings and by taking in all of what Maine has to offer.
The practices will weave together work for the breath, body and mind, always honoring the individual needs of each person.
We are both therapeutic yoga teachers and we value offering each person a practice that allows them to feel a combination of challenge and steadiness.
We believe yoga is a practice for all, and will offer variations in the physical practice to allow for finding the positions that support your unique practice and intention.
Learn more about each of us and our teaching at the bottom of the page!
This retreat offers you an opportunity to explore deeper within while being supported by the natural beauty and abundance of the Maine coast...
start your day with a yoga practice in nature as the sun rises up over the Atlantic Ocean,
enjoy a nourishing breakfast and then slide into the yoga studio onsite for a morning of talking, connection, physical yoga practice, and yoga nidra,
fill up on a healthy lunch and then head out to explore the parts of the coast that will nourish your soul - nature preserves, beaches, lighthouses, historic towns...
dinner will be served back at the Coast of Maine House, end the day relaxing at the house, strolling through town, or popping in to one of the close by breweries.
Whenever we have had the opportunity to immerse in a multi-day yoga experience we have experienced coming away more joyful, inspired, grounded, and able to go with the flow of life. This is what we hope to offer to every one that joins in this experience.
Yoga & Ayurveda Bonus
Through this retreat you can expect to:
Learn more about 'The Way Life Should Be' according to the yogis and experience what it means to the local Mainers.
Experience the effects of daily yoga practices in nature and in the studio.
Rejuvenate yourself and your perspective with new experiences and new connections supported by nourishing food, yoga and a relaxed atmosphere.
Down to the Details...
Coast of Maine House, Saco, Maine
The Coast of Maine House is a beautiful and unique yoga retreatproperty and mansion ideally located just north of prestigious Kennebunkport and just south of beautiful Portland. The beautiful mansion has 10 bedrooms, a fully equiped yoga studio, in ground pool, and both indoor and outdoor dining space.
The mansion is ideally located in the historic section of Saco surrounded by over 100 17th and 18th century properties. There are 8 beautiful beaches within 8 miles and 6 beautiful lighthouses within 20 miles. There are about a dozen fishing and sail boats in the water 1/3 of a mile away, and a 24 mile bike path which takes you to several lighthouses.
GETTING THERE & BACK
Saco is convenientally located about two hours north of Boston, and 20 minutes from the Portland Airport (PWM). Prefer not to drive? There is an Amtrak station (Saco Station) less than 1/2 mile from the Coast of Maine House (138 Main Street, Saco).
Jaime is happy to assist with questions about traveling logistics, just ask!
EXCURSIONS & RELAXING
Make the experience exactly what you want by choosing how you want to spend your time - walking, biking, boating, paddleboarding, visiting nature preserves, light houses, historic towns - or some more relaxed time spent sitting by the pool, at a coffee shop, or near the water. There are so many options within a short distance to really soak up all that Maine has to offer.
Prices start at less than $200 per day, or pay a bit extra to enjoy your own room!
Per person costs include:
Welcoming, gentle yoga practice on Thursday evening, followed by dinner,
Three early morning yoga practices in beautiful natural settings along the coast,
Two, three-hour workshops at the Coast of Maine House,
Healthy and delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday,
Sunday morning breakfast, followed by a closing ceremony to end our time together,
Your choice of room type, all rooms have mutiple beds, bathrooms are shared, with no more than four people per full bathroom
Costs to consider that are not included in the retreat pricing:
Transportation to/from the retreat center
Bicycle rental - available for $25 per person
An extra night - stay on Sunday night for $75 per person - no meals or yoga included
Tips for the chef - recommended $10-20 per person
Credit card processing fee - 3% (payment by check is accepted - email Jaime to arrange)
Triple Occupancy - $560 per person
Double Occupancy - $650 per person
Single Occupancy - $975 per person
Rooms will be filled on a first come first serve basis. There are three floors - the three rooms on the groundfloor have the benefit of easy access to a full bath and 1/2 bath.
The retreat will fill, based on room occupancy numbers, with between 9-14 participants.
A $300 Deposit is Required to Reserve Your Space
Final Payment will be due by August 1
All payments are non-refundable, please strongly consider the purchase of individual trip insurance
to protect your investment in the case of unforeseen circumstances.
There are no exceptions to the no refunds policy.
All rooms have ceiling fans & air conditioning
Main Floor - shared 1/2 bath & full bathroom
Carriage House 1 & Carriage House 2
Single Occupancy (RESERVED)
Located 10 ft from Main House - both have a Queen Bed & Share an attached 1/2 bath - full bath is in Main House
York Suite (RESERVED)
Single or Double Occupancy
Queen & Full bed - shares full bath with Carriage House
Second Floor - 2 shared full bathrooms
Kennebunkport Suite (RESERVED)
Queen & Full bed
Double/Triple Occupancy (RESERVED)
Queen bed and 2 single beds
*if other rooms are full this may be used for single
Portsmouth Suite (RESERVED)
King & Full bed
King & Full bed (RESERVED)
*if other rooms are full this may be used for single
Third Floor - 1 shared full bathroom
Old Orchard Room (RESERVED)
Single or Double Occupancy
Queen & Full bed
Wells & Lighthouse - 2 adjoined rooms
Triple Occupancy (1 bed reserved - 2 available)
King, Queen, and Full Bed - single beds may be booked without need for specifying a roommate - cost will be at triple occupancy
Please note a first and second room choice on the registration form. Rooms will be held upon request for up to one week.
BIT MORE ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Kathy and Jaime practice together in the summers in Maine, and have both studied in the Kripalu yoga tradition, and have a shared interest in bringing therapeutic teachings to our students that allow all to accept and work lovingly with their own bodies to find more joy in life.
Jaime's passions in life include yoga, travel, adventure, and sharing these things with others. Her mission in business and in life is to help others find more joyful living through yoga. Experiencing a yoga retreat is one of the ways that Jaime has seen students really open to the peace and joy that yoga can bring. As a therapeutic yoga teacher and yoga therapist, Jaime also believes in meeting students where there are, and helping them to find a practice that is just right for their unique mind, body and spirit. Jaime has been teaching now for over 12 years, and during that time has had the privilege to continue growing as a student and teacher of yoga. Her formal teacher training has primarily been in the Kripalu tradition, with a 200-hr certification in Kripalu Yoga, and an 800-hr Kripalu Integrative Yoga Therapy certification with Joseph LePage at the Kripalu School of Yoga. Jaime’s teaching does not reflect one particular type of yoga, but is influenced by the array of teachers and traditions that have inspired her over the years. Her classes can be described as heart-centered, alignment-based, where students are encouraged to find personal challenge while maintaining a sense of ease.
Kathy, "a Warrior Goddess in the Wisdom Years”, has spent the last 12 years studying and practicing Yoga. She received her initial 200 hour certification in 2008 from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and went on to complete the 500 hour level training in Yoga Therapy with the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts. With a deep passion for health, Kathy has investigated a variety of healing modalities, including in depth studies in Positional Therapy with Lee Albert at Kripalu. Trainings with Yoganand Michael Carroll, Tias Little, Stephen Cope, and Marlysa Sullivan have all helped Kathy to bring more awareness and healing to herself, and a deeper understanding from which she can fully share all the benefits of yoga with students and friends. Kathy brings to her teaching an enthusiastic belief that the mat is your refuge - the place to be you without judgment, the place of compassion and acceptance to trust yourself first, listen to your body and move into stillness. Kathy steps onto her mat as the teacher with deep gratitude for the wisdom her teachers and students share with her.