Retreats and Workshops
with Jen Deraspe, founder, Nurture Through Nature

Sept 6-9, 2018

Transforming Anxiety through The Work of Byron Katie A Silent Retreat at Nurture Through Nature in Maine. Event with Certified Facilitator Jen Deraspe
12 credit hours for candidates enrolled in the Institute For The Work
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Sept 22, 2018

Fall Equinox Day of Mindfulness
Nurture Through Nature
Eco-Retreat Center, Denmark, Maine
Join together in simple, gentle practices that bring us Home, to our True Nature, one conscious breath at a time. On this special celebration of Life on this good, green Earth, we find ways to realize the beauty and bounty here on our planet. We practice the miracle of walking on this earth. Facilitator: Jen Deraspe
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Sept 29, 2018

Qi Gong Yoga Workshop
Nurture Through Nature
Eco-Retreat Center, Denmark, Maine
Our time together will be shared through activating our Qi, releasing blocked energy, tonifying our internal power, gentle stretching & slow flowing movements. Experience how Qi Gong infused Mindful Hatha Yoga teaches us how to move and live with relaxed ease and internal power.
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Oct 5-8, 2018

Fall Foliage Mindfulness, Meditation and Qi Gong Nature Retreat
Nurture Through Nature Eco-Retreat Center, Denmark, Maine.
Harvest Your Soul
Enjoy a weekend of sweet mindfulness, meditation, yoga, song and nature.
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Oct 22, 2018

Inner Peace through Meditation & The Work of Byron Katie
Unity Church of Greater Portland, Maine
Finding responsibility for our own well being.
An evening workshop.
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Dec 21, 2018

Winter Solstice Celebration
Celebrate the coming of the light of a new season on a very special evening with yoga, meditation, Qi Gong and a ceremonial wood-fired sauna.
Nurture Through Nature
Eco-Retreat Center, Denmark, Maine
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Dec 31, 2018

New Year’s Eve Intentional Sauna Ceremony
Nurture Through Nature Eco-Retreat Center, Denmark, Maine.
Release, Renew, Enliven for 2019!
Enjoy a ceremonial sauna celebration sure to kick off your New Year aligned and refreshed. Facilitator: Jen Deraspe  Read More »

Celebrating 20 years of earth-friendly retreat leading! 1999-2019!!!

March 24-31, 2019

Women’s Caribbean Yoga Qi Gong Meditation Retreat
The Yoga Loft on Kite Beach, Cabarete Dominican Republic
A Relax, Renew, Restore on this enriching Caribbean Healing Arts Retreat
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May 3-5, 2019

Planting New Seeds~
Spring Mindfulness, Meditation, Qi Gong Nature Retreat

Nurture Through Nature Eco-Retreat Center, Denmark, Maine.
Celebrate a new season in Life.
Enjoy a weekend of sweet mindfulness, intention, yoga, song and nature.
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What people are saying about Retreats led by Jen Deraspe

  • Nurture through Nature is a true hidden gem in Denmark, Maine. I had a life transforming experience while there for a retreat. I highly, without hesitation, recommend going. I am already looking forward to my next visit and I just returned from there! Amazing experience! Thank you to Jen and Mer!–Anonymous, Portland, Maine

  • Everything on the retreat was great! Beautiful spaces, meaningful programming, the guided meditation walks, Byron Katie discussions, the yoga, the sauna, the mountain brook, the music, the harmonium, the food~all opportunities were well paced and worked well together. I will recommend to others and hope to return. –Rachel Poissant, Biddeford, Maine

  • Great time on Pleasant Mountain in Denmark, Maine!  These ladies (14 year old girl scouts) hiked, snowshoed, tracked, sled, night walked, sauna, and experienced yurt living.  Our devoted coach Jen showed and explained Mother Nature and all the wonderful things she offers us.  Amazing journey these ladies had.  Lots of laughs, smiles and open minds.  –Renee Dugas, Girl Scout Troop Leader, Gorham, Maine

  • This retreat exceeded my expectations. The pace was great, I loved trying knew things, loved my time in the sauna and in the yurt. The food was excellent, the circle time was relaxing and the yoga enjoyable. –Deanne Garland, Scarborough, Maine

  • The retreat was energizing, relaxation and thought-provoking. The yoga was beautiful. I learned about myself and have skills to take good care of myself. Thank you for being part of my amazing journey to loving myself.–Lisa, Scarborough, Maine

  • I have enjoyed this chance to breathe and let go! Great food, yoga, nature time and small sharing sessions.–Rasmus, Denmark (the real one!)

  • Amazing experience at the fall retreat!! Thank you Jen for everything!!–Bridgid Murnane, Portland, Maine

  • The meals were phenomenal. What worked for me on my retreat was the food, the schedule/timing, the sauna, a variety of yoga and the bunk accommodations. –Nicole, Gorham, Maine

  • The space is amazing. It feels so clean, spacious, luxurious, natural and right. Excellent food and supportive teachings.

  • Everything worked for me! The structure of the day with retreat activities, free time, meal times, gave a continuous flow of good energy through the day. So what do I mean by good energy: Continuity, Peacefulness & Mindfulness, the mindfulness,being captured by the Noble Silence. I truly felt "refreshed" in every way, through the physical aspect; meditations, sharing, and the beautiful environment, and the meals!! Much Love & Gratitude to you as your special spirit has enriched us all! –Kathleen Stevens, Maine

  • I am still feeling great peace and ease lingering from the retreat weekend. The schedule was a good balance of free time and group time. Yurt was comfy and just right. LOVE noble silence time. Quiet alone time was respected and I felt no pressure to make small talk if I did not want to. Amazing food!  Thank you so much again for creating this space for retreat, reflection, nature, good health. I'm already thinking of who I know that might need some time there!–Emily Burns, New Hampshire

  • Everything worked for me. The location, the amenities, the people, your message & vibe, the yoga & meditating, the amount of time we spent together, the amount of alone time I had. I gained a true knowledge of the value and importance of being quiet. I knew this but to experience it was amazing. Noble Silence was a gift! And having you walk us through breathing was huge. I think I didn't know how to breathe properly my whole life.  Thanks so much Jen. I think your're especially wonderful!! –Karen Wilson, Maine

  • Dear Jen, I am very excited. I feel Re-energized and Re-Newed from our weekend together. The space is amazing. Thank you. You are very good at what you do…Genuine, Authentic, Passionate, Intelligent, Well Spoken, Beautiful…. –Anne Poirier, New Hampshire

  • It's back! My heart, mind and spirit are so much lighter since joining your retreat. It has been great for my soul. I knew I needed it and I am so glad I did it. I have really found myself again. Thank you Jen! –Robin Matthews, Connecticut

  • I loved how with each minute, I settled in to living ‘off the grid’. Loved being in nature, building a fire in our cabin, being fed delicious and healthy food by Mer who is so funny, irreverent, talented and ohh so kind, yoga, walks, time together with the group, the early hike in noble silence, and of course, your calm and healing leadership. –Wendy Price,Massachusetts

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Participants and guests hosted by Nurture Through Nature, LLC assume all risks associated with participating in any on~site programming. Nurture Through Nature shall not, in any event, be liable for any actions taken on the part of the participant, guest or facilitator during the programming, retreat, workshop or service hosted by Nurture Through Nature. Each individual participant, guest and facilitator is fully responsible for all interactions that take place between the two parties. Nurture Through Nature is not responsible for, nor does it endorse, any interaction between the two parties and assumes no liability for or related to those interactions.