Oct 23, 2pm- Oct 25, noon
If you are seeking more balance, harmony and wellbeing, this is the retreat for you!
Join us for our annual fall foliage healing arts retreat, sharing in the practices of mindfulness, meditation, Forest Therapy walks and a unique and powerful fusion of the ancient healing arts~ Hatha Yoga and Qi Gong.
Let the brilliant fall foliage in western Maine Lakes and Mountains region surround you on a journey back Home to your own True Nature.
Whether you are new or seasoned in yoga, qi gong or meditation, join us in a supportive environment to deepen your self-awareness and healing potential, all in good company.
Together we will experience:
- Daily walking and sitting meditation
- Daily Qi Gong infused Hatha Yoga
- Mindful eating of amazing vegetarian farm to table fare prepared fresh from autumn’s bounty
- An introduction to The Work of Byron Katie to undo stressful thinking
- Daily experience with periods of Noble Silence
- Relaxing Wood-Fired Sauna
- A professionally guided Forest Therapy Walk
- Guided day canoe excursion surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature on a beautiful nearby waterway
- Space and time for self-guided hiking, hammock-time, journaling
Jen Deraspe, founder of Nurture Through Nature, is a retreat leader, yoga instructor and holistic life coach. A Certified facilitator of The Work, Jen masterfully creates safe and loving experiences; both one-on-one and in a group setting. Jen shares tools for living that continue to help her expand, grow, and awaken. She approaches working with people as a true honor and as an equal participant. In Jen, you will find a mirror of wisdom and humility.
Megan-Mack has an MS is Outdoor Leadership and Environmental Education, is a registered Maine Guide, Corporate Team Facilitator, Certified Forest Therapy guide and Reiki practitioner. With over 20 years experience in the field, Megan-Mack finds her passion in guiding people to their innate connection to the natural world and each other.
TESTIMONIALS from this retreat:
I recommend Nurture Through Nature and this retreat because it was beautiful, serene, and we can find exactly what we need here.
The food was delicious. I am grateful for the opportunity to breathe, find myself, meditate, do yoga, and connect to all around me.
As in the past, I felt graciously welcomed and able to just “be”. There is peace, acceptance and beauty here. Comfort and safety in all aspects of the retreat. I loved spending time meditating in different ways. The silence was a gift to me. –Deb
Everything was amazing and appreciated. I am so grateful that I was guided to NTN to get back to nature, to myself. The sauna and the brook was surprisingly beneficial. Thank you! –Kim
There were great lessons on awareness. I loved the group participation and the singing/chanting. The music, yoga and meditation worked for me. –Gene
It was a wonderful experience: the food, location, activities, community building, tools for experience. Please keep up the amazing “work”~you offer/provide a real treasure here! I leave feeling grounded, relaxed, peaceful, connected and grateful. –Todd Glacy
The food was fabulous prepared with loving hands! The facilities were very user friendly. The services were excellent. This was my first retreat and will remain the most memorable. All of it worked for me. –Hedy Kummer
I loved the yurt. The music was beautiful. It was a really wonderful experience. Jen is an amazing facilitator...I plan on returning here again and will recommend it to friends. –Heather Lawless Wiehl
This all inclusive retreat includes organic vegetarian meals beginning with Fri. dinner, ending with breakfast on Sun, 2 nights shared eco-cabin stay, sauna, private hiking trails & programming.
Self-assessed sliding scale: $390-$455
To register: Send non-refundable $100 nonrefundable deposit to: Nurture Through Nature, 77 Warren Rd, Denmark, Maine 04022.
Contact us to apply for reduced fee kitchen trade scholarship.