Fall Foliage Meditation Retreat -Sept 29-Oct 1

Harvest Your Soul on this Autumn Retreat

Join us for a weekend immersion in the practice of meditation and self-awareness. Let the brilliant fall foliage in Maine surround you on a journey into stillness and ease. Whether you are new to meditation or seasoned in your practice, join us to deepen your awareness in the company of others.

Together we will experience:

  • Sitting and Walking meditation to reconnect
  • Mindful Restorative Hatha Yoga and guided meditations
  • Mindful eating of amazing vegetarian meals sourced from local farms to take in Life’s bounty
  • The Work of Byron Katie to undo stressful thinking
  • Periods honoring Noble Silence
  • Chanting~Kirtan; like prayer through song & music
  • Intentional Sauna Ceremony with intention
  • Live healing acoustic and vocal sounds from Helena Nash during yoga and to open meditations
  • Time in nature to integrate, to release, to Be…
  • *Optional Sound Healing Reiki sessions before and after the retreat.


About Jen:
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.

About Helena:
With deep roots in the acoustic singer-songwriter world as well as mantra music and music for the soul, the sound of Helena Nash’s voice reaches lovingly and often deeply into people’s hearts. Through the magic (and science!) of music as well as her professional role as a Reiki practitioner, Helena focuses her attentions upon healing, stress release, and spiritual and emotional connection.

*Helena Nash will offer Reiki and Sound Healing at Nurture Through Nature from 1:30pm-4:00pm on Friday, September 29 and 12:00pm-4:00pm on Sunday, October 1. The cost is $75 per hour or $105 for 1.5 hours. Please contact Helena directly at 773-410-1378 or helena@helenanash.com to schedule your session.

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 lunch on Sun, 2 nights shared eco-cabin stay, sauna, private hiking trails, & programming.

Self-assessed sliding scale: $385-$450

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 scholarship.

" I came home with a better understanding of who I am in our universe,  different methods of meditating, invigorating yoga sessions, a better consciousness about food and most importantly learning how to stay in the moment...The breath...After the first retreat, I was inspired to return in the fall. On the second retreat, I had another opportunity to find out more about myself and become a better listener to my inner thoughts. I learned that all I needed to know was in me.  Jen's open heart, passion, perspective and sense of humor bring a welcoming atmosphere for all of the people attending the retreat. I would recommend their retreats in a heartbeat. Namasté" Jeanine B, Manchester, NH"

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