August 2-August 9

An empowering holistic paddling expedition in the North Maine Woods.

Words do no justice in describing what unfolds for those that show up for a retreat of this length and nature. Becoming absorbed in the natural world while in community, having all that we truly need in our canoes, creates a sense of spaciousness, simplicity, and empowerment. Connecting with the natural rhythms of sun, moon, stars, water, and earth brings us back to a more authentic and ease-filled way of being.

Join the circle on this transformative retreat of a lifetime…

Retreat includes:
• Daily Qi Gong Yoga and  Guided Meditation
• Awareness and mindfulness exercises
• Wilderness living skills for empowerment and confidence building
• 21 meals
• Paddling gear
• 7 nights guided  paddling journey on Lobster Lake, West Branch of Penobscot River and  Chesuncook Lake (approx 57 miles)
• Gate, camping, shuttle and parking fees for the North Maine Woods
• A life~changing experience in the back country

Your facilitators are Jen Deraspe and Megan-Mack Nicholson, both registered Maine Guides, each with over 20 years experience in retreat leading and wilderness guiding. Jen, the founder of Nurture Through Nature retreat center, is a Certified Yoga and Qi Gong instructor and Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. Megan-Mack, the current Director of the Hyde Wilderness School, has an MS in Outdoor Leadership and Environmental Education. In addition, she is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Reiki practitioner and is working towards her PhD in Eco-Psychology. Both Jen and Megan-Mack share a deep passion for the healing arts and the natural world and sharing those passions with those interested.

Canoe retreat fee: $1395
Bring a friend and save each $50!
To hold your spot, submit your $300 non-refundable deposit today.


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

" 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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