Nurture Through Nature offers earth-friendly space to unplug, simplify & deeply connect with the natural world and your own True Nature. Our unique and heart-felt services are offered by passionate, experienced and skilled practitioners.

Our offerings are available privately and in small groups in a Covid-aware environment.  Enjoy our beautiful yoga studio or Mongolian Ger Healing Arts Studio (coming soon!). Also, we offer practice spaces surrounded by nature along our spring-fed mountain brook or tucked in the  forested slopes of Pleasant Mountain.  We are confident you will appreciate the healing spaces we provide our guests.

Private Qi Gong and Mindful Hatha Yoga with Jen Deraspe, founder

Join seasoned instructor, Jen Deraspe through her unique blend of conscious movement through Qi Gong and mindful Hatha Yoga. Meet Yourself on your mat on a journey back home to wonderful You. The purpose behind Jen’s classes is to experience one’s essence, life force, and vitality. Feel more relaxed, grounded, and alive.

Jen has been leading retreats, life coaching, and teaching Hatha yoga since 1999 and is available for private classes, custom group classes at Nurture Through Nature and in your space. Cost: $75 per session. Invite a friend or create a group and share the cost! Jen is also available to travel to your space for an additional travel cost.

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Guided Meditation Session

We are here to guide you back to your heart through your still and open mind. Experience gentle guidance that will meet you where you are at and help you to find your own way Home. Try seated or walking meditation on our special meditation loop trail through the forest.
Cost: $30 per half hour.

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Guided Forest Therapy Walks

A Forest Therapy walk is a guided meander through the forest to re-establish a truer sense of overall health and well-being. Through simple sensory invitations of awareness, participants strengthen their connection to the natural environment around them. This connection has been proven to create profound changes for both people’s mental and physical health. Research shows that prolonged moments in forests not only reduce stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue, but also subject us to inhaling Phytoncides which are known to create white blood cells. These white blood cells, know as NK killers, find and destroy cancer cells, as well as regulate autoimmune diseases. A gentle and kind opportunity to experience the magic and messages of nature. Perfect for individuals, companions, families, small groups and professional development teams. Facilitated by Megan-Mack DeRaspe, Certified Forest Therapy Guide

Includes: guided 2 hour walk, tea ceremony and specific invitations to connect with the natural world and your place in it. Cost: $80 for you and your yurt or cabin companions staying at NTN.

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Traditional Wood-Fired Sauna

Experience our regionally recognized sauna in the forest, a circular, cedar-lined, wood~fired sauna near our spring-fed mountain brook. Relax, release and restore. Enter our spacious, pristine and inviting sauna, complete with 3 windows overlooking the surrounding forest. Fresh mountain spring water and Eucalyptus oils are ladled over the hot lava rocks, creating circulating, medicinal steam that envelopes the bather and fills the lungs. Our sauna offers an inventive air circulating system so breathing is easy and full. Allow deep detoxification and relaxation to begin. Private appointments cost varies, based on group size. See the sauna page for complete details. Guests staying at NTN receive a discounted rate.

Visit our sauna page to book your session!


Canoe Coaching

There is an indescribable beautiful unfolding that occurs when one feels safe and supported enough to share their life’s challenges with a skilled practitioner enveloped by Nature’s beauty. Imagine yourself  floating on a river that gently flows into a nearby lake, sitting comfortably in the front of a canoe with your guide paddling  in the stern seat behind you, facilitating you towards greater peace and awareness. Allow yourself to rest as you are guided through the pristine landscapes of nearby waterways while your facilitator creates an experience for your healing and joy.


  • Gentle and mindful canoe tour, based on your paddling experience and interest
  • Customized facilitation
  • Canoe, life jacket, and paddle
  • Professional services of a Registered Maine Guide
  • Personalized coaching, based on your intentions; through guided meditation, Forest Therapy, mindfulness exercises, The Work of Byron Katie, nature and silence…

Canoe coaching cost: $180 for 3 hours

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Paddling River and Lake Eco-Adventure

Experience the sights and sounds of nature on a gently paced paddling excursion with veteran Maine Guides, Jen DeRaspe, founder of Nurture Through Nature and/or Megan-Mack DeRaspe, Director of Nurture Through Nature. Explore the quiet, gorgeous waterways of western Maine’s Lakes and Mountains region, weaving through the habitat of our local residents including deer, moose, bald eagle, osprey, hawk, river otter, beaver, muskrat, turtles, and nesting waterfowl. Experience a taste of wilderness off the beaten path, offering quiet time in nature for reflection and exploration. Novice and experienced paddlers are welcome.


  • Customized tour, based on your paddling experience and interest
  • Canoe, life jacket, and paddle
  • Professional services of a Registered Maine Guide
  • Picnic lunch (for a full day)

Canoe excursion cost: 1-2 people, approx. 3 hours: $125; Full day: $185 (full day includes lunch). For each additional person, add $35.

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Registered Maine Guide Services

Be safely guided in the out of doors to increase your outdoor recreational skills and expand your comfort zone in a safe and supportive environment. Options included guided day hiking, backpacking and solo expedition skills, snow shoeing, canoeing skills, SUP skills, wilderness living skills, fire and shelter building skills, map and compass skills, trip planning, gear and clothing know-how,  campfire cooking/ baking and more!

Cost: $60/hr
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Shamanic Reiki Session

Shamanic Reiki sessions blend two types of healing traditions. Reiki, is an energy practice to assist the flow of healing energy, light and vibration; to-and-from one’s body by focusing on major energy centers within, and surrounding the body. In Japanese the word translates into “universal life force.”  Shamanic practices and traditions focus on the oneness of all things and use natural resources to build upon the existing connection of humans to earth, sky, ancestors, animals and spirits. I am not a shaman, however through my extensive travel and trainings with Indigenous Shamans and current Shamanic Practitioners; I weave many universal Shamanic practices into my healing sessions. This 50-90 minute session will guide you to open your energy centers and assist your light to shine the reflection of your true vibrant self.
Practitioner: Megan-Mack DeRaspe, Certified Reiki Practitioner      Rates: $75 (50 min); $90 (90 min)

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Corporate Team Building

Is your team needing new direction, a better sense of unity, a safe environment to speak and be heard, or maybe just a day of intentional fun? With over 20 years of facilitation experience, I have worked with countless small (and large) businesses, teams, organizations and groups looking for a variety of intentions. Gathering at our beautiful eco-retreat center for a half or full-day of programming, you will find our space to be welcoming and nestled in the beautiful Maine woods at the foothills of the White Mountains. Sessions are custom designed to fit your desired outcome(s) and sure to leave participants feeling a better sense of ease and unity. 8-20 people, with or without lunch included.

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Please note: For guarantee of availability, services are to be scheduled in advance of arrival. To avoid charges, cancellation of services must be made a full 24 hours prior to scheduled appointment times. There are no refunds for late arrivals or missed appointments within the 24 hour cancellation period.