Summer Retreats Starting June 28! Come join us for Yoga/Meditation/ Nature/Massage/ Food/ Friendship and More! Here is the Daily Schedule for the writing workshop AUG 16-19 too!

Just like our ongoing retreat schedule but with the added bonus of guided writing

exercises, sharing and time to write on your own too!

 

SAMPLE YOGA/WRITING RETREAT DAY

8:00-10:00   Morning Meditation/Yoga

10:00          Breakfast

10:30-12:00  Shared Writing Time: Short Writing Exercise & Sharing

12:00-2:00   Inspirational Break (Hike, Walk, Lake Tour, Reading, Biking, Massage)

2:00            Mid-Day Meal

 

2:30-5:00     Individual Writing Time (or Just Relaxing)

 

5:30-7:00     Evening Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

 

7:00            Dinner

 

8:00-9:00    The Writer’s Life: Discussion of how to make writing a part of your life (optional)IMG_4647

 

Summer Season Coming UP! Writing Workshop Aug 16- 19/ Teacher Training Aug 23 and ongoing summer yoga retreats!

Yoga/Writing Retreat, Friday August 16 – Monday August 19

A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a writing retreat fueled by yoga practice and the inspirational surroundings of Maine. Open to all writers, even those that do not yet think of themselves as “writers”, the retreat will offer structured writing exercises, a supportive environment for sharing your work, individual writing time, and tips on how to integrate writing into your life. Rejuvenate your creative spirit. Set intentions during your yoga practice. Dedicate time to your writing passion!

with Donna Amrita Davidge and Maria Massei-Rosato

Donna and Maria Loon Ledge

Donna and Maria Loon Ledge

Maria Massei-Rosato is a published author with an M.F.A in creative non-fiction from The New School, NY.  She has taught poetry workshops for adults and children with developmental disabilities. Maria has also attended the Harvard Business School Executive Education for High-Potential Leaders and holds a B.S. from New York University.

 

Maria completed a memoir, which was selected as a semi-finalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition.  She attended Robert McKee’s Story seminar and is currently writing a screenplay, a tale of two journeys: cycling across the country and caring for her mom through a debilitating illness. The movie is meant to convey what she has learned along the way:  life requires strength in the face of adversity, patience when confronted with a challenge and faith when all seems lost.

 

Some of Our Moments From Recent CA TRIP- ASK About ITALY Oct 19-26/Summer in Maine/ Training Still Has Spots April 26-May 18 in Maine!

Our fabulous group March 9n in Pleasant Hill CA with hosts ERIC and KELLY

Our fabulous group March 9n in Pleasant Hill CA with hosts ERIC and KELLY

Utthita- Hasta

Utthita- Hasta

Moment of Solitude and Meditation for Kent

Moment of Solitude and Meditation for Kent

Golden Bridge LA

This is the beautiful room we taught at in Los Angeles
Golden Bridge,,

Self Realization

Beautiful spot Sewall House Guest wendy took us to where Pramahansa had his first Center..thank you Wendy for being such a great hostess!

Check our Events Page for California Classes March 7, 9 and 12/ Teacher Training Applications Due Soon!

If you are interested in our next 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in Maine

please fill out the application on our Teacher Training Page

Dates are April 26-May 18

If you like the idea of a small group training….

A special immersion experience away from the crowdsIMG_2380

I Want to Look Like You When I Am 58!!

Today before starting the hatha class at noon in NY City I asked if anyone had remembered the storm of 1996. I did and yesterday subbed at the same place I was teaching that day in 1996, HB Acting School in NY. I remembered that day because I got a phone call, as NY City lay covered in much more snow than it does after last night’s “storm”. There were people cross country skiing on the streets in NY that Monday in 1996. I received a call that my great Aunt Nancy, aged 101, had died the night before. The blanket of snow seemed appropriate to tuck her in to the hereafter. Little did I know that 18 months later I would purchase the house she had cherished and turn it into a yoga retreat to keep its history and legacy alive, and to keep it in the family, When I mentioned to the class that a teacher at HB yesterday asked if I remembered the storm of 49 I said No, I was born in 55! After class a lovely young woman came up and said ” Are you really 58? I want to look like you at 58!” Keep doing yoga, folks, take care of yourself and your thoughts..get enough rest, be authentic and be with the right people!

That is my advice today:)

and count your blessings…IMG_4080

It all helps! Enjoy the snow…..

Next Small Teacher Training Starts Late April Until May 18- 21 days of Immersion 200 Hours

Diane does Hanumanasana

Meditative Moment

Meditative Moment

 

Nadja teacher trainer extraordinaire!

Nadja teacher trainer extraordinaire!

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Make New Friends!

Make New Friends!

 

Warrior Three in Loon Ledge

Warrior Three on Loon Ledge in SEPT

 

Recent Retreat

Shoulder Stand with support- Marissa and Rachel

 

Cozy Small Yoga Classes

Cozy Small Yoga Classes

 

Diane's first Headstand

Diane’s First headstand last week!

Sewall House is proud to offer its fifth 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher training starting in late April for 21 days until March 18.

Our trainings have a maximum of 5  people in them and are a great opportunity to deepen your practice, to develop the basic tools and understanding to start the journey of becoming a yoga teacher or simply going deeper into yoga as a physical and mental tool for health and self growth.

Applications are due by March 15. Please find information of what is covered, costs and application on our teacher training page, as well as comments from prior trainers.

Donna Amrita Davidge has been teaching yoga full time for nearly 30 years in many and varied venues and populations.

We Will Be in CA again this March!

Holiday Retreat was FUN with lots of snow shoeing this winter!

More info coming on San Francisco March 7, Pleasant Hill March 9 and 10 and Golden Bridge LA March 12 Evening time..here is the wonderful solstice night we were a part of in NYC DEC 21- Kent played guitar and drums, I led the Kundalini Yoga set on Creativity and Amar Atma played Harmonium  while Gianroop led the group through an amazing meditation!

Yoga Practice the Trickle Effect

Bradley Cooper greeting actors after screening of Silver Linings Notebook today

This morning I was mulling over the books for the business. not at all my forte but a necessary things when tax time is nigh, and not achieving what I had hoped to with Quickbooks. I had gone to my early Ashtanga practice that I had been away from during the winter retreat ,which was good, but the day was not falling into place as I would have liked. I felt frustrated and inefficient. The phone rang and it was  a student from NY who now lived in London. I had taught her in the early 90’s in Tribeca. A 45 minute conversation ensued about healers vs therapists and the energy of last solstice. I feel grateful that students turn to me and trust me when they are facing deep internal questions about themselves, their direction, their choices, their lives. At 11 the phone rang into the conversation. I assumed it was my 11 phone appointment to work on a workshop on creativity we are doing in California in March. I rambled on to the person calling about the connection  between the London call and her, a 6 degree of separation mutual friend in London, only to realize it was not the person I thought I was speaking to! It was one of my teacher trainers who had switched careers from law to freelancing photography, law and yoga teaching wanting to share with me a profound and interesting experience she had New Years Eve, which included a Kundalini Yoga celebration in NYC. All in all, the morning turned into a series of Goddess conversations as finally the SFO healer called to talk about our planned workshop. Quickbooks forgotten for the time being, we went off to a screening of the Silver Lining film ( I have kept my SAG card though not acted in 18 years) with a talk with Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro ( a perfect movie for knowing we all have issues and off days! loved it in fact) before I ran off to sub a vinyasa class. I am home, tired and fulfilled from another spontaneous day in my yoga world.

Winter Wonderland Start Anew (DEC 27-JAN 3) Holiday Retreat Cozy/ Comfy/ Casual/Nurturing

WE OFFER OUR ANNUAL WINTER RETREAT A PLACE FOR CALM INTROSPECTION, HEALING YUMMY FOOD, FUN PERSONALIZED YOGA & MEDITATION, SWEET PRIVATE ROOMS, SAUNA, MASSAGE and QUIET AWAY FROM THE HOLIDAY BUSYNESS!

Fall Foliage Fully Bright this weekend! Thanksgiving and Holiday Winter Retreats Coming Up!

With the colorful leaves and cooler temperatures of fall we offer our last Fall Foliage weekend. Next offered retreat Thanksgiving and then Dec 26- Jan 3 our Holiday Retreat. Thanks for a great season! For offseason retreats please contact to arrange with us!