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Women’s Mental Health Yoga Retreat

September 1 @ 2:00 pm September 6 @ 10:00 am

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Spark the inner fire for renewal and purpose
5-Day Women’s Mental Health Yoga Retreat led by Ajeet Khalsa

Cost: $500 – Select “Women’s Mental Health Yoga Retreat” as an “Extra” when you make your Accommodations reservation
Plus Accommodations – Reserve a room for September 1-6, 2024

Be sure to select “Women’s Mental Health Yoga Retreat” as an “Extra” when you book.

Are you ready for some time away in nature? Is it about time you and your inner artist and healer got together for a week to play and pray? Join long-time yogini and artist Ajeet Khalsa for 5 days in northern Maine enjoying lakes, rivers, hikes and daily yoga sojourns.

Highlights

  • Silent Meditation
  • Daily Morning and Evening Yoga Flow
  • Farm to table breakfast, lunch, dinner-Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Holistic healing workshops
  • Reiki sessions
  • Daily sojourns in nature with an easy drive to lakes and rivers
  • Therapeutic Svaroopa yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa
  • Forest hiking, mountain treks, waterfalls

This Labor Day Women’s Mental Health Yoga Retreat in northern Maine welcomes all levels of yoga practitioner and anyone identifying as a woman, LGBTQIA+ friendly.

Sewall House is a home of healing. Set in the small town of Island Falls, Maine, Sewall House will transport you to quiet, self-directed practices each morning and evening that promise to nurture and nourish your body, your heart-space, and, most importantly, your mental health and well-being. The retreat also features two concentrated holistic workshops for professionals, yoga instructors, and school teachers, including innovative ways to sharpen your problem-solving skills through the process of Acceptance and Integration.

Once we resolve a problem through Acceptance and Integration,
we experience a greater awareness, which allows us to access a greater ease of being.

Women’s Mental Health Yoga Retreat Schedule

Sunday, September 1 (Arrival)

  • 2:00pm Arrive and settle in
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm Opening Circle of Intentions
  • 7:00pm Evening Meal

Monday, September 2
Preparing for Healing

  • 7:30am Silent Meditation on the river
  • 8:00am Vinyasa Yoga Practice
  • 9:45am Breakfast
  • 11:30am Journaling, Creative play
  • 2:00pm Picnic Lunch
  • 3:30pm-5:30pm Free Time or Healing Sessions — NOTE: Healing Sessions must be booked in advance.
    • Deep Tissue Massage: $100/60 minutes or $150/90 minutes
    • Karuna Yoga & Reiki: $110/60 minutes
  • 5:30pm Yoga Flow
  • 7:00pm Evening meal

Tuesday, September 3 & Wednesday, September 4
The Self-Healing Journey

  • 7:30am Silent Meditation on the river
  • 8:00am Vinyasa Yoga Practice
  • 9:45am Breakfast
  • 11:30am-1:30pm (Tuesday)
    Workshop Intensive: Listen and heal from within
    Bring deeper awareness to inner conflicts to reach your true being with open mindfulness techniques, Japa mantra and deep listening in pairs. After coming to a serene place of inner stillness, we’ll discuss in groups how to bring this inner healing back to your work/home/relationships.
  • 11:30am-1:30pm (Wednesday)
    Workshop Intensive: Allowing the sacred voices to be heard
    Learn how to listen deeply to your inner voices and find a way to express them. Looking at both ‘good and bad’ outcomes, we learn to discern a way to hold both as true in our problem-solving and decision making. Using holistic processes, drawing and singing, we come home.
  • 2:00pm Lunch
  • 3:30pm-5:30pm • Free Time or Healing Sessions — NOTE: Healing Sessions must be booked in advance.
    • Deep Tissue Massage: $100/60 minutes or $150/90 minutes
    • Karuna Yoga & Reiki: $110/60 minutes
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm Slow Bliss yoga practice
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Evening Meal

Thursday, September 5
The Healing Power of Nature

  • 7:30am Silent Meditation on the river
  • 8:00am-9:30am Slow Flow Yoga Vinyasa
  • 9:45am Breakfast
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm
    Nature Reintegration Day in the woods and streams
    Choose a hike to magical waterfalls, deep into the forest, taking time for a picnic in the woods, or take a sack lunch and head out on a kayak for a sojourn on Lake Matawamkeag.  In this recoup day, we allow ourselves a spacious silence to appreciate all the work we’ve done and enjoy ourselves in nature.
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm Yoga Nidra relaxation
  • 7:00-8:30pm Evening Meal

Friday, September 6 (Departure)

  • 7:30am Silent Meditation on the river
  • 8:00am Vinyasa Yoga Practice
  • 9:45am Breakfast and Departures

Be sure to select “Women’s Mental Health Yoga Retreat” as an “Extra” when you book.

General Information

The Women’s Mental Health Yoga Retreat at Sewall House Yoga Retreat in Island Falls, Maine, includes:

  • All meals
  • All yoga classes
  • Nature outings and workshops

Accommodations at Sewall House Yoga Retreat must be purchased separately. Taxes and Airfare are NOT included.

Massages and Private sessions are available for an additional fee.

  • Deep Tissue Massage: $100/60 minutes or $150/90 minutes
  • Karuna Yoga & Reiki: $110/60 minutes

About Ajeet Khalsa

Ajeet is a yoga teacher and mom, Reiki healer and holistic-process counselor.  She has been leading and training professionals in healing journeys and yogic modalities since1997.  She began studies with the Svaroopa Vidya Ashram in 2012, is an E-RYT Teacher-Trainer with Sewall House and is a registered Yoga Alliance Children’s Yoga Teacher. Her book Color Me Yoga is available on Lulu Press. She loves trees.

About Svaroopa® Yoga and Hatha Yoga

During the week retreat, you’ll learn Svaroopa® yoga, a simple and slow yogic practice that helps you to release your spine and apply these deeper release to your whole life. Svaroopa yoga is Hatha yoga, with self-effort involved. This is a path of both self-effort and grace, says Swami Nirmalananda, founder of Svaroopa.

Self-effort is very important: you must apply yourself to the practices. Yet, on a path of Grace, you have to remember to make space for something more to happen. This is what Svaroopa yoga excels at and why it is the best yoga for retreat, especially for the mental health relief it provides.

Be sure to select “Women’s Mental Health Yoga Retreat” as an “Extra” when you book.

Details

Start:
September 1 @ 2:00 pm
End:
September 6 @ 10:00 am
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Sewall House

1027 Crystal Road, PO Box 254
Island Falls, ME 04747 United States
1-646-316-5151
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