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Women’s Mental Health Yoga Retreat

September 3, 2023 September 8, 2023

Women meditating

Spark the inner fire for renewal and purpose 5-Day Women’s Mental Health Yoga Retreat Led by Ajeet Khalsa With Ellen Spivak, guest artist and teacher

Retreat Cost: $500 (payable upon arrival) Plus Accommodations 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 and Ellen Spivak for 5 days in northern Maine enjoying lakes, rivers, hikes and daily yoga sojourns.


  • 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, lgbtq++ friendly. Sewall House is a home of healing; set in a small town, you’ll find yourself transported to quiet, self-directed practices each morning and evening that promises 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 and school teachers including innovative ways to sharpen your problem-solving skills through the process of Acceptance and Integration.

“What happens is that once a problem is resolved through acceptance and integration, we experience a greater awareness…this makes it easy to access the greater ease of being.”

Women’s Mental Health Yoga Retreat Schedule

Sunday, September 3rd

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

Monday, September 4th

  • 7:30am Silent Meditation on the River
  • 8:00am Vinyasa Yoga Practice
  • 9:45am  Breakfast
  • 11:30am Journaling, Creative play
  • 2:00pm Picnic Lunch
  • 3:00pm Free time and Healing Sessions **
  • 5:30pm Yoga Flow
  • 7:00pm Evening meal

Tuesday, September 5th & Wednesday, September 6th

The Self-Healing Journey
  • 7:30am Silent Meditation on the River
  • 8:00am Vinyasa Yoga Practice
  • 9:45am  Breakfast
  • 11:30-1:30pm (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.
  • 11:30-1:30pm (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 to 5:30pm Healing Sessions **
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm Slow Bliss yoga practice
  • 7:00-8:30pm Evening Meal

Thursday, September 7th – The Healing power of Nature

  • 7:30 Silent Meditation at the River
  • 8:00-9:30am Slow Flow Yoga Vinyasa
  • 9:45am Breakfast
  • 12:00pm to 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 8th  Departure Day

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

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 workshop intensives
Accommodations at Sewall House Yoga Retreat must be purchased separately. Taxes and Airfare are NOT included. Massages and Private sessions are an additional fee. **Self-Care Healing Sessions must be booked in advance
  • 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.

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September 3, 2023
September 8, 2023
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Sewall House

1027 Crystal Road, PO Box 254
Island Falls, ME 04747 United States
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