MAINE YOGA RETREAT
Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation

JULY 16 – 22, 2018


YOUR  200 ACRE YOGA MAT.

Maine Yoga Retreat

July 16 to July 22, 2018

A Maine Vacation and Yoga Retreat

Is your yoga a daily practice, ongoing for years? Perhaps you’ve only begun to explore yoga – or perhaps you’ve wished you had the time, but have never been on a yoga mat! No matter what yoga you practice, how long you’ve been practicing, or if this is a brand new experience, this Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Retreat is for you.


Your 200 acre yoga mat

The Maine Yoga Retreat includes small group classes and private instruction as well. The magnificent Maine setting provides endless exploration for the mind and spirit as well as unique settings for yoga practice and meditation on the lake, along the lake in pine scented forests or our outdoor chapel deep in the woods.  Sign up using the Registration Form below.

Reduce stress, enhance strength and flexibility 

Consider yoga as a way of being, not just doing. You will experience the magnificent pleasures of yoga while enjoying organic homegrown vegetables, fresh dairy from our cows, and local Maine beverages.  The Maine Yoga Retreat will take day trips to famous herbal gardens, artist studios, and quintessential Maine beaches.


Passionate yoga. Serious fun

The day is yours to schedule and enjoy at your pace. Join the crowd or escape to beautiful privacy. Yoga classes are held throughout the day
so you are free to join around your schedule.

Yoga Retreat Schedule


Throughout the week we’ll explore yogic philosophy through study of Meditation, Asana, Pranayama, Yamas and Niyamas – moving always toward the practice of the first Yama, Ahimsa – non-harming in thought, word, and deed toward all beings – the practice of compassion. Mindfulness will be a path inward to deeply explore our warrior spirits and peaceful hearts. Through mindfulness we’ll become more present in each moment of our precious lives. We’ll practice asana to strengthen our center, improve posture and enhance quality of life. Bring balance and strength and energy to every moment. Sun, Moon and Earth Salutations by the lake, in the fields, or at the chapel in the woods – connected to our Mother the Earth, the stars, and the moon, and the sun.

Monday July 16
– 3:00p.m. Check-in begins – Welcome to Medomak Retreat Center. Unpack and settle in.
– 4:00p.m. Tour of Medomak Retreat Center and grounds. Happy Hour Welcome!
– 6:30p.m. Dinner
– 7:30p.m. Welcome to Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation. Time to open our hearts, minds and bodies to the joyful practice of being present. Time to come home to ourselves in breath-taking Maine.

Tuesday – Saturday July 17 – 21 – each day will offer:
– 7:00a.m. Personal time with light breakfast tid-bits
– 8:00-9:15a.m. Meditation, Pranayama (breathwork), Asana (postures)
– 9:30a.m. Breakfast
– Morning Private (or small group) Yoga/Meditation sessions available
– 1:00p.m. Lunch
– Afternoon Private (or small group) Yoga/Meditation sessions available
– 5:00-6:15p.m. Meditation, Pranayama (breathwork), Asana (postures)
– 6:30p.m. Dinner
– 7:30p.m. Evening Meditation


Kathleen Medomak Yoga

Yogi Kathleen Maroney-Hesser

Kathleen Maroney-Hesser is the owner and guiding practitioner of Sunflower Bodyworks where she teaches yoga and meditation and is a member of Yoga Alliance and Kripalu Teachers Association. She believes that yoga is more than something we do; rather, it’s a way of being. You’re invited to come move, laugh and celebrate with us, all the while reducing effects of stress, and enhancing strength and flexibility. Kathleen’s love of Yoga is reflected in her joyful teaching style.

Lake & Activities

All day long, between yoga sessions, enjoy the wonders of the lake. 

Medomak is located on a beautiful Maine lake that’s perfect
for swimming, paddling, sailing, fishing, or just relaxing
on the docks. 

Play. Relax. Indulge.


Every day you can treat yourself to one, two or three yoga classes!  Take a group class, arrange for an individual class and leave time to do some of the following:

Kayaking
Canoeing
Foosball
Ping pong
Relaxing
Massage Therapist (on site)
Basketball
Board games
Fishing
Hiking
Blueberry picking
Milking Perry (the cow) (optional)
Waterfront
Swimming
Overnights at North Star Lodge
Sailing
Morning walk
Reading
Local Beer & Cheese Tasting
Gallery Visits
Stand Up Paddle boards

Lodging & Food

Lodging

Each private, one-room cabin has a bathroom and a shower.

Simply put, our cabins are simple, in the New England tradition. Cabins are supplied with linens and towels for each guest. There are a few creature comforts like reading lights, comfortable beds (two twin beds that can be pushed together), and a writing table. Outside each cabin you will find two adirondack chairs to enjoy the warm days and a good book.

The Food

All our meals are chef-prepared, small batch and from scratch.

This isn’t institutional food. We have an amazing vegetarian menu that can also accommodate any specialized, medically prescribed diet. We grow many of our own organic vegetables, we milk our own cows, and bake our own breads and desserts. There is always plenty to go around of our hearty, healthy, comfort food. Coffee, tea, fruit and snacks are available all day and well into the night.

Medomak has two organic gardens that supply many of the delicious ingredients for our meals. And we also have a local organic farmer.

Milk from our cows enable us to produce fresh milk, yogurt and other dairy products. We are also commited to using fresh produce and other products produced by local farmers such as jams, fruits, honey, eggs and poultry. And, of course there is our abundant Medomak blueberry patch. Blueberry pancakes anyone?

Maine Attractions

Local Attractions

Medomak is just minutes from the picturesque towns of Rockland and Camden and a 2-hour drive from Acadia National Park. Local attractions include:

Farnsworth Museum and Wyeth Center in Rockland, Maine

Baxter State Park/Mt. Katahdin

Maine Lobster Festival – if you’re coming to camp at the end of July or the beginning of August you might want to plan a side trip to the festival.

Windjammer Schooner Tours out of the beautiful town of Camden.

Owl’s Head Transportation Museum

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

Rockland Golf Course 1/2 hour from camp

Samoset Golf 1/2 hour from camp

Birch Point State Park – One of our camper’s favorite box lunch day destinations. Great tidal pools where the pines meet the Atlantic ocean.

A fun activity is to plan a sea kayaking trip with Maine Sport.

Monhegan Island is an artist colony with plenty of walking trails. Drive to the coastal town of Port Clyde and visit the lighthouse highlighted in the film “Forrest Gump”, stop in to the Dipnet for a lobster roll & root beer and take the Laura B to Monhegan Island.

Dating to the 1700’s, one of the United States’ oldest surviving wooden military buildings can be found at Old Fort Western. This is a National Historic Monument located in Augusta, Maine.

Camden Hills State Park has beautiful views of Penobscot Bay and groomed trails for hiking. Head into town to Cappy’s for their clam chowder for lunch.

Places, Restaurants and Wineries

Liberty Graphics – Everyone’s favorite 2 dollar t-shirts

Excellent community radio station broadcasted out of Blue Hill

L.L. Bean

Spruce Mountain Blueberries excellent blueberry chutney and other blueberry things.

Cellar Door Winery

Hope Spinnery is a small wind-powered fiber processing mill a few miles inland from the Coast of Maine in the town of Hope Maine. The owner, Bill Huntington, is our lead instructor at our Knitting Retreat.

Seacolors is a source for high-quality wool. All their yarns are sun dyed in seawater using colors inspired by nature. Their wool is grown on the backs of fine-wooled sheep and goats still grazing on the hills of our farmstead in Maine. The farm is located in Washington Maine.

Black Locust is a Bed and Breakfast and cashmere goat farm located in Washington Maine.

Savage Oakes Winery a great place to stop on box lunch day!

Sweet Grass Local wines and distilled brandies and gin.

Moody’s Diner featured on CBS’s Sunday morning…you gotta try the pie. Check out the Four Berry Pie, yummy!

Union pottery – Hand painted stoneware this quaint shop is close to camp. A perfect spot to pick up a Maine souvenir.

A-1 Diner in Gardiner Maine, 30 minutes from camp, has been highlighted on the Food Network’s popular show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

Day-long horseback riding camps in the town of Washington.

Red’s Eats in Wiscasset. Some say they have the best lobster roll in Maine!

Sweet Season Farm, Market and Cafe…Dave’s favorite place to eat on his day off. Locally sourced produce and meat, pick your own berries and ice cream, too! Plus the best burger in the mid-coast!

Primo Restaurant in Rockland

Café Miranda in Rockland

Associations

Information on Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park area

Town of Belfast chamber of commerce site

The Maine Office of Tourism offical website.

Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, of which we are members, has great info on regional businesses and attractions.

Union Chamber of Commerce has interesting facts on the towns of Washington, Appleton, Hope and Union.

The Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Towns close to Washington, ME

Pictures of Pemaquid light house (most photographed spot in Maine)

The Official Flag of Washington, Maine

Other Neat Things

Old farmer’s almanac–good stuff about New England

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FAQs


Cabins

What are the cabins like?
Cabins are simple and uninsulated, but clean and comfortable.

Are there bathrooms and showers in the cabins?
Yes, cabins have private bathrooms, and hot showers.

Do we need to bring linens?
No, we provide a pillow, blanket, sheets and towels. If you have your own favorite blanket or pillow, you might want to bring it along for your own personal comfort.

Food

What is the food like?
Our food is delicious!  We have an amazing vegetarian menu that can also accommodate any specialized, medically prescribed diets. We cook in small batches, with most things from scratch. We buy most produce directly from local farmers. We are a certified dairy, and our milk comes directly from our cows on site. You can even milk them if you like. We pasteurize our milk. Sorry, we cannot provide raw milk.

Can we accommodate food allergies and concerns?
Yes, with appropriate notice, we can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, lactose free, and most other concerns. When you register, please let us know what your dietary concerns are, and we will call you to discuss how we can best accommodate.

How are meals served?
Meals are served family style, plattered on the table. Help yourself, don’t be shy, and eat as much as you like.

Are there snacks and refreshments available throughout the day and into the evening?
Yes, coffee and tea are available all day and late into the night. Fresh fruit and snacks, too.

Is alcohol permissible?
Yes, but we ask that you drink in moderation, and be a good neighbor to your fellow participants.

Alcohol is BYOB. There are fantastic breweries in Maine, and we even have a local gin distillery, which is amazing.

Is there a place to store any personal food and/or beverages?
Yes, we have a common refrigerator in our dining hall that is available for your use.

Can we keep food in our cabins?
We highly discourage it, as it attracts unwanted “guests.”

Facilities

What kinds of activities are available on the property and the surrounding area?
See Maine Attractions

Tell me about the lake?
Washington Pond is the centerpiece of the property. During the day, please enjoy a cool dip in the lake, a nice canoe, kayak, or sailboat excursion all around the lake. It is lovely.

Are Laundry machines available for use?
Yes, you may do laundry for $2/load (wash and dry). We provide soap.

Cancellation Policy

What is your cancellation policy?
Prior to March 1st, 2018 tuition is refundable less the $100 deposit.

After March 1st, 2018 tuition is refundable, less a $250 cancellation fee and $100 deposit. 

Cancellations made less than 8 weeks from the date of your arrival will render tuition non-refundable unless the vacated accommodations are filled by others on our waiting list. In the case that an accommodation is filled by someone on our waiting list, tuition will be refunded less a $250 cancellation fee and a $100 deposit.

 Cancellations must be made by speaking with a Medomak Director.

 A $25 cancelled check fee will be charged for returned checks.

Registration


SUMMER


June 5-August 31

178 Liberty Road
Washington, ME 04574
(207) 845-6001 

WINTER


Until June 5

12230 Clarksville Pike, Suite C 
Clarksville, MD 21029
(301) 854-9100
Toll-free 1-(866)-MEDOMAK

EMAIL


Contact us using the form above.

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