Join us for a weekend immersion in the practice of meditation and self-awareness. This retreat will provide countless invitations to connect more deeply with ourselves, our True Nature, and with nature’s beauty all around us. Let spring in Maine enliven you through deep awareness. Whether you are new to meditation or seasoned in your practice, join us to deepen your awareness in the company of others. This is an opportunity to cultivate lasting inner peace, the gift of Grace.
Together we will experience:
- Sitting and Walking meditation to reconnect
- Meditation through conscious dance
- Mindful Hatha Yoga to open and experience Life
- Silent meals~mindful eating to take in Life’s bounty
- The Work of Byron Katie to undo stressful thinking
- Chanting~Kirtan; like prayer through song & music
- Sacred Sauna Ceremony with intention
- Time in nature to integrate, to release, to Be…
Ed Gabrielsenteaches meditation, mantra chanting, Dharma Studies and hatha yoga in Norway, Maine He has given talks on Buddhist Dharma in yoga studios, dharma centers, churches, retreat centers and hospitals in Maine, Texas, New Mexico and Italy.
Jen Deraspe,founder of Nurture Through Nature, is an holistic life coach, hatha yoga instructor and certified facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. She has been leading retreats, workshops and coaching clients from all over the country since 1999.
TESTIMONIALS from this retreat:
“I recommend Nurture Through Nature and this retreat because it was beautiful, serene, and we can find exactly what we need here.”
“The food was delicious. I liked the switching of Ed and Jen leading and then contributing to the other’s lessons. I liked the amount of down time in between meals and lessons. I am grateful for the opportunity to breathe, find myself, meditate, do yoga, and connect to all around me.”
“As in the past, I felt graciously welcomed and able to just “be”. There is peace, acceptance and beauty here. Comfort and safety in all aspects of the retreat. I loved spending time meditating in different ways. The silence was a gift to me.” Deb
“Everything was amazing and appreciated. I am so grateful that I was guided to NTN to get back to nature, to myself. The sauna and the brook was surprisingly beneficial. Thank you!” Kim
“There were great lessons on awareness. I loved the group participation and the singing/chanting. The music, yoga and meditation worked for me.” Gene
“It was a wonderful experience: the food, location, activities, community building, tools for experience. Please keep up the amazing “work”~you offer/provide a real treasure here! I leave feeling grounded, relaxed, peaceful, connected and grateful.” Todd Glacy
“The food was fabulous prepared with loving hands! The facilities were very user friendly. The services were excellent. This was my first retreat and will remain the most memorable. All of it worked for me.”
“I loved the yurt. The music was beautiful. It was a really wonderful experience. Jen is an amazing facilitator and the content flowed with Ed’s really well. I plan on returning here again and will recommend it to friends.” Heather Lawless Wiehl
This all inclusive retreat includes organic vegetarian meals beginning with Fri. dinner, ending with lunch on Sun, 2 nights shared eco-cabin stay, sauna, private hiking trails, & programming.
Self-assessed sliding scale: $225-$350. To register: Send non-refundable $100 deposit to: Nurture Through Nature, 77 Warren Rd, Denmark, ME, 04022 Contact Jen for work~trade scholarships if this sliding scale is still too expensive for your budget.