Retreat Center: Sewall House
Location: Maine, USA
Language of instruction: English
Retreat Organizer´s Website: www.sewallhouse.com
Highlights of the Yoga Meditation Wellness Retreat
-Yoga twice daily: kundalini, restorative, hatha, vinyasa, ashtanga, nidra
-Breathing techniques, meditation, relaxation techniques
-Fabulous home cooked food
-Massage & sauna
- Six Private Bedrooms.
- Five Rooms with antique full size beds.
- One room with a Queen size bed.
- Four full bathrooms; Three shared.
- One room with a private bathroom.
- Sauna & One person jacuzzi bath.
- Breakfast/Light Lunch/Dinner included.
- Wireless internet access is available.
We all have a story to tell. When Donna purchased her great grandparents’ home in 1997, which had stood empty for 18 months with plans to be put on the market and contents auctioned, she was attempting to save the legacy of her family in this historic home, to share that ongoing legacy of friendship and healing with likeminded seekers that started with her ancestors.
The Sewall House remains in the family and to this day continues the hospitality begun by Levi Sewall (who settled Island Falls and is William’s father). Donna Davidge, the fifth generation in the house, runs the lovely old place as a yoga retreat, splitting her time between Island Falls and New York City.
The William Sewall House yoga retreat in Island Falls, Maine; has been entered into the National Register of Historic Places. Built by Mr. Sewall in 1865, it was the community’s first post office. Mr. Sewall, Island Falls’ first citizen, met young Theodore Roosevelt there in 1872 and for three successive fall expeditions served as Roosevelt’s guide and companion After 1878 Mr. Roosevelt never returned to Island Falls, but he and Mr. Sewall corresponded frequently. In 1886, Mr. Sewall built Theodore Roosevelt’s ranch in North Dakota and told him in 1887: “If you go into politics and live, your chance to be President is good.”
We offer ongoing Yoga Retreats for 2-8 guests at a time, assuring a quality & personalized service.
We offer daily Ashtanga-Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga & Meditation classes. The morning class ranges from Restorative Hatha Yoga to more active Vinyasa-Ashtanga Yoga based based on guests needs.
Customized Massage is Offered at Sewall House that includes; Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai, Therapeutic & Reiki.
Sewall House is designed to support positive life changes without forcing you to adhere to a regimented program. Guests can be busy from dawn to dusk or have a more leisurely schedule.
The daily schedule is ongoing and all activities are optional. We help you plan your days as you desire. You choose arrival and departure days based on your schedule and needs. Contact us for availability, with any questions and to arrange a deposit to secure your dates.
You can read about the schedule in the following link
Styles & Practices
Kundalini, Restorative, Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Nidra
- Triathlon Training Swim/Run/Bike
- Arranged Hiking
- Arranged Lake Tours
- Plain old Porch Sitting
- Cross Country Skiing
- Maine Local Crafts & Goods
About Your Instructor: Donna Davidge
Keenly interested in health and exploration, Donna (Amrita) Davidge is a highly experienced 500 E-RYT yoga teacher . She received her Masters in Nutrition in the late 70s, then acted and modeled (living from 1982-85 in Europe) from the mid 80s into the early 90s.
You can read more about Donna Davidge in the following link
We are only 30 miles from the Canada/United States border. The bordering town in United states is Houlton, Maine (Passport Required). In Canada the bordering town is Woodstock, New Brunswick which is 92 km west of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Free Airport Pickup From Bangor, Maine with 5 Nights Stay & From Portland, Maine with 7 nights.
Looking for an all season vacation wonderland off the beaten path? No matter what time of year you choose to visit, Island Falls is a small community experience filled with breathtaking scenery, sporting adventure, pristine lakes and ponds, and fine dining.
Island Falls offers a four-season experience, is located right off I-95, is a winter wonderland of tranquility where families come to enjoy some of the finest ITS snowmobile trails, and trail conditions of the terrain are a welcome addition to the enjoyment of the sport. The ITS connects the local snowmobile club as well as lodging and dining establishments.
Spring brings the wildflowers in bloom, the trees budding, and the wildlife on the move. Days become longer and temperatures warmer inviting outdoor enthusiasts to take in some fishing, take a tour of the local historical society, visit the library, shop for a craft, have lunch with a friend old or new, enjoy a scenic walk or revel in the ability to be out in the fresh, clean air.
Summer is a great time for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and boating on our 2 large lakes or numerous small ponds and rivers, visit a vast array of historical sites, grab your clubs and enjoy a day on our 18-hole golf course that attracts golfers from all areas.
Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the same summer activities in slightly cooler temperatures. The breathtaking beauty of the foliage viewed in crisp cooler air makes this a favorite season for many. With vast woods surrounding the town, wildlife abounds and the deer and moose season catches the attention of all. Local guide services can assist in planning, outfitting and guiding you on your hunting experience.
Booking Conditions & Payments
You can read their conditions in the following link You can confirm your reservation by sending an inquiry to the retreat organizer, your payment of the retreat price will be handled by the retreat organizer. To secure a discount on their retreats send an inquiry to the organizer through our website.