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Sewall House Yoga Retreat

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1027 Crystal Road, Box 254, Island Falls, ME 04747
Sewall House Yoga Retreat
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I've been to Sewall House 3 times now. Twice as a guest and once for work study. It's just the best place. And in a world and time when we have so many options, I choose to come back to Island Falls Maine. The house/rooms are wonderful, the food is always so delicious, and the warm, relaxing, supportive atmosphere is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This place is wonderful. The old house is beautiful and nicely kept up -- it has been in the owner's family for generations. I stayed in the Harriet Room which is on the 3rd floor and one of the less expensive options b/c it is a smaller room. I loved it. It was cozy and comfortable and the shared bath... More 

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MaineAmrita, Owner at Sewall House Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

We want to thank this reviewer and all of you this past season who have been so kind and gracious to take the time to share your experiences - we welcome feedback and do our best to offer the best service and learn from each of you! (as you hopefully learn yoga and wellness lifestyle the tips from your time... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

For my first solo vacation I knew I wanted to do something that would involve personal growth. I had always enjoyed doing yoga but I wanted to learn more about the spiritual side of the practice. Donna certainly delivered in guiding me through meditations, mantras and asanas that deepened my understanding. It opened my mind and heart. Through each practice... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I just returned from my 5th visit to Sewall House. Each time has been a wonderfully different experience. I first went because I desperately needed a vacation that I could easily take by myself from Boston. I’ve returned several times because of the people I’ve met there and the inspiring life lessons I take home each time. The chance to... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was my first solo trip and I couldn't have picked a better place to go! Donna, the owner and yoga instructor, is an amazing woman who truly cares about her guests and staff (and pets). I'm from Florida where the summers are humid and full of thunderstorms-- but the weather in Island Falls during August is absolutely beautiful! If... More 

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Hightstown, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

I have visited Sewall House many times and each has been a unique experience. The one consistent thread through all my visits has been Donna's commitment to creating a space where guests can rest, renew and recharge. The setting is a beautiful historic home nestled in the heart of a quaint, rustic town. The healthy vegetarian food is delicious and... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Based on other tripadvisor reviews, I booked trip here with my mother for an August weekend retreat. Donna and her staff did a wonderful job of ensuring we had a restful yet personally expansive experience. Donna's decades of yoga teaching and practice as well as her dynamic personality shone. The Sewall House location in Northern Maine offers a slower pace... More 

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rockland maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very comfortable family style atmosphere- Donna and staff(Stehen and Nadja) go above and beyond to accommodate guests - Donna is a wonderful yoga instructor- knowledgeable, warm, open hearted. Food is vegetarian but not standard vegetarian fare- excellent. Went for a leisurely yoga oriented weekend with daughter-quality time together and this met our expectations .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

A week ago, this over- travelled wanderer finally made it to Maine: first to the summer season in Bar Harbor, and then, a few hours away, on a much needed side trip to Island Falls, Maine. The town is celebrating Summerfest; blueberry/ raspberry season in full swing. For many years I have wanted to visit Sewall House, but never quite... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I sent three weeks at Sewall House in June 2014. I wanted to experience the life of a real yogi and I can say 'check' with success. The food was very healthy and delicious. However, I am not a vegetarian and it became hard after 10 days... Donna took us several times on the lake and hike. We had a... More 

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