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Sewall House Yoga Retreat

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1027 Crystal Road, Box 254, Island Falls, ME 04747
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Chimney Rock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We had the pleasure of spending one night at Sewall House. I wish it could have been longer, but our time was limited. Donna and her staff was so welcoming and friendly and made us feel right at home. The food was delicious and prepared just right. Donna makes all her guests feel special and I hope we can return... More 

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

We thank you for this review and so nice to meet the spouse of a returning staff -2002- (and past retreat guest as well! 1998 and 2000) person, passing through on their New England Tour! It means so much when people from the past at Sewall House come back to visit- and bring new friends! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I booked The Kundalini and Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 200hours in Sewall House. I would absolutely recommend this course for those interested in becoming a certified Hath yoga teacher and/or are thinking of becoming a Kundalini Teacher. Every morning there was mediation followed by 90 mins of Hatha yoga then a yummy breakfast then we would discuss yoga philosophy until... More 

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

We thank you for your review! Your kind words about your stay with us mean a lot to us- especially since the training served you so well! We appreciate people mentioning the training since ours are uniquely small with chancs for personal interaction, attention and several chances to teach full length classes. We appreciated having you! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I was recently blessed to volunteer my time and work at a retreat facility in Island Falls, Maine called the Sewall House. As a recent graduate of my 200 hour YTT, this retreat offers yoga as an integral part of the daily routine as well as 200 hour YTT to those who are seeking this certification. Donna Davidge, the owner... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Ater 8 months of losing a loved one and going through a grieving process, I decided it was time to find a way to reconnect with myself and heal from all the heartache I had been feeling. I thought yoga and meditation would really be beneficial. I tried meditation on my own but with not much success. I went to... More 

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

We appreciate this review so much and how kind you were in explaining your reasons for coming and your experience!! It means so much to us that SewallHoyse staff, guests and offering helped you in this time of loss- More 

Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This was my second visit to Sewall House, and again I felt comfortable and at home right away. Nadja cooked wonderful meals, and Donna's yoga classes were the best. Her classes have helped me learn new approaches to yoga, which I find really valuable. I also was able to break through a fear and go kayaking for the first time,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your support, contribution, and wonderful review! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My week at Sewall House was exactly the Reset I needed after a transitional time in my life. Everyone at Sewall focuses (and succeeds!) in creating a nurturing, family environment. The yoga was gentle and nurturing and a nice introduction to Kundalini, Ashtanga, and other types of yoga. The beauty of this retreat is you can "build your own adventure".... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this! Each guest can create their own stay based on their needs- which often is to step back from their day to day life to reflect on the transitions of life, whether active or quiet time in beautiful northern Maine. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I had high expectations for this retreat. I had known Donna for probably 5 years and done a number of excellent yoga classes with her. She is so good and so concerned with the well being of her students that I thought she would offer a wonderful experience. But I was blown away by how my expectations were exceeded in... More 

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

Thank you so much for this wonderful review of all the things we did the days you visited! So glad you enjoyed the classes in this family home filled with new friends! We hope we get to do more things with you again with a repeat visit! More 

Front Royal, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I recently spent an enchanted week at Sewall House Yoga Retreat. From the moment I arrived, Donna and Nadja made me feel relaxed and welcomed. My fellow guests were delightful and interesting. Sewall House is a cozy oasis of calm in rural Maine. I stayed in the Pine Room which was large, airy and bright and shared a bathroom which... More 

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

Thank you so much for this detailed and wonderful review! We so hope to enjoy your company again and have more laughs and warming moments in yoga and in nature! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Basically, if you want a simple and authentic Maine experience, and a caring and enriching yoga program, this is the place. The hostess/yoga teacher is giving and forgiving. Together with her talented staff, you will be well fed, nurtured and reconnected with the sense of self, whether you are advanced or novice. Classes are small, with lots of personal attention... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Sewall house- especially that we do serve different levels as needed in our personalized retreat center- And the natural beauty that abounds in northern Maine! More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My 3-day yoga retreat at the Sewall House was beyond amazing. Donna, the host, was gracious, hospitable and she’s an amazing yoga teacher. Her team members, Stephen and Nadja, made the best vegetarian meals I’ve ever had - who knew that vegetarian meals could be so delicious, not-boring, and has so many layers of flavors?! The best was their sense... More 

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

We are so grateful that you so carefully shared the many experiences you embraced with Sewall House staff and guests! We loved having you and too look forward to your return and new friendships- grateful for your amazing and honest review (we like lake mattawamkeag too!) Laughter is the best medicine! More 

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