Acadia Women's Retreat

Winter Harbor, ME, USA

Backcountry Yoga
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1 review
Sep 5 - 8, 2019
Group size: 10 - 13
Acadia Women's Retreat
Winter Harbor, ME, USA

Backcountry Yoga
  • Email address verified
1 review

Sep 5 - 8, 2019
Group size: 10 - 13

About this trip

Join Laura Loewy & Jen Wyatt for an immersive all-inclusive Women's Retreat experience on the quiet Winter Harbor side of Acadia National Park. Come ready to integrate into a deep healing weekend of hiking, biking, mindful movement, sharing circles, journaling prompts, ritual, ceremony, and a deep connection to the earth.

All meals and lodging are included. We will be staying in apartment accommodations at the Schoodic Institute right on the breath taking tip of the Schoodic Peninsula.

We believe the bond between women is one that is sacred, but often plagued with insecurity, mistrust, or competition. We believe in the amazing healing power of women coming together, and hope to create a space to foster deep healing around these female relationships. This retreat will be focused on healing the female bond through movement, nature therapy, storytelling, ritual, journaling, and sacred listening.  

Part of this experience is being immersed in some of the most pristine nature in the world, where the forest meets the sea. We will spend most of our days outside, either hiking, biking, or kayaking (weather permitting), as well as participating in sacred circles outside wherever possible.

Yoga Details

While yoga is often thought to be a physical practice of creating shapes with our bodies that stretch our muscles and work with our breath, we want to encourage you to consider the full picture of what yoga truly is.

"Yoga is a discipline to improve or develop one's inherent power in a balanced manner. It offers the means to attain complete self-realization." (The Ministry of AYUSH) In this framework our entire weekend is in fact a practice of yoga. From the moment we meet one another and set intentions, to the the first steps on the summit of a mountain we are practicing yoga.  This means, that while we will offer the asana (the physical practice of yoga) throughout the weekend, please remember that everything is subject to weather and trail conditions.  While our intention is to lead your through several full vinyasa, yin, and restorative practices, based on the variability of the outdoors our yoga class could range from a mat practice on the ground, to a standing practice with our boots on, or a stretch session in tents  followed by a deep meditation. Most of all every physical yoga session will be all levels so we invite all people to participate.

We appreciate your willingness to leave all expectations at the door and give into the flow of our weekend adventure!


Your $200 deposit is nonrefundable.

Cancellations outside of 60 days will be given a 75% refund minus your nonrefundable $200 deposit

Cancellations inside 60 days and outside 30 days will be given 50% refund minus your nonrefundable $200 deposit

Cancellations inside 30 days are nonrefundable

What’s included

  • Lodging
  • All Meals
  • Bike Rental
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Transportation
    All participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from our retreat
  • Proper Layers
  • Hiking Gear
  • Snacks
  • Yoga Mats

Available Packages

Blind Faith Package
Available until June 7, 2019Sold Out

This option is available for anyone who has faith that Jen & Laura are planning an exciting, restorative retreat, and understand that not all details are currently available. This option will be available for a very short amount of time, with only 4 spots.

(This payment includes a non-refundable $200 deposit)

This Package includes double occupancy apartment style lodging & a full meal plan

Deposit: $200
Early Bird Package
Available until August 4, 20194 left

This package includes a full meal plan, lodging, bike rentals, and more.  A Full sample itinerary will be announced  June 14th

Deposit: $200
Regular Price Package
Deposit: $200

Available options

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Backcountry Yoga
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This was an AWESOME trip. Our SOLO trainer, Kelsey, was amazing - her knowledge was sky-high, and the live-action clinical labs cemented what we had learned during class time. There was plenty of movement to the class - seriously one of the best training's I've ever taken. Backcountry Yoga's incorporation of body movement and community in the event enhanced it so much - I was able to retain more, center more, and really engage with the information presented. Laura is an outstanding instructor, and ran a tight, well-oiled, organized trip while paying attention to the emotional and spiritual needs of participants. The lodging was in a beautiful setting, and the kitchen, bathroom and bunk rooms were super clean, welcoming, and accessible. While I didn't participate in the meal plan, I wish that I had! Options were home made, organic, and accommodated all kinds of allergy needs. I cant wait for Laura's next excursion. I left this retreat feeling centered, informed, and so much better prepared for adventures in the mountains. I cant recommend this retreat enough to others who are looking to enhance their knowledge of the back country, and connect more - with yourself, other participants, and nature.
By Kate Crary for Wilderness First Aid Retreat on Jun 11, 2019


Backcountry Yoga provides an exceptional experience its clientele and I can attest that it is because of the hard work, research, and attention to detail that goes on behind the scenes, months in advance. We have coordinated travel and events with Laura and Backcountry yoga several times over the last several years. Laura takes a creative and passionate approach to planning, and is very detail oriented, making sure that her experiences are thoroughly planned and organized, and also making sure that all of her guests know exactly what to expect.
By SnowRiders on 03 Mar, 2020
I loved the Backcountry Yoga 20 hr Outdoor Yoga Guide training so much. It was so good for my soul. Laura is a natural teacher who exudes so much wisdom from her personal experience and studies of yoga, nature, and science. I found this training to be a perfect balance of education, safety, creativity, nature, and spiritual teachings. It was such a gift to spend the weekend with Laura and the other yoga teachers in the group. I would highly recommend that anyone interested in bringing a group into nature for a yoga class or yoga hike attend this training,.
By Amy S on 18 Jun, 2018

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