New Years Ayurvedic Yoga Retreat in Maine

Schedule

Daily Ayurvedic Consultations
Ayurvedic Therapies
Movement and Meditation
Excursions in Nature
Free time to rest and enjoy Maine's beauty

About This Event

  

Welcome the New Year with clarity and clear intention! Join us in the serene beauty of Maine with Ayurvedic practices, luxurious body therapies, supportive movement workshops and sustainable approaches to meditation. Enjoy a peaceful transition into 2020, greeting the New Year with new practices and understandings you can take home and continue developing upon.

Vegan meals and accommodations will be provided in a small group setting, individualizing practices and personal focus to maximize time in reflection and rejuvenation for the year to come.

      

Our programs offer a comprehensive in-depth study of Yoga and Ayurvedic theory for aspiring students and seasoned teachers looking to gain proficient and tangible knowledge in the foundational subtleties of practice through an advanced exploration of asana, pranayama and meditation techniques. The foundation of this program will be rooted in understanding and developing approaches to a safe and sustainable self-practice that once mastered will be naturally and easefully shared with future students as the practitioner blossoms beyond the personal stages of self-transformation into knowledgeable guides who hold space for others to realize their own inner evolutionary potential. This approach leads to confidence and accountability in self-development for the aspiring or seasoned yogin, maintaining the bedrock of the yogic approach to life, as well as nurturing the profound love and appreciation for the pursuit of self-knowledge through selfless service and unconditional love, from one’s interior terrain branching outward into relationships with the world and interaction with the Nature of others and Life itself.

      

Whats Included:

Private Accommodations (or bring a friend for discounted Shared Rate)

Three Vegan Meals a Day

Excursion in Nature

Linens

Ayurvedic Oil and Steam Therapy

Daily Movement, Pranayama and Meditation

Ayurvedic Theory and Self Care Practices

Free time to rest or explore

New Years Fire Ceremony

    

 

Whats Not Included:

Flights to Boston Logan International or Portland Maine Jetport

Transport from Airport

C&J Trailways offers bus services immediately outside the baggage claim area from Boston Logan International to Dover NH, where we will pick you up for a free transfer to our location. Those traveling into Portland Jetport can take an Uber directly to the center.

Carlie and Zaplin are incredible teachers. They have helped me heal in body and mind through yoga and ayurveda. I came into a teacher training wanting to get better at yoga, and left a completely different person. Through all the teaching and training, I gained a way to care and treat myself. Their program truly changed my life and I can’t recommend them enough. The teacher training was more than I could have expected and was so special to be taught by Carlie and Zaplin specifically. They compliment each other so well and are truly there to support you. Their philosophy and way of teaching is so tender and has allowed me to progress physically in my yoga practice by bounds, mentally in my life, and emotionally to be a more whole, happy, complete person.- Jules

Venue Highlights

Enjoy the beauty and quiet simplicity of Maine during the holiday season.

Accommodations

Private or shared rooms available with linens provided, private living room and dining space and access to walking trails.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Daily Hot and Cold Cereal Breakfast Bar with coffee or tea
Fresh Fruits
Optional Vegetable Juices
Soups and Fresh Breads
Vegan Dinner Platters

Directions

1 Hour From Boston and Portland Maine we are comfortably near the mountains and the ocean for easy trips to Nature.

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Reviews  
  Write a review - tell others about your experience.

  • Jules Burrill   August 07, 2019

      Yoga Teacher Training

    Carlie and Zaplin are incredible teachers. They have helped me heal in body and mind through yoga and ayurveda. I came into a teacher training wanting to get better at yoga, and left a completely different person. Through all the teaching and training, I gained a way to care and treat myself. Their program truly changed my life and I can’t recommend them enough. The teacher training was more than I could have expected and was so special to be taught by Carlie and Zaplin specifically. They compliment each other so well and are truly there to support you. Their philosophy and way of teaching is so tender and has allowed me to progress physically in my yoga practice by bounds, mentally in my life, and emotionally to be a more whole, happy, complete person.

  • Shera Elvins   April 23, 2019

      Panche Karma Bliss

    Carlisle and Zaplin are passionate about everything they touch. I have worked with/been a student of Carlisle and have enjoyed watching her growth and empowerment over the years. Zaplin seems a perfect compliment to her. This is The Team that greets you on the mat, wherever you are, without judgement, with compassion and enduring love. I completed the 200hr & taken part in several successive Yoga Trainings, each time deepening my awareness, knowledge and ability to share. This past Spring I was blessed to have a guided panche karma with them. Through their vast wisdom, insightful and attentive care I was guided through a complete purge of old samscaras and emotions that were continuing to hold me back. I have experienced a surge of creativity, boost in my yoga business and a drive to help others, all whilst feeling balanced, keeping my heart and mind free, open to possibilities. They individualize your experience and inspire you to be sensitive to your own daily changes/needs. I look forward to each time our paths cross and the continued knowledge and love they impart.

  • Ashley Domers   April 19, 2019

      Personal, real teachers that guide you to your path

    I've worked with Carlisle and Zaplin across various retreats for Yoga/Ayurveda as well as for Panchakarma. The style in which they share their cumulative knowledge has been inspiring and transformative for me on so many levels. I have always had an interest in Yoga (asana) and Meditation but it took studying with them for me to truly understand the purpose of practicing. Something was missing for me when it came to Yoga, until I met them. Because of their teachings, I understand Yoga as a way of life, and in my experience, there are no two better guides in the process. They have studied for years and years and continue to. They live and breathe their practice. Their extensive knowledge and understanding allows them to help students find balance and health through Ayurveda, which is much needed in truly practicing Yoga. They are able to meet each student where they're at to help them prepare to practice Yoga from the ground up. They help students find their own practice and work with them so that it's sustainable, personal and safe. Carlisle and Zaplin deeply honor the traditions of Yoga and Ayurveda and it comes through in everything they do. Their teachings are authentic, traditional and effective. Whether studying Yoga and Ayurveda or undergoing Panchakarma, working with them requires discipline, dedication and hard work. And for me, it's been life changing.

  • Emily King   April 17, 2019

      Incredible 200hr Yoga Teacher Training

    I received my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Maha Vidya two years ago and my experience was 100% positive. The course material was presented clearly and the training gave me the confidence and experience needed to deepen my personal practice and lead asana classes. Carlisle and Zaplin are passionate and devoted teachers of Yoga and Ayurveda and are highly attuned to individual and group needs. They effectively create a safe and nurturing container for deep self study. I greatly look forward to the opportunity to study with Maha Vidya again.

  • Vicky Sparks   April 17, 2019

      Pancha Karma

    Just went for a long weekend to complete Pancha Karma. It was amazing. Both of my hosts were very attentive and catered the program to my unique needs. It was a wholesome and incredible experience. They were knowledgeable and took the time to discuss any concerns and questions!

  • Michael Fensom   April 11, 2019

      Pancha Karma with Maha Vidya Yoga and Ayurveda

    I've done three Pancha Karma processes with Carlie and Zaplin over the past year and have found each to be uniquely transformative. Collectively, the experience of each Pancha Karma has helped to dramatically shape me as a person. I have cultivated deepened awareness, positivity and a new sense of being through the Pancha Karma processes that has illuminated my life. And have let go of elements in my life that were no longer serving me. Personal growth has accelerated as a result. While each Pancha Karma experience is different, a consistent is the careful guidance of Carlie and Zaplin. They are attentive, deeply knowledgable and insightful throughout the process, and care about my experience and wellbeing conscientiously. They strike the ideal balance of making sure I am secure in the details of the process while also allowing my experience to unfold individually. I can say confidently that my personal experiences during these Pancha Karma processes are enhanced significantly by Carlie and Zaplin's devotion throughout. My appreciation for Pancha Karma — and my yoga practice as a whole — is tied to my appreciation of Carlie and Zaplin's mindful instruction.

  • Fran Weinstein   April 11, 2019

      An Absolute Jewel of a Find!

    I have been a student/client of Carlisle and Zaplin for more than 5 years. With expert guidance, gentle nurturing and highly skilled treatments, they have steered me toward a practical and individualized path to health and wellness. I have been inspired by them to rekindle a long-lost light of daily meditation. It’s been a major game-changer for me. One of their most powerful strengths is an uncanny ability to accurately pinpoint areas of my mind and body that might require attention. I can honestly say I’ve experienced deep transformational healing every single time! Nutritious meals, nature-bathing, daily meditation and movement practices are among the many experiences served up with so much warmth, love and authenticity on their glorious farm in Maine!

  • Kimberly Towsley   November 19, 2018

      Absolutely amazing.

    I couldn't have asked for more thoughtful, kind, and respectful teachers who were willing to share all their information with me. All I had to do was pay attention and ask. I absolutely love these two, and will be back to train with them many times over. Thank you both for all your kind words and your thoughtful lessons. I can't wait to see what the future holds in my practice.

  • Elisa Camille Santana Rios   November 16, 2018

      Review Maha Vidya Yoga and Ayurveda

    My Experience on this retreat was life changing. Every resource, knowledgeable information, assessments in practices and more provided by the Teachers was profound, beautiful and most importantly precious to apply in my life. I am very grateful to have invested time of my life in this retreat, I now feel that my life has multiplied and my interest in Yoga and well being is pure. Thanks So Much!

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We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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