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Reviewed 11 October 2016

would like to say few words about my time in Maine at Sewall House Yoga Retreat, I had amazing 12 days in such a cute town Island Falls and at the end in Bangor(great beer there btw). It was nice meeting you Donna Sewall Davidge , your team and guests. Loved your yoga classes and meditation in the morning, really...

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A girlfriend and I decided to do a yoga retreat together in the New England area and Sewall came up during internet searches. We happened to be the only retreat guests and the rest were students in 3-week teacher training. The house itself is very cozy and inviting inside and the hosts Donna and Nadja are warm individuals who strived...

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

Thank you for this review! We are so glad you took time to write it- since you kindly attended the teacher trainers classes as well as regular retreat classes and it was kundalini week (which is only one of 3 weeks of the training!) we can see how you thought it was a lot! We enjoyed you both so much...

Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The Sewall house is the perfect blend of yoga, spiritually and outdoor adventure. I enjoyed everything about my visit including the food, the company, the environment and of course the yoga. I can not give a stronger recommendation. Experience it for yourself!

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

We are super grateful for this wonderful review- this guest came during our training and we love having the mixture of learning from each other during special events and during ongoing retreats all in the spirit of our yoga family and community-

Forest Hills, New York
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I recently had my third visit to Sewall House in early September. It was wonderful! This was the first time I managed to get myself up and into Donna's 8am yoga class (not being a "true morning person"). Well, it was more than worth it! I learned several new and challenging yoga postures and thoroughly benefited from Donna's "yoga nidra"...

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

We thank you SO much for your return visit to Sewall House and embracing new experiences every time! We appreciate this positive review and your wonderful company amongst the other retreats participants who you were with! We look forward to your next trip!

Reviewed 29 August 2016

I had a wonderful stay at Sewall House. Donna and her crew welcome their guests like family. The yoga classes were inspiring, especially when one of the cats joined us for some stretching! I also enjoyed Katja's delicious vegetarian food and the great conversation around the dining table during meals. There was a wealth of activities on offer, such as...

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

We thank you SO much for this great review of your experience with us- all the way from the west coast to the east coast! It is a distance but we are glad you enjoyed it! as we enjoyed YOU! sometimes distances are worth it!

Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My friend and I searched for a yoga retreat and Sewall House was a perfect fit. The reasons we chose Sewall House was because they provide 3 meals, offer 2 yoga classes per day, and a daily meditation. The meals are healthy and delicious! Nadja is a talented chef. My friend and I are gluten-free and it wasn't a problem...

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

thank you SO much for this very kind and supportive review- we enjoyed you both so much and are grateful that you got so much good from your time here with us!

Reviewed 22 August 2016

I did work-study at Sewall House from July 5 to August 7. It really made my summer. Yoga I didn't do any yoga before I came to Sewall House, it was really hard for me to sit or stand still for a while. But after a month practicing yoga here, it's easier for me to stay focus now. The yoga...

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

We are deeply touched by how you wrote this review in such detail and with such love and kindness- we thank YOU for all you did for US! we all learn from each other to help grow and feel safe in sharing the changes life brings upon us to further our growth in this healing home with the legacy of...

Reviewed 18 August 2016

I cannot say enough about how delightful it was to spend two nights at Sewall House with Donna, Nadia and Laura. Donna has such a beautiful soul and presence about her. You can feel it throughout her home. And what a home she has! This house has been in Donna's family since 1846. It is on the historical registry and...

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

Thank You so much for this delightful review! We only wish we could have had you unwind with us a little longer - so glad you took advantage of your short time with us and gave yourselves the respite- proof that a little is a lot better than nothing! and so glad your husband was able to join you and...

Reviewed 10 August 2016

I have never been on a retreat before and am very much a yoga beginner. I chose to stay at Sewall House because I’m interested in developing my yoga practice, but also because I thought I’d feel at home in a place that lists “Plain Old Porch Sitting” as an activity on their website. Over the course of a few...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review- we hope we see you next year! That would be great!

Nassau, New York
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I don't know where to begin this review. All I can say is that my week at Sewall house exceeded my wildest expectations and I could not get enough of this beautiful slice of heaven tucked away in Island Falls, Maine. Donna's knowledge of yoga and her familiarity with different types of yoga made every yoga class unique. I was...

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

We thank you so much for this thorough review that you took the time to write! and for recognizing the gift and talents of our wonderful staff members! We enjoyed having you and all the experiences you embraced with us, including new ones like Kundalini yoga, with an open mind- and heart! We hope to see you again!

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May through October is the ongoing season- Small personalized Yoga retreat/sauna/massage/healthy meals in an historic Bed and Breakfast in a small (Maine) New England Town, near lakes, hikes,waterfalls, an Amish community nearby, relax, renew. Since 1997- As featured in Instyle, Travel and Leisure, Yoga Journal and Shape. Over 30 years experience in the healing arts, all levels welcome. Owned and operated by veteran yoga instructor Donna Sewall Davidge (Amrita), teaching yoga and meditation since 1985, varied styles including Hatha, Kundalini, Ashtanga. Iyengar, Dharmayoga and vinyasa, some restorative and yoga nidra) Davidge's great grandfather William Sewall was nature guide to a young Theodore Roosevelt here, who healed from asthma and forged a lifelong friendship with his nature guide at Sewall House. Chosen top ten by Gayot worldwide two consecutive years. Come beat the crowds as we design your individualized retreat with you. Ms Davidge also holds a Masters in Nutrition and offers healthy delicious educational meals with guest chefs. Enjoy the natural beauty of northern Maine in this historic B and B reminiscent of a simpler time with all modern amenities. Wifi included. Massage and some outings (bikes/kayaks/hikes) are small additional fees. Sewall House is a great place to do yoga as you step away from the stresses of the challenges and changes of day to day life in modern times. Private rooms only - no dorms or sharing other than double occupancy. ... more   less 

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Address: 1027 Crystal Rd, Box 254, Island Falls, ME 04747-4357
Region: United States > Maine > Island Falls
Price Range: RM754 - RM1,441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“I traveled with my husband so we chose the a room with a private bath. All rooms are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles 297debrag, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms that face away from the road are preferable if you're a light sleeper.”
 of 5 bubbles CarolB_Canuck, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Any room is beautiful. Make sure to spend time on the front porch!”
 of 5 bubbles rstetenfeld, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I picked the room with its own bathroom with costs extra but felt it was well worth it.”
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“The nicest room is off the dining room. It has a private bathroom.”
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