Escape Mindfully

Maine is full of natural beauty, quirky cultural attractions and seasonal activities to enjoy during the summer and fall. Whether you live here full time, own a second home or treasure a few days of hard-earned vacation, the options are seemingly endless for enjoying festivals, gallery-hopping and shopping, hiking, camping and sightseeing, world-class dining, brewery touring and fried-clam tasting, or plain old porch-sitting.

But away from all of that bustle, Maine also offers the opportunity for relaxation and renewal. All across the state, in communities large and small, Mainers and visitors alike can find yoga and meditation centers that offer not only a schedule of weekly classes but also full-blown, multi-day retreats.

A meditation retreat is an immersion in self-care — a place to encounter yourself at a deeper level, to meet like-minded new friends and teachers, and to cultivate healthy new habits in diet, movement, spirituality and mindfulness. These get-aways invite curious beginners and serious students alike to step outside their daily routines and focus on nourishing their minds and bodies through the ancient practices of yoga and meditation.

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