THE WELLNESS SPOT
open June through November 2018
The Wellness Spot
a boutique retreat in the heart of Maine for women seeking a quiet space for detoxification and spiritual renewal
$190 - $250
Absolute peace and quiet - staying here was the nicest thing I've done for myself probably ever. I booked a weekend and ended up staying an extra night because it was so relaxing.
Everything was extremely clean and the bedding was fantastic. The house has all the necessities and there are some great organic foods available from local farms as well as a terrific food co-op that is in the next town over.
I did the juice cleanse that Heather offers and the cold pressed juices were excellent. There's a great studio in the house for morning yoga and the sauna was amazing.
Heather was great - she took care of everything and anything that I needed and she's a great listener!!! I will definitely be going back, hopefully for a little longer next time :)
~ Erin, retreat guest
The Wellness Spot retreats include: private lodging, morning yoga/meditation, and unlimited infra-red sauna. Massage, health coaching, detox drinks and other services are additional. The basic retreat is two nights/three days, but you are welcome to stay longer!
The Wellness Spot is boutique with only three guest rooms, an open concept kitchen-living room, and a large space with vaulted ceiling for yoga and other activities. All guest rooms have extra-comfortable queen beds and a minimalist but warm decor that carries throughout the house. The place is immaculately clean. Our bedding is luxurious hotel quality cotton, with down comforters and pillows.* Our cleaning and personal care products, and our homemade laundry soaps are chemical-free and made with essential oils.
Now The Wellness Spot is a dedicated retreat for women, but over the past few years it has earned "superhost" on AirBnB with excellent reviews from over 200 guests from all over the globe.
I welcome you to use this retreat as it suits you on your own journey toward better health and vitality. Do you want to spend the day at the ocean, or kayaking on the river, or walking the nearby wooded trails? Do you want to nestle in bed with a good read, or just sleep? Do you want to indulge in saunas and massage and foot soaks? Do you want a new environment to begin a healthier diet, take a break from some old bad habits, or practice intermittent fasting and yoga? Do you want to do a deep dive into a health consultation? Maybe all of the above. It's up to you!
You may also initiate the anti-aging program during your stay, but again, it's up to you! If you are looking for other health-minded services and treatments during your stay (such as chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathic, Reiki, EFT, hypnotherapy, float tanks) let me know. Maine has a growing community of very good practitioners.
You can book your retreat dates through AirBnB, BookRetreats, WeTravel, or contact me directly. The prices ($190-$250 for two nights/three days) vary based on the type of room you select (downstairs with private bath/sauna or upstairs with shared bath/sauna).
A note on booking fees/cancellation policies: AirBnB will charge you additional fees and taxes and will charge me a 3% fee. BookRetreats will charge you no additional fees or taxes and will charge me a 15% commission. WeTravel will charge you a 2.9% fee; that's it.
AirBnB and BookRetreats have standardized cancellation policies in place. WeTravel has no standardized policies; please consider the AirBnB "moderate" cancellation policy to apply to your WeTravel bookings. (All options have their upsides and downsides!)
* If you have chemical or other sensitivities around bedding, please let me know ahead of time.
(see FAQs for descriptions)
Holistic Health Consultation (see services) $125
60 minutes 85
90 minutes 115
Detox Foot Soak with essential oils and magnesium 20
Audio Visual Entrainment (AVE) &
Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES) Session
(30 minutes or longer) 25
Heart-rate Variability Assessments
(two sessions that 'book-end' treatments/activity) 35
Juice Cleanse (4 drinks, 1 nut milk)*
Essential Oils, Supplements (as priced)
* please request several days before your arrival date, thanks!
Every morning at 8am, the "big space" is reserved for yoga.
We provide yoga mats, towels and water. The sessions are guided by an online yoga instructor, on a large flat screen in the "big space." This setup allows us to be flexible in styles and levels of yoga.*
The 8am sessions are beginner hatha and yin style. If you (and other guests) want a different style or level, you are free to change instructors. If you would prefer to practice without the online instructor that is possible, too.
Please be mindful that some guests may be exploring yoga for the first time! And some guests may have very personal reasons for practicing yoga beyond movement ...
* Yoga and meditation are wonderful practices for healing, health and well-being, physically and spiritually. The words of Sadhguru reflect the reasons we offer yoga at The Wellness Spot: "The word 'yoga' means union. Union means you begin to experience the universality of who you are. Yoga is a science ... as there are physical sciences to create external well-being, yoga is the science for inner well-being.
If you want, you can use this yoga just to get rid of your backache or you can use this yoga to get better mental focus and a little peace of mind and happiness in your life, or you can use this yoga as a way of climbing up to the highest possibility within yourself."
Book a Retreat
Prices to you will vary among the booking platforms.
Once dates are confirmed, I will contact you to schedule
any additional services (such as massage, juice cleanse,
detox foot soak, heath consults, AVE/CES, HRV assessments)
River View, Shared Bath & Sauna, Upstairs
Private Bath & Sauna, Downstairs
Garden View, Shared
Bath & Sauna, Upstairs