Sewall House

 Yoga Retreat

YOGA/WRITING RETREAT

  

 DATE: JULY 29 - 31, 2016 

A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a writing retreat fueled by yoga practice and the inspirational surroundings of Maine. Open to all writers, even those that do not yet think of themselves as “writers”, the retreat will offer structured writing exercises, a supportive environment for sharing your work, individual writing time, and tips on how to integrate writing into your life. Rejuvenate your creative spirit. Set intentions during your yoga practice. Dedicate time to your writing passion!

 

Maria Massei-Rosato is a published author with an M.F.A in creative non-fiction from The New School, NY. She has taught poetry workshops for adults and children with developmental disabilities and currently teaches a yoga/writing workshop with Donna at Golden Bridge, NYC and Sewall House, Maine. Maria attended Robert McKee’s Story seminar, the Harvard Business School Executive Education for High-Potential Leaders and she holds a B.S. from New York University.

 

Maria completed a memoir, which was selected as a semi-finalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition and she completed a screenplay, a tale of two journeys: cycling across the country and caring for her mom through a debilitating illness. The movie is meant to convey what she has learned along the way: life requires strength in the face of adversity, patience when confronted with a challenge, and faith when all seems lost. 

Yoga is especially relevant to creativity because of the spiritual aspects of the practice. When you consider that the practice of yoga originated from that need for the individual to somehow unite with the universe, how can we not proceed to harness that energy for creative thought? Yoga provides that pathway to the creative thought making it particularly helpful to the writer.

 

"Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path... exactly where you are meant to be right now... And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love." Caroline Adams, Author.

EVENTS 

CHILDREN'S YOGA TEACHER TRAINING   

With Ajeet

DATE: JULY 25 - 29, 2016

 

 

 

 

About Ajeet 

 

Ajeet Khalsa is a lively, spiritual, performance artist, yogi and children's yoga teacher and trainer. She has been studying, living, and teaching Kundalini Yoga, & Meditation to teachers, parents and children for over 23 years. Before devoting her livelihood to yoga, she performed as Kermit the Frog, Mickey Mouse and many other beloved characters as a professional Muppet/Costumed Performer. She developed Dancing Spider Yoga as a synthesis of her entertainment and dance-arts, believing that the synthesis of these beloved, magical forms creates a kind of ritual ceremony that can transform relationships and heal.

 

 

 

About the Children's Yoga Teacher Training

 

The Dancing Spider Children's Yoga Teacher Training Certificate supports and inspires anyone beginning to work with children as they continue their own practice. Parents at home, teachers in the classroom, therapists in the schools, all carry the burden of many lives.  Let this delightful and spiritual training help you feel more prepared and excited; leave feeling capable. 

 

In this glorious time away with Ajeet, you'll get a practicum of poses, fun yoga sets, meditations, all in a great easy-to-follow manual. "The manual is great - the rhymes are descriptive and flow together well - easy to memorize, and I can​ still be creative with tempo and the needs of the class. Practicing it left me feeling focused, refreshed and balanced." Jonie A.  Teacher & Parent​

 

By the end of the training you'll have awakened your own spirit within, your own divine essence, you'll embody the golden thread of this beautiful Kundalini lineage and gain confidence in your own unique reach into establishing deep connections with yourself, your children and your students. For a Dancing Spider Yoga video and more information about the training, click here.

 

With Donna Amrita Davidge and Maria Massei-Rosato

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Rates & Reservations

Come join us as we welcome Tina Fish to teach paddleboard yoga and knitting (yes, knitting!).

 

Tina Fish is a Rockland, Maine based paddle board yoga teacher and a recent graduate of the Sewall House 200 hour Yoga Alliance training. She enjoys yoga, nature and knitting, which we will explore with her at Sewall House this

 

 

Prices listed on this page are in addition to the cost of accommodation at the Sewall House. Unless otherwise specified, prices are for the entire duration of the event.

All events are optional and do not affect the regular retreat schedule. 

 

 

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Writing Workshop Cost $100

 

Writing Workshop $100  

$499  

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$25 Per person per day

COOKING WITH WELLNESS CHEF

MICHELLE BOMMARITO

 

DATE: AUGUST 21 -  SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

 

Currently, Michelle is working with the National Food Service Management Institute on programs initiated by our First Lady, Michelle Obama in order to bring awareness of child obesity.  She travels extensively to offer “Eating Well” Speaking Engagements, Motivational Speaking, Super Power Food Culinary Demonstrations, Inspirational Wedding Cake Design Workshops and to judge competitions.

 

For more information, please visit: michellebommarito.com  

 

 

Her many culinary experiences include working at The Waldorf Astoria hotel, freelance artist for Martha Stewart Television/ Living Magazine, Personal Chef to athlete Michael Jordan during the 35th Ryder Cup and being a seasoned competitor on Food Network challenges.

 

For the past 16 years, Michelle has been Sole-Proprietor of her own company which offers Culinary and Pastry courses, wedding cakes, cookies and fine pastries. Over the years, Michelle has discovered how to stay fit by choosing the right foods to put into your body and now desires to share her message. She believes in reaching for food as your fuel and that what we eat definitely has an impact on our mind, body and spirit.

 

  

 

Please join us any time, as we host guest wellness chef Michelle Bommarito. Michelle will provide cooking lessons showcasing her delicious, nutrient-rich foods to fuel your mind, body and spirit!

Michelle is a 1997 graduate (Blue Ribbon Status) of The Institute of Culinary Education located in Manhattan and is accredited in the Culinary Arts. Her many culinary experiences include working at The Waldorf Astoria hotel, freelance artist for Martha Stewart Television/ Living Magazine, Food Network challenges and as personal chef.

Over the years, Michelle has discovered how to stay fit by choosing the right foods to put into your body and now desires to share her message. 

 

Currently, Michelle is working on programs with the National Food Service Management Institute initiated by Michelle Obama to bring awareness to child obesity.  She often travels to offer “Eating Well” Speaking Engagements, Super Power Food Culinary Demonstrations,  Workshops and to judge competitions.

For more information, please visit: michellebommarito.com  

 

  

 

Come join us as we welcome Tina Fish to teach paddleboard yoga and knitting (yes, knitting!).

 

 Tina Fish is a Rockland, Maine based paddle board yoga teacher and a recent graduate of the Sewall House 200 hour Yoga Alliance training. She enjoys yoga, nature and knitting, which we will explore with her at Sewall House this summer!

 

Check Availability,

Rates & Reservations

About Ajeet 

 

Ajeet Khalsa is a lively, spiritual, performance artist, yogi and children's yoga teacher and trainer. She has been studying, living, and teaching Kundalini Yoga, & Meditation to teachers, parents and children for over 23 years. Before devoting her livelihood to yoga, she performed as Kermit the Frog, Mickey Mouse and many other beloved characters as a professional Muppet/Costumed Performer.

 

She developed Dancing Spider Yoga as a synthesis of her entertainment and dance-arts, believing that the synthesis of these beloved, magical forms creates a kind of ritual ceremony that can transform relationships and heal.

 

The Dancing Spider Yoga Certificate Training supports anyone beginning to work with children. Parents at home, teachers in the classroom, therapists in the schools carry the burden of many lives.  Let this delightful and spiritual training help you feel more prepared and excited; leave feeling capable. 

For a Dancing Spider Yoga video and more information about the training, click here.

 

 

About the Dancing Spider Yoga Certificate

 

The Dancing Spider Yoga Certificate Training supports and inspires anyone beginning to work with children as they continue their own practice. Parents at home, teachers in the classroom, therapists in the schools, all carry the burden of many lives.  Let this delightful and spiritual training help you feel more prepared and excited; leave feeling capable. 

 

In this glorious time away with Ajeet, you'll get a practicum of poses, fun yoga sets, meditations, all in a great easy-to-follow manual. "The manual is great - the rhymes are descriptive and flow together well - easy to memorize, and I can​ still be creative with tempo and the needs of the class. Practicing it left me feeling focused, refreshed and balanced." Jonie A.  Teacher & Parent​

 

By the end of the training you'll have awakened your own spirit within, your own divine essence, you'll embody the golden thread of this beautiful Kundalini lineage and gain confidence in your own unique reach into establishing deep connections with yourself, your children and your students. For a Dancing Spider Yoga video and more information about the training, click here.

 

Check our full desktop version on your computer for more details.  

About Ajeet 

 

Ajeet Khalsa is a lively, spiritual, performance artist, yogi and children's yoga teacher and trainer. She has been studying, living, and teaching Kundalini Yoga, & Meditation to teachers, parents and children for over 23 years. Before devoting her livelihood to yoga, she performed as Kermit the Frog, Mickey Mouse and many other beloved characters as a professional Muppet/Costumed Performer.

 

She developed Dancing Spider Yoga as a synthesis of her entertainment and dance-arts, believing that the synthesis of these beloved, magical forms creates a kind of ritual ceremony that can transform relationships and heal.

 

The Dancing Spider Yoga Certificate Training supports anyone beginning to work with children. Parents at home, teachers in the classroom, therapists in the schools carry the burden of many lives.  Let this delightful and spiritual training help you feel more prepared and excited; leave feeling capable. 

For a Dancing Spider Yoga video and more information about the training, click here.

 

PADDLE BOARD YOGA WITH TINA FISH

 

DATE: AUGUST 19 - 22, 2016

 

$50

Come join us as we welcome Tina Fish to teach paddleboard yoga and knitting (yes, knitting!). 

  

Tina Fish is a Rockland, Maine based paddle board yoga teacher and a recent graduate of the Sewall House 200 hour Yoga Alliance training. She enjoys yoga, nature and knitting, which we will explore with her at Sewall House this summer!

  

 

PADDLE BOARD YOGA WITH TINA FISH

DATE: AUGUST 19 - 22, 2016

 

 

 

$50

COOKING WITH WELLNESS CHEF

MICHELLE BOMMARITO

 

DATE: AUGUST 21  -

SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

 

$25 Per person per day

Please join us any time, as we host guest wellness chef Michelle Bommarito. Michelle will provide cooking lessons showcasing her delicious, nutrient-rich foods to fuel your mind, body and spirit!

Her many culinary experiences include working at The Waldorf Astoria hotel, freelance artist for Martha Stewart Television/ Living Magazine, Personal Chef to athlete Michael Jordan during the 35th Ryder Cup and being a seasoned competitor on Food Network challenges.

 

For the past 16 years, Michelle has been Sole-Proprietor of her own company which offers Culinary and Pastry courses, wedding cakes, cookies and fine pastries. Over the years, Michelle has discovered how to stay fit by choosing the right foods to put into your body and now desires to share her message. She believes in reaching for food as your fuel and that what we eat definitely has an impact on our mind, body and spirit.

 

  

 

Currently, Michelle is working with the National Food Service Management Institute on programs initiated by our First Lady, Michelle Obama in order to bring awareness of child obesity.  She travels extensively to offer “Eating Well” Speaking Engagements, Motivational Speaking, Super Power Food Culinary Demonstrations, Inspirational Wedding Cake Design Workshops and to judge competitions.

 

PADDLE BOARD YOGA

 

DATE: AUGUST 19 - 22, 2016

 

 

For more information, please visit: michellebommarito.com  

 

 

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 Yoga Retreat