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Hike Kineo Adventure
Jun
2
8:30 AM08:30

Hike Kineo Adventure

MYA is heading back to hike Mount Kineo, a beauty right on Moosehead Lake with views for days! After our hike we’ll get in a yoga practice and wicked yummy eats…

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Adventurers will begin with a shuttle ride across the lake to Mount Kineo from the Rockwood landing. A short and sweet boat ride as the mountain comes closer and closer.

The hike is moderate, about four miles round trip. Beginners are absolutely welcome, we set the pace, no worries. We’ll hike the flat carriage trail along the water before ascending up the Indian trail enjoying several captivating views along the way.

The Bridle trail is next up before reaching the summit. We can take a snack break and breathe in the sights and sounds of nature.

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There’s a great slice of landscape for some yoga as well - let’s hope for more brilliant sunshine this season to bring into our open heart space! Please know that the yoga practices will be gentle and all are welcome :)

Following up our snack and yogic frolic, we’ll hit the summit. For breathtaking 360º views adventurers can climb the fire tower - please know that this is definitely optional for those challenged by heights.

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Adventurers will head down Kineo eventually ending up back on the carriage trail and we may be enticed to enter the water for some splash time if the weather is warm enough. We can certainly pause and play around on the rocks!

As a perfect end to a perfect hike, we’ll have a super yummy vegetarian picnic. We may want to get in another yoga practice on flatter ground as well to simply stretch out the hike. MYA will have an awesome spot to eat and play - Tracey Whitten’s pad right on the water with an amazing view of the mountain we’ll have just climbed. Huge thanks to Tracey, owner of University Inn & Black Bear Inn, for having us!

Cost: $50/early bird; $60 after May 16th (includes shuttle ride, snacks, lunch, yoga, lots of good vibes & laughter!)

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Bold Coast Adventure
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Bold Coast Adventure

Maine Yoga Adventures is heading downeast for another spectacular yoga, hiking, yummy food weekend in gorgeous Lubec!

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Adventurers will spend the weekend at West Quoddy Station; a beautiful piece of property with plenty of areas to practice yoga outside and in! The station is also very close to fabulous hiking!  

This year MYA finally gets to take over the super cool big house, the Station House, that has two levels, sweet views, and is so close to a great platform for outdoor yoga practices. The house is an original c.1915 USCG building that housed the officers and crew of USCG Station Quoddy Head until being decommissioned in 1970.

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Restored in 2002, it offers spacious accommodations with 5 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. On the 1st floor there is a fully equipped, modern kitchen, half bath, dining/living room and a large master suite. The second floor has a queen bedroom, a full bedroom, a twin bedroom (2 beds), a single bedroom and bathroom.

MYA’s fab downeast cook, Machelle LaHaye, will be serving up some scrumptious vegetarian meals for adventurers, we’re always happy to work with special dietary needs. Adventurers will be responsible for their lunches (although there’s usually leftovers!) and healthy snacks to keep their energy up for lots of nature explorations.

Adventurers will enjoy Quoddy Head State Park and the Bold Coast Trail for some of the best wildlife watching in the state. Adventurers may spot whales, countless ducks and shorebirds as well as eagles and songbirds. We’ll check out Maine's easternmost lighthouse, West Quoddy Head Light, in all of it’s candy-striped fabulousness. Wandering amongst the cliffs is breathtaking!

Lubec offers an astounding amount of nature from beaches to forest, ponds to bogs, cliff sides to gardens. From the rich ecological tapestry, adventurers can pick a special hike, start upon a magical trail and simply breath it in and enjoy...

Our adventure will also take us to Canada! Campobello Island is known for natural beauty, cultural significance and outstanding picturesque locations. Adventurers will get in hiking there as well! 

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We visited Head Harbour Lightstation for a small fee last season and were rewarded with whale and porpoise sightings.

The cost includes two nights accommodations, daily yoga, spectacular hiking, dinners & breakfasts, nighttime explorations, and more...

Cost: $750/shared queen; $700/shared double; $450/double; $425/single; $400/twin (shared price is the cost for 2 adventurers total)

If we need more space for adventurers, MYA will happily take over the Crew’s Quarters, our sweet accommodations from last year.

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Costa Rican Sea Turtles Adventure
Jan
9
to Jan 17

Costa Rican Sea Turtles Adventure

Maine Yoga Adventures is partnering again with outstanding nonprofit conservation organization, Earthwatch Institute, to assist on a 9 day Costa Rican Sea Turtles Expedition.

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Following volunteer work, adventurers will head to an awe-inspiring private home, The Sunset, in the rainforest of Nuevo Arenal for yoga, healthy vegetarian food, hiking, sightseeing, playing in the pool and more!

Adventurers are free to choose just the sea turtle expedition with Earthwatch Institute or just the adventure with MYA or both!

Lead scientist Frank Paladino, Professor of Biology, Indiana-Purdue University, has a research team to help gain a better understanding of the ecology of endangered turtles that nest on the beaches of Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas. These beaches host the largest remaining population of leatherback turtles in the Eastern Pacific as well as important populations of olive ridley and East Pacific green turtles. (pics below by Jeff Morey)

The work will consist of... 

  • Observing and monitor nesting leatherbacks. Those working on the beach at night will visit each nesting leatherback to take measurements and record any unusual markings or injuries—in other words, you’ll get as close as a person can to these majestic animals.

  • Release hatchlings in the ocean. When babies start to emerge from the eggs in the hatchery, our team will take the tiny turtles down to the water's edge and release them into the wild.

  • Survey the beach. During the day, our team will count sea turtle nests on the beach, take nest temperatures, and look for signs of erosion that could put nests in danger.

Accommodations are at the Goldring Marine Biology Field Station perched at the edge of the beach. Team MYA will share a bedroom with bunk beds. We'll have plenty of space to lounge at the pool or in the hammock. Typical tasty Costa Rican breakfasts and dinners of beans will be served up as well as ingredients for simple delicious lunches. 

Adventurers can create an expedition fund through Earthwatch to receive tax-deductible donations to cover volunteering costs ($2,845 accommodations & food are included; flight is not included) or use another contribution platform such as GoFundMe.

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The former Principal Investigator for this project, Nathan Robinson, is the scientist seen removing a straw from a turtle’s nostril in what is considered to be the viral video responsible for straw bans!

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Nature is abundant in this peaceful place - the Costa Rican sunsets are gorgeous, like none other! Volunteers will have some time to relax on the beach, explore, and soak in the beauty. There will also be time for wildlife watching, howler monkey families reside there, anteaters, and even crocs in the slower waterways, and many other cool critters.

Post-research expedition, MYA will adventure to The Sunset in Nuevo Arenal for four blissful nights (January 17-21) of yoga, nature immersions (finding a sloth or two!), excursions, rainforest rambling, stargazing, birding (toucans visit the house), and delicious food!

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Rachel Hicks, our cook from Virginia, will work her adventure magic in the kitchen again. Rachel comes to MYA with a vibrant passion for the outdoors, sustainability, food, and wellness. A yoga teacher with a masters in nutrition, Rachel has led retreats and workshops in her wheelhouse of health and well-being.

The Sunset, our home, is going to be unbelievable! Located in the rainforest rather than a gated community, surrounded by nature, a 500 hundred acre preserve to the east and thousand acres of protected rainforest encompassing Tenorio National park to the North and West. A spot of peace and privacy with access to amazing excursions both in the forest and on the lake.

The entire property is a showcase of Costa Rican art, decorative tile, stone and craft work. Six beautifully appointed bedrooms featuring artwork, hand carved beds and doors with bathrooms en suite, and two decorative fireplaces are all for MYA. The master suite bathroom features a hot tub built for two (Holly promises to share!). There’s a chef’s kitchen, library/living room area, dining area, and a unique indoor pool with jacuzzi. We can play billiards and ping pong - lounging areas, an inversion table, and a massage table are also at our disposal.

Lake Arenal has so much to offer adventurers - windsurfing, canopy tours, boat tours, jungle hiking trails, kite surfing, horseback riding, kayaking, swimming in an extinct volcanic crater, spelunking and more. We can decide as a group our fav excursions, definitely hanging bridges and hot springs, and still have the option to simply relax and enjoy the tranquility and majesty of your surroundings.

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To help the Costa Rican National Park system finance education, outreach and protection, Red Sunset devotes 50% of each commission gained through sales of adventure tours toward this goal. With the benefit of access to individuals in the tour system that make it all work - tribal leaders, guides, and park directors. MYA will take advantage of a couple tours for sure!

This will be MYA's 5th journey to Costa Rica via the airport in Liberia. Founder, Holly Twining, will fly from Bangor, if adventurers feel more comfortable with a travel buddy. Flights are in the $500-$600 range.

To secure your spot on the sea turtle expedition team, Earthwatch will receive an initial contribution, a nonrefundable $300 deposit. Adventurers can use the fund for the deposit as well. If you're ready to commit to the expedition call Zach Zimmerman at 978-450-1226.

Adventure cost including four nights of fab accommodations, daily yoga, nature explorations, stunning sunsets, vegetarian dinners & breakfasts, pool dipping, wildlife viewing, airport transport & more...

$2,200 shared queen ($1,100 per adventurer); $1,700 solo queen; $1,200 bunk bed (sold out); secure your space w/ a $600 deposit

Please feel free to contact Holly for a payment plan if need be, MYA doesn’t like to turn down adventurers :)

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Ice Climb, Snowshoe & Soak Adventure
Feb
10
9:30 AM09:30

Ice Climb, Snowshoe & Soak Adventure

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HEADS UP! The Ice & Snow Weekend Adventure has changed into this beautiful daylong adventure!...

Join Maine Yoga Adventures and Acadia Mountain Guides for ice climbing and a snowshoe hike in Acadia National Park. MYA will serve up yummy vegetarian food, offer up deep yoga stretches, and hot tub soaking!

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Our adventure will begin in Bar Harbor for a round of ice climbing and snowshoeing with the exceptional Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School who deliver professional, state-of-the-art instruction by highly skilled and very fun guides.

Adventurers will have challenging and satisfying full day of outdoor explorations. The guides will tailor our climbing experience to our level. Beginners welcome!

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We'll follow up ice climbing with a snowshoe hike which was a blast last year! AMG will take us up Dorr Mountain with gorgeous views up top and at the base. Fingers crossed for piles and piles of snow!

No worries about gear, Acadia Mountain Guides provide Double Boots, Crampons/Micro Spikes, Technical Ice Axes, Harness, Helmet, and anything else you could possibly need to make the bliss of ice climbing happen.

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Post climb adventurers will head back to Alpenglow in downtown Bar Harbor for super yummy hot vegetarian soup and leg stretching happiness. We'll have plenty of space on nice wood floors with the store emptied out til spring.

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With bellies full, we'll head off for a luxurious soak in the hot tub at Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center. AO is a wonderful location overlooking the water. We'll spend plenty of time warming up and relaxing!

Cost: $185. Please contact MYA.

 

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Costa Rican Sea Turtles Adventure
Jan
20
to Jan 31

Costa Rican Sea Turtles Adventure

Maine Yoga Adventures is coming together with outstanding nonprofit conservation organization, Earthwatch, to assist on a 9 day Costa Rican Sea Turtles Expedition. Following our volunteer work, adventurers will spend extra time in Playa Grande with plenty of yoga, healthy vegetarian food, surf time and more!

Adventurers are free to choose just the expedition or just the adventure or both :)

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Lead scientist Frank Paladino, Professor of Biology, Indiana-Purdue University, has a research team to help gain a better understanding of the ecology of endangered turtles that nest on the beaches of Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas. These beaches host the largest remaining population of leatherback turtles in the Eastern Pacific as well as important populations of olive ridley and East Pacific green turtles. 

The work will consist of... 

  • Observing and monitor nesting leatherbacks. Those working on the beach at night will visit each nesting leatherback to take measurements and record any unusual markings or injuries—in other words, you’ll get as close as a person can to these majestic animals.

  • Release hatchlings in the ocean. When babies start to emerge from the eggs in the hatchery, our team will take the tiny turtles down to the water's edge and release them into the wild.

  • Survey the beach. During the day, our team will count sea turtle nests on the beach, take nest temperatures, and look for signs of erosion that could put nests in danger.

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Accommodations are at the Goldring Marine Biology Field Station perched at the edge of the beach. Team MYA will share a bedroom with bunk beds - if our numbers are 6 or more we're working solo with researchers. We'll have plenty of space to lounge at the pool or in the hammock. Typical tasty Costa Rican breakfasts and dinners of beans will be served up as well as ingredients for simple delicious lunches. 

Adventurers can create an expedition fund through Earthwatch to receive tax-deductible donations to cover volunteering costs ($2,845 accommodations & food; flight is not included) or use another contribution platform such as GoFundMe.

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Be sure to mention to possible donors that the former Principal Investigator for this project, Nathan Robinson, is the scientist seen removing a straw from a turtle’s nostril in what is considered to be the viral video responsible for straw bans!

Post-research expedition, adventurers will head to their own beautiful private space located further south. Also directly on the beach in close proximity to the estuary. It's the perfect site for hammock lounging, yoga, meditation, group meals, playing in the surf...

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Nature is abundant in this peaceful place. Nicely secluded in our backyard the glorious Costa Rican sunsets will reveal themselves!

As a delightful contrast, we're not far from the bustling town of Tamarindo with restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. We'll hit the the dance floor at the disco for a well-rounded adventure! So much more than a yoga retreat... 

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Casa Mandarina boasts a fully equipped kitchen that Rachel Hicks, our cook from Virginia, will work her magic in. Rachel comes to MYA with a vibrant passion for the outdoors, sustainability, food, and wellness. A yoga teacher with a masters in nutrition, Rachel has led retreats and workshops in her wheelhouse of health and well-being.

This will be MYA's 4th journey to Costa Rica via the airport in Liberia. Founder, Holly Twining, will fly from Boston, if adventurers feel more comfortable with a travel buddy. Flights are below $500.

To secure your spot on the team, Earthwatch will receive an initial contribution, a nonrefundable $300 deposit. Adventurers can use the fund for the deposit as well. If you're ready to commit to the expedition call Zach Zimmerman at 978-450-1226.

Adventure cost including three nights of fab beach front accommodations, daily yoga, stunning sunsets, vegetarian dinners & breakfasts, airport transportation & more...

Cost: $1300/shared king or $1100/solo king available

Please be aware of MYA's Cancellation Policy prior to booking...thanks! 

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Partnering & Sound Bathing Adventure
Nov
3
1:30 PM13:30

Partnering & Sound Bathing Adventure

Join MYA as they come together with Yoga DownEast for an awesome partner yoga and sound bath adventure!

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We’ll start off our adventure with a gentle partner yoga class led by MYA’s founder, Holly. This will be a feel good simple and stretchy practice - looking to get tension out and positive energy in. Beginners are welcome! And absolutely no worries about bringing a partner or a yoga buddy, adventurers become fast friends!

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Following the partner flow we’ll come together for a slow feasting of yummy vegetarian soup and good conversation. Nothing like hearty homemade food on a November day :)

Adventurers will also have plenty of outside time to enjoy the Narramissic River as we take in the beauty with a meditative vibe.

Back inside the lovely 19th century studio, we’ll aborb a sound bath with Yoga DownEast’s founder, Krista Hastings. Getting comfortable with props, we’ll let the sounds and vibrations of the gongs and crystal singing bowls wash over us! 

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“Think of the feeling when you’re a little kid and you go to see fireworks - and you’re close enough to feel them in your tummy - and you’re a little scared but mostly excited - that’s how it feels to me!” - Krista

Join us for this wonderfully layered experience!

Cost: $60

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100-Mile Wilderness Adventure
Oct
12
to Oct 14

100-Mile Wilderness Adventure

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MYA is heading back to hike glorious Borestone Mountain near the southern end of Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness! Adventurers will explore beautiful Gulf Hagas with amazing hiking and waterfalls as well. 

The adventure begins as we gather in Greenville at our own private wood cabin on loon lake - Moosehead Hills Loon Lodge. The cabin has incredible views with nothing less than majestic Mt. Kineo across the water. Situated in a peaceful spot with plenty of autumnal colors to take in, adventurers will enjoy yoga practices, healthy vegetarian food, hiking, nighttime explorations and more. If adventurers need to arrive later than 3pm, no worries!

Saturday morning we'll head out to Borestone Mountain Sanctuary, encompassing more than 1,600 acres in Maine's Hundred Mile Wilderness region, the area offers a spectacular array of natural features, including rare older forest, crystalline ponds, exposed granite crags and sweeping panoramic views. 

From the nature center at Sunrise Pond, adventurers will head to the summit on a moderately strenuous climb that culminates in spectacular 360-degree views from two peaks at nearly 2,000 feet. We'll get in the Peregrine Trail as well upon our return, through mossy woods to breathe in more stunning views. The hike will take approximately 3 1/2 hours - 4 hours. Our cabin will be a haven as we relax, rejuvenate and prepare for Gulf Hagas on Sunday Funday!

The Grand Canyon of Maine, Gulf Hagas is a slate gorge carved out by the West Branch of the Pleasant River. Over the course of three miles, the river drops about 500 feet, forming mesmerizing waterfalls and swimming holes. Dramatic rock walls that border the river can get as high as 100 feet tall. As a group, we can decide which trail suits us best. Family MYA made it to Screw Auger Falls in 2016 :)

Adventure space is limited! Our Loon Lodge offers two private rooms with king beds and a shared room with two bunk beds w/ full beds on the bottom and twins on top.

Cost includes 2 nights accommodations, yoga practices, vegetarian dinners & breakfasts... 

$500/shared king (total price for 2 adventurers); $400/solo king; $350/full; $300/twin 

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Camden Climb & Cellardoor Libation Adventure
Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

Camden Climb & Cellardoor Libation Adventure

Enjoy a half day of awesome rock climbing in Camden with Equinox Guiding Service followed up by yummy vegetarian food and a visit to state-of-the-art Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville! 

Shannon Bryan of FitMaine rocking it!

Shannon Bryan of FitMaine rocking it!

Adventurers will rock climb at Barrett's Cove Cliff overlooking Megunticook Lake with the ocean in the distance. We'll definitely get our fall foliage fix with amazing views! Amazing certified guides Noah & John will assist adventurers every step of the way and supply all the climbing necessities of helmet, harness and shoes. Beginners welcome!

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Post climb, MYA will serve up a vegetarian picnic lunch with some fresh yummies from the Orono farmer's market. Adventurers will then head over to Cellardoor Winery off the beaten path at a 200 year old barn. We'll settle in for both a tour and a wine tasting.

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During our adventure we'll be sure to get some yoga in along the way!

Cost: $100. To join in the fabulousness, simply add to cart below...    

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Bold Coast Adventure
Jul
20
to Jul 22

Bold Coast Adventure

Sold Out. The Crews Quarters is full; adventurers can contact Holly for space at The Station House - subject to availability.   

Maine Yoga Adventures is heading downeast for another spectacular yoga, hiking, yummy food weekend in gorgeous Lubec!

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Adventurers will spend the weekend at West Quoddy Station; a beautiful piece of property with plenty of areas to practice yoga outside and in!  

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The Station House will have a brand new, freshly designed space with water views perfect for MYA. The Crews Quarters is post and beam exposed timber constructed from locally sawn hemlock and locally milled cedar shingles.

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The quarters has two bedrooms and a large open space with a queen sleep sofa and two cots. More space is available at the station house for adventure overflow.

A well-stocked kitchen is in the space as well. Machelle LaHaye will be serving up some scrumptious vegetarian meals for adventurers.

Adventurers will enjoy Quoddy Head State Park for some of the best wildlife watching in the state. Adventurers may spot whales, countless ducks and shorebirds as well as eagles and songbirds. Maine's easternmost lighthouse, West Quoddy Head Light, candy-striped fabulousness, is in the park too. Wandering amongst the cliffs is breathtaking!

Lubec offers an astounding amount of nature from beaches to forest, ponds to bogs, cliff sides to gardens. From the rich ecological tapestry, adventurers can pick a special hike, start upon a magical trail and simply breath it in and enjoy...

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Our adventure will also take us to Campobello Island known for natural beauty, cultural significance and outstanding picturesque locations. Adventurers will get in a terrific hike there as well!  

The cost includes two nights accommodations, yoga, hiking in two state parks, Saturday & Sunday breakfasts, Saturday lunch, Friday & Saturday dinners, nighttime explorations, and more...

Cost: $400/king; $350/queen; $325/queen sofa bed; $300/twin cot

Please contact Holly about bed sharing pricing and Solo Saturday: $100 hike, yoga, lunch & dinner

the sensational sunrise we'll see from West Quoddy Station

the sensational sunrise we'll see from West Quoddy Station

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Tuscany Adventure
Jun
23
to Jun 30

Tuscany Adventure

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Maine Yoga Adventures is heading to Spannocchia, the perfect place for adventuring into the heart of Tuscany, Italy. 

Organic farm and educational center, Spannocchia is nothing short of magical. Twelve miles west of Siena, Spannocchia boasts beautiful vistas, awesome hiking, verdant gardens, superb culinary classes, a lovely swimming pool, adorable farm animals, fantastic wine, amazing food, great people, and more...

our home for the week - Casetta al Padule

our home for the week - Casetta al Padule

Casetta al Padule will be our private oasis for a full week. MYA will offer breakfasts and dinners to adventurers - we'll keep our options open for lunches dependent on where our adventuring takes us. Wine tastings! Olive oil tastings! Nature walks! Thermal pools!

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Decorative details of the casetta feature the local yellow Sienese marble – a buttery stone marbled with ochre and bronze veins. The open layout is perfect for our group, and its location next to a pasture provides lovely morning views of cows grazing as the fog lifts from the valley. Four bedrooms create space for eight lucky adventurers!

The kitchen will be stocked for preparing delicious Tuscan style meals. A large covered terrace at the back of the house will highlight outdoor dining and gathering. Dinners will be split between the casetta and Spannocchia restaurant for a fully immersive experience.  

Adventurers will be sure to enjoy yoga every day, an excursion either on or beyond the property, and free time to simply soak in the atmosphere (and soak in the pool!). Our group will have an onsite cooking class as well as a wine tasting. 

MYA will have two vehicles for ease off-site adventuring. We'll enjoy a day in the city of Siena, explore quaint villages, connect with culture, art and nature. Some possibilities...

San Galgano: Visit the remarkable circular chapel of Monte Siepi, site of the miraculous sword in the stone of Saint Galgano. A wine bar with outdoor seating and a terrific view of the valley and mountains to the west, holds the perfect spot for a sunset aperitivo. 
Hot Springs: Relax at Antica Querciolaia thermal spa and Terme di San GIovanni hotel and thermal pools. Indulge in large heated pools - spa treatments are available! Entrance fee is about 15 Euro per adventurer. If we get our timing just right, baths are open late so we can experience thermal baths under the stars!
Colle Val d'elsa: Soak in this charming town off the beaten path with an incredible vegetarian restaurant and open air market on Fridays. And very close by is Colombaia, Biodynamic vineyard, a small production vineyard with incredible organic wines.
San Gimignano: Climb 15 of the original 72 towers that rise above the skyline for an impressive view of the surrounding countryside. The city developed according to a characteristic star-shaped plan along the ancient via Francigena.
Pienza: The city of cacio, cheese, MYA doesn't want to miss this! Adventurers may need cacio to go along with all of the splendid chianti we'll be tasting in the region. 

Cost: $1,800 before Feb 1; $2,000 after Feb 1. Adventurers choose to pay $1,000 deposit or pay full adventure cost. 

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photo by Molly Goren

Cost does not include flight - the airport with closest proximity to Spannocchia is Florence but adventurers can fly into Rome and grab a ride in the rental car (Holly and other adventurers have committed to Rome on Friday and traveling to Siena on Saturday - joining us is definitely an option!). Pics below by Maura Perry...

Feel free to come early or stay later to add more adventure time in Italy.... 

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Hike Moosehead's Gem: Kineo Yoga Adventure
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Hike Moosehead's Gem: Kineo Yoga Adventure

Join us on our first ever group partnership with Northwoods Wellness Collective and Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit for a day full of fun!

Enjoy a shuttle ride across Moosehead Lake to Mount Kineo from the Rockwood landing. Here we will start our morning with an MYA yoga practice. Adventurers will then summit Mount Kineo, one of the six Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit Mountains with Samantha Coffin of Northwoods Wellness Collective!

Hike Length: 3.8 miles round trip
Difficulty: Moderate
Route: We will be hiking the Carriage trail for 0.6 mile before ascending up the Indian trail for 0.5 mile, enjoying several captivating views. We will trek 0.7 mile on the Bridle trail before reaching the summit. Here we will climb the fire tower for breathtaking 360º views. We will descend entirely on the Bridle trail for 1.5 miles before returning to the Carriage trail and finishing our hike!

Before heading back to Rockwood, we will enjoy lunch at the Mount Kineo Club House where golfers and hikers alike can enjoy sandwiches, cold beverages and stunning views! Lunch is included.

Registration is required. Grab your spot today via Destination Moosehead Lake!

Join our Facebook event to learn more about our adventure and get updates as we get closer to this fun-filled day! Read more about the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit and print your application today!

If you like, you can stay the night: extend your weekend with a stay at the Kineo View Lodge , The Lakeshore House or one of our other lodging partners.

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Climb, Rappel & Sip Adventure
Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

Climb, Rappel & Sip Adventure

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Maine Yoga Adventures is coming together with Acadia Mountain Guides and Atlantic Brewing Company for an exciting full day adventure of rock climbing, tyrolean, rappelling, beer tasting, yummy food and yoga! 

Adventurers will meet up at Alpenglow in Bar Harbor to prepare for a fabulous climb in beautiful Acadia National Park.

Our target area this time around with the amazing guiding pros will be at the bubbles near Thunder Hole. 

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Not only will adventurers climb but also try out a Tyrolean Traverse, the precursor to ziplining fun! Acadia Mountain Guides will facilitate an experience of weightlessness as adventurers pull across the traverse dangling between two rocks. A newbie, no worries, we've got experts to show us how and lead us through every step of the way! 

AMG will provide rock climbing shoes, harness, helmet and technical gear. Adventurers will wear comfy clothing such as lightweight long pants, bring along a pack with snacks, full water bottle, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

MYA will offer up a picnic lunch with yummy vegetarian food then adventurers will head out to Atlantic Brewing Company on Knox Road.

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We'll get a tour of the brewery built on a ten acre Maine farm; the property was designed to create an experience where visitors could learn about small-scale beer production in a country setting. We'll definitely get in a tasting as well - MYA is happy to buy a pint for all. 

Either before our tour or post tasting, we'll definitely get in a nice, stretchy yoga practice!     

Cost: $85. Add to cart below to join the adventure fun!

Please keep in mind that adventurers should feel healthy enough to take on a climb at a very rocky, albeit beautiful, site.

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Hiking & Paddling Adventure
May
6
9:00 AM09:00

Hiking & Paddling Adventure

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Join MYA and Machelle LaHaye, yoga teacher and paddleboarding instructor, on a lovely hike in Amherst Mountains Community Forest blended with yoga and followed up with yummy food and a sweet paddling finale!

The adventure will begin at the trailhead off of Rt. 9 in Amherst. The Ducktail Pond Trail is beautiful, a gradual uphill forest lined trail. The narrow and at times rocky footpath loosely parallels Ducktail Brook up to the pond, which is reached in a little under half a mile. The pond is breathtaking!

Adventurers will enjoy the water views, take a snack break and continue hiking a bit further to take in Partridge Pond as well. We'll have some great yoga moments along the walk :)

Following the hike, we'll head out to Ellsworth for a scrumptious vegetarian picnic lunch where adventurers can meet ducks, chickens, a doggie, and other adorable pets.

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Venturing forth out onto the water - adventurers can choose to bring their own watercraft such as a paddleboard, kayak or canoe - extras will be available for use as well. We'll paddle around a lovely cove and perhaps a bit further out into Graham Lake.

Cost: $45. Kiddos are welcome for free. Join us on a wonderful spring day, simply add to cart!

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Pop-Up Adventure: Bikes & Brews
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Pop-Up Adventure: Bikes & Brews

MYA is teaming up with Slipping Gears and Black Bear Brewery for fat bikes and phat beers!

Our adventure will begin at Slipping Gears in Bangor where adventurers will pick up their bike for a sweet trail ride in Old Town. Please don't forget your helmet. These fat bikes we're enjoying for a couple hours are brand new and of course available for purchase if you fall in love. Beginners are welcome - this is your big chance to try out the fat bike of your dreams!  

For a fabulous riding opportunity in the greater Bangor area, we'll travel to the new Rick Swan Trail System at the Perch Pond Woodlot off the Kirkland Road in Old Town. Perch Pond (previously known as mud pond) offers up a beautiful site for a great biking workout. We'll have an experienced rider on hand to help adventurers along the way.

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Following our biking session we'll get some fab yoga stretches in then head over to the Black Bear Brewery in Orono for a delicious pint of craft beer and yummy healthy and hearty vegetarian food.

Cost: $70 Limit: 9 adventurers

To join in this amazing opportunity to jump on a fat bike and so much more, simply add to your cart below...

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