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