Chewonki to offer fall Retreats at Wilderness Lodge

Posted July 30, 2010, at 12:23 p.m.

WISCASSET — Chewonki has announced two wilderness retreats at its rustic sporting camp on Fourth Deb-sconeag Lake near Greenville. A Wilderness Yoga Retreat and Artists’ Retreat, scheduled for September 2010, are enrolling now and space is limited.

“Anyone who enjoys the woods, great organic food, and either yoga or painting will want to learn about these new offerings,” said Chris Riley, Assistant Director of Chewonki’s Wilderness Programs. The setting for these retreats is superb, the leadership is top-notch (see below for details) and Chewonki Chef Blair Currier has already contacted with local organic farms to supply fresh meat and produce for both retreats. “The setting on this wilderness lake is unmatched, and the food will be amazing,” said Riley. “Blair is a whole-foods chef who places enormous emphasis on the quality and source of his ingredients. People who experience our wilderness lodge and Blair’s cooking always go home with a smile on their face.”

Workshops aare:

Wilderness Yoga Retreat with Lisa Maxwell, Sept. 16-19, 2010.

Chewonki has partnered with Yogave, a Falmouth-based yoga studio. She has been practicing yoga for 7 years and has experience with Bikram, Baptise, Kundalini, Hatha and Anusara yoga. The workshop will focus on Vinyassa, which is a series of asanas (postures) that work seamlessly together with breath to build heat within the body while creating endurance, strength and power. The retreat will provide classes for all levels, and beginners are welcome!

Wilderness Artists’ Retreat with Colin Page, Sept. 27-Oct. 1.

Chewonki has partnered with Camden-based artist Colin Page for this wilderness artists’ retreat. In this work-shop, artists will be working on painting the landscape on site. Colin will use demos and one-on-one time with stu-dents to teach about paint handling, composition, color, drawing, and how to see the world more carefully. This class will include group critiques and the chance to learn from each other. This class will be most helpful to people with some painting experience, but Colin is happy to help painters of all levels.

Chewonki Foundation is a nonprofit educational institution established in 1962. Chewonki is dedicated to helping people grow individually and in community with others by providing educational experiences that foster an under-standing, appreciation, and stewardship of the natural world.

To learn more, visit www.chewonki.org or Betta Stothart Connor, betta@chewonki.org or Chris Riley at criley@chewonki.org or call 207-882-7323.

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