I had no idea how soothing it is to do yoga in a serene location with out distractions. The NTN practice space needs to be experienced; it is warm, inviting and calming, very much like the instructors. Every class I have attended has added a new insight into my yoga. There is no substitute for quality personal instruction. It is the perfect addition to my home training. It is so important to do the poses correctly to avoid injury and maximize its benefit.


Yoga has helped calm me and focus my thoughts.  I am more aware and in control of my emotions and reactions and better able to navigate through the day.  I completely attribute this to the environment created by Jen Deraspe, the founder of Nuture Through Nature Retreat Center.  Jen, and all the people associated with her, have been warm, welcoming, kind, nonjudgmental, encouraging, supportive and have shared a generosity of spirit I have rarely encountered.  I deeply recommend for anyone to explore the benefits yoga can give them and more specifically find  your way to the amazing retreat in the woods created by a visionary woman.

E.G. Roth

I am grateful for the awareness yoga continues to impart. The yoga studio at Nurture through Nature is so peaceful and quiet with only the bird songs a distraction.


I look forward to yoga class with Jen Deraspe because she creates an atmosphere that transports me. Through widely varied movement, voice, music, silence, cadence and even occasinal inspirational words, she engages the body while freeing the mind. Jen inspires her students to feel confident at whatever level they are. Jen has developed into a confident guide in moving meditation.

Pat C

Thank you Jen for all the thought and energy you put into your yoga classes. You have a way of taking my mind to a place that doesn’t exist as much as it should in my daily life. I enjoy your yoga classes for the physical workout and mental break we all need from out busy lives. I love that every class you give is different and full of positive energy. I’m hoping that I’m able to continue yoga with you for many more years. Thank you Jen.

Jean Weeman Simoneaug

Incredible, quiet, nature retreat. We enjoyed the option of checking ourselves in, the yurt was all stocked and ready to go when we arrived. The sauna was amazing! We were able to me Jen during our stay. We loved our experience and would love to return, a truly unique special place. Already recommended to friends!

Jonathan SmithNashua, NH

This is truly an amazing experience. We stayed the weekend in the Sunset Yurt, and could not have loved it more. Stepping away from work, computers, and stress was easy in this gorgeously-kept, electricity-free place. The only tether I couldn’t cut was Instagram, to share all the beautiful things we saw. We grilled over an open fire for nearly every meal, hiked, and read. It was amazing. Thank you, Jen!

Alexander BertoniPortland, Maine

As always, the cabin was the perfect tranquility I needed to unwind and forget about the stresses of daily life. It was a pleasure to meet Jen this time, and to learn about how such a special place like Nurture Through Nature came to be. Jen graciously fired up the sauna for us last minute, which was incredible. I will be back again!!

Sienna ArgimonBoston

My boyfriend and I love the yurt! It was clean and well-stocked when we arrived and Marie was available through text. I like that our host reached out to us promptly after our arrival to let us know she was available. We also enjoyed the sauna. It was a great addition! I have recommended Nurture Through Nature to all of my friends who enjoy the outdoors. The place was magical!

Kristin GoodGuilford, CT

I spent the week of my 50th birthday alone in robin’s nest this spring. it was delightful. I totally felt held in this sweet community and was allowed all of the solo space i might have wished for! The sauna and brook were terrific gifts. sleeping in a cabin and walking in the woods! Such decadence!

Sandra SmithGreenfield, MA