Jen & Mer @ntnretreats
Without these two powerhouses, this retreat wouldn’t have gone as smoothly and easily as it did.
Jen, Mer and the kind friendly staff at NTN have curated the most incredible eco-experience for their visitors.
They have thought of EVERYTHING — from sourcing delicious vegetarian food from local, organic farms to disposing of all waste in a closed cycle (even human waste!) to solar power, gravity forced water pressure, responsible living practices and virtually zero waste.
You may or may not know this already, retreats and resorts typically have a huge environmental impact. NTN is committed to refocusing vacation mindset (it’s all about me) to it’s about US and the future of US and, truthfully, it feels really good to know that when you are taking time out to treat yourself, you’re not doing so at the expense of others or the environment.
Their staff is well taken care of and they clearly are super passionate about what they do, which makes all the difference in the world.
We can’t wait to go back next year!
Murielle & Mae C. Wiscassett, ME

From the bottom of my heart thank you so much for an experience that truly felt like a dream. You are the most incredible hosts, warm and kind, I could ever imagine. From the sauna, to the waters, the views and the attention to detail and palpable love you have for the land you have created an oasis, a jewel, a necessity and a home. Jen Deraspe, thank you for honoring earth and our mother, thank you for being so present and generous, and for creating such a sacred and healing place for people. There are no words to express just how much you moved us, and just how special Nurture Through Nature is.

Diana Anamaya, Brooklyn, NY

The retreat was fabulous. Everything workout better than I imagined. Food was great, and nice not to have to worry about that. They all want to come back for another one! You may get a couple weekend stays from the participants. I will definitely come back.

Annie P, Manchester, NH

Kellie and I found Nurture Through Nature an incredibly intentional, clean, and accessible space for us as retreat leaders and for our participants. In our survey of the space, every participant (there were 8 of them) “Strongly Agreed” that the NTN retreat center was accommodating and suited the retreat topic well. Here is what one participant had to say: “Everything about NTN was fabulous!! especially the FOOD. And Jen’s warmth and welcome.” We could not have been happier with the accommodations as they suited everyone’s needs really well. Jen, in particular, always made herself available to us and our participants. She held a safe container so that we facilitators could do our work holding a safe container for our participants.

Dana Fadel and Kellie Ryan, Portland, Maine

Every aspect of the process of running my own retreat at Nurture through Nature was straightforward and well-supported. I am satisfied on all accounts and would recommend the retreat center to anyone wishing to run their own retreat there!

Annette Urbschat, Maine

Nurture Through Nature is a woodsy getaway that I am delighted to now know about. I was the chef for a yoga retreat there this fall. We had a wonderful long weekend there and enjoyed the solitude, the amazing wood-fired sauna and our helpful host, Jen. We were lucky to have local organic farms supply us with a bounty of produce to cook with. The facility is run on solar power, and the various cabins are adorable! I can’t wait to go back.

Paco Rodriguez, Connecticut

As a retreat co-leader, I highly recommend this space to anyone thinking about putting together a retreat. The 33 acres of walking trails, with the brook rolling through, allows for savoring in what Mother Nature has to offer. Having nutritious and delicious meals prepared was so helpful. Harmony cabin was so convenient for myself, and the other co-leader being close to the lodge but also separate. It allowed for reflection and privacy. Having access to the large area in the lodge was the perfect space for our retreat offerings. I can’t wait to hold another retreat there in the spring!

Kristy McNaughton, Augusta, Maine

We have held our Mindfulness Meditation retreats in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh at Nurture Through Nature several times over the years. NTN is a very nourishing, environmentally friendly, beautiful, quiet place to have a retreat! We have used yurts, cabins, & camping – all wonderful! The upstairs Meditation/Yoga Hall has fit very well for our Sitting Meditation, Dharma Talks, Dharma Sharing, and other gatherings. The downstairs fit well for our community meals. The paths for Walking Meditation are gentle and calming. Jen has been a very gracious, flexible, and supportive host. We will be back!

Marty Soule, Peaceful Heart Sangha, Augusta, Maine

We and participants love you and your magical spot off the grid! Thank you for providing us with this amazing opportunity. What a weekend we all had, thank you so very much!! Your energy is incredible, and we all loved your class on Saturday morning! We would love to come back in the Fall.

Maura Reminga & Joni Hewitt, S Portland, Maine