Portland, ME Day Trip
May 11, 2019
Join us for a spring day in Portland, Maine! We have planned a full day so you can just soak up the beauty of watching Portland come alive in the spring. We are thrilled to bring you to our dear friend’s gorgeous new yoga studio, the Portland Yoga Project where we will start the day with an active two-hour all-levels yoga class leaving you feeling energized and ready to explore the city. After class we will go to lunch at the famous Eventide Oyster Company known for their browned butter lobster rolls, a New England classic. From there we are off to tour Bissell Brothers Brewery named one of the top 100 brewers in the world. From there we are headed to tour and sip kombucha from Root Wild, a new and excellent kombucha brewery. Root Wild is close to many little shops and breweries you can explore on your own. We will end our day with a closing circle and guided meditation at North Street Community Garden to help prepare us for the drive home. Bring a buddy (It’s the day before Mother’s Day hint hint) and join us for a truly memorable day in Maine.
7:30am meet at YogaWorks Chestnut Hill (25 Boylston Street)
10am - noon Yoga Workshop co-led by Anne and Eva at Portland Yoga Project
12:30pm lunch at Eventide Oyster Company
2:30pm Bissell Brothers Brewery Tour
4pm Root Wild Kombucha Tour
5p time to explore local shops and breweries
6:30 closing circle & meditation at North Street Community Garden
Arrive back in Chestnut Hill around 9pm
Round-trip transportation from Boston to Portland
2-hour yoga workshop
Lunch entree and non-alcoholic beverage at Eventide Oyster Company
Tour and one beer at Bissell Brothers Brewery
Tour and one kombucha flight at Root Wild
Meet your Retreat Leaders
Eva Christopherson first found yoga when she dropped into a class while studying piano at Berklee College of Music. The physicality of the practice caught her interest right away, and how light and balanced she felt after class is what made yoga a consistent part of her life. Each week Eva's classes vary on a certain body part, muscle, philosophy, and more, but the flow is always structured and aligned with space to modify and move with the breath. Her intention in class is for students to listen more, and to find the courage to step out of their comfort zone while not taking it all too seriously.
Anne Patrick, an adventurous and playful yogi at heart, believes in the connecting power of yoga. Teaching since 2009, Anne leads with a desire to create a supportive space for her students to reconnect to themselves through being present in breath and to explore through mindful movement. She designs her sequences to be both challenging and rejuvenating. Deeply caring about the structural alignment of each pose, Anne first addresses the physicality, then layers in the subtle elements of the practice. With a degree in Biology and Psychology, Anne studied the impact of yoga on the mind and body and believes in yoga’s inherent value for holistic wellbeing. Anne received her 200HR from Back Bay Yoga, and her 500HR from Super Soul Farm led by Raghunath Cappo, where she spent a month living and learning at Radhanath Swami’s Govardhan Eco Village in Mumbai, India.
“The retreat at Dragonfly Yoga Barn with Anne and Eva was amazing and exactly what I needed. It was so peaceful, yet energizing at the same time creating a positive synergy. The yoga classes combined restorative and flow allowing for a balanced yoga experience. It felt like both teachers craft their classes so that the student gets a full spectrum practice with focus on mind and body. The retreat center was phenomenal with breathtaking views, gourmet homemade meals, and access to a spectacular custom hot tub!” — Isabella
“What a un unique experience to be in the midst of such beautiful snow-covered scenery, with such interesting and caring people, able to truly enjoy and immerse myself in yoga practice with two of my favorite teachers. The view from the barn studio looked like a painted postcard and I had to remind myself that it, and this weekend away from daily stresses, was real.” — Linda