10 Nov Winter Wellness Retreat – Guided XC Skiing, Snowshoeing, Yoga, Music, and Nature Meditation.


Venture Outside warmly invites you to embrace and celebrate winter with a full 2-day active retreat in the mountains or the coast of Maine. Come enjoy a range of activities both outdoors and indoors designed to refresh and rejuvenate body, mind, and spirit! Join us for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, yoga, music, and natural history in the wonderful beauty of Maine in the winter.

Immerse and connect with nature during winter by being active outdoors! Tap into the restorative power of nature and let your spirit soar! Practice using all your sense during the starkest of the seasons! Life is everywhere during the winter if you know how to use all your senses, and if you know where to look. We’ll venture outside during at sunrise, daytime, sunset, and nighttime to share in all that nature has to offer!


Winter 2020 dates TBD



All costs include guide fees, 2 nights lodging, 6 Meals (2 B, 2, L, and 2 D), and gear shuttles.

Retreat Cost: $625 per person

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Ellie Osborn – Licensed Maine Guide, Professional Musician and Teacher, Yogi.

Dave Santillo – Licensed Maine Guide, Naturalist, Wildlife Ecologist, Musician.


Payment – A $300 non-refundable deposit is due three months before the retreat, with the balance due 1 month in advance. Cost as indicated includes lodging and meals, and all activities, music performances, and participation.


Travel –  We will be happy to try to coordinate car-pooling from the Portland area, or arrange for transportation for those arriving to Maine via air travel. Please call or email us with your interest in car-pooling, or needs for transport.

Weather – Winter is a wonderful time to be in Maine, with great snow conditions and winter wildlife!

Packing – A detailed packing list will be provided upon registration.


  • Outdoor activities will accommodate all skill levels; activities will depend on weather conditions.
  • Feel free to participate in, or just listen to, all music performances and chanting.
  • Meals will be delicious, healthy, locally grown ingredients, and will accommodate vegetarians.
  • A detailed itinerary will be provided upon request.
  • Cost does not include skis or snowshoes, but we can assist in lining them up.


If you can’t make this scheduled retreat, please let us know of your interest by completing the form below, and we’ll contact you directly with information on future scheduled sessions.


VO also can schedule a custom session of this retreat for your group of 6 to 12.

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