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How Do I Book My lodging for MOOXLI FALL 2023?
You must be a guest of SANTOSHA on the Carrabassett to attend the retreat. You can book your lodging here. You cannot book your lodging for the retreat through SANTOSHA's website. It must be booked at mooxli.com/book-a-room Retreat registration must be completed prior to housing reservations. Any housing reservation in the absence of retreat registration will be canceled by MOOXLI after 48 hours and a $50 administration fee will be deducted from the canceled charge. Lodging cancellations booked through MOOXLI must be in writing and will be accepted up to 90 days before the retreat with a full refund excluding a $50 administration fee. We are unable to offer any refunds for lodging cancellations within the 90-day window prior to, or during, the retreat for any reason.
Your room AND meals from SANTOSHA on the Carrabassett are part of the lodging package. So, each person has to book "a bed." For example, if you book a room/bed that sleeps more than one person, each person in that room must make their own reservation for their own "bed."
SANTOSHA on the Carrabassett has Sixteen newly renovated rooms with en-suite bathrooms with either a queen-sized bed or two full-sized beds. Elegant period décor meets the coziness of Maine’s deep mountain woods. Crystal chandeliers. Live-edge pine desks. Meditative hues and textures. All rooms feature air conditioning.
If you want to share a room with specific retreat registrants just email email@example.com and it will be arranged to the best of current lodging availability.
What are the room amenities?
High thread-count linens, ample quilts, plush towels. Artisan soaps and sundries. Did we mention the Deluxe Gift Bags?
How Do I Extend My Stay for MOOXLI FALL 2023?
If you want to extend your stay and arrive to SANTOSHA on the Carrabassett ahead of the retreat start (Sunday, September 17) or stay beyond the retreat ending (Thursday, September 2st) you must check availability and arrange this through santoshamaine.com Be sure and tell SANTOSHA that you are registered for the MOOXLI FALL 2023 retreat
How do I travel to the MOOXLI FALL 2023?
By car: 30 minutes from Farmington and Sugarloaf. 2 hours from Portland. 3.5 hours from Boston. 1 hour from the Canadian border.
By train: The Amtrak Downeaster provides service between Boston, MA; Dover, NH; and Portland, ME, which connects to trains from New York, Washington D.C., and beyond.
By air: Portland International Jetport (PWM), 2 hours south. Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), 3.5 hours south.
By private transfer: Contact Dan Parks (207.233.1142) for professional third-party transfers to and from Portland and other southern points. The round-trip rate is $250.
Please also note that, while you may be able to hail an Uber or Lyft from PWM to SANTOSHA, due to the rural location, you will be unable to hail any rideshare services to return.
What should I bring?
In addition to your personal traveling essentials, here are a few recommended additions:
Most importantly, bring an internal commitment to yourself—to breathe deeply, to view the world with an open, curious mind, and to rejuvenate.
For movement and meditation classes, we recommend free-flowing, comfortable attire; we provide all mats and props.
For outdoor activities, prepare for Maine’s variable seasons with appropriate outerwear, including rain or snow gear, with plenty of layers. Even in the depths of summer, Maine can be cool at night.
For outdoor activities, we recommend bringing a pair of comfortable day hikers. Prepare for coziness. Feel free to bring bicycles or other outdoor equipment. Water bottle, sunscreen in all seasons, insect repellent, hat and gloves, and headlamp.MOOXLI will email you a more comprehensive suggested packing list closer to the retreat.
Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?
No! SANTOSHA on the Carrabassett is a Manduka sponsored studio so they have mats, blocks, straps, blankets, and cushions for all our yoga needs. We recommend the Jade Yoga Travel mat if you are purchasing one special to fly with. (It folds down to the size of a piece of paper.)
What if I’m new to yoga or meditation?
No problem whatsoever. We all have to start somewhere and why not start here, in a safe place, where you can focus on your own needs? Our intention is to make all our sessions as approachable as possible. And if you prefer not to actively participate in yoga, we give you permission to lay on your mat in any position you are comfortable in and simply be present in your own body.
If you have known injuries or limitations in movement, we are happy to meet separately to discuss modifications and how to use props to your advantage. Yoga truly is for every body.
Where can I eat at SANTOSHA on the Carrabassett?
The facility has an in-house chef who has traveled extensively across the globe and their cuisine is varied, ranging from Swedish treats to Israeli comfort food.
Two daily menu options include: the Omnivore Menu and the Vegetarian Menu. You will surely find some delicious nosh on this retreat!
Your retreat registration includes
Sunday arrival dinner
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Wednesday
Breakfast on Thursday
Mooxli does our best to provide well-balanced meals and snacks but is unable to cater to individual dietary needs.
Tell me about the Lounge and the Veranda:
The Lounge is open nightly from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. where they offer craft cocktails and mocktails, beer and wine, and small bites. Grab a glass of something delicious and cozy up on the mansion’s veranda in Adirondack chairs or around the fire pits.
Will I have time to explore the surrounding area?
YES! We have left afternoons free of any scheduled CE time/workshops so you can explore and wander at your leisure! There is a wood-fired sauna, cedar barrel tub, and outdoor saltwater pool on the property. The original clay tennis courts have also been restored.
In addition to the lovely property, there are many things to do in the area and local guides can be arranged. Some ideas include:
Day hike along Maine’s segments of the mighty Appalachian Trail.
Engage in the meditative Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, in the conservation lands of the Bigelow Preserve.
Take a plunge in a local swimming hole or right outside the back door—the west branch of the Carrabassett River sits right at the edge of the elegant lawns.
Spend a day paddling or rafting along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail from Flagstaff Lake in Eustis.
Visit the local Nordic ski center for a day of touring or snowshoeing through miles and miles of pristine groomed terrain.
Shred the gnar for a day of alpine skiing or snowboarding at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort: you can find us in the last village before you hit the mountain (and Sugarloaf boasts the only above-treeline skiing in the East!) Venture a bit farther afield to try Saddleback Mountain (60 minutes) and Sunday River (90 minutes).
Trek up to the Maine Huts and Trails for a mountainside lunch in fresh air.
Wade out for a morning of fly fishing.
Ride the Narrow Gauge Pathway gravel trails or blast down some slopes on your mountain bike.
Play eighteen holes at Sugarloaf Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and nestled deep in the mountains. Make it a long weekend and head out to Belgrade Lakes Golf Club and the Sunday River Golf Club, too.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Retreat registration cancellations must be in writing and will be accepted up to 90 days before the retreat with a full refund excluding a $100 administration fee (For those who registered via the $300 deposit system, the $300 deposit is transferable to any 2023 retreat with an open spot, but not refundable). We are unable to offer any refunds for retreat registration cancellations within the 90-day window or during the retreat for any reason.
Lodging cancellations booked through Mooxli must be in writing and will be accepted up to 90 days before the retreat with a full refund excluding a $50 administration fee. We are unable to offer any refunds for lodging cancellations within the 90-day window or during the retreat for any reason.
We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as you pay your retreat tuition. We recommend roamright.com or travelexinsurance.com
to support you in the need to cancel your retreat and retreat travel plans.
What if I have questions that aren’t answered on this page?
Please ask us! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (616)-259-5426.