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Medomak Retreat Center is located just ouside the village of Washington in Mid-coast Maine.
Open from June to September, MRC is the perfect location for small to mid-size conferences, as well as artistic and educational workshops.
We are able to accommodate up to 60 overnight guests for committee or leadership programs, spiritual retreats, social-action planning, men's or woman's group events, drama, literature, music, dance or other educational retreats. For extended stays, it is best to book several months in advance.
The Conductors Retreat at Medomak has been working with Medomak Retreat Center over the past 19 years. This unique summer program offers a safe, non-competitive environment for both novice and veteran conductors to learn skills and techniques that will influence them throughout their musical lives. Founder and director, Kenneth Kiesler (director of orchestras and professor of conducting at the School of Music of the University of Michigan), also a Medomak Camp alumnus, shares with his students not only a love of music, but a deep appreciation for the New England landscape. At Medomak conductors, ranging in age from sixteen to sixty, have the ability to be successful at their art in front contemporaries but without the scrutiny of the public all the while under Kiesler's passionate analysis.
The newly renovated barn, on the Retreat Center property, has the charm of the old and the comfort of the new. Offering an open functional interior for the conductor's numerous skill sessions with a raised stage, loft and vestibule. The Barn is completely insulated which allows for temperature control and extraneous sound. The well lit space allows conductors and musicians alike the ability to easily read their music.
Each year the culmination of the retreat is a public concert highlighting the participants conducting skills as well as a large chorus of experienced singers. The conductors join a professional orchestra for a rare Washington, Maine performance at Medomak. The concert is free to the public. However, call ahead for time and directions. For more information, visit www.conductorsretreat.org
The instructors, Suzanne Thompson and Anna Johnson-Chase, combine their talents and love of teaching for this unique getaway. Three Awareness Through Movement classes a day, gourmet meals, and free time for sight-seeing and shopping in the picture-perfect Maine fishing villages on the coast will enhance this inner-learning experience.
Our annual retreat offers participants a variety of activities focused around the fiber arts. Knit, spin, dye, felt, and weave; visit local artists' studios and farms; work on your own projects, and enjoy the beautiful, Maine-woods surroundings. The opportunity to share a passion with like minded people, learn new skills, relax, and eat fabulous food has brought participants back to Medomak again and again. Join us next summer for our 9th annual retreat and what promises to be the best knitting circle you could imagine!
Maine and Yoga...a perfect combination to nurture your senses and open your heart! Be surrounded by serenity as you practice the art of serenity! A week of Yoga and Meditation with Kathleen Maroney-Hesser. She joins us again at the beautiful Medomak Retreat Center in the heart of Maine. Kathleen has been joyfully teaching Yoga for a decade at her studio, Sunflower Bodyworks in the Washington DC area. You can practice one, two, or three times a day in group or private classes! Yoga in the historic Lodge, on the beach, in the lake (stand-up paddle board, anyone?) and on the lawn at Medomak. Amazing healthy meals from the garden to the table. Our incredible chef will thrill you with vegetarian dining at its most creative. Every meal is a treat! Fresh blueberries and amazing desserts! Each day offers adventures by the coast or by the village; a labyrinth walk; an ocean search for sea glass; walking or hiking; swimming or just dangling your toes in the water at the edge of the dock. Your Yoga will soar. Balance and strength will be enhanced through friendship, nature, laughter and personalized instruction. Settle around the campfire in the evening for rich conversation or quiet contemplation. Please join us for your week of wellness and adventure. Beginners and practiced Yogis welcome!