Tourmaline center, maine

2019 retreat schedule coming soon!

Our retreats for the coming year are going to be amazing! We are developing plans for another Plant Medicines of Maine retreat, a Mushroom Foraging & Adaptogen Production retreat, Shamanic Healing & Waterfalls retreat, a Harvesting & Forgaging Food retreat, Healing Our Relationship with Food retreat, Yoga, Hiking & Eating Clean and many more exciting classes, excursions and adventures! Stay tuned…

 
 
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Tourmaline Center Retreat Experience

This year at Tourmaline Center we are exploring our relationship with the land and how we can work with the land to heal ourselves and our environment. We will be foraging in the forest, practicing awareness (forest bathing!), harvesting from Enya’s organic garden, cooking amazing seasonal, local, plant based foods, swimming in waterfalls, practicing yoga, hiking mountains and preparing healing herbal concoctions.  Each retreat is designed to heal, instruct and integrate daily teachings through experiences in nature. All retreats take place at our humble new off-grid center and conventional production kitchen in the western mountains of Maine.

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Schedule of Events

2019 retreats

Our retreats for the coming year are going to be amazing! We are developing plans for another Plant Medicines of Maine retreat, Mushroom Foraging & Adaptogen Production, Shamanic Healing & Waterfalls, Harvesting & Forgaging for Food & Medicine, Healing Our Relationship with Food, Yoga, Hiking & Eating Clean and many more exciting classes, excursions and adventures!

Each retreat is carefully curated to help you on your journey to becoming the best version of yourself. Accommodations range from a tent site or loft space at the off grid Tourmaline Center property to renting a lake front cabin on nearby Webb Lake or a room at the Kawanhee Inn eight miles down the road. We offer excellent local plant based meals, mountain spring water (flat & bubbles), regionally specific herbal teas and a selection of locally wildcrafted superfood supplements. There are also 40 acres of designated tree growth to wander in your free time. Retreat attendance is limited to ensure that our guests receive the level of attention they deserve.

 
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nature photography as a threshold for presence

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The sacred space within

 
 
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instruction

Practitioners, Partners & Guides

We couldn’t be more honored to collaborate with some of the most interesting and innovative practitioners, partners & guides! Below are bios for the people we are working with in the 2018 season.  So many brilliant people & organizations have reached out to work with us. We have already started collaborating for 2019!  


 
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enya latham

Enya Latham is the founder of Tourmaline Center and a Shamanic Practitioner. Her esoteric training has  journeyed through dream work, Tarot, Qabbalah, herbalism, Reiki + Shamanism. Enya is a seer and uses her visionary skills to guide people through obstacles, grief and psychic blockages. She is educated in art, landscape + architectural design and her connection with spirit informs her creative decisions...she also loves to consult on built projects.

Enya has trained + traveled across the globe. From California to Peru to Western Europe + South East Asia, Enya learned to appreciate the depth of our cultural differences and seeks to bring these differences together to share through carefully curated programming at Tourmaline Center.

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mariah brinton

Mariah Brinton is a Yoga instructor, Reiki practitioner, essential oil healer and owner of the Silo Workshop in Mount Vernon, Maine. She will be collaborating on programs at a number of our retreats by designing yoga routines that support the theme of the retreat.

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ryan busby

Ryan grew up in New Hampshire skiing and hiking in the White Mountains.  College took him to Rhode Island where he studied Finance + Economics and was captain of the Track + Field team at Bryant University.  After 4 years in corporate finance in Boston he decided to follow a new path and eventually came to Maine Primitive Skills School as an eager apprentice in the spring of 2017 with an interest in foraging, re-wilding and becoming a modern hunter-gatherer.  His enthusiasm for everything he learned that summer lead him to pursue a life learning and teaching ancestral skills.  Friction fire, movement, mushroom foraging, awareness skills, and wild food preparations are particular areas of interest for Ryan as he continues to gain experience and sharpen his wilderness skills.

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colin richardson

Colin is originally from Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Growing up in the bogs and estuaries around his home, Colin learned an appreciation for all the creatures of the earth early on. After taking on many varied vocations throughout the years, he was enthralled by the modern earth-living movement. After graduating the Apprenticeship Program at MPSS in 2016, he continues to work on his skills and became an instructor in the Fall of 2016. Colin focuses on foraging for food, medicines, and bow making materials. With a love of increasing his suite of awareness tools and nature literacy

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visiting practitioners

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rev.jeep ries

Over time, my studies and life experiences have coalesced into a spiritual narrative that I share in an accessible way. I am blessed with boundless avenues of study here in New York City. They have included the Theosophical Society, Hinduism at the Himalayan Institute, Buddhism and Hinduism at Om Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, where I was ordained as an Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister. 

My life centers on my spiritual coaching practice, delivering talks and spiritual services, attunements as a Reiki Master, Sound Healer, Chakra Therapy and Shamanic Healing, through leading retreats, performing weddings, baby blessings and so on.

My abilities offer intuitive support and guidance as your spiritual life unfolds and your authenticity emerges. I use various approaches depending on your needs.

My travels have taken me to far flung locales including Machu Picchu, Peru; Taipei, Taiwan; Tanzania, Africa; Reykjavik, Iceland - all across North America, Europe and the British Isles. I have come to appreciate all our cultural differences and spiritual likenesses. We are all connected.

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chandra Vepula

I am a great believer that when we are given a special project to implement in this world, we will also be given any needed resources, direction, tools, motivation, inspiration—basically everything necessary to successfully complete the project.

I strongly believe that unlike worldly education, meditation classes, which are focused on mind and soul cleansing, are a special gift from Self-realized Masters to the world. I have been meditating for a number of years with Siddha Guru Ramanananda Maharshi and I am grateful to Maharshi for giving his blessing and encouraging me to lead meditation classes. Maharshi’s resolve to share these non-denominational teachings through me has been an enormous gift for me. I look forward to sharing this with you.

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visiting practitioners

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asiya khaki

Asiya Khaki began her health journey when in her mid 20s, she had debilitating tendinitis in her wrists and inflammation in her hips. In her effort to heal, she began working out and experimenting with different diets and exercises.  She lost 20lbs and reclaimed her health and became a health coach in order to pay what she had learned forward to others. For over 3 years, she coached hundred of women through online and app based accountability groups. She helped people by providing them with support and a community so they could achieve their health and wellness goals.  

As she taught others of the importance of setting goals and working towards improved health, she set a few personal goals and and successfully competed a few notable treks; the Salkantay Trek in Peru in June 2015, the Summit of Kilimanjaro in August of 2015, the Patagonia W Trek in January of 2018, and Everest Base Camp in March of 2018.  

Asiya is passionate about learning and serving and recently did 100 hours of yoga teacher training in Bangalore, India at the Ayur Yoga Eco Ashram.  She first became inspired by  Yoga when she visited the same ashram where she did teacher training in February 2016 and completed a Yoga Intensive Retreat.  Asiya loves how Yoga works not only the physical body through increased muscle tone and flexibility, but goes beyond and works on a chemical level improving hormone levels in the body, and ultimately helps reprogram the subconscious mind. Asiya intends to travel to India in January of 2019 to complete another 100 hours of yoga teacher training.  She loves to share and is passionate about helping others live their best life.

 

 

 
 
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Location

Tourmaline Center

 

Our accommodations are a few tent sites and a cottage loft.  Staying at the center is completly off grid-there is no running water, there are composting toilets and a few solar lights. All set in the wild on a sloped 40 acre parcel in the western mountains of Maine.  There are other accommodations nearby that we can guide you to. Contact us for more details.

 
 
 
 
 
 
There will be times when standing alone feels too hard, too scary, and we’ll doubt our ability to make our way through the uncertainty. Someone, somewhere, will say, ‘Don’t do it. You don’t have what it takes to survive the wilderness.’ this is when you reach deep into your wild heart and remind yourself, ‘I am the wilderness.
— -Brene' Brown, Braving the Wilderness
 
 
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