Healing Retreats Embodied With Compassion & Love
Life is meant to be filled with beautiful, meaningful moments. It is meant to be lived fully and experienced deeply with family, friends and ourselves. Each moment experienced in beauty and tranquility leaves a lasting impression. Here at Maya, we have captured the beauty, serenity, and tranquility along the north western shores of Lake Champlain and created a sacred space for healing, joy, artistic expression, playfulness, and well-being. Our quiet, gentle environment has been found to be transformative for many who have visited. Here, you will experience exquisite sunsets reflected on the lake, striking sunrises over the organic gardens, and a sense of true peace.
We offer personal and group retreats that promote the healing arts and integrative & holistic healing therapies; with the soul purpose of enhancing well-being, living fully and meaningfully. We have hosted artists, scholars, writers, and healing practitioners who seek sacred space to create and transform themselves and their work. We have hosted business retreats for socially conscious leaders, engaging in conscious corporate change, and private parties for individuals seeking retreat and privacy.
We hold a special place in our hearts for the sacred healing and restorative retreats we hold for cancer patients, and those with severe chronic illness. Retreats where our love, compassion, and healing therapies shine most brilliantly in support of those suffering and most in need. These retreats are held free or at markedly reduced rates so that those in need may attend.
We also offer our retreat center for those who want to get a way to relax, play, and enjoy the serenity of this property and lake. Families and friends coming from busy cities of NY, Montreal, Boston find that this is the perfect location to unwind and refresh.
The Maya Center is a small Buddhist retreat center located on a quant ancient fossil ridge, along the north western shores of Lake Champlain on the island of Isle La Motte, Vermont. Our purpose is to promote love, compassion, respect and beauty in all things. Therefore, our business mission and life here is a reflection of that. We honour all and serve to enhance the fullness and meaning of life. The Maya Center is proud to be developing a permaculture system and food forest; creating an eco-friendly and self-sustaining environment.
The island of Isle La Motte is renowned for its ancient fossil ridge dating to the Ordovician period, 485 million years ago. Visit the fossil ridge and quarry just down the road, experience this island’s ancient protected treasure.
OUR RETREAT SPACE
Reserve your vacation holiday or special event in a pristine location surrounded by ancient healing energy. Book a day, the weekend, or a full week, Maya offers intimate space and serenity for your vacation, healing retreat, workshop, or private event.
Our Chef can prepare catered organic healthy meals for your event. Available upon request
Free wifi available in both buildings.
Enjoy our local organic, biodynamic fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs from the gardens and food forest.
Recycling and composting are a routine part of our daily living. Please do not put any food waste or oils into sinks or down septic system. Additional housekeeping for longer events upon request.
Enjoy a refreshing swim, beach combing, or relaxing in the sand along the private beach and shoreline.
Massage, acupressure, reiki and other healing therapies can be arranged upon request and availability..
THINGS TO DO
Local wineries on the islands are open for tasting during the summer and fall season.
Montreal Quebec is an easy one hour drive north for a fantastic cultural experience., while Burlington Vermont (one hour south) offers the local flavor and faire.
Local captains available for hourly or day chartering and boat touring. Private boats available for daily lease.
Walking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, skiing all available locally.
Just over the border in Hemmingford Quebec, is Parc Safari; a nature and wildlife park.
Local Arts & Markets
During summer and fall season the local art guilds and farmer's markets are in full swing offering extraordinary local arts, crafts, and organic products.
"Such beautiful peaceful space. I was exhausted when I arrived and quickly settled into a tranquil environment, that allowed me to fully relax and rejuvenate".