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Midcoast Retreats

dip into the water, yourself, and community.

This community is filled with so many amazing folks. As it grows and we grow alongside it, we want to bring in more offerings to connect deeper. One of the things we find grows within us year after year in our relationship to coldwater is a deeper connection to self. We learn about new layers and deeper subtleties of the coldwater practice and our bodies. We notice that our perception widens as we lean into the details, and we appreciate the nuances. We love bringing attention to this process, ruminating and reflecting on it. Sometimes we write about it, other times we talk with fellow swimmers and share our observations. It’s from the desire to facilitate a place of curiosity and connection to this process that our day long retreats were built. 


We are thrilled to be offering two more daylong Midcoast Retreats this year! Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 5th and Saturday, December 2nd. In both Retreats we will settle into the particular moment of the season, and connect deeper to ourselves, the water, and the like-minded community of this wonderful practice. We love these retreats, because they give us a full day to deepen, explore nuances, layers, and connection to self and others. Just as stepping into the water slowly gives our nervous system a chance to process a big experience, these daylong retreats give us a chance to process the many layers and connections to cold water.

What to expect:

  • Guided Dip where we will provide more guidance and info about acclimation as the water cools and how to develop your coldwater practice in order to dip successfully through the winter! We’ll share our best dip tips, tricks, and preparations we don’t usually have time to discuss at the larger community dips. 

  • We’ll offer creative prompts such as memory writing or large-scale collective painting to explore connection to self within the container of community. 

  • Coffee and tea! Oysters!

  • Small group mermaid magic

We believe that creativity bubbles up from within and when practiced as a process, as an act, instead of for results or product creation it allows us to connect deeper to our core and be witnessed in the process. We’re so excited to offer this time and space to allow the bubbling and to sink into our bodies. ​​


This event is for all cis and trans women, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women. This event is for experienced dippers and beginners! Each retreat will have a little something new and we LOVE having folks return for multiple Retreats!

Cost for the day is $225/person. Registration will officially open October 1st. We're offering an early bird discount ($185/person) for November's Retreat is extended through Friday, 11/3 and December's Retreat until 11/22 . Registration via the form below or Email us with any questions you have!

Upcoming Retreats

  • Midcoast Retreat - 12/2
    Midcoast Retreat - 12/2
    Sat, Dec 02
    Dec 02, 2023, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
    Edgecomb, Edgecomb, ME, USA
    Dec 02, 2023, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
    Edgecomb, Edgecomb, ME, USA
    Dip into the water, yourself, and community. Join Two Maine Mermaids for a daylong Retreat in Edgecomb, ME.
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