The Sanctuary at Sunrise Hill THE SANCTUARY

The Sanctuary at Sunrise HillSometimes there is a space or a place of aliveness upon the land that has not been lost to so-called-progress.

There’s a resonance you can feel the moment your feet walk its earth. It is the energy of the life force, and it feels like home.

The Sanctuary at Sunrise Hill is a place pulsating with life. Located in beautiful Kennebunkport, Maine, this hallowed ground echoes with stories of the ancient peoples who made their summer encampment here, where the Batson River wends its way to the sea. I acknowledge and respect the enduring relationship the The Abenaki People had with this land. I pay my respect to Elders past, present and future and remember that sovereignty was never fairly ceded.

This high point of land was named Sunrise Hill by eighteenth century ships’ captains because it was easily seen offshore illuminated by the sun’s morning rays.

Canopies of giant oaks and soaring maples provide shady respite beneath cobalt blue skies. Apple trees and 250-year old lilacs fill the air with fragrance. Acres of woodland and open spaces are dotted with contemplative sitting areas. The land connects through a winding pathway to an extensive trail system within the Emmons Preserve nearby.

This is the place to Reclaim Your Wild.

Sanctuary Experiences

The Sanctuary at Sunrise Hill’s retreat workshops are crafted with great care, essential truth, and a little bit of magic. Skilled local wisdom-keepers join Jennifer Comeau, who is host and guide.

Wild Wonder Forest Bathing


Nature Trail in Connemara National ParkForest Bathing is about slowing down to nature’s pace — leisurely, attentive, listening, & exploring what’s right in front of our senses. Spending time in natural places improves our mental health and wellbeing. Research shows as we relax, our immune systems boost, cortisol levels decrease, and our heart rate and blood pressure lowers.

Experience the restorative and awe-inspiring power of nature in hidden-away places in Southern Maine. 

Walks ~ 2.5 hours (low-intensity & high sensory) Thursdays 2:00 – 4:30 PM and Saturdays 8:30 – 11:00 AM

Per Person: $44

RESERVATIONS+1 207 229-4136

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“The walk brought me closer to what truly matters — breathing, connecting, and finding wonders all around.” — Fran L.

For more information, contact Jennifer.

Walking Out with Awe & Wonder

Road of the Soul WorkshopIMAGINE: Two characters — Awe and Wonder — show up at your doorstep. They’d like to be your companions on a walk outside. Perhaps the characters appear as though from Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Perhaps they appear as elements — earth, air, fire, or water. Perhaps they are shape-shifters, at once a walking stick and then a raven. Whatever your imagination conjures, one thing is clear: they have arrived for a magical walk on the land near your home.

In this experience, part zoom-room and part field trip outside, we’ll draw upon some of the world’s best mythmakers — Dr. Martin Shaw, Dr. Sharon Blackie, as examples — to immerse our selves-and-souls in a creative following exercise. Following, as in, adopting a stance of “beginner’s mind.” Following as in, being willing to be led by the imagination, surrendering our rational minds for an exploration with the imaginal realms.


Opening to the Fullest Expression of You

Barnette In Autumn, Sanctuary at Sunrise HillEach of us is born with a set of sacred agreements – our own unique contribution to that which the world needs. The new guru is not outside ourselves, and yet, it is not a solo-spiritual endeavor. Now is the time to trust in our own divinity and that of others, and TOGETHER take the next step in human evolution, the awakening of the heart.

Barnette Interior, Sanctuary at Sunrise HillIn this sacred circle, you will experience:

  • Fierce support to attune to your genuine, highest Self
  • Being in powerful focus and intention so that you may notice, deepen, and embody your own divine wisdom
  • A way of listening at the deepest levels to yourself and others
  • An opportunity for follow-up connection to further your goals

“I felt that my own world and the world around me had become more animated, my dreams more possible. I felt braver, freer to explore more of my own depths, encouraged and enlarged by the stories from the other participants.” ~ Deb B.

For more information, contact me.