The Saltwater Mountain MINI – A half-day wellness retreat for women

For any woman experiencing “midlife” who wants to Dip Down to RISE Up. You are welcome regardless of dipping (or yoga) experience. Come as you are! Perfect for the new or seasoned dipper wanting the group support of women experiencing midlife together. Limited to 8 participants.


RISE Wellness Collective – 266 York St. York, Maine – 3rd floor (stairs only) – The dip is the final portion and will take place at a local dip spot TBD depending on the weather, moon-phase and tide.


1/28 (SOLD OUT)
2/18 (SOLD OUT)


$100 per half-day session

What to Expect

Participants are invited to bring a particular midlife challenge with them – to be shared outloud or just held with intention – something for which they hope to gain insight and support. You will be led through meditation with hands-on energy work, prompted discussion, yoga with a yin/feminine focus, and a cold-water dip with a ceremonious touch. Crying and laughing are always welcome. Apologizing is not.

What to Wear

Any comfortable “yoga” clothes (layers encouraged) for inside and a bathing suit or any non-cotton outfit (e.g. yoga clothes) for the dip.

What to Bring

Yoga mat, water and snacks of your choice, waterproof dipping bag with bathing suit (unless you prefer to wear it under your clothes), robe, warm mittens, hat, towel, 5-7mm neoprene booties (I have lenders if needed).


SMC credit only will be given for cancellations – If SMC has to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, option for credit or refund will be given.


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    Your Retreat Leader, Amy MacMahon Hopkins

    Amy has dedicated her entire career to supporting women’s health. During her 15 years as a birthing nurse, Amy was known for her innate ability to connect with patients through her unwavering belief in them. She nurtured these relationships through the years with her gift for creating community wherever she lived. In 2010, Amy opened a holistic wellness studio in York, Maine, across the street from the very hospital where she worked - expanding her professional roots and providing a hub for holistic healthcare in the community.

    With her medical background, thriving massage practice and yoga teaching, Amy became recognized as a community leader for wellness. For the next 10 years, healthcare professionals, local folks and tourists alike became regulars of her wellness offerings, training programs and continuing education courses. Amy became known for her engaging and positive personality - always willing to listen, empathize and offer hope.

    Today, with more (mid)life experience, Amy’s perspective on what inspires and connects us all continues to evolve. Saltwater Mountain Co. is the culmination of 27 years of listening, learning, teaching, touching, dipping, rising, living and guiding. In 2021, Amy launched “Dip Down to Rise Up” - a powerful and timely cold-water dipping movement that serves as the basis for The Saltwater Mountain Woman Retreats. These retreats are opportunities for women to gain insight and inspiration into how their unique challenges, inherent superpowers and the power of a cold-water dipping practice can transform the way they choose to live out their “one wild and precious life.”

    With a special love for and understanding of the magic and science of cold-water dipping, Amy is a true leader and passionate teacher of this practice for self-care, deep presence, breath awareness, nervous system insight, reinvention of self, embodying the feminine, supporting mental health and embracing change.

    Amy MacMahon Hopkins (she/her)

    • Saltwater Mountain Co. Founder
    • Cold-Water Dipping Guide
    • Speaker
    • Registered Nurse
    • Massage Therapist
    • Yoga Teacher
    • “Thermalist” Course-Trained
    • Wilderness First Aid/CPR Certified

    Amy by the ocean standing and smiling

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