Into the Heart of Autumn: A Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Vermont with Brooke Smokelin & Sheryl McGourty  | Sept 26-29, 2024

Join us for a 4 day retreat at Sky Meadow Retreat, an idyllic family-owned Vermont retreat center built on an original 115-acre homestead in Vermont’s rugged and remote Northeast Kingdom. Dive deeply into rich yogic and ayurvedic practices to stoke our inner fire and brighten our light as we settle into autumn’s offerings and prepare ourselves for winter. Explore the natural world through day hiking and immersion, and encourage a relaxed and elevated state with Sound Baths and Musical Medicine.

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What’s Included:

  • ​​Daily yoga sessions with Sheryl & Brooke
  • Ayurvedic and Chakra system philosophy, education and practiced
  • 3 nights accommodations at Sky Meadow
  • 3 meals per day provided by Sky Meadow
  • Rest, exploration, or rejuvenation on the land

What’s Not Included:

  • Travel Costs
  • Any additional wellness treatments or activities outside of the retreat

Accommodation & Pricing Options:

$ 1399

$ 699 deposit June 1

Final Balance August 1

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Travel info:

Sky Meadow is located in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont

63 Winchester Rd.

Greensboro Bend, VT

Most flights to Vermont land at Burlington International Airport (65 miles away), roughly a 1.5 hour drive. Other regional options include Montreal and Boston.

Tentative Retreat Schedule

Thursday September 26

3pm-Check in | Welcome Snack |Opening Circle
7:30pm-Devotional Song Circle/ Musical Medicine

Friday, September 27

8am Breakfast
10am-12pm- Ayurvedic Principles & Chakra Activation Practices to support seasonal transition
4-6- Digest: Yoga Asana
8-9pm- Rest: Crystal Bowl Sound Bath & Yoga Nidra

Saturday, September 28

7am- Breakfast
8-4pm- All-day hike
6pm- Dinner
Evening Fireside Time- Fire Meditation/Contemplation

Sunday, September 29

8am- Breakfast
9-11am- Yoga Practice of Integration | Closing Circle
12pm- Check Out


Brooke Smokelin is the founder and director of Chakra Activation Yoga, a unique fusion style of classic static hatha asanas and dynamic kundalini kriyas sequenced to awaken, explore, and balance each of the 7 chakra- energy centers. She has 25 years of experience teaching yoga and is currently an E-RYT/ YACEP offering advanced trainings, immersions, and retreats. Brooke is also a musician/ sound healer and environmental educator and she brings all kinds of musical medicine and nature wisdom to her events.
Brooke Smokelin
Sheryl McGourty is owner and founder of Yogadurango, a community-centered yoga studio in successful operation since 2006. Sheryl is passionate about holding space and creating meaningful experiences for all people. She is a trained and skilled facilitator and leader with diverse experiences and an intense curiosity that helps draw people together.
Sheryl is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and has spent that last decade guiding, educating and most-importantly empowering people on their health care journey. Sheryl believes we are nature thus, she finds her greatest sense of contentment immersed in the natural world.
Sheryl McGourty
Sheryl and Brooke met through a mutual friend in 2016 and it was like a familiar feeling of coming home! They are both “old school” yoginis dedicated to the practices and in the field professionally for over 25 years. They are delighted and inspired to be collaborating on this retreat together to offer you a once in a lifetime experience held in the beautiful Green Mountain state.
Brooke Smokelin and Sheryl McGourty

Sign Me Up!

$ 1399
$ 699 deposit June 1
Final Balance August 1