Vermont Retreat: A Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat in Vermont with Sheryl McGourty and Brooke Smokelin, October 12-15

* Bask in the spectacular fall foliage display unique to New England

* Stay at Sētu, a family-owned retreat center nestled in the foothills of Southern VT

* Experience yogic and ayurvedic practices that support seasonal transition

* Explore day hiking in Green Mountain National Forest

* Commit to wellness practices that open the heart and hearth of the self

Oct 12-15 2023
Cost: $925-$1175*
*see below for accommodation options | airfare/travel not included

Come explore your inner radiance and vibrancy as it matches the magical display of colors quintessential to a Vermont fall foliage display. Dive deeply into rich yogic practices to stoke our inner fire and brighten our light as we settle into autumn’s offerings and prepare ourselves for winter. Vermont’s land with its sweet, rich soil and moisture pattern, embraces and encourages diverse deciduous forests, rolling hillsides and a sense of community stewardship.
Explore rich yoga practices, Ayurvedic education, musical medicine and nature on this retreat held at Setu, a family-owned wellness retreat center in Brattleboro, Vermont. Sētu is a space that acts as a bridge for people to experience traditional Indian wellness in the context that it flourish within, by bringing together communities and cultures like Emily and Harmeet were brought together—with purpose.

Retreat Schedule

3pm-Check in | Welcome Snack |Opening Circle
7:30pm-Devotional Song Circle
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
7am- Breakfast
8-4pm- All-day hike in Green Mts.
6pm- Dinner
Evening Fireside Time- Fire Meditation/Contemplation
8am- Breakfast
9-11am- Yoga Practice of Integration | Closing Circle
12pm- Check Out

Accommodation & Pricing Options:

Please note: All prices INCLUDE meals Thursday dinner through Sunday breakfast

Room photos and details available here:

Dormitory Style Room (6-9 spaces available total)
Shared Ensuite Bathroom
$925 per person
Dormitory Style Room
2 Double Rooms
(2 twin beds or king) Shared Hall Bathroom
$1050 per person
2 Double Rooms
1 Double Room
Shared with 1 other (2 twin beds or king) Private Bath
$1175 per person
1 Double Room
3 Private Rooms
Shared Hall Bathroom
$1175 per person
3 Private Rooms


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!

We have still have space!
Dormitory accommodations available.
$500 deposit is non-refundable after July 31st.