A comprehensive training to demystify the retreat planning process and support you in bringing your vision to life!

DATES: June 15, 17, and 19, 2021 |   TEACHER: Checka Antifonario |   PRICE: $144*

*includes electronic manual, 8 hours of live-stream training (w/ recordings available), and 20% off mentoring through Aug. 2021


Are you ready to offer your own Yoga and / or wellness retreats? Please join me, Checka Antifonario, for this in-depth training which synthesizes ten years of experience into a clear roadmap for ushering your retreat dreams into reality.

Already leading retreats but could use some support? Join us to learn how to hone your process and cut back on wasted time and stress.

You will be provided with an electronic manual, eight hours of live training sessions (with recordings available to you for one month after the training), email support, and 20% off all one-on-one mentoring through August 2021. You do not need to attend any live sessions if they don't work with your schedule!

This course is approved for Yoga Alliance continuing education hours.

I have led over 30 retreats throughout New England, Hawaii, Alaska, the Caribbean, Central America, Nova Scotia and the Azores. This includes one-day retreats, weekend retreats and weeklong retreats. Though these can look very different on the surface, the planning process is remarkably similar!


Here is what we will cover:




  • What is your why?

  • Define priorities for retreat setting / amenities.

  • Discuss ideal size of retreat group depending upon goals.

  • Solo-led or collaborative retreat? Tips for working in partnership.




  • Calendar - Tips for group travel (best times of year, off-season gems and more!)

  • Connection - How to find a retreat center or host space with which you feel aligned. Pros and cons of renting a space and self-hosting.

  • Communication - Knowing which questions to ask, and how to gauge flexibility and ease of communication with your host.

  • Contract - You need one! Reviewing, understanding, risk assessing and negotiating.



  • Composition - How to schedule your retreat (meals, classes, group activities).

  • Cohesion - How to theme and organize retreat content for a deeper experience and lasting impact.

  • Choice - Strategies to infuse variety for your participants (even on a short retreat) without overworking yourself.

  • Community - 

    • Inclusive ways to ensure all participants feel welcome and seen.

    • How to be a conscious and engaged guest in your host community.



Most folks' non-fave, am I right?! I think of it as a process of reaching out broadly, so that the people who are meant to gather on a given retreat will hear the message. You don't have to worry about getting hundreds of likes or having a 10,000 person email list. I do believe you need to share from the heart, and be willing to put yourself out there.


  • Clarity - The "need to know" list for potential guests. Provide clear information in order to prevent surprise or disappointment.

  • Creative Content - Tips and prompts for creating compelling retreat descriptions, posts and marketing emails.

  • Cost Considerations - How to price your retreat, plus: pre-sales, early bird specials, giveaways!? All of your incentive questions answered.

  • Consistency - Make a marketing plan, stick with it, and be willing to adjust as you go.

BONUS CONTENT - What to keep in mind while ON retreat to build enthusiasm and momentum for the next one!

Schedule and Registration:

This training will take place within the Marvelous (formerly Namastream) online platform. Marvelous uses Zoom integration so the format will feel familiar to most! There will be three livestream, interactive training sessions. All will be recorded and available within Marvelous for one month after the training.

Training sessions (times are listed in EST):

Tuesday, June 15: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Thursday, June 17: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Saturday, June 19: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Click here to register. You will need to create a Marvelous account if you do not already have one. Once you have purchased the product, you will have access to live-stream sessions in the "Events" section and recordings in the "Lessons" section.


**Please register with an email address that you use actively, so I can reach you directly with your electronic manual, and any training updates!**

Questions or concerns? Please email me at Hope to connect with you soon.

Warmly, Checka Antifonario