Yogaway Retreats founder Checka Antifonario led her very first retreat at Sky Meadow Retreat in Vermont TEN YEARS AGO! We have returned to this beloved spot at least once per year ever since.


To celebrate this milestone, each person who attends this October 16-18, 2020 Autumn Bliss Retreat will receive a custom-order Yogaway Retreats hoodie, a $55 value! These hoodies are super soft, comfy and stylish. Your hoodie is available in royal blue, navy or gray - in men and women's cuts, sizes XS through 4XL. You can scroll down to see a couple of photos.


This is a true gift, as pricing for the retreat is the same as past years. Spots will go quickly for this extra special weekend away, so please read on for details and reserve your spot early!

Take a breather during this busy time of year with a peaceful, rejuvenating, and energizing weekend in the Northeast Kingdom – come see for yourself why so many guests of Sky Meadow describe it as simply “magical”! Checka led her very first yoga retreat at Sky Meadow ten years ago, and has been returning with wonderful groups of yogis ever since. There is a sense of home at this special place, a spirit of belonging and an aura of ease. We hope that you will join us to feel it too.


Our four yoga practices will provide plenty of variety – vinyasa, restorative, Reiki and more. All held in one of the most beautiful practice spaces you can imagine. Early morning meditations in the hilltop meditation gazebo are pure magic!

Each year at Sky Meadow, we also gather around a big table to create vision boards for the upcoming year. It is a sweet tradition at this time of year - a gentle, no pressure time for reflection, hope and supporting one another's dreams.

With nature at our doorstep, there will be ample opportunities for exploring as well. Even after walking the Sky Meadow trails for years, they still surprise and delight with the serene structures and special touches throughout the property - you'll see when you arrive! It is such a joy to be amidst the content and well-loved outdoor animals who are cared for at Sky Meadows - sheep, alpaca, chickens and cats. At night, cozy up with a book near the wood-burning stove or gather around the warmth of a campfire with your fellow yogis. Food is an expression of love and creativity for the Sky Meadow chefs, and each year retreaters are delighted by the delicious, wholesome, plentiful vegetarian meals. This is farm to table at its best - most of what you will eat is grown right at Sky Meadow or provided be neighboring farms and bakeries. Autumn is harvest time with so much to enjoy. On-site massage appointments are sometimes available as well.

Sky Meadow has cultivated rustic comfort to perfection. The main building is a beautifully renovated century-old barn with five lodging rooms on two floors. A large open practice space surrounded by windows is adjacent to the dining area. Off this main area are three shared dorm rooms, each including four large built-in beds (bunk-bed style built for adults) with privacy curtains and personal reading lights. Each room on this floor opens onto a large covered porch with rocking chairs and tables, overlooking the sheep pasture, apple orchard, gardens, and  ponds. Just down the hall are two shared full baths. On the lower floor, near the pond, garden, and sheep pen, are two more dorm rooms, with two beds each and a shared full bath. There are also two small single rooms, each with a sleeping loft, desk and dresser, available for retreaters who prefer their own space. These rooms are in the Orchard House which is a short outdoor walk away from the bathrooms. 

The views at Sky Meadow are breathtaking from literally any spot - your bedroom window, your yoga mat, the hilltop, the smooth rocks by the pond. This Vermont oasis is really the perfect place to connect with old friends and meet new ones while enjoying deep nourishment, warm hospitality, and simple clean accommodations amidst the stunning natural beauty of New England in autumn.

Our retreat will begin with a late afternoon class on Friday and end after lunch on Sunday. Detailed schedule to be sent two weeks prior to retreat dates.

NOTE: This retreat is currently sold out; please email Checka at info@yogawayretreats.com to join the waitlist!

Accommodations and all-inclusive per person pricing:

1) Spacious shared lodging in main building: $410

2) Small private single occupancy room in Orchard House: (occupant shares main building bathrooms with others): $520

3) Other more spacious private lodging for an individual or pair may be available as well at an additional cost. Please contact Checka directly at info@yogawayretreats.com to inquire.


Please use the button at the top of this page to register by submitting a 50% deposit. This deposit is strictly non-refundable; balance payments will be due on August 15 (electronic invoice will be provided).


*ten year anniversary edition!*

DATES: October 16-18, 2020   |   TEACHER: Checka Antifonario  |   PRICE: $410-$520