Published: June 17, 2020

Join an immersive three-day resilience training through evidence-based SKY meditation and breath work. Learn tools that build positive community, inspire leadership and foster emotional intelligence. 

The SKY Club at CU Boulder continues to offer free guided meditations and flagship Online SKY Happiness Retreat every month. Open to all students, staff and faculty on campus, the retreat provides participants preventive self-care habits and routines. The programs are led by experts who have undertaken 1,000 hours of training. Scholarships are available.

The retreat

The SKY retreat offers techniques to eliminate stress, improve vitality and expand awareness. During the retreat, you will learn to live fully in the present moment and get a chance to dive deep into the joy hidden inside you. It is fun, relaxing and a much needed recourse in these testing times.

This retreat is offered in 55 universities across the country, including Stanford, Arizona State, Ohio State and MIT. It is one of the coolest places to connect with yourself, make awesome friends and have fun!

  • Learn, experience, flourish.
  • Understand the sources of stress and the role of breathing techniques in reducing stress.
  • Meditative practice to manage negative emotions and anxiety.
  • Help to improve quality of sleep.
  • Increased energy level throughout the day.
  • Ability to increase personal happiness.
  • Learning to deal with criticism and mistakes.
  • Taking personal and community responsibility.
  • Increasing social connection, enthusiasm and inspiration.

If you go

There are limited spots available for this retreat. Availability is first-come, first-served and requires attendance to all sessions. Apply now or email with questions.

  • June 26–28: 5:30–8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • July 17–19: 5:30–8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday


Revolutionized my daily life. As a busy student with a job, my plate is always full, I highly recommend making time for this course to reduce stress and improve focus.” –Bryn, USM Law


I was practicing meditation for five years and it was difficult. During the first session of SKY, I went so much deeper into meditation than I had ever gone.” –Santosh, UIUC


SKY made me very conscious of my thought patterns, and conscious of a sense of self that exists independent of those thoughts and different moods. I have found a daily practice that is something I’m relying on. (And this finals period has been largely stress free, mainly because meditating removes most of that stress!)” –Sarah, Harvard