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Rounding
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For Vedic Meditators

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REVITALIZE AND RESTORE
ON OUR FALL ROUNDING RETREAT

Catskills, New York
October 28th – 31st, 2021

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RELEASE MONTHS OF STRESS IN ONE TRANSFORMATIONAL WEEKEND OF MEDITATION, LEARNING, AND BLISSFUL SERENITY.

Learn and practice the advanced technique of Rounding to release deep-rooted stresses and expand your state of consciousness.

Rounding retreats are the perfect weekends to relax your body, mind, and spirit with a fun and supportive community of like-minded Vedic Meditators.

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What is Rounding?

Known as “industrial strength meditation,” Rounding is an enjoyable practice that prepares your mind and body for a profoundly deep meditation.

A ‘Round’ is a specific sequence of the following relaxing activities:

  • 10 minutes of gentle asanas (stretches that anyone can do)
  • 5 minutes of an easy breathing exercise
  • 20 minutes of Vedic Meditation
  • 10 minutes of lying down rest

On a Rounding Retreat, we perform multiple rounds in a day for transformational stress release.

Rounding on retreat provides the equivalent stress release of 6 months of twice daily meditation.

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“Rest is the basis for action.”

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

A MESSAGE FROM SUSAN

When we’re living on the go, even one evening of relaxation can seem luxurious.

But a few hours a week is hardly enough to bring our nervous system back to balance and purify the stress we’ve accumulated over our lifetime.

Rounding is like an oasis for your body. It prepares you for deep, profound meditations and enables “industrial strength” stress release when performed in cycles with a Vedic Meditation teacher in an in-person retreat.

The experience of shedding months of stress and restoring balance to our mind and body is nothing like you’ve experienced before.

As stress embedded deep in the recesses of your physiology lifts away, you feel the world open up. You’ll come away from the weekend feeling enlivened and refreshed, with more creativity and resilience. You’ll be ready to take on the world with an abundance of joy and bliss.

I’m excited to share this transformational experience with you this fall in the Catskills. I hope to see you there!

Jai Guru Deva,

Susan

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Why Attend A Rounding Retreat?

  • NOURISH
    AND RESTORE

    Gain perspective and relax deeply as you take time away from daily life to rejuvenate from the inside out.

    Within a few short days of Rounding, you’ll come away feeling refreshed and enlivened.

  • LEARN
    AND EXPAND

    Advance your practice with expert guidance and personal instruction.

    You’ll enjoy lectures and knowledge sessions about how to make the most out of our meditation practice and live to your full potential.

  • RELEASE
    STRESS

    On a Rounding Retreat, you’ll rest the body more profoundly than ever before. As the body rests deeply, deep-rooted stresses begin to unwind.

    When layers of stress peel away, your consciousness state expands. You’ll live life from a broadened, more blissful foundation.

  • BUILD
    COMMUNITY

    Meet and get to know other meditators from across the country. Enjoy group rounding, shared meals and Nature walks.

    Build long-lasting friendships, based on shared experiences in meditation.

About Our Retreat Center

Located in North Branch, Silent G Farms sits on twenty pristine acres within the historic Western Catskills. The luxurious center consists of a classic farmhouse, a fully refurbished 130-year-old yoga barn, a swimming pond, and magnificent Nature trails.

Included in Your Experience:

  • 4 days and 3 nights accommodation
  • Full use of nature trails, walking paths, and swimming pond
  • Vegetarian, Ayurvedic meals and snacks
  • Rounding instruction
  • Group rounding
  • Daily lectures
  • Personal going home program, tailored to your post-retreat schedule
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Sample Daily
Retreat Schedule

7:00 am – 8:00 am Group Round
8:00 am – 9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am – 10:00 am Rounding Check-In
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Free Time / Rounding
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:00pm Afternoon Walk
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Free Time / Rounding
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Group Round
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Rounding Check-In
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Knowledge and Q&A
9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Sama Veda
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Retreat Investment

SINGLE REGISTRATION

Enjoy the quiet and serene backdrop of our Catskills retreat as you rest deeply, tucked in between quality linen sheets, with the stars twinkling in the night sky.

Twin/Bunk with Shared Bath $1,600
Queen/King with Shared Bath $2,200
King with Private Bath $2,600
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Couples registration (per couple)

Come as a couple and enjoy a discounted rate for your shared experience.

Queen/King with Shared Bath $3,600
Queen/King with Private Bath $4,000
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“I had such a good time and learned a lot. Definitely have some post weekend bliss vibes flowing!”

Brad H.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend a retreat?

This retreat is open to all graduates of an in-person Vedic Meditation retreat.

If I don’t yet practice Vedic Meditation, can I still register?

You may register for the retreat now and make arrangements to learn Vedic Meditation before joining us on retreat.

What will the food be like? Do you cater to dietary restrictions?

Our Rounding Retreat will feature gourmet farm-to-table, vegetarian meals prepared by a celebrated chef who also practices Vedic Meditation. There will be gluten-free and dairy-free options at every meal; please let us know if you have any additional restrictions, preferences or allergies.

When does the retreat start? When does it end?

Our retreat with begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 28th. We’ll wrap up our retreat at 11:00 am on Sunday, October 31st.

Please let us know if you plan on organizing your own transportation to Silent G, or if you’d like us to find a carpool/rideshare on your behalf.

What happens if I release stress physically or emotionally on retreat?

Stress release is a normal and natural process of participating in a residential Rounding Retreat. While most experiences on retreat are blissful and joyous, one may experience some fatigue or emotional release as layers of stress are released from the physiology. We will be personally overseeing the rounding experiences of all meditators on retreat and will gently guide you through the process of release.

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend this retreat?

Yes. Proof of vaccination is required for retreat attendance.

Does this retreat count toward my “High Rounding” prerequisite for Initiator Training?

Yes, this retreat satisfies the rounding pre-requisite for Thom Knoles’s Initiator Training program.

EXPERIENCE A TRANSFORMATIONAL WEEKEND OF DEEP REST, WISDOM AND NEW CONNECTIONS.

Re-enter your life with more presence, resilience, and joy for living after a profound weekend of Rounding on retreat.

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