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CAMP VEDA ROUNDING RETREAT

Lakewood, Wisconsin
July 19 – 24, 2022

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RELEASE MONTHS OF STRESS IN SIX TRANSFORMATIONAL DAYS OF VEDIC MEDITATION, LEARNING, AND BLISSFUL SERENITY.

Camp Veda is not your average Vedic Meditation Rounding Retreat.

Complete with lake swimming, paddle boarding, easy hikes and starry cruises, we are so excited to guide you in an experience of Vedic Knowledge alongside the delights of summer adventures.

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

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

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WHAT IS VEDIC ROUNDING?

Known as “industrial strength meditation,” Vedic 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 Vedic Rounding sequences 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.

Vedic 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 our retreat 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 summer at one of our favorite destinations. I hope to see you there!

Love and Jai Guru Deva,

Susan

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AWAKENING THE DIVINE FEMININE

Our Western culture rewards achievement, initiative, and pushing. Though the characteristics aren’t bad, they are by their very nature overly masculine in approach. 

Veda shares that Nature operates optimally with balance… which is why I’m not surprised to hear meditators struggling with a masculine-heavy milieu. 

Whether it’s feeling exhausted or unheard, pressured or unfulfilled, or an underlying sense of competition in career or relationships… an imbalance in our masculine and feminine sides can take us out. 

Habits and ways of thinking that we adopt over time can erode our feminine divinity along the way… in both women and men.

That’s why the topic for this summer’s rounding retreat is The Divine Feminine.

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HERE’S WHAT THAT MEANS:

  • For women, it means re-centering in that soft, confident source of the feminine (and all of creation)
  • For men, it means reconnecting to the receiving, gentle, and aware side
  • For all of us, it will look like discovering how our Vedic Meditation practice is fundamentally feminine in nature: from the charming, gentle Bija mantra; to the effortless quality of meditation; to the absolute allowance and receiving of thoughts inwardly and changes outside ourselves.

If you’ve been experiencing strain and friction in your life, this topic will bring a refreshing perspective. It will help you understand what feminine consciousness is and isn’t, and how to stay whole and find balance in a hyper-masculine culture.

Don’t worry – we won’t be talking about gender biases, politics, feminism, or the patriarchy. This is something different. It’s an exploration of the fire and water in all of us, those poles of energies that can help us feel complete and nourished in spite of our daily demands.

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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, on retreat, 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 Vedic rounding, shared meals, and Nature walks.

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

ABOUT OUR ROUNDING RETREAT DESTINATION

Camp Veda takes place at the Spoerri Family Lakehouse. Set on 400 acres of protected land in Northern Wisconsin, our retreat home has all the makings for fun outdoor adventures and luxury accommodations for maximum rest and comfort. We’ll enjoy swimming in a private lake, Rounding on an open-air deck, sunset cruises, and relaxing in a jacuzzi and sauna.

Included in Your Experience:

  • 6 days and 5 nights accommodation
  • Roundtrip luxury transportation from Chicago O’Hare Airport
  • Full use of nature trails, walking paths, and private lake
  • Vegetarian, Ayurvedic meals and snacks
  • Vedic Rounding instruction
  • Daily lectures and knowledge meetings
  • Personal going home program, tailored to your post-retreat schedule
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Sample Daily
Rounding 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

REGISTRATION DETAILS

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

Twin with Shared Bath $2,200
Single Queen with Shared Bath $2,900
Couples Queen with Shared Bath $4,600


Flexible payment plans are available. 

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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 $4,200
JOIN OUR WAITLIST

“I feel absolutely great with spontaneous blissful moments! Thank you for this transformational experience.”

Brian K.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend a Rounding 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 Rounding retreat now and make arrangements to learn Vedic Meditation before joining us on retreat.

Where is Lakewood, Wisconson? How do I get there?

Lakewood is a small town in Northern Wisconsin. The drive into Lakewood from Chicago is about 4 hours, and once you’re on property, you’ll have more than 400 acres of private land to call your own.

You’ll arrive to Lakewood via a luxury van that we’ll arrange for you.  All you need to do is book your flights to Chicago O’Hare, and we’ll take care of the rest.

It’s a pilgrimage, and when you see the land and be in community on our Rounding Retreat, you’ll be so glad you made the trip!

When does the Rounding retreat start? When does it end?

Our Rounding retreat begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, July 19th. We’ll wrap up our retreat at 11:00 am on Sunday, July 24th.

We will be coordinating pickups from Chicago O’Hare Airport at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, July 19th, and from our Retreat Center at 11:00 am on Sunday, July 24th.

Will you arrange transportation to Camp Veda for me?

Yes, we are taking care of all transportation and logistics for you to arrive to Camp Veda comfortably.

Plan on booking a flight that gets you into Chicago O’Hare by 1:00 pm local time on July 19th, and our luxury van will be at the airport waiting to take you to Lakewood. The drive is about 4 hours from the airport to Camp Veda.

For your return trip, please book a flight that departs from O’Hare no earlier than 5:00 pm local time on July 24th. Whether you’re traveling back to the West or East coast, you will arrive home between 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the evening.

Transportation to and from Chicago O’Hare is included in your retreat fee.

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.

What happens if I release stress physically or emotionally on my Rounding 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 Vedic 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 Rounding Retreat attendance.

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

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

What is the refund policy for this event?

If you need to cancel your attendance for any reason, we will do our best to fill your space and refund you the retreat fee minus the $500 non-refundable deposit per participant.

Do you offer payment plans for the retreat?

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to confirm your attendance for Camp Veda.

The next payment of 50% of your remaining balance is due on June 1st, and the final balance is due on July 1st.

We’re happy to offer an additional 90-day payment schedule. Please reach out via email at susan@meditatewithsusan.com.

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

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

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