Colorado Vedic Meditation Rounding Retreat

Sedalia, Colorado
September 8th - 11th, 2023

Located on 145 acres of Forested Landscape southwest of Denver in the Rocky Mountains

Enhance your meditation experience and connect with other meditators all while learning the powerful technique of Rounding which you'll be able to integrate into your meditation program at home.

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A Weekend of Profound Rest and Deepening of Your Practice

Unplug from the demands of daily life and join us for 4 days and 3 nights in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, for a complete immersion into rest and rejuvenation.  

Our long weekend Rounding Retreat is expertly designed to provide you with the time to release deep-rooted stress and fatigue with industrial strength meditation - a practice that paves the way for accelerated progress into higher states of consciousnessand bliss.‍

When you come away with us, you'll enhance your meditation experience and connect with a community of meditators, all while learning the powerful technique of Rounding which you'll be able to integrate into your meditation program at home.

You'll receive nourishing vegetarian meals designed to support your rounding practice and leave the retreat feeling more energized, with a deeper connection to Self. You'll return home with greater clarity, and inspiration to step into the next chapter of life with greater purpose and an open heart.

The depth and immersive experience of this long weekend retreat of rounding is equivalent to 6 months of daily meditation. All Vedic meditators from beginner to advanced are invited to enjoy this rounding retreat.

The Rounding Technique

The practice of Rounding (also known as Industrial Strength Meditation) involves a sequence of yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation. The effects of this combination are powerful yet the sequence of Rounding itself is gentle.  A rounding retreat provides an opportunity to complete multiple rounds in a day which paves the way for deeply rooted release of stress. All ages and body types can easily practice this program with modifications available if necessary.

*For students wishing to attend Initiator Training with Thom Knoles, this rounding retreat meets the High Rounding prerequisite.

Christine O.

"Rounding has been a welcome addition to my practice. I appreciate the gentle sequencing leading up to meditation, and I’ve also found it to be an ease full way of starting the morning or ending a workday.

Since learning rounding, I’ve experienced both deeper meditations as well as moments of intense stress release.

I look forward to my practice each day even more, knowing that I’m taking the time for myself so that I can be the best version of myself.”

Tania A.

"Learning with Emily has been a gift that keeps on giving. She's such a warm, welcoming, kind and compassionate teacher.Many years later, I continue to feel incredibly supported in my practice thanks to the strong foundation Emily helped me to build and also her ongoing guidance and presence."

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Advanced Techniques

If you have been meditating consistently for at least 1 year you are eligible to receive an Advanced Technique while on retreat.  

Advanced Techniques are designed to expand upon the subtlety you have accessed within meditation into the eyes open state to maximize awareness and refine the senses.

If you would like to receive an Advanced Technique while on retreat this can be arranged for an additional cost of $650.

Meet Your Teachers

Emily McCarthy

Emily is a master teacher of Vedic Meditation having graduated from her training in the foothills of the Himalayas, India in 2018. Since becoming a teacher Emily has merged her love of adventure with service by teaching new students all around the world and in 7 different countries. She's inspired by the effect that simple and effortless practices can have on enhancing all areas of life in profoundly revolutionary ways.  

Students describe her teaching style as nourishing, uplifting, and rooted in ancient wisdom that meets modern-day relatability with creativity and ease

Prior to becoming a Vedic Meditation teacher, Emily studied and taught Yoga while living in New York City, had a successful career within the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, and received her BA in Psychology and MA in Industrial Psychology.

David Lahav

After a 10-year career as an entrepreneur & investor, David has become a full-time Vedic Meditation teacher in 2022, graduating from the 12-week Initiator’s Training with Thom Knoles.

David experienced the life-changing effects of Vedic Meditation as a busy entrepreneur, which enabled him to become more energized, creative, and successful in both his business and personal life - which then inspired him to exit his companies and become a teacher, sharing the practice with other entrepreneurs and executives.

David’s inspiration has been the simple yet revolutionary effects that come from the practice and ancient wisdom, that enables us all to transcend limiting beliefs and self-doubt and encourage us to live up to our full potential in all areas of our life, bringing about greater success, health and happiness.

We are honored to uphold the 5,000 year old Vedic Meditation teaching tradition. It's our great joy to serve students and teach with integrity that will provide for the best possible experience.

Together we have studied, trained, and been personally mentored by Thom Knoles.  Thom is recognized as the leading authority of Vedic Meditation worldwide.

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Friday, September 8th
Check-in after 2:00pm, explore the grounds and settle into your room.  We'll formally begin our retreat with Group Rounding instruction at 4:00pm followed by dinner.

Saturday, September 9th and Sunday September 10th
Unplug and be expertly guided through the rounding program, and enjoy afternoon and evening Vedic knowledge talks. Take the opportunity to explore the grounds and enjoy the walking paths, nature and art installations on the property.

Monday, September 11th
We'll conclude our retreat with a final gathering and discussion on how to integrate the practice at home and lunch at 12:30pm.

Sample Schedule of Rounding Day

7:00- 8:00am Group Round
8:00- 9:30am Breakfast
9:30 - 12:00pm Free Time / Rounding
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:30pm Afternoon Talk
2:30pm - 4:30pm Free Time / Rounding
4:30pm - 6:00pm Group Round
6:00 - 7:30pm Dinner
7:30 - 9:00pm Evening Talk
9:00 - 10:00pm Sama Veda


Having learned Vedic Meditation with a qualified teacher in-person over 4 consecutive days.

*If you have not yet learned Vedic Meditation you can do so while on retreat for an additional cost of $800.

Investment & Accommodations

We have the following accommodation options available on our retreat, available on a first come first serve basis:

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Accommodation option (Fully Booked)

Full Price

10% early bird (Ended July 8th)

1 person - 4 twin shared room



1 person 2 twins shared



1 Person Queen Shared Room of 2



Queen Room Single



Couple King Room



*New Offer beginning July 9th: Bring A Friend And Receive 10% Off for both of you. While Space is Available.

*All rooms and options have shared bathrooms & showers.



All Meals

Rounding Program

Access to Sauna & 145 acres

Daily knowledge sessions

Not included

Travel to and from the retreat

Learning to Meditate (for new students)

Optional Advanced Technique training

*Minimum 50% deposit on booking

Full payment due by August 8th, 2023

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