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Past Events

CANCELLED - The Soft Road Vedic Meditation Retreat - Memorial Day Long Weekend - May 22 - 25 2020

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Menla Mountain Reteat Centre, Upstate New York

Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions the 2020 Memorial Day Retreat is cancelled

Intuition And You – Nature’s Guide To Greater Happiness

Choice and decision-making are central to the human experience – a powerful expression of our individuality, at the heart of all progress, and our evolution towards greater happiness.

Yet, for almost everyone, decision-making provokes a level of anxiety, self-doubt, or procrastination, depleting our energies and wasting precious time!

Life’s not meant to be this hard. It’s of huge benefit for you to become expert with Nature’s guide and direction finder – your intuition.

Intuition is present in every choice. In learning how to reliably recognize and cultivate your intuition, a different experience of life unfolds infused with intuitive guidance, self-trust, internal stability, and greater happiness sourced from within. We call this The Soft Road.

The practice of Vedic meditation creates the optimum conditions for perceiving – and following – intuitive guidance. This effortless technique unwinds stress and fatigue from the physiology, expands our awareness, and refines sensory perception.

Come and enjoy this opportunity for Retreat with master Vedic teachers and founders of The Soft Road, Neil and Melanie Kirkbride. Surrender to the simple structure of the days, be nurtured and supported, immerse in the peaceful setting, and experience the insights and profound benefits that come as we let go of do, do, do.

Daily knowledge sessions explore the vast potential of our intuition and address important questions including, how to recognize intuitive guidance, how to build self-trust, and how to overcome the fear to take action. Learn how to combine intuition and intellect to create the ultimate dynamic duo!

On this Retreat meditators can deepen their practice with “industrial-strength meditation”, also known as Rounding. No prior experience of Rounding is necessary; expert teaching and supervision is included.

The 4-day course to learn Vedic meditation is a requirement for this Retreat.

 

NEW TO VEDIC  MEDITATION

We will be offering the 4-day course during the retreat for an additional $800

For further details emailinfo@thesoftroad.com

 


Pricing – Per Person

US$1855 – Standard Double – twin beds, bathroom shared with other rooms
US$1960 – Deluxe Double – twin beds, bathroom shared with one other room
US$1986 – Deluxe Queen – queen bed, double occupancy, private bath**
US$2350 – Deluxe Queen – queen bed, single occupancy, private bath

** Select “2 Guests” in room when registering for Deluxe Queen

Pricing includes Knowledge meetings, Rounding instruction, accommodation and three vegetarian meals daily. Transportation is not included.

Amended terms for cancellation are now in place to give peace of mind of a full refund for anyone affected by travel restrictions or the effects of COVID-19.

 

REGISTER NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE


Retreat participants who wish to use this opportunity to meet the Rounding pre-requisite for Vedic Meditation Initiator Training should contact us on Registration.

 

“I have asked Neil and Melanie Kirkbride to take over our annual New York retreat because of their extraordinary life experiences and accomplishments even prior to being trained as Initiators….You will leave the retreat with not only a more profound understanding of the Vedic world view, but most importantly, how to use it as a practical outlet in your everyday life and living.”

THOM KNOLES MVS

 

For any questions about the Retreat, please contact us here or info@thesoftroad.com


Ilkley Master Class For Meditators - "Recognize And Realize The Benefits Of Continued Practice"

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2 hrs - Free Of Charge - Ilkley

The benefits of Vedic meditation are cumulative and compounding, evolving over time. Yet, it’s not uncommon to experience a sense of reaching a plateau and question if anything new is happening!

Join this class and learn what to look for, what to expect, as you continue to practice, and be guided how to realize the benefits of your practice in all aspects of daily life.

Register now to reserve your spot!

This event is for Vedic meditators – address supplied on RSVP.

NYC Master Class For Meditators - "Recognize And Realize The Benefits Of Continued Practice"

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2 hrs - Free Of Charge - Near Union Square, NYC - location confirmed on registration

The benefits of Vedic meditation are cumulative and compounding, evolving over time. Yet, it’s not uncommon to experience a sense of reaching a plateau and question if anything new is happening!

Join this class and learn what to look for, what to expect, as you continue to practice, and be guided how to realize the benefits of your practice in all aspects of daily life.

There are only 10 places available for this class – register now to reserve your spot!

This event is for Vedic meditators – address supplied on RSVP.

"Vedic Essentials for the 2020s"

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Hoffman Creative - 315 W39th Street, NYC

The Veda sets out a blueprint for living with stability and grace. This sounds a million miles away from the experience of life of humans in the 21st century!

Melanie and Neil are masters at making this Vedic knowledge relevant and applicable to how we live now, whoever we are, whatever our circumstances.

Expect an evening that is thought provoking and entertaining, with plenty of opportunity for interaction.

The Talk is open to all and includes a Group Meditation.

"The Power of Pressing Pause"

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125 E 12th Street NYC 10003

Come and join us on Tuesday November 19th for a Soft Road talk – an evening of knowledge and interaction about the transformative power of pressing pause. To access the graceful and spacious state between full on and switched off.

Learn why pressing pause is so vital for our health, our creativity, our very humanity. Receive practical guidance on what to do, and how to do it – be equipped to reap the benefits in your own experience of life.

The evening will include a group meditation.

Learn Vedic Meditation in Saratoga Springs - 4 Day Course - November 2019

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Central Saratoga Springs - location confirmed on registration

We’re delighted to offer a Group Course to learn the easy and effortless technique of Vedic meditation during our time in Saratoga Springs. The course runs over 4 consecutive days (November 10th to November 13th), with a 90 minute session each day.

The course will be taught in a small group, at a private home in central Saratoga Springs.

You can find more information about Vedic meditation on our website here.

Come along to the Introduction to Vedic Meditation Talk on Saturday November 9 at 5pm – Register for this talk, and for the other talks we’ll be giving, follow this link to Eventbrite.

RSVP to find out more.

The Soft Road in Saratoga Springs

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Gideon Putnam Hotel, Saratoga Springs

Come and join us for Knowledge Talks and Meditation Teaching in the beautiful location of Saratoga Springs in Upstate New York.

We’re delighted to be sponsored for this series of events by COESA, Saratoga Performing Artrs Centre & Yoga Mandali

The Talks will be held at the Gideon Putnam Hotel, Saratoga Springs – follow the link below to Register.

Rest As Action – Friday November 8

Introduction to Vedic Meditation – Saturday November 9

The Myth Of Making It Happen – Monday November 11

Guru Purnima Special Celebration

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Ilkley

An invitation to come along to a special Group Meditation.

The full moon in July is an auspicious time in many calendars including the Vedic calendar.  It is the fullest moon of the year, when the moon is closest to the earth in all its orbits.  This year this falls on 16th July.

This day is referred to Guru Purnima and all over India, and in many parts of the world, puja ceremonies are held to give thanks to the teachers in our lives who have helped us on our spiritual and academic journeys.

You are invited to join us for Guru Purnima on 16th July.

In our Vedic tradition we celebrate this full moon with stories, snacks, sweets, and chai!

Weather permitting, we’ll take a walk in the moonlight later that evening to appreciate its fullness.

This event is for Vedic meditators – address supplied on RSVP.

The Soft Road Vedic Meditation Weekend Retreat - Menla Mountain Retreat Center, Upstate New York - May 24 - 27 2019

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Menla Mountain Centre, Catskill Mountains, upstate NYC

HOW TO BE NOW

Life draws us ever outwards in a stream of constant demands and activity. We live in a modern world that’s more and more prescriptive—and as we get inundated with instructions, it’s all too common to become stuck in “what to do”, rather than “how to be”.

As a consequence, we can lose confidence and trust in our own sense of being, doubting the cues from within. We become disconnected from the practices and inner resources that support us—life becoming harder and harder. Yet this is not our natural state.

There is a different experience of life infused with internal stability, self trust, intuitive guidance, and greater happiness sourced from within. We call this The Soft Road.

Come and enjoy this opportunity for Retreat with master Vedic teachers and founders of The Soft Road, Neil and Melanie Kirkbride. Surrender to the simple structure of the days, be nurtured and supported, immerse in the peaceful setting, and experience the insights and profound benefits that come as we let go of do, do, do.

For millennia the call to Retreat has been integral to personal transformation. This conscious choice to remove from familiar surroundings and detach from distraction is even more relevant now—an increasingly rare opportunity to recalibrate and establish deeper foundations from which to progress.

Daily knowledge sessions explore the vast potential of our inner capacities and their power to guide us in how to be now. These explorations include direct experience and teaching of how to cultivate these inner resources and apply them in modern life.

On this Retreat meditators can deepen their practice with “industrial-strength meditation”, also known as Rounding. No prior experience of Rounding is necessary; expert teaching and supervision is included.

 

The 4-day course to learn Vedic meditation is a pre-requisite for this Retreat.

Those who would like to participate, but who have not yet taken the course, can request to learn Vedic meditation from Melanie and Neil over the Retreat weekend. An additional fee will apply. For further details email info@thesoftroad.com

Retreat participants who wish to use this opportunity to meet the Rounding pre-requisite for Vedic Meditation Initiator Training should contact us on Registration.

 

“I have asked Neil and Melanie Kirkbride to take over our annual New York retreat because of their extraordinary life experiences and accomplishments even prior to being trained as Initiators….You will leave the retreat with not only a more profound understanding of the Vedic world view, but most importantly, how to use it as a practical outlet in your everyday life and living.”

THOM KNOLES MVS

 

For any questions about the Retreat, please contact us here or info@thesoftroad.com

 

 

Workshop - How to Be With Your Self in the Age of Distraction

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The Assemblage (NoMad), 114 E25th Street, NYC
Co-hosted with Giancarlo Pitocco, Founder of Purposeful

Our unhealthy relationship to technology is holding us back from being present with our Selves and skillfully, purposefully navigating our lives.

This interactive session will empower you with new perspective and techniques to transform your relationship to distractive technology so that you can be more present with yourself, in your life, and with those around you.

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