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Advanced Techniques

advance your practice & results exponentially

Advanced techniques are not only for advanced meditators. They are the techniques by which one becomes an advanced meditator.


Advanced Meditation Techniques


Many people never change their initial mantra and happily use it for decades with great experience. For others, the Mantra may be outgrown. If that happens it is good to upgrade the Mantra. 


Anyone who has been practicing VM regularly (twice daily) for at least one year (and each subsequent year) is eligible to receive an advanced meditation technique if desired. Upgrading your practice is like shifting gears on a bike. It allows one to move faster and more smoothly forward. 


Advanced Technique training is highly recommend, though not required.

All advanced techniques are bestowed in the same way as your initial meditation training; you will meet with Catherine privately, again bringing the same offerings of flowers, sweet fruits, and the appropriate fee.



Rounding 

Rounding is a process involving a sequence of yoga asanas (poses), pranayama (breathwork), meditation (VM), and a lie down (Savasana). This particular Vedic Asana sequence was constructed by a Master yogi in Rishikesh for our tradition. It was designed to profoundly de-excite the body so a very very deep meditation experience is triggered. Depending on how we sequence the elements, Rounding my help accelerate stress release or curb it to allow a deeper experience of Samadhi.


Rounding is strongly recommended for those who wish to reconnect to their physical being after some period of illness or trauma, as well as those looking for deeper 3-in-1 integration (Mind-Body-Spirit)

The Rounding procedure is taught as a half-day workshop. Group sessions and Private instruction options are available. We can also do this on Zoom if that feels comfortable. Students of this class should have at least three months of regular twice daily VM experience.


Costs for Rounding workshop:

$ 125  Group Instruction

$ 300  Private Session

If our daily meditation practice is like a broom gently sweeping out stresses, Rounding can be thought of like turning on the vacuum cleaner. For this reason Rounding is often taught in a residential Retreat setting over a long weekend in a tranquil location (desert, mountains, or by the sea). 


It is said a Rounding Retreat can relieve stress in a long weekend equivalent to months of meditation alone. Whether you are learning to Round for the first time, or coming to deepen your practice and blow out some cobwebs, attending a Rounding Retreat is a powerful experience. Retreats are supported by Ayurvedically prepared vegetarian meals. It will help cleanse and balance your mind, body, and spirit.