Memorial Day Long Weekend Vedic Meditation Retreat May 24-27

May 24 - May 27, 2019


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.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.comSpaces on the Retreat are limited. Register now to secure your place.


Neil Kirkbride

Neil Kirkbride is a master teacher who instructs in & lectures on Vedic meditation in the UK, USA, & Australia. After a successful 30-year career in finance & technology, he left corporate culture to focus on teaching meditation, & making ancient Vedic wisdom accessible & relatab...

Melanie Kirkbride

Melanie Kirkbride is an expert in personal transformation & professional development. For two decades as an advisor & coach, she has brought wisdom & guidance to individuals around the world. As a master teacher of Vedic meditation, Melanie’s students benefit from her warmth, i...

The Soft Road

Melanie & Neil have been in relationship for thirty years. This thriving alliance of two individuals – ever-evolving, exemplars of the Vedic worldview, individually, together, and in their business, The Soft Road - brings an enjoyable added dimension to those occasions when the...


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