Weekend Rounding Retreats

26th – 29th November 2020


Residential Rounding Retreats at 42 acres, somerset

The dates for our next Weekend Rounding Retreats have been confirmed and we encourage you to make time for a few days of deep rest and purification. These weekends are extremely popular and sell out quickly. This is one of the best ways to fast-track your development—one weekend retreat can deliver the benefits of three to six months of regular meditation.

The Meditation Programme

The weekends focus on a technique called ‘rounding’. Rounding is a simple series of yoga poses, followed by a breathing technique called Pranayama. This is easy to learn and can be practised by anyone. When you add this combination to your meditation, the result is an ‘industrial-strength’ programme that enhances the restfulness of meditation and increases the release pf deep stress.

The Lectures

One of the highlights of a weekend retreat is the opportunity to explore in more depth the knowledge that accompanies our meditation practice. These lively talks delve into practical topics like relationships, managing change, and finding balance in life.

The Venue

Set in the beautiful countryside of Somerset, 42 Acres is surrounded by hundreds of acres of ancient woodland. The building was originally built as a dairy in the 1800s, and now operates as a blissfully peaceful residential retreat space.

The Meals

Delicious vegetarian meals will be served, to support and enhance your meditation programme. Time shared socialising around the table is some of the most enjoyable of the weekend.


Anyone who has learned Vedic Meditation, regardless of experience level, is welcome.



42 Acres, Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset



Private room — tba

Shared room — tba

Payment plans available 



26th – 29th November



It’s been the most amazing weekend. The fatigue I have released is incredible, and I feel physically and mentally lighter. In turn this is opening me up to new ways of thinking, being and doing. -Nicola


I feel deeply, powerfully rested; several years younger; skin, eyes, mind, and heart, all clearer and sharper; and like I’ve given myself a wonderful gift. Thank you – a perfect rounding retreat. -LB


I had a fantastic weekend which was completely unique to anything I had done before. It was great spending time with so many interesting and different people and I found the rounding a profound and special experience. -Jo


I have never felt so rested in a few days away. The perfect weekend – I am relaxed, energised, and educated for a lifetime of change. -Paul


Incredible knowledge, fantastic company and luscious food, in an amazing place. A sublime and nourishing weekend. -Kate


The retreat was beautifully organised and I loved the venue, the food, the tranquility and being cut off from the rest of the world for 3 days was absolute bliss. -Petra


The rounding weekend was utterly transformative. I went to it, feeling scattered and full of nervous energy and anxiety. I left feeling grounded, calm and more self-contained than I had felt in a very long time. There are several elements to the weekend that make it so restorative. The meditation practice is significantly deepened by the rounding exercises that we learned; the talks from Michael and Jillian, which are wise, hilarious, practical and profound, helped me to take stock of my life so that afterwards I had a clearer intention of what I wanted from life and how to achieve it. The beautiful scenery on the farm also helped to still the mind and I’m sure the utterly delicious and original cooking helped me to feel better. Michael and Jillian are the best guides for this kind of retreat; they tailor each person’s practice to their own needs and lifestyle, so that the appropriate amount of “detox” takes place. They are deeply compassionate and extremely entertaining. This weekend is a gift.   -Nicki