Through the practice of yoga, the tensions are removed and the stage dawns where there is an end to this eternal struggle within. This is the stage of sublime equanimity.
Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Whatever the reasons are, practicing yoga has many benefits. Once you begin your yoga journey you will discover that yoga has the capacity to expand the consciousness and transform your entire being.
The Ashram is distinguished by its tranquil setting nestled within the depths and silence of the Wombat State Forest near Daylesford.
During a stay all the major branches of yoga i.e. hatha, bhakti, jnana, raja, kriya, mantra and karma yoga are practised in a systematic way to integrate and develop all the different layers of the personality, providing physical and pranic wellbeing, mental relaxation, self understanding and inner peace.
The day begins with a morning class of asana, pranayama, meditation and Vedic chanting. According to the type of stay you choose varied and interesting karma yoga projects are allocated in the morning and afternoon.
Yoga Nidra (relaxation) is practised before lunch. Periods of silence are present for reflection and peace.
Other traditional practices include kirtan, mantra chanting and havan (fire ceremonies) peace for humanity, personal wellbeing and environmental protection. Time is available to explore the numerous forest walking or bike riding tracks, the natural silence, engage with others, or explore the Saraswati Library.
Over the years with a vision to meet the evolving needs of the individual to live a more conscious and fulfilling life, unique retreat options have been developed including: Day visits, Relax and Meditation weekends & Mid-week retreats, two 3 month Self Transformation & Ashram Life and the Living Consciously & Mindfulness Yoga Lifestyle 1 week to 1 month retreats.
Yoga & Ashram Life provides a full window of opportunity to live the ashram life for an extended period of time.
Modules 1 & 2 of the Diploma of Satyananda Yoga Training are available each year.
Venue Hire: We invite other groups/teachers to share the beautiful facilities at Rocklyn Ashram. Specially tailored corporate and wellbeing programs including yoga nidra - relaxation can be arranged for your group, or you may like to use the facilities for your own workshop. Relaxation is offered to enhance the value of your workshop decision making process.
An exciting, major development at Rocklyn Ashram is the sustainability environmental master plan by David Holmgren (world renowned permaculture expert and teacher) involving water management, food production, sustainable building – cob (mud) dwelling, solar water heating, wood production, forest management plus lots more directly relating to karma yoga and permaculture.
This project opens the opportunity to live the yogic residential lifestyle with a dynamic community developing skills of sustainability.
The ashram has been granted Volunteer Status: Opportunities exist for daily volunteer work, full time or part time residential stays.
Volunteer opportunities (minimum of 1 week, maximum or 2 months) exists for those sincerely interested in learning yoga and living the yogic ashram lifestyle.
The daily lifestyle and yoga program as per Yoga & Ashram Life is followed
Fee: $125 per week - Camping less $5 per night
Includes all food, standard accommodation and 3 formal classes per day - postures, relaxation & meditation + vedic chanting & evening yogic philosophy discussion groups.
Contact Sw. Atmamuktananda, Director.
+ 61 (0)3 5345 7434