"Step out of the city for a few days to relax and enjoy a daily yoga program in nature"
If a weekend retreat is not possible a Personal Retreat time out can be taken at any time for as many days as required.
A Gift Voucher is a wonderful gift for your yoga friend or friend.
Arrival for Weekend Retreats
Fri 2pm or before 5pm - Sun 2pm
Sat 9am - Sun 2pm
Day Option Sat 9am to 9pm
Yoga sutras – Dec 2017
The Yoga Sutras of Raja Yoga begins with the yamas and niyamas, guidelines to regulate the lifestyle and habits. Each branch of yoga has its own yamas and niyamas, intended to create harmonious expression in all aspects of life.
Swami Niranjan has outlined the first yama as manah prasad, meaning happiness, or literal translation of ‘happiness arising from the mind’. Happiness can be cultivated as an ongoing condition or mood of the mind, which gives peace, balance and harmony in all situations of life. This is what we should practice, and is the foundation of all yoga. Once we connect with harmony and happiness, everything changes.
Happiness gives direction to the fulfilment of spiritual life. This weekend retreat focuses on practical tools to develop the attitudes of happiness and contentment, to become established in positive expression, and connect with the goodness in life.
Accessing the Quieter Mind
Silence represents the state of harmony and nature within. The true nature of the mind is stillness, balance, purity and silence. Yet so much of our ordinary life draws us away from this peaceful steady state.
Develop practical tools for quietening the mind through the practices of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), meditation, yoga nidra (deep relaxation), havan (fire ceremony with mantra), kirtan (mantra along with musical accompaniment), satsang (association with truth), and the clear pure environment of nature at Rocklyn Ashram, within the Wombat State Forest.
Yoga's profound relaxation practices of yoga nidra and deep breathing draw the mind inward and fill you with a sense of inner peace. The weekend includes developing the meditation practice of Antar Mouna (developing inner silence). Time for meditative walks in the forest or stillness in secluded space in the ashram gardens will be offered, as well as dedicated periods of silence.
“In silence there is strength, wisdom, peace, poise, joy, and bliss. In silence there is freedom, perfection, and independence.” Swami Sivananda
No Fee (full participation)
Please arrive before 5pm on the 15th or by 8.45am on the 16th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30 on the 17th.
Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment Weekend - learning to be present: dynamic participation in the lifestyle of the Ashram as Karma Yoga – the yoga of mindful service and sharing of skills. Participation in either the organic veggie garden or other interesting environmental projects is an exchange for all yoga classes, yummy garden produce food and standard accommodation.
Yoga's profound relaxation practices of yoga nidra & deep breathing draw the mind inward and fill you with a sense of inner peace.
Beneath the surface of everyday life experiences there is profound state of balance. To reach this state of balance, relaxation is an essential tool for reducing fatigue and maintaining good health between body, mind & emotions.
During a Relaxation Retreat the daily practices of yoga and Yoga Nidra offered restores a sense of inner harmony, unloads the burdens and distractions of the mind and reconnects us to the more subtle layers of ourselves.
Yoga Nidra is a conscious practice of relaxation in the pose of shavasana. The moment you make a decision to relax, the body starts secreting healthy positive hormones and wholesome messages to every minute aspects of your body, mind and the whole personality.
|29 Dec - 01 Jan||$360 Enrol|
|29 Dec - 01 Jan||$576 Satya Enrol (20% dis - double enrolment)|
|30 Dec - 01 Jan||$320 Enrol|
|31 Dec - 01 Jan||$200 Enrol (camping only)|
|31 Dec||$65 Enrol Evening Program Only - no accommodation|
No Living Consciously Retreat 17 Dec
Available from 25 Dec @ 4pm
1 week $250 Enrol
1 week to 1 month
15% discount for Health Care Card Holders
No further discounts apply
Sun 2pm – Sun 2pm
This retreat is for those who wish to sustain and cultivate a positive attitude towards life.
Included are twice daily group sessions discussing the subject of focus for the day, a review at the end of the day before meditation, and the experience of regular yoga classes.
During the Living Consciously program participants will discover, experience and analyse the methods by which yogic principles and practices can be applied in their daily lives.
"A great opportunity to rest my mind, reset patterns and to further commit to living consciously"
"Karma Yoga gave me the opportunity to observe and witness ones actions and reactions positively"
"Regular yoga practices both on and off the mat. Beautiful, peaceful and natural environment for yoga and lifestyle"
"Just perfect - timeout, yoga, lifestyle, reviving, refreshing and an inspiring experience in a beautiful ashram setting"
"Format - open, flexible, well balanced with practical & theory based sessions. Creative approach to developing a yogic lifestyle"
"Karma Yoga - participation in the duties of the ashram life gave me a point of focus"
No Mindful Yoga Lifestyle Retreat 17 Dec
Available from 25 Dec @ 4pm
5 nights $495 Enrol
Mon 10.30am – Sat 2pm
7 nights $595 Enrol
Sun 2pm – Sun 2pm
A Mindful Lifestyle Retreat differs a little from the Living Consciously program in that extra time is allocated after lunch to deepen relaxation and reclaim inner balance and direction during your personal retreat. Course material and group meetings are consistent with the Living Consciously concept of mindfulness.
During the Mindfulness Lifestyle Retreats program participants will discover, experience and analyse the methods by which yogic principles and practices can be applied in their daily lives.
Arrive 10.30am in time for Yoga Nidra - relaxation
This 4 day Yoga Retreat is part of a 1 month course of living consciously.
On completion of week 1, weeks 2, 3 & 4 can be undertaken at your own leisure.
The retreat supports personal time and space to re assess if we are focusing on what is important to us in life, and if we are creatively balancing our spiritual and worldly health and wellbeing effectively.
This special Yoga Retreat program includes: yoga postures, breathing techniques, yoga nidra – relaxation, meditation, focused action in the lifestyle, and twice daily group discussions on subjects of awareness from the text
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One is encouraged to make notes or keep a spiritual diary throughout the retreat. At the end of your retreat take some time to re assess in the following way:
Sat 02 Dec $70 Enrol
10.30am - 8.30pm
Rocklyn Yoga Ashram, operated by Yoga Association of Victoria Inc. as an autonomous entity,
remains committed to the tradition of Satyananda Yoga and continues the teachings under
the banner of Satyananda Yoga by arrangement with the IYFM.