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"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 Relaxation Retreat: In Nature

03 - 05 Feb     $290 Enrol
04 - 05 Feb     $220 Enrol
03 - 05 Feb     $464 Satya Enrol (20% dis - double enrolment)

Yoga's profound relaxation practices of yoga nidra & deep breathing draw the mind inward and fill you with a sense of inner peace.  

Be nurtured by:

  • relaxation in beautiful natural surroundings + practical teachings 
  • simplicity 
  • opportunity to reflect, unwind and be nurtured by relaxation & breathing techniques
  • yoga nidra - total relaxation for body, mind & emotions

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. 

Yoga & Ashram Life for Self Transformation 

03 Feb - 30 Apr    $1845 ($22 per day) Enrol


Alternative Way of Life: The purpose of Yoga & Ashram Life for Personal Self Transformation: to live in the ashram for some time offers you the scope for enlarging your vision about yourself and about life.  You begin to understand yourself better, which in itself is a great achievement because it is our misunderstanding of ourselves that leads us to disharmony. 

The ashram is an ideal place to stay and recharge yourself by stepping out of your normal life. It is a great opportunity to take time out between study commitments, work placement, end of a contract, a healthy & new space for school leavers or to reassess where to next

Any 1 month is open for Yogic Studies Students, Yoga Teachers or if you have some experience of Ashram Life Contact Us

Yoga & Meditation 

Sitting Longer & Stronger

Level 2 meditation practices

10 - 12 Feb     $290 Enrol
11 - 12 Feb     $220 Enrol
10 - 12 Feb     $464 Satya Enrol (20% dis - double enrolment)

Building on the Yoga & Meditation for Beginners,
Level 2 will focus on Sitting Longer & Stronger: 

  • yoga postures to develop a longer & comfortable sitting position 
  • expanding on the awareness of pranayama
  • cultivating the discipline needed for extended stillness & focus
  • cultivating the witness aspect
  • Antar Mouna Meditation stages 1, 2 & 3 becoming the observer
  • and progressing to Level 3 the following month – Deepening Your Meditation Practice 17 – 19 March

The benefits of a regular practice of yoga & meditation is summarized as living consciously to experience a joyful way of living. It helps us manage our stress levels, improves the quality of our relationships, and enables us to access greater levels of clarity, insight, and focus.


  • Set a Sankalpa or intention for regularity, commitment & sincerity
  • Rise a little earlier with the energy of the sun – only 15 minutes 
  • Make sure your dedicated practice space is fresh and clean
  • Make sure your practice is truly your time
  • Refrain from picking up the phone and connecting with the world for at least 1/2hr after your practice
  • And don’t leave your home in a rush
  • Be conscious of taking the inner peace with you into the world 

Permaculture Design Course

14 day Intensive Residential Design Course 

Enquiries: Permaculture Design Course

10 - 25 February 2017

Join other like-minded people in the unique ashram environment for a totally immersive experience!


This PDC is fully residential and fully catered, running over 14 days with a short break in the middle. 

Gain skils to 

design a resilient system in the face of growing uncertainties
create a more sustainable life style
retrofit your house, your community and your life
become less dependent on big business and supermarkets

Yoga for Trauma Recovery Retreat with Sw. Ahimsadhara 

17 - 19 Feb     $295 Enrol

About Swami Ahimsadhara

Helping Heal Both Body + Soul - The Mercury 

Sw. Ahimsa will guide you through a unique approach to healing the scars left by traumatic experiences.

Attend this weekend in full and receive 12 CPD points

Yoga for Trauma Recovery offers a practical package of yoga postures, breathing and relaxation combined with methods for consciously managing the mind and emotions. This holistic approach uses a range of tools for restoring wellbeing to the body and mind, offering healthy solutions to ease post-trauma suffering.

  • Experience the healing power of a selection of yoga practices that are most suitable for the relief of post-trauma suffering.
  • Learn how these practices heal the nervous system and transform the body-mind.
  • See the award-winning documentary, Heroes of Peace, which tells the story of war veterans in Australia who used yoga for healing posttraumatic stress disorder.

Purchase Ahimsa’s book Hope: How Yoga Heals the Scars of Trauma at Rocklyn Yoga Book Shop

Shivaratri - Mantra & Havan Retreat 


24 - 26 Feb     $290 Enrol
25 - 26 Feb     $220 Enrol
24 - 26 Feb     $464 Satya Enrol (20% dis - double enrolment)

Shivaratri Midnight Havan
Sat 25 Feb: 5pm - 1am     $30  Enrol (no accommodation)

The weekend will be filled with the vibration of Mantra Chanting and creating your own personal Shiva Yantra. 

Shivaratri represents illumination in place of absolute darkness, the manifestation of knowledge in the superconscious state, the possibility of becoming fully awakened to one’s inherent positive self.  


The auspicious celebration at the time of the dark moon Shivaratri will be conducted at Rocklyn Ashram with shiva kirtans, bhajans, midnight  havan and Abhishek – the ceremonial bathing of the shivalingam which presents the purification of the soul. During the havan the mantra of Om Namah Shivaya will be chanted 1008 times to awaken the internal Abhishek of mentally pouring the waters of pure love over the Atmalingam of the lotus heart. 

The external Abhishek is performed with various ingredients of vermilion paste representing virture; offering of milk, honey, fruit, sugar and curd to nurture the gratification in life; offering of bhasma, turmeric, tilak and saffron waters to purify; lighting of incense yields wealth and the lighting of oil lamps signifies the attainment of knowledge.  

The offering of these important ingredients, mantra chanting and sincerity encourage the growth of devotion, commitment, integrity, courage, faith, trust and noble thoughts and actions. 

Living Consciously Retreat 

1 week     $250 Enrol
1 week to 1 month
15% discount for Health Care Card Holders
No further discounts apply
Sun 2pm – Sun 2pm

Intakes all year

Course Overview
Daily Timetable

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"‚Äč

"Karma Yoga - participation in the duties of the ashram life gave me a point of focus" 

Mindful Yoga Lifestyle Retreat 

5 nights     $495 Enrol
Mon 10.30am – Sat 2pm

7 nights     $595 Enrol
Sun 2pm – Sun 2pm

Intakes all year

Daily Timetable
Course Overview


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.

What was beneficial about the retreat?

  • Yoga Nidra, the daily topic to witness and reflect on and the balance of all the yogas including Karma Yoga were highlights in my life changing experience. 
  • Wonderful. It is one of the most peaceful settings I've had the privilege to be in. I am inspired.  
  • Location, affordability & ethos
  • Group sessions. Complete toolkit to help re-assess your mind/lifestyle

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.

Feel Great Breaks Yoga Retreat

A 4 day Yoga Retreat

Fee  $400

06 - 09 Feb Enrol
13 - 16 Feb Enrol
20 - 23 Feb Enrol
27 Feb - 02 Mar Enrol

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
eBook Yoga With Attitude

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:

  • What insights have been gained throughout the retreat to support health & wellbeing effectively 
  • How do you intend to apply and consolidate in a practical ongoing way the benefits and insights gained during your retreat 
  • What challenges were met and how did you respond to them - responses and reactions 

Day Visits 


Saturday Yoga Day & Kirtan 

Sat 18 Feb     $70  Enrol
10.30am - 8.30pm






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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.