Yoga Ashram

January

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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

New Beginnings Yoga & Meditation Retreat

06 - 08 Jan     $285 Enrol
07 - 08 Jan     $215 Enrol
06 - 08 Jan     $456 Satya Enrol (20% dis - double enrolment)

Watering the Roots of Wellness

Just like we water the roots of a tree to keep it alive and vibrant, to sustain ourselves we need to go deep within and nurture our spiritual essence, our spiritual awareness.  To create wealth and wellness, we need to cultivate inner peace. In this way we are able to live in peace and harmony with the world.

Yogic science achieves inner peace by utilising yogic tools in a systematic way. 

During this weekend we will explore some of the essential techniques which bring out our inner peace.  

These include:

  • Yoga capsules of asana and pranayama to keep our energy vibrant in a demanding world
  • Yoga Nidra or deep relaxation         
  • The strength of resolve or sankalpa to harness our will       
  • Living with meditative awareness       
  • Ways to uplift our consciousness by keeping a spiritual diary and        
  • Utilising the SWAN principle, a way of examining our interaction in the world for the upliftment of ourselves and others. 

More intuitive practices such as havans, fire ceremonies and kirtan, the chanting of mantras are also a normal part of the weekend. 

This is an opportunity to use the strength of will to set your sankalpa for the year and to explore tools to keep it vibrant to sustain wellness. 


Summer Yoga Retreat 

Yoga, Practical Yoga Psychology & Lifestyle 

08 - 15 Jan     $785 Enrol
Includes the book Practical Yoga Psychology 

The Summer Yoga Retreat week of Practical Yoga Psychology begins with the “definitions of yoga” referencing the text presented by Dr. Rishi Vivekananda and will systematically unfold as a way of life enhancing ones understanding of the whole personality.

Summer Yoga Retreat Timetable
Summer Yoga Retreat Overview

Knowledge of practical yoga psychology from the wisdom traditions systematically harmonise the entire personality on a deep internal level and external expression reflected in everyday life by living a life inspired by a yogic culture. 

The Summer Yoga Retreat is based on the practices & theory as described in the text Practical Yoga Psychology – Dr. Rishi Vivekananda to bring about a comprehensive understanding of the multi-faceted layers of the total being. With a deeper understanding of the self and self-observation of repeated patterns, automatic habits and reactions we can then decide how to rebuild or redirect our awareness in developing new pathways to connect and align with our inherent positive qualities. 

By committing to a sankalpa (firm intention) and dedication to the practices of the world’s wisdom traditions that offer valuable secrets for self-transformation, self-understanding, one is taken to another level of awareness and expression in life. 

The daily practices, group discussions and applied theory combined with ashram life of regularity, simplicity, personal disciple and self-motivation leads to connection with our inherent positive qualities. Conscious application in everyday life is summarized as living a more harmonious, fulfilling existence less affected or defeated by demands, duties and distractions. 


Yoga Relaxation Retreat - In Nature 


13 - 15 Jan     $285 Enrol
14 - 15 Jan     $215 Enrol
13 - 15 Jan     $456 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. 


Rejuvenation Retreat for Cancer Patients

 

07 - 28 January 2017
Fee     $3700   Enrol          
(Includes: private room, all food and classes)

This is a unique opportunity under the guidance of
Lee Majewski 

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Lee Majewski M.A. is a senior Yoga Therapist at Kailvalyadhama Yoga Institute.  She creates and teaches yoga therapy programs for cancer survivors and chronic diseases. Her current projects include co-operation with University Health Network and Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto and research projects in co-operation with York University in Toronto and McGill University in Montreal Canada.


Make a Start Yoga for the Beginner Retreat 

20 - 22 Jan     $285 Enrol
21 - 22 Jan     $215 Enrol
20 - 22 Jan     $456 Satya Enrol (20% dis - double enrolment)

20% discount     $685 Enrol
Level 1: 20 - 22 Jan
Level 2: 10 - 12 Feb
Level 3: 17 - 19 Mar

At the beginning of the year we often look back over the year that has just flown by and did we ever Make a Start on that intended yoga, meditation and relaxation routine for much needed health and de-escalation of stress levels!!!

Usually the answer is no because somehow a mountain of other stuff got in the way. 


The Make a Start Yoga & Meditation weekend will focus on building: 

  • yoga postures to develop a good sitting position 
  • awareness of breath
  • cultivating the discipline needed for stillness & breath awareness
  • and progressing to Level 2 the following month - Sitting Longer & Stronger 10 - 12 February

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.

Five important steps to make a start:

  • Set an intention or sankalpa for regularity
  • Rise a little earlier with the energy of the sun – only 15 minutes 
  • Make sure you have a dedicated space for your practice that is fresh and clean
  • Look forward to your practice and enjoy it
  • Pre-prepare a healthy, fresh and delicious breakfast to mindfully eat without unconsciously picking up the mobile phone, newspaper or magazine

And one more step: don’t leave your home without breathing deeply and taking the benefits of wellness and centeredness out the door with you.


Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

 

20 - 22 Jan Enrol
21 - 22 Jan Enrol

No Fee (full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 20th or by 8.45am on the 21st and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30 on the 22nd.

 

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 & Relaxation Retreat 

For Managing Mental & Emotional Stress

26 - 29 Jan     $355 Enrol
27 - 29 Jan     $290 Enrol
26 - 29 Jan     $568 Satya Enrol (20% dis - double enrolment)

Includes the theory and practice of Breathing Practices - Pranayama combined with Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation. 

Develop inner calmness, and nourish every aspect of your life through the practice of Yoga Nidra - conscious relaxation and yogic breathing practices.  

Prananyama - conscious breathing practices develop optimal breathing patterns and correct poor breathing habits that negatively impact on the mind and emotions in the form of stress related disorders.  

By utilising these simple practices, develop deep peace by gradually training the mind to release tensions that may be held in the body, the muscles and breath. Release impressions from the past and anxieties about the future.  These tools will assist in developing a quieter mind which will gradually lead to inner calmness and a clearer outer perception of oneself. 

Through these practices you can:

  • Manage emotions & expectations 
  • Reduce stress, improve health & wellness
  • Increase relaxation by releasing physical, mental and emotional tensions
  • Develop equanimity by balancing the nervous system
  • Develop awareness and presence of mind
  • Strengthen your resolve and develop your willpower
  • Nurture yourself

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 are young, or young at heart, dynamic and 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

02 - 05 Jan Enrol
09 - 12 Jan Enrol
16 - 19 Jan Enrol
23 - 26 Jan 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 07 Jan     $70  Enrol
10.30am - 8.30pm

 

 

 


 


 

 

Open Day 

15 Jan 

"It's an excellent place for relaxation and to spend a day here is worthwhile" - from Barbara

No Fee for the Open Day program

 

 

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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.