"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 & Departure for Weekend Retreats
Fri between 2pm & 5pm to Sun 2pm
Sat 8.45am to Sun 2pm
Day Options Sat 8.45am to 9pm
09 Jul 9am - 2pm (Dakshina - by kind donation)
Most serious yoga practitioners are familiar with the opening sutra of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: Atha yoganushasanam – Now, therefore, complete instructions regarding yoga.
“Anushasanam does not mean discipline, but the awareness of a disciplined nature. Anu means the subtle, the unseen, the unknown, the imperceptible, and shasana means to govern over, to rule. The moment you begin to modify and readjust your life in relation to the karmas, to the desires, to the expectations and associations, yoga begins.
This beginning of yoga is anushasana; the realignment and readjustment, the subtle restructuring that has to happen to create an awakened condition, which is pure and harmonious. The regulation of lifestyle through the practice of yoga leads to internal harmony, anushasana, and enables one to realign, readjust and rebalance one’s life.” – Swami Niranjanananda
The regularity and simplicity embedded in the yogic lifestyle at Rocklyn propels an evolution of the awareness of our internal disciplined nature, whilst the practices of mantra, havan and abhishek reveal the subtle and imperceptible layers within ourselves, supporting a recommitment to the purpose and intention of our practice.
Renew your dedication this Guru Purnima with sadhana, sangha, satsang, swadhyaya, seva and sankalpa, to deepen your experience and personal sadhana with seriousness, sincerity and commitment.
Arrive at 9am to begin your retreat with a yoga class & yoga nidra - relaxation experience and much more to enhance your life through yoga.
You may have heard about the Rocklyn Ashram but feel a little challenged in not knowing what an Ashram can offer.
The Rocklyn Ashram is situated in the depths of the Wombat State Forest and offers a quiet, digital free Saturday to Sunday yoga experience of deep rest for the body, mind and emotions.
A practical program of yoga including postures, breathing practices, chanting and lifestyle is presented to give an overview of the depth and wisdom of yoga for everyday life for balance and inner peace – joyful living.
“Music melts the heart of even the stone-hearted man. If at all there is anything in this world which can change the heart of a man in a very quick time, that is music and dance.”
~ Swami Sivananda
Yoga sadhana deepens when we begin to develop an awareness beyond the physical. Sound in the form of music and mantra are cherished blessings from our ancients, handed down to the present through lineages of traditions and teachers.
Mantra is regarded as a powerful force because of its potential to transform, purify and illumine one’s being, creating harmony within and around. When one is immersed in the sacred sound of music and mantra, the obsessive nature of the mind retreats and the heart takes over - awakening one’s inherent higher qualities.
Through the experience of music and mantra, there is an immediate redirection of energy from the mundane towards the Eternal. Join the ashram community for a weekend of chanting, singing and inviting the sacred sounds of music and mantra into your lives. This is yoga for the heart.
The Winter Yoga Retreat week of Practical Yoga Psychology begins with the “definitions of yoga” referencing the text Practial Yoga Psychology by Dr. Rishi Vivekananda and will systematically unfold as a way of life enhancing ones understanding of the whole personality.
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 Winter 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.
“Breathing is the most important thing we do. We breathe day and night, ceaselessly, our whole life through – nothing is more critical to our survival. What is less widely appreciated is that breathing is also important to our quality of life. But how much do you know about your own breathing?”
Swami Ahimsadhara – from the book “Hope: How Yoga Heals the Scars of Trauma”
The yogis say that we breathe 15 times each minute, or 21,600 times per day. How many of these breaths (or inspirations and expirations) are we truly aware of? Inspiration brings a natural sense of joy and creativity into life, and expiration recognises a natural completion or ending of a process.
If breath is the singular force which sustains life, it correlates that optimal quality of breathing promotes the highest quality of life, whilst poor awareness of breathing is related with poor quality of life. It follows therefore that to change your breath is to change your life.
Give yourself some breathing space amidst the peaceful nature and nurturing atmosphere of Rocklyn Ashram. Enjoy the harmony created by the regularity and simplicity of yogic lifestyle, and
• Develop simple yet profound techniques to become aware of and reshape habitual breathing patterns
• Understand how the breath reflects our state of mind and emotions
• Come to learn the language of your breath
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.
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"
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
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:
Sat 15 Jul $70 Enrol
10.30am - 8.30pm
02 Jul (No Fee for the Open Day program)
"It's an excellent place for relaxation and to spend a day here is worthwhile" - from Barbara
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.