"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
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.
“Silence is the source of true strength” Lao Tzu
Winter is a time when the natural outward moving energies intuitively begin to turn inwards making a winter silent retreat a perfect time for self awareness and reflective practices to discover the quieter inner you.
The ashram situated on the edge of the Wombat State Forest is a perfect silent retreat environment offering time and space, not always available in other forms of living.
Make a Sankalpa – intention and commit to a silent retreat to recognize the present mind and cultivate the attitude of becoming a watcher to ones actions & reactions.
The body cannot move without an instruction, but unfortunately the mind does. The more we are conscious and present naturally the mind becomes less busy, more focused and clear without effort, revealing deeper understanding and inner contentment.
• yoga asanas & pranayama become the basis for stillness
• sitting meditation: Antar Mouna – attitude of a witness to cultivate equanimity and inner silence
• Yoga Nidra – deep relaxation for body, mind & emotions
• walking meditation: using the senses to be present
• encouraged to keep a personal diary
• optional: drawing, clay art, mandala art, writing of mantra
Shake the winter blues and awaken the Shakti: the life-force which lies within the centre of our body.
Warm up from the inside with dynamic Manipura focused – solar plexis - yoga postures, heating pranayamas and bandhas – locks to release and distribute the pranic fire within.
The bandhas, act as the “transformers, conductors, fuses, switches and insulated wires to carry the power to its destination”.
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 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.
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.
When we become more attuned and sensitive to our feelings that may be triggered by physical, mental, emotional or spiritual distress the symptoms and psychology of the distress is not often understood at the level of the chakras.
The chakras are responsible for the wellness of the body, perceptions, expressions, clarity, discernment and spiritual health. The chakras are 6 vortexes of energy sites located along the spine where you perceive, absorb and dispense energies of personal experiences. For health and enhancement of one’s personal expression in all relationships with and in the world the chakras ultimately need to vibrate harmoniously like a well-tuned instrument.
Chakra Shuddhi – purification of the chakras: is a practise of understanding and harnessing the dynamic power of the chakras through
Purification of the chakras crowns in a deeper appreciation for self awareness, self healing and living more in the present with joy and fulfilment in life.
No Fee (full participation)
Please arrive before 5pm on the 30th or by 8.45am on the 01st and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30 on the 02nd.
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.
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
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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 17 Jun $70 Enrol
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.