"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
There are exoteric and esoteric aspects to havan. The exoteric part is ritual, with prescribed preparations and actions, while the esoteric part is the internal impact.
The Principles of Havan weekend will be experiential along with discussion on the deeper meaning of havan.
You will be engaged in the preparation of the Devi havan on Friday (arrive at 2pm to be engaged in the setup) and Mahamrityunjaya Havan on Saturday.
Saturday evening the havan is conducted with the Mahamrityunjaya mantra and side by side with the main havan you will be performing the havan with a separate kund (fire container) and the offering of the havan ingredients.
From the weekend experience you will feel confident in performing a simple havan at home for personal upliftment and for the benefit of all beings.
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.
“I used to meditate, but I stopped”
“I meditate sometimes, but I don’t have the discipline to do it regularly.”
“Why? When you have time and space, and the desire to be still and sit for meditation, part of the mind takes the licence to move in and wreak havoc.”
Pause from the bustle of day-to-day planning and actions and retreat for a few days taming the rebel mind of its outward sneaky moving tendencies.
Pranayama is declared by wisdom traditions and the ancient practitioners of yoga to be the bridge or stepping stone towards Stilling the Mind & Moving Towards Meditation.
The mind is less prone to distraction and will go deeper into meditation more happily after doing pranayama preparatory practices. Even if you spend 10 minutes of your allocated time for meditation doing the supportive practices and only 10 minutes in your meditation practice it is time well spent and effective in taming the rebel mind to be less restless, less judgemental and more peaceful.
When stressed or experiencing a need for self-protection the nervous system triggers the endocrine glands to release the flight and fright reactive homones.
This causes the heart to beat faster, restricked short and shallow breathing as if we are permanently hyperventilating and all the stress responses fully turned on. Prolonged periods of turned on stress responses and shallow breathing can intensify states of anxiety, panic attacks, fatigue, confusion and many other debilitating physical, mental & emotional health conditions.
The practices taught on this weekend offer tools to rectify, reset and restore the breathing patterns resulting in greatly invoking the relaxation responses and greatly reducing stress responses.
No Fee (full participation)
Please arrive before 5pm on the 19th or by 8.45am on the 20th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30 on the 21st.
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.
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.
26 - 28 May $290 Enrol
26 - 28 May $464 Satya Enrol (20% dis - double enrolment)
Swami Premshakti is a senior swami in the Satyananda Yoga Tradition with over 35 years teaching experience. She has a grounded practical approach to teaching the Kriya Yoga practices, which she conveys with wisdom and intuition according to the needs of the students.
KRIYA means ‘activity’ or ‘movement’ and refers to the activity or movement of consciousness.
Kriya Yoga is a powerful practice which is suitable for all yoga practitioners. The ultimate purpose of Kriya Yoga is to create an awakening in the Chakras (energy centres in the body), purify the Nadis (energy channels) and to awaken Kundalini Shakti. This harmonises and expands consciousness and leads to a deeper understanding of our true nature.
The weekend includes What is Kriya Yoga and an introduction and practice of the Kriya Yoga practices 1, 2 and 3. For each Kriya there will be teachings of appropriate asana, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, psychic passage and chakra awareness.
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 06 May $70 Enrol
10.30am - 8.30pm
14 May (No Fee)
After lunch there is a guided walk around the ashram grounds, time to ask about the activities and programs conducted at the centre and which programs may be more appropriate for your specific needs.
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.