Yoga Ashram

October

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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

One Month: Yoga & Ashram Life for Self Transformation 

01 - 29 Oct     $880
01 - 29 Oct     $800 (Early Bird - fully enrolled by 17 September)     

An ideal 1 month retreat only available at Rocklyn Ashram for yoga studies students, yoga teachers and sincere yoga practitioners to experience an authentic ashram life fully imbibing the traditional yogic teachings for self-understanding and transformation.  

The purpose of Yoga & Ashram Life for 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. 


Yoga & Meditation Silent Retreat

06 - 08 Oct     $285
07 - 08 Oct     $215
06 - 08 Oct     $456 (20% dis - double enrolment)


Yoga Relaxation - In Nature


13 - 15 Oct     $285
14 - 15 Oct     $215
13 - 15 Oct     $456 (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. 


Traditional Hatha Yoga Cleansing Practices

13 - 15 Oct     $300
Weekend to be attended in full

About the Cleansing Practices

Hatha Yoga Cleansing Retreat

During the Cleansing Weekend Retreat, the practice of laghoo shankhaprakshalana or 'laghoo' will be experienced under the care and guidance of qualified teachers.

 

Classically, hatha yoga comprises six types of cleansing practices known collectively as shatkarmas. Shatkarma practices not only remove toxins and optimize health -  they also awaken energy within the body, mind and psyche. Laghoo is one such practice.

This excellent yet simple intestinal cleanse washes and flushes out the digestive system.  Encourages the intestines to function at their best, promoting healthy elimination of toxins, both of which are essential for physical health, vitality and mental wellbeing.

The other Cleansing Practices taught on the weekend are:

  • Neti – nasal cleaning
  • Kungal – stomach wash
  • Tratak – candle gazing meditation for concentration and mental clarity
  • Bhamari & Nadi Shodhana – Pranayama – breathing techniques for purification
  • Yoga Nidra – deep relaxation for body/mind/emotions

The Art of Mindful Living Retreat - with Melli O’Brien, aka Australia's “Mrs. Mindfulness,”  Melli O'Brien 

 

20 - 23 Oct

The art of mindful living retreat is a life-changing, three-day, deep immersion into mindfulness. On this popular retreat, you will learn the practice of mindfulness and discover powerful strategies to live a more conscious and connected life when you go back home.

More details can be found here:

The Art of Mindful Living Retreat


Yoga & Meditation 

Sitting Longer & Stronger

Level 2 meditation practices

27 - 29 Oct     $285 Enrol
28 - 29 Oct     $215 Enrol
27 - 29 Oct     $456 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 24 - 26 Nov

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.

Commitments

  • 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 

Your First Yoga Ashram Retreat: A Yoga Relax Retreat

28 - 29 Oct     $195
28 - 29 Oct     $332 (15% dis - double enrolment)

Arrive at 9am to begin your retreat with a yoga class & yoga nidra - relaxation experience and much more to enhance your life through yoga.

Come and experience your first yoga ashram retreat 

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. 


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"​

"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 Oct
09 - 12 Oct
16 - 19 Oct
23 - 26 Oct

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:

  • 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 14 Oct     $70   
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.