"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
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.
06 - 08 Oct $290
07 - 08 Oct $215 camping only
07 Oct $108 Day Only 9am - 10pm
The Yoga United Celebration Retreat is to bring together the sangha of yoga aspirants with respect & honour for the upliftment of humanity and the purpose of individual evolution of consciousness.
|ॐ सह नाववतु ।||om sa-ha-naa va-va-tu|
|सह नौ भुनक्तु ।||sa-ha-nau bhu-nak-tu|
|सह वीर्यं करवावहै ।||sa-ha-veer-yam ka-ra-vaa-va-hai|
|तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै ।||te-jas vi-naa-va dhee-ta-ma-stu|
|ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥||maa vid-vishaa-va-hai|
Let us together be protected and let us together be nourished by Lord Shiva - lord of the yogis.
Let us together join our mental forces in strength for the benefit of humanity.
Let our efforts at learning be luminous and filled with joy, and endowed with the force of purpose.
Let us never be poisoned with the seeds of ill will for anyone.
Let there be peace and serenity in all the three universes.
The transference of mental, spiritual and intellectual energies from the teacher to the student can be achieved through a mutually nourishing relationship which is based on (mutual) respect, joy (of giving and receiving), and absence of malice or negative thoughts.
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.
13 - 15 Oct $300 Enrol
Weekend to be attended in full
The hatha yoga cleansing practices are simple in nature but profound in their effect. Hatha yoga is not only physical yoga. Traditionally, it begins with the shatkarmas, a group of cleansing practices which help to purify and detoxify the body and internal systems. With this detoxification of the body, the internal systems are regulated, helping to manage imbalances which occur within the body due to irregular diet, lifestyle and habits.
The practices of hatha yoga have the intention to harmonise, reorganise and balance the body, the physical structure and the energy system, allowing you to move into the dimension of the mind in preparation for the practices of meditation, and to integrate the entire human personality, through head, heart and hands.
The weekend retreat will include the following cleansing and relaxation practices:
• Nasal cleansing (Jala Neti)
• Intestinal wash (Laghoo Shankaprakshalana)
• Stomach cleansing (Kunjal Kriya)
• Yoga Nidra - deep relaxation
• Pranayama – breathing techniques, including full yogic breathing, Bhramari (humming bee breath) and Kapalbhati (cleansing the frontal lobes of the brain)
• Trataka – concentrated gazing on a candle flame
• Yoga for health management – understanding yoga as a lifestyle for overall mental and physical health and wellbeing.
• Other regular ashram practices including havan, kirtan, mantra, forest meditation walks, and karma yoga.
The cleansing practices are offered at Rocklyn Ashram in March at the time of the transition between the seasons to help the body adjust to the new season’s energy and qualities. The autumn equinox signals a time of transition from outward engagement to inner reflection with the coming of the quieter winter months. The ashram offers a rare opportunity to learn these little-known practices in a supportive environment conducive to purification.
The program will allow time and space for periods of silence, personal reflection and self-study.
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 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.
The ashram situated on the edge of the Wombat State Forest is a perfect silent retreat environment. A short silent retreat offers precious time and space, not always available in other forms of living, for quieter and deeper self-reflection and self-enquiry.
Being silent is an opportunity to be with yourself, to be still, and to experience enhanced connection with yourself and your surroundings.
By committing to a silent retreat with the practice of self-awareness and the attitude of a witness the mind naturally becomes less busy, more focused and clear without effort, revealing deeper understanding and inner contentment.
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 14 Oct $70 Enrol
10.30am - 8.30pm
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.