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

Yoga & Meditation Retreat

14 - 16 Oct     $285 Enrol
15 - 16 Oct     $215 Enrol

Meditation is at the heart of all that we do & are. Meditation establishes a connection to the inner awareness or source so we can be more receptive to the transformative potential & experience of being established in self-awareness to the here and now.

On this weekend the meditation practice of Antar Mouna is the focus for cultivating the witness qualities of discrimination (viveka) & disidentification/responses/reactions (vairagya) - the crest jewels for meditation. 

By a regular practice of meditation with the attitude of a witness to the constantly changing circumstances in life we move beyond the personal & limiting habits by ceasing to identify with the dialogues, repetitive movements & limitations of the mind.  


Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

14 - 16 Oct  Enrol No Fee (full participation)
15 - 16 Oct  Enrol No Fee (full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 14th or by 8.45am on the 15th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30 on the 16th.

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. 


Your First Yoga Ashram Retreat: A Yoga Relax Retreat

22 - 23 Oct     $185 Enrol

Arrive at 9am to begin your retreat with a 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 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. 


Nutrition & Wellness Retreat - with Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos

 

14 - 16 Oct     $285 Enrol
15 - 16 Oct     $215 Enrol
15 Oct - Day Only 9.00am - 9.00pm     $150 Enrol

Timetable

Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos AM

Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos AM, will present the latest scientific evidence how diet and various nutritional supplements can help improve mental health such as depression and anxiety. The evidence demonstrates that a high intake of "junk food" in Western societies increases the risk of depression. "If you eat junk, you will feel like junk. You eat well, you will feel well". The benefits of diet on health were well recognised by Hippocrates the father of Western medicine who cited "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food".

On Sunday, continue to explore wellness in relation to a yoga lifestyle. This half day will be presented by a yoga teacher and will explore the benefits of:

  • Having a resolution or sankalpa through which to direct our spiritual and worldly efforts.
  • Yoga practices to include as part of our lifestyle.  Learn how you can indlude 'yoga capsules' in each day to keep you balanced and centred and improve your experience of life. 
  • The power of awareness or mindfulness as a basis for living
  • Mental and emotional intake and its effects.
  • How yogic ethical principles can enhance personal wellbeing.

Yoga as a Lifestyle - start where you are

17 - 23 Oct     $675 Enrol

Retreat Timetable

If you realize you are at a place and space in yourself that is not providing self-understanding, peace and joy and the questions of where to next have arisen then this retreat would be helpful in creating new directions and clarity. 

The aim of this retreat is to put your personal aspirations and inspiration in the right context, the right order of choice and experience how it feels to live consciously and fully leading to self transformation and evolution of individual consciousness.

What to Expect: Twice daily group meetings with daily subjects of awareness are discussed and constitute the basis of fully engaging and living the ashram life with awareness, understanding and intention to gain skills for living a meaningful life inspired by yogic awareness.  

Along with the full yoga program of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, yoga nidra - relaxation is the yoga lifestyle component which includes 2 1/2hrs of full time Karma Yoga - being present whilst fully engaging in the activities (work) with the ashram community in the daily ashram routine.  The activities include, organic veggie garden, kitchen, maintenance, house keeping, and many other varied and interesting sustainable lifestyle projects. 


Traditional Hatha Yoga Cleansing Practices

21 - 23 Oct     $315 Enrol
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

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

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"‚Äč

"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

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
  • 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

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A 4 day Yoga Retreat 

03 - 06 October    $400    Enrol
10 - 13 October    $400    Enrol
17 - 20 October    $400    Enrol
2 - 27 October      $400    Enrol

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 15 Oct     $70 Enrol
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.