This retreat opportunity is unique to Rocklyn Ashram
Additional weeks can be paid for on completion of the 1st week
Complete weeks 2,3,4 in your own time
Fees include food, standard accommodation and course yoga classes
Private and twin share accommodation has additional costs.
What to bring, Fees, Directions etc
Bookings: Please make your booking at least 2 days prior to the commencement of the retreat
Arrive: Sun 2pm - Sun (course concludes after lunch)
Intakes: Intakes all year
Mobile Free Zones: all residential, eating & sitting areas
What to Expect
This retreat is for those who are young, or young at heart, dynamic and wish to sustain and cultivate a positive attitude towards life.
The program incorporates four separate weekly sessions and focuses on helping you develop tools to enable, create and maintain balance and harmony in your life, no matter what circumstances you are experiencing. It provides a systematic framework wherein you can develop skills in self-observation and awareness, and where you learn how to:
observe and become conscious of physical actions and sense experiences;
become aware of your thoughts, emotions, energy and its effects on the mind, and attitudes of positivity and negativity in daily life;
observe the way you act and question why you act that way when it makes no sense;
develop awareness of thought patterns, ongoing patterns in life, and create new patterns;
create regularity and simplicity in life;
explore the difference between acting and re-acting to situations;
witness and disidentify with attachment to people, things, and attitudes;
transform negatives to positives, and maintain balance in the face of difficulties;
flow with life without sinking into it;
find self-acceptance as a step to making lasting changes;
act with intuition and wisdom, beyond the confines of the ego;
close the gap between perception of your needs and the reality of what you actually do need in your life.
The daily program includes approximately 5hrs of full time Karma Yoga - awareness 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 lifestyle projects.
As well as a daily asana and pranayama class, yoga nidra (relaxation), and meditation, the Living Consciously retreats include group discussions twice daily. All classes are expected to be attended as part of the ashram lifestyle to maintain harmony, health on all levels of the personality and to gain skills for living an ongoing life inspired by a yogic culture.
If you require a retreat with less active engagement in the ashram lifestyle please check the:
Mindful Yoga Lifestyle Retreat
"A great opportunity to rest my mind, reset patterns and to further commit to living consciously"
"Communicating mindfully and living more consciously in the present became an opportunity to appreciate contentment and joy as a way of life. My regular meditation practice is no longer restricted to just sitting! I feel calmer, I feel more at peace, and I am sleeping better than I have for many years."
"The tools including the steady routine and twice daily group sessions provided in the Living Consciously course have helped me become more mindful about how to make the so called mundane routines and daily activities, whether that’s washing dishes, cooking, eating a meal, gardening, sweeping etc. enjoyable and transformative. "
"Just perfect - time out, 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"
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.