Yoga Ashram

January 2020

Retreat for a few days into a forest location to relax, have meaningful reflective time and enjoy a daily program of yoga.  

Rocklyn Ashram Gallery
Yoga @ the Ashram

Arrival & Departure

Fri between 2pm & 4.30pm to Sun 2pm
Sat 8.45am to Sun 2pm

Fees includes all food, standard accommodation, daily 7 yoga related classes + yoga philosophy

If a weekend retreat is not possible a Personal Retreat can be taken at any time for as many days as required. 

Weekend Retreat comments


Yoga & Meditation New Year Resolve Retreat

From Challenge to Potential Positive Change

03 - 05 Jan     $380 Book Here  Early Bird 29 Dec 
03 - 05 Jan     $450 Book Here
04 - 05 Jan     $300 Book Here

How well do we cope with change?  While we may not be able to control change, we can control our responses to it. This retreat will equip you with the skills to transform challenges into positive learning experiences or liberating gifts.   

Dimensions of Yoga:  Raja Yoga

Learn to stand on your own feet with the support of yoga. Take your personal practice to the next level with practical skills and strategies taken from the yoga tradition and applied in down to earth personal lived experience. READ MORE

Breathe Well, Live Well - Sw. Ahimsadhara

Breathe Well, Live Well Yoga Retreat: integrating yoga and science

10 - 12 Jan     $380 Book Here Early Bird 05 Jan
10 - 12 Jan     $450 Book Here

Breathing is the most important thing you do. Nothing is more important to your survival, and how you breathe influences your quality of life from moment to moment. Your breath is constantly interacting with your nervous system, metabolism and body, creating feelings of calm or anxiety, of energy or fatigue.

Breathing well helps you to live well. Yoga includes vast knowledge on using breath for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Yoga also uses breath to balance and expand the subtle pranic energies that flow in your body and interact with the external world, including other people. This retreat brings together yogic breathing practices with scientific knowledge on the effects of poor breathing patterns on body, mind and emotions. 

On this retreat you will: Explore your breathing pattern

  •  Learn why the way you breathe matters
  •  Learn active breathing techniques using hatha yoga
  •  Learn yogic pranayamas
  •  Practice nasal cleansing with neti
  •  Learn breathing to reduce stress and allergies, and improve mood, sleep and general health.


“I find the breathing is the biggest help because it stops the hypervigilance.” War veteran with PTSD

“Learning how to control breathing has helped me go back to sleep in the wee hours of the morning.” Vietnam war veteran with PTSD

“Moderate breath helps the mind to continue its activities. Slow breathing gives tranquility to the mind.  Quickness in the breath produces confusion and exhaustion.” Manish Vyas, musician.

Yoga & Volunteer Weekend

Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

17 - 19 Jan     $30 Book Here
18 - 19 Jan     $20 Book Here

(full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 17th or by 8.45am on the 18th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30pm on the 19th. 

"It was pure joy to be involved in the Ashram lifestyle"

"Fantastic, thank you so much for the lovely opportunity to lend a hand. Rocklyn changed my life a few years ago, so I’m thrilled to give back in some little way."  Penny

Volunteer Weekend Information

Yoga Nidra & its Benefits for body/mind/emotions

Yoga Nidra:  the complete relaxation technique for sustaining life balance

18 - 19 Jan     $170  Book Here Monthly Special

No rush:  arrive at 10.30am

Daily Program

During the retreat the daily practices of yoga postures, breath awareness 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 & Meditation Long Weekend

In dedicated periods of silence we discover the quieter mind

24 - 27 Jan     $550 Book Here  Early Bird 19 Jan
24 - 27 Jan     $650 Book Here  
25 - 27 Jan     $400 Book Here 

By practising dedicated periods of quietness or silence as a lifestyle with awareness we:  

 Learn a new way of relating to the mind and the thought processes

 Gain understanding of the habitual patterns of mind

 Gain understanding of how to recognise the hidden mental and emotional tensions

 Cultivate the power of discrimination to access the quieter mind

How to sustain the inherent quieter mind

  • Natural environments allow space for self-reflection to view and review the patterns of the mind, body actions and reactions
  • Listening to your inner self wisdom telling us to slow down
  • Acknowledging time is needed for self-connection, self-reflective awareness no matter how busy we think we are
  • Cultivating a regular practice of yoga or other practices that bring self-awareness, reduction of the senses/externalisation and balance in work and personal lifestyle
  • Dedicated periods of quietness or silence as a lifestyle


Like to know more....


The Gita with Attitude series provides insight into the potential of living a simple balanced life amidst the complexities of the contemporary world.

Yoga in this approach is a way to live that is balanced, just, and in harmony with one’s essential nature, undisturbed by the complications of life. The focus is on bringing the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita alive.

Living Consciously Retreat 

1 week     $250 Book Here
1 week to 1 month
10% discount for Health Care Card Holders
No further discounts apply
Sun 2pm – Sun 2pm

Intakes all year

Course Overview
Daily Timetable

Sustaining and cultivating 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.

What was beneficial about the retreat?

  • 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 one's actions and reactions positively
  • Regular yoga practices both on and off the mat.  Beautiful, peaceful and natural environment for yoga and lifestyle
  • 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
  • Karma Yoga - participation in the duties of the ashram life gave me a point of focus

A Yoga Mindful Lifestyle Retreat 


5 nights     $750 Book Here
Mon 10.30am – Sat 2pm

7 nights     $850 Book Here
Sun 2pm – Sun 2pm

Intakes all year

Daily Timetable
Course Overview

A Yoga 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 awareness.

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 A Yoga Mindful 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 Mon - Thur
Fee  $550

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.

06 - 09 Jan Book Here
13 - 16 Jan Book Here
20 - 23 Jan Book Here
27 - 30 Jan Book Here 

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
eBook Yoga With Attitude

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 

Open Day

05 Jan  Book Here

Saturday Yoga Day & Kirtan

Sat 18 Jan     $90 Book Here
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 of the Satyananda system of yoga.