Yoga Ashram

Rocklyn Ashram

Yoga as a practice, sadhana - steady home practice, lifestyle and culture

About Rocklyn Ashram

The Ashram is distinguished by its tranquil setting nestled within the depths and silence of the Wombat State Forest near Daylesford.

During a stay all the major branches of yoga 

  • hatha, bhakti, jnana, raja, kriya, mantra and karma yoga

are practised in a systematic way to integrate and develop all the different layers of the personality, providing physical and pranic wellbeing, mental relaxation, self understanding and inner peace.

The day begins with a morning class of asana, pranayama, meditation and Vedic chanting.

According to the type of stay you choose varied and interesting karma yoga projects are allocated in the morning and afternoon.

Yoga Nidra (relaxation) is practised before lunch.

Periods of silence are present for reflection and peace.

Other traditional practices include kirtan, mantra chanting and havan (fire ceremonies) peace for humanity, personal wellbeing and environmental protection.

Time is available to explore the numerous forest walking or bike riding tracks, the natural silence, engage with others, or explore the Saraswati Library.

Over the years with a vision to meet the evolving needs of the individual to live a more conscious and fulfilling life, unique retreat options have been developed including:

Day visits

  • Relax and Meditation weekends 
  • Mid-week retreats
  • 1 - 6 month Yoga & Ashram Life
  • Living Consciously 1 week to 1 month
  • Mindful Yoga Lifestyle 1 week to 1 month retreats
  • Yoga & Ashram Life provides a full window of opportunity to live the ashram life for an extended period of time 

Venue Hire

Venue Hire We invite other groups/teachers to share the beautiful facilities at Rocklyn Ashram. Specially tailored corporate and wellbeing programs including yoga nidra - relaxation can be arranged for your group, or you may like to use the facilities for your own workshop.

Relaxation is offered to enhance the value of your workshop decision making process.

Sustainable Living

An exciting, major development at Rocklyn Ashram is the sustainability environmental master plan by David Holmgren (world renowned permaculture expert and teacher) involving water management, food production, sustainable building – cob (mud) dwelling, solar water heating, wood production, forest management plus lots more directly relating to karma yoga and permaculture.

On going sustainable projects open the opportunity to live the yogic residential lifestyle with a dynamic community developing skills of sustainability.

The ashram has been granted Volunteer Status if you are over 55yrs: Opportunities exist for daily volunteer work, full time or part time residential stays.

Or our Yoga & Ashram Life offers shorter and longer stays for those sincerely interested in learning yoga and living the yogic ashram lifestyle.

Fee: $130 per week 

Includes all food, standard accommodation and 6 yoga related classes per day - postures, relaxation & meditation + havan, vedic chanting & evening yogic philosophy discussion groups and the use of the Saraswati Library.

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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.