Yoga Ashram


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

Yoga @ the Ashram
Rocklyn Ashram Gallery

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 Retreat

Healthy Joints, Heathy Body, Healthy Mind

03 - 05 Apr     $380 Book Here Early Bird 29 Mar
03 - 05 Apr     $450 Book Here
04 - 05 Apr     $300 Book Here

The Satyananda Pawanmuktasana Series: a fantastic way to start each day
A yoga teacher in the Satyanada Yoga tradition taught me the Pawanmuktasana Series 1 (it is translated as the Rheumatic Series) when I was on a visit to India and I was thrilled to then learn about the Rocklin Yoga Ashram where I could attend a retreat. I have been practising this series five to six days a week for the past two years and its impact on my life and each day has been profound. At 58 years old, I suffer from arthritis in most of my joints and had significant stiffness and limitation of movement in my neck. Doing this quiet yoga practice each morning is like oiling the moving parts of an old machine. In bringing together, in a really simple way, attention to the breath and the movements in my joints, my mind becomes still and calm - much as in meditation. While I might feel stiff getting out of bed, this yoga sequence frees up all my joints and enlivens me. It is such a great start to the day. My neck stiffness has gone and the frequent migraines I used to suffer have lessened. Swami Atmamuktananda explained to me that doing this series is like having acupuncture. It frees up the flow of energy in the body and therefore has many health benefits that I am probably not even aware of. I feel very grateful. Brigid

Yoga & Meditation - Easter Retreat

A Celebration of Peace, Unity & Meaningfulness

10 - 13 Apr     $550 Book Here Early Bird 3 Apr
10 - 13 Apr     $650 Book Here
11 - 13 Apr     $400 Book Here

7 Levels of Peace 
Make peace an everyday practice

  1. Peace with the body: yoga starts with hatha yoga, a perfect way to make peace with your body. Purify the body with practices such as asanas, pranayamas and shatkarmas (cleansing), as well as a healthy, natural lifestyle.
  2. Peace with the mind: hatha yoga leads to raja yoga, the yoga of mind management. Purify the mind by relaxing deeply with yoga nidra, behaving and interacting wisely (yama and niyama) and meditating for understanding and inner peace.
  3. Peace with the family: your family are those with whom you live and interact in everyday life. Practice bhakti yoga by caring for each other with consideration and respect. 
  4. Peace with humanity: we live in a globalised world. By accepting diversity and being friendly to all, create virtuous circles of love.
  5. Peace with culture: true peace involves the removal of violence at the cultural level. Think about what this means so that you recognise the roots of violence that are embedded in culture – such as bigotry towards sub-groups based on race, gender, religion or other factors. Celebrate the brilliance of culture in all its forms.
  6. Peace with Mother Nature: our relationship with Mother Nature is in crisis. Take action to protect, restore and enjoy the natural environment wherever you live. Be conscious of the impact your lifestyle has. Be part of the solution by reducing waste and consumption. Live simply, use only what you need and give back more than you take. This is the way of yoga.
  7. Peace with universal consciousness: through yoga realign and strengthen your connection with the universal consciousness and energy which pervades creation. Let go of the ego-based identity and live a life of service and humility. Do this by becoming the drashta, the observer, of your relationship with life. Your intuition will flower and your light will shine.   

The Meaning of Easter


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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.

Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Yoga Time Out Personal Retreat

17 - 19 Apr     $300 Book Here Monthly Special
18 - 19 Apr     $200 Book Here
OPTION - stay an extra day or two to consolidate the benefits of your retreat
17 - 20 Apr     $399 Book Here
17 - 21 Apr     $498 Book Here

Time Out Daily Timetable

Restore and rebalance oneself with yoga and breathing practises focused on eliciting the relaxation responses for body mind and emotions.  These practices can reveal a greater appreciation of oneself and give a wider perception for managing change and diversity.  

Be nurtured by:
relaxation and beautiful surroundings + the teachings 
simplicity and routine of the ashram
opportunity to reflect, unwind and be nurtured by relaxation techniques

Yoga & Volunteer Weekend

Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

10 - 12 Apr     $30 Book Here

(full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 10th or by depart after lunch clean up - 1.30pm on the 12th. 

Volunteer Weekend Information

"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

Power of Awareness Meditation 9 day Retreat - Sw. Anandakumar

17 - 26 Apr     $1250 Book Here Early Bird 29 Mar
17 - 26 Apr     $1500 Book Here 

Power of Awareness - Sw. Anandakumar

Meditation & Mind - so we go in, what then......

This 9 day meditation retreat in the ashram setting with international meditation teacher, Swami Anandakumar, provides an opportunity to travel to your own centre, to find the stillness within and discover that your own inner nature is unchanging.

The retreat offers the unique opportunity to explore tools that will help you to truly find peace, happiness, clarity and perspective on the whole of life.

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 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

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 Apr Book Here
13 - 16 Apr Book Here
20 - 23 Apr Book Here
27 - 30 Apr 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 

Saturday Yoga Day & Kirtan

11 Apr     $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.