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"Step away for a few days to relax and enjoy a daily yoga program of self nurturing in a forest location" 

If a weekend retreat is not possible a Personal Retreat 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 & Departure for Weekend Retreats  
Fri between 2pm & 5pm to Sun 2pm
Sat 8.45am to Sun 2pm

Course fees include: standard accommodation, all food and yoga classes as per the daily timetable

Yoga Relax Retreat

06 - 08 Apr     $297 Enrol Early Bird 31 Mar
06 - 08 Apr     $330 Enrol 
07 - 08 Apr     $270 Enrol 

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.  

                     Practice specific restorative yoga postures

                    The power of the breath for calming the nervous system and quietening the mind

                     Rest and renewal with Yoga Nidra – deep relaxation

                    Take home a package of yoga tools to reduce daily stress

 


Power of Awareness - 9 day Meditation Retreat - Sw. Anandakumar.....


07 - 15 April     $907.20 Enrol (Early Bird up to 30 Mar)
07 - 15 April     $1008 Enrol

Power of Awareness Blog Site

Swami Anandakumar teaches with a wisdom, authenticity and generosity of spirit born out of over 35 years of practicing yoga and meditation. He encourages, inspires and gently guides you. With his warm down-to-earth manner, he makes the mystery of meditation clear and accessible.


There comes a time when you realize that what you have been looking for doesn’t in fact lie in the places you’ve been looking. 


Yoga & Meditation Retreat


Yogic Management for Anxiety & Depression 

13 - 15 Apr     $297 Enrol Early Bird 6 Apr
13 - 15 Apr     $330 Enrol
14 - 15 Apr     $270 Enrol

"Our Western society is oriented only in the direction of eliciting the fight-or-flight response.  Unlike the fight-or-flight response, which is repeatedly brought forth as a response to our difficult everyday situations and is elicited without conscious effort, the Relaxation Response can be evoked only if time is set aside and a conscious effort is made." Dr. Herbert Benson

Beneath the surface of everyday life experiences there is profound state of balance.  To reach this state of balance, relaxation is an essential tool for reducing fatigue and maintaining good health between body, mind & emotions. 


During the retreat the daily practices of yoga 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 Nidra is a conscious practice of relaxation in the pose of shavasana.  The moment you make a decision to relax, the body starts secreting healthy positive hormones and wholesome messages to every minute aspects of your body, mind and the whole personality. 


Beyond Cancer - Healing the Whole Being Retreat - Lee Majewski.....

14 Apr – 05 May     $3800 Enrol 

Lee Majewski - cancer therapy article

Who is this retreat for?

Beyond Cancer, a 3-week residential retreat is designed for people who have experienced cancer (all types and stages) and who have undergone chemotherapy and /or radiation treatment in the last 10 years and are over 24 years of age.

Why attend Beyond Cancer retreat?

The Beyond Cancer retreat addresses a gap in allopathic healthcare, which drops patients at the end of treatment offering no continued support. Studies show that the side effects of allopathic cancer treatment are cumulative, leaving patients to fend for themselves post-treatment at their most vulnerable point. 

The purpose of this retreat is to provide a platform post-treatment for clients to create their own healing at their pace. Beyond Cancer will restore the body and mind from the harmful side effects of cancer treatments, which many people continue to carry with them for years afterwards. We present Yogic tools, which help our clients to move from a state of victimhood to a state of empowerment. 


Yoga & Volunteer Weekend


Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

13 - 15 Apr Enrol
14 - 15 Apr Enrol

No Fee (full participation)

"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

Please arrive before 5pm on the 13th or by 8.45am on the 14th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30pm on the 15th.

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. 

"You have to see a practical way to understand and apply the principles of Karma Yoga, and our focus is on the application and use of Karma Yoga for conscious evolution."  Sw. Niranjanananda


Yoga & Meditation Retreat


Focus on Meditation Techniques 

20 - 22 Apr     $297 Enrol Early Bird 20 Apr
20 - 22 Apr     $330 Enrol
21 - 22 Apr     $270 Enrol

Discussion and Practices on:

     foundations of meditation and key techniques
     helpful postures to develop a comfortable sitting position
     breathing techniques - pranayama to quieten the mind
     effective techniques to withdraw the mind from distractions
     cultivate creative awareness
     learn tratak for concentration 


Start to de-clutter the mind by releasing tensions through the art of 'witnessing’ and yoga nidra - relaxation. 

Develop the ability to stand back and watch the events of life unfold by observing the play of the mind as a witness whilst remaining connected to a place of non-reactive calmness within.  

Rather than being ruled by the mind and feeling defeated or affected, discover the freedom and choice on how to redirect the mind into more constructive, creative and positive self–understanding pathways of self observation. 


Yoga for Trauma Recovery Retreat - Sw. Ahimsadhara

Learn about a unique approach to healing the scars left by traumatic experiences

27 - 29 Apr    $360 Enrol Early Bird 20 Apr
27 - 29 Apr    $400 Enrol

CPD points gained by attending this retreat 

Find out more about Sw. Ahimsa and her work

No prior yoga experience is needed. The retreat is suitable for trauma survivors, yoga teachers, health practitioners – anyone with a sincere interest in this application of yoga. Whatever your background, you will gain an insight into the possibilities of using yoga for recovery from stress and trauma. You will also take away practical tools that bring immediate relief and you’ll know how to move forward using yoga to heal the scars of trauma. 

Ahimsa’s award-winning film, Heroes of Peace, will be shown.


Yoga offers a holistic system for healing the body and mind from post-trauma suffering, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In the healing environment of Rocklyn Yoga Ashram you will learn how simple yoga practices can be used to bring both short and long-term relief from the symptoms of extreme stress and PTSD.

Having tools to manage stressful moments in daily life is essential for confidence and recovery. Being able to relax is fundamental. Knowing how to breathe fully is life changing. Being able to observe the mind and emotions gives you power over them. Trauma can be resolved. With guidance, yoga can heal PTSD. 

You will learn:
•    Simple yoga postures to relieve physical tension
•    Yoga breathing techniques for calmness, anger management and sleep
•    Yoga nidra – systematic relaxation for stress and insomnia
•    New mental attitudes for letting go of past pain.

No prior yoga experience is needed. The retreat is suitable for trauma survivors, yoga teachers, health practitioners – anyone with a sincere interest in this application of yoga. Whatever your background, you will gain an insight into the possibilities of using yoga for recovery from stress and trauma. You will also take away practical tools that bring immediate relief and you’ll know how to move forward using yoga to heal the scars of trauma. 


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

Course Overview
Daily Timetable

This retreat is for those who wish to sustain and cultivate 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     $550 Enrol
Mon 10.30am – Sat 2pm

7 nights     $650 Enrol
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

Fee  $450

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.  

02 - 05 Apr Enrol
09 - 12 Apr Enrol
16 - 19 Apr Enrol
23 - 26 Apr Enrol
30 Apr - 03 May Enrol


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
10.30am - 8.30pm 

Sat 14 Apr     $80 Enrol

 

 

 

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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.