Yoga Ashram

April

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Yoga @ the Ashram

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

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

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

Power of Awareness - 9 Day Meditation Retreat - Swami Anandakumar


05 - 14 Apr     $1200 Book Here Early Bird 31 Mar
05 - 14 Apr     $1350 Book Here

Visit Sw. Anandakumar's Blog site

What are these courses about? As the saying goes, Change comes from within. Yet how much time and attention and effort is it possible to sustain a lasting connection with our own inner nature? No matter how sincere we may be or how hard we try, while there are overriding distractions drawing our attention back into the obligations and necessities of outer life, the inner connection remains frustratingly elusive. And the distractions are persistent, so we can go on hearing that inner call without being able to answer it. 


There are two essentials which make the connection possible: 

The first is to create the most appropriate environment for that to happen, and make that the only priority, free of all distractions. That includes the specific time given over exclusively for that purpose, in these courses 5 - 10 days; a quiet, calm and supportive environment; and the necessary guidance to know how to let go of the outer and turn the attention fully to the inner. 

More about Sw. Anandakumar and the retreat

And some thoughts from a few who have something to say about their own experience
  • Amazing, highly recommended!  Very rarely do we have the opportunity to find a way to be comfortable with everything that occurs within us.  This was such an opportunity; to sit and go beyond our constructed beliefs to a light deep within.
  • Up for a challenge? Looking to move forward in your life? Then go to this retreat and see what happens.
  • If you seek the truth … seek out this course.
  • It will change your life if you let it.
  • Exceeded all expectation - absolutely brilliant.
  • Set me on the right direction after years of procrastinating.
  • A life-changing experience in a beautiful setting.
  • Great teacher.  Great venue.
  • Sw. Anandakumar is an excellent master of the mind - very perceptive - funny - so does not intimidate. 
  • Sw. Anandakumar is an inspirational teacher.  There is simplicity and clarity in his instruction.

Dimensions of Yoga: Raja Yoga Sadhana

8 Steps to Self Understanding

A Dimensions of Yoga Module

A practical exploration and development of personal practice (sadhana) as part of daily life. Together, regular practice, reflection in daily life, and application of classic concepts for creating a quiet mind, create an immersive experience leading to greater self understanding.

This module follows the classic text on Raja Yoga Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, with an exploration of the Raja Yoga aspects of Asana and Pranayama, a dynamic and creative approach to Raja Yoga concepts such as the yamas and niyamas, and Pratipaksha Bhavana (cultivation of opposites), Abhyasa (commited practice) and Vairagya (non attachment) with a serious investigation of meditation techniques such as Yoga Nidra, Antar Mouna and Ajapajapa, and their relationship to developing Pratyahara. 

More about....Dimensions of Yoga

Dates 

7 day residential 11 – 18 Apr 2019
11 weeks home prac. and study
final weekend w/e 28 - 30 Jun

$1800 Early Bird
$1900  

Deposit:
$800

Fulltime immersion option:
Includes additional 11 weeks living at Rocklyn Ashram $1200


Yoga & Volunteer Weekend


Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

05 - 07 Apr     $30 Book Here
06 - 07 Apr     $20 Book Here

(full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 5th or by 8.45am on the 6th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30pm on the 7th.



"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

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


Easter Yoga & Meditation Retreat

 

 

 

 


 

A Celebration of Light & Peace

19 - 22 Apr     $500 Book Here Early Bird 14 Apr
19 - 22 Apr     $550 Book Here
20 - 22 Apr     $450 Book Here

Accept the truth that right now you are free. Free to change your thinking, free to change your outlook on life, free to be all that you long to be. - Sw. Satyananda

Join this celebration of peace and light with the special energies of Easter and full moon providing the ideal time to renew your spiritual direction and cultivate an ongoing state of peacefulness and illumination in your life. 

At the heart of yoga is self-transformation. In this retreat you will explore and experience your true essence and be inspired to reset your intentions for a new level of growth.

The ashram provides the perfect setting to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and stillness. You will have the opportunity to participate in sacred and ancient practices that purify and enrich your body, mind and spirit. 

Give yourself this time to relax, rejuvenate and refresh your zest for life. When we allow ourselves time in retreat we have the chance to go within and see the beauty that sits within our souls. This is the celebration of peace and light.


Yoga Relax Retreat - Invest in Yourself


Yoga Tools for Balancing Emotions 

26 - 28 Apr     $375 Book Here Early Bird 21 Apr
26 - 28 Apr     $400 Book Here
27 - 28 Apr     $315 Book Here

We may seek to remain aloof from emotions, hiding from them, or we may obsessively seek out the ones that are the most appealing, but do not lead us to understanding our emotions reactions.

Seeing our life’s emotional patterns is a key to understanding ourselves, but seeing them as they are, creating a space where emotions can be felt, accepted and understood, without falling head long into them, is one of the most difficult tasks of self observation.



Because, when we feel a strong emotion, we often go into a rapid almost automatic response in which all sense of space and witnessing vanish. Cultivating the capacity to self observe at these difficult (or enjoyable) emotional intensities doesn’t come easily, which is why we need to develop simple tools of self observation and our breathing patterns at that time.


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

This retreat sustains and cultivates 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     $600 Book Here
Mon 10.30am – Sat 2pm

7 nights     $750 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

Fee  $495

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.

01 - 04 Apr Book Here
08 - 11 Apr Book Here
15 - 18 Apr Book Here
22 - 25 Apr Book Here
29 Apr - 02 May 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
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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 13 Apr     $90 Book Here   

 

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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.