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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 & Meditation

 

Self Care 

03 - 05 Aug     $337.50 Enrol Early Bird 27 July
03 - 05 Aug     $375 Enrol
04 - 05 Aug     $300 Enrol


Winter Silent Retreat

 Adding Meaningful to Life: Increase Inner Peace through Silent Introspection

05 - 09 Aug     $585 Enrol Early Bird 29 July
05 - 09 Aug     $650 Enrol

“Silence is the source of true strength,” Lao Tzu.

Winter is a time when the natural outward moving energies intuitively begin to turn inwards making a silent retreat a perfect time for self awareness and reflective practices to discover the quieter inner you.  

The ashram situated on the edge of the Wombat State Forest is a perfect silent retreat environment.  A short silent retreat offers precious time and space, not always available in other forms of living. 

Make a Sankalpa – intention and commit to a silent retreat to recognize the present mind, here and now and cultivate the attitude of becoming a watcher to ones actions & reactions.

The body cannot move without an instruction, but unfortunately the mind does.  The more we are conscious and present naturally the mind becomes less busy, more focused and clear without effort, revealing deeper understanding and inner contentment.

The retreat includes:

  • yoga asanas & pranayama become the basis for stillness 
  • the body/mind/breath connection
  • sitting meditation: Antar Mouna – attitude of a witness to cultivate equanimity and inner silence
  • Yoga Nidra – deep relaxation for body, mind & emotions
  • walking meditation: using the senses to be present 
  • encouraged to keep a personal diary

Asana & Pranayama

The Yogic Approach to Health - Maintaining health for the Nervous & Endocrine Systems in Hatha Yoga

10 - 12 Aug     $337.50 Enrol Early Bird
10 - 12 Aug     $375 Enrol
11 - 12 Aug     $300 Enrol

Effective of Asana on the Endocrine System

The major asanas are powerful due to their influence on the endocrine system, which maintains order in the physical body.  

On this weekend the focus will be on practicing the major asanas and breathing practices along with discussions on the importance of reducing physical, mental and emotional stress. 

  • Asana – postures 
  • Daily Yoga Nidra – deep relaxation 
  • Breathing practices for relaxation 
  • Practical meditations
  • Silent walking meditations
  • Importance of cultivating a regular practice 
  • Lifestyle and health

Yoga & Volunteer Weekend


Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

10 - 12 Aug Enrol
11 - 12 Aug Enrol

No Fee (full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 10th or by 8.45am on the 11th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30pm on the 12th.


"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

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 Relax Retreat


17 - 19 Aug     $337.50 Enrol Early Bird 10 Aug
17 - 19 Aug     $375 Enrol
18 - 19 Aug     $300 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

Yoga & Meditation Retreat


Cultivating the Quieter Mind

24 - 26 Aug     $337.50 Enrol Early Bird
24 - 26 Aug     $375 Enrol
25 - 26 Aug     $300 Enrol


Life itself brings many opportunities to practice awareness of our habits, actions, reactions and the constant flow of thoughts and emotions.  

The weekend practices for accessing the quieter mind will focus on:

  • postures to activate the relaxation response and develop stillness
  • establish a deep conscious breathing habit
  • yoga nidra – conscious relaxation for the body, mind and emotions
  • meditative breathing practices to awaken the connection to subtle attributes of concentration
  • the ability to observe or witness the mental flow of thoughts without sinking in them
  • the importance of a regular practice 
  • the importance of living a conscious joyful lifestyle

​Once the mind becomes less busy and more inward moving the next step towards discovering the quieter mind is Antar Mouna – learning to observe all the traffic of the mind with equanimity and to establish oneself in the quiet non-reactive mind.  

Antar Mouna – inner observation allows us to be less affected or defeated by the ever changing expectations, disappointments and natural circumstances occurring in life. 


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.  

06 - 09 Aug Enrol
13 - 16 Aug Enrol
20 - 23 Aug Enrol
27 - 30 Aug 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
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
10.30am - 8.30pm 

25 Aug $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.