Yoga Ashram

December

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

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

Retreat General Information & Weekend Daily Timetable

Fees include: standard accommodation, vegetarian food and yoga classes as per the website daily timetable.

Please bring your own bedding, yoga mat and blanket/shawl

Before BookingOur Covid Safe Plan

Weekend Retreat comments



Yoga & Meditation Retreat 


03 - 05 Dec     $325 Book Here
04 - 05 Dec     $225 Book Here

We benefit greatly from pressing pause on the tumbling events of every day life and taking time to check in with ourselves to access where we are at. We restore, strengthen the inner self and create space to realign our life with our deepest intention, our true nature. Yoga is a means to this insight, the systematic and incremental transformation of our wellbeing, our personality, and our creative engagement with life.


Personal Retreat 

Any date in December $100 per night Book Here 

Imagine having a few days in the surroundings of the beautiful Wombat Forest, slow walks, nature spaces and yoga practices to restore and realign oneself.

Imagine feeling rested and relaxed, from having quality time to reflect and review what is important for you and your loved ones.

Imagine creating a space within to declutter the mind from the things we worry about.


Yoga & Ashram Life Help Out Option

03 - 05 Dec   $70 Book Here

"Karma Yoga prepares the mind for the reception of light or knowledge.  It expands the heart and breaks all barriers that stand in the way of unity or oneness."
Swami Sivananda

Karma Yoga full participation in the Ashram Lifestyle 

Please arrive by 4pm on the 3rd and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30pm on the 5th. 

More 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


End of Year Yoga Relax Retreat 

Yoga Nidra - the art of conscious relaxation

No rush:  arrive at 10.30am
Daily Program

11 - 12 Dec     $225  Book Here

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. 


New Year Retreat - Celebration of Peace & Understanding

The Fulfilment of Life is Love - Sw. Niranjanananda Saraswati

Residential  
31 Dec - 02 Sun     $350 Join Us
New Year Program 2021

New Year Evening Program Only (no accommodation)
31 Dec - 1am 01 Jan 2022 Join Us
New Year Evening Only Program

Zoom Participation
31 Dec - 2 Jan 2022     $208 Join Us
Zoom Participation Timetable 

During the retreat at the Ashram or at home create self-spaciousness to reflect on the year that has passed, respecting what you have learned and what you have practised in 2021, but not discounting the so-called setbacks as these are the very fabric of life and potential for positive change.Start the new year with a commitment and offering of peace and respectful understanding towards each other with chanting and reflecting upon the sacred sounds of peace mantras and the divine names of consciousness from 8pm to midnight.   The ancient practice of havan for purification and transformation commences at 12 midnight.

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   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 most precious gift we can give to ourselves and others is peace and deep respect. Set a conscious resolve for peace, to overcome the obstacles that may stand in the way of fulfilling ones resolve.

A sankalpa is like a constant light on the other shore beckoning you to move in that direction aligning both your inner and outer aspirations.


Living Consciously Retreat 

No Living Consciously Program from 12th Dec until 2nd Jan 2022
1 week     $250 Book Here
Includes private room, shared facilities 
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

Living Consciously Option 2 

No Living Consciously Program from 12th Dec until 2nd Jan 2022
5 nights     $900 Book Here
Mon 10.30am – Sat 2pm

7 nights     $1050 Book Here
Sun 2pm – Sun 2pm

Intakes all year

Daily Timetable
Course Overview

The Living Consciously Option 2 differs a little from the Living Consciously Option 1  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 the Living Consciously 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

No Feel Great Break Programs from 19th Dec until 2nd Jan 2022

A 4 day Yoga Retreat Mon - Thur
Fee  $650

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 Dec 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 Dec     $70 Book Here
10.30am - 8.30pm 

After lunch there is time to walk around the ashram grounds, time to ask about the activities, programs conducted at the centre and which programs may be more appropriate for your specific needs.

 

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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.