Yoga Ashram

December

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"Step out of the city for a few days to relax and enjoy a daily yoga program in nature" 

If a weekend retreat is not possible a Personal Retreat time out 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
Day Options Sat 8.45am to 9pm

Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Yoga Sutras for Happiness

02 - 03 Dec     $220 Enrol
01 - 03 Dec     $464 Satya Enrol (20% discount for 2)

Yoga sutras – Dec 2017
The Yoga Sutras of Raja Yoga begins with the yamas and niyamas, guidelines to regulate the lifestyle and habits. Each branch of yoga has its own yamas and niyamas, intended to create harmonious expression in all aspects of life. 

Swami Niranjan has outlined the first yama as manah prasad, meaning happiness, or literal translation of ‘happiness arising from the mind’. Happiness can be cultivated as an ongoing condition or mood of the mind, which gives peace, balance and harmony in all situations of life. This is what we should practice, and is the foundation of all yoga. Once we connect with harmony and happiness, everything changes.

Happiness gives direction to the fulfilment of spiritual life. This weekend retreat focuses on practical tools to develop the attitudes of happiness and contentment, to become established in positive expression, and connect with the goodness in life.


Yoga & Meditation


Accessing the Quieter Mind 

08 - 10 Dec     $290 Enrol
09 - 10 Dec     $220 Enrol
08 - 10 Dec     $464 Satya Enrol (20% discount for 2)  

Silence represents the state of harmony and nature within. The true nature of the mind is stillness, balance, purity and silence. Yet so much of our ordinary life draws us away from this peaceful steady state.

Develop practical tools for quietening the mind through the practices of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), meditation, yoga nidra (deep relaxation), havan (fire ceremony with mantra), kirtan (mantra along with musical accompaniment), satsang (association with truth), and the clear pure environment of nature at Rocklyn Ashram, within the Wombat State Forest.


Yoga's profound relaxation practices of yoga nidra and deep breathing draw the mind inward and fill you with a sense of inner peace.  The weekend includes developing the meditation practice of Antar Mouna (developing inner silence). Time for meditative walks in the forest or stillness in secluded space in the ashram gardens will be offered, as well as dedicated periods of silence.

“In silence there is strength, wisdom, peace, poise, joy, and bliss. In silence there is freedom, perfection, and independence.” Swami Sivananda


Yoga for Trauma Recovery Retreat - Sw. Ahimsadhara

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

08 - 09 Dec     $300 Enrol
08 - 09 Dec     $480 Satya Enrol  (20% discount for 2)

CPD points gained by attending this retreat 

Find out more about Sw. Ahima 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. 


Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

 

15 - 17 Dec     Enrol
16 - 17 Dec     Enrol

No Fee (full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 15th or by 8.45am on the 16th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30 on the 17th.

 


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. 


End of Year Relaxation Retreat


Yoga Nidra & Meditation Practices to Increase the Relaxation Response

15 - 17 Dec     $290 Enrol
16 - 17 Dec     $220 Enrol
15 - 17 Dec     $464 Satya Enrol (20% discount for 2)

Yoga's profound relaxation practices of yoga nidra & deep breathing draw the mind inward and fill you with a sense of inner peace.  


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
  • time out 

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 a Relaxation 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

 

Reveal your Inner Wealth, Know Thy Self & Live Your Aspirations (Sankalpa)

29 Dec - 01 Jan   $360 Enrol
29 Dec - 01 Jan  $576 Satya Enrol (20% discount for 2)
30 Dec - 01 Jan   $320 Enrol
31 Dec - 01 Jan   $200 Enrol (camping only)
31 Dec  $65  Enrol Evening Program Only - no accommodation 

   
    
  
  
       

 

         


Living Consciously Retreat 

No Living Consciously Retreat 17 Dec

Available from 25 Dec @ 4pm

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 

No Mindful Yoga Lifestyle Retreat 17 Dec

Available from 25 Dec @ 4pm 

5 nights     $495 Enrol
Mon 10.30am – Sat 2pm

7 nights     $595 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  $400

04 - 07 Dec Enrol
11 - 14 Dec Enrol
25 - 28 Dec Enrol

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.  

 


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 

Sat 02 Dec     $70   Enrol
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 under
the banner of Satyananda Yoga by arrangement with the IYFM.