Yoga Ashram


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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. 

Yoga for Trauma Recovery Retreat - Sw. Ahimsadhara

07 - 09 Dec     $378 Book Here  Early Bird 02 Dec 
07 - 09 Dec     $420 Book Here

PD points gained by attending this retreat 

Ahimsa's book, Hope: How Yoga Heals the Scars of Trauma is highly recommended to participants. Available at Rocklyn Yoga Ashram online or at the retreat. 

Find out more about Sw. Ahimsa and her work

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

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. 

Heroes of Peace an award-winning film will be shown

How can yoga help?
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.

Yoga Retreat - The Power of Positive Thinking 

How to Break the Worry Habit

07 - 09 Dec     $350 Book Here Early Bird
07 - 09 Dec     $385 Book Here
08 - 09 Dec     $300 Book Here

Designated times of silence will be offered during the Retreat. 
Worry is an unhealthy mental and emotional habit pattern that we have let unconsciously creep into our lives. It is a habit we have acquired, disconnecting us from our natural state of being and awareness of the here and now.

Yoga proposes that habitual patterns can be altered through the practices of:

  • Deep rhythmic breathing
  • Yoga Nidra – consciously turning off the stress response and eliciting the relaxation response
  • Yoga postures & Meditation
  • Sankalpa – personal intention
  • Living more consciously
  • Attention to what nurtures and refreshes us
  • Renewed awareness
  • Emptying the mind daily and pausing from the relentless busy-ness we find ourselves in 
  • Cultivating healthy sleep patterns
  • Understanding how external overload creates worry and drains our energy for clear thinking and better decision making

End of Year Yoga Relax Retreat

Quiet Getaway before Christmas

14 - 16 Dec     $350 Book Here Early Bird 9 Dec
14 - 16 Dec     $385 Book Here
15 - 16 Dec     $300 Book Here

Invest in Yourself - spend time in nature, yoga for body/mind and rest up

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

New Year Yoga & Meditation Retreat






29 Dec - 01 Jan     $450 Book Here Early Bird 23 Dec
29 Dec - 01 Jan     $500 Book Here
30 Dec - 01 Jan     $450 Book Here
31 Dec - 01 Jan     $250 Book Here Camping only 

New Year Retreat Program 

New Year's Eve Program 

Start the new year by rejuvenating and revitalizing your body, mind, and spirit through the practices of yoga and meditation in an authentic ashram setting.

Create self-spaciousness to reflect on the year that has passed, respecting what you have learned and what you have achieved in 2018, but not discounting the so-called setbacks as these are the very fabric of life and potential for positive change.

We will explore the theme of sankalpa otherwise known as resolve, yoga philosophy, guided meditations, special yoga classes, mid night havan (fire ceremony), chanting and a kirtan concert. 

Learn how to set a resolve, and how to overcome the obstacles that may stand in the way of fulfilling ones resolve. 

  • Your life purpose – sankalpa, reduces doubt, and insecurities and increases personal meaningful values.
  • Your life purpose – sankalpa is like the light on the other shore beckoning you to move in that direction aligning both your inner and outer aspirations.
  • Your purpose – sankalpa strengthens the willpower to focus on what is most important for igniting creative planning and positive thinking.   

Join us and others for this auspicious celebration to joyously welcome in the new year with the lighting of a personal sankalpa candle.  Many candles of sincere intent illuminate the path of peace, meaningfulness and actions valuable for yourself and others.  

You can make this year what you want it to become. Every year comes like a blank whiteboard with nothing written on it, and it is you who writes on the blank board with a pen. You should be aware of what you write on your board, on this clean board which you begin today. Your aspiration should be to know what is being written and to ensure that you write the best story this year.
Swami Niranjananada 
May this bright New Year’s Day and all the succeeding days of this year and all the future years bring you success, peace, prosperity and happiness.
Swami Sivananda

Yoga & Volunteer Weekend

Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

29 Dec - 01 Jan Book Here

Limited Intakes

No Fee (full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 28th or by 8.45am on the 29th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30pm on the 01 Jan.

"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

Living Consciously Retreat 

No Living Consciously program from 16th to 29 Dec

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 is for those who wish to cultivate and sustain 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 Yoga Mindful Lifestyle program from 16th to 29 Dec

5 nights     $550 Book Here
Mon 10.30am – Sat 2pm

7 nights     $650 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  $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.  

03 - 06 Dec Book Here
10 - 13 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
10.30am - 8.30pm 

08 Dec     $80 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.