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

Fees include all food, standard accommodation, daily 6 yoga related classes + yoga philosophy

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

Yoga & Meditation

Conscious Breathing for Achieving a Quieter Mind 

01 - 03 Feb     $375 Book Here Early Bird 27 Jan
01 - 03 Feb     $400 Book Here 
02 - 03 Feb     $315 Book Here 

One who does not breathe fully and deeply can neither be well physically nor makes use of his mental faculties - Manish Vyas

By looking impartially at how we think, listening to the endless reel-to-reel spooling through our minds, we may begin to notice patterns that give us clues to how our mind is working. 

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

  • postures to activate the relaxation response and develop stillness
  • yoga nidra – conscious relaxation for the body, mind and emotions
  • meditative breathing practices to awaken the connection to subtle attributes of relaxation
  • awareness of patterns of thought and on going patterns in life
  • 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 Awareness Meditation – learning to observe all the traffic of the mind with equanimity and to establish oneself in the quiet non-reactive mind.  

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

Yoga & Meditation

Awareness of Reactions & Cultivating Positive Responses

08 - 10 Feb     $375 Book Here Early Bird 3 Feb
08 - 10 Feb     $400 Book Here 
09 - 10 Feb     $315 Book Here 

When I am happy and elated, I am fully so - there is no part of me then that is different from that happiness!  When I am sad, I am fully so - there is no part of me that stands back and watches!

Thus I get tossed from situation to situation and from reaction to reaction! 

It is one task to carefully observe how we “act”, but it adds a whole new dynamic dimension when we begin to observe how we “respond” in the situations and interactions of our lives. 

The most incidental thing may push our buttons.  To the onlooker, our reactions may appear quite strange, but as far as we are concerned, we have acted from some inner logic, rational or irrational, some trigger that causes our response.  

We may later reflect that a different reaction may have been far more useful to us, and everyone else involved, but at that stage we are stuck with the embarrassment of hindsight. 

Yoga for Trauma Recovery Retreat - Sw. Ahimsadhara

08 - 10 Feb     $378 Book Here Early Bird 3 Feb
08 - 10 Feb     $420 Book Here Early Bird

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.


Permculture Design Course 

Friday 22 February – Saturday 9 March 2019

More About the Course



  • Are you looking to live a more sustainable life?
  • Become less dependent on big business and supermarkets?
  • Design a resilient system in the face of growing uncertainties?
  • Retrofit your house, your community and your life?
  • Meet like-minded people?

Yoga & Volunteer Weekend

Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment
15 - 17 Feb     $30 Book Here 
16 - 17 Feb     $20 Book Here 

(full participation)

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

"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

Yoga & Meditation

Yoga with Attitude: The REAL Approach for Sustaining Positive Change 

22 - 24 Feb     $375 Book Here Early Bird 17 Feb
22 - 24 Feb     $400 Book Here 
23 - 24 Feb     $315 Book Here 

Problems can't be avoided because we don't want to avoid them. If we didn't care about problems, they wouldn't exist
Swami Niranjan

Difficult times do not arise on cue, and hopefully today will be completely without them.  Imagine a perfect day.  How would your mind be? Joyfull, happy, clear, enjoying a sunny day, and so on.  

And now consider the opposite, a day of difficulty.  The mind might be dull, distracted, exhausted with struggle and endless other difficulties.  

Consider a strategy for any day, whether it is a difficult day or not.  What form could this take?  How might each day be approached so that whatever happens is manged effectively? 

The strategy will be an individual one, but consider the different elements to the REAL approach. 

  • Reflect - Observe the events of the day without being mentally entangled in them
  • Engage - Engage with the situations of the day, with awareness, acting not reacting
  • Adjust and Adapt - adjust and adapt according to the experience of each situation
  • Let Go - the aim is to diminish worries, not increase them. 

During the weekend yoga practises, breathing techniques and practical meditations will be presented. 

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.

04 - 07 Feb Book Here
11 - 14 Feb Book Here
18 - 21 Feb Book Here
25 - 28 Feb 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 

Sat 09 Feb     $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.