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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
Day Options Sat 8.45am to 9pm

Course fees include: standard accommodation, all food and yoga classes as per the daily timetable

Hatha Yoga - Shatkarmas, Traditional Cleansing Practices

02 - 04 Feb     $320
To be attended in full 

If you have been practicing yoga postures, pranayama & meditation for some time and wish to experience the next level available in your practices, the hatha yoga cleansing ritual is a must in the progress of understanding yoga beyond the body.   
The cleansing practices free the body, mind and emotions of accumulated waste and toxins and open a new dimension of freshness, perception, attitudes, health and wellness.    

Shatkarmas Include:

  • Laghoo Shankaprakshalana - intestinal wash - Asana - 6 postures 
  • Kunjal kriya - stomach wash
  • Jala Neti - nasal cleansing
  • Trataka - concentrated gazing
  • Yoga Nidra - deep relaxation
  • Bhramari & Full Yogic Breath - pranayama - breathing techniques
  • Yoga Health Management - Yoga as a lifestyle for mental and physical health and wellness 

Many people initially find yoga through the physical postures and may be surprised to discover that hatha yoga is one of several angas or branches of yoga. Hatha yoga was traditionally composed of the shatkarmas (six actions) to cleanse the physical body of the three impurities of phlegm, bile and wind and purify the pranic network of nadis in order to awaken dormant spiritual potential.

The cleansing practices are offered at Rocklyn Ashram near to the time of the transition between the seasons to help the body adjust to the new seasons energy and qualities. The aim of yoga is to balance, harmonize and integrate the entire human personality.
The hatha yoga cleansing retreat will be a weekend of simple practices including the shatkarmas, asana, pranayama, yoga nidra-deep relaxation,  forest meditation walk, meditation and other regular ashram practices such as havan, kirtan and mantra chanting.
The program will allow time and space for periods of silence, personal reflection and self-study.

Sacred Earth - Journey Into Stillness 

Take time to nourish your inner life through the practices of mantra, singing, yoga, meditation ritual and more

08 - 11 Feb
For Additional Dates & Bookings

Join Prem &  Jethro from Sacred Earth for a daythree journey into stillness. Held in the mountains of Daylesford, Victoria at the beautiful Rocklyn Ashram.



Let the gentle daily rhythm of sunrise meditation, yoga, blissful mantra singing, yoga nidra, walking & guided meditations, ceremony, laughter and nature time guide you into a natural state of stillness, a space where we can access our deeper self and connect with our inner peace through mindful living.


13 - 14 Feb     $108
 2pm 13 - 14 1.00am     $35 Evening Program (no accommodation)

The evening program will be filled with the vibration of Shiva Mantra Chanting & Stotra.  

Arrive in time to create your own clay Shivalinga which can be blessed with the 1008 Om Namah Shiva mantra during the Shivalingam & Devi Havan Abhishek at midnight. 

Shivaratri represents illumination in place of absolute darkness, the manifestation of knowledge in the superconscious state, the possibility of becoming fully awakened to one’s inherent positive self.  

The auspicious celebration at the time of the dark moon Shivaratri will be conducted at Rocklyn Ashram with shiva kirtans, bhajans, midnight havan and Abhishek – the ceremonial bathing of the shivalingam which represents the purification of the soul. During the havan the mantra of Om Namah Shivaya will be chanted 1008 times to awaken the internal Abhishek of mentally pouring the waters of pure love over the Atmalingam of the lotus heart. 

The external Abhishek is performed with various ingredients of: vermilion paste representing virture; offering of milk, honey, fruit, sugar and curd to nurture the gratification in life; offering of bhasma, turmeric, tilak and saffron waters to purify; lighting of incense yields wealth and the lighting of oil lamps signifies the attainment of knowledge.  

The offering of these important ingredients, mantra chanting and sincerity encourage the growth of devotion, commitment, integrity, courage, faith, trust and noble thoughts and actions.

The Art of Mindful Living Retreat - with Melli O’Brien, aka Australia's “Mrs. Mindfulness,”  Melli O'Brien 


15 - 18 Feb

The art of mindful living retreat is a life-changing, three-day, deep immersion into mindfulness. On this popular retreat, you will learn the practice of mindfulness and discover powerful strategies to live a more conscious and connected life when you go back home.

More details can be found here:

The Art of Mindful Living Retreat

Yoga & Meditation for Managing Change

23 - 25 Feb     $295
24 - 25 Feb     $225
23 - 25 Feb     $531 (10% discount for 2) 

Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment


23 - 25 Feb
24 - 25 Feb

No Fee (full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 23rd or by 8.45am on the 24th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30pm on the 25th.

"It was pure joy to be involved in the Ashram lifestyle"

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. 

Permaculture Design Course - David Holmgren, Beck Lowe & Angela Enbom


23 Feb - 10 Mar


Gain skills to

  • design a resilient system in the face of growing uncertainties
  • create a more sustainable life style
  • retrofit your house, your community and your life
  • become less dependent on big business and supermarkets

Join other like-minded people in the unique ashram environment for a totally immersive experience!

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     $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

05 - 08 Feb
12 - 15 Feb
19 - 22 Feb
26 Feb - 01 Mar

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 17 Feb     $70  
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.