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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

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

Dimensions of Yoga Series

Module 1: Body, Breath, Energy & Mind 
Clarity and Vitality from the Hatha Yoga tradition

A 12 week new study course offered at Rocklyn Ashram only 


19 Jan - 22 Apr $1750 Enrol
7 day live in residential at Rocklyn Ashram
19 – 26 Jan    

Supported home practice and theory
26 Jan - 20 Apr

Concluding residential weekend at Rocklyn Ashram
20 - 22 Apr

Fulltime immersion option 

Includes twelve weeks living at Rocklyn Ashram Contact us
19 Jan - 22 Apr
Fees     $1750 + $1008

The first module of the Dimensions of Yoga Series will look at hatha yoga in a systematic in-depth way that is closely aligned with yoga’s rich tradition but also takes into account the pressures and distractions of living in today’s world.

With a straightforward light touch to both theory and practice, the course will unfold in a balanced way, according to the Satyananda system of yoga. It will closely follow classic practices and texts such as Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gheranda Samhita (rarely taught in Australia).

The course will carefully explore hatha yoga as a systematic progression, working with body, breath, energy and mind. Starting simply with practices according to the capacity of each participant, this course will provide an overview of hatha yoga practices including: shatkarmas (cleansing practices), asanas, mudras and bandhas, pranayama, as well as pratyahara and techniques for creating a quieter mind (from a hatha yoga perspective).

There will be an emphasis on how hatha yoga provides an essential set of tools for any serious yoga practitioner. After completing this course you will have a toolkit to take with you throughout your yogic life.

More detailed information is available from:

http://sharingandlearningyoga.com/dimensions-series/


Yoga Retreat - The Power of Positive Thinking 

How to Break the Worry Habit

19 - 21 Jan     $330 Enrol
20 - 21 Jan     $270 Enrol

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

Yoga, Meditation & Relaxation Long Weekend Retreat


Renewed Awareness can Remake and Refresh You

25 - 28 Jan     $360 Enrol Early Bird by18 Jan  
25 - 28 Jan     $400 Enrol
26 - 28 Jan     $350 Enrol

"As you think, so shall you be."  

Flush out old, tired worn-out thoughts and emotions and fill your mind with refreshed new creative thoughts, actions and responses, with Yoga Nidra & pranayama.   Learn to turn off the stress response button and elicit the relaxation response.

 

 

  • Develop inner calmness, and nourish every aspect of your life through the practice of Yoga Nidra - conscious relaxation 
  • Prananyama for cultivating a balanced approach in life - conscious breathing practices develop optimal breathing patterns and correct poor breathing habits that negatively impact on the mind and emotions in the form of stress related disorders
  • Meditation - awaken and develop your inner awareness as the one who can observe with equanimity 

By utilising these simple practices, develop deep peace by gradually training the mind to release tensions that may be held in the body, the muscles and breath. Release impressions from the past and anxieties about the future.  These tools will assist in developing a quieter mind which will gradually lead to inner calmness and a clearer outer perception of oneself. 

Through these practices you can:

  • Manage emotions & expectations with balance
  • Reduce stress & improve health & wellness
  • Increase relaxation by releasing physical, mental and emotional tensions
  • Develop equanimity by balancing the nervous system
  • Develop awareness and presence of mind
  • Strengthen your resolve and develop your willpower
  • Self care & nurturing yourself
  • Periods of silence to quieten the mind

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     $550 Enrol
Mon 10.30am – Sat 2pm

7 nights     $650 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  $450

22 - 25 Jan Enrol
29 Jan - 01 Feb 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 
10.30am - 9.00pm 

Sat 27 Jan     $80 Enrol
 


 

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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.