Yoga Ashram

January 2020

Retreat for a few days into a forest location to relax, have meaningful reflective time and enjoy a daily program of yoga.  

Rocklyn Ashram Gallery
Yoga @ the Ashram

Arrival & Departure

Fri between 2pm & 4.30pm to Sun 2pm
Sat 8.45am to Sun 2pm

Fees includes all food, standard accommodation, daily 7 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 New Year Resolve Retreat

From Challenge to Potential Positive Change

03 - 05     $395 Book Here  Early Bird 29 Dec 
03 - 05     $450 Book Here
04 - 05     $325 Book Here

How well do we cope with change?  While we may not be able to control change, we can control our responses to it. This retreat will equip you with the skills to transform challenges into positive learning experiences or liberating gifts.   

Taking this retreat, which offers a sense of seclusion and separation from the world, our busy-ness and obligations, gives the chance to review ourselves objectively, with the opportunity and support to reset and refocus on what is important and purposeful for us and our wellness.

The benefits of a regular practice of yoga & meditation is summarized as living consciously to experience a meaningful way of living. It helps us manage change, our stress levels, improve and enhance the quality of life and our relationships, and enables us to access greater levels of clarity, insight, and focus.

The sessions will focus on:

  • Yoga nidra – deep restorative guided relaxation
  • Sankalpa – personal resolve 
  • Yoga as a Lifestyle discussions
  • Observation of habits that no longer serve us
  • Practical sitting and forest walk meditations 
  • Personal time for contemplation
  • Simplicity in nature and reconnecting with self and disconnection from the digital world 

Dimensions of Yoga:  Raja Yoga



Learn to stand on your own feet with the support of yoga. Take your personal practice to the next level with practical skills and strategies taken from the yoga tradition and applied in down to earth personal lived experience. READ MORE


Yoga & Volunteer Weekend

Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

17 - 19 Jan     $30 Book Here
18 - 19 Jan     $20 Book Here

(full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 6th or by 8.45am on the 7th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30pm on the 8th. 

"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

Breathe Well, Live Well - Sw. Ahimsadhara

Breathe Well, Live Well Yoga Retreat: integrating yoga and science

10 - 12 Jan     $395 Book Here Early Bird 05 Jan
10 - 12 Jan     $450 Book Here

Breathing is the most important thing you do. Nothing is more important to your survival, and how you breathe influences your quality of life from moment to moment. Your breath is constantly interacting with your nervous system, metabolism and body, creating feelings of calm or anxiety, of energy or fatigue.

Breathing well helps you to live well. Yoga includes vast knowledge on using breath for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Yoga also uses breath to balance and expand the subtle pranic energies that flow in your body and interact with the external world, including other people. This retreat brings together yogic breathing practices with scientific knowledge on the effects of poor breathing patterns on body, mind and emotions. 

On this retreat you will: Explore your breathing pattern

  •  Learn why the way you breathe matters
  •  Learn active breathing techniques using hatha yoga
  •  Learn yogic pranayamas
  •  Practice nasal cleansing with neti
  •  Learn breathing to reduce stress and allergies, and improve mood, sleep and general health.


“I find the breathing is the biggest help because it stops the hypervigilance.” War veteran with PTSD

“Learning how to control breathing has helped me go back to sleep in the wee hours of the morning.” Vietnam war veteran with PTSD

“Moderate breath helps the mind to continue its activities. Slow breathing gives tranquility to the mind.  Quickness in the breath produces confusion and exhaustion.” Manish Vyas, musician.

Yoga Nidra & its Benefits for body/mind/emotions

Yoga Nidra:  the complete relaxation technique for sustaining life balance

17 - 19 Jan     $395  Book Here Early Bird 12 Jan
17 - 19 Jan     $450  Book Here
18 - 19 Jan     $325  Book Here

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 life balance and good health between body, mind & emotions.

Continual repeated stressful environments and the daily facts of stressors in life surrounding us, alters our ability to function with clarity, discrimination and insight to evaluate the physical, mental and emotional feelings clearly and to respond consciously.

During a Relaxation Retreat the daily practices of mindful energy yoga postures, breathe awareness 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.

Yoga & Meditation Long Weekend

In dedicated periods of silence we discover the quieter mind

24 - 27 Jan     $720 Book Here  Early Bird 19 Jan
24 - 27 Jan     $785 Book Here  
25 - 27 Jan     $500 Book Here 

By practising dedicated periods of quietness or silence as a lifestyle with awareness we  

 Learn a new way of relating to the mind and the thought processes

 Gain understanding of the habitual patterns of mind

 Gain understanding of how to recognise the hidden mental and emotional tensions

 Cultivate the power of discrimination to access the quieter mind


The same mind that interacts fully in the world with attachments, distractions and duality, when given spaciousness, simplicity, nature, a regular practice of suitable and mindful yoga practices connects to the observing self.  This observing self is the inner quieter mind. 

Dedicated periods of silence facilitate the 100’s of superficial impressions and thoughts to slow down.  In silence we connect with the quieter mind is which likened to a still lake where the reflections are almost perfectly balanced.

Then how to sustain the inherent quieter mind

  • Natural and simplicity environments allow space for self-reflection to view and review the patterns of the mind, body actions and reactions.
  • Listening to your inner self wisdom telling us to slow down
  • Acknowledging time is needed for self-connection, self-reflective awareness no matter how busy we think we are
  • Cultivating a regular practice of yoga or other practices that bring self-awareness, reduction of the senses/externalisation and balance in work and personal lifestyle
  • Dedicated periods of quietness or silence as a lifestyle

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

Sustaining and cultivating 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     $750 Book Here
Mon 10.30am – Sat 2pm

7 nights     $850 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 Mon - Thur
Fee  $550

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.

06 - 09 Jan Book Here
13 - 16 Jan Book Here
20 - 23 Jan Book Here
27 - 30 Jan 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 

Open Day

05 Jan  Book Here

Saturday Yoga Day & Kirtan

Sat 18 Jan     $90 Book Here
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.