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 & Meditation Retreat 

Components of the Mind & Mind Management

05 - 07 Jul     $385 Book Here Early Bird 30 June
05 - 07 Jul     $410 Book Here
06 - 07 Jul     $325 Book Here

The mind has to be educated, it has to be properly enlightened. That is the role of yogic lifestyle. Swami Satyananda

On this retreat yoga practices and the 4 components of the mind will be discussed along with the role and interplay between the personality, perception and integration in daily life.  

The 4 components comprise of: 

  • The first expression is intellectual, the second expression is emotional.
  • The intellectual expressions are fuelled or channelled by Manas & Buddhi and the emotional expressions are fuelled or channelled through the agencies of Chitta and Ahamkara. 
  • Manas: reflection, thinking, analysing
  • Buddhi: rationality, intelligence, knowing
  • Chitta: impressions, archetypes, samskaras, karmas

And the fourth

  • Ahamkara: ego identity

Yoga Instructor in the Satyananda Tradition


07 - 14 Jul 

Information for.....Yoga Instructors Course

Focus and approach

The new course reflects a number of key priorities. A solid foundation in personal practice forms the basis for becoming an instructor. Therefore, the two twelve week modules that focus on developing regular personal practice are completed before yoga instructor training commences.

Practical holistic investigation and experience of the relevant practices is presented entirely in the Satyananda Tradition of Yoga.


The course will include in depth investigation of classic texts, with a strong emphasis on texts from the Satyananda tradition texts and commentaries, such as Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha; The Conversations Series; Yoga Drishti Series; Hatha Yoga Pradipika; Four Chapters on Freedom; Meditations from the Tantras and Yoga Nidra.

Yoga & Meditation Retreat

The Benefits of Yoga Nidra for Stress Management

12 - 14 Jul     $385 Book Here Early Bird 07 Jul
12 - 14 Jul     $410 Book Here
13 - 14 Jul     $325 Book Here

Yoga Nidra is an accessible practice available in some form to almost everyone. The practice takes place lying down. It requires no special skills, other than to follow the instructions which consist of a systematic process for complete relaxation of body and mind.

Yoga Nidra takes place in the border between waking and sleeping. By taking the awareness to different aspects of experience such as breath, sense awareness, parts of the body, and different layers of mental awareness, all tension in the body and mind is released in a careful and deliberate way that creates profound relaxation.

The sankalpa or affirmation which is part of yoga nidra allows the practitioner to shape their own future. The practice is consistent with thousands of years of tradition developed to create a profound release from mind’s entanglement in the sensory world. The effect of a short practice is in some ways similar to a long deep sleep that creates energy and freshness in body and mind.

Yoga & Volunteer Weekend

Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

12 - 14 Jul     $30 Book Here
13 - 14 Jul     $20 Book Here

(full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 12th or by 8.45am on the 13th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30pm on the 14th. 

"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

Guru Poornima Celebration 

Guru Poornima Anusthana: Yoga & Ashram Life

14 - 16 Jul     $108 Book Here

Day Only Program
16 Jul - by Dakshina (donation) Book Here

Guru Purnima is the most important day for all devotees, disciples, aspirants and spiritual seekers. 

On this day through worship and remembrance we will connect with the powerful energy of Guru tattwa, which represents light, purity, peace, love and wisdom.

Guru Poornima is celebrated on the fullest and brightest full moon of the year.  At this time intuitive guidance from our own consciousness, our inner Guru, can be powerfully experienced if we create the right circumstances. It is also a time when we can receive blessings to support our sankalpa, sincerity and commitment as we enter into another year of spiritual endeavour. 

Guru Poornima Anusthana will be celebrated with havan, mantra chanting, sadhana and ashram life.

Winter Silent Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Add Meaningfulness to Life: Increase Inner Peace through Silent Introspection

21 - 25 Jul     $600 Early Bird 14 Jul
21 - 25 Jul     $650 

The purpose of vidya is to know our center. If we get to our source then we will experience completeness, bliss or anandam. Sw. Satyananda

Winter is a time when the natural outward moving energies intuitively begin to turn inwards making a silent retreat a perfect time for self awareness and reflective practices to discover the quieter inner you.  

The ashram situated on the edge of the Wombat State Forest is a perfect silent retreat environment.  A short silent retreat offers precious time and space, not always available in other forms of living. 

Make a Sankalpa – intention and commit to a silent retreat to recognize the present mind, here and now and cultivate the attitude of becoming a watcher to ones actions & reactions.

The body cannot move without an instruction, but unfortunately the mind does.  The more we are conscious and present naturally the mind becomes less busy, more focused and clear without effort, revealing deeper understanding and inner contentment.

The retreat includes:

  • yoga asanas & pranayama become the basis for stillness 
  • the body mind connection
  • sitting meditation: Antar Mouna – attitude of a witness to cultivate equanimity and inner silence
  • Yoga Nidra – deep relaxation for body, mind & emotions
  • walking meditation: using the senses to be present 
  • encouraged to keep a personal diary

Yoga & Meditation Retreat 

Yogic Tools for Transforming Negative to Positive

26 - 28 Jul     $385 Book Here Early Bird 21 Jul
26 - 28 Jul     $410 Book Here
27 - 28 Jul     $325 Book Here

There are no simple solutions in life, only intelligent choices. Sw. Satyananda

The weekend program of yoga practices and theory support change and sustainability. 

In order to transform negative to positive, the first step, as always, is self-observation.  When we have developed the skill to see some of our patterns of thought that are disruptive to us and our lives and learn to observe them with a more even mind, it becomes a logical step to look for ways to strategically diminish the intensity and impact of this flawed thinking in our lives,  it means being open to changing the way we think.

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.

01 - 04 Jul Book Here
08 - 11 Jul Book Here
15 - 18 Jul Book Here
22 - 25 Jul Book Here
29 Jul - 01 Aug 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 06 Jul     $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.