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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

Introduction to Kriya Yoga - Sw. Premshakti


01 - 03 Jun     $337.50 Enrol Early Bird 25 May
01 - 03 Jun     $375  Enrol   

Swami Premshakti is a senior swami in the Satyananda Yoga Tradition with over 35 years teaching experience. She has a grounded practical approach to teaching the Kriya Yoga practices, which she conveys with wisdom and intuition according to the needs of the students. 

“Kriya yoga caters to the dimension of consciousness, to sensitise one to experience consciousness, going deep into the realisation of what it is, and to realise the state of pure bliss in consciousness, which is the spirit. Kriya yoga takes you to the vijnanamaya and anandamaya kosha levels.”  Swami Niranjan

KRIYA means ‘activity’ or ‘movement’ and refers to the activity or movement of consciousness. 

Kriya Yoga is a powerful practice which is suitable for all yoga practitioners. The ultimate purpose of Kriya Yoga is to create an awakening in the Chakras (energy centres in the body), purify the Nadis (energy channels) and to awaken Kundalini Shakti. This harmonises and expands consciousness and leads to a deeper understanding of our true nature.

The weekend includes What is Kriya Yoga and an introduction and practice of the Kriya Yoga practices 1, 2 and 3. For each Kriya there will be teachings of appropriate asana, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, psychic passage and chakra awareness. 

"The practices of kriya yoga will go a long way towards awakening our spiritual potential. There are many yogic techniques, and all have their place, but the practices of kriya yoga are far superior, far better planned, and they are easily accessible to the people of our age." Swami Satyananda


Yoga & Meditation Silent Retreat - Sw. Atmamuktananda

Seek Joy In Silence

08 - 11 Jun     $405 Enrol Early Bird 1 Jun
08 - 11 Jun     $450 Enrol
09 - 11 Jun     $390 Enrol

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, for quieter and deeper self-reflection and self-enquiry. 


Being silent is an opportunity to be with yourself, to be still, and to experience enhanced connection with yourself and your surroundings.

By committing to a silent retreat with the practice of self-awareness and the attitude of a witness the mind naturally 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
  • pranayama practices to enhance meditation and inner silence
  • pratyahara - turning the attention inwards 
  • review of the day
  • practical yoga psychology on the 3 gunas - states of existence 
  • 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 (optional)   

Yoga & Meditation

 

Mind, Body approach to reduce stress & anxiety

15 - 17 Jun     $337.50 Enrol Early Bird 8 Jun
15 - 17 Jun     $375 Enrol
16 - 17 Jun     $300 Enrol

 


Re-forming Mental Pathways

  • personal discipline to maintain a regular practice
  • Yoga Nidra - deep relaxation to elicit the relaxation response
  • truthful and honest self awareness/observation of thoughts
  • understanding the relationship between body & mind
  • self-observation of action & reaction 
  • transforming negative to positive 
  • creating new patterns/pathways
  • understanding the senses & the mind

This weekend will present a number of simple and accessible meditation techniques for the beginner and the practitioner.  

A regular practice of meditation fosters a better and more harmonious way of living with one’s self and others. Meditation reduces the stress responses, improves the quality of discrimination, and enables access to greater levels of clarity, insight, and focus, as well as unplugging the mind and senses from an overload of externalisation.  By cultivating the attitude of the witness in reviewing the events of the day, as a practice of meditation, transforms unconscious and unhealthy pathways, greatly reducing the escalation of stress and confusion. 

However, a daily or regular practice of meditation requires a level of self-committed discipline in Re-forming Mental Pathways to sustain clarity and equanimity. 


Yoga & Volunteer Weekend


Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

15 - 17 Jun Enrol
16 - 17 Jun Enrol

No Fee (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

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 Relax Retreat


22 - 24 Jun     $337.50 Enrol Early Bird 15 Jun
22 - 24 Jun     $375 Enrol
23 - 24 Jun     $300 Enrol

Restore and rebalance oneself with yoga and breathing practises focused on eliciting the relaxation responses for body mind and emotions.  These practices can reveal a greater appreciation of oneself and give a wider perception for managing change and diversity.  
 

  • Practice specific restorative yoga postues
  • The power of the breath for calming the nervous system and quietening the mind
  • Rest and renewal with Yoga Nidra – deep relaxation
  • Take home a package of yoga tools to reduce daily stress

Yoga & Meditation - Sw. Atmamuktananda


Meditation: Prana - life force & the Koshas - vital pranic sheaths

29 Jun - 01 Jul     $337.50 Enrol Early Bird 22 Jun
29 Jun - 01 Jul     $375 Enrol
30 Jun - 01 Jul     $300 Enrol

Five Sheaths or Koshas of Yoga 



Our vital life force or prana permeates all layers of our being.  Through yoga we aim to experience the purity at our centre and allow that beauty to radiate out through the different levels of our existence. 

Underneath the appearance of the five levels of existence:

•    The physical – annamaya kosha
•    The energetic – pranamaya kosha
•    The mental  – manomaya kosha
•    The wisdom – vijnanamaya kosha
•    The bliss – anandamaya kosha

there is a pure, divine, eternal consciousness.  This is the Self, which is said to be indescribable but only known through direct experience.
What steps can we take to move towards that centre?  What yogic practices facilitate our connection with that inner purity or light?

Join this weekend to experience and learn steps to navigate your way through the koshas to connect with the deepest aspect of yourself.


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

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 Jun Enrol
11 - 14 Jun Enrol
18 - 21 Jun Enrol
25 - 28 Jun Enrol


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 

Open Day 
10.30am - 2.00pm

11 Jun Enrol (No Fee for the Open Day program)

"It's an excellent place for relaxation and to spend a day here is worthwhile" - from Barbara

Saturday Yoga Day & Kirtan
10.30am - 8.30pm 

Sat 16 Jun Enrol   $80 

 

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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.