Yoga Ashram

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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

Yoga Day by Day Retreat

A Guide to Holistic Practices for Healthy Living

Yoga Day by Day book included
04 - 06 May     $310
05 - 06 May     $240
04 - 06 May     $558 (10% discount for 2)

Two important principles of yogic living are simplicity and regularity.   With this in mind the booklet Yoga Day by Day has been written by Sw. Ahimsadhara following a recommended weekly routine of practices from the Satyananda Yoga tradition for people with busy lives.  Those with the time and inclination are free to do more, but many of us struggle to incorporate just a little yoga into our routine.  The suggested set of practises outline a realistic approach to develop and maintain health, happiness and harmony in life. 

  • Hatha Yoga – a selection of asanas (postures), pranayamas (breath practices) and shatkarmas (cleansing practices) from the hatha yoga tradition
  • Mantra Yoga – works at the vibrational level through use of sound. Morning mantras, mantra meditation
  • Bhakti Yoga – purifies the emotions and strengthens our connection and relationship with the positive aspects of life.  Awareness of our inner nature brings connection with the natural world around us
  • Raja Yoga – provides guidelines for mind management and brings mental peace, clarity and tranquillity.  Raja Yoga includes the practice of Yoga Nidra – deep relaxation
  • Gyana Yoga – develops awareness and understanding of oneself.  A highly practical self-enquiry technique

Tools for Life - 3 Week Bhagavad Gita Retreat 

The Bhagavad Gita is a complete toolkit to help reassess the mind and lifestyle.

06 May - 27 May     $800 (includes text books)

Daily Timetable
Yoga @ the Ashram

Overview

Bhagavad Gita is concerned with developing attitudes to life situations which give us immunity from ups and downs that may sometimes engulf us.

This course, supported and integrated into the ashram lifestyle, will cultivate attitudes and philosophies from the Bhagavad Gita to maintain an ongoing dynamic and uplifting lifestyle with self resilience and vision.

 


Mothers time out Personal Retreat Yoga Relax Retreat

 

12 - 13 May     $225
12 - 13 May     $405 (10% discount for 2)

Arrive at 10.30am in time to settle into your room ready for Yoga Nidra at 11.30 followed by a vegetarian lunch. 
 
Dear Mothers: you may like to be treated by your family to enjoy a self-restorative, self-loving and self-caring personal yoga retreat.  This weekend will allow you to deeply rest in the peaceful environment of the ashram surrounded by the Wombat State Forest or to sit quietly in the private and peaceful places in the ashram grounds. 
 
 

 
 
 
You will have time to:
  • Experience restorative yoga postures and Yoga Nidra that will rebuild a sense of inner harmony, unload the burdens and distractions of the mind and reconnect to the more subtle layers of the self
  • Slowliving
  • Stroll along the forest tracks for short or long walks
  • Take extra rest and reflective time
  • And only answer to yourself  
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. 

Volunteer Yoga Weekend


Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

18 - 20 May Enrol
19 - 20 May Enrol

No Fee (full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 18th or by 8.45am on the 19th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30pm on the 20th.


"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. 


The Healing Power of Meditation & Living Mindfully - Dr. Craig Hassed

 

18 - 20 May     $310
19 - 20 May     $260
18 - 20 May     $558 (10% discount for 2)

Attend this weekend and receive CPD points 

Know more about Dr. Craig Hassed

Mindfulness is both a form of meditation and a way of living. It is a generic skill with an infinite number of applications from the most mundane to the most profound. Being able to effectively engage attention is a pre-requisite for virtually anything else we want to do and for that reason is the single most important life-skill we ever learn.

 

This practical and experiential weekend will explore the science, philosophy and practice of mindfulness across a wide variety of settings including enhancing our mental and physical health, slowing ageing, improving relationships, reducing stress and facilitating better performance and learning. 


Yoga & Meditation Retreat


Setting a New Direction 

18 - 20 May     $295
19 - 20 May     $225
18 - 20 May     $531 (10% discount for 2)

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

The benefits of a regular practice of yoga & meditation is summarized as living consciously to experience a joyful way of living. It helps us manage change, set new directions, lower stress levels, improves the quality of 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 for setting new directions
  • Yoga postures for physical health
  • Practical sitting and forest walk meditations
  • Personal time for contemplation
  • Simplicity in nature 
  • Reconnecting with self and disconnection from the digital world 

Yoga Relax Retreat


25 - 27 May     $295
26 - 27 May     $225 
25 - 27 May     $531 (10% discount for 2) 

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 postures

                    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

 


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

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.  

07 - 10 May
14 - 17 May
21 - 24 May
28 - 31 May



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 

Sat 26 May     $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.