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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 & Meditation - Mind/body Approach to Stress & Anxiety

 

02 - 04 Mar     $295
03 - 04 Mar     $225
02 - 04 Mar     $531(10% discount for 2)

"Our Western society is oriented only in the direction of eliciting the fight-or-flight response.  Unlike the fight-or-flight response, which is repeatedly brought forth as a response to our difficult everyday situations and is elicited without conscious effort, the Relaxation Response can be evoked only if time is set aside and a conscious effort is made." Dr. Herbert Benson

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 good health between body, mind & emotions. 

 

During the retreat the daily practices of yoga 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


Conscious Breathing for Achieving a Quieter Mind & Relaxed Awareness

16 - 18 Mar     $295
17 - 18 Mar     $225
16 - 18 Mar     $531 (10% discount for 2)

Life itself brings many opportunities to practice awareness of our habits, actions, reactions and the constant flow of thoughts and emotions.  


The weekend practices for accessing the quieter mind will focus on:
•    postures to activate the relaxation response and develop stillness
•    yoga nidra – conscious relaxation for the body, mind and emotions
•    meditative breathing practices to awaken the connection to subtle attributes of concentration
•    the ability to observe or witness the mental flow of thoughts without sinking in them
•    the importance of a regular practice 
•    the importance of living a more conscious joyful lifestyle

Once the mind becomes less busy and more inward moving the next step towards discovering the quieter mind is Antar Mouna – learning to observe all the traffic of the mind with equanimity and to establish oneself in the quiet non-reactive mind.  

Antar Mouna – inner observation allows us to be less affected or defeated by the ever changing expectations, disappointments and natural circumstances occurring in life. 


Yoga for Trauma Recovery Retreat - Sw. Ahimsadhara

Learn about a unique approach to healing the scars left by traumatic experiences

16 - 18 Mar     $310
16 - 18 Mar     $558  (10% discount for 2)

CPD points gained by attending this retreat 

Find out more about Sw. Ahima and her work

No prior yoga experience is needed. The retreat is suitable for trauma survivors, yoga teachers, health practitioners – anyone with a sincere interest in this application of yoga. Whatever your background, you will gain an insight into the possibilities of using yoga for recovery from stress and trauma. You will also take away practical tools that bring immediate relief and you’ll know how to move forward using yoga to heal the scars of trauma. 

Ahimsa’s award-winning film, Heroes of Peace, will be shown.


Yoga offers a holistic system for healing the body and mind from post-trauma suffering, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In the healing environment of Rocklyn Yoga Ashram you will learn how simple yoga practices can be used to bring both short and long-term relief from the symptoms of extreme stress and PTSD.

Having tools to manage stressful moments in daily life is essential for confidence and recovery. Being able to relax is fundamental. Knowing how to breathe fully is life changing. Being able to observe the mind and emotions gives you power over them. Trauma can be resolved. With guidance, yoga can heal PTSD. 

You will learn:

•    Simple yoga postures to relieve physical tension
•    Yoga breathing techniques for calmness, anger management and sleep
•    Yoga nidra – systematic relaxation for stress and insomnia
•    New mental attitudes for letting go of past pain.

No prior yoga experience is needed. The retreat is suitable for trauma survivors, yoga teachers, health practitioners – anyone with a sincere interest in this application of yoga. Whatever your background, you will gain an insight into the possibilities of using yoga for recovery from stress and trauma. You will also take away practical tools that bring immediate relief and you’ll know how to move forward using yoga to heal the scars of trauma. 


Your First Yoga Relax Retreat

 

24 - 25 Mar     $225
24 - 25 Mar     $405 (10% discount for 2)

You may have noticed the Yoga Ashram sign on the Daylesford Ballan Rd and wondered what it would be like to experience a yoga retreat in an authentic yoga setting. 

No rush: Arrive at 10.30am in time to settle into your room and the ashram environment. 

This Retreat offers you a supportive simple space to truly re-align with your inner self. 

 

 

 

Through a practical program of

  • yoga postures,
  • yoga nidra - deep relaxation,
  • soothing mantras - sound,
  • meditative walks within a peaceful forest environment,
  • the space to quickly shed layers of accumulated stresses and feel a renewed sense of balance and inner calmness,
  • and to take home a simple practice to maintain the balance  

Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

 

23 - 25 Mar
24 - 25 Mar

No Fee (full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 23rd or by 8.45am on the 24th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30pm on the 25th.

 


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. 


Yoga & Meditation Easter Retreat

Inner Centring – returning to our authentic true self

30 Mar - 02 Apr     $400
31 Mar - 02 Apr     $300

Take time to renew at Easter. Allow the mind to turn inwards and relax into the centre of your being through meditation and reflection. In our day to day life we are constantly externalised, connecting, thinking, doing, and acting. There is constant movement and often struggle with finding balance in the complexities of life.


Deep inside, on the other hand, there is a silent centre, where we feel a connection to a deeper presence.  This is where we feel truly our authentic self.  Step by step, we can let go of the surface layers, move closer to our core and relax deeply into our own self. 

Once we experience this connection with our centre, we emerge refreshed and rejuvenated.  Dealing with the surface layers, the everyday life, then becomes a lighter experience through our identification with the stillness within.  We learn to flow with greater self-acceptance and clarity in any situation, rather than struggle or sink in the complexities of life’s diversity.

“At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.”

― Lao Tzu


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

05 - 08 Mar
12 - 15 Mar
19 - 22 Mar
26 - 28 Mar

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 

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Open Day 

12 Mar   (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 

Sat 17 Mar     $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.