Yoga Ashram



Step away for a few days to relax and enjoy a daily yoga program of self nurturing in a forest location

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Yoga @ the AshramBook Here

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. 

Inspired Living:  Yoga for Self Transformation

Change becomes opportunity & reshaping patterns of the mind

03 - 10 Nov     $870 Book Here Early Bird 27 Oct 
03 - 10 Nov     $995 Book Here 

Feeling stuck can become an opportunity for creating new patterns.  

Whether you feel stuck in your day to day work environment, your yoga practice and spiritual growth or any other aspect of life it is frustrating, unfulfilling and breeds unhappiness and discontent.  

To create new pathways, set the task of daily self-awareness in observing the patterns of mind in the form of like and dislike in daily living.  These patterns may be hidden as physical, mental and emotional patterns in the body, mind and speech.

The Yoga teachings of Patanjali addresses the aspect of like and dislike in terms of attraction and aversion, rage and dwesha, the pull of the things we like, and the desire to avoid the things we find unpleasant by cultivating the witness state of awareness. 

Change and transformation begins once we become aware of the derailing and seesawing effect unconscious habit patterns have on our happiness and unfulfillment in life.

A regular routine of 5 simple practical and regular yoga techniques can develop self-awareness infusing life with enhanced vitality and direction.

Regular practices of:

  • Asana – postures
  • Pranayama – breathing techniques
  • Yoga Nidra – deep guided relaxation
  • & 5 subjects for Self Awareness,
  • Awareness of thought patterns
  • Awareness of reaction and responses
  • Learning to witness – equanimity – balance of mind
  • Transforming negative to positive
  • Creating a Sankalpa - firm intention  

Yoga Relax Retreat

Don't carry today's stress into tomorrow

08 - 10 Nov     $395 Book Here Early Bird 24 Nov
08 - 10 Nov     $450 Book Here
09 - 10 Nov     $325 Book Here

Invest in Yourself - spend time in nature, yoga for body/mind refocus

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

Beyond Cancer – Healing the Whole Being Retreat


More Info about the facilitator Natja Wünsch & the course

09 - 29 November Book Here

Who is this retreat for?

Beyond Cancer, a 3-week residential retreat is designed for people who have experienced cancer (all types and stages) and who have undergone chemotherapy and /or radiation treatment in the last 10 years and are over 24 years of age.

Why attend Beyond Cancer retreat?

The Beyond Cancer retreat addresses a gap in allopathic healthcare, which drops patients at the end of treatment offering no continued support. Studies show that the side effects of allopathic cancer treatment are cumulative, leaving patients to fend for themselves post-treatment at their most vulnerable point. 

Hatha Yoga Cleansing Practices Retreat

15 - 17 Nov     $400  Book Here  Early Bird 10 Nov
15 - 17 Nov     $450  Book Here  
Required to attend the weekend in full

Hatha Yoga Cleansing Practices

How important are the shatkarmas in Hatha Yoga Sadhana

Yogic science gives as much importance to certain cleansing processes as it does to asana or pranayamas.  They are important from the point of view of physical and mental health, and these simple techniques are also highly valuable in healing internal disorders. Swami Satyananda 

Three cleansing practices (shatkarmas) give a simple, natural yet profound way to detoxify the whole digestive tract from mouth to anus, cleanse the respiratory system, stimulate the digestive system and bring clarity to one’s perception with the world around us. 

Learn the practices under expert guidance in the protected and natural environment of Rocklyn Yoga Ashram.  Once the practises have been experienced one is able to practice them on their own when needed. 

The inspiration and clarity felt when one can again breathe freely, taste, enjoy and digest food and perceive things clearly often gives deep emotional release and mental peace, leading to positive lifestyle changes. 

Yoga & Volunteer Weekend

Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

15 - 17 Nov     $30  Book Here 
16 - 17 Nov     $20  Book Here 

(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

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

Simplicity & Silent Retreat in Nature

22 - 24 Nov     $395 Book Here  Early Bird 10 Nov
22 - 24 Nov     $450 Book Here 

With systematic practice of noble silence, you will be able to give a new orientation to your feelings. 
Calm the bubbling emotions, instincts and impulses through noble silence.  

Swami Sivananda 

The seclusion and simplicity of 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. 

The practice of noble silence coupled with simplicity, yoga and meditation is an opportunity to become still, to consciously turn the mind inwardness, to experience enhanced inner connection revealing the quieter self.  

By committing to a short silent retreat with the practice of self-awareness and remaining the witness to the mind, the mind itself 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 
  • Yoga Nidra – deep relaxation for body/mind/emotions
  • 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
  • walking meditation using the senses to be present 
  • encouraged to keep a personal diary 

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 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     $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.



04 - 07 Nov Book Here
11 - 14 Nov Book Here
18 - 21 Nov Book Here
25 - 28 Nov 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
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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 


Saturday Yoga Day & Kirtan

10.30am - 8.30pm 

Sat 16 Nov     $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.