Yoga Ashram

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"Step out of the city for a few days to relax and enjoy a daily yoga program in nature" 

If a weekend retreat is not possible a Personal Retreat time out 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

Conscious Communication 

Return to Love 

A weekend workshop on moving from conflict to connection using the process of Nonviolent Communication.

Facilitated by certified CNVC trainer Shari Elle
shari@communicationgroup.com.au 

10 - 12 Nov     $395 Enrol
10 - 12 Nov     $350 Early Bird Enrol (Fully paid by 1 Nov)

In times of stress we often say things that sabotage getting what we want. We criticise or blame instead of making a request. Shining the light of our consciousness on the thoughts and feelings that precede our words, reveals choices that are more likely to meet our needs. We can also choose to hear ourselves and others in ways that foster connection, rather than separation.

Join us if you wish to :

~ Develop a deeper connection with yourself and others
~ Raise consciousness around your thoughts and the words you choose to express yourself.
~ and the choices you have in hearing others.
~ Create and maintain balance and harmony, no matter what the circumstances.

This workshop dovetails perfectly with the Rocklyn Living Consciously program, enhancing awareness and offering practical and easy to learn tools for conscious ~ and effective ~ communication.


Accessing the Quieter Mind Retreat


10 - 12 Nov     $290 Enrol
11 - 12 Nov     $220 Enrol
10 - 12 Nov     $464 Enrol (20% discount for 2)

Silence represents the state of harmony and nature within. The true nature of the mind is stillness, balance, purity and silence. Yet so much of our ordinary life draws us away from this peaceful steady state.

Develop practical tools for quietening the mind through the practices of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), meditation, yoga nidra (deep relaxation), havan (fire ceremony with mantra), kirtan (mantra along with musical accompaniment), satsang (association with truth), and the clear pure environment of nature at Rocklyn Ashram, within the Wombat State Forest.

Yoga's profound relaxation practices of yoga nidra and deep breathing draw the mind inward and fill you with a sense of inner peace.  The weekend includes developing the meditation practice of Antar Mouna (developing inner silence). Time for meditative walks in the forest or stillness in secluded space in the ashram gardens will be offered, as well as dedicated periods of silence.

“In silence there is strength, wisdom, peace, poise, joy, and bliss. In silence there is freedom, perfection, and independence.” Swami Sivananda


Volunteer Weekend: Yoga, Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment


10 - 12 Nov   Enrol
11 - 12 Nov   Enrol

No Fee (full participation)

"It was pure joy to be involved in the Ashram lifestyle"

Please arrive before 5pm on the 10th or by 8.45am on the 11th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30pm on the 12th.


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 Art of Mindful Living Retreat - with Melli O’Brien, aka Australia's “Mrs. Mindfulness,”  Melli O'Brien 

 

17 - 19 Nov

The art of mindful living retreat is a life-changing, three-day, deep immersion into mindfulness. On this popular retreat, you will learn the practice of mindfulness and discover powerful strategies to live a more conscious and connected life when you go back home.

More details can be found here:

The Art of Mindful Living Retreat


Lama Marut & Cindy Lee

Forgiveness, Grace & Gratitude

23 - 26 Nov     $365 Enrol

A four-day retreat at the beautiful & peaceful Rocklyn Yoga Retreat Centre
 
Release old habits & grievances 
Establish more helpful thoughts & actions  
Philosophy classes, meditation sessions, yoga asana, fire ceremony, kirtan
Vegetarian meals
Time for reflection, walks & discussion.

Contact Maree Fowler for all course details


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

06 - 09 Nov Enrol
13 - 16 Nov Enrol
20 - 23 Nov Enrol
27 - 30 Nov Enrol

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
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 04 Nov     $70    Enrol
10.30am - 8.30pm

Open Day 

12 Nov   (No Fee for the Open Day program)

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

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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.