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

One Month: Renew Your Direction: Revitalize & Transform 

 

01 - 29 Oct     $880 Enrol
01 - 29 Oct     $800 Enrol (Early Bird - fully enrolled by 25 September)     

Course Overview

Daily Timetable

An ideal 1 month retreat only available at Rocklyn Ashram.  The 1 month retreat deeply encourages cultivating self motivation, developing or renewing direction in life and finding greater self understanding by engaging in the dynamic yoga lifestyle practised at Rocklyn Ashram. 

 



The purpose of  Renew Your Direction: Revitalize & Transform: to live in the ashram for some time offers you the scope for enlarging your vision about yourself and about life.  You begin to understand yourself better, which in itself is a great achievement because it is our misunderstanding of ourselves that leads us to disharmony. 


Yoga United Celebration


Ignite the Passion of Yoga for Collective Expansion of Consciousness

06 - 08 Oct     $290 
07 - 08 Oct     $215 camping only
07 Oct            $108 Day Only 9am - 10pm

The Yoga United Celebration Retreat is to bring together the sangha of yoga aspirants with respect & honour for the upliftment of humanity and the purpose of individual evolution of consciousness. 


 


 

ॐ सह नाववतु ।    om sa-ha-naa va-va-tu
सह नौ भुनक्तु ।  sa-ha-nau bhu-nak-tu
सह वीर्यं करवावहै ।  sa-ha-veer-yam ka-ra-vaa-va-hai
तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै । te-jas vi-naa-va dhee-ta-ma-stu
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ maa vid-vishaa-va-hai

   
   



 



Let us together be protected and let us together be nourished by Lord Shiva - lord of the yogis.
Let us together join our mental forces in strength for the benefit of humanity.
Let our efforts at learning be luminous and filled with joy, and endowed with the force of purpose.
Let us never be poisoned with the seeds of ill will for anyone.
Let there be peace and serenity in all the three universes.

The transference of mental, spiritual and intellectual energies from the teacher to the student can be achieved through a mutually nourishing relationship which is based on (mutual) respect, joy (of giving and receiving), and absence of malice or negative thoughts.


Yoga Relaxation Retreat: In Nature


13 - 15 Oct     $290 Enrol
14 - 15 Oct     $220 Enrol
13 - 15 Oct     $464 Satya Enrol (20% discount for 2)

Yoga's profound relaxation practices of yoga nidra & deep breathing draw the mind inward and fill you with a sense of inner peace.  



Be nurtured by:

  • relaxation in beautiful natural surroundings + practical teachings 
  • simplicity 
  • opportunity to reflect, unwind and be nurtured by relaxation & breathing techniques
  • yoga nidra - total relaxation for body, mind & emotions

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 a Relaxation 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. 


Traditional Hatha Yoga Cleansing Practices

13 - 15 Oct     $300 Enrol
Weekend to be attended in full

About the Cleansing Practices

The hatha yoga cleansing practices are simple in nature but profound in their effect. Hatha yoga is not only physical yoga. Traditionally, it begins with the shatkarmas, a group of cleansing practices which help to purify and detoxify the body and internal systems. With this detoxification of the body, the internal systems are regulated, helping to manage imbalances which occur within the body due to irregular diet, lifestyle and habits.

The practices of hatha yoga have the intention to harmonise, reorganise and balance the body, the physical structure and the energy system, allowing you to move into the dimension of the mind in preparation for the practices of meditation, and to integrate the entire human personality, through head, heart and hands.
The weekend retreat will include the following cleansing and relaxation practices:
•    Nasal cleansing (Jala Neti)
•    Intestinal wash (Laghoo Shankaprakshalana)
•    Stomach cleansing (Kunjal Kriya)
•    Yoga Nidra - deep relaxation
•    Pranayama – breathing techniques, including full yogic breathing,  Bhramari (humming bee breath) and Kapalbhati (cleansing the frontal lobes of the brain)
•    Trataka – concentrated gazing on a candle flame
•    Yoga for health management – understanding yoga as a lifestyle for overall mental and physical health and wellbeing.
•    Other regular ashram practices including havan, kirtan, mantra, forest meditation walks, and karma yoga.

The cleansing practices are offered at Rocklyn Ashram in March at the time of the transition between the seasons to help the body adjust to the new season’s energy and qualities. The autumn equinox signals a time of transition from outward engagement to inner reflection with the coming of the quieter winter months. The ashram offers a rare opportunity to learn these little-known practices in a supportive environment conducive to purification.

The program will allow time and space for periods of silence, personal reflection and self-study.


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

 

20 - 23 Oct

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

 

 

 


Yoga & Meditation 


Sitting Longer & Stronger

Level 2 meditation practices

27 - 29 Oct     $290 Enrol
28 - 29 Oct     $220 Enrol
27 - 29 Oct     $464 Satya Enrol (20% discount for 2)



Building on the Yoga & Meditation for Beginners,
Level 2 will focus on Sitting Longer & Stronger: 

  • yoga postures to develop a longer & comfortable sitting position 
  • expanding on the awareness of pranayama
  • cultivating the discipline needed for extended stillness & focus
  • cultivating the witness aspect
  • Antar Mouna Meditation stages 1, 2 & 3 becoming the observer

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 our stress levels, improves the quality of our relationships, and enables us to access greater levels of clarity, insight, and focus.

Commitments

  • Set a Sankalpa or intention for regularity, commitment & sincerity
  • Rise a little earlier with the energy of the sun – only 15 minutes 
  • Make sure your dedicated practice space is fresh and clean
  • Make sure your practice is truly your time
  • Refrain from picking up the phone and connecting with the world for at least 1/2hr after your practice
  • And don’t leave your home in a rush
  • Be conscious of taking the inner peace with you into the world 

Yoga & Meditation Silent Retreat

Seek Joy in Silence 

27 - 29 Oct     $290 Enrol
28 - 29 Oct     $220 Enrol
27 - 29 Oct     $464 Satya Enrol (20% discount for 2)

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
  • review of the day
  • 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 diaryoptional 
  • drawing, clay art, mandala art

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

02 - 05 Oct Enrol
09 - 12 Oct Enrol
16 - 19 Oct Enrol
23 - 26 Oct Enrol
30 Oct - 02 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
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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 

Sat 14 Oct     $70    Enrol
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.