Yoga Ashram

October

Retreat for a few days into a forest location to relax, have meaningful reflective time and enjoy a daily program of yoga.  

Yoga @ the Ashram
Rocklyn Ashram Gallery

If a weekend retreat is not possible a Personal Retreat can be taken at any time for as many days as required. 

Retreat General Information & Weekend Daily Timetable

Weekend Retreat comments

 

Silent Yoga & Meditation Retreat

02 - 04 Oct     $385 Book Here Early Bird 27 Sep
02 - 04 Oct     $450 Book Here
03 - 04 Oct     $310 Book Here

“Silence is essential. We need silence, just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

The ashram situated on the edge of the Wombat State Forest is a perfect silent retreat environment.  

A short Silent Yoga & Meditation retreat offers precious time and space, not always available in other forms of living, for quieter and deeper self-reflection and self-enquiry. 

Silence is an opportunity to quietly and objectively look within. With systematic practice, you will be able to give a new orientation to your feelings and experience enhanced connection with your quieter self. 


1 week Health Management Yoga Lifestyle Retreat

 

05 - 09 Oct     $750 Book Here Early Bird 27 Sep
05 - 09 Oct     $850 Book Here


Yoga Relax Retreat

Don't carry today's stress into tomorrow

10 - 11 Oct     $180 Book Here   Monthly Special
OPTION - stay an extra day or two on a Personal Retreat to consolidate the benefits of relaxation

10 - 12 Oct     $279 Book Here
10 - 13 Oct     $378 Book Here

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

No rush:  arrive at 10.30am

Daily Program

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.  


Sadhana Retreat

12 - 16 Oct     $208 Book Here

Classes and Philosophy Satsang with:
Rishis Nityabodhananda & Diwali 
Swami Vimalratna
Swami Atmamuktananda and other senior teachers.

This year’s program features Katho Upanishad, the classic dialogue between the boy Nicheketa and Yama, Lord of the Underworld. 

It explores the relationship of life and death, and the truths that transcend time and one individual’s life. 

Apart from anything else it is a great story. The course will lead us through the story to the jewels of wisdom hidden within. 

A key feature of the approach to the text will be to consider the application of these jewels in the context of every day life.

Chakra Shuddhi is an important part of experienced practitioners’ sadhana. An essential part of a regular yogic tune up. 
We will explore how to include this practice as a simple regular part of sadhana. 

Morning classes, yoga nidra, meditations and group discussion will follow through on these themes in the context of maintaining and developing personal practice.

Short personal presentations on the nature of their sadhana from a number of experienced practitioners will be part of the program.


Navaratri 9 days of Devi Celebration & Sadhana

Invoking auspiciousness: 3 days Durga, 3 days Lakshmi, 3 days Saraswati

16 - 26 Oct     $1008 Book Here Early Bird 
16 - 26 Oct     $1150 Book Here
$100 per day Book Here

Engaging in sadhana of mantra, yantra and pooja - applied sincerity, commitment and endurance at the auspicious time of Navaratri bestows great benefits on the practitioner.  It is declared by the ancients that particular constellations are auspicious and full of abundance granting peace, plenty and prosperity for overcoming personal, family, karmic and social obstacles. 

Navaratri – 9 nights of Devi Pooja, Havan, Yantra & Mantra sadhana will be dedicated to invoking the qualities and strengths of Shakti in the form of: 

  • 3 days – Durga, bestows vigour upon all aspects of your personality.  She removes all your obstacles and destroys the vicious samskaras that hinder your spiritual progress.
  • 3 days – Lakshmi, fills you with divine virtues and blesses you with material prosperity too, so that, freed from mundane anxieties, you may pursue the spiritual ideal.
  • 3 days – Saraswati, unlocks the gates of wisdom and reveals the realm of spiritual knowledge.  She opens your inner eye of intuition and discrimination.

The Mother in these 3 forms bestows the shakti energy for transformation in redirecting the mind away from the unnecessary habitual patterns that create distress in life to sattwic – harmonious qualities that create peace and balance in everyday life. 

The last day is called Vijaya which indicates victory over the negative to the positive or tamas - darkness to sattwa - illumination. 


Yoga & Volunteer Weekend

23 - 25 Oct     $35 Book Here
24 - 25 Oct     $25 Book Here
Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment
(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. 

Volunteer Weekend Information

"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


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

Sustaining and cultivating 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.

05 - 08 Oct Book Here
12 - 15 Oct Book Here
19 - 22 Oct Book Here
26 - 29 Oct 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

03 Oct     $90 Book Here
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 of the Satyananda system of yoga.