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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

Course fees include: standard accommodation, all food and yoga classes as per the daily timetable

Spring Silent Retreat

Seek Joy in Silence 

07 - 09 Sep     $350 Book Here Early Bird 31 Aug
07 - 09 Sep     $385 Book Here
08 - 09 Sep     $300 Book Here



When the mind is silent and peaceful it becomes very powerful. It can become a receptor of bliss and wisdom enabling life to become a spontaneous flow and expression of joy and harmony. However…this inner silence cannot arise while there is a continual stream of disturbing thoughts and emotions. All this inner noise of thoughts and emotions has to be removed before one can truly experience the soundless sound of inner silence.
Swami Satyananda Saraswati​

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
  • breath awareness
  • awareness of action & reactions to cultivate equanimity
  • 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 diary (optional) 

Spring Declutter: Silent, Yoga, Meditation Retreat

Mind, Mind Management & Raja Yoga 

10 - 16 Sep     $720 Book Here  Early Bird 2 Sep
10 - 16 Sep     $800 Book Here
Includes Hatha Yoga Cleansing Practices

Course Overview
Daily Timetable


Time for renewal in Spring: Take advantage of the natural environment of the ashram for spaciousness between you and the world with daily yoga, walking in the Wombat Forest, bike riding, resting or just sitting in one of the reflective silent spaces within the ashram grounds. 

This retreat will provide the opportunity to be involved in, the ashram lifestyle, personal time for self reflection and diary, daily discussions on all the yoga subjects and practices offered + subjects on Mind, Mind Management, morning postures & pranayama, yoga nidra - relaxation, meditation, chanting, karma yoga, raja yoga.  

The success of worldly and spiritual balance for personal transformation lies in the secret of being able to observe with mental and emotional honesty our reactions, responses and action in daily life. 

It seems we are constantly being thrown back into the world which leaves us precious little time for reflection, silence and making creative and sustainable change.

Rest, nourishment, digestion, exercise, conscious awareness, different yoga practices, mental activity, even the way we breathe, all have various energetic affects that come into play physically, emotionally and mentally, as we move through the day. 

To be conscious of this energetic inter-relationship with our worldly self and inner self enables us to better monitor our needs and capabilities to return to balance and discrimination.  Observation of our mental, emotionally reactions, responses and outward moving energy gives us insight into what creates a positive and creative experience verses escalation of stress and frustration. 

Yoga Relax Retreat

14 - 16 Sep     $350 Book Here  Early Bird 9 Sep
14 - 16 Sep     $385 Book Here
15 - 16 Sep     $300 Book Here

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

Yoga & Meditation

Gain a deeper understanding of:
Prana - life force
& the Koshas - vital pranic sheaths

21 - 23 Sep     $350 Book Here Early Bird 16 Sep
21 - 23 Sep     $385 Book Here
22 - 23 Sep     $300 Book Here


Our vital life force or prana permeates all layers of our being.  Through yoga we aim to experience the purity at our centre and allow that beauty to radiate out through the different levels of our existence. 

Underneath the appearance of the five levels of existence:

•    The physical – annamaya kosha
•    The energetic – pranamaya kosha
•    The mental  – manomaya kosha
•    The wisdom – vijnanamaya kosha
•    The bliss – anandamaya kosha
there is a pure, divine, eternal consciousness.  This is the Self, which is said to be indescribable but only known through direct experience.
What steps can we take to move towards that centre?  What yogic practices facilitate our connection with that inner purity or light?

Join this weekend to experience and learn steps to navigate your way through the koshas to connect with the deepest aspect of yourself.

Dimensions of Yoga 

Raja Yoga: Eight Steps to self understanding

Strategies for living a balanced life

A Dimensions of Yoga Module

This course is about developing a personal yoga practice and lifestyle in alignment with one's goals in life. It is about sadhana, the subtle discipline of a lifestyle adopted to reach one's potential.

Practice and theory will be grounded in the Satyananda tradition of Yoga and will draw on two classical texts,Yoga Vasishtha and Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, with commentaries by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati.

This course explores the experience of developing sadhana, through the prism of two classic texts, in the light of the Satyananda tradition of yoga, in a systematic in-depth way with a down to earth twist. This is done with the understanding that yoga is about managing one's life and developing self understanding, steadiness and peace. When these skills are developed, any goal is possible.


​Residential Component
23 - 30 Sep

Followed by 12 weeks of home practice and study

Concluding residential weekend at Rocklyn Ashram
14 - 16 Dec

Fulltime immersion option:
Includes additional twelve weeks living at Rocklyn Ashram.

$1750 Early Bird 31 Aug

Additional $1008 for 12 weeks living at Rocklyn Ashram

Deposit: $800

Yoga Sadhana 

30 Sep - 04 Oct     $150 Book Here

Sadhana Retreat....more information

This week has been set aside as an annual get together for those seeking to go deeper into sadhana who are committed to a life journey in yoga. 

Perhaps the most important aspect of this event is the opportunity to come together with likeminded people supported by the ashram environment and all this offers. There is also a comprehensive formal program, with a mix of practice and philosophy, designed around complementary themes to assist practitioners continue to explore their own understanding and experience of yoga. This program falls into three main areas:

Journey into the Upanishads
This series of talks and discussions explores recurring themes in the Upanishads. It will include an overview of the role of the Upanishads in the tradition, and sessions on Ishavasya and Mandukya Upanishads presented by Rishi Nityabodhananda and Swami Vimalratna. 

The Three Granthis
Rishi Yogadiwali will give sessions on the three psychic knots, Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra Granthis. 

Pranayama as sadhana
These practical sessions and discussions will explore pranayama as personal sadhana, as a support for living more fully, in terms of managing and regulating the capacity of body, energy and mind, and harnessing human potential for the spiritual journey.

Antar Mouna, Inner Silence meditation
These practical sessions and discussions will explore the meditation practice antar mouna, beyond an observation of the inner noise, towards taming patterns of thought and behavior and creating a steady balanced mind. 

Yoga & Volunteer Weekend

Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

28 - 30 Sep Book Here
29 - 30 Sep Book Here

No Fee (full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 28th or by 8.45am on the 29th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30pm on the 30th.

"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

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     $550 Book Here
Mon 10.30am – Sat 2pm

7 nights     $650 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

Fee  $450

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.

03 - 06 Sep Book Here
10 - 13 Sep Book Here
17 - 20 Sep Book Here
24 - 27 Sep 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
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
10.30am - 8.30pm 

Sat 22 Sep     $80 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.