Yoga Ashram


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

Rocklyn Ashram Gallery
Yoga @ the Ashram

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. 

Yoga & Meditation: Disconnect to Reconnect Retreat 

There is no Wi Fi in the forest, but you will, find a better connection 

06 - 08 Sep     $395 Book Here Early Bird 1 Sep
06 - 08 Sep     $450 Book Here
07 - 08 Sep     $325 Book Here

This weekend provides individuals the freedom, permission and environment they need to recharge, regain perspective and re-evaluate their needs and wants. 

In today’s world do we truly know what it means to reconnect with our Self, nature and our community? How many of us create the space and opportunity in our lives to do this? There are many distractions in life, in the form of meeting other people’s needs, digital technology, schedules and to do lists. 

Our retreats are designed to enable personal growth for individuals without the added pressure of feeling one has to network or explain what you do, who you know and how to catch up with someone after the retreat.
We provide an integrated approach of nourishing both the body and mind, while deepening one’s sense of Self without the distractions of everyday life. The retreat intention is to provide the opportunity to (re)connect by:

  • Daily yoga and guided meditation
  • Conscious and healthy eating
  • Reflection
  • Silent guided forest walks
  • Off line is peace of mind

Together we’ll explore the physical, psychological and social implications of our constant distractions and deepen a dialogue to increase balance, self awareness and health. As we develop mindful self-connection, we help ourselves create a sustainable foundation for our careers, personal wellness, relationships and individual happiness.

Yoga & Volunteer Weekend

Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

06 - 08 Sep     $30 Book Here
07 - 08 Sep     $20 Book Here

(full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 6th or by 8.45am on the 7th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30pm on the 8th. 

"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

Yoga Relax Retreat

Don't carry today's stress into tomorrow

13 - 15 Sep     $395 Book Here  Early Bird 8 Sep
13 - 15 Sep     $450 Book Here 
14 - 15 Sep     $325 Book Here 

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

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

Spring Reflective Silent Retreat

15 - 19 Sep     $750 Book Here  Early Bird 8 Sep
15 - 19 Sep     $800 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 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 meditation is an opportunity to become still, to consciously turn the mind inwardness, to experience enhanced connection revealing the inner quieter self.  

By committing to a partial silent retreat with the practice of self-awareness and remaining the witness, 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 

Tattwa Shuddhi - the Tantric Practice of Inner Purification - Rishi Yoga Diwali & Sw. Atmamuktananda

20 - 22 Sep     $420 Book Here  Early Bird 15 Sep 
20 - 22 Sep     $480 Book Here 
Course fee includes the book: Tattwa Shuddhi - Sw. Satyasangananda 

About your teacher Rishi Yoga Diwali

On this weekend the 7 stages of Tattwa Shuddhi will be introduced and taught by Rishi Yoga Diwali, Rishi Nityabodhananda & Sw. Atmamuktananda who have the good fortune to learn and practice this ageless technique in their lives. 

The stages presented throughout the weekend will give a good understanding into this tantric practice so that you can continue with a home practice for spiritual inner purification and a deeper outer understanding in your worldly life. 

Every individual is composed of five basic elements or tattwas which can be purified and transformed through the process of meditation, mantra & chanting, yantra, havan, asana, pranayama & yoga lifestyle.  

  • Tattwa – evolution of the elements & the characteristics of the five elements 
  • Tattwas – and the koshas – vital sheaths
  • Shuddhi – the act of refining knowledge/awareness from the gross to the subtle
  • Mantra - particular subtle sound vibrations capable of liberating the energy and consciousness 
  • Yantra – symbols designed for concentration to unleash the hidden potential energy and consciousness 
  • Asana & Pranayama – postures & breathing practices to enhance deeper awareness
  • Meditation – on the five individual elements, mantra & yantra

The ashram’s sattwic environment is the ideal place to experience the tantric practice of Tattwa Shuddhi which includes knowledge and experience of the entire personality.  Prior experience of meditation is required. 

Yoga Sadhana Retreat 

Sadhana & Sangha

23 - 27 Sep     $208 Book Here (no further discounts are offered)

Now entering our 4th year, we invite practitioners to this annual program which brings us together to experience deeper aspects of yoga, the commitment to sadhana and support the development of sangha in the tradition. 

For those able to stay longer, this program immediately precedes Navaratri at Rocklyn Ashram.

Guest Teachers:  Rishis Nityabodhananda & Yoga Diwali, Sw. Vimalratna and other most senior teachers in the Satyananda system of yoga. 

The goals and processes of sadhana
The goals and the processes of sadhana emerge dynamically in an ongoing and emerging relationship with one another. When seeking to establish or deepen one’s experience of sadhana it is helpful to keep an eye on both, the process of clearing away the obstacles, and the goal itself. 

In an innovative approach, Inspired by the evolving wisdom of our tradition, this course places understandings of yoga from the Bhagavad Gita alongside Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras through the themes of Pratyahara (sense withdrawal) and Sthita Prajna (steady wisdom). 

Practical inspiration
This will be a practical week of sadhana with inspiring concepts designed to motivate and challenge the journey into sadhana. Rishi Nityabodhananda and Swami Vimalratna will lead presentations and discussions based on Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, aiming to encourage practitioners to develop their own understanding and inspiration. A number of senior teachers including Rishi Yoga Diwali and Swami Atmamuktananda, will contribute to the program.

About the themes
Pratyahara is more than the withdrawal of the mind from sensory distractions. It is a holistic system with practical techniques for harmonising experience and developing a quiet mind. It is the process of clearing away barriers to inner experience.

Sthita Prajna, steady wisdom, is the characteristic of someone who seeks to dwell with an awareness of inner experience. Developing identification with this is a powerful means for transforming the way we perceive ourselves and experience life.

The journey within, through the processes of Pratyahara, clears the way for inner experience. The light of inner illumination, through the example of Stitha Prajna, inspires and guides us. Together, the two processes support one another, transforming both inner life and everyday experience.

Navaratri 9 days of Devi Celebration & Sadhana

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

28 Sep - 8 Oct     $1008 Book Here  Early Bird 22 Sep
28 Sep - 8 Oct     $1200 Book Here 

$120 per day for shorter stays Book Here 

Visiting Guest Swamis:  Swami Muktimurti, Swami Dayasagar & Swami Sumitrananda

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.  You begin to perceive reality and turn away from the unrealities, the deceptive appearances of this world. 

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. 

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.



02 - 05 Sep Book Here  
09 - 12 Sep Book Here 
16 - 19 Sep Book Here 
23 - 26 Sep Book Here 
30 Sep - 03 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
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 07 Sep     $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.