Yoga Ashram

Relaxation - Yoga Nidra & Lunch

Please bring your own yoga mat and blanket/shawl

Yoga Nidra - The awareness of the body/mind relationship - calming, balancing and relaxing

Daily at 12.00noon

Fee  $25
Includes the practice of Yoga Nidra - relaxation & vegetarian lunch

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Bookings are required either the day before or by 9am on the day.

11.00 Arrive & check in with reception
11.30 Morning Tea
12.00 Yoga Nidra - relaxation
12.30 Lunch

The Yoga Shop and Reception are open for you to browse in and ask about courses and retreats offered at the Ashram.

Daylesford Ashram style - visitors comment 
The Rocklyn Ashram is Daylesford's own local. Drive into the dense forest, step out into the car park and feel the yogic calm that only a conscious living community can express.
My favourite reconnect is to arrive at the ashram for yoga nidra (a blissful guided relaxation yoga) and stay on for their slow food vegetarian delicious lunch. It's best to book and remember that the yogis may be keeping noble silence during the morning hours but you'll be well looked after and guided around the venue.
The Ashram is the deeper Daylesford experience - fondly attended by locals, those in life change or looking for change. It's a wise choice made if you're beginning a recharge.
Longer stays in their various accommodation options is highly recommended. You can fully participate in their yoga lifestyle program to really get back to the truth of reality.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra

The practice of yoga nidra minimizes tension

In the modern world the international problem is not poverty, drugs or fear of war; it is tension and only tension. A high percentage of people remain in a state of tension and frustration. This continuous level of tension in the body, mind and emotions predisposes the individual towards psychological and psychosomatic disorders. Modern psychology as well as yogic philosophy believes in three kinds of tension - muscular tensions, emotional tensions and mental tensions - which can be progressively released through the systematic and regular practice of yoga nidra. Muscular tension results from nervous and endocrinal imbalances. It manifests in the form of stiffness and rigidity in the physical body. In the practice of yoga nidra the body is progressively relaxed, which in turn releases the accumulated muscular tensions.

In day to day life individuals fail to express their emotions freely and openly. As a result, the emotions are repressed and manifest in the form of emotional tension. In the practice of yoga nidra, the practitioner slowly moves towards the deeper realms of the mind where he or she confronts the deep-rooted emotional tensions. When the practitioner recognizes these emotional tensions with full awareness and a witnessing attitude, then repressed emotions are released and the practitioner becomes calm and tranquil.

Due to excessive activity on the mental plane, the mind always remains in a state of arousal, which results in mental tension. Throughout life the mind is fed with negative data. In the practice of yoga nidra, especially in rotation of consciousness and breath awareness, the mind is relaxed, thereby releasing the mental tensions. In this way, through the regular and sincere practice of yoga nidra, tensions at the physical, emotional and mental level can be minimized. According to Swami Satyananda (1998), "a single hour of yoga nidra is as restful as four hours of conventional sleep"

Siddhartha Bhushan

Sankalpa - making a positive intention

In the practice of Yoga Nidra, a sankalpa is a deeply rooted intention or resolve that you set for yourself. It's not just any ordinary goal; it's a statement or affirmation that aligns with your truest desires and aspirations. The sankalpa is usually stated at the beginning and the end of a Yoga Nidra session when the practitioner is in a state of deep relaxation.

The sankalpa acts as a seed planted in the subconscious mind during the receptive state of Yoga Nidra. Through repetition and reinforcement, it can gradually manifest in your life, guiding you towards positive transformation and growth. It's essential that the sankalpa is formulated in the present tense, as if it's already happening, and with clarity and sincerity.

For example, a sankalpa could be something like "I am peaceful and centered" or "I am healthy and vibrant". It should resonate deeply with your innermost self and be in harmony with your values and aspirations. Over time, with regular practice and dedication, the sankalpa becomes a powerful tool for personal development and self-realization.


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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.