Yoga Ashram

A Yoga Mindful Lifestyle Retreat Overview


Week 1

developing the capacity for self-observation 

Day 1

observation of physical actions & creating a sankalpa – positive personal resolve 

Day 2

observation of sense experiences 

Day 3

awareness of thoughts Day 4 awareness of emotions 

Day 4

awareness of emotions 

Day 5

awareness of action and reaction 

Day 6

awareness of energy and its effects on the mind 

Day 7

awareness of attitudes, positivity & negativity 

Week 2

developing stability

Day 1

why do I act the way I do, even if it makes no sense to me? 

Day 2

awareness of patterns of thought 

Day 3

 awareness of ongoing patterns in life 

Day 4

 creating new patterns 

Day 5

creating regularity and simplicity 

Day 6 & 7

sustaining change 
Week 3
non-attachment - letting go of the obsessive mind and discrimination 

Day 1

acting not reacting - learn to act not react  

Day 2

witnessing and dis-identification 

Day 3

attachments to things and attitudes

Day 4

transforming negative to positive 

Day 5

maintaining balance in the face of difficulties 

Day 6 & 7

flowing in life without sinking in it & SWAN practice and theory 

Week 4

 self acceptance and goals in life

Day 1

self acceptance, acknowledgement of imperfections

Day 2

self acceptance, skills and attributes

Day 3

artha, awareness of material needs, needs for security

Day 4

kama, recognising pleasure and satisfaction in daily life  

Day 5

dharma, living according to one’s true nature

Day 6 & 7

moksha, through self acceptance comes freedom SWAN practice and theory  

 

The book eBook Yoga With Attitudecontains more weekly practices that you can continue with at home. 

 

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.