Yoga Ashram

General Information

Course Times

You are welcome to arrive between 2pm & 4.30pm to relax and settle into your room before meditation/havan (fire ceremony) at 5.30pm and dinner at 6.30pm.

Generally weekend retreats begin with dinner at 6.30pm and conclude after lunch on the last day of the course.

Reception Hours

9.00am - 5.00pm daily.

If you are arriving later than 5.00pm please make arrangements when booking and inform us of any changes. 

We are not able accept arrivals after 8pm without prior arrangements. 

Daily Routine

Enjoy an early morning yoga posture class and vedic chanting followed by breakfast.

You are invited to share in the karma yoga lifestyle activities (yoga of focused attention) in the morning between 8.00am to 8.30am and in the lifestyle activities between 9.30am to 11.30am.

The lifestyle activities of the centre can include:

  • gardening, picking vegetables and helping to cook a vegetarian lunch or
  • making bread or goodies,
  • office work and maintenance,
  • sustainable building projects, environmental developments,
  • library and other interesting creative projects and aspects of the ashram.
  • Relax with Yoga Nidra (guided deep relaxation) at 12.00pm followed by a healthy and tasty lunch.

According to the retreat you have chosen time in the afternoon is allocated to personal rest, relaxation and reflection, walking or bike riding on the forest tracks, reading from the library, or using any of the (heated in winter) practice rooms for personal practices.

To gain the best benefits from your retreat it is recommended you spend your time in the Ashram's peaceful and natural environment.  
Yoga Related programs

Asana, Pranayama,
Yoga Nidra Relaxation,
Meditation,
Vedic Chanting,
Havan (fire ceremony with chanting),
Group discussions and satsang by senior teachers,
During weekend retreats additional yoga sessions are held in the mid morning and mid afternoon.



Enrolment

Please book by using the electronic enrolment form along with full payment. 

If you prefer not to use your payment details on the enrolment form please make your payment by phoning the ashram or by direct deposit. 

Meals, accommodation, classes and GST, where applicable, are included in the fees.


Meals

We serve balanced vegetarian food, with lots of grains and fresh vegetables mostly from our ashram organic garden or sourced from organic local farmers in the neighbourhood.  

Fresh fruits are provided at morning and afternoon tea. 

Dairy products such as cheese, butter, milk and yoghurt are served separately. 

Gluten free bread and pasta is available. 

Please Note: Fructose intolerant meals of steamed vegetables and rice can be requested with a surcharge of $5 per day.

The Ashram is not able to provide low carb, paleo or fully raw vegan meals.  Fresh salads are served. 

Prior to your arrival please discuss your dietary needs with us. It is important to note your needs in the comment box included in the enrolment form.  

If we are not able to supply all or part of your special dietary needs please be prepared to assist by bringing your own requirements with you.

On arrival please ask at reception where your personal food can be stored, as no food is to be stored in the accommodation.

Please inform us prior to your arrival of any medical considerations we may need to know about.


Accommodation Options

General rates are for shared rooms. 

Single rooms, twin rooms, single and twin ensuites, 3 to 4 share and 3 to 4 share with ensuite and camping have a separate fee structure. 

 Accommodation & fees

Private rooms are limited. Please book early.

Respecting others:

Snorers and anyone using a machine for sleep apnoea please reserve a single room, bring a tent or bring an understanding room mate for a twin share.

If someone is relocated due to your snoring, you will be charged a single room fee.


Families and Children

Children are welcome and are to be accompanied by a parent or guardian who takes full responsibility for their care whilst in the ashram.  (Please note the Ashram does not provide child minding facilities)

If you are visiting with your baby and using disposal nappies, please take them home with you as the Ashram is not able to environmentally dispose of them. 

Children must be accommodated with a parent or guardian.  

In line with our policies it is mandatory to take a private room with your child or children.  (The definition of a child as defined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is anyone under the age of 18yrs)


Facilities

Meditation rooms, forest walking and bike riding tracks, yogic library, reading rooms, internet access only for absolutely essential usage, well stocked shop with yogic books and yoga accessories.  The ashram environment provides opportunity for ‘digital detox’.

All practice rooms, reading rooms and accommodation rooms are heated during winter. 

A public coin and card phone is available.  

Mobile Phones

Rocklyn is a declared mobile free zone in all residential and sitting areas, however they can be used in the car park. 

Note that there is no Vodafone network coverage.

Drugs, Alcohol and Cigarettes

No alcohol or illegal drugs are permitted on the premises or arriving or returning to the ashram under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  

Smokers are requested to smoke outside the grounds and be absolutely responsible for the proper disposal of cigarette butts and packets.

Plastic free environment

Please respect this request. 

All plastic containers or food wrappings are to be taken home for disposal. 

Cancellations/Refunds

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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.