Yoga Ashram

Living Consciously - 1 week to 1 month

This 1 week to 1 month retreat opportunity sustains and cultivates a positive attitude towards life.

The program incorporates twice daily group discussions, plus a full yoga program focusing on improving the quality of one's participation in the world, one's involvement in the material life and to strengthen connections with the inner and outer nature of one's being.

Guest Aug 2023 

  • I just had an amazing week of Living Consciously. The Ashram provides a truly life changing experience.. Guest Dec 20323
  • I’ve gotten so much out of my week in the Living Consciously program, its hard to put into words. 
  • I will try!  This program has given me a new perspective and I know it will be transformational for my mental health.  I have come away with new ideas and tools that I can implement into my daily life that will help to bring me into balance.  
  • All of the elements of the course have been so beneficial.  Even and especially the challenging parts!  I will be recommending Living Consciously to the people in my life and will definitely be back myself.

Please bring your own bedding, yoga mat and blanket/shawl

 Living Consciously Retreat Options - arrive between 2 & 3pm
  1 week   $270 Enrol
  2 weeks $540 Enrol
  3 weeks 
  + 1 week free Y&ALife
$810 Enrol
  4 weeks
  + 1 week free Y&ALife
$1080 Enrol

Daily subjects of discussion 

  • observe and become conscious of physical actions and sense experiences
  • become aware of your thoughts, emotions, energy and its effects on the mind
  • attitudes of positivity and negativity in daily life
  • develop awareness of thought patterns, ongoing patterns in life, and create new patterns
  • create regularity and simplicity in life
  • explore the difference between acting and re-acting to situations
  • witness and disidentify with attachment to things and attitudes
  • find self-acceptance as a step to making lasting changes
  • close the gap between perception of your needs and the reality of what you actually do need in your life   

Daily Timetable
Enhancement of the whole personality is balanced with daily classes of:

  • Morning yoga classes: asana, pranayama & chanting
  • Yoga nidra – relaxation before lunch
  • Evening programs of havan, kirtan, vedic chanting, discussions, satsang documentries
  • Rostered days off and
  • After lunch personal time for study, music, walking, resting 

The daily program includes approximately 5hrs of full time Karma Yoga - awareness whilst fully engaging in the activities with the ashram community in the daily ashram lifestyle. 

The activities include: 

  • organic veggie garden
  • vegetarian cooking
  • maintenance
  • house keeping and many other varied and interesting lifestyle projects 

All classes are expected to be attended as part of the ashram lifestyle to maintain harmony, health on all levels of the personality and to gain skills for living an ongoing life inspired by a yogic culture

  • A great opportunity to rest my mind, reset patterns - living consciously
  • Stable, nurturing routine/environment to help turn in to the self
  • Format - open, flexible, well balanced with practical & theory based sessions
  • Creative approach to developing a yogic lifestyle
  • Absolutely amazing.  I feel like a new me  (David)
  • Recentering and learning to live more consciously - I regained the importance of awareness
  • Just perfect - time out, yoga, lifestyle, reviving, refreshing and
  • An inspiring experience in a beautiful ashram setting

The benefits to be gained from attending this program cannot be obtained from reading books.  They have to be experienced in person and sustained over time so you can experience peace and an evenness of mind amidst daily routines during both harmonious and adverse circumstances.  They enable you to experience wellness and be in control of your destiny rather than experiencing the uncontrollable roller-coaster ride.  The teachers are full of wisdom and knowledge that they willingly and patiently share and encourage you to integrate new and positive experiences into your life in a supportive and safe environment.  Guest  

General Information

Private and twin share accommodation has additional costs 
Practical Details: What to bring, Optional Accommodation Surcharges, Directions etc

Please make your booking at least 2 days prior to the commencement of the retreat
Sunday between 2pm & 3pm
Sunday 2pm

Course Overview
Yoga @ the Ashram

Mental Health Support
Rocklyn Yoga Ashram promotes qualities of self responsibility and self awareness.  When visiting the ashram we require people with mental health conditions to have a sufficient level of self care that allows them to manage their behaviours. If assistance with mental health issues is needed during your stay at the ashram, we require our visitors to seek professional mental health support outside the ashram.  While the traditional yoga practices we offer support wholistic health, our yoga teachers are not mental health therapists. 

Mobile Free Zones: all residential, eating & sitting areas 

If you require a retreat with less active engagement in the ashram lifestyle please check the:
Yoga Mindful Lifestyle Retreat

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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.