Yoga Ashram

Sadhana Retreat.....more info



This week has been set aside as an annual get together for those seeking to go deeper into sadhana who are committed to a life journey in yoga. 

Perhaps the most important aspect of this event is the opportunity to come together with likeminded people supported by the ashram environment and all this offers. There is also a comprehensive formal program, with a mix of practice and philosophy, designed around complementary themes to assist practitioners continue to explore their own understanding and experience of yoga. This program falls into three main areas:







Journey into the Upanishads
This series of talks and discussions explores recurring themes in the Upanishads. It will include an overview of the role of the Upanishads in the tradition, and sessions on Ishavasya and Mandukya Upanishads presented by Rishi Nityabodhananda and Swami Vimalratna. The Upanishadsrepresent a celebration of the experience and goals of yoga, an opportunity to reflect and connect with the essence of human experience through these rich and beautiful texts.

Om Poornamadah, Poornamidam Poornaat Poornamudachyate;
Poornasya, Poornamadaya, Poornamaadaaya, Poornameva, Avashishyate. 

This is full. That is full. From the full the full is taken, the full has come. If you take the full from the full, the full alone remains.
 Ishavasya Upanishad




The Three Granthis
Rishi Yogadiwali will give sessions on the three psychic knots, Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra Granthis. The Granthis corresponding to different areas in the body along sushumna nadi.  Rishi Yogadiwali will provide Yoga strategies and practices to unbind them. 




Pranayama as sadhana
These practical sessions and discussions will explore pranayama as personal sadhana, as a support for living more fully, in terms of managing and regulating the capacity of body, energy and mind, and harnessing human potential for the spiritual journey.

Antar Mouna, Inner Silence meditation
These practical sessions and discussions will explore the meditation practice antar mouna, beyond an observation of the inner noise, towards taming patterns of thought and behavior and creating a steady balanced mind. The sessions will look at developing pratyahara as a skill, with the support of antar mouna, as part of one’s personal sadhana, both in meditation, and as part of the need to understand one’s self in every aspect of life.


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.