Yoga Ashram

Yoga & Volunteer Retreat

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Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

Be part of the dynamic participation in the lifestyle of the Ashram as Karma Yoga – the yoga of service and sharing of skills.
Participation in either the organic veggie garden or other interesting environmental projects is an exchange for all yoga classes, yummy garden produce food and standard accommodation. 

"You have to see a practical way to understand and apply the principles of Karma Yoga, and our focus is on the application and use of Karma Yoga for conscious evolution."  Sw. Niranjanananda

It was pure joy to be involved in the Ashram lifestyle

  • Fantastic, thank you so much for the lovely opportunity to lend a hand
  • Rocklyn changed my life a few years ago, so I’m thrilled to give back in some little way 

 

Volunteer Weekend Timetable

Arrival
Before 5pm for the Friday option or by 8.45am for the Saturday option

Departure
After lunch clean up - 1.30pm on Sunday
Fees are non refundable or transferable


Introducing the Lifestyle Yamas & Niyamas for Karma Yoga

During the weekend 1 Yama & 1 Niyama will be the focus during the Karma Yoga – participation in the activities of the Ashram routine. 

Manaprasad:  Happiness without an external cause.  
Happiness is your true nature – this has to be realized by connecting with the positive side of your personality and the beauty of life.  No matter what circumstances you find yourself in, look within and smile at yourself and the situation at hand.  This will change your perspective.  Manahprasad is an antidote to kama, desire. 

Japa: Repetition of mantra. 
Japa disconnects you from the activities of the senses which keep the mind in an externalized and outgoing state, making it impossible to discover inner happiness and contentment.  Japa is like a cool breeze on a hot day – it provides relief for some time from the mental involvement with the external world. Japa comes as an antidote to desire and is paired with manahprasad, happiness. 

"Karma Yoga prepares the mind for the reception of light or knowledge.  It expands the heart and breaks all barriers that stand in the way of unity or oneness."
Swami Sivananda

 

 

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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 under
the banner of Satyananda Yoga by arrangement with the IYFM.