You are welcome to arrive any time after 2pm to relax and settle into your room before meditation/havan (fire ceremony) at 5.30pm and dinner at 6.30pm.
Generally retreats begin with dinner at 6.30pm and conclude after lunch on the last day of the course.
9.00am - 5.00pm daily. If you are arriving later than 5.00pm please make arrangements when booking and inform us of any changes.
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 mindful action) in the morning between 7.45am to 8.15am and in the lifestyle activities between 9.00am to 11.00am.
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 11.30am 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. As a special treat a private class or a massage can be arranged through reception.
Evening meditation is at 5.30pm, followed by dinner and evening program which may include chanting, havan (fire ceremony with chanting), spiritual video of a discourse by a Master, satsang by senior teachers, group discussion, interesting documentaries, plays and readings or creative crafts.
During courses additional yoga sessions are held in the morning and afternoon.
Please book by using the electronic email 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 centre or by direct deposit. Meals, accommodation, classes and GST, where applicable, are included in the fees.
Three vegetarian meals are provided along with fruit at morning and afternoon tea. Most dietary needs can be catered for.
However, if we are not able to provide all your needs please be prepared to assist in bringing your special requirements with you.
Please discuss your requirements with us before your arrival. Dairy products are served separately.
Please inform us prior to your arrival of any medical considerations we may need to know about.
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 accommodation and camping have a separate fee structure.
Accommodation & fees
Private rooms are limited. Please book early.
Respecting others: snorers 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 centre.
Children must be accommodated with a parent or guardian and be prepared to take a private room.
Meditation rooms, forest walking and bike riding tracks, yogic library, reading rooms, computer facilities with internet access, well stocked shop with yogic books, accessories & yoga style clothing.
All practice rooms, reading rooms and accommodation rooms are heated during winter.
A public coin and card phone is available. Please supply your own phone card ("Aussie Card" or "Go Talk" recommended).
Rocklyn is a declared mobile free zone in the residential area, 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. Smokers are requested to smoke outside the grounds and be absolutely responsible for the proper disposal of cigarette butts and packets.
Cancellations with more than 48 hours notice: 30% of the full fee paid is forfeited and the balance will be refunded, or 100% of the fee paid is transferable within six (6) months of the original booking for another course or for product purchases.
Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice:
(a) For up to 3 nights bookings - the full fee paid for the booking is forfeited:
(b) For longer bookings - 30% of the full fee paid is forfeited, or the total fee paid, less 30% administration fee is transferable within six (6) months of the original booking for another course or for product purchases; and
(c) For private room bookings; 100% of the additional surcharge paid in respect of the private room booking is forfeited.
No shows, early departure or late commencement: 100% of the full fee paid for the lost days is forfeited.