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Rocklyn Yoga Ashram

393 Dean-Barkstead Road

Rocklyn, VIC 3364

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Have you ever visited a yoga ashram or spiritual retreat? Perhaps you have wanted to, but been a bit nervous about how they work. Are they only for religious people? What is expected of visitors? What do people do there?

Join Sarah and Jenny for this unique opportunity to dip a toe into ashram life, with the support and guidance of experienced yoga and meditation teachers. Spending time at an ashram is an opportunity to take a break from daily life, to reflect, promote inner calm, and explore stillness. Open yourself to a range of traditional yoga and meditation practices in an inclusive environment. Everyone is welcome, regardless of religious or other beliefs.

The retreat will offer a combination of ashram activities with other ashram guests, together with a yoga and meditation day retreat with the smaller Bliss Bomb group of retreat participants. Please note that ashram activities excluding karma yoga (which is expected) are optional but highly encouraged.

Saturday 16 June
Pre-retreat: Explore and enjoy lunch in Daylesford (by your own arrangements, suggestions below)
2pm: Afternoon tea and check-in
2:45pm: Ashram tour
3:30pm: Ashram yoga class
5:30pm: Havan (ritual burning of offerings) & chanting
6:30pm: Dinner
7:30pm: Ashram evening program and mouna (silence)

Sunday 17 June
6am: Ashram yoga class & mantra chanting
7:30am: Breakfast (silence ends after breakfast)
8-8:30am: Karma yoga (ashram cleaning/awareness in action)
9am: Group retreat (yoga/meditation philosophy & practice)
11:30am: Ashram yoga nidra
12pm: Lunch
1pm: Group retreat (yoga/meditation philosophy & practice)
4pm: Leave feeling calm, restored and ready for anything!

Group retreat
Embracing this authentic setting, our group retreat will focus on the more traditional aspects of yoga and meditation practice, including history, philosophy, and pranayama (breath work). We will also consider some of the different schools or types of practices around the world, which might be surprisingly different from what you experience at your local yoga studio. Weather permitting we will include an outdoor activity in the beautiful Wombat State Forest, and the retreat will finish with a yin yoga practice and a deep, guided relaxation. Theory and discussion will be reinforced with plenty of practice so that you leave feeling amazing and with a bunch of new tools to explore.

Retreat cost
There are two parts to the cost of the retreat:
1. $195 ($165 earlybird, $150 for children) should be paid through this online booking option
2. $75 must be paid directly to the Ashram when you register for your overnight stay ($40-$50 for children, depending upon their age).

The total combined adult price of $270 per person ($240 earlybird) includes all activities, food (dinner, lunch, morning and afternoon teas) and your accommodation at the Ashram. Detailed instructions will be provided once you have completed the online booking. If you would prefer to pay via bank transfer/direct debit please contact Bliss Bomb Retreats for details.

Accommodation
The $75 fee paid directly to the Ashram covers your accommodation in basic but clean and comfortable shared rooms (same gender). If you would prefer to stay in a single, double or family room, or in a room with an ensuite, additional surcharges will apply and bookings should be made as early as possible. For example, a twin room for a parent and child would incur a $45 surcharge for the parent only. Further instructions about booking your accommodation will be provided once you have registered for the event.

Getting to the retreat
The Rocklyn Yoga Ashram is nestled in the Wombat State Forest, approximately 90 minutes by car from Melbourne and 20 minutes from Daylesford. We will facilitate carpooling by retreat participants, so please let us know if you need a lift or can offer a lift - a great way to connect with like-minded people!

Who should attend?
The retreat is open to all levels, from beginners to experienced yoga and meditation practitioners, whether you have visited an ashram before or not (limited places available). Families are also welcome and have been such a fun addition to our retreats in the past. Please note that it is mandatory to take a private room at the Ashram with your child or children, which will increase your Ashram costs slightly. Bliss Bomb Retreats are welcoming and inclusive events. We value and respect diversity, including (but not limited to) racial and cultural identity and background, sexual orientation, gender identity and its expression, and religious background and belief. 10% of profits will be donated to The Yoga Foundation, a charity that takes yoga to people who cannot access it easily (eg the homeless).

Optional extras (by your own arrangements)
The Ashram Experience Retreat commences at 2pm on Saturday 16 June 2018 at The Rocklyn Yoga Ashram. Why not enhance your weekend by exploring nearby spa town Daylesford, known for its food, galleries and gold-mining history? Better still, spend a night or two in Daylesford before you join us! The Visit Victoria website has everything you need to know about accommodation, food, and things to do in the area.

Questions?

We recognise that you might have all sorts of questions about this retreat. Sarah and Jenny are very happy to answer any questions - big or small. Simply contact Bliss Bomb Retreats.

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