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Ongoing SYTA Networking Opportunities 

Havan and Kirtan 2017/2018:

New South Wales

Dundurrabin (near Dorrigo) 
Shakti Darshan
2nd Saturday of month 2.15pm to 4.30pm (ring for date in Jan)                               
T: 0448 879 642 

Coffs Coast                               
last Saturday of month 4.45pm to 7pm or 8.30pm (not in Dec)     
E:  Chaitanya / Andrew / Usha

Australian Capital Territory
The ACT Yoga and Meditation Centre, 
2 Cockle Street, O'Connor
1st Friday of month 7.15pm for 7.30pm start
T: 0439 884 458

Victoria Point, Bayside
monthly 4.30pm to 6pm
email for details
T: 07 3207 7366 

South Australia
Aldgate, SA                                  
Mahamrityunjaya & Kirtan
Saturdays 11.30am to 1.30pm   
T: 08 8339 8443

Chanting & Chai / Kirtan
Mahamrityunjaya healing mantra, kirtan & sound bath meditation
South Hobart Yoga & Meditation
2nd Saturday of month 6.30pm to 9pm (not Dec) 13th Jan & 10th Feb 2018 
T: 0474 321 784



Awaken your Creative Nature with Sn Nityadrashta
By tapping into the ancient wisdom of Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda as well as our relationship to nature and the elements we will develop a deeper understanding of our true nature, and develop our creativity making mandalas.
Date: 8-12 January daily sessions
Venue: Bellingen Public School
T: 0411 309 678


Rocklyn Ashram

End of Year Relaxation Retreat
Date: 15-17 December

New Year Retreat  - Sankalpa
Date: 29 December to 1 January 2018

New Beginnings Retreat - Watering the Roots of Wellness
Date: 12-14 January 2018

Summer Yoga Retreat - Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation
Date: 14-21 January 2018

The Power of Positive Thinking Yoga Retreat
Date: 19-21 January 2018

Develop Inner Calmness Long Weekend Retreat
Date: 25-28 January 2018

Power of Awareness - 9 day Meditation Retreat with Swami Anandakumar
Date: 7-15 April 2018

Sadhana Retreat for sincere aspirants of Satyananda System of Yoga
Date: 30 Sept - 4 Oct 2018

**NEW** Special Course in the Satyananda system of yoga!  
Dimensions of Yoga Series 
Module 1 Body, Breath, Energy & Mind - Clarity and Vitality from the Hatha Yoga tradition
12 week study course developed by Swami Vimalratna
Dates: 19th to 28th January 2018 for residential at Rocklyn Ashram  
29th January to 20th April supported home practice and theory
20th to 22nd April concluding residential at Rocklyn Ashram    
Full Immersion option available to stay at Rocklyn Ashram

Living Consciously Retreats
1 week to 1 month
Alternative Way of Life: The purpose of Yoga and Ashram Life for Personal Self Transformation: to lift our minds from its present agitations and wasteful tendencies towards a greater goal of ample joy and fuller wisdom.

Another opportunity to earn CPD points....
Invitation to all Satyananda Trained Yoga Teachers & Initiates

There will be several times during the year when teachers from Rocklyn Ashram travel to India. This will occur from October to December.
During this time, in particular, the skills and expertise of both teachers and initiates at Rocklyn would be greatly appreciated. It's also an opportunity for teachers and initiates to be part of Ashram life and to support the Ashram.
Teachers could utilise their teacher free week as part of their stay. Note, the week stay can be taken in two parts (3 days/4 days).

Courses at Rocklyn Ashram are with 10% discount for SYTA Members. Please quote your SYTA membership number when booking.

03 5345 7434

Killiekrankie, Flinders Island 
Meditation & Yoga Retreat with Swami Nivedita Saraswati 
This retreat will be deeply restful - releasing participants from day to day pressures and responsibilities and inspiring a fresh vision of deeper treasures and unique strengths. Formal practices are supported by time for rest and rejuvenation, developing friendships and embarking on adventures. Enjoying the magnificent natural beauty effortlessly resonates with our sense of wonder and deeply nourishes the heart and soul. 
Date: 19-26 January 2018 
T: 08 8339 8443 

Western Creek 
A Five Day Meditation Retreat with Swami Anandakumar
Date: 13th to 18th February 2018 
Venue: Atma Darshan Yoga Centre, Western Creek, Northern Tasmania 
T: 03 63678241 / 0497 025 308


Alice Springs
Power of Awareness - 7 day Meditation Retreat with Swami Anandakumar

Date: 4-11 May



Golden Bay
Christmas Yoga Refresh Retreat
An opportunity to refresh and revive yourself before the busy Christmas season arrives!
Date: 15-17 December

Creating Change – New Years Retreat with 
Sw Karma Karuna & Sn Atmabhava 
Prepare the foundation and plant a seed for the New Year with practical tools of Yoga and Meditation. Invite positive change into your life learning how to progressively nurture your resolutions to grow, flower and bear fruit. 
29 Dec – 2 Jan                     

Hatha Yoga Immersion with Sw Karma Karuna
Explore the modern approach to Hatha Yoga while also being exposed to the historical elements through the theory and guided practice of cleansing techniques (Shatkarmas). Suitable for all levels.
Date: 8 - 14 Jan  2018

Sound Yoga & Bhakti Fest with Sw Karma Karuna & visiting musicians 
3 day journey into the heart of the devotional traditions. Sound and mindfulness workshops, yogic sound meditation, Nada Yoga, Hatha Yoga sound journey. Incl 1 day Bhakti Fest (Sat) and 5 hour Akhanda Kirtan (can be taken separately).
Date: 19 - 21 Jan 2018

Explore Your "Self" Retreat with Swami Karma Karuna
Active immersion in the daily life of a yoga retreat through Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Karma Yoga, Mantra and group discussions imbued with daily themes to encourage self-connection. Or stay on for our 6 week Yogic Life Skills program.  

 29 Jan - 4 Feb 2018    

Gayatri Mantra & Meditation Retreat with Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati
A rare opportunity to delve into the depths of Vedic tradition and learn a practical use of Gayatri Mantra in modern daily life with a senior visiting Yoga Acharaya / Master and author.
Date: 9 -11 February 2018

Kriya Yoga with Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati
Kriya Yoga is a practical experience using the chakras, pranic pathways, breathing practices, sound vibrations, psychic gestures and energy locks to unfold the subtle layers of one's own being. Learn more in this in-depth retreat.
Date: 12 -18 February 2018

Power of Awareness - 7 day Meditation Retreat with Swami Anandakumar 
Date: 12-18 March 2018

Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga Instructors Training with Sw Karma Karuna & Specialist Teachers 
9-Day residential - Total 100 Hours - including 3 months training package, or a personal retreat option (5 days). A professional development course designed for yoga teachers, health and education professionals and or anybody interested in a yogic immersion focused on relaxation techniques. 5 Day Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga Immersion option available. 
Date: 14 - 22 Apr (9 day option) or 14 – 19 Apr (5 day option) 

For more details on any of these New Zealand retreats please contact:
64 3 525 9887

Hamilton North Island, NZ

Power of Awareness - 5 day Meditation Retreat with Swami Anandakumar 
Date: 31 May - 5 June 2018
E: Kailash or Chintamani


Oahu and Big Island
Hawaiian Odyssey with Linda Nugent & Vicki Neville (Sunshine Coast)
8 day retreat -4 days on Oahu and 4 on Big Island. Yoga daily, swim with spinner dolphins, snorkling, labyrinth walk, visit volcano, champagne pools and relax on the beach. 
Date: 2-10 June 2018 
T: 0402 937 761 

Other CPD Opportunities:

Online Via SYTA Website:
Teaching Yoga for Addictions & Recovery - 4 CPD pts
….see link on SYTA Members page.

Dr Swami Shankardev has some wonderful online courses that can contribute to 
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Yoga Australia Member Events and Workshop