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Cranebrook, Western Sydney
Yoga Day – Integrating yoga into daily life with Swami Shakti Mudra  6 PD pts

Applying yoga practices and principles in daily life, including Swami Sivananda’s “ities” 

& APMB class, Yoga Nidra with Sankalpa, Meditation.
Date: Sunday 17th June 10am to 4pm, and Havan & Kirtan 4-5pm 
Venue: Cranebrook School Hall
T: Judy Morgan / Sw Karmashakti 0402 314 726

Sri Yantra Workshop with Rishi Yogadiwali 6 PD pts

Sri Yantra is a very powerful tool for understanding our self, for inducing meditation, and for the flowering of spiritual experience. 
Date: Sunday 24th June 9am to 4pm
T: 0491 128 884 or 0402 976 032


Western Creek
Sound Yoga with Gyanananda / Jon Parry

Sound Yoga practices use the voice &, are in essence, spontaneous outpourings of our true nature, which is inherently blissful, joyful & aware. The ½ day program includes Nada yoga, havan & kirtan. 
Date: Saturday May 26th & June 30th
Venue: Atma Darshan Yoga centre, Western Creek, northern Tasmania 
T: 0408 013 341


Pittwater, Northern Sydney
Yoga & Art with Suzie Donkers/Walton and Penny Walton

Yoga includes gentle morning classes and evening meditation sessions.
Penny will guide you in painting nature studies using watercolour. Delicious vegetarian food.
Date: 1 - 3 June 2018
Venue: Pittwater YHA 
T: 0429 238 956

Near Dorrigo, Northern NSW 
Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Rishis Nityabodha & Yoga Diwali 12PD pts

Exploring the Mantra AUM with Rishi Nityabodh, study Yantras with Rishi Diwali in a beautiful natural environment. 
Date: 13-15 July 
Venue: Retreat Centre near Dorrigo
T: 0448 87 9642


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

Date: 4-11 May

T: 0412 179 957

Western Creek 
Yoga & Meditation for beginners with Devi-leela
This weekend is aimed at those wanting to explore the practice of meditation, to create space to connect with oneself in a supportive and uplifting environment. 
Date: 1-3 June
Venue: Atma Darshan Yoga centre, Western Creek, northern Tasmania 
T: 0488 635 975

Rocklyn Ashram

Yoga & Meditation - Setting a New Direction with Sw Layananda
Date: 4-6 May 

Healing Power of Meditation – Dr Craig Hassed 
Date: 18-20 May

Intro to Kriya Yoga with Sw Premshakti
Date: 1-3 June

Yoga & Meditation Silent Retreat with Sw Atmamuktananda
Date: 8-11 June 

Yoga & Meditation – The Koshas and Prana
Date: 29 June to 1 July 
Tattwa Shuddhi with Sw Atmamuktananda 
Date: 22-22 July 

Guru Purnima Retreat
Date: 27-29 July 

Sadhana Retreat for sincere aspirants of Satyananda system of yoga
Date: 30 Sep - 04 Oct     $150  
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. 
This event is an excellent 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 includes: 
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 Three Granthis
Rishi Yogadiwali will give sessions on the three psychic knots, Brahma, Vishnu & Rudra Granthis. 
Pranayama as sadhana
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
The meditation practice antar mouna, goes beyond an observation of the inner noise, towards taming patterns of thought and behaviour and creating a steady balanced mind.

Navaratri Sadhana Retreat 
Date: 8 to 18 October 2018

Special Courses in the Satyananda system of yoga!  
Dimensions of Yoga Series 
Next Module coming in September

12 week study course developed by Sw Vimalratna from Raja Yoga tradition.
Dates: 24 – 30 September 2018 for residential at Rocklyn Ashram supported home practice and theory. With a concluding residential weekend 14-16 December. 
Full Immersion option available to stay at Rocklyn Ashram.

Yoga Nidra Instructors’ Course with Sw Vimalratna & Sw Madhuramurti

Dates: A week long residential 19 - 26 October 2018
           Six weeks part time consolidation
           Concluding weekend 7- 9 December

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 - come for 1 week free of charge.
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).
Some courses at Rocklyn Ashram are with 10% discount for SYTA Members. Please quote your SYTA membership number when booking. 
T: 03 5345 7434



Hamilton North Island, NZ
Power of Awareness - 5 day Meditation Retreat with Sw Anandakumar
Date: 31 May - 5 June 2018
E: Kailash or Chintamani

Golden Bay
Anahata Yoga Retreat

Mother's Weekend Yoga Refresh with Sw Karma Karuna
Treat yourself and come to enjoy Anahata's spectacular natural environment, nourishing food, low technology environment, & yoga & relaxation practices to refresh & relax over the Mother's Day weekend.
Date: 11 - 14 May   

Hatha Yoga Detox & Nutrition with Sn Atmabhava & Anahata teachers
Learn Hatha Yoga, traditional detox cleansing practices, & mindfulness & mantra meditations to activate & purify the body & mind. Also, gain modern nutritional tools to support healthy eating, strong digestive powers & balanced body systems & mental states.
Date: 17 – 20  May
Explore Your "Self" Retreat with Sw Kailash & Sw Ananda Kumar, Sn Chintamani (June); Anahata teachers
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. 
Dates: 11 – 17 June, 16 – 22 July
Yogic Life Skills Retreat – 4 weeks with Sw Karma Karuna
Further your yogic journey with this 4 week easy-entry path in to a more conscious lifestyle. It begins with the 7 day Explore Your ‘Self’ Retreat, and continues with a residential 3 week stay of yogic lifestyle learning and experience.
Dates: 11 June – 8 July                      

Winter Hatha Yoga Immersion with Sw Karma Karuna 
During this retreat we will explore the modern approach to Hatha Yoga while also being exposed to the historical elements of Hatha Yoga through the theory & guided practice of cleansing techniques (Shatkarmas).
Date: 2 - 8 Jul 

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

Titirangi, Auckland
Yoga for Women's Health – 2 hr Workshop with Swami Karma Karuna

Join us in a beautiful circle of hearts for discussion & practices designed for women to balance & optimise the physical, mental & emotional aspects of a woman’s unique body.
Venue:  HeartSpace, Woodlands Park Rd, Titirangi, Auckland
Date: 23 Jun – 10am - 12pm   
T: 64 3 525 9887

Maungatapere, Whangarei
Yogic Living Workshop – 1 Day with Swami Karma Karuna

One day yoga workshop including asana, pranayama, kaya sthairyam & mudras, to develop a still body & mind.
Venue: Kara Kokopu Community Hall, Maungatapere, Whangarei
Date: 24 Jun – 10am - 5pm   
T: 64 27 3928220


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, labryinth walk, visit volcano, champagne pools and relax on the beach.
Date: 2-10 June 2018
Venue: Oahu and Big Island,Hawaii
T: 0402 937 761


Ubud and Uluwatu in Bali

Let Go and Trust with Linda Nugent
Yoga twice daily, culture of Bali, traditional markets, Balinese massage, singing bowl meditation, kirtan & relaxation by the pool.
Date: 4-11th August 2018
Venue: Bali
T: 0402 937 761


India Retreat

Date: 7 October to 8 November from Kolkata
Fully guided journey to the home of yoga, in India, exploring & expanding yourself whilst immersed in Indian culture & spiritual practice in a traditional ashram settings. 
The full package 7th October to includes:
Chakra Sadhana at Rikhiapeeth
Deepen your knowledge of Kundalini Yoga & learn how the chakras influence your personality, health & mind during asana, pranayama & meditation sessions. Integrate into a powerful Navaratri chanting program as an added extra.
Prana Vidya at Rikhiapeeth
Prana (energy) Vidya (knowledge) is an ancient & powerful psychic practice dealing with the system of prana for healing & spiritual awakening. Experience the scientific & esoteric aspects of the subtle breath & body, including practical techniques for awakening the energetic fields. 
E: (Atmabhava)
T: 64 3 525 9887

SYTA Networking Opportunities                                                                          

Havan and Kirtan:

New South Wales
Dundurrabin (near Dorrigo)  
Shakti Darshan
2nd Saturday of month 2.15pm to 4.30pm    Not in May                           
T: 0448 879 642 

Coffs Coast                               
last Saturday of month 4.45pm to 7pm or 8.30pm   
E:  Andrew / Usha
Wagga Wagga  
Havan and Kirtan most Saturday evenings
Contact Vimalratna for details                               
T: 0466 278 146

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

Mahamrityunjaya Healing Mantra Saturdays 12noon to 1pm   
Kirtan Fridays 7 to 8.30pm 
T: 08 8339 8443



Chanting Chai Kirtan
Mahamrityunjaya healing mantra & kirtan. 
Date: 2nd Saturday of the month 6.30 to 9pm 
Venue: South Hobart Yoga & Meditation, 14 Weld St, South Hobart
T: 0474 321 784

Western Creek
Havan, Kirtan, Nada Yoga
Date: May 26th and June 30th
Venue: Atma Darshan Yoga centre
T: 0408 013 341


Mt Martha
Monthly Full Moon Havan Meditation and Kirtan
Venue: Check for venue details
Dates: Check for dates
T: 03 5974 1288

Western Australia
Mount Lawley
Mahamrityunjaya & Kirtan
2nd Saturday of month 5.30pm to 8.15pm  Change of Date in May to 3rd Sat/19th May
M: 0419 872 715

Other CPD Opportunities:
Date for the diary

SYTA AGM at Rocklyn Ashram Sunday 30 September 2018 6PDpts
Guest Lecture : The Mantra AUM with Rishi Nityabodhananda

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 
Professional Development (PD) points.

Yoga Australia Member Events and Workshop