Feb Medium Walks Wallaby Track 2 nights
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About this Yogabout Getaway
Explore the Wallaby Track section of the Goldfield Track (formerly known as the Great Dividing Trail) amongst the tall trees in Wombat Forest on two 8km and one 4km walk. Practice yoga daily. Meditate. Eat simple nutrious food. Stay at an authentic yoga ashram.
Venture through a cutting on the long gone Creswick to Daylesford disused railway line where the walls rise imposingly to well over 20m as the cutting curves 1km through 500 million year old bedrock. Listen to sounds of the forest which include the mournful mellow whistle of the White-winged chough. Be aware of the sun filtering through the trees, the scent of gum trees, and feel the earth under your feet. You will more than likely catch sight of the world’s largest marsupial, a kangaroo, hopping through the bush, a prickly echidna or a wily fox, and see evidence of gold diggings.
Yoga practices will incorporate asanas (jpostures), pranayama (breathing), yoga nidra (relaxation), karma yoga (mindfulness and awareness), meditation, nada yoga (sound therapy), and forest bathing.
Accommodation is at the Rocklyn Yoga Ashram located at 393 Dean Barkstead Road, Rocklyn, in the heart of Wombat State Forest, only 20 mins drive from Daylesford, 90 mins from Melbourne and Geelong, 30 mins from Ballarat.
Arrive and register on Friday anytime between 3pm and 5pm. Meet and greet at 5.30pm before a wholesome dinner at 6pm. After dinner totally relax and let go during a lying down guided relaxation called Yoga Nidra.
On Saturday morning after a restful sleep connect mind, body and breath in a gentle yoga class (7 - 8am), enjoy a nutritious breakfast (8 to 8.30am), and participate in Karma Yoga (8.30am to 9am) with head, heart and hands.
At 9.30am we set off on a slower paced 1hr mindful walk and forest bathing. At 11.30 we refresh with morning tea, and at 12 completely relax during a guided Yoga Nidra. Enjoy a healthy lunch 12.30 to 1pm and then some more free time to soak up the serenity and healing energy of the Ashram.
Afternoon tea is 2 - 2.30pm and then we set off on our first 8km circuit incorporating the railway section of the Wallaby Track and passing the site where the Great Dividing Trail was launched in 1992. We return in time to rest before participating in a unique fire ceremony (Havan) with Ashram residents at 5.30pm. The Havan is performed for peace, prosperity, health and happiness for all people and the environment. After another healthy dinner find harmony whilst listening to sound vibrations (either sound bowls, didgeridoo or piano).
On Sunday waken to a new day with a calming yoga class (7-8am) followed by breakfast (8 to 8.30am) and Karma Yoga (8.30am to 9am). At 9.30 we step out on a 7km circuit incorporating a different section of the Wallaby Track to Mullins Dam. On return enjoy some morning tea at 11.30am, Yoga Nidra at 12, and a nourishing lunch from 12.30 to 1pm. After lunch you are welcome to stay and rest in the peace of the Ashram and enjoy some afternoon tea at 2pm before departing. If we get back late from the walk, don't worry, we will do Yoga Nidra after lunch.
Please note the program may be modified during inclement weather.
- Single Room, Shared Bathroom$645$6450$0
- Single room with ensuite$695$6950$0
- Single/Twin Private Hut ensuit$850$8500$0
- Shared room, shared bathroom$580$5800$0
- Shared room, ensuite$620$6200$0
- Twin Share with ensuite$600$6000$0