Wombat Forest Wallaby Track Three Short Walks / 1 night
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About this Yogabout Getaway
Imagine…Immersing yourself in nature on a guided bushwalk through the forest amongst tall trees, breathing in fresh air, looking at the sun filtering through the trees, hearing birds singing. On this weekend enjoy three slower paced tranquil guided forest walks through the tall trees of Wombat Forest. Each walk is a circuit less than 4km and incorporates a section of the Goldfields Wallaby Track.
Whilst walking you might hear the mournful mellow whistle of the White-winged Chough (an eastern Australian native bird) and smile when you hear the kookaburra laugh. One walk ventures through a cutting on the long gone Creswick to Daylesford railway line where the walls rise imposingly to well over 20m as the cutting curves 1km through 500 million year old bedrock.
Yoga practices will incorporate asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing), yoga nidra (relaxation), karma yoga (mindfulness and awareness), meditation, nada yoga (sound therapy), and forest bathing.
Accommodation is at the authentic Rocklyn Yoga Ashram located at 393 Dean Barkstead Road, Rocklyn, in the heart of Wombat State Forest, only 20 mins from Daylesford and 90 mins from Melbourne CBD.
Intimate group size of no more than 8 people.
Arrive Saturday 9 to 10am. We’ll gather at 10am to meet each other and depart on a slower paced guided walk where we take time to listen to the sounds of the forest, become aware of the sun filtering through the trees, smell the scent of the gum trees, and feel the cool/warm air on our skins, and connect with the earth under our feet.
On return refresh with morning tea and unwind more with a Yoga Nidra.
A nourishing lunch is served 12.30 - 1pm and afternoon tea is at 2pm
Around 2.30pm we will venture along the old long forgotten railway line between Creswick and Daylesford and return in plenty of time to participate in a special 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 a healthy dinner find some inner stillness through the harmony created by listening to relaxing piano.
On Sunday waken to a new day with a calming yoga class at 7am followed by breakfast and 30 minutes of Karma Yoga between 8.30am and 9am.
Today we walk a different section of Wombat Forest. 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. On return enjoy some morning tea, a final Yoga Nidra and a nourishing lunch. After lunch rest in the peace of the Ashram and enjoy some afternoon tea at 2pm before departing.
Please note the above program may be modified during inclement weather.
- Shared room, share bathroom$450$4500$0
- Shared room, ensuite$490$4900$0
- Single Room, Ensuite$620$6200$0
- Single private hut, ensuite$650$6500$0
- Twin hut / ensuite price for 2$1,200$1,2000$0
- Twin Share, share bathroom$520$5200$0