DO I NEED ANY BUSHWALKING OR YOGA EXPERIENCE?
All yoga classes are suitable for total beginners to advanced.
Yogabout Getaways provide walks of different lengths from short walks less than 4km, medium walks ranging from 6 to 10kms and longer walks of more than 10km. Please choose a Yogabout Getaway that suits your fitness level.
No bushwalking experience required however you must have enough balance and steadiness to walk on uneven ground, up or down short inclines with or without steps, and be prepared for the possibility of slippery surfaces particularly if its been raining.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Comfortable clothes for gentle yoga, closed in shoes (ideally water resistant) for walking and a spare pair if they are not waterproof, a hat, a small backpack to carry your camera, sunburn cream, water bottle, water proof coat and pants. And a smile to share.
It does snow around Daylesford in the winter, and in the summer it can be 30 degrees one day and only 12 degrees the next, so please ensure you bring warm clothes even in summer including a woolly hat, scarf, gloves, thick socks and a warm coat.
For Yogabout Getaways staying at the Rocklyn Yoga Ashram be aware that you have to take your shoes off prior to entering a building so bring a pair of easy to slip on/off shoes and warm socks as the ground can be cold.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN'T MAKE IT DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS?
100% Refund if cancelling at least 2 weeks before weekend getaway
50% Refund if cancelling 1 week before weekend getaway
Nil refund if less than 1 week notice is given.
However please note if Covid travel restrictions are introduced and you are unable to attend, a voucher, valid for 12 months will be given.
If the weekend is cancelled by Yogabout due to Covid or extreme weather i.e. the park is closed due to extreme fire danger a voucher to the same value will be provided so you can book another Yogabout Getaway anytime within 12 months.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
You will need your own car as public transport is limited in the Daylesford area.
To get to the Rocklyn Yoga Ashram from Melbourne or Geelong turn left off the Ballan Daylesford Road onto Barkstead Road. This turn off is at the top of hill on a corner just past the Welcome to Hepburn Shire Council sign. After 200m turn left onto Dean Barkstead Road. After approx. 4km take the right fork, you will see a very small Yoga Ashram sign on the tree. Continue for another 2km and the Ashram will be on the right.
Most of the walks are undertaken directly from the accommodation, however the long Tipperary Springs walk requires you to drive to the walk start.
WHAT HAPPENS IF ITS RAINING?
As light showers are common we will walk in the rain with an umbrella. If it is continual heavy rain we will do an indoor activity such as learning how to do a mindful walking meditation and will be outside as soon as the rain eases. Hence make sure you bring along a waterproof raincoat and shoes.
If the Getaway is cancelled by Yogabout due to extreme weather eg wild storms are predicted or the park is closed due to extreme fire danger alternative dates will be offered.
CAN I COME ALONE?
Absolutely. Come along and meet other likeminded people who enjoy bushwalking and yoga.