April Retreat & Intensive

Wednesday April 3rd - Sunday April 7th, 2024

Accommodation available. Contact info@theashram.com.au to register interest

Celebrating the Shakti

For students of yoga and meditation the Guru is a revered guide who illumines the path of knowledge and leads seekers toward self-realization and spiritual transformation. It is a day to honor the lineage of great masters whose wisdom and knowledge has been passed down through generations.

The Guru is different from ordinary teachers in that they can transmit an actual experience of God, the Self and the divine.

The true Guru is known as ‘the grace bestowing power of God.’ Hence, the Guru is the one who dispels ignorance and transmits wisdom. Guru’s grace transcends boundaries and is found in every religion, culture, and spiritual tradition.


Guru’s Grace awakens the dormant spiritual potential within us. Once awakened we experience blessings, inner transformation, and spiritual growth.

April Retreat 2024

To spend time with a true Guru is a rare opportunity.

Guruji’s open-hearted wisdom permeates the Ashram atmosphere. People easily fall into meditation and experience the true Self. A single moment with the Guru can uplift your life forever.


This retreat is a perfect way to deepen your practice and unburden your heart!


The Ashram is a powerful setting where you can focus on your practice and connect with your inner Self. You will also learn from experienced teachers and share your experiences with like-minded people.

A retreat at the ashram is a time of deep spiritual growth and transformation.

It is a refuge and a sanctuary from the challenges of daily life. You will be uplifted by a deep sense of community and belonging as you connect with the inner Self in a truly sacred, one-of-a-kind atmosphere.


Daily programs include chanting, meditation, evening talks with Guruji, day-time talks Devi Ma and other senior teachers, Self-inquiry practice, hatha yoga, puja (rituals), and time spent in Satsang.


The retreat culminates in the meditation intensive, which features Shaktipat. The entire retreat will be live-streamed as well and can be watched live or on-demand through a replay.

Swami Shankarananda with his Guru Baba Muktananda
Meditation Intensive with Shaktipat the Ashram Mt Eliza -3

Meditation Intensive 2024

Sunday April 7th

To feel truly alive, we must awaken our inner energy. To know our own Self, to love our own Self, and to understand our own Self is to come alive. We can then experience the divine Consciousness that pervades everywhere, within and without.

The retreat offers the opportunity to connect with and experience this divinity through spiritual practice. Participate in morning meditation, Self-Inquiry, chanting and seva (service). Highlights are evening Satsangs with Guruji and morning talks with Devi Ma and other experienced teachers. There are opportunities to stay residentially or watch online.

The retreat culiminates with a full day meditation Intensive focusing on awakening the inner power. It is a transmission of grace from the Guru. Guruji lives in a state of blissful happiness and can transmit that experience to others. It is a truly transformative experience that can leave you inspired and empowered as a yogi and meditator.

How to participate

Meditation Masterclass the Ashram Mount Eliza Yoga Retreat


Learn to Meditate Course Melbourne with Swami Shankarananda


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The Ashram Mount Eliza
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