The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat invites you to take a "Yoga Vacation". At any time of the year, you are welcome to come and enjoy a program rich with lectures by world renowned speakers, daily Yoga classes, delicious vegetarian meals, snorkeling, and plenty of time to relax in a tropical paradise.
Visitors to the Retreat can choose from a variety of lodging options to suit their personal needs while enjoying all the learning opportunities available at the ashram.
The Yoga Retreat is located across the bay from Nassau, Bahamas, on one of the finest beaches in the world. It is truly an island paradise and a sanctuary of peace and natural beauty. With its pristine white sand beaches, crystal blue waters and five and a half acres of lush tropical gardens, the Yoga Retreat provides the ideal environment for practice, rest and rejuvenation. With its celebrated lineage of Yogic Masters, the Yoga Retreat offers a rare combination of a traditional ashram with the feel of a Caribbean resort.
During your stay at the Retreat, discover how the powerful tools of Yoga can aid in your personal evolution, helping you to live in constant peace with yourself, humanity, nature and God.
Based on five simple principles, the Yoga Vacation Program offers you the ideal way to take a break from your everyday life. Whether you are new to Yoga or a well-established practitioner, a Yoga Vacation will help you quickly find your way back to balance. Return home more peaceful, energized and better able to joyfully carry on with your daily routine.
Swami Vishnudevananda's 5 Points of Yoga
Proper Exercise: Yoga exercises focus on the health of the spine, its strength and flexibility. By maintaining the spine's flexibility and strength through exercise, circulation is increased and the nerves receive their proper supply of nutrients and oxygen. The exercises also affect the internal organs and endocrine system.
Proper Breathing: Yoga teaches us how to maximize lung capacity and how to control the breath. This increases vitality and mental clarity.
Proper Relaxation: By learning how to deeply relax all the muscles of the body, you can thoroughly rejuvenate your nervous system and attain a deep sense of inner peace. Yoga teaches us how to achieve this state of complete relaxation.
Proper Diet: The Yogic diet is a vegetarian one, consisting of pure, simple, natural foods which are easily digested and promote health. The Yogic diet will help you attain a high standard of health, keen intellect and serenity of mind.
Positive Thinking and Meditation: We become what we think. Through methods of positive thinking you will learn how to entertain positive and creative thoughts which contribute to vibrant health and a peaceful, joyful mind. Meditation opens the door to intuitive knowledge and realms of eternal bliss. The mind becomes calm and steady.