Rest, relax, and recharge. The Yoga Vacation Program offers the perfect balance between activity and leisure time. Enjoy daily yoga classes and silent meditation sessions. Expand
your horizons with mid-day workshops and inspiring evening talks. Treat yourself to a healing session or a private yoga class. Take quality time alone or connect with others.
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.
Guests can choose from a variety of lodging options to suit their personal needs while enjoying all the learning opportunities available at the ashram.
We are 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 Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat provides the ideal environment for practice, rest and rejuvenation. With its celebrated lineage of yogic masters, we offer a rare combination of traditional ashram and modern yoga resort.
During your stay with us, we invite you to discover how the powerful tools of yoga can be in your personal evolution, helping you to live in constant peace with yourself, humanity, and nature.
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. Come alone, with a friend, or bring the whole family. You'll 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.