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—Swami Sivananda

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I have been coming here for six years now … Going to sleep each night while listening to the waves and swimming in the most beautiful shades of blues and green are the memories I bring back with me to my busy city life.

—Guest from New York City

Yoga Vacation Program

Simplify, reset, and reconnect with yourself.

The Yoga Vacation Program was designed by Swami Vishnudevananda to ensure that real relaxation and rejuvenation are achieved for the body, mind, and soul. Whether you are new to yoga or a well-established practitioner, the Yoga Vacation Program will help you quickly find your way back to balance in an optimal environment for spiritual growth, healing, and relaxation. Come retreat from the stressors and distractions of everyday life and discover a healthier, happier you.

 
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Immerse in a yogic lifestyle
Increase your vitality, positivity, and ease of being as a result of daily yoga practice, a healthy vegetarian diet, silent meditation sessions, and uplifting teachings.

Connect to nature’s healing
Enjoy the restorative power of the natural world as you take in the fresh sea air, 
the sounds of the waves, and the beauty of the tropical gardens.

Meet interesting people
Experience the pleasure of good company through connection with kindred spirits 
from around the world at meals, on the beach, in classes, and in satsang.

Explore inspiring topics
Discover new ways of thinking and being, deepen spiritual knowledge, learn 
body-mind practices, and celebrate the diversity of life through mid-day workshops and inspiring evening talks. Each year, we invite hundreds of guest presenters to the ashram — scholars, spiritual teachers, scientists, and artists — to offer a rich tapestry of engaging talks, performances, and workshops as part of the Yoga Vacation Program.

Browse the calendar below to see what’s happening when you plan to stay with us — or to plan your stay to coincide with a particular program or presenter.

Experience well being
While you are here, consider making an appointment for an integrative healing session through our Well Being Center.

 

During your stay with us, we invite you to discover how powerful the tools of yoga can be in your personal evolution, helping you to live in constant peace with yourself, humanity, and nature.

 

What makes our Yoga Vacations unique? In addition to our location and yoga lifestyle immersion, we offer an extraordinary program of talks, workshops, and performances — all included in your stay.

Through the Yoga Vacation Program, we welcome more than 200 distinguished presenters each year — spiritual teachers of different traditions, scientists, healers, religious leaders, authors, and musicians, each one a jewel in their discipline. Come and be inspired.

See what’s happening when you plan to stay with us:

Upcoming Yoga Vacation Programs

Yoga Vacation Program
February 12 — 14, 2016
David Newman (Durga Das)

Step into the sacred for a joyous weekend of call-and-response chanting and devotional song with kirtan recording artist David Newman (Durga Das).

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 12 — 16, 2016
Arjuna

Discover the beauty and rich heritage of Nassau during this special week of outings, games, and fun activities in combination with the Yoga Vacation Program.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 12 — 15, 2016
Katie Papo (Ambika)

Join us for a motivating and inspirational series of workshops exploring the link between stress and weight management.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 13 — 14, 2016
Swami Hridyananda

This program will offer you tools for identifying the habitual negative thought patterns that prevent you from fulfilling your highest potential.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 15 — 20, 2016
Edwin Bryant

Come explore a selection of the most beloved, charming, and delightful tales of bhakti from the Bhagavata Purana.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 16 — 19, 2016
Roshi Bernie Glassman and Roshi Eve Myonen Marko

Roshi Bernie Glassman and Roshi Eve Myonen Marko will will inspire you to take action and make your life matter to you and to others.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 17 — 19, 2016
Pranava

The yamas and niyamas (ethical guidelines) are the first two steps of the Raja Yoga system.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 19 — 21, 2016
Krishna Das

Nourish your heart, inspire your mind, and uplift your spirit through chant, music, and devotion with Krishna Das.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 20, 2016
Nina Rao

Together we will chant the Hanuman Chalisa along with musical accompaniment and discover how this ancient practice is still relevant to us today.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 22 — 25, 2016
Arjuna

Learn the relevance and benefits of yoga philosophy for modern daily life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 22 — 25, 2016
Robert Moss

In this entertaining, high-energy workshop we enter the realm of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of contemporary dreamwork and shamanic journeying. 

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 24 — 27, 2016
Linda Graham

Gain skills in using self-directed neuroplasticity as a genuine support for wisdom and inner peace.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 25, 2016
Swami Swaroopananda

Ask anything you ever wanted to know about yoga practice and philosophy and the spiritual path.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 26 — March 1, 2016
Arjuna

Discover the practicality of a daily yoga practice.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 27 — 29, 2016
Swami Brahmananda

Join us on a journey exploring the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, as described by the great yogi Patanjali Maharishi.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 29 — March 3, 2016
Kam Thye Chow

Learn to safely adjust others in yoga postures using Thai Yoga Massage touch techniques.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 2 — 4, 2016
Suba Parmar

Join us for a very special program of performances and workshops with Suba Parmar.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 2 — 4, 2016
Ramesh Parmar

Preksha Meditation is an ancient Jain meditation technique to discover oneself through one’s inner eye.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 3 — 4, 2016
Jnaneshwari

Swami Sivananda described sadhana as spiritual movement that is consciously systematized.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 4 — 6, 2016
Silvia San Miguel (Surya)

Develop a yogic lifestyle that suits your daily schedule and transform your outlook on work, family, and life in general.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 5 — 9, 2016
Uma Krishnamurthy

Uma Krishnamurthy will introduce the basic concepts of yoga psychology, drawing from the work of Patanjali and other sources of ancient yogic wisdom.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 6 — 10, 2016
Amit Goswami

Learn how we can use the principles of quantum physics to guide ourselves toward creativity, conflict resolution, and the energies of love.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 7 — 15, 2016
Swami Atmananda

Discover that God’s presence is not limited to the transcendental realm or the heavens, but rather it is here and now wherever you are, at all times.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 8 — 9, 2016
Krishnan Namboodiri

Join us in celebration of Maha Sivaratri, the night of Lord Siva, one of the most sacred nights on the yogic calendar.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 9 — 11, 2016
Ralph White

Come explore your place within the great spiritual revolution of the early 21st century.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 11 — 12, 2016
Dan Millman

Come explore what it means to live an awakened life and how the earth works as a divine classroom.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 11 — 13, 2016
Catherine Gillies (Kumari)

Within the sacred space of the ashram, you are invited to heal old wounds and transform depression, grief, trauma, and anxiety.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 18 — 20, 2016
Richard Moss

Discover where your attention has gone when you leave the present moment, and how to uncover the underlying, often unconscious, limiting beliefs and stories that you tell yourself.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 18 — 20, 2016
Swami Hridyananda

By putting into practice the principles of Raja Yoga, you will be far better equipped to cope with the complexities of existence.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 18 — 20, 2016
Silvia San Miguel (Surya)

Learn how to transform negative thoughts and emotions that lodge in the physical body resulting in dis-ease and suffering.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 27, 2016
Swami Swaroopananda

Ask anything you ever wanted to know about yoga practice and philosophy and the spiritual path.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 27, 2016
Swami Swaroopananda, Marilyn Rossner, and Bishop Trevor Williamson

Celebrate a beautiful Easter morning with us in paradise.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 29 — April 1, 2016
Swami Brahmananda

Learn to become the master of your destiny and architect of your own fate.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 29 — April 2, 2016
Ivy Loo

Learn to tune-in to the flow of subtle energy through simple qigong (energy cultivation) exercises.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 29 — 31, 2016
Catherine Gillies (Kumari)

This back-care program offers relief for acute and chronic back conditions.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 1 — 5, 2016
Katie Papo (Ambika)

Join us for a motivating and inspirational series of workshops exploring the link between stress and weight management.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 2 — 4, 2016
John Douillard

In this illuminating series, we will consider just how important the digestive tract is.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 5 — 6, 2016
Stacie Dooreck (Saraswati)

Come learn gentle yoga postures in chairs, chair yoga sun salutations, meditation, breath work and chants. Sitting never felt so good!

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 10 — 15, 2016
Swami Shantananda

A series of talks and teachings on Chapter 14 of the Bhagavad Gita.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 10 — 11, 2016
Iswara

Come open your heart and your voice through chanting in praise of the Divine.

 
 
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Yoga Vacationers are invited to follow the ashram’s Daily Schedule, which includes plenty of time for the beach as well as socializing, learning, and relaxing.  As a spiritual learning center and community, we request that all guests attend morning and evening satsang and both yoga class per day to make the most of their stay and contribute to the community experience.

Morning Start the day at 6:00 a.m. with the serenity of early morning meditation. The clear sea air and radiant dawn aid the mind to focus and the body to be still. Half an hour of silent meditation is followed by joyful chanting, a spiritual talk or reading, and closing prayers. Next at 8:00 a.m. comes a two-hour class of asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), and relaxation that invigorates and refreshes the body and mind. Brunch awaits at 10:00 a.m.

Midday Create your own optimal afternoon schedule. Take an experiential workshop, attend a lecture or enjoy a healing art session. Study, swim, relax on the beach, or go snorkeling. Have a snack break at the Health Hut, meet new or old friends or take time to read a book in the tropical gardens.

Afternoon Start the third part of your day with a 4:00 p.m. yoga class. Feel how your body achieves maximum stretch at this time and the great progress that can be made. Observe as your breath gets calmer and your mind clearer in the serenity of your afternoon practice. Dinner will await you at 6:00 p.m. After dinner, take an early evening walk on the beach, enjoying the beautiful sunset.

Evening Satsang (meditation, chanting and talk) completes the day at 8:00 p.m. During the evening satsang we usually enjoy a concert, a dance performance or a talk by one of our special guests. Lights-off is around 10:00 p.m.

The cost for the Yoga Vacation Program is:

November 20 – May 31: $32 per day plus accommodations

June 1 – November 19: $18 per day plus accommodations

This includes your meals, yoga classes, daily workshops, and satsangs, as well as access to our beautiful beach and the ashram grounds and amenities. These rates include a 7.5% Bahamian VAT tax.

Accommodations are additional. The total cost for your stay depends on your choice of accommodations.

Accommodations

Our housing options are designed for a range of budgets and personal needs and vary from self-pitched tents to luxurious beachfront suites to comfortable cabins. All of our accommodations are welcoming and simple, and the diverse spectrum allows you to relax and enjoy your time with us at the ashram.

Choose your room at the ashram. Accommodations include your lodging and meals. Rates are determined by length of stay and by season:

  • Winter/Spring Season: November 20 – May 31
  • Summer/Fall Season: June 1 – November 19

Program tuition is additional. The total cost for your stay depends on your choice of program: Yoga Vacation, experiential course, or Teacher Training. All guests must be registered for a program.

Please note: Minimum 2-night stay year-round.

The rates below are per person, per night, and are listed in US dollars. As of January 1, 2015, a Bahamaian VAT tax of 7.5% applies.

Payments: We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, cash (US dollars), and US certified bank drafts to the name Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat. We do not accept personal checks or travelers checks. All deposits and payments in US dollars only.

Beachfront Deluxe Suite

  • Inside Beach Deluxe Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from your own spacious, private balcony. Our luxurious Beachfront Deluxe Suites are furnished with two double beds and include a private bathroom with tub and shower, a kitchenette (no stove), and air-conditioning. These rooms are available for reservations of two or more persons only.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $147 $136
7 – 13 nights $137 $128
14 – 20 nights $131 $121
21 nights or more $126 $116
 

Oceanview Deluxe Room

  • Oceanview Deluxe King Room

Welcome to our newest room, set in a palm tree grove with ocean views from a private balcony. This beautifully appointed room with contemporary design features a king-sized bed or 2 XL twin beds and includes a private bathroom with tub and shower, a kitchenette (no stove), a closet, desk, and rocking chair, and is fully air-conditioned. This room is available for reservations of two or more people only.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $140 $129
7 – 13 nights $130 $121
14 – 20 nights $124 $114
21 nights or more $119 $109
 

Garden Room with Bath (shared)

  • Garden Room with Bath Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Featuring their own bathroom, our Gardens Room with Bath are shared rooms with 2 single beds. Situated in various locations throughout the ashram, these rooms provide simple furnishings, including shelves and hooks for clothing and personal items, and air conditioning. If you register for this shared room by yourself, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to your room.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $131 $121
7 – 13 nights $123 $113
14 – 20 nights $116 $107
21 nights or more $111 $103
 

Garden Room Single (private)

  • Garden Room Single Private Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

For those seeking solitude, our Garden Room Singles feature 1 single bed and provide simple furnishings, including shelves and hooks for clothing and personal items, and air conditioning. Situated in various locations throughout the ashram, including the main building, shared bathrooms are a short walk away.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $127 $116
7 – 13 nights $119 $108
14 – 20 nights $113 $103
21 nights or more $108 $99
 

Beach Hut (shared room)

 
  • Inside Beach Hut Shared Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Fall asleep to the soothing sound of the ocean waves. Providing sensational views of the ocean, our Beach Huts are shared rooms with 2 single beds, air-conditioning, and simple furnishings, with shared bathrooms a short walk away. If you register for this shared room by yourself, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to your room.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $120 $109
7 – 13 nights $112 $102
14 – 20 nights $106 $97
21 nights or more $102 $93
 

Garden Room (shared)

  • Garden Room-Shared Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Simple and comfortable, our Garden Rooms are shared rooms with 2 single beds. Situated in various locations throughout the ashram, these air-conditioned rooms are simply furnished, including shelves and hooks for clothing and personal items, with shared bathrooms a short walk away. If you register for the Garden Room by yourself, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to your room.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $109 $99
7 – 13 nights $103 $93
14 – 20 nights $98 $88
21 nights or more $94 $84
 

Garden Room Double (private)

  • Garden Room Double Private Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org
Perfect for couples, our Garden Room Doubles feature 1 double bed and provide simple furnishings, including shelves and hooks for clothing and personal items, and air conditioning. Situated in various locations throughout the ashram, shared bathrooms are a short walk away.
The prices below are per person for double occupancy.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $109 $99
7 – 13 nights $103 $93
14 – 20 nights $98 $88
21 nights or more $94 $84
 

Dormitory

  • Dormitory Accommodations2 | sivanandabahamas.org

Meet interesting people from all over the world. Our single-gender Dormitories are simple and comfortable, furnished with 3-4 single beds and located in various locations around the ashram. Bedding and towels are provided and shared bathrooms are just a short walk away.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $94 $83
7 – 13 nights $88 $77
14 – 20 nights $84 $73
21 nights  or more $81 $70

Tent Hut Single (private)

  • Tent Hut Single Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Enjoy the outdoor camping experience with indoor comforts in these room-sized, straight-walled tents located at various sites throughout the ashram. Our Tent Hut Singles are comfortably furnished with a single bed, a nightstand, closet, bedside lamp, and electrical outlet, with towels provided. Shared bathrooms are a short walk away. *Not available in summer. Open for sale November 1.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $79
7 – 13 nights $74
14 – 20 nights $70
21 nights or more $67

Tent Hut Double (private)

  • Tent Hut Single Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Enjoy the outdoor camping experience with indoor comforts in these room-sized, straight-walled tents. Perfect for couples, our Tent Hut Doubles feature 1 double bed and are comfortably furnished with a nightstand, closet, bedside lamp, and electrical outlet, with towels provided. Shared bathrooms are a short walk away. *Not available in summer. Open for sale November 1.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $79
7 – 13 nights $74
14 – 20 nights $70
21 nights or more $67

Tent Space

  • Tent Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Pitch your tent near the beach, the bay, or amongst the palm trees in the garden and create your own private space in the ashram. Bring your own tent, camping gear, mattress, bedding and towels. You are welcome to bring a tent up to a size of 10’X10′. *Not available in summer. Open for sale October 23.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $69
7 – 13 nights $64
14 – 20 nights $61
21 nights or more $58

Swami Vishnudevananda’s Five Points of Yoga

 

Swami Vishnudevananda created the Yoga Vacation Program so that people could return from a vacation truly relaxed and renewed. His Five Points of Yoga are built into each day at the ashram and offer you an immersion in a yogic lifestyle.

  • 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.
 
Plan your Yoga Vacation for any time of the year — it’s always perfect here in Paradise! You can participate in the Yoga Vacation Program for any length of time; even a weekend stay will recharge your body, mind and soul! If you’ve had little previous exposure to yoga and wish to get the most out of your visit, we recommend that you plan a one- or two-week yoga getaway. This ensures that you will experience the equivalent to 3-6 months of weekly yoga classes.

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