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Yoga philosophy does not quarrel with any religion or faith and can be practiced by anyone who is sincere and willing to search for the truth.

—Swami Vishnudevananda

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What a beautiful heart space Sivananda Yoga Retreat is and such a lovely flow: one moment you’re taking a yoga class, the next listening to incredible teachers from many different backgrounds or swimming in the warm clear blue Caribbean sea and soaking up the rays on beautiful paradise beach.

—Guest from Leeds, United Kingdom

Yoga Vacation Program

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.
Special Offer for October 2014 — NO YOGA VACATION FEE

 
Sivananda Bahamas Yoga Vacation - Walking on the beach | sivanandabahamas.orgAt 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, and plenty of time to relax in a tropical paradise. Choose from a variety of accommodation options to suit your personal needs while enjoying all the learning opportunities available at the ashram.

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.

Sivananda Bahamas Yoga Vacation Program - relaxing | sivanandabahamas.orgThe 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.

The Yoga Vacation Program is also a great way to add a day or two to either side of a course of training.

 

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

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Yoga Vacation Program
December 25 — 27, 2014
Snatam Kaur
Join one of the most inspirational singers of devotional music of the Sikh tradition.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
December 26, 2014 — January 3, 2015
Tara Rachel Jones (Omkari) and Aaron Jones (Sivaram)
Children will experience a wide range of activities and classes designed specially for them.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
December 26, 2014 — January 2, 2015
Nora Benian (Sundari)
In this program, teens 12 to 17 experience an immersion in the foundations of yoga practice, philosophy, and lifestyle.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
December 28, 2014
Alberto Villoldo
Inspired by the timeless wisdom of indigenous cultures, join us for a healing journey of initiation into the ancient practices of energy medicine and soul retrieval.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
December 30, 2014
Swami Swaroopananda
Ask anything you ever wanted to know about yoga practice and philosophy and the spiritual path
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
January 6 — 30, 2015
Srinivasan
An in-depth journey into the theory and practice of Raja Yoga with a special focus on the yamas and niyamas.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
January 7 — 9, 2015
Brooke Medicine Eagle
Explore the ancient spiritual experience, the sacred ecology of our world, Native American prophecy, and shamanism with Brooke Medicine Eagle.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
January 7 — 9, 2015
Swami Brahmananda
To practice ahimsa, or non-injury, is to cultivate compassion and cosmic or pure love. It is the fundamental practice of the yogi.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
January 7 — 11, 2015
Katie Papo (Ambika)
Join us for a motivating and inspirational series of workshops exploring the link between stress and weight management.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
January 9 — 12, 2015
Raymond Moody
Join Dr. Raymond Moody to explore the topics of grief, near-death, shared-death, and other profound spiritual experiences of the dying and their loved ones.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
January 14, 2015
Krishnan Namboodiri
Join us as we celebrate Lord Ayyappa with a puja conducted by the ashram's Tantric priest.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
January 15 — 17, 2015
Silvia San Miguel (Surya)
Develop a yogic lifestyle that suits your daily schedule and transform your outlook on work, family, and life in general.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
January 22 — 25, 2015
Joe Dispenza
Join Dr. Joe Dispenza, a renowned expert on the ways the human brain can be used to affect reality through the mastery of thought.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
January 23 — 25, 2015
Krishna Das
Do you find practicing yoga postures difficult due to injury, obesity, sickness, or other physical constraint?
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
January 23 — 25, 2015
Silvia San Miguel (Surya)
A series of workshops that explore the challenges and the blessings of aging and the basics of Ayurveda.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
January 30, 2015
Swami Swaroopananda
Ask anything you ever wanted to know about yoga practice, philosophy and the spiritual path.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
January 31 — February 4, 2015
Beata Barnard (Savitri-Devi)
Discover how to protect your bones through the Five Points of Yoga as taught by Swami Vishnudevananda.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
January 31 — February 4, 2015
Katie Papo (Ambika)
Join us for a motivating and inspirational series of workshops exploring the link between stress and weight management.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
February 1 — 3, 2015
Jnaneswari
The yamas and niyamas (ethical restraints and injunctions) are the first two steps of the Raja Yoga system.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
February 5 — 10, 2015
Arjuna
Immerse yourself in the basics of yoga and gain a strong foundation for your practice.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
February 8 — 10, 2015
Shimshai
Join heart-centered musician Shimshai as he shares sacred prayers, mantras, and songs from around the world.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
February 16 — 20, 2015
Edwin Bryant
An exploration of the Narada Bhakti Sutra, a short Vedic text attributed to the Indian sage Narada.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
February 16 — 19, 2015
Arjuna
Learn the relevance and benefits of yoga philosophy for modern daily life.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
February 17 — 18, 2015
Krishnan Namboodiri
Join us in celebration of Maha Sivaratri, the night of Lord Siva, one of the most sacred nights on the yogic calendar.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
February 20 — 22, 2015
Krishna Das
Nourish your heart, inspire your mind, and uplift your spirit through chant, music, and devotion with Krishna Das.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
February 20 — 22, 2015
Arjuna
Explore the beauty and rich heritage of Nassau during this special week of outings, games, and fun activities in combination with the Yoga Vacation Program.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
February 21 — 23, 2015
Swami Brahmananda
Explore the sacred practice of meditation and discover the virtue of silence.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
February 21, 2015
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.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
February 23 — 28, 2015
Arjuna
Join us for an in-depth exploration of Swami Vishnudevananda’s teachings on the Five Points of Yoga.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
February 25 — 27, 2015
Rukmini
Is there a way to turn our entire lives into a spiritual practice?
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
February 27 — 28, 2015
Dan Millman
Dan Millman shares the foundation of living the Peaceful Warrior's Way, a balanced and powerful life in the present moment.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
March 1, 2015
Swami Swaroopananda
Ask anything you ever wanted to know about yoga practice and philosophy and the spiritual path.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
March 1 — 3, 2015
Silvia San Miguel (Surya)
A series of workshops that explore the challenges and the blessings of aging and the basics of Ayurveda.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
March 3 — 5, 2015
Dale Buegel
Delve into the life force (prana) to facilitate balance on physical, emotional, and energetic levels.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
March 3 — 5, 2015
Ragani
Join a participatory, cross-cultural musical experience as you take an inspirational journey into the world of kirtan.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
March 4 — 6, 2015
Swami Hridyananda
Positive thinking is one of the basic principles of yoga, and serves as an essential factor in any process of self transformation.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
March 5 — 8, 2015
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.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
March 6 — 8, 2015
Beata Barnard (Savitri-Devi)
Discover how to protect your bones through the Five Points of Yoga as taught by Swami Vishnudevananda.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
March 8 — 11, 2015
Mirabai Bush
Mirabai Bush will teach mindfulness practices adapted for the workplace.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
March 8 — 10, 2015
Rukmini
It is said that the only way to light a candle is with another candle; this is the relationship of the student and teacher.
 
 
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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: $29 per day plus accommodations

June 1 – November 19: $15 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.

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

Please note: Minimum 2-night stay year-round. Minimum 4-night stay December 22, 2014-January 5, 2015. Minimum 3-night stay February 19-23, 2015.

The rates below are per person, per night, and are listed in US dollars.

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 nightsWinter Summer
1 – 6 nights$147$136
7 – 13 nights$137$128
14 – 20 nights$131$121
21 nights or more$126$116
 

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 nightsWinter 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)

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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 nightsWinter 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 nightsWinter 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 nightsWinter 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 nightsWinter Summer
1 – 6 nights$109$99
7 – 13 nights$103$93
14 – 20 nights$98$88
21 nights or more$94$84
 

Dormitory

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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 nightsWinter 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 10’ x 10’ straight-walled tent. 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.

No. of nightsWinter 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 10’ x 10’ 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.
No. of nightsWinter 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.

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

Swami Vishnudevananda’s 5 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.

Interested? Click on Register Now button in the sidebar to enter your dates.

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