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—Swami Sivananda

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Sivananda Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas is an amazing place to spend a vacation. It’s on a small island next to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The most important thing for me was to practice yoga and relax. The atmosphere in the retreat is extremely tranquil. The teachers and staff are professional, so one can have great improvement in the yoga practice.

—Guest from Tel Aviv, Israel

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.

 
Take a family yoga vacation | 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
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 Vacation Program
March 9 — 12, 2015
Silvia San Miguel (Surya)
In this series of workshops, we will study the depth of the preliminary stages of Raja Yoga that help establish a firm basis for our meditation practice.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
March 11 — 14, 2015
Suba Ramesh Parmar
Join us for a very special program of performances and workshops with Suba Ramesh Parmar.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
March 12, 2015
Ramesh Parmar
Preksha Meditation is an ancient Jain meditation technique to discover oneself through one’s inner eye.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
March 13 — 15, 2015
Matthew Fox
Come recover the rich wisdom and explore the universal truths of Eastern and Western mystical traditions.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
March 17 — 19, 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
March 25 — 27, 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
March 26 — 30, 2015
Catherine Gillies (Kumari)
Within the sacred space of the ashram, you are invited to heal old wounds and transform depression, grief, trauma, and anxiety.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
March 27 — 28, 2015
Russill Paul
Allow the sacred power of sound to bring you fully alive during two days of high-energy chanting and devotional bliss.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
March 29 — 30, 2015
Silvia San Miguel (Surya)
In this program, we will explore the rationale for taking on or deepening a personal mindfulness practice.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
April 3, 2015
Swami Swaroopananda
Join us for a traditional celebration of the Passover seder with Swami Swaroopananda.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
April 4, 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
April 5, 2015
Swami Swaroopananda, Marilyn Rossner, and Bishop Trevor Williamson
Celebrate a beautiful Easter morning with us in paradise.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
April 7 — 9, 2015
Joseph Goldstein
These evening satsang talks will explore two great wings of spiritual practice: Wisdom and Compassion.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
April 10 — 11, 2015
Rukmini
Come discover the deeper meaning of yoga.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
April 17 — 19, 2015
Swami Shantananda
A series of talks and teachings on Chapter 17 of the Bhagavad Gita, titled "The Three Divisions of Faith."
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
April 18 — 19, 2015
Jnaneswari
Swami Sivananda described sadhana as spiritual movement that is consciously systematized.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
April 19 — 25, 2015
Tara Rachel Jones (Omkari) and Aaron Jones (Sivaram)
Children will enjoy a wide range of activities including an introduction to yoga and much more.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
April 24, 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
April 25 — 27, 2015
Swami Hridyananda
In this series of workshop, we will delve into the four paths of yoga: Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Jnana Yoga.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
April 25 — 26, 2015
Joyce Hawkes and Helen Folsom
Explore how spirit and science meet in the body and mind for health.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
April 27 — 30, 2015
Jai Uttal
Ride on the wings of kirtan with Jai Uttal and feel whole and free.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
April 30 — May 2, 2015
Eben Alexander and Karen Newell
Learn techniques that can help you access deeper meditative states and experience oneness and clarity of connection.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
May 1 — 3, 2015
Swami Brahmananda
Jnana Yoga is the path of Self-knowledge that leads to the direct experience of our God-Self.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
May 2 — 4, 2015
Menas Kafatos
The sages of ancient monastic schools taught the experience of the Self through practical steps.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
May 3 — 9, 2015
Andrea Seidel
Join artist and scholar Andrea Seidel for an exploration of the practices of diverse sacred world dance and music traditions.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
May 4 — 5, 2015
John Douillard
In this illuminating series, we will consider just how important the digestive tract is.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
May 7 — 10, 2015
Stephen Sinatra
Cardiologist Stephen Sinatra exposes the myths of modern medicine.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
May 8 — 9, 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
May 13 — 17, 2015
Radhanath Swami and Gaura Vani
Immerse yourself in Bhakti, the yoga of devotion, with Radhanath Swami as he brings to life ancient Hindu stories.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
May 22 — 24, 2015
Rukmini
Bhakti Yoga is yoga of the heart; it is a path of surrender to divine love.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
May 22 — 23, 2015
Swami Medhananda Puri
Explore the highest teachings of Vedanta taught by an authentic bearer of this knowledge.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
May 26 — 28, 2015
Jnaneswari
Swami Sivananda strongly encouraged aspirants to keep a daily spiritual diary in order to advance their progress.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
May 28, 2015
Carrie Grossman (Dayashila)
Join Carrie Grossman for a beautiful evening of song as we dive deep into the practice of Bhakti, the yoga of love.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
May 29 — June 2, 2015
Swamini Pramananda (Ammaji)
Join Swamini Pramamanda (Ammaji) for an exploration of the main topics discussed in Chapter 8 of the Bhagavad Gita.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
June 3, 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
June 4 — 5, 2015
Atmarama Dasa
Join us for a beautiful devotional singing and jubilant Kirtan experience with Atmarama Dasa.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
June 7 — 11, 2015
Aira Guevara (Rukmini)
Discover the potent healng potential of essential oils.
 
 
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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

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. As of January 1, 2015, a Bahamaian VAT tax of 7.5% applies.

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)

  • 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 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 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.

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

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