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Only in ashrams can students really start on the spiritual path, do intense sadhana, and get into the vibration.

—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 acommodation 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.

 
We welcome more than 200 distinguished presenters each year through our Yoga Vacation Program. They are spiritual teachers of different traditions, scientists, healers, religious leaders, authors, and musicians, each one a jewel in their discipline. These presenters offer experiential workshops, musical events, spiritual teachings and rituals, holiday programs, special events, and participate in symposia on important topics. These programs form an integral part of your Yoga Vacation Program experience — daily Yoga Vacation workshops, as well as satsangs are included — and vary based on the dates of your stay.

Check out our Calendar of Events 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.

Upcoming Yoga Vacation Programs

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Yoga Vacation Program
September 24 — 26, 2014
Celebrate the Jewish New Year with the ashram's staff and guests from the local community.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
September 25 — October 4, 2014
Celebrate the Shakti (power) of the Divine Feminine manifested as Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
September 26 — 28, 2014
During this program, we will gain methods to eradicate fear and understand how to fortify the mind to overcome negative emotions.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
September 28 — October 2, 2014
Join us for this special weekend of sacred chanting, and discover the joyful expression of the hidden treasure within your own heart.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
September 29 — October 3, 2014
Aira Guevara (Rukmini)
Learn how to use powerful and healing essential oils.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
October 3 — 6, 2014
Dennis Chernin
Immerse yourself in Bhakti Yoga, a combination of meditation, breathing techniques, sound vibrations, and mantra.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
October 6 — 10, 2014
Virginia Frances Schwartz
Experience how yoga can be a writer’s most powerful tool.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
October 10 — 12, 2014
Michael Pyfrom
Learn how to use Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Meridian Tapping to create greater levels of ease in your life.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
October 12 — 14, 2014
Krishna Das
Learn how to use yoga, meditation, self-inquiry, and other practical mind-body-spirit tools to transform stressful patterns of thought and behavior.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
October 17 — 19, 2014
Olga Mandodari Sokolova
Come discover the ancient Vedic teachings at the root of both Vaastu Shastra and Ayurveda.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
October 19 — 21, 2014
Deshon Fox
In this program, you will gain powerful insights on how to achieve balance in all areas of life.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
October 22 — 24, 2014
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
October 26 — 28, 2014
Theodore Tsavoussis
Shamanic medicine is an ancient transformational approach to restoring power, creating healing, and harmonizing the mind, body, and spirit.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
October 29 — November 1, 2014
Daniele Giovannucci
Join a world leader in the conversation on food, hunger, and sustainable development.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
October 31 — November 2, 2014
Vanessa Ingraham
In this program, we will use yoga, breath-work, botanical medicine, homeopathy, mind-body techniques, and more to discover true healing.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
November 3 — 5, 2014
Patti Symonette
This program focuses on the relationship of food to mental, physical, and spiritual health.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
November 5 — 9, 2014
Meenakshi Angel Honig
Learn seven easy steps to align, tone, and strengthen your back and your core.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
November 6 — 8, 2014
Swami Brahmananda
Learn to become the master of your destiny and architect of your own fate.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
November 9 — 11, 2014
Swami Brahmananda
Join us for these special days of pujas, prayers, and satsangs to honor Swami Vishnudevananda, his legacy, and our lineage.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
November 10 — 13, 2014
Parul Gupta
Experience the beauty and elegance of Kathak, a classical dance from the temples and courts of North India.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
November 12 — 15, 2014
Jim Gelcer (Siva)
Take a healing journey into the teachings and practice of Bhakti, the yoga of devotion, through kirtan.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
November 16 — 20, 2014
Steven Weiss
This program will explore the fundamentals of alignment used in all asana and yoga therapy.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
November 18 — 22, 2014
Tzivia Gover
This program helps you enhance your yogic lifestyle by developing a deeper relationship with your dreams.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
November 20 — 23, 2014
Susan B. Lord
This program teaches a variety of mind-body modalities to facilitate self-awareness and self-expression, essential ingredients for living a mindful life.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
November 23 — December 1, 2014
Arjuna and Swami Brahmananda
Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Sivananda Ashram Bahamas and immerse yourself in the joyful mood of gratitude!
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
November 24 — 29, 2014
Tara Rachel Jones (Omkari) and Aaron Jones (Sivaram)
In this Thanksgiving program, children will be introduced to yoga through short asana classes, chanting, crafts, Karma Yoga, storytelling, and lots of games and fun.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
December 1 — 3, 2014
Swami Brahmananda
Discover your inner bliss through the practice of Karma Yoga.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
December 2 — 4, 2014
Mavis Gewant
Learn how to paint yantras, sacred geometric patterns that Vedic astrologers have used for ages.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
December 3 — 6, 2014
Molly Asebey-Birkholm (Madhavi)
Take an experiential journey to develop a personalized practice using simple techniques that fit within your schedule and lifestyle.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
December 5 — 8, 2014
Rubin Naiman
Learn how to address insomnia and improve the quality of your sleep based on an integrative body, mind and spirit approach to sleep and dreams.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
December 7 — 9, 2014
Mavis Gewant
Learn the imagery, colors, elements, deities, and mantras associated with each chakra.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
December 9 — 12, 2014
Father William Meninger
The enneagram is an ancient tool with modern overtones for discovering humility and love.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
December 10 — 12, 2014
Mavis Gewant
By working with specific colors and mantras, this meditative painting practice will connect you to the deeper energies of the planets, creating more harmony, peace and energy.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
December 10 — 12, 2014
Father William Meninger
In this program, you will learn a process for overcoming obstacles to forgiveness through the practices of the Christian contemplative tradition.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
December 12 — 15, 2014
Karnamrita Dasi
Gain a deeper understanding of the power of sound vibration and learn simple ways to introduce sound practices into your daily life.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
December 13 — 19, 2014
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
December 15 — 18, 2014
Roshi Bernie Glassman and Roshi Eve Myonen Marko
In their own special and engaging way, Roshi Bernie Glassman and Roshi Eve Myonen Marko will introduce the art of making a real difference.
 
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Yoga Vacation Program
December 16 — 19, 2014
Nora Benian (Sundari)
This program is perfect for those wanting to learn to relieve stress and tension as well as those working through injuries, chronic pain, and restlessness.
 
 
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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 an hour and a half 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

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

Beach Hut (shared room)

 
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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$94
7 – 13 nights$112$87
14 – 20 nights$106$82
21 nights  or more$102$78
 

Beachfront Deluxe Suite

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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$116
7 – 13 nights$137$108
14 – 20 nights$131$101
21 nights  or more$126$96
 

Garden Room with Bath (shared)

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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$106
7 – 13 nights$123$98
14 – 20 nights$116$92
21 nights  or more$111$88

Garden Room (shared)

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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$84
7 – 13 nights$103$78
14 – 20 nights$98$73
21 nights or more$94$69

Garden Room Double (private)

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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.

No. of nightsWinter Summer
1 – 6 nights$109$84
7 – 13 nights$103$78
14 – 20 nights$98$73
21 nights  or more$94$69

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$101
7 – 13 nights$119$93
14 – 20 nights$113$88
21 nights  or more$108$84

Tent Hut Single (private)

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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)

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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

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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

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

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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