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There is a mysterious power in prayer. Prayer can work wonders. It can move mountains. It should come from the bottom of your heart with feeling.

—Swami Sivananda

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Ashram News

2017-2018 Welcome from Swami Swaroopananda

This season marks the 50-year anniversary of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat. Since 1968, the ashram has served the mission of our founder and Guru, Swami Vishnudevananda, and our Master Swami Sivananda — by spreading peace, health, and joy through t …
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9 Tenting Tips at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat

Whether you’re preparing to experience tent life for a month in your Yoga Teachers Training Course or are committing to several months as a karma yogi, you can prepare for a freeing and worthwhile experience in your new minimalist home. Sleeping in a t …
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2016-2017 Welcome from Swami Swaroopananda

As we approach our 50-year anniversary, it is with deep gratitude that we welcome you to the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat. Our mission is to continue to serve the legacy of our Guru, Swami Vishnudevananda, and our Master, Swami Sivananda, by spreading …
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Welcome Video Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas

For nearly 50 years the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas has been a leading destination for people seeking a spiritual environment to study and practice yoga and develop a healthy lifestyle. To jump to specific topic in the video, use the time cod …
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Healing Trauma: Veterans and Yoga

  If one service member can use yoga practice to quell inner despair … If one veteran can reverse the harmful effects of trauma … If one yoga teacher learns how to bring hope to a member of his/her community … We’ve done good work. Our founder a …
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Feeding the Ashram: Chef Ambika and the Brunch Shift

by Grace Welker (Annapurna Devi) It’s 6:30 am on a Friday in mid-October. While the rest of the ashram community are in satsang transitioning from silent meditation into the daily chant, I am gathered with the kitchen’s brunch crew to begin preparation …
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2015-16 Welcome from Swami Swaroopananda

Welcome. I warmly invite you to join us in the Bahamas for a season of joy, beauty, wisdom and the profound teachings of yoga given to us by our teacher, Swami Vishnudevananda and his teacher, Swami Sivananda. In 1969, Swami Vishnudevananda had a visio …
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Inspiration from the Ashram Garden

The contribution and impact of nature on our lives is often taken for granted. How many of us take the time in the middle of our busyness to stop, look, and listen? And yet, a simple walk around the gardens and natural spaces of the ashram gives us an …
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2014-15 Welcome from Swami Swaroopananda

Welcome. It is with great pleasure that I invite you to join us in the Bahamas this year for another season of joy, beauty, and wisdom and the profound teachings of yoga given to us by our teacher, Swami Vishnudevananda and his teacher, Swami Sivananda …
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A Good Day for Peace

The conclusion of our February Yoga for Peace symposium on February 11 coincided with a flurry of diplomacy around the world. One of the presenters, Joshua Goldstein, an interdisciplinary scholar on war and peace, wrote to us point out the headline: ‘B …
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Inspiring Ashram Upgrades 2013

The next time you visit us, you will notice a few improvements: the temples have been repainted, walkways have been repaved, 24 tent huts have been added, the garden bathrooms have been expanded, there are new picnic tables, and the gardens have new pl …
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Warriors at Ease Receives Smithsonian Award

Congratulations! On October 29, Warriors at Ease received an award from the Smithsonian Institution as part of the opening gala for the new “Yoga: The Art of Transformation” exhibit. We are happy for them — and proud to be hosting the Warriors at Ea …
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Easter Morning at the Retreat

What does Easter mean for you and what specifically is the importance for those on the yogic path? Swami Brahmananda, the manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat (at left); Bishop Trevor Williamson, Founding and Senior Pastor of the Trinity Full B …
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