Where there is harmony there is health. Where there is disharmony, there is disease. —Marc Halpern, DC
Ayurveda is the science of reaching the full potential of your health, physically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is a timeless medicine through which we reduce our suffering, speed up our healing, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.
Each person has a certain potential that is encoded in their prakruti, or constitution. This potential is compromised when we live out of harmony with nature. Through Ayurveda, each person learns what makes them unique and what specifically they need to do in order to live come into harmony with nature.
Join extraordinary panel of leaders in the field of Ayurveda who will inspire, support, and guide you as you move forward on your journey to express your highest potential.
Marc Halpern (Siva), DC, is a chiropractor, Ayurvedic doctor, and Sivananda Yoga teacher. Founder and President of the California College of Ayurveda, he is the author of the popular book Healing Your Life: Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda and the creator of the bestselling recording Yoga Nidra and Self-Healing. A leader in the field, Marc is also cofounder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and President of the National Council on Ayurvedic Education. He authored three textbooks and co-authored several published research papers, receiving numerous awards for his service in Ayurveda in both India and the United States.
Paul Dugliss, MD, practices Ayurvedic medicine, Ayurvedic counseling, and internal medicine. He is the author of many books, including Ayurveda: The Power to Heal; Patanjali in the Light: A New Paradigm for Understanding the Yoga Sutras; Enlightened Nutrition; Capturing the Bliss: Ayurveda and the Yoga of Emotions; The Myth of Cholesterol; and Yoga and Ayurveda. Dr. Dugliss is the founder, director, and academic dean of New World Ayurveda School, an organization that provides online training in this comprehensive system of natural medicine and teaches Heartbased Meditation in workshops and retreats worldwide.
Ram Rao, CAS, PhD, comes from a family of Ayurvedic practitioners and Vedic teachers in India tracing back to the illustrious Vedic-acharya Rishi Kaundinya. Having received his certification as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist from the California College of Ayurveda, Ram now serves as faculty at the college. He holds a doctorate in biochemistry and neurosciences and works on various aspects of age-associated neurodegenerative diseases as a research associate professor of neuroscience at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.
Jayarajan Kodikannath is an Ayurvedic scholar, clinician, and educator with more than 20 years’ clinical experience in India and the US. He represents a lineage of vaidyas (Ayurvedic doctors) in Kerala, India, and since 2010, he has served Kerala Ayurveda USA as director for academic programs and wellness services, as well as lead faculty and chief Ayurvedic consultant.
Acharya Shunya is an internationally recognized Vedic spiritual teacher and founder and director of the wisdom school Vedika Global. An international speaker and author of Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom, Shunya serves as an advisor to the government of India on international Ayurveda and yoga affairs.
This Yoga Vacation program is included in our all-inclusive accommodation rates, which include meals, yoga classes, satsangs, and daily Yoga Vacation workshops, as well as access to our beautiful beach and the ashram grounds and amenities.
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.
Payments We accept Visa and MasterCard. We do not accept American Express, Discover, personal checks, or travelers checks. All deposits and payments in US dollars only.
Deposits To guarantee your reservation, a $300 deposit is required. The balance is due at least 14 days before your arrival; we will send you an email reminder a week before we process the balance.
Our rates are seasonal
The rates below are per person, per night, and are listed in US dollars. A Bahamian VAT tax of 12% will be added.
Delight in breathtaking, wide-open views of the sparkling ocean from your own beachfront private balcony. Our Beachfront Deluxe Rooms are simple and spacious, furnished with two double beds and include a private bathroom with shower and tub. You will have a miniature refrigerator, kitchen sink, tea kettle, and tableware. These rooms are air-conditioned and available for reservations of at least two adults.
|Beachfront Deluxe (per-person, shared)
Relax into gorgeous views of the turquoise ocean from your balcony, and be within a stone’s throw distance from our beachfront yoga platform. Choose from either one king bed or two extra-long twin beds, and enjoy your own private bathroom with shower and tub. These spacious rooms also have a rocking chair, desk, and kitchen area with a small refrigerator, kitchen sink, tea kettle, and tableware. Fully air-conditioned, these rooms are available for reservations of at least two adults.
|Oceanview Deluxe (per-person, shared)
Our Bayside Rooms with Bath have two single beds and a private bathroom with shower and tub. Within a short distance of the bay, these rooms include simple furnishings, a small refrigerator, tea kettle, and air conditioning.
|Bayside Room with Bath (per-person, shared)||Winter||Summer|
Private or shared:
The Classic Room with Double Bed allows for single or couples occupancy. They feature one double bed, simple furnishings, and air conditioning. Situated in various locations throughout the ashram, shared bathrooms are always close by. The prices below are for one person, single occupancy. For couples occupancy, the prices per person are the same as those for the Garden Room (shared); see above
|Classic Room with Double Bed
Ideal for solo travelers, our Classic Single Room offers a comfortable space with one bed, simple furnishings, and air conditioning. Single rooms are situated in various locations throughout the ashram, including within our main building. Depending on the location of your room, various shared bathrooms are available within a few seconds walking distance.
|Classic Single Room
Fall asleep to the relaxing sounds of ocean waves. Our Beach Huts are comfortable, simple, and seconds from the beach. These shared rooms feature two single beds, simple furnishings, and air-conditioning. Full bathrooms are located within one minute’s walk from your room.
|Beach Hut (per-person, shared)||Winter||Summer|
Private or shared:
These Garden Rooms are shared rooms, situated within various locations of the ashram. Featuring two single beds and air conditioning, these rooms are simply furnished with shared bathrooms nearby. If you choose this room as a solo traveler, you can expect to share it with a roommate of the same gender.
|Garden Room (per-person, shared)||Winter||Summer|
Private or shared:
Perfect for couples and close friends, our Tent Hut Doubles feature one double bed and allow you to sleep in the Bahamas breeze. Sized for two people, these Tent Huts are comfortably furnished with a simple closet, nightstand with bedside lamp and fan, and electrical outlets. Towels and bedding are provided for you, and shared bathrooms are a short walk away. Tent Huts are available from November through June.
|Tent Hut Double (per-person, shared)
Sleep in the fresh, tropical air while still enjoying indoor comforts — including a single bed, electrical outlet, simple furnishings, and a nightstand with bedside lamp and fan. It’s the easiest camping you’ll ever do, while you’re safely surrounded by your Tent Hut neighbors. Towels and bedding are provided for you, and shared bathrooms are a short walk away. Tent Huts are available from November through June.
|Tent Hut Single
Make friends with interesting people from around the world! Our single-gender Dormitory accommodations are simple and comfortable, furnished with 3-4 single beds. They are located in various parts of the ashram, and shared bathrooms are nearby. Bedding and towels are provided.
Many of our guests are nature lovers. Set up your tent near the beach, bay, or amongst the palm trees. Create your own sacred space within in the ashram to reconnect with nature and sleep close to the earth. And you won’t be completely alone — get ready to meet “tent neighbors” from around the world! Bring your own tent (sized up to 8’x8’), camping gear, mattress, bedding, and towels. Tent Spaces are available from November through May.
Are you new to the idea but want to give it a try? View our blog for some good tenting tips.
The Cause of Suffering in the Body and Mind | Marc Halpern
General Track: Marc Halpern: Regaining Control of Body- Mind and Consciousness/Intro Track: Ram Rao: Learn Your Ayurvedic Constitution (Prakruti) | Marc Halpern and Ram Rao
General Track: Marc Halpern: Yoga Nidra Practice/Intro Track: Ram Rao: Learn The Nature of Your Imbalance (Vikruti) | Marc Halpern and Ram Rao
Physical and Emotional Digestion | Paul Dugliss
Stress and the Emotional and Energetic Bodies | Paul Dugliss
Managing Anxiety and Depression Through Ayurveda and Yoga | Paul Dugliss
Ayurvedic Nutrtition | Jayaranjan Koddikanath
The Daily Lifestyle of Health | Jayaranjan Koddikanath
Healthy Seasonal Routines | Jayaranjan Koddikanath
Ayurveda, Moksha and Perfect Health: A Classical Ayurvedic Perspective | Acharya Shunya
Thus, Spoke the Sages: Ayurvedic Medicine on Environmental Issues and Dharma | Acharya Shunya
The Gayatri Mantra: Spiritual Rituals and Practices for Soul Healing in
Ayurveda | Acharya Shunya
Your Path to Optimum Health | Closing Panel
All Courses (including the Yoga Teacher Training Course): Plan to arrive the day before the course begins and depart the day after it ends.
Yoga Vacation Programs: You choose your arrival and departure dates and can attend all or part of a particular program or special event.
Room check-in time: 3 pm
Room check-out time: 11 am
Fly directly to Nassau International Airport. Please note: the Bahamas is an independent country and you will need a passport to travel here. Most citizens from the US, Canada, and European countries do not need a visa to visit the Bahamas (you can verify whether you require a visa to enter the Bahamas at Bahamas.com or by contacting your local Bahamian Consulate).
Please note Visitors from some countries are required to have vaccinations before they can enter the Bahamas. Please check with your travel agent or local consulate to find out if you are required to have any vaccinations before your trip.
After collecting your luggage and passing through customs, Call us from a courtesy phone or airport pay phone (they take US coins) at 363-2902 or use WhatsApp (+1-242-559-3642) — let us know you are on your way and we will send our boat to meet you at our dock in Nassau. Then take a taxi to our dock at Elizabeth on Bay Marketplace and Marina in downtown Nassau. You can pay for the taxi with American or Bahamian dollars (you can use either currency throughout the Bahamas and at the ashram).
Our boat will pick you up from the dock and bring you to the ashram (an easy five-minute boat ride).
Please visit the Planning & Pre-Arrival Information for more details about your stay at the ashram, including What to Bring, Internet, Money, etc.