What happens to our inner world when we get caught up in the grind of daily life? Some people set themselves on autopilot — treating life like a monotonous set of routines. Other people react more emotionally, with aggression, anger, or feelings of chaos.
Despite our responsibilities and ties to the material world, the daily grind also provides an opportunity for us to reconnect with the people and principles that matter. Are you ready to take a step away from your regular routine and into a soul-restoring experience?
Leave the stresses of daily life behind and open your heart to a nature-filled environment, like-minded company, and the healing power of music. Celebrate the imperfections of life, create space in your own mind, and embrace the thorny and beautiful path of spiritual growth!
In this two-day program, you will enjoy a supportive and uplifting environment of community and new friends. The overnight retreat begins on Friday at 3pm with yoga, relaxation time, and dinner. Friday evening features a concert led by Bahamian musicians Paul and Tanya Hanna to heal your senses and soothe your soul.
You will experience the inspiring music and comforting lyrics, guided by the rhythm of the steel pan drum. The uplifting programs continue into Saturday morning with a silent walk and talk led by Rev. Dr. Livingstone R. Malcolm along the beautiful Paradise Island beach. Retreat participants are invited to participate in yoga classes, community meals, and an optional midday Saturday workshop on regaining body wisdom.
Find our boat schedule here for free transportation to the event from the Elizabeth on Bay Marina.
Casual and modest attire requested.
Tanya and Paul Hanna are Bahamian music icons as well as producers, songwriters, musicians, and vocalists. They have toured in the Caribbean, the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong. Paul and Tanya have performed with top R&B artist Jeffrey Osbourne, as well as Grammy winners Jeff Haynes, Gary Haase, Roger Ryan, Stan Getz, and Chick and Gail Corea. Recipients of many awards, they are also wellness advocates and are actively involved in their local community.
The cost for this special benefit concert is $50.
Proceeds from this event will go toward a newer, more comfortable boat for the ashram to transport guests to and from Nassau.
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.