Join the bliss! These five days bring us together for the perfect blend of celebration and vacation at the heavenly Sivananda ashram, with its beaches of white sand and azure ocean. Come with your family and friends, old and new. All are welcome.
Together, we’ll dive into daily kirtan, sangha, and discussion, alongside outdoor time, snorkelling, hanging out, basketball, and even a joke night.
Daily satsang and workshops include:
● Stories from the ancient Vedas
● Practices for bringing Bhakti to life at home
● Discussions on the Bhagavatam and Gita
● Music and singing practice
● Lessons on the relationship between material and spiritual identity — true ego and false ego
● Instruction on awakening our relationship with the Divine
● Questions and answers session with a panel of Bhakti elders
Enjoy healthy and nutritious vegetarian food (including magical homemade bread!), beautiful gardens, and kindred spirits from around the world. You’ll find a variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets.
Offered as 9 satsangs and 4 afternoon workshops.
Raghunath Yogi started practicing yoga in NYC in 1987 with Sri Dharma Mitra, and learned Sivananada Yoga as well. The next year, he went to India, where he became a celibate monk at a Krishna Bhakti Ashram for six years, studying, meditating, and living the ancient yogic texts. In 1991, in the sacred village of Vrindavan he was awarded the name Raghunath and two years later in the same holy town, he was awarded diksha or the sacred thread, for his study.
Now, many years later, Raghunath is an accomplished yogi in many styles. Married with four children, he leads retreats, workshops, and yoga teacher trainings, especially in Los Angeles and New York City.
Rukmini Walker is a teacher of Bhakti Yoga, as well as an activist in interfaith dialogue and in women’s spiritual empowerment. She is the founder of the Urban Devi collective held in New York City at the Bhakti Center.
At the age of sixteen, Rukmini met her guru, Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and began a lifelong study of Bhakti Yoga, living and teaching in yoga ashrams in India, Canada, and the United States. She now lives with her husband in Washington DC, and she is the mother of kirtan artist, Gaura Vani.
Vineet Chander was born and raised in New York City and discovered the practice of Bhakti Yoga (the path of devotion and grace) in his youth. A student of Radhanath Swami for more than two decades, Vineet is a sought-after speaker and teacher, known for his ability to infuse ancient wisdom with humor, relevant examples, and avenues for application. He has spoken at numerous conferences and educational institutions, including the American Academy of Religion, the Global Dharma Conference, the Global Chaplains Conference, Yale University, Cornell University, and the Harvard Divinity School, and has offered wisdom teachings in a number of temples, ashrams, and yoga studios.
In his professional life, Vineet directs the Hindu Life Program at Princeton University and serves as the Hindu Chaplain on campus. He also helped to found and he coordinates the university’s Yoga and Meditation Fellowship program, in which he directs a cohort of fifteen Princeton University students in an immersive learning experience in India.
Vineet lives with his wife and daughter in Princeton, New Jersey.
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.
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.