Come into balance in body, mind, and spirit with a 5-day cleanse. This intensive and transformative cleanse focuses on physical, emotional, and spiritual awareness while you enjoy simple living foods, fruit and vegetable juices, botanicals, and tea. Experience optimal nutrition accompanied by detoxification protocols that will leave you renewed, restored and reawakened.
Benefits of this program include:
• Cleansing all organ systems of the body
• Relieving congestion in the body and improving eliminative functions
• Addressing malabsorption of nutrients
• Relieving fatigue and energizing the body, mind, and spirit
• Reducing skin problems and easing pain and inflammation
• Focusing on root-based, sustainable solutions.
This course is open to all; however, if you have a severe chronic condition or are on medication, please consult your health-care practitioner before registering. One-on-one nutritional consultations are also available (not included in tuition).
Please note Please bring a dry-skin brush. A tongue scraper, therapeutic essential oils, and all special supplements/formulas are included in the tuition.
Clarissa Kussin is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, detoxification and cellular regeneration specialist, yoga teacher, holistic personal chef, and founder of Full Lotus Wellness in Durham, North Carolina. Known for her conscious cuisine, crafted with raw, vegan, plant-powered nutrients, Clarissa is passionate about the healing power of whole foods and is referred to by many as the “Juice Lady” for her healing and intuitively crafted tonics. She inspires her clients to restore and regenerate the tissues of their physical bodies so they can access their higher and authentic self to live fully.
Please note A 7.5% Bahamian VAT tax will be added.
Total cost depends on your choice of accommodations and includes all sessions of your course/cleanse/training, meals, yoga classes, satsangs, as well as access to our beautiful beach and the ashram grounds and amenities. (Depending on your schedule, you may also attend optional mid-day Yoga Vacation workshops offered during your stay.)
Stay a little longer. If your schedule allows, consider staying for 2 to 5 days of Yoga Vacation before or after your course to fully integrate your experience. You will enjoy all that the ashram has to offer — healthy meals, yoga classes, meditation, spiritual practice, opportunities for relaxation, community talks, teachings, and performances — as well as optional daily workshops on topics of yoga, health, and spiritual inspiration.
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.
IMPORTANT Enjoy the lower tax rate — register before September 30, 2018!
The Bahamian tax rate is increasing to 12%. Register before September 30, 2018 for any stay that ends before June 30, 2019 to take advantage of the current rate of 7.5%. Deposit or full payment required at time of reservation. After September 30, 2018, the 12% rate will apply to all new reservations, and/or changes to existing reservations.
Payments We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, cash (US dollars), and US certified bank drafts to the name Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat. We do not accept personal checks or travelers checks. All deposits and payments in US dollars only.
Deposits To guarantee your reservation, a $300 deposit is required per person. 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
Stay longer and save! A 5% discount on accommodations is available for stays of 14 nights or more and applies to the duration of your stay.
The rates below are per person, per night, and are listed in US dollars. A Bahamian VAT tax of 7.5% 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.
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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.
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Our Garden Rooms with Bath are shared rooms with two single beds and a private bathroom with shower and tub. Within a short distance from the bay, these rooms include simple furnishings, a small refrigerator, tea kettle, and air conditioning. If you choose this room as a solo traveler, you can expect to share it with a roommate of the same gender.
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Ideal for solo travelers, our Garden Room Singles offer 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.
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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. If you choose this shared room by yourself, you can expect to share it with a roommate of the same gender.
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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.
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The Garden Room Doubles allow 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
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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.
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.
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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.
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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 course will offer a daily workshop with Clarissa Kussin. Topics covered will include:
• Detoxification and Cellular Regeneration Basics
• Essentials of the Lymphatic System
• Daily Detoxification Self-Care Practices
• Not All Sugar is Created Equal
• Herbal Protocols and Why
• How to Maximize Plant-Based Nutrition
• Sustainability and Flexibility
• Proper Food Combining
• and more
Other program components:
Fill our Detox Questionnaire
Citrus water daily
Fab Four Botanicals
Fresh fruit and juice available every day
Herbal tea available all day
GI Broom Botanical Formula at night before bed, 2 hours after the last meal
Raw salad meal with savory fat every night
Stomach and bowel formula provided every day
Please follow the program and please report any medical challenges
Your course schedule has been designed by the presenter to provide a holistic educational experience, and includes course presentation time, meal times, and free time for you to enjoy the beach and the grounds and participate in the ashram’s daily programs. Lines in bold type indicate required course times.
Morning and Evening Satsang: community gatherings for meditation, chanting & teachings; sometimes a silent beach walk.
Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes: available on outdoor ocean and bayfront platforms (beginner and intermediate levels offered twice daily).
7:00 pm Guest Ashram Orientation (meets at Reception)
6:00 – 7:45 am Morning Satsang
8:00 – 9:45 am Ashram Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
10:00 am Detox Meal
11:00 am Ashram Welcome and History Tour (meets at Reception)
11:30 am Inauguration Ceremony
12:00 – 3:00 pm 3-Hour Course Session with Lunch
3:00 – 6:00 pm Daily Homework and Self Reflection,Optional Ashram Yoga Asana Class, or Customized Integrative Nutrition and Cellular Regeneration Health Consultations with Clarissa (must be pre-scheduled)
6:00 pm Detox Dinner
8:00 – 9:45 pm Evening Satsang
DAY 2 – DAY 4
6:00 am– 7:00 am Morning Satsang
8:00 am to 10:00 am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
10:00 am Detox Breakfast
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Karma Yoga
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm 3-Hour Course Session with Lunch
3 pm to 4 pm Daily Homework & Self Reflection
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Optional Ashram Yoga Asana Class, or Customized Integrative Nutrition and Cellular Regeneration Health Consultations with Clarissa (must be pre-scheduled)
6:00pm Detox Dinner
8:00 to 10:00 pm Evening Satsang
6:00 – 7:45 am Morning Satsang
8:00 – 9:45 am Ashram Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
10:00 am Detox Breakfast
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Optional Karma Yoga
1:00 – 2:30 pm 2.5-Hour Course Session with Lunch
3:00 pm Graduation Ceremony
* Regular ashram schedule the rest of the day
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.