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“Thought is both force and motion. Thought is dynamic. Thought moves. Thought decides the future. As you think, so you become.”

—Swami Sivananda

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I spent 10 days at the ashram and had an absolutely wonderful stay. I think this is most relaxed and centered I have ever returned from a vacation. If you are looking for a vacation that will help you take a step back, relax, and meet others with similar goals, this a perfect vacation for you!

—Guest from Baltimore, Maryland

Program Calendar & Course Schedule

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Experiential Course
May 23 — 27, 2017
Gigi Cohen

Learn the ins and outs of a healthy and balanced gluten-free and vegan diet.

Experiential Course
May 25 — 29, 2017
Elaine Valdov

Become an activist who teaches yoga to make a difference in someone else’s world.

Yoga Vacation Program
May 27 — 30, 2017
Kate Mitcheom

Through direct experience, learn meditation tools and techniques that lay the foundation and principles of mindfulness in a supportive environment.

Yoga Vacation Program
May 27 — 29, 2017

Discover the connection between the food we eat, our thoughts, and how to create a peaceful, positive state of mind.

Sivananda Core Course
May 27 — 31, 2017
Iswara Chaitanya

Relax, take a break from your life and discover how to find inner peace, contentment and happiness from within.

Yoga Vacation Program
May 28, 2017
Swami Swaroopananda

Swami Swaroopananda answers aspirants’ questions, clears troubled minds, and inspires listeners to advance on the spiritual path.

Experiential Course
May 28 — 29, 2017
Dian Killian

Learn to live peacefully by transcending negative emotions and building positive ones.

Yoga Vacation Program
May 29 — 31, 2017
David Newman

Step into the sacred for a joyous weekend of call-and-response chanting and devotional song— a heart opening journey into bliss.

Experiential Course
May 30 — June 1, 2017
Dian Killian

This practicum includes experiential exercises to develop greater mind-body and sensory awareness, as well as practice in Somatic-Based Empathy.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 1 — 3, 2017
Rukmini Chaitanya

Through the practice of meditation, one can attain peace of mind, good health, and everlasting happiness.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 1 — 2, 2017
Tanya and Paul Hanna

Open your heart and heal your senses with the music of local Bahamian musicians Paul and Tanya Hanna.

Special Event
June 2 — 6, 2017
Eben Alexander, Amit Goswami, Stephen Kaplan, Prantik Kundu, and Swami Brahmananda

Join leading scientists and scholars who explore the cutting-edge question, “What is the relationship between consciousness and the brain?”

Experiential Course
June 2 — 5, 2017
Grace Van Berkum

Improve your metabolism and digestion, cleanse your internal organs, reduce inflammation, increase energy, reset your taste buds, and clear your mind.

Special Event
June 2 — 10, 2017
Swami Swaroopananda, Swami Hridyananda, Eben Alexander, Amit Goswami, Stephen Kaplan, Prantik Kundu, Swami Brahmananda, Rukmini Chaitanya, Jnaneshwari Chaitanya, Shyam and Mohini, Suba Parmar, and Ramesh Parmar

You are invited to a special festive week! Refresh your connection with the ashram, the lineage and teachers, and, your fellow yogis. Join in and add your light.

Yoga Teacher Training
June 3 — 30, 2017
Swami Brahmananda, Swami Hridyananda, Pranava, and Krishna Chaitanya

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Learn how to bring the benefits of classical yoga to others and take your yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level.

Sivananda Core Course
June 5 — 9, 2017
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

In this course, you will deepen your experience with the 12 basic postures of Sivananda Yoga. Each day focuses on a new theme while practicing asana.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 6 — 10, 2017
Swami Swaroopananda, Swami Brahmananda, Swami Hridyananda, Rukmini Chaitanya, Jnaneshwari Chaitanya, Shyam and Mohini, Surya, Krishna Chaitanya, Pranava, and Sylvie Boisclair

Sivananda teachers from all over the world will unite for this infusion of inspiration, prana, and fun!

Yoga Vacation Program
June 7 — 11, 2017
Shyam and Mohini

Experience a variety of films that thoughtfully present many of the topics that come up for the spiritual aspirant.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 7, 2017
Suba Parmar

Witness an artful and skillful performance of classical Indian dance.

Special Event
June 7, 2017

Join a gathering of the Sivananda community and special guests to celebrate Swami Swaroopananda’s birthday with concerts, teachings, pujas, stories, and more.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 8, 2017
Ramesh Parmar

This meditation technique has various components, including kayotsarg for total relaxation, color visualization, and contemplation for internal transformation.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 8 — 10, 2017
Stephan Schwartz

Plunge into contemplative practices and deepen your understanding of your infinite power.

Professional Training
June 9 — 11, 2017
Narayan Jyoti (Ron Paz)

Become the master of your reality and learn profound strategies to heal yourself and others.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 11 — 13, 2017
Swami Prakashananda
Professional Training
June 13 — 15, 2017
Narayan Jyoti (Ron Paz)

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Seven Planes of Existence that surround you and how to work with them for healing.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 13 — 15, 2017
Brandt Passalacqua

The koshas provide a framework for addressing imbalances that keep us from achieving our goals and living fully.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 15 — 17, 2017
Linda Graham

Skillfully harness the neuroplasticity of your brain to reduce the impacts of stress and trauma, so you can live peacefully.

Professional Training
June 17 — 19, 2017
Narayan Jyoti (Ron Paz)

Explore the elusive and deep subconscious thoughts and beliefs that block you from achieving your full potential, and learn how to clear them.

Experiential Course
June 17 — 22, 2017
Swami Brahmananda

Be guided in basic meditation techniques, experience chanting and mantras, and get inspired to establish a daily meditation practice.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 17 — 18, 2017
Narayan Jyoti (Ron Paz)

Take a journey into your heart through chanting of ancient mantras.

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