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Swami SivanandaSwami Vishnu

“Inspiration is spiritual inexhaustible wealth. It gives joy, peace and bliss eternal!”

—Swami Sivananda


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The setting is gorgeous with white sand beach and emerald green-blue Caribbean sea. Food is delicious and wholesome. The energy in the ashram is amazing. Accommodation is simple and clean, in line with yogic living.

—Guest from Ottawa, Canada

Yoga Vacation Program

Simplify, reset, and reconnect with yourself.

Retreat from the stressors and distractions of everyday life and discover a healthier, happier you. Our Yoga Vacation Program was designed by Swami Vishnudevananda to ensure that real relaxation and rejuvenation are achieved for the body, mind, and soul.

Whether you are new to yoga or a well-established practitioner, the Yoga Vacation Program will help you quickly find your way back to balance in an optimal environment for spiritual growth, healing, and relaxation.

Immerse in a yogic lifestyle
Increase your vitality, positivity, and ease of being as a result of daily yoga practice, a healthy vegetarian diet, silent meditation sessions, and uplifting teachings.

 

Connect to nature’s healing
Enjoy the restorative power of the natural world as you take in the fresh sea air, 
the sounds of the waves, and the beauty of the tropical gardens.

Meet interesting people
Experience the pleasure of good company through connection with kindred spirits 
from around the world at meals, on the beach, in classes, and in satsang.

Explore inspiring topics
Discover new ways of thinking and being, deepen spiritual knowledge, learn 
body-mind practices, and celebrate the diversity of life through mid-day workshops and inspiring evening talks. Each year, we invite hundreds of guest presenters to the ashram — scholars, spiritual teachers, scientists, and artists — to offer a rich tapestry of engaging talks, performances, and workshops as part of the Yoga Vacation Program.

Browse the calendar below to see what’s happening when you plan to stay with us — or to plan your stay to coincide with a particular program or presenter.

Experience well being
While you are here, consider making an appointment for an integrative healing session through our Well Being Center.

 

During your stay with us, we invite you to discover how powerful the tools of yoga can be in your personal evolution, helping you to live in constant peace with yourself, humanity, and nature.

 


What makes our Yoga Vacations unique? In addition to our location and yoga lifestyle immersion, we offer an extraordinary program of talks, workshops, and performances — all included in your stay.

Through the Yoga Vacation Program, we welcome more than 200 distinguished presenters each year — spiritual teachers of different traditions, scientists, healers, religious leaders, authors, and musicians, each one a jewel in their discipline. Come and be inspired.

See what’s happening when you plan to stay with us:

Upcoming Yoga Vacation Programs

Yoga Vacation Program
November 18 — 20, 2019
Sanatani (Sandrine Remy)

Learn to detox in the comfort of your own home.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 19 — 22, 2019
Swami Shantananda

Join Swamini Pramamanda (Ammaji) for an exploration of the main topics discussed in Chapter 8 of the Bhagavad Gita.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 22 — 24, 2019
Brother Phap Hai
We regret that this program is cancelled.
 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 24 — 26, 2019
Swami Shambhudevananda

The relationship between Guru and disciple is one of infinite compassion, patience, and love.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 25, 2019
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 25 — 27, 2019
Omkara

The Master Keys are powerful Chinese energy practices to enhance your health, sustain happiness, and bring you into effortless alignment with the flow of life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 27 — 28, 2019
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

A special opportunity to join us in the kitchen!

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 27 — 29, 2019
Satyadev

Discover your inner bliss through the practice of Karma Yoga.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 2 — 4, 2019
Arjuna

Deepen your practice, and explore conscious yoga that leads you to discover more about your true Self.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 2 — 5, 2019
Kate Mitcheom

Using the core principles of MBSR and Sivananda Yoga, it is possible for everyone to improve their personal well-being.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 5 — 7, 2019
Anna Scorik (Ambika)

Experience an inspiring introduction to the basic approach and practices of ThetaHealing and hear how it is used to create instantaneous physical and emotional well-being.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 5 — 7, 2019
Sri Shyamji Bhatnagar

Take a journey through the effects of sound and mantras and learn to hear your fundamental note.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 7 — 9, 2019
Zuleikha

Delve into ancient tradition of music in movement, and unite your soul and body in a spiritual conversation.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 9 — 11, 2019
Mallika Dutt (Parvati)

Let’s bring together the personal, the political, and the spiritual to dream in a new world.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 10 — 13, 2019
Swami Prakashananda

Learn from this ancient scripture how God can be found everywhere when you look within.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 11 — 15, 2019
Nora Benian (Sundari)

This program is perfect for those wanting to learn to relieve stress and tension as well as those working through injuries, chronic pain, and restlessness.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 14 — 16, 2019
Acharya Mangalananda

Discover the diverse manifestations of the Divine Mother and engage in guided meditations to feel her healing presence in your heart.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 15 — 17, 2019
Swami Brahmananda

Learn devotional practices to cultivate Bhakti and deepen your relationship with the Divine.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 16 — 18, 2019
Omkara

The Master Keys are powerful Chinese energy practices to enhance your health, sustain happiness, and bring you into effortless alignment with the flow of life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 16 — 18, 2019
Marisa Laursen (Sri Devi)

Discover the healing wisdom inherent in life itself.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 18 — 20, 2019
Tenzin Dasel

Connect with the Divine Mother and open your heart to live a full, meaningful life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 19 — 21, 2019
Swami Shambhudevananda

Join us to honor Swami Vishnudevananda, his legacy, and our lineage.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 21 — 24, 2019
Arjuna

Examine how four main paths of yoga: Raja, Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana yoga, accompany the postures to create a well-rounded yoga lifestyle.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 25 — 27, 2019
Snatam Kaur and Sopurkh Singh

Experience the angelic voice of one of the most inspirational singers of devotional music of the Sikh tradition.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 28, 2019
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 31, 2019 — January 2, 2020
Gaura Vani

Let yourself release into the rhythms and chants and discover the Bhakti within.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 2 — 5, 2020
Pranava Chaitanya

This experiential retreat will guide you to identify and transform stressors that deplete your energy.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 2 — 24, 2020
Srinivasan

An in-depth journey into the theory and practice of Raja Yoga with a special focus on the yamas and niyamas.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 3 — 5, 2020
Mavis Gewant

Learn how to paint yantras, sacred geometric patterns that Vedic astrologers have used for ages.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 5 — 8, 2020
Swami Sarvapriyananda

Study the most powerful and direct of all the Upanishads

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 6 — 8, 2020
Mavis Gewant

Learn the imagery, colors, elements, deities, and mantras associated with each chakra.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 9 — 12, 2020
Mavis Gewant

By working with specific colors and mantras, this meditative painting practice will connect you to the deeper energies of the planets, creating more harmony, peace and energy.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 10 — 12, 2020
Paul Selig

Work directly with Paul and his guides to move forward in your own spiritual development and support planetary evolution as humankind awakens to its Divine nature.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 12 — 14, 2020
Dot Maver

Let’s break the cycle of conflict and pioneer a future founded in peace, joy, and wisdom.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 13 — 15, 2020
Surya (Silvia San Miguel)

Enjoy a series of workshops that explores the challenges and the blessings of aging and gives you practices for daily life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 15 — 17, 2020
Sanatani (Sandrine Remy)

Learn to detox in the comfort of your own home.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 15 — 17, 2020
Joan Borysenko

In fast-paced world rising with disease, there is no better time to explore the age-old question of how to heal yourself.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 17 — 19, 2020
Ragani

Sing the ancient mantras of India and access a joyful, meditative state.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 18 — 20, 2020
Pranava Chaitanya

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 25 — 28, 2020
Swamini Svatmavidyananda Saraswati

Examine this ancient tale, laden with symbolism, and how it’s relevant for you

 

 

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Yoga Vacationers are invited to follow the ashram’s Daily Schedule, which includes plenty of time for the beach as well as socializing, learning, and relaxing.  As a spiritual learning center and community, we request that all guests attend morning and evening satsang and both yoga class per day to make the most of their stay and contribute to the community experience.

Morning Start the day at 6:00 a.m. with the serenity of early morning meditation. The clear sea air and radiant dawn aid the mind to focus and the body to be still. Half an hour of silent meditation is followed by joyful chanting, a spiritual talk or reading, and closing prayers. Next at 8:00 a.m. comes a two-hour class of asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), and relaxation that invigorates and refreshes the body and mind. Brunch awaits at 10:00 a.m.

Midday Create your own optimal afternoon schedule. Take an experiential workshop, attend a lecture or enjoy a healing art session. Study, swim, relax on the beach, or go snorkeling. Have a snack break at the Health Hut, meet new or old friends or take time to read a book in the tropical gardens.

Afternoon Start the third part of your day with a 4:00 p.m. yoga class. Feel how your body achieves maximum stretch at this time and the great progress that can be made. Observe as your breath gets calmer and your mind clearer in the serenity of your afternoon practice. Dinner will await you at 6:00 p.m. After dinner, take an early evening walk on the beach, enjoying the beautiful sunset.

Evening Satsang (meditation, chanting and talk) completes the day at 8:00 p.m. During the evening satsang we usually enjoy a concert, a dance performance or a talk by one of our special guests. Lights-off is around 10:00 p.m.



The 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.
 

The individual Yoga Vacation programs listed in the calendar consist of a combination of morning or evening satsang presentations or performances and/or workshops offered at noon and/or 2:00 pm. These are included in the all-inclusive accommodations rates.
 

The total cost for your stay depends on your choice of accommodations.

Accommodations

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.

Please note

  • Accommodation rates are all-inclusive for our Yoga Vacation Program.
  • Courses, cleanses, and trainings have an additional tuition.
  • Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course rates are all-inclusive.
  • Minimum 2-night stay year-round. (Minimum 4-night stay December 22, 2019–January 2, 2020 and minimum 3-night stay February 21–23, 2020.)

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

      • Winter/Spring Season: November 1 – June 9
      • Summer/Fall Season: June 10 – October 31

Rooms are available for single or double occupancy. Prices are listed per night, per room and are in US dollars. Rates include accommodations, meals, yoga classes, satsangs, and Yoga Vacation workshops. A Bahamian VAT tax of 12% will be added.

  • Note Rates updated October 9, 2019 and apply ONLY to new registrations from this date forward.

Beachfront Deluxe

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 Winter Summer
Single Occupancy $380 $256
Double Occupancy $380 $320
Additional Person (max 4 persons) $158 $140
 

Oceanview Deluxe

  • Oceanview Deluxe Twin Room

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 Winter Summer
Single Occupancy $360 $240
Double Occupancy $360 $300
Third Person $120 $113
 

Bayside Room with Bath

These rooms 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 Winter Summer
Single Occupancy $240 $150
Double Occupancy $300 $190
Shared (per person) $150 $115
 

Double Bed Room

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.

Double Bed Room Winter Summer
Single Occupancy $167 $142
Double Occupancy $270 $190
 

Single Room

Ideal for solo travelers, our 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.

Single Room Winter Summer
$157 $128
 

Beach Hut (private or shared)

Fall asleep to the relaxing sounds of ocean waves. Our Beach Huts with Double Bed are comfortable, simple, and seconds from the beach. These rooms feature simple furnishings, and air-conditioning. Full bathrooms are located within one minute’s walk from your room.

Beach Hut Winter Summer
Single Occupancy $220 $170
Double Occupancy $280 $210
Shared (per person) $140 $105
 

Twin Bed Room

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.

Twin Bed Room Winter Summer
Single Occupancy $199 $160
Double Occupancy $256 $190
Shared (per person) $128 $95
 

Tent Hut Double Bed

  • Tent Hut Single Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Perfect for couples and close friends, our Tent Hut with Double Beds 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 Winter Summer
Single Occupancy $119 not available
Double Occupancy $180 not available
 

Tent Hut Single

  • Tent Hut Single Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

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 Winter Summer
$102 not available
 

Dormitory

  • Dormitory Accommodations2 | sivanandabahamas.org

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.

Dormitory Winter Summer
$99 not available
 

Tent Space

  • Tent Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

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.

Tent Space Winter Summer
$65* not available
  • Tent space rate is $89 per night during the end-of-the-year holidays, December 20, 2019–January 1, 2020 and Krishna Das Chant Weekend, February 20-23, 2020.


Swami Vishnudevananda’s Five Points of Yoga

 

Swami Vishnudevananda created the Yoga Vacation Program so that people could return from a vacation truly relaxed and renewed. His Five Points of Yoga are built into each day at the ashram and offer you an immersion in a yogic lifestyle.

  • Proper Exercise: Yoga exercises focus on the health of the spine, its strength and flexibility. By maintaining the spine’s flexibility and strength through exercise, circulation is increased and the nerves receive their proper supply of nutrients and oxygen. The exercises also affect the internal organs and endocrine system.
  • Proper Breathing: Yoga teaches us how to maximize lung capacity and how to control the breath. This increases vitality and mental clarity.
  • Proper Relaxation: By learning how to deeply relax all the muscles of the body, you can thoroughly rejuvenate your nervous system and attain a deep sense of inner peace. Yoga teaches us how to achieve this state of complete relaxation.
  • Proper Diet: The Yogic diet is a vegetarian one, consisting of pure, simple, natural foods which are easily digested and promote health. The Yogic diet will help you attain a high standard of health, keen intellect and serenity of mind.
  • Positive Thinking and Meditation: We become what we think. Through methods of positive thinking you will learn how to entertain positive and creative thoughts which contribute to vibrant health and a peaceful, joyful mind. Meditation opens the door to intuitive knowledge and realms of eternal bliss. The mind becomes calm and steady.
 



Plan your Yoga Vacation for any time of the year — it’s always perfect here in Paradise! You can participate in the Yoga Vacation Program for any length of time; even a weekend stay will recharge your body, mind and soul! If you’ve had little previous exposure to yoga and wish to get the most out of your visit, we recommend that you plan a one- or two-week yoga getaway. This ensures that you will experience the equivalent to 3-6 months of weekly yoga classes.

Interested? Click on Register Now button in the sidebar to enter your dates.

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