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“A cheerful thought in you produces cheerful thoughts in others!”

—Swami Sivananda

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What a beautiful heart space Sivananda Yoga Retreat is and such a lovely flow: one moment you’re taking a yoga class, the next listening to incredible teachers from many different backgrounds or swimming in the warm clear blue Caribbean sea and soaking up the rays on beautiful paradise beach.

—Guest from Leeds, United Kingdom

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
August 24 — 26, 2019
Vidisha Patel

Improve your heart rhythm coherence by learning to generate and sustain positive emotions.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 25 — 27, 2019
Narayani Chaitanya

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 26 — 28, 2019
Nathan Katz
We regret that this program is cancelled.
 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 28, 2019
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 29 — 31, 2019
Parvati Chaitanya

Come explore the 20 Spiritual Instructions of Swami Sivananda and how they can inspire your life and spiritual practice.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 29 — 31, 2019
Swami Shambhudevananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 31 — September 2, 2019
Gina Salá

Gina Salá offers empowering, clarifying practices in Bhakti chant, sound tantra, and mantra.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 3 — 6, 2019
Manu Dawson

Nutritionist Manu Dawson guides you in the fundamentals of a healthy vegetarian yogic diet — from soup to nuts.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 4 — 6, 2019
Iswara Chaitanya

The yamas and niyamas (ethical guidelines) are the first two steps of the Raja Yoga system.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 7 — 9, 2019
Krishna Chaitanya

Explore the synthesis of yoga through the lens of spiritual leaders and the teachings of diverse yogic paths, while discovering the unity in diversity of them all.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 7 — 9, 2019
Pranava Chaitanya

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 9 — 11, 2019
Anneke Lucas

Let’s look at trauma healing through a new lens ― a spiritual lens.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 11 — 12, 2019
Parvati Chaitanya

The pure vibration of the sounds will clear away all dark and heavy thoughts, uplift your spirit and nourish your heart.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 11 — 13, 2019
Krishna Chaitanya

Forgiveness is the natural state of the soul. Learn how to forgive, even in greatly challenging situations.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 12 — 15, 2019
Beth Spindler

Here’s your chance to discover a medically-proven yogic approach to help you uncover your best self.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 14 — 16, 2019
Iswara Chaitanya

Practice positive thinking and watch your life change from the inside out.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 15 — 18, 2019
Theodore Tsavoussis

Use shamanic practices to release fear, drop limiting beliefs, and heal your personal history.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 16 — 18, 2019
Pranava Chaitanya

Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 19 — 21, 2019
Krishna Chaitanya

Swami Sivananda described sadhana as spiritual movement that is consciously systematized.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 20 — 22, 2019
Ram Vakkalanka

Nada Yoga is a wonderful confluence of the science of yoga and the art of music.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 22 — 25, 2019
Swami Dharmananda

Dive into the teachings of the most important scriptures in yoga, the Bhagavad Gita.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 23 — 25, 2019
Swami Dharmananda

Learn from a wealth of techniques rooted in yoga philosophy and psychology to freshen your outlook on life’s challenges.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 26 — 28, 2019
Pranava Chaitanya

How can we, as yogis and as people, cultivate compassion toward others?

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 27 — 30, 2019
Emily Moody

Learn how to integrate mindfulness and self-compassion into your own life, improving your emotional well-being.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 1 — 3, 2019
Krishna Chaitanya

Discover your inner bliss through the practice of Karma Yoga.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 1 — 4, 2019
Katie Papo (Ambika)

Learn how to motivate and power your healthiest, most successful life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 4 — 6, 2019
Iswara Chaitanya

Turn negativity into healthy habits and positive ways of being.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 5 — 8, 2019
Steven Weiss

Gain a foundation in the alignment basics that are necessary in all asana.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 9 — 12, 2019
Swami Brahmananda

In this program we will delve into the four paths of yoga — Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Jnana Yoga — and explore how the lessons of each path can be integrated into our lives to attain true wisdom and union with the Divine.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 11 — 13, 2019
The Mayapuris

The Mayapuris will lead us in the ancient practice of Kirtan, or chanting, the heart and soul of devotional yoga.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 13 — 15, 2019
David Vago

Explore the science of the mind — what happens during the practice of meditation?

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 13 — 15, 2019
Narayani Chaitanya

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 16 — 18, 2019
Aira Guevara (Rukmini)

Use yoga and aromatherapy to promote relaxation, calm the mind, and release blockages.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 16 — 18, 2019
Swami Brahmananda

The teachings of Vedanta, when applied to our daily life, transform one’s life and open vistas to eternal bliss.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 18 — 20, 2019
Jeff Migdow

When your energetic channels flow freely, you attract positive influences into your life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 20 — 22, 2019
Paul Dugliss

Experience the brilliance of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra in your daily life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 23 — 25, 2019
Jim Gelcer

Jim Gelcer (Siva) will teach you the words and melodies of the Sivananda daily chants and more.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 24 — 26, 2019
Swami Shambhudevananda

Learn the theory and practice of meditation, along with useful tips, so you can experience the benefits in your daily life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 26 — 29, 2019
Antonio Sausys

Manifest your full potential by removing blockages in your body’s energy systems with three gentle yet powerful sequences.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 27 — 29, 2019
Parvati Chaitanya

The pure vibration of the sounds will clear away all dark and heavy thoughts, uplift your spirit and nourish your heart.

 

 

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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

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 30
      • Summer/Fall Season: July 1 – October 31

The rates below are per person, per night, and are listed in US dollars. A Bahamian VAT tax of 12% will be added.

Beachfront Deluxe

  • Inside Beach Deluxe Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

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)
Winter Summer
$190 $160
 

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 (per-person, shared)
Winter Summer
$180 $150
 

Bayside Room with Bath (private or shared)

  • Garden Room with Bath Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

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
$160 $135

Private or shared:

  • To book this room privately for yourself alone, the price will be double the per-person rate.
  • To share with a friend, please book this room privately for two people to ensure you are staying together.
  • If you are a solo traveler and would like to share this room, you can expect to be assigned a roommate of the same gender.
 

Classic Room with Double Bed

  • Garden Room Double Private Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

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
(per-person, shared)
Winter Summer
$167 $138
 

Classic Single Room

  • Garden Room Single Private Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

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
Winter Summer
$157 $128
 

Beach Hut (private or shared)

 
  • Inside Beach Hut Shared Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

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
$150 $120

Private or shared:

  • To book this room privately for yourself alone, the price will be double the per-person rate.
  • To share with a friend, please book this room privately for two people to ensure you are staying together.
  • If you are a solo traveler and would like to share this room, you can expect to be assigned a roommate of the same gender.
 

Garden Room (private or shared)

  • Garden Room-Shared Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

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
$135 $105

Private or shared:

  • To book this room privately for yourself alone, the price will be double the per-person rate.
  • To share with a friend, please book this room privately for two people to ensure you are staying together.
  • If you are a solo traveler and would like to share this room, you can expect to be assigned a roommate of the same gender.
 

Tent Hut Double

  • Tent Hut Single Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

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)
Winter Summer
$119 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
$109 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
$107 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
$89 not available


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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