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Swami SivanandaSwami Vishnu

“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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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
February 25, 2020
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 26 — 28, 2020
Brant Secunda

By means of the indigenous wisdom of the Huichol, empower your dreams and rejuvenate your body, heart, and spirit with Shamanic healing techniques.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 26 — 28, 2020
Swami Brahmananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 29, 2020
Trinity Global Cathedral Gospel Choir

Leave the stresses of daily life behind and soothe your soul with the Trinity Global Cathedral Baptist Choir.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 1 — 5, 2020
Arjuna

Bring the ashram’s sattvic lifestyle into your own home

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 2 — 4, 2020
Jnaneshwari Chaitanya

Discover your inner bliss through the practice of Karma Yoga.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 2 — 6, 2020
John Beaulieu and Thea Keats Beaulieu

Explore the nature of healing

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 6 — 8, 2020
Krishna Chaitanya

Do you find practicing yoga postures difficult due to injury, obesity, sickness, or other physical constraint?

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 7 — 10, 2020
Olga Mandodari Sokolova
We regret that this program is cancelled.
 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 9 — 11, 2020
Arjuna

Explore the effect of the conscious practice of the 12 Sivananda Yoga postures on the physical, astral, and causal bodies.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 10 — 12, 2020
Jnaneshwari Chaitanya

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 10 — 12, 2020
Suzi Tucker

Learn how key elements of your life may be linked to historical family events

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 12 — 14, 2020
Urmila Devi Dasi

Work with your natural strengths and turn your livelihood into a yogic practice.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 12, 2020
Anne Douglas
We regret that this program is cancelled.
 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 13 — 16, 2020
Narayani Chaitanya

Practice the art of deep relaxation and live everyday with ease and calm

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 13 — 16, 2020
Rukmini Chaitanya

What is the best way to attain spiritual liberation?

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 14 — 16, 2020
Panache Desai

Become aware of your own power and potential and be able to meet yourself with laughter, light and love

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 16 — 19, 2020
Swami Tattwamayananda

Approach some of the fundamental Vedantic teachings for a more complete worldview.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 17 — 19, 2020
Arjuna

Perfect for students new to yoga philosophy, this set of teachings in Raja Yoga offers insight into the types of yoga that can be practiced off the mat.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 17 — 20, 2020
Theodore Tsavoussis

Shamanic medicine is an ancient transformational approach to restoring power, creating healing, and harmonizing the mind, body, and spirit.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 20 — 22, 2020
Iswara Chaitanya

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 20 — 22, 2020
Krishna Chaitanya

Study the milestones that the spiritual aspirant must reach to attain God realization.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 20 — 22, 2020
Russill Paul

Open your heart to the grace of sound and music with chants, mantras and meditation.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 26 — 28, 2020
Pranava Chaitanya

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 26 — 28, 2020
Parvati Chaitanya

Learn ancient practices to create peace and happiness in your life on a daily basis.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 26 — 27, 2020
Marc Halpern (Siva) and Andrea Deerheart PhD

Unlock stuck energy with high awareness in deep relaxation

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 28, 2020

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 29 — 31, 2020
Omar Faruk Tekbilek

Join us for a moving musical journey led by Omar Faruk Tekbilek, a multifaceted musician specializing in music from Turkey and the Middle East.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 29 — 31, 2020
Narayani Chaitanya

Practice the art of deep relaxation and live everyday with ease and calm

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 1 — 4, 2020
Arjuna

Learn practical strategies to enhance your everyday life by tapping into your inner power.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 1 — 3, 2020
Swamini Atmaprakashananda Saraswati

See your world through the clear eyes of the teacher.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 2 — 4, 2020
Pierre Montpetit

Foot massage provides stress relief and increases well-being.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 9 — 21, 2020
Swami Chidananda Puri

The 15th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita is known as the Gita within the Gita.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 13 — 14, 2020
Marilyn Rossner

Join well-known intuitive Marilyn Rossner for talks on the intriguing topic of life after death.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 13 — 16, 2020
Swami Brahmananda

Join us on a journey exploring the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, as described by the great yogi Patanjali Maharishi.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 14 — 16, 2020
David Newman (Durga Das)

Sing your heart out and connect with the Divine — wherever you go!

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 16 — 18, 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
April 17 — 21, 2020
Swami Chidananda Puri

Discover the vision of a realized person in this manual of life with universal appeal.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 19 — 22, 2020
Erin Bidlake

Help your body return to a relaxed state, even in the middle of your busy day.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 22, 2020
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 

 

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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 with two single beds 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.

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