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Swami SivanandaSwami Vishnu

“The Absolute is All. Truth is Absolute. You are That. This is the essence of spiritual teaching.”

—Swami Sivananda

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This is a place where you can really get deep relaxation, spiritual progress and unwind from everyday stress and activities. I find that the energy here is very warm and welcoming. The staff are very nice and friendly, the ocean is beautiful, and the water is clean with great healing properties.

—Guest, Zagreb, Croatia

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 19 — 21, 2019
Marcus du Sautoy

Will we ever know everything … or are certain mysteries beyond the limits of human understanding?

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 21 — 23, 2019
Rukmini Chaitanya

It is said that the way to light a candle is with another candle—learn how spiritual teachers dispel the darkness.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 21 — 22, 2019
Shani Ram du Sautoy

By integrating mindfulness practices into your daily life, you expand your skills and connect with your well-being.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 22 — 24, 2019
Krishna Das

Join one of the foremost devotional singers in the world for evening kirtan concerts and afternoon workshops with musical prayer.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 24, 2019
Nina Rao

Enjoy the guided chanting of  sacred devotional hymn and discover how this ancient practice is still relevant today.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 25 — 28, 2019
Jnaneshwari Chaitanya

Explore the foundations needed to build a steady meditation practice based on the renowned ancient scripture, the Bhagavad Gita.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 25 — 28, 2019
Iswara Chaitanya

Learn key yogic techniques in order to practice them at home.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 25 — 27, 2019
Surya (Silvia San Miguel)

Transform your body on a cellular level with practices based in yoga, science, and medicine.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 26, 2019
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 27 — March 2, 2019
Jonathan Schooler and Julia Mossbridge

Explore the science behind intuition and insight — and discover ways to use them for your spiritual benefit.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 1 — 31, 2019
Swamini Atmaprakashananda Saraswati

Explore the teachings of two Upanishads that describe the nature of reality itself.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 3 — 7, 2019
Arjuna

Embark on a journey through Nassau, Bahamas — while exploring and cultivating your spiritual side.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 6 — 8, 2019
Jan Willis

Look deeper into the social construct of race through the lens of Buddhism, meditations, and compassion-based exercises.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 8 — 10, 2019
David Newman (Durga Das)

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 10 — 12, 2019
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
March 10 — 12, 2019
Brother Phap Hai
We regret that this program is cancelled.
 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 12 — 16, 2019
Amit Goswami and Ramona Osinor

Discover transformative aspects of quantum physics, such as nonlocality (communicating without signals) and discontinuity (taking quantum leaps without intermediate steps).

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 14 — 17, 2019
Swami Advayatmananda Saraswati

Dive into the timeless, living tradition of Advaita Vedanta and learn to apply it in daily life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 14, 2019
Anne Douglas

With the support of iRest Yoga Nidra, you can heighten your capacity to release your mind’s unhealthy habits and replace them with well-balanced thinking patterns.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 14 — 16, 2019
Swami Shambhudevananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 15 — 18, 2019
Kim Schneiderman

Who is writing your script? Soul narrative writing lets you seek meaning behind the sacred story of your life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 17 — 19, 2019
Swamini Atmaprakashananda Saraswati

You’re invited for an eye-opening experience into the Vedic vision, giving you timeless and practical wisdom for a meaningful, successful, and full life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 19 — 21, 2019
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
March 23 — 28, 2019
Rukmini Chaitanya

What is the best way to attain spiritual liberation?

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 25 — 27, 2019
John Perkins

Learn how you can become an agent of change and help create a sustainable, peaceful world.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 26 — 29, 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
March 27 — 29, 2019
John Douillard

Look at nature’s intelligence through two lenses — those of modern science and ancient wisdom.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 29 — 31, 2019
Surya (Silvia San Miguel)

Learn positive thinking to cultivate beneficial qualities such as love and kindness through the yogas of devotion and selfless service.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 29, 2019
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 30 — April 1, 2019
Gina Salá

Experience empowering, clarifying practices in Bhakti chant, sound tantra, and mantra, to feel the Divine from within.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 2 — 4, 2019
Amy Weintraub

Nourish yourself with spirituality and healing to embrace difficult times.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 2 — 4, 2019
Jnaneshwari Chaitanya

Learn how to combine yoga with your daily routine to find peace, calmness and lasting happiness.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 9 — 10, 2019
Molly Birkholm (Madhavi)

Learn how yoga has transformed the lives of human trafficking survivors, veterans, prisoners, and others who have undergone immense trauma.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 9 — 12, 2019
Julie Lusk

Replace overwhelm with peace, using a multitude of colorful and effective yogic techniques and guided imagery.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 10 — 13, 2019
Nina Rao

Relax into a serene atmosphere of spiritual chanting with a special focus on the Divine Feminine and the Hanuman Chalisa.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 11 — 13, 2019
Swami Shambhudevananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 12 — 14, 2019
Rubin Naiman

Learn how to address insomnia and improve the quality of your sleep based on an integrative body, mind and spirit approach to sleep and dreams.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 23 — 26, 2019
Pranava Chaitanya

In this program, you will learn how to use the ancient wisdom and practices found in yoga to help cope with life’s challenges and become more balanced and fulfilled, no matter where you live!

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 23 — 24, 2019
Marilyn Rossner

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 24 — 26, 2019
Jnaneshwari Chaitanya

Discover your inner bliss through the practice of Karma Yoga.

 

 

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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 include our Yoga Vacation Programs and Special Events.
  • Course, cleanse, and training tuitions are additional.
  • Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course rates are all-inclusive.
  • Minimum 2-night stay year-round.

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
 

Garden Room with Bath (private or shared)

  • Garden Room with Bath Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Our Garden 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.

Garden 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.
 

Garden Room Double

  • Garden Room Double Private Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

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

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

Garden Room Single

  • Garden Room Single Private Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

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.

Garden Room Single
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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