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There is a mysterious power in prayer. Prayer can work wonders. It can move mountains. It should come from the bottom of your heart with feeling.

—Swami Sivananda

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I have been coming here for six years now … Going to sleep each night while listening to the waves and swimming in the most beautiful shades of blues and green are the memories I bring back with me to my busy city life.

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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. Take a family yoga vacation | sivanandabahamas.org

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
June 27 — 29, 2018
Ram Vakkalanka

Understand the chakras on a deeper level, learn their true nature, and experience how they can influence your physical, mental, and spiritual health.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
June 29, 2018
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
June 30 — July 2, 2018
Lee Harrington (Mirabai)

Come and discover the healing power and beauty of you.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 3 — 5, 2018
David Moises Perez Martinez

Come together with world-renowned practitioners, teachers, and scientists in the cutting-edge field of sound and music healing.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 3 — 5, 2018
Swami Brahmananda

True freedom cannot be bought. Learn meditation to finally experience peace.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 6 — 9, 2018
Mitchell Rabin

De-stress with qigong, guided meditation, and active fun.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 9 — 11, 2018
Susan B. Lord

This program teaches a variety of mind-body modalities to facilitate self-awareness and self-expression, essential ingredients for living a mindful life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 11 — 14, 2018
Swami Jnaneswariananda

Overcome your own life’s obstacles and create the destiny you want.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 13 — 15, 2018
Atmarama Dasa

This unique combination of flamenco guitar and Indian ragas creates an elevating atmosphere of devotional music.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 15 — 18, 2018
Giridhari Das

Yoga has the power to bring profound changes to our daily lives — and this is only the beginning.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 16 — 18, 2018
Davidson Elie

Let the rhythm of the drum guide you into a steady and peaceful meditative state.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 18 — 20, 2018
Dr. ShamRang Singh Khalsa

Clear physical, emotional, and spiritual blockages to uncover your inner radiance.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 19 — 21, 2018
Swami Shambhudevananda

Explore meditation and breathing practices to relieve stress and cultivate feelings of relaxation and well-being.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 21 — 23, 2018
Justin Gray

Enrich your connection to music, sound, and your yoga practice.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 22 — 24, 2018
Jnaneshwari Chaitanya

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 24 — 27, 2018
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
July 26 — 28, 2018
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
July 28 — 30, 2018
Swami Shambhudevananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 29, 2018
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 30 — August 1, 2018
Joseph Ronco, Bermalva, and Reaz Bacchus

Open your voice and heart, and explore all that sound light healing can offer you.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 2 — 4, 2018
Maureen Whitehouse

Subtle shifts in your life can bring about miracles, radical change, and unexpected joy.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 4 — 6, 2018
Pranava Chaitanya

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 5 — 8, 2018
Edward Tick

Together we will immerse in the practice of dream healing.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 8 — 10, 2018
Swami Brahmananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 9 — 12, 2018
Silvia Casabianca

Tap into your body’s innate wisdom for your optimal health, wellbeing, and healing.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 12 — 15, 2018
Swami Ishwarananda

The timeless wisdom of Vedanta is alive with practical teachings that beautify the way we live each moment of our daily lives.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 12 — 14, 2018
Parvati Chaitanya

What does it mean to be a saint? Join this inspiring exploration of saints from around the world.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 14 — 17, 2018
Karuna Joy

Through diverse ancient healing perspectives you will explore many ways to heal, including ancient Buddhist awareness practices, ancient Hawaiian spiritual healing, Hindu sound healing, acupressure release, ancient Egyptian meditation, laughter yoga, and visualization.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 15 — 17, 2018
Iswara Chaitanya

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 17 — 19, 2018
Jeff Migdow

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 19 — 23, 2018
Swami Brahmananda

Discover your inner bliss through the practice of Karma Yoga.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 19 — 21, 2018
Minakshi Chaitanya

Immerse yourself in Bhakti Yoga, a combination of meditation, breathing techniques, sound vibrations, and mantra.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 21 — 24, 2018
Manu Dawson

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 24 — 26, 2018
Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa

Explore natural remedies and experience your ageless self.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 26 — 28, 2018
Swami Brahmananda

Jnana Yoga is the path of Self-knowledge that leads to the direct experience of our God-Self.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 27 — 29, 2018
Nathan Katz

Join the leading scholar of India’s Jewish communities, and relax and unwind with his inspiring stories about four Indian mystics.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 29, 2018
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 31 — September 3, 2018
Ragani

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 4 — 6, 2018
Swami Brahmananda

Learn to become the master of your destiny and architect of your own fate.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
September 6 — 8, 2018
Iswara Chaitanya

Learn the four paths of yoga and discover the best one for your personality.

 

 

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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 cost for the Yoga Vacation Program is:

Winter/Spring
$32 per day plus accommodations (November 20, 2016 – June 30, 2017)

Summer/Fall
$20 per day plus accommodations (July 1 – October 31, 2017)

This includes your meals, yoga classes, daily workshops, and satsangs, as well as access to our beautiful beach and the ashram grounds and amenities.

Please note A 7.5% Bahamian VAT tax is NOT included and will be added.

Accommodations are additional. 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.

Choose your room at the ashram. Accommodations include your lodging and meals. Rates are determined by length of stay and by season:

  • Winter/Spring Season: November 1 – June 30
  • Summer/Fall Season: July 1 – October 31

Program tuition is additional. The total cost for your stay depends on your choice of program: Yoga Vacation, experiential course, or Teacher Training. All guests must be registered for a program.

Please note: Minimum 2-night stay year-round.

The rates below are per person, per night, and are listed in US dollars. A Bahamian VAT tax of 7.5% is NOT included and will be added.

Payments: We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, cash (US dollars), and US certified bank drafts to the name Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat. We do not accept personal checks or travelers checks. All deposits and payments in US dollars only.

Beachfront Deluxe Suite

  • Inside Beach Deluxe Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from your own spacious, private balcony. Our luxurious Beachfront Deluxe Suites are furnished with two double beds and include a private bathroom with tub and shower, a kitchenette (no stove), and air-conditioning. These rooms are available for reservations of two or more adults only.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $159 $136
7 – 13 nights $148 $128
14 – 20 nights $141 $121
21 nights or more $136 $116
 

Oceanview Deluxe Room

  • Oceanview Deluxe Twin Room

Welcome to our newest room, set in a palm tree grove with ocean views from a private balcony. This beautifully appointed room with contemporary design features a king-sized bed or 2 XL twin beds and includes a private bathroom with tub and shower, a kitchenette (no stove), a closet, desk, and rocking chair, and is fully air-conditioned. These rooms are available for reservations of two or more adults only.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $147 $129
7 – 13 nights $137 $121
14 – 20 nights $130 $114
21 nights or more $125 $109
 

Garden Room with Bath (shared)

  • Garden Room with Bath Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Featuring their own bathroom, our Gardens Room with Bath are shared rooms with 2 single beds. Situated in various locations throughout the ashram, these rooms provide simple furnishings, including shelves and hooks for clothing and personal items, a refrigerator, and air conditioning. If you register for this shared room by yourself, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to your room.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $138 $121
7 – 13 nights $129 $113
14 – 20 nights $122 $107
21 nights or more $117 $103
 

Garden Room Single (private)

  • Garden Room Single Private Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

For those seeking solitude, our Garden Room Singles feature 1 single bed and provide simple furnishings, including shelves and hooks for clothing and personal items, and air conditioning. Situated in various locations throughout the ashram, including the main building, shared bathrooms are a short walk away.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $133 $116
7 – 13 nights $125 $108
14 – 20 nights $119 $103
21 nights or more $113 $99
 

Beach Hut (shared room)

 
  • Inside Beach Hut Shared Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Fall asleep to the soothing sound of the ocean waves. Providing sensational views of the ocean, our Beach Huts are shared rooms with 2 single beds, air-conditioning, and simple furnishings, with shared bathrooms a short walk away. If you register for this shared room by yourself, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to your room.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $127 $109
7 – 13 nights $119 $102
14 – 20 nights $112 $97
21 nights or more $108 $93
 

Garden Room (shared)

  • Garden Room-Shared Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Simple and comfortable, our Garden Rooms are shared rooms with 2 single beds. Situated in various locations throughout the ashram, these air-conditioned rooms are simply furnished, including shelves and hooks for clothing and personal items, with shared bathrooms a short walk away. If you register for the Garden Room by yourself, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to your room.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $112 $99
7 – 13 nights $106 $93
14 – 20 nights $101 $88
21 nights or more $97 $84
 

Garden Room Double (private)

  • Garden Room Double Private Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org
Our Garden Room Doubles feature 1 double bed and provide simple furnishings, including shelves and hooks for clothing and personal items, and air conditioning. Situated in various locations throughout the ashram, shared bathrooms are a short walk away. The prices below are for one person, single occupancy. For double occupancy, the prices per person are the same as Garden Room (Shared); see above.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $138 $120
7 – 13 nights $130 $112
14 – 20 nights $124 $106
21 nights or more $118 $102
 

Dormitory

  • Dormitory Accommodations2 | sivanandabahamas.org

Meet interesting people from all over the world. Our single-gender Dormitories are simple and comfortable, furnished with 3-4 single beds and located in various locations around the ashram. Bedding and towels are provided and shared bathrooms are just a short walk away.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $80 $83
7 – 13 nights $75 $77
14 – 20 nights $71 $73
21 nights  or more $69 $70

Tent Hut Single (private)

  • Tent Hut Single Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Enjoy the outdoor camping experience with indoor comforts in these room-sized, straight-walled tents located at various sites throughout the ashram. Our Tent Hut Singles are comfortably furnished with a single bed, a nightstand, closet, bedside lamp, and electrical outlet, with towels provided. Shared bathrooms are a short walk away. *Not available in summer. Open for sale November 1.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $82
7 – 13 nights $77
14 – 20 nights $73
21 nights or more $70

Tent Hut Double (private)

  • Tent Hut Single Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Enjoy the outdoor camping experience with indoor comforts in these room-sized, straight-walled tents. Perfect for couples, our Tent Hut Doubles feature 1 double bed and are comfortably furnished with a nightstand, closet, bedside lamp, and electrical outlet, with towels provided. Shared bathrooms are a short walk away. *Not available in summer. Open for sale November 1.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $82
7 – 13 nights $77
14 – 20 nights $73
21 nights or more $70

Tent Space

  • Tent Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Pitch your tent near the beach, the bay, or amongst the palm trees in the garden and create your own private space in the ashram. Bring your own tent, camping gear, mattress, bedding and towels. You are welcome to bring a tent up to a size of 8’X8′. *Not available in summer. Open for sale November 1.

Want to learn more about sleeping in the open air at the ashram? View our blog for some good tenting tips.

No. of nights Winter Summer
1 – 6 nights $69
7 – 13 nights $64
14 – 20 nights $61
21 nights or more $58


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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