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Swami SivanandaSwami Vishnu

Eat sparingly. Breathe deeply. Talk kindly. Work energetically.

—Swami Sivananda

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I spent 10 days at the ashram and had an absolutely wonderful stay. I think this is most relaxed and centered I have ever returned from a vacation. If you are looking for a vacation that will help you take a step back, relax, and meet others with similar goals, this a perfect vacation for you!

—Guest from Baltimore, Maryland

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
October 19 — 21, 2018
The Mayapuris, Kish Rico, Visvambhar Sheth, Bali Rico, Dhanya Rico, and Radha Baptista

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 22 — 24, 2018
Sanatani (Sandrine Remy)

Discover diverse methods to cleanse the inside of your body and remove toxins.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 23 — 26, 2018
Swami Shambhudevananda

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 23 — 26, 2018
Dennis Chernin
We regret that this program is cancelled.
 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 26 — 27, 2018
Stephen Kaplan
We regret that this program is cancelled.
 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 27 — 29, 2018
Carrie Grossman (Dayashila)

Tune the heart and connect with the sacred presence within.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 28 — 30, 2018
Minakshi Chaitanya

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 29 — November 2, 2018
Terry Meer (Hanuman)

Discover practical tools to develop community wealth, design a thriving eco-system, and positively influence your environment.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
October 31 — November 2, 2018
Krishna Chaitanya

Discover your inner bliss through the practice of Karma Yoga.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 2 — 4, 2018
Lama Karma Chötso

True spiritual warriors assume the responsibility of mastering their own minds.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 5 — 8, 2018
Antonio Sausys

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 6 — 8, 2018
Swami Hridyananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 8 — 11, 2018
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
November 8 — 11, 2018
Satya Scainetti

Wearing and using a mala is a sacred practice — and making your own adds the elements of personal intention and fun!

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 12 — 14, 2018
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
November 14 — 16, 2018
Sanatani (Sandrine Remy)

Learn to detox in the comfort of your own home.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 15 — 17, 2018
Swami Shambhudevananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 16 — 20, 2018
Tzivia Gover

This program helps you enhance your yogic lifestyle by developing a deeper relationship with your dreams.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 17 — 20, 2018
Swami Brahmananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 18 — 20, 2018
Sylvie Boisclair (Saraswati)

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 19 — 24, 2018
Sanatani (Sandrine Remy) and Gauri Devi (Marta Gil)

In this Thanksgiving program, children will be introduced to yoga through short asana classes, chanting, crafts, Karma Yoga, storytelling, and lots of games and fun.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 21 — 22, 2018
Arjuna

A special opportunity to join us in the kitchen!

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 22 — 24, 2018
Swami Brahmananda

In this special season of gratitude, you’re invited to come and cultivate this profound state of reflection into your own heart.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 24 — 26, 2018
Bryan Miller

You can create your perfect daily routine for every season.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 24 — 27, 2018
Hope Mell

Are you frustrated by pain in your body, stiff joints, or restricted movement? Learn two powerful systems to change the way you move.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 25 — 27, 2018
Swami Shambhudevananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 26 — 28, 2018
Raymond Moody

Learn from a foremost expert and his countless case studies to explore the edges of life, death, afterlife, and immortality.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 28, 2018
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 29 — December 2, 2018
Karnamrita Dasi

Explore and experiment with the basic concepts of classical Indian ragas and the harmonizing gifts that they offer.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
November 29 — December 2, 2018
Arjuna

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 2 — 4, 2018
Swami Hridyananda

A series of talks exploring the power of prayer that will inspire you to embrace prayer as a regular spiritual practice.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 2 — 4, 2018
Vicki Robin

Heal your relationship with money, food, and all you consume, while aligning your actions with your ideals.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 3 — 5, 2018
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 — 8, 2018
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, 2018
Sylvie Boisclair (Saraswati)

Take your asana practice to the next level.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 11 — 13, 2018
Swami Brahmananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 11 — 15, 2018
Nora Benian (Sundari)

Practice releasing tension and stagnant energy and ways to safely and gently work through injuries and chronic pain.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 12 — 14, 2018
Sandhiya Ramaswamy

Ready for a healthy new routine? Learn about your unique constitution and apply Ayurveda’s healing and energy-giving techniques at home.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 14 — 16, 2018
Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Yogiji

When you sing Sanskrit mantras, your entire being vibrates with benefits.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 14 — 16, 2018
Swami Shambhudevananda

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

 

 

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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.

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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.

Deposits To guarantee your reservation, a $300 deposit is required per person. 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 Suite

  • 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 Suite Winter Summer
$190 $160

 

Oceanview Deluxe Room

  • 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 Room Winter Summer
$180 $150

 

Garden Room with Bath (shared)

  • Garden Room with Bath Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Our Garden Rooms with Bath are shared rooms with two single beds and a private bathroom with shower and tub. Within a short distance from the bay, these rooms include simple furnishings, a small refrigerator, tea kettle, and air conditioning. If you choose this room as a solo traveler, you can expect to share it with a roommate of the same gender.

Garden Room with Bath (shared) Winter Summer
$160 $135

 

Garden Room Single (private)

  • 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 (private) Winter Summer
$157 $128

 

Beach Hut (shared room)

 

  • 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. If you choose this shared room by yourself, you can expect to share it with a roommate of the same gender.

Beach Hut (shared room) Winter Summer
$150 $120

 

Garden Room (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 (shared) Winter Summer
$135 $105

 

Garden Room Double (private)

  • 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 (private) Winter Summer
$167 $138

 

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 Hut Single (private)

  • 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 (private) Winter Summer
$109 not available

Tent Hut Double (private)

  • 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 (private) Winter Summer
$119 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.

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