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Yoga philosophy does not quarrel with any religion or faith and can be practiced by anyone who is sincere and willing to search for the truth.

—Swami Vishnudevananda

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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. 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
February 23 — 25, 2018
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 25, 2018
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 — 27, 2018
Swami Brahmananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 26 — 28, 2018
Pranava

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 27, 2018
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, 2018
Mira Binzen

Come regain a sense of balance and return home feeling confident, connected, and calm.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 28 — March 3, 2018
Rabbi Yoel Glick

Implement teachings from a profound mystical tradition into your daily life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 3 — 5, 2018
Arjuna

Deepen your yoga with three powerful practices.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 3 — 5, 2018
Jnaneshwari Chaitanya

The practice of yoga helps us to remember who we are and to move toward our True Self.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 4 — 6, 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
March 10 — 12, 2018
Iswara Chaitanya

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 10 — 11, 2018
Master Ou Wen Wei

Come learn about Pangu Shengong mystical qigong with its originator, Master Ou Wen Wei.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 15 — 18, 2018
Aira Guevara (Rukmini)

Learn how to use powerful and healing essential oils.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 16 — 17, 2018
Dan Millman

True learning never ends.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 18 — 20, 2018
Bessel van der Kolk

Learn how yoga powerfully re-shapes the brain’s response to past trauma.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 19 — 22, 2018
Tzivia Gover

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 20 — 23, 2018
Amit Goswami

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 23 — 25, 2018
Russill Paul

Enjoy entering into effortless states of deep meditation and relaxation through expertly crafted live music and chant.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 24 — 26, 2018
Krishna Chaitanya

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 30, 2018
Swami Swaroopananda

Enjoy a delicious vegetarian feast, a reading of the Haggadah, Passover chants, and teachings on Passover’s relationship to yogic principles.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
March 31, 2018
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 4 — 6, 2018
John Milton and Douglas Canterbury-Counts

Explore your most natural path on this earth.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 7 — 13, 2018
Swami Aparokshananda Saraswati

Learn about the powerful teachings of Karma Yoga and how it can transform your life through your own choices and actions.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 9 — 11, 2018
Catherine Gillies (Kumari)

When your body is in pain, learn how to listen to the messages so you can heal.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 9 — 12, 2018
Julie Lusk

The sunshine, ocean breezes, and Sivananda community will wash away your troubles with yoga, chanting, inspiring talks, and friendship.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 10 — 13, 2018
Swami Aparokshananda Saraswati

Learn about meditation, the primary instrument for spiritual pursuit.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 12 — 14, 2018
Catherine Gillies (Kumari)

Step beyond grief into the unknown to experience a renewed connection with your life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 13 — 16, 2018
Theodore Tsavoussis

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 14 — 16, 2018
Gina Salá and Daniel Paul

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 16 — 21, 2018
Tara Rachel Jones (Omkari) and Sanatani (Sandrine Remy)

Children will enjoy a wide range of activities, including yoga, crafts, and stories from Passover, Easter, and yogic scriptures.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 20 — 22, 2018
Melanie Sachs

Participate in discussions, demonstrations, and sampling of Ayurvedic beauty remedies.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 21 — 23, 2018
Robert Sachs

Delve deeply into the most amazing experience of your life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 22 — 27, 2018
Swami Sharvananda Giri

Explore the relationship between true reality and who you really are.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 24, 2018
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 28 — May 1, 2018
Steven Michael Pague

Delve into Qigong through a blend of easy-to-learn, beautiful movements designed to increase vitality, strengthen immune function, enhance creativity, and achieve harmony and balance.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 28 — 30, 2018
Pranava

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 29 — May 2, 2018
Swami Kashi Muktananda

Gain insight into the oldest and most profound school of Indian philosophy.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
May 1 — June 30, 2018
Swami Medhananda Puri

Dive into the advanced study of yoga scripture.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
May 1 — 4, 2018
Jai Uttal

Sing, chant, and share your heart through Bhakti Yoga.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
May 3 — 5, 2018
Andrea Mantell Seidel

Experience deep mind-body awareness, flow, and rhythmic harmony in the sacred practice of 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 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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