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Swami SivanandaSwami Vishnu

The most positive action we can perform to contribute to the momentous task of bringing our planet back into balance is to start changing ourselves.

—Swami Vishnudevananda

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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
December 16 — 18, 2018
Swami Shambhudevananda

Explore the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and learn its ancient lessons on the science of meditation.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 16, 2018
Cynthia King (Narayani)

Learn diverse strategies to stay in balance with a daily ritual according to Ayurvedic principles in this workshop offered by the ashram’s Well Being Center.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 17 — 19, 2018
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
December 19 — 22, 2018
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
December 19 — 21, 2018
Tao Porchon-Lynch
We regret that this program is cancelled.
 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 26, 2018 — January 1, 2019
Sanatani (Sandrine Remy) and Gauri Devi (Marta Gil)

During this family yoga holiday, kids will be introduced to yoga through short asana classes, chanting, crafts, storytelling, and lots of games and fun.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 26, 2018 — January 1, 2019
Shambhavi (Gili Raveh)

In this program, teens 12 to 17 experience an immersion in the foundations of yoga practice, philosophy, and lifestyle.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 28, 2018

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
December 28, 2018
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 2 — 4, 2019
Pranava Chaitanya

This experiential retreat will guide you to identify and transform stressors that deplete your energy.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 2 — 5, 2019
Swamini Svatmavidyananda Saraswati

Take your philosophic studies a step further with a renowned scholar of Advaita Vedanta — and learn how spiritual allegories can enhance your understanding of self.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 4, 2019
Saraswati (Riina Chaplow)

Learn diverse strategies to stay in balance with a daily ritual according to Ayurvedic principles in this workshop offered by the ashram’s Well Being Center.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 5 — 7, 2019
Mavis Gewant

Learn how to paint yantras, sacred geometric patterns that Vedic astrologers have used for ages.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 6 — 29, 2019
Srinivasan

An in-depth journey into the theory and practice of Raja Yoga with a special focus on the yamas and niyamas.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 8 — 10, 2019
Mavis Gewant

Learn the imagery, colors, elements, deities, and mantras associated with each chakra.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 9 — 10, 2019
Davod Azad

Immerse yourself in spiritual music and soften into love and healing.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 11 — 13, 2019
Mavis Gewant

By working with specific colors and mantras, this meditative painting practice will connect you to the deeper energies of the planets, creating more harmony, peace and energy.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 12 — 14, 2019
Joan Borysenko

Explore how you can change your biology through compassionate living.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 15 — 17, 2019
Sanatani (Sandrine Remy)

Learn to detox in the comfort of your own home.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 15 — 18, 2019
Swami Tattwamayananda

In the form of a legendary story, the Kathopanishad contains an exposition of high spiritual truth, exploring the meaning of life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 16 — 19, 2019
Pranava Chaitanya

Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 19 — 21, 2019
Shimshai

Join heart-centered musician Shimshai as he shares sacred prayers, mantras, and songs from around the world.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 26 — 28, 2019
Marilyn Schlitz

Explore the meeting of science and soul, and learn how your own inner guidance can be applied in your life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 28, 2019
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
January 29 — 31, 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
January 29 — 31, 2019
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
February 1 — 6, 2019
Swami Chidananda Puri

These are the spiritual instructions that Adi Shankaracharya gave his disciples before the end of his life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 2 — 4, 2019
Krishna Chaitanya

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 3 — 6, 2019
Tzivia Gover

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 6 — 9, 2019
Jeffrey Davis

Learn how yoga, writing, and the practice of wonder can be used to dissolve your blockages and pave the way to creative fulfillment.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 6 — 8, 2019
Paul Dugliss

Learn practical ways to healthfully digest your emotional experiences and improve your responses to life’s challenges through Ayurvedic psychology.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 8 — 10, 2019
Nisha Manek

Learn the science behind the power of intention.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 10 — 12, 2019
Swami Vashistananda

When you study the work of saints and self-realized souls, you invite their inspiring essence into your own life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 10 — 12, 2019
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
February 13 — 15, 2019
Swami Paramananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 16 — 19, 2019
Swami Sarvapriyananda

Ancient yogic philosophy from the Aparoksha Anubhuti shows the path to wholeness and the true self within.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 17 — 19, 2019
Iswara Chaitanya

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
February 17 — 23, 2019
Arjuna

Receive an introduction to postures and breathing exercises, and discover how a balanced mind and diet support a healthy lifestyle.

 
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 — 22, 2019
Shani Ram du Sautoy

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

 

 

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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 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 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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