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Spring Training in the Bahamas
Choose from an array of life-changing options, including yoga teacher trainings, energy medicine, iRest, Ayurvedic therapies, Thai Yoga Massage, chair yoga, and much more.

Gain valuable skills and knowledge at a renowned destination for study and training in yoga and the healing arts. 

Discover stress-free learning at a traditional ashram with white-sand beaches and tropical blue waters.

Fully immerse in the experience of a healthy yogic lifestyle that supports holistic learning and inner relaxation.

Upcoming Trainings & Certifications
Yoga Teacher Training
November 4 — December 1, 2018
Swami Brahmananda, Swami Hridyananda, and Satyadev

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Learn how to bring the benefits of classical yoga to others and take your yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
November 4 — December 1, 2018
Swami Brahmananda, Swami Shambhudevananda, Krishna Chaitanya, and Iswara Chaitanya

Deepen and expand your knowledge and practice as a yoga teacher through this four-week immersion into advanced yogic practices of hatha yoga, meditation, pranayama, Sanskrit, and the Sivananda teachings.

 
Professional Training
November 27 — 30, 2018
Aiyana Athenian and Krishna Peter Perry

Learn to select from various yogic practices, such as pranayama, asana, mantra, kirtan, and meditation — each specially tailored for a person’s unique constitution.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
December 4 — 31, 2018
Swami Brahmananda, Swami Hridyananda, Krishna Chaitanya, and Shyam and Mohini

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Learn how to bring the benefits of classical yoga to others and take your yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level.

 
Professional Training
December 6 — 8, 2018
Anna Scorik (Ambika)

Learn to heal and become a certified ThetaHealing practitioner.

 
Professional Training
December 9 — 11, 2018
Anna Scorik (Ambika)

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Seven Planes of Existence that surround you and how to work with them for healing.

 
Professional Training
December 11 — 15, 2018
Nora Benian (Sundari)

This certified training for yoga teachers and health-care practitioners gives you the skills to integrate therapeutic yoga and healing modalities into your practice.

 
Professional Training
December 13 — 14, 2018
Anna Scorik (Ambika)

Advance your professional skills and abilities as a healer.

 
Professional Training
December 15 — 19, 2018
Anna Scorik (Ambika)

With this extensive training, you will learn to make quick and love-filled changes within your own life and in serving others.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
January 4 — 31, 2019
Srinivasan, Swami Brahmananda, Swami Shambhudevananda, Krishna Chaitanya, and Iswara Chaitanya

Deepen and expand your knowledge and practice as a yoga teacher through this four-week immersion into advanced yogic practices of hatha yoga, meditation, pranayama, Sanskrit, and the Sivananda teachings.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
January 4 — 31, 2019
Swami Brahmananda, Swami Hridyananda, Rukmini Chaitanya, Dr. Shambhu (James Coffey, MD), Pranava Chaitanya, Vishnu, and Mahadevi

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Learn how to bring the benefits of classical yoga to others and take your yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level.

 
Professional Training
January 27 — 31, 2019
Beata Barnard (Savitri-Devi)

Advance your skills with yoga postures to increase bone mass density and strengthen muscles around sensitive areas to protect bones.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
February 3 — March 2, 2019
Swami Brahmananda, Swami Hridyananda, Swami Paramananda, Jnaneshwari Chaitanya, and Dr. Shambhu (James Coffey, MD)

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Learn how to bring the benefits of classical yoga to others and take your yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level.

 
Professional Training
February 6 — 11, 2019
Andreas Ledermann, Brigitta Raimann, and John Beaulieu

This training in Polarity Energy Balancing is healing for the practitioner, and is a complement to therapeutic and medical practices.

 
Professional Training
February 14 — 18, 2019
Nora Benian (Sundari)

Restorative yoga is a regenerative healing tool you can integrate into yoga classes, healing treatments, or use in restorative-specific classes.

 
Professional Training
February 27 — March 2, 2019
Stacie Dooreck (Saraswati)

Learn to adapt yoga so everyone can benefit from this path of optimal wellness, mental peace, transformation, and spiritual growth.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
March 5 — April 1, 2019
Swami Brahmananda, Swami Hridyananda, Rukmini Chaitanya, Dr. Durga, and Satyadev

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Learn how to bring the benefits of classical yoga to others and take your yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level.

 
Professional Training
March 6 — 11, 2019
Sukha Wong

Gain a strong foundation in the key elements of Thai Yoga Massage and learn how to perform a full 90-minute customized session.

 
Professional Training
March 13 — 18, 2019
Sukha Wong

Thai Yoga Massage Level 2 expands upon the techniques learned in Level 1 and covers how to perform an expanded 2 1/2 hour customized session.

 
Experiential Course
March 15 — 18, 2019
Anne Douglas

Experience this research-based healing protocol to navigate life’s challenges and access deep peace.

 
Professional Training
March 19 — 25, 2019
Mary Ann Johnson (Isvari) and Denise Chapman (Vidya)

Marma (acupressure) points are energy pathways for profoundly healing the body, mind, and consciousness.

 
Professional Training
March 26 — 30, 2019
Marc Halpern (Siva) and Andrea Deerheart PhD

Experience and learn to lead conscious deep relaxation that expands consciousness and brings healing to the body and mind.

 
Professional Training
April 2 — 11, 2019
Mary Ann Johnson (Isvari) and Denise Chapman (Vidya)

Learn and experience the deeply regenerative and healing techniques of Ayurveda body treatments, also known as “Bliss Therapy.”

 
Yoga Teacher Training
April 4 — May 1, 2019
Swami Brahmananda, Swami Shambhudevananda, Krishna Chaitanya, and Iswara Chaitanya

Deepen and expand your knowledge and practice as a yoga teacher through this four-week immersion into advanced yogic practices of hatha yoga, meditation, pranayama, Sanskrit, and the Sivananda teachings.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
April 4 — May 1, 2019
Swami Brahmananda, Swami Hridyananda, Jnaneshwari Chaitanya, Surya, and Niranjana

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Learn how to bring the benefits of classical yoga to others and take your yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level.

 
Professional Training
April 11 — 16, 2019
Molly Birkholm (Madhavi)

Designed to give you a direct experience of the healing potential within these practices, this certificate course is both experiential and educational, intended for yoga teachers, healthcare workers, and interested souls.

 
Professional Training
May 2 — 15, 2019
Marisa Laursen (Sri Devi) and Margaret Koblasova (Yogapriya)

Learn the classical, energetic-based model of Yoga Therapy. Transform your life, your yoga practice, and your career with the healing principles of Ayurveda.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
May 4 — 31, 2019
Swami Brahmananda, Swami Hridyananda, Rukmini Chaitanya, Surya, and Dr. Shambhu (James Coffey, MD)

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Learn how to bring the benefits of classical yoga to others and take your yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level.

 
Professional Training
May 15 — 21, 2019
Durga Leela

Build a strong foundation for recovery from addiction that is based in the ancient sciences.

 
Experiential Course
May 20 — 24, 2019
Rose Kress and Alyce Wellons

Nourish and refresh your body, mind and spirit, while learning an evidence-based yoga protocol to help students and clients relax and manage emotions.

 
Professional Training
June 2 — 8, 2019
Susan Alden and Annie Okerlin

Topics covered include trauma-sensitive teaching guidelines and precautions, as well as yoga sequence protocols and modifications for specific military populations.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
June 3 — 30, 2019
Swami Brahmananda, Swami Hridyananda, and Niranjana

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Learn how to bring the benefits of classical yoga to others and take your yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level.

 
Professional Training
June 5 — 7, 2019
Maheshwari (Natalie Knox)

Learn to heal and become a certified ThetaHealing practitioner.

 
Professional Training
June 9 — 11, 2019
Maheshwari (Natalie Knox)

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Seven Planes of Existence that surround you and how to work with them for healing.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
July 3 — 30, 2019

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Learn how to bring the benefits of classical yoga to others and take your yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level.

 

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Need A Few Reasons to Study Here?

Surrounded by natural beauty

You arrive at the ashram on a short 5-minute boat ride from across the bay from Nassau to find yourself in an island paradise of palm trees and tropical flowers.

We are situated between the bay on one side and the Caribbean-blue ocean on the other. You'll spend a lot of time outdoors, nourished by the rich life-force energies of nature.

Vitality through daily practice

In addition to your training, you immerse in the daily practices of a yogic lifestyle:

  • asana posture practice
  • pranayama breathing exercises
  • conscious relaxation
  • traditional yogic diet
  • positive thinking and meditation

Yoga for everyone

While you are here, you are encouraged to participate in daily yoga classes. Two-hour Sivananda Yoga classes are offered in the morning and the afternoon, providing everyone with the opportunity to practice.

The classical sequence of Sivananda Yoga is designed to be easily practiced at home and can be adapted to each person's circumstances.

Inspiration beyond your training

The ashram provides a rich tapestry of evening community gatherings that feature presentations with senior ashram staff, leading spiritual teachers, thought leaders, cutting-edge scientists, and inspiring performers. All students experience these as part of their training courses at the ashram.

Unity in diversity

The Sivananda lineage is rooted in the teaching that we are all one and we welcome people from all walks of life, religions, and traditions. The ashram serves as an international gathering place for spiritual exchange and study where people can meet kindred spirits from around the world.

You can change the world

Our mission to bring peace to the world through the teachings of yoga and Vedanta. In the professional trainings and certifications that we offer, students are empowered to awaken inner peace and healing and join the increasing numbers of holistic practitioners who create true change in the world.

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Don't take it from us ...

Not only did I refresh my energy and revitalize my yoga practise, I learned something from everyone I met. It was incredibly joyous to meet such warm, compassionate and interactive people from all over the world.

~ Visitor from Montreal, Canada

This was no doubt one of the most amazing and life changing experiences I have had ... delicious vegetarian food, yoga classes for every level, group meditation, beautiful sunrise walks on the beach and the magical wisdom of all the swamis and people that live or visit the ashram.

~ Lorena B.

The Sivananda land is a perfect lush garden, next to the most beautiful white sand beach. The energy there is simply amazing, the people are so friendly, and the food is healthy and very tasty

~ Visitor from Bucharest, Romania

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