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Swami Hridyananda is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and senior staff at the  Yoga Retreat. She has spent over 35 years teaching different aspects of yoga, as well as teaching in Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses. She also teaches meditation, thought power, chanting, and supports individuals on their inner transformative journey.

Swami Brahmananda is Manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat and senior staff of the Sivananda organization. A long-time practitioner of yoga, he regularly teaches yoga philosophy and meditation for the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses as well as meditation immersion courses. He is a much-loved, inspiring, and knowledgeable teacher.

Swami Paramananda is the manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch and longtime teacher of Sivananda Yoga Teacher Trainings in the Bahamas, New York, and India. A much-loved teacher admired for his humor, warmth, and devotion to the practice, he seamlessly weaves classical yoga teachings into modern daily life.

Jnaneshwari Chaitanya is a senior staff member and teacher of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat. An experienced and devoted practitioner, she is an inspiring and insightful teacher of Yoga and Vedanta in Yoga teachers training courses and many of the ashram programs. Jnaneshwari Chaitanya is known for her clear and pure way of communicating the knowledge and its application in daily life, and is especially known for her skill in teaching the Bhagavad Gita.

Rukmini Chaitanya is a senior staff member of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas, and the personal assistant to Swami Swaroopananda, the Acharya, or spiritual director of the Ashram. She regularly teaches the Bhagavad Gita during the Sivananda Yoga Teacher training as well as other courses on the Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta, positive thinking, meditation, and yoga philosophy.

Rukmini Chaitanya is known for her enthusiastic and inspiring teaching style as well as for her devotion to the lineage and the scriptures. She is dedicated to each of her students and has an innate desire to share knowledge with them. She brings a great deal of clarity to every topic and is highly appreciated for her capacity to unfold complicated topics and present them in a coherent and pure way.

Krishna Chaitanya is a physical therapist, senior staff member of the Yoga Retreat, and senior instructor of Hatha Yoga in the Teacher Training Course and other courses. He has taught for more than 20 years and specializes in working with the elderly population. He teaches Adaptive Yoga, Chair Yoga, and has many years experience helping individuals with all kinds of physical limitations.

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Parvati Chaitanya is a senior staff member of the ashram with many years of experience teaching, studying, and practicing yoga. She currently serves the ashram as caretaker of the gardens.

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Narayani is an advanced Sivananda Yoga teacher (RYT 500), staff member at the ashram, and a hatha yoga instructor in yoga teacher trainings. She is a much loved teacher, teaching with love, devotion and great clarity.

Upcoming Programs

Yoga Teacher Training
April 21 — 29, 2024
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

For those students who took the 200-hr Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training online and wish to add to their certification.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
April 22, 2024
Swami Swaroopananda and Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

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

 
Yoga Teacher Training
May 5 — June 1, 2024
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

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
May 22 — 30, 2024
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

For those students who took the 200-hr Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training online and wish to add to their certification.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
June 2 — 9, 2024
Swami Swaroopananda, Dr. John Douillard, Swapan Chaudhuri, Pankaj Mishra, and Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

In honor of the Sivananda lineage and Swami Swaroopananda's birthday, we invite all guests, friends, and residents of the ashram to come together for a celebration.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
June 4 — July 1, 2024
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

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
June 21 — 29, 2024
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

For those students who took the 200-hr Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training online and wish to add to their certification.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
July 4 — 31, 2024
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

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
July 21 — 29, 2024
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

For those students who took the 200-hr Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training online and wish to add to their certification.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
November 4 — December 1, 2024
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

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
November 4 — December 1, 2024
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

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 21 — 29, 2024
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

For those students who took the 200-hr Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training online and wish to add to their certification.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
December 4 — 31, 2024
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

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
December 21 — 29, 2024
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

For those students who took the 200-hr Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training online and wish to add to their certification.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
January 4 — 31, 2025
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

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
January 4 — 31, 2025
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

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 20 — 28, 2025
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

For those students who took the 200-hr Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training online and wish to add to their certification.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
February 3 — March 2, 2025
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

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
February 20 — 28, 2025
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

For those students who took the 200-hr Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training online and wish to add to their certification.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
March 5 — April 1, 2025
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

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
March 22 — 30, 2025
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

For those students who took the 200-hr Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training online and wish to add to their certification.

 
Yoga Teacher Training
April 4 — May 1, 2025
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

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
April 4 — May 1, 2025
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

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 21 — 29, 2025
Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

For those students who took the 200-hr Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training online and wish to add to their certification.

 

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