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Travel Update

Last Updated on December 7, 2020

Om Namah Sivaya

Dear Friends,

Due to the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas has remained closed to guests since March 2020.

We are currently a small group of staff at the ashram, maintaining the ashram way of life and eagerly awaiting the day when we reopen. We had originally scheduled a November 1, 2020 opening date but have since pushed that date back due to the second wave of COVID-19 and other travel regulations. We have not set a firm date for reopening though we are taking all initial steps to be ready to open our doors in the new year. We have introduced additional practices and government guidelines for sanitation, social interactions, and workplace protocols to keep our guests and staff safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In the meantime we are dedicated to sharing the teachings of Yoga and Vedanta through our Online Courses, Satsangs and Webinars. We invite you to please visit our Online Program page for the latest schedule. We are continually adding online programs, courses and guest speakers to our calendar. We offer live streams of our morning and evening satsangs on our Facebook Live Satsangs page and through Zoom, so please join us if you have not done so already.

You can stay connected with us on your favorite media platforms. Join us on our online Facebook and Instagram communities, subscribe to our newsletter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

If you would like to discuss scheduling a reservation, rescheduling or cancelling an existing reservation and all other inquiries please email us at nassau@sivananda.org


Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas has received the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s “Clean and Pristine” Health and Safety Certification

In preparation for our re-opening, we have implemented all safety measures required by the Bahamian Government for Sanitation and Hygiene. ‘Clean & Pristine’ is a certification program introduced by the Bahamian government and implemented across hotels, restaurants and other tourism touchpoints. The program outlines extensive health and safety protocols that will be enforced throughout The Bahamas to mitigate risks for visitors and residents alike during this time of Covid-19. Some of the measures we have implemented that will protect our guests and staff are outlined below:

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Face masks/coverings are required for all guests and staff when moving around the property.

TEMPERATURE CHECKS

Every staff member will have his or her temperature checked at the beginning of each shift to ensure no one with symptoms comes on property. Guests may be required to have their temperature checked at various times as well.  Any person who has a temperature of over 100 degrees will be required to self-quarantine.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Social distancing measures to be followed at all times including dining, satsang, yoga classes, the beach. Seating will be spaced safely apart according to recommended guidelines. Staff will refrain from handshakes, hugs, or physical contact with guests.

SANITIZATION

We’ve stepped up routine cleaning, paying close attention to high-touch surfaces in common areas. Guest rooms will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each checkout. Hand sanitizing stations are available in visible traffic areas throughout the ashram.

TRAINING

All staff will receive training regarding symptoms, personal protective equipment, physical distancing, and sanitization standards.

DINING

Kitchen will be deep-cleaned after each shift. Regular cleaning and sanitation protocols in place. Guests are required to observe social distancing while dining.

RETAIL/FRONT DESK

Guest payments, check-in and checkout are done online eliminating the need for exchange upon arrival.



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