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Yoga Vacation Program

 
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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 complete relaxation and rejuvenation for the body, mind, and soul. Daily yoga classes work in conjunction with the ashram schedule to help your body reconnect with the natural rhythms of nature so that your mind can become more restful and present.

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 where you are surrounded by a nurturing, supportive community. The best part? The tools you learn will last you a lifetime and the benefits of the ashram will continue to uplift your being long after you’ve concluded your stay.

The ashram is all-inclusive, offering a private beach, delicious food, 2 daily yoga classes, 2 daily satsangs (communal events with joyous chanting, meditation, and spiritual lectures), and various workshops with acclaimed presenters. 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.

Scroll down to the Daily Schedule tab to see what a day at the Ashram looks like.

 

What you will experience in the Ashram

 

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.

Experience well being

While you are here, consider making an appointment for an integrative healing session through our Well Being Center.

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.

Learn the Tools of Yoga

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.

 

 


Satsangs & Workshops

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
March 6 — 10, 2024
Menas Kafatos

Discover the non-dual aspects of Saivism, its relevance to modern life, science, and connections to Advaita Vedanta. Come explore the relevance of these ancient teachings, the profound truths, and the everyday practices of awareness.

Yoga Vacation Program
March 8, 2024
Krishnan Namboodiri and Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

Join us in celebration of Maha Sivaratri, the night of Lord Siva, one of the most sacred nights on the yogic calendar to honor the union of Siva and Shakti in this all-night event.

Yoga Vacation Program
March 11 — 14, 2024
Acharya Shunya

Discover how adopting two designer spiritual attitudes and initiating five designer spiritual actions in our 21st century lives can purify our karmic baggage and release our souls into a state of freedom (mukti).

Yoga Vacation Program
March 14 — 16, 2024
John Beaulieu

Embark on a transformative journey to harness the therapeutic power of sound, offering relief for health challenges such as PTSD, trauma, depression, and dependencies.

Yoga Vacation Program
March 16 — 19, 2024
John Perkins

Learn how confronting personal and communal fears, biases, and blockages empowers us to alter reality in positive ways.

Yoga Vacation Program
March 18 — 20, 2024
Shambhavi Dandekar, Sanhita Nandi, Vishal Nagar, and Raaginder Momi

Come be inspired by the unique sounds and rhythms of Indian music and experience music as a doorway to the harmony, love, and hope in our hearts.

Yoga Vacation Program
March 21 — 22, 2024
Master Ou Wen Wei

Come learn about Pangu Shengong, a mystical qigong system, that uses the power of the universe for healing with its originator, Master Ou Wen Wei.

Yoga Vacation Program
March 23 — 31, 2024
Swami Swaroopananda, Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar, Dr. Shyam Ranganathan, David Newman (Durga Das), Bishop Trevor Williamson, Trinity Global Cathedral Gospel Choir, and Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

This symposium brings together leaders who draw on Ayurveda, Yoga Philosophy, and the power of Bhakti to inspire health and healing.

Yoga Vacation Program
March 23 — 25, 2024
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar and Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar

Discover how Ayurveda heals emotions by understanding and honoring the intimate connection between the body and mind. Learn protocols for lessening the impact of a toxic world.

Yoga Vacation Program
March 26 — 28, 2024
Dr. Shyam Ranganathan

Learn how the profound principles and practices of Yoga philosophy can connect you with your personal healing power to help eradicate illness and experience true health in body, mind, and spirit.

Yoga Vacation Program
March 28, 2024
Swami Swaroopananda

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

Yoga Vacation Program
March 29 — 31, 2024
David Newman (Durga Das)

Embark on a healing journey with Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga, using the power of sound and devotion to uplift the mind and open the heart.

Yoga Vacation Program
March 29 — May 12, 2024
Swamini Atmaprakashananda Saraswati

Study the most powerful and direct of all the Upanishads and discover unshakeable serenity. Come learn these potent teachings as inspiration for moving into your new year with clarity and purpose.

Yoga Vacation Program
March 31, 2024
Bishop Trevor Williamson, Marilyn Rossner, Swami Swaroopananda, and Trinity Global Cathedral Gospel Choir

Celebrate a beautiful Easter morning on Paradise Island with traditional Easter singing, stories, and messages of hope.

Yoga Vacation Program
April 2 — 5, 2024
Farrah Garan

Learn about the Tibetan Buddhist path and how to dissolve blocks, tension, and illusions in the mind and body and open to your brilliant Buddha Nature.

Yoga Vacation Program
April 5 — 7, 2024
Rubin Naiman

Learn to address insomnia and improve the quality of your sleep based on integrative body, mind and spirit approach the sleep and dreams. Take home new habits to support deep, rejuvenating sleep every night.

Yoga Vacation Program
April 8 — 10, 2024
Gina Salá

Join Gina Salá for empowering, clarifying practices in Bhakti chant, sound tantra, and mantra to help us feel the pure, loving Divine within.

Yoga Vacation Program
April 11 — 12, 2024
Suba Ramesh Parmar

Join us for a very special program with Suba Ramesh Parmar.

Yoga Vacation Program
April 12 — 14, 2024
Eric Fraser and Naren Budhakar

Bansuri flute playing to take you on a journey into the meditation that is classical music from northern India.

Yoga Vacation Program
April 15 — 18, 2024
Tzivia Gover

Learn how to listen to your dreams for wise guidance, self-knowledge, and powerful healing. Develop a deeper relationship with your dreams and what they reveal to you.

Yoga Vacation Program
April 19 — 22, 2024
Shamini Jain

Learn about the facets of flourishing from a scientific and embodied perspective so you can come to know the powerful creator within you!

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 Vacation Program
April 23 — 25, 2024
Ram Vakkalanka

Receive rare and ancient wisdom about the sixteen Adharas from the Siddha yoga tradition and embark on a journey of profound yogic wisdom.

Yoga Vacation Program
April 28 — 30, 2024
Ragani

Journey into your own heart with Ragani and her band, as they share the timeless practice of Kirtan — and share the transformational effects of sound and vibration.

Yoga Vacation Program
May 2 — 4, 2024
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
May 4 — 5, 2024
Pooja Goswami Pavan and A. Pavan

Come be inspired by the unique sounds and rhythms of Indian music and experience music as a doorway to the harmony, love, and hope in our hearts.

Yoga Vacation Program
May 6 — 8, 2024
Paul Dugliss, MD

Discover how Radical Acceptance can be the key to not only preventing and alleviataing stress, but to also significantly revitalizing your overall health and wellbeing.

Yoga Vacation Program
May 9 — 12, 2024
Swami Dharmananda, Ramkumar Kutty, and Durga Leela

This is the complete spiritual path offered to ready spiritual seekers and health-conscious individuals in a nutshell.

Yoga Vacation Program
May 13 — 16, 2024
Jahnavi Harrison

Dive into the exploration of poetry, creativity and kirtan with Jahnavi and her accompanying musicians who together will lead you through a joyful and deep experience.

Yoga Vacation Program
May 15 — July 30, 2024
Swami Paramananda Giri

The practice of listening to a great saint or Mahatma relay the knowledge of the Vedas, ancient scriptural texts in India, has been the foundation for spiritual liberation for countless people.This immersion offers the doorway through which moksha or true freedom is attained.

Yoga Vacation Program
May 17 — 18, 2024
Dan Millman

Based on a true story of a 20-year spiritual quest, this program can help you develop your connection to your spirit through time-honored insights and guidance passed down from renowned spiritual masters.

Yoga Vacation Program
May 19 — 23, 2024
Durga Leela, Kelvin Young, Cathy Coleman, and Tarini (Shanna Dadisman)

Learn from renowned presenters about pioneering systems of care to meet the needs of people in recovery today. Gain holistic knowledge and practical advice for natural and safe solutions for the path of recovery.

Yoga Vacation Program
May 24 — 26, 2024
Ken Whiteley

The joy and release of singing gospel music is a way of experiencing yoga or union with the Divine. Together, we will use the power of music to unlock our hearts and bask in the redemptive power of spiritual song.

Yoga Vacation Program
May 26 — 28, 2024
Dr. John Douillard

Purify the body, mind, and emotions to enhance your ability experience your true nature and gain greater clarity, creativity, intuition, and ability to live a purposeful life.

Yoga Vacation Program
May 28 — 31, 2024
Theodore Tsavoussis

Discover shamanic practices to shed your worn-out stories, break free from the grip of fear and unfavorable heritages, drop your limiting roles and beliefs, and discover the original wounds that derailed your destiny.

Yoga Vacation Program
May 30 — June 1, 2024
Sandhiya Ramaswamy

Learn practical ways to digest your emotional experiences and improve your responses to life’s challenges through Ayurvedic psychology and healing therapies involving sound, aroma, and color.

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 Vacation Program
June 2 — 5, 2024
Suzanne Bryant

Through experiential learning and introspective exercises, participants will learn to unlock their inner potential, transcending anxiety to embrace a state of awakened joy and serenity.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 9 — 12, 2024
Amoda Maa

With her distinctive blend of clarity and grace, Amoda Maa will serve as your compassionate guide, nurturing your journey towards inner peace and spiritual awakening with guided meditations, discourses, and answers to your innermost questions.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 11 — 14, 2024
Antonio Sausys

This program is designed to help you remove physical and energetic blockages, and shift your mindset and thought patterns so you can manifest the life you desire full of abundance, joy, and fulfillment!

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Daily Schedule

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

6:00 a.m – Start the day 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.

8:00 a.m. – Two-hour class of asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), and relaxation that invigorates and refreshes the body and mind.

10:00 a.m. – Delicious vegetarian brunch

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. Take a snack break at the Boutique, meet new or old friends or take time to read a book in the tropical gardens.

4:00 p.m. – Two-hour 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.

6:00 p.m. – Dinner

After dinner, take an early evening walk on the beach, enjoying the beautiful sunset.

Evening

8:00 p.m. – Satsang (meditation, chanting and talk) completes the day During the evening satsang we usually enjoy a concert, a dance performance or a talk by one of our special guests.

10:00 p.m. Lights-off


Cost

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 range from self-pitched tents to comfortable cabins to luxurious beachfront suites. All of our accommodations are welcoming and simple, allowing you to relax and enjoy your time with us at the Ashram.

Please note

  • Accommodation rates are all-inclusive for our Yoga Vacation Program.
  • Courses, cleanses, and trainings have an additional tuition.
  • Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course rates are all-inclusive.
  • Minimum 2-night stay year-round.
  • Children are welcome to stay at the Ashram. See the Families tab for pricing and details.

Payments We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. We do not accept American Express, 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 14 days before your arrival. If the booking is made within 14 days of arrival, the full balance is due at the time of booking. 

Our rates are seasonal

      • Winter/Spring Season: November 1 – June 9
      • Summer/Fall Season: June 10 – October 31

Rooms are available for single or double occupancy. Prices are listed per night, per room and are in US dollars. Rates include accommodations, meals, yoga classes, satsangs, and Yoga Vacation workshops. A Bahamian VAT tax of 10% will be added.

  • Note: Prices may be changed at any time without further notice.

Beachfront Deluxe

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 fully air-conditioned; bedding and one towel set per person are provided (incl. bath towel and beach towel).

Book this room privately for yourself to enjoy or book for two (or three, or four) people.

Beachfront Deluxe Winter
2023-2024
Summer
2024
Single Occupancy $490 $490
Double Occupancy $640 $490
Each Additional Person (max 4 persons) +$158 +$140

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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. These rooms are fully air-conditioned; bedding and one towel set per person are provided (incl. bath towel and beach towel).

Book this room privately for yourself to enjoy or book for two or three people.

Oceanview Deluxe Winter
2023-2024
Summer
2024
Single Occupancy $450 $450
Double Occupancy $600 $450
Third Person +$120 +$120

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Bayside Room with Bath

These rooms have two single beds and a private bathroom with shower and tub. Within a short distance of the bay, these rooms include simple furnishings, a small refrigerator, tea kettle, and air conditioning. Bedding and one bath towel per person are provided.

Bayside Room with Bath Winter Summer
Single Occupancy $240 $200
Double Occupancy $320 $240

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Beach Hut East

Fall asleep to the relaxing sounds of ocean waves, and spend your time on the balcony. Our Beach Huts with with two single beds are comfortable, simple, and seconds from the beach. These rooms feature simple furnishings, and air-conditioning. Full bathrooms are located within one minute’s walk from your room. Bedding and one bath towel per person are provided.

Beach Hut East Summer Winter 2023-2024
Single Occupancy $190 $270
Double Occupancy $220 $330

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Beach Hut West

Beach Hut West - Two twin beds in a room overlooking the ocean

Fall asleep to the relaxing sounds of ocean waves. Our Beach Huts with with two single beds are comfortable, simple, and seconds from the beach. These rooms feature simple furnishings, and air-conditioning. Full bathrooms are located within one minute’s walk from your room. Bedding and one bath towel per person are provided.

Beach Hut West Summer Winter 2023-2024
Single Occupancy $170 $250
Double Occupancy $210 $310

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Spacious Double Bed Room

spacious double bed room

The Spacious Double Bed Room allows for single or couples occupancy. These rooms feature one double bed, a desk and furnishings, and air conditioning. Situated in various locations throughout the Ashram, shared bathrooms are always close by. Bedding and one bath towel per person are provided.

Spacious Double Bed Room Winter Summer
Single Occupancy $270 $160
Double Occupancy $300 $200

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Double Bed Room

The Double Bed Room allows for single or couples occupancy. These rooms feature one double bed, simple furnishings, and air conditioning. Situated in various locations throughout the Ashram, shared bathrooms are always close by. Bedding and one bath towel per person are provided.

Double Bed Room Winter Summer
Single Occupancy $250 $150
Double Occupancy $290 $190

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Single Room

Ideal for solo travelers, our Single Room offers a comfortable space with one single 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. Bedding and one bath towel are provided.

Single Room Winter Summer
$200 $128

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Twin Bed Room

These Twin Bed Rooms are situated within various locations of the Ashram. Featuring two single beds and air conditioning, these rooms are simply furnished with shared bathrooms nearby. Bedding and one bath towel per person are provided.

Twin Bed Room Winter Summer
Single Occupancy $200 $160
Double Occupancy $256 $190

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Spacious Twin Bed Room

A Spacious Twin Bed Room contains two single beds with the option to add a cot for a third person. These rooms are sold for single, double, or triple occupancy. They are located in various parts of the Ashram, and shared bathrooms are nearby. Bedding and one bath towel per person are provided.

Family Room Winter Summer
Single Occupancy $225 $185
Double Occupancy $306 $240
Triple Occupancy $434 $315

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Tent Hut Double Bed

  • Tent Hut Single Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Perfect for couples and close friends, our Tent Hut with Double Beds 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. Bedding and one bath towel per person are provided for you, and shared bathrooms are a short walk away. Tent Huts are available from November until June.

Tent Hut Double Winter Summer
Single Occupancy $128 not available
Double Occupancy $180 not available

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Tent Hut Single

  • Tent Hut Single Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

Sleep in the fresh, tropical air while still enjoying indoor comforts — including one 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. Bedding and one bath towel are provided for you, and shared bathrooms are a short walk away. Tent Huts are available from November until June.

Tent Hut Single Winter Summer
$110 not available

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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.

Enjoy your Tent Space privately for yourself, or stay together* with some friends or family.
*Tent Space pricing is calculated by person (not by tent).

Tent Space Winter Summer
$65* not available
  • Tent space rate is $89 per night during the end-of-the-year holidays, December 20 – January 1

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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 Visit

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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