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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
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, Amoda Maa, Swapan Chaudhuri, Pankaj Mishra, Swami Paramananda Giri, Menas Kafatos, Suzanne Bryant, 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!

Yoga Vacation Program
June 14 — 17, 2024
Karnamrita Dasi

Through the sweet strains of Karnamrita's melodious voice, you will awaken to the depth and intimacy of your own voice, gaining a deeper understanding of the power of sound and its effects on the mind, body, and spirit.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 17 — 19, 2024
Nikki Myers

This program offers a look into western psychology, yogic philosophy and practices, and 12 step program principles to support sustainable recovery from any addictive pattern or behavior.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 20 — 22, 2024
Prantik Kundu

Come explore the architecture of the human mind from a rigorous, modern, scientific perspective, informed by advanced neuroscience and brain imaging techniques and examine a mystical model of the human mind, drawing on elements spanning Babylonian to Vedic cosmologies.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 22 — 25, 2024
Debashish Banerji

Learn about The Upanishads, some of the earliest and most profound wisdom literature in the world, serving as the bedrock of Hindu philosophy.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 25 — 28, 2024
Jonathan Schooler and Amanda Gregory

Cultivate wonder and wisdom through meditative sound journeys and discussions at the intersection of science and art. Explore theories of consciousness that broaden our perspective on how our minds relate to the physical universe.

Yoga Vacation Program
June 28 — 30, 2024
Atmarama Dasa

This unique combination of flamenco guitar and Indian ragas creates an elevating atmosphere of devotional music.

Yoga Vacation Program
July 2 — 4, 2024
Swami Paramananda

Many people know that yoga is more than physical practice—discover the deeper meaning of yoga as a spiritual path.

Yoga Vacation Program
July 5 — 7, 2024
Keith Mitchell

Become inspired to move beyond survivor and victim consciousness to full empowerment by using the remarkable potential of words and various bio-hacks to tap into your inner power for personal growth and development.

Yoga Vacation Program
July 8 — 11, 2024
Swami Brahmananda

In order to tap into the infinite reservoir of peace and inner freedom, we must know how to calm the mind and focus our attention. Learn meditation to experience the peace you seek.

Yoga Vacation Program
July 11 — 13, 2024
Ram Rao

Delve into the profound importance of maintaining harmony between the body, mind, and emotions by allowing them to function as a cohesive unit using both theory and practical techniques.

Yoga Vacation Program
July 15 — 17, 2024
Swami Shambhudevananda

Practice positive thinking and watch your life change from the inside out.

Yoga Vacation Program
July 18 — 20, 2024
Mitchell Rabin

Embark on a profound exploration of relationships of all kinds, delving into what they signify for each of us, how they shape our being, how we grow from and express ourselves through them and how to nurture our most intricate bonds.

Yoga Vacation Program
July 22 — 24, 2024
Bhargavi Chaitanya

Learn devotional practices to cultivate Bhakti and deepen your relationship with the Divine.

Yoga Vacation Program
July 25 — 28, 2024
Katie Papo (Ambika)

Indulge in this rejuvenating Summer Healing Retreat designed to revitalize your body and mind, offering a sanctuary for deep relaxation. Gift yourself precious time for your body's intricate systems to unwind, fostering a state of vitality, resilience, and tranquility.

Yoga Vacation Program
July 28 — 30, 2024
Swami Shambhudevananda

Learn how to overcome obstacles and ground yourself in a steady spiritual practice.

Yoga Vacation Program
July 30 — August 2, 2024
Jeremy Jones

Join Jeremy Jones with Anil Prasad for this program of spiritual recharging and heart upliftment as we dive deeply into the art of devotional chanting to unlock the ecstatic joy of Spirit.

Yoga Vacation Program
August 2 — 4, 2024
Swami Paramananda

Learn techniques to remove negative thoughts, emotions, and habits, and the art of cultivating virtues such as gratitude, kindness, and love, as taught by Swami Sivananda.

Yoga Vacation Program
August 6 — 8, 2024
Bhargavi Chaitanya

Ahimsa traditionally refers to the non-killing or harming of others, but ahimsa also extends itself to mean non-injury in thought, word, or deed to any living being. Come discover how we can all cultivate more kindness and compassion toward others.

Yoga Vacation Program
August 9 — 11, 2024
Vinay Desai and Shankh Lahiri

Experience meditative melodic improvisation that takes the listeners on a rhythmic journey to a place of deep stillness with musicians who have mastered their instruments with tutelage under legends.

Yoga Vacation Program
August 12 — 14, 2024
Swami Shambhudevananda

Advance your yoga practice with a deeper understanding of Hatha Yoga. Composed of many aspects, including yoga asanas, meditation, and pranayama, Hatha Yoga is a spiritual path that is suitable for everyone.

Yoga Vacation Program
August 14 — 16, 2024
Swami Paramananda

What does it mean to be a saint? Join this inspiring exploration of saints from around the world whose demonstrations of the truths of spiritual life and a guide to uplifting our hearts and enriching our own practices.

Yoga Vacation Program
August 16 — 18, 2024
Swami Brahmananda

Discover the secret to true happiness through the wisdom of The Upanishads.

Yoga Vacation Program
August 19 — 21, 2024
Swami Paramananda

Dive into the teachings of one of the most important scriptures in yoga, the Bhagavad Gita. The Bhagavad Gita brings together knowledge and action, inner and outer, individual and society, man and God.

Yoga Vacation Program
August 21 — 23, 2024
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa

This comprehensive program will review some of the basic science underlying the psychophysiology and benefits of yoga practices. We will explore the physical, mental, and spiritual mechanisms of action of yoga and provide a modern scientific overview of how yoga works.

Yoga Vacation Program
August 24 — 27, 2024
Swami Shambhudevananda

Learn to recognize the causes of adversities, how to use yogic methods to deal with adverse situations, and even how to find joy in adversity.

Yoga Vacation Program
August 28 — 30, 2024
Swami Shambhudevananda

This program offers the opportunity to transcend depression and anxiety by igniting a radical shift in your perspective. Let this become a turning point in your life’s journey.

Yoga Vacation Program
August 31 — September 1, 2024
Tanya Hanna

Join us in The Bahamas this Labor Day Weekend and leave the stresses and responsibilities of daily life behind. Soothe your soul with beloved Bahamian musicians and friends of the ashram, Tanya Hanna and accompanists!

Yoga Vacation Program
September 2 — 4, 2024
Swami Shambhudevananda

Come and explore these teachings and discover wisdom that will guide you to more freedom and deeper joy.

Yoga Vacation Program
September 6 — 8, 2024
Bhargavi Chaitanya

Explore this comprehensive philosophical and practical framework for understanding the nature of consciousness, the mind-body connection, and the path to spiritual enlightenment through disciplined practice.

Yoga Vacation Program
September 10 — 13, 2024
Bhargavi Chaitanya

Practice the art of deep relaxation and live everyday with ease and calm

Yoga Vacation Program
September 13 — 15, 2024
Dayna Macy

Meet your true voice and creativity on the page with an open heart - No ambition, no judgment — just expression and connection.

Yoga Vacation Program
September 17 — 19, 2024
Bhargavi Chaitanya

Discover the connection between the food we eat, our thoughts, and how to create a peaceful, positive state of mind.

Yoga Vacation Program
September 24 — 26, 2024
Swami Shambhudevananda

The yamas and niyamas (ethical guidelines) are the first two steps of the Raja Yoga system and create the foundation of a joyful and spiritual life. Come learn how to dispel negativity and fill your heart with love and kindness.

Yoga Vacation Program
September 30 — October 2, 2024
Bhargavi Chaitanya

Bhargavi Chaitanya will teach you the words and melodies to some of the Sivananda daily chants and other popular kirtan chants. Come experience the joy this uplifting tradition - no experience or singing voice required!

Course List

 

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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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