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Only in ashrams can students really start on the spiritual path, do intense sadhana, and get into the vibration.

—Swami Vishnudevananda


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Yoga Vacation Program

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 that real relaxation and rejuvenation are achieved for the body, mind, and soul.

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.

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.

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. 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 — or to plan your stay to coincide with a particular program or presenter.

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

 

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.

 


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
June 1 — 3, 2020
Swami Brahmananda

The teachings of Vedanta, when applied to our daily life, transform one’s life and open vistas to eternal bliss.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
June 1 — 4, 2020
Pranava Chaitanya

In this program, you will learn how to use the ancient wisdom and practices found in yoga to help cope with life’s challenges and become more balanced and fulfilled, no matter where you live!

 
Yoga Vacation Program
June 9 — 10, 2020
Ramesh Parmar

This meditation technique has various components, including kayotsarg for total relaxation, color visualization, and contemplation for internal transformation.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
June 11 — 13, 2020
Rukmini Chaitanya

Join us to honor Swami Vishnudevananda, his legacy, and our lineage.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
June 13 — 16, 2020
Krishna Chaitanya

Learn key yogic techniques in order to practice them at home.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
June 16 — 19, 2020
William Peters and Monica Willliams

Gain new perspectives on the phenomena of death.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
June 18 — 20, 2020
Iswara Chaitanya

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
June 19 — 20, 2020
Master Ou Wen Wei

Come learn about Pangu Shengong mystical qigong with its originator, Master Ou Wen Wei.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
June 21, 2020
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
June 22 — 23, 2020
Swami Jnaneswariananda

Explore the nature of health and healing in the yogic context, with compelling evidence of its power to help individuals recover from physical and mental conditions.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
June 25 — 28, 2020
Swami Paramananda Giri
 
Yoga Vacation Program
June 26 — 28, 2020
Krishna Chaitanya

Learn Hatha Yoga practices that you can continue at home in your daily routine.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 1 — 3, 2020
Swami Brahmananda

True freedom cannot be bought. Learn meditation to finally experience peace.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 1 — 4, 2020
Iswara Chaitanya

Come explore the 20 Spiritual Instructions of Swami Sivananda and how they can inspire your life and spiritual practice.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 2 — August 1, 2020
Swami Sharvananda Giri

Immersion in Aitareya Upanishad is an opportunity to deepen your study of yogic scripture.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 5 — 8, 2020
Dalien

Learn the ways that sound, chanting, breathwork, nutrition, and yoga support access to the Theta brainwave state for deep healing.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 7 — 13, 2020
Rukmini Chaitanya

Learn the basic teachings of Swami Sivananda and how you can apply them to your daily life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 11 — 13, 2020
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
July 13 — 16, 2020
Swami Hridyananda

This program will offer you tools for identifying the habitual negative thought patterns that prevent you from fulfilling your highest potential.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 15 — 17, 2020
Sandhiya Ramaswamy

Learn practical ways to healthfully digest your emotional experiences and improve your responses to life’s challenges through Ayurvedic psychology.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 17 — 19, 2020
Atmarama Dasa

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 19 — 22, 2020
Swami Advayatmananda Saraswati

Every human being is a restless seeker, constantly struggling to find wholeness, joy, freedom from insecurity and unhappiness.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 21 — 23, 2020
Krishna Chaitanya

Do you find practicing yoga postures difficult due to injury, obesity, sickness, or other physical constraint?

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 23 — 25, 2020
Linda Graham

In this program, you will gain practical tools to help your brain react less to stress, and respond more with openness and equanimity.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 25 — 27, 2020
Jeffrey Davis

Delve into how yoga, writing, and wonder dissolve common blocks to leading a fulfilled creative & spiritual life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
July 27, 2020
Swami Swaroopananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 2 — 31, 2020
Swami Sharvananda Giri

Learn the foundations of yoga philosophy through the Yoga Sutras written by the sage Patanjali, with a teacher immersed in its wisdom.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 2 — 5, 2020
Swami Brahmananda

Explore the synthesis of yoga through the lens of spiritual leaders and the teachings of diverse yogic paths, while discovering the unity in diversity of them all.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 5 — 7, 2020
Jnaneshwari Chaitanya

The practice of yoga helps us to remember who we are and to move toward our True Self.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 7 — 10, 2020
Pranava Chaitanya

The yamas and niyamas (ethical guidelines) are the first two steps of the Raja Yoga system.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 7 — 10, 2020
Swami Hridyananda

This program offers the opportunity to transcend depression and anxiety by igniting a radical shift in your perspective.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 10 — 12, 2020
Swami Shambhudevananda

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

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 12 — 14, 2020
Swami Brahmananda

Learn to control your mind and emotions for inner peace and enlightened living.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 16 — 18, 2020
Swami Shambhudevananda

Learn the theory and practice of meditation, along with useful tips, so you can experience the benefits in your daily life.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 17 — 20, 2020
Theodore Tsavoussis

Shamanic medicine is an ancient transformational approach to restoring power, creating healing, and harmonizing the mind, body, and spirit.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 18 — 20, 2020
Krishna Chaitanya

Swami Sivananda described sadhana as spiritual movement that is consciously systematized.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 20 — 23, 2020
Swami Brahmananda

Jnana Yoga is the path of Self-knowledge that leads to the direct experience of our God-Self.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 23 — 25, 2020
Iswara Chaitanya

Turn negativity into healthy habits and positive ways of being.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 25 — 28, 2020
Pranava Chaitanya

This experiential retreat will guide you to identify and transform stressors that deplete your energy.

 
Yoga Vacation Program
August 26 — 28, 2020
Narayani Chaitanya

Come explore the 20 Spiritual Instructions of Swami Sivananda and how they can inspire your life and spiritual practice.

 

 

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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 Start the day at 6:00 a.m. 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. Next at 8:00 a.m. comes a two-hour class of asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), and relaxation that invigorates and refreshes the body and mind. Brunch awaits at 10:00 a.m.

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

Afternoon Start the third part of your day with a 4:00 p.m. 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. Dinner will await you at 6:00 p.m. After dinner, take an early evening walk on the beach, enjoying the beautiful sunset.

Evening Satsang (meditation, chanting and talk) completes the day at 8:00 p.m. During the evening satsang we usually enjoy a concert, a dance performance or a talk by one of our special guests. Lights-off is around 10:00 p.m.



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 vary from self-pitched tents to luxurious beachfront suites to comfortable cabins. All of our accommodations are welcoming and simple, and the diverse spectrum allows 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. (Minimum 4-night stay December 22, 2019–January 2, 2020 and minimum 3-night stay February 21–23, 2020.)

Payments We accept Visa and MasterCard. We do not accept American Express, Discover, 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 at least 14 days before your arrival; we will send you an email reminder a week before we process the balance.

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 12% will be added.

  • Note Rates updated October 9, 2019 and apply ONLY to new registrations from this date forward.

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 air-conditioned and available for reservations of at least two adults.

Beachfront DeluxeWinterSummer
Single Occupancy$380$256
Double Occupancy$380$320
Additional Person (max 4 persons)$158$140
 

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. Fully air-conditioned, these rooms are available for reservations of at least two adults.

Oceanview DeluxeWinterSummer
Single Occupancy$360$240
Double Occupancy$360$300
Third Person$120$113
 

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.

Bayside Room with BathWinterSummer
Single Occupancy$240$150
Double Occupancy$300$190
Shared (per person)$150$115
 

Double Bed Room

The Classic Room with Double Bed allows for single or couples occupancy. They feature one double bed, simple furnishings, and air conditioning. Situated in various locations throughout the ashram, shared bathrooms are always close by.

Double Bed RoomWinterSummer
Single Occupancy$167$142
Double Occupancy$270$190
 

Single Room

Ideal for solo travelers, our Single Room offers a comfortable space with one 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.

Single RoomWinterSummer
$157$128
 

Beach Hut (private or shared)

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.

Beach HutWinterSummer
Single Occupancy$220$170
Double Occupancy$280$210
Shared (per person)$140$105
 

Twin Bed Room

These Garden Rooms are shared rooms, situated within various locations of the ashram. Featuring two single beds and air conditioning, these rooms are simply furnished with shared bathrooms nearby. If you choose this room as a solo traveler, you can expect to share it with a roommate of the same gender.

Twin Bed RoomWinterSummer
Single Occupancy$199$160
Double Occupancy$256$190
Shared (per person)$128$95
 

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. Towels and bedding are provided for you, and shared bathrooms are a short walk away. Tent Huts are available from November through June.

Tent Hut DoubleWinterSummer
Single Occupancy$119not available
Double Occupancy$180not available
 

Tent Hut Single

  • Tent Hut Single Accommodations | sivanandabahamas.org

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

Tent Hut SingleWinterSummer
$102not available
 

Dormitory

  • Dormitory Accommodations2 | sivanandabahamas.org

Make friends with interesting people from around the world! Our single-gender Dormitory accommodations are simple and comfortable, furnished with 3-4 single beds. They are located in various parts of the ashram, and shared bathrooms are nearby. Bedding and towels are provided.

DormitoryWinterSummer
$99not available
 

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.

Tent SpaceWinterSummer
$65*not available
  • Tent space rate is $89 per night during the end-of-the-year holidays, December 20, 2019–January 1, 2020 and Krishna Das Chant Weekend, February 20-23, 2020.


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 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.

Interested? Click on Register Now button in the sidebar to enter your dates.

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