Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas
The Sivananda Yoga Retreat provides an immersion experience into the daily practices of a yogic lifestyle. More than just a yoga center, the Yoga Retreat offers teachings derived from the deeply-rooted Hatha Yoga traditions of a renowned lineage. All of the Ashram practices are geared toward the development of inner peace for a more harmonious world.
Established by Swami Vishnudevananda in the name of Master Swami Sivananda, the Ashram presents a balanced experience of Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Jnana Yoga. The daily schedule includes meditation, pranayama (yogic breathing practices), asana (yoga postures) and study.
There is a variety of options for your stay or Yoga Vacation. Our most popular Yoga Programs include:
Yoga Teacher Training
The Yoga Certification Course is recommended for yoga practitioners of all levels who aspire to learn how to become a yoga instructor, bring the joy of yoga to others, or deepen their own yoga practice. In this four-week immersion course, students live a yogic lifestyle while learning from advanced yoga practitioners in a well-rounded curriculum of yoga study. A 500-Hour Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course is available to the students who have graduated from the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course.
Yoga for Beginners
Yogis of all levels are welcome to experience relaxation and peace of mind at the Yoga Retreat. We offer Yoga Beginners Courses to help build a solid foundation, taught by our skillful yoga instructors at the Ashram. We also offer two Beginner Yoga Classes twice daily, ensuring that students are guided at a comfortable pace.
Our yoga classes are specifically designed to balance the body and mind. These Sivananda Yoga-style classes are taught by graduates of our Yoga Teacher Training Course who received their yoga certification from our Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course. We offer Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced yoga classes.
Sivananda Yoga Retreat Programs and Courses
Throughout the year, presenters and well-known speakers from across the globe come to share their knowledge and areas of expertise with the guests and residents of the Ashram. We frequently host presentations from musical artists, yoga specialists, religious figures, experts in yoga philosophy, science and more.
A range of courses, both for certification and personal growth, are open to guests and Yoga Vacationers. Some course examples are Juice Fasting, Ayurveda, Yoga Nidra, Thai Massage, Bhagadvad Gita Study, Sound Healing, Theta Healing, Advanced Sadhana and more. Students and guests of all religions and backgrounds are welcome.See more events in this venue
DescriptionYoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences for healing, integration, and transformation on all levels of our being. Traditional Ayurveda focuses more on the treatment side of this process (chikitsa) for body and mind, while traditional yoga aims more at self-development and Self-realization (sadhana). This comprehensive program covers the main Ayurvedic concepts and language of the doshas, subdoshas, malas (waste products), and agnis (digestive capacity of the body and mind). Course Aim The aim is to give Sivananda TTC graduates and other yoga teachers a thorough foundational knowledge of how Ayurveda helps apply yoga therapeutically. Therapy should be from a holistic view of the vast healing potential of the sister sciences, not an asana approach to yoga therapy. Course Details Modern yoga has sometimes tried to create a therapeutic model, but until now this has been largely apart from Ayurveda or by over-emphasizing asana. Such a model is limited and seldom reflects the greater yoga tradition or the Ayurvedic ramifications of yoga philosophy and psychology. This course aims at providing a more traditional model of yoga therapy based upon Ayurveda, the medical aspect of the yoga tradition. Ayurveda is now recognized as one of the most important systems of mind-body medicine available and its popularity is spreading throughout the world. This is a thorough, foundational course for students based on the books and distance learning programs of Dr. David Frawley and taught in the Sivananda Yoga tradition. The course is designed for students of all kinds and there is no required medical background for those wishing to take the course. A background in yoga is recommended (for example, graduates of the Sivananda TTC or other in-depth yoga trainings). Topics of Study
- Philosophy of Ayurveda
- 3 gunas
- 5 elements
- 3 doshas and their physical and mental tendencies
- 20 qualities, 10 pairs of opposites
- 5 subdoshas of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
- Subtle Doshas: Prana, Tejas, and Ojas
- Digestion (agni), and waste elimination (mala)
- Constitutional examination
- Mental nature
- Treatment with daily Ayurvedic and yogic lifestyle practices
- Introduction to the Ayurvedic application of asana and pranayama
This comprehensive program covers the main Ayurvedic concepts and language of the doshas, subdoshas, malas (waste products), and agnis (digestive capacity of the body and mind).