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
DescriptionThis course offers a wonderful opportunity to learn the techniques of Ayurveda body treatments with the Director of our Well-Being Center, Lalita Devi. You will learn how to offer traditional oil massage (abhyanga); the technique of pouring oil over the forehead (shirodhara); how to introduce oil into the nasal passages (nasya); and how to apply gentle heat therapy (svedana). These treatments provide deep detoxification and rejuvenation and allow for balance of the body, mind, and spirit. This course includes an understanding of the treatments as a spiritual practice for both client and practitioner. Topics of the course include: The history and philosophy of Ayurveda The three great qualities (maha bhutu), five elements (maha guna), 10 pairs of qualities (guna) and three doshas (vata, pitta, kapha), tissue formation (dhatu) and the channels of bodily systems (srota), digestion (agni), toxin formation (ama) and waste elimination (mala) Ayurvedic and yogic psychology The disease process and its treatment with Ayurvedic bodywork This course is designed for massage therapists, Ayurveda practitioners, yoga teachers, and all others who have a professional or personal interest in the ancient techniques of Ayurveda body treatments. Course graduates are welcome to stay for one or two more days (November 18 & 19) to gain more hands-on practical experience in Ayurvedic Body Treatments. Tuition is $50/day plus accommodation. Instructor: Lalita Devi is a Clinical Ayurveda Specialist (CAS) and a Sivananda Yoga teacher. She is the Director of the Well-Being Center at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat and The Ayurveda Center at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch. She teaches Ayurveda workshops and training internationally.