Heart of the Universe: Chanting with Snatam Kaur

When: 25 Dec 2014 - 27 Dec 2014 (Thu - Sat, 2 nights)
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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.

Yoga Classes

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.

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Snatam Kaur

Snatam Kaur is one of the most popular New Age artists of our time, selling over 70,000 albums a year. Snatam Kaur’s albums have topped New Age Retailer’s Top 20 lists every year since 2004. She was the only artist to have 3 albums in the Top 20 in a single year. Her albums have consistently ranked in the top 20 in both Indie New Age and Indie World Music on Amazon throughout 2009 and 2010.

Her music can be heard around the world in venues from yoga studios to schools to Hollywood films and in the homes of her fans worldwide. An International phenomenon, her music has reached every corner of the globe from North America, Europe, Asia, and South America to Africa and the South Pacific, one fan spoke for all when he said, "We come to Snatam’s concerts to experience the beautiful atmosphere her voice creates, to heal and grow."

You’ll find enthusiastic press about Snatam’s music everywhere from the Houston Chronicle to the Hindustan Times. She’s also been featured on the cover of new age publications such as the Light Connection and the Body Mind Spirit Guide. Snatam Kaur, whose father was a manager for the Grateful Dead, has an amazing ability to transform traditional chants into a contemporary sound that appeals to the modern ear yet awakens an ancient yearning in the soul.

Sacred Sounds Radio calls her music "spiritually uplifting and deeply soul cleansing." Ram Dass, celebrated author of Be Here Now, says that "in Snatam’s voice... there is purity, clarity, and love."

Snatam’s CDs Prem, Shanti, Grace, Anand, LIVE In Concert, Feeling Good Today! and Liberation’s Door are setting the industry standard for excellence in new age sacred music. Dressed in distinctive Sikh clothing, Snatam Kaur embodies the Sikh message of strength through inner serenity. She is an ambassador for 3HO (a United Nations affiliate), and is deeply committed to supporting the U.N.’s Peace Resolution through her ongoing Sacred Chant Tour. She brings music, yoga and meditation to the communities she visits, as well as to hospices, juvenile detention centers, and schools she visits along the way.

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