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
Embark on a journey into your inner self, and come in touch with the source of knowledge and strength that lies within you. Learn concentration and meditation techniques and take your first steps towards attaining a calm and blissful mind. We will practice sitting postures, deep relaxation, breathing exercises, concentration, and methods of introducing positive suggestions in the subconscious mind. An introduction to the philosophy and psychology of the practice of meditation will complement the experiential practice, and grant you the inspiration and inner strength required in order to persist in and develop your practice of meditation, both at the ashram and at home.
Your course schedule has been designed by the presenter to provide a holistic educational
experience, and includes course presentation time, meal times, and free time for you to enjoy the
beach and the grounds and participate in the ashram’s daily programs:
Morning and evening satsang: community gatherings for meditation, chanting & teachings;
sometimes a silent beach walk.
Yoga asana & pranayama classes: available on outdoor ocean and bayfront platforms (beginner
and intermediate levels offered twice daily).
6:00 am Morning satsang
8:00 am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
10:00 am Brunch
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Karma Yoga
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Course Session
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Evening satsang
Offered year-round, each comprehensive course offers enjoyable, experiential learning and practical tools for creating vitality, happiness, and health. In the serene and supportive environment of the ashram, you will find the perfect setting to experience the multitude benefits of yoga, which will inspire you to deepen and expand your practice.
These courses draw on ancient yogic wisdom for establishing inner and outer health and peace, and incorporate the 5 points of yoga as shared by Swami Vishnudevananda. These are:
Proper Exercise (Asanas) - Yoga poses help develop a strong, healthy body by enhancing flexibility and improving circulation.
Proper Breathing (Pranayama) - Deep, conscious breathing reduces stress and many diseases.
Proper Relaxation - Helps keep the body from going into overload, easing worry and fatigue.
Proper Diet - Eating simple, healthy and vegetarian foods that are easy to digest notably have a positive effect on the mind and body, as well as the environment and other living beings.
Positive Thinking and Meditation