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
Gain a strong foundation in the key elements of Thai Yoga Massage and learn how to perform a full 90-minute customized session.
Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient therapy that combines Yoga postures with touch technique. It promotes deep relaxation and healing, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, balances the body energetically, and facilitates mind-body integration. As a therapeutic practice, Thai Yoga Massage is a dynamic form of Yoga for the practitioner as well as the recipient, enhancing one's sense of alignment, posture, and health.
Students of this course will learn how to:
- Utilize key stances (practitioner postures)
- Incorporate effortless, flowing transitions between postures
- Use safety precautions for preventing injury
- Apply energy balance through acupressure and the Thai Sen (energy line) system
- Evaluate the needs of the recipient and customize the massage accordingly
- Integrate metta (loving kindness) and meditation into your practice
Please note Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Kam Thye Chow's Thai Yoga Massage training are offered at the Yoga Retreat; please see the Related Programs tab to the left. Tuition discounts are available when you register at the same time for more than one of the consecutive trainings
Kam Thye Chow pioneered a methodology that combines Thai Yoga Massage with its yoga and ayurveda roots. He founded the Lotus Palm School in Montreal and teaches around the world. He is the bestselling author of many books, including Thai Yoga Massage and Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Body Type: An Ayurvedic Tradition. He teaches with skill, humor, and an ever-present sense of loving kindness.