Sivananda Yoga Ashram Bahamas
USA & Canada: 866-559-5167
All other countries: 416-479-0199
The Sivananda Yoga Retreat Ashram is a traditional yoga ashram — a spiritual community and study center where you are invited to relax, learn, and experience immersion in a yogic lifestyle. Based on five simple but profound principles developed by Swami Vishnudevananda, the daily schedule includes meditation, pranayama (yogic breathing practices), asana (yoga postures), a vegetarian diet, and relaxation. Through courses, trainings, workshops, and presentations, guests experience an abundance of opportunities for personal and professional growth and transformation. Located on Paradise Island on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the ashram is a unique gem — and one of the best kept secrets in the yoga world.
Our Most Popular Yoga Programs Include:
Essentials of Yoga I and Essentials of Yoga II
Taught by highly skilled Sivananda Yoga instructors, these Sivananda Core Courses provide beginners as well as those with a yoga background with the information and experience to jumpstart or deepen a practice. Both inspiring and practical, you’ll gain knowledge and experience with yoga postures, breathing practices, theory, and philosophy and discover keys for enriching your life and developing inner peace through a yoga practice and lifestyle. Offered regularly throughout the year, the Yoga I course, Establish Your Foundations, is perfect for those new to the ashram; the Yoga II course, Deepen Your Practice, is great for those who have completed Yoga I or are familiar with Sivananda Yoga from having attended other Sivananda locations around the world. During these courses you will have a specially designed guided yoga class daily as well as informational talks — with plenty of free time to enjoy the beach! Two other Core Courses are also offered regularly throughout the year: Introduction to Meditation and The Power of Positive Thinking.
Yoga Vacation Program
Experience the perfect balance between activity and leisure time and discover how powerful the tools of yoga can be in your personal evolution, helping you to live in peace with yourself, humanity, and nature. At any time of the year, you are welcome to come and enjoy daily yoga classes, silent meditation, delicious vegetarian meals, a program rich with lectures by world-renowned speakers, and time to relax in a tropical paradise. Choose from a variety of accommodation options to suit your needs while experiencing all of the learning opportunities available at the ashram.
Experiential Trainings and Courses
Dive into a path of study. Learn and grow in an enriching educational environment that integrates mind, body, and spirit. Balance your course time with healthy meals, walks by the ocean, yoga classes, and community gatherings for meditation and inspiring talks. We offer hundreds of courses a year on a variety of yoga and yoga-related topics, including integrated health, nutrition, spiritual studies, and sacred practices, as well as trainings in the healing arts and yoga teaching. Experience the best in holistic learning.
Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course
Are you ready to take your personal yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level? Do you want to teach others about the many positive benefits of classical yoga?
We invite you to the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses to:
- Awaken or deepen your yoga practice
- Gain a solid foundation in a classical yoga tradition
- Live a yogic lifestyle, including vegetarian diet and daily practices
- Experience Karma Yoga, selfless service to a common good
- Connect with a lineage of peace and healing, passed down by masters.
The TTC began over 40 years ago and is recognized worldwide as a leading yoga training program and has graduated more than 35,000 people around the world. Swami Vishnudevananda was the first yogi from India to develop this kind of training program in the West, with the vision to not only develop successful yoga professionals but to also spread peace in the world through them. The TTC is a unique, profoundly transformative, and rewarding experience that is based on the ancient gurukula teaching system, which integrates the student's daily life into the yoga training. For four intense weeks of ashram living, students strengthen their own yoga practice through self-discipline and awareness of the nature of mind, body and spirit. They also build a firm foundation from which to teach others naturally and with confidence.
Teacher Training is offered monthly from December to May. Join us in the Bahamas and …
- Live and study in a contemporary ashram for a month
- Be part of a vibrant international yoga community
- Experience a rich tapestry of evening events
- Take sunrise satsang walks on the beach
- Return home transformed for life.
Graduates of the course receive internationally recognized certification. The TTC is certified by the worldwide Yoga Alliance for the 200 hours standard for Registered Yoga Schools (RYS). A 500-Hour Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course is available to the students who have graduated from the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. Please see our website for information about the Curriculum, Daily Schedule, Cost, and more. There are no pre-requisites for the 200-hour training; yoga is for everyone.
The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat is located across the bay from Nassau, Bahamas, on one of the finest beaches in the world. It is truly an island paradise and a sanctuary of peace and natural beauty. With pristine white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and five and a half acres of lush tropical gardens, the ashram provides the ideal environment for practice, rest, and rejuvenation.
- Yoga Vacation Program: Starting from $108 USD/night for a tent hut
- Essentials of Yoga I and II Courses: Tuition for 5 days $240 USD. Add 6 nights accommodations starting from $694 for a tent hut
- Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training: 28-day immersion starting from $2400 for a tent space
- Morning and evening satsangs (meditation and presentations/performances)
- Morning and afternoon 2-hour yoga classes: postures, breathing, and relaxation
- Two buffet-style lacto-vegetarian meals (brunch and dinner)
- Afternoon workshops (Yoga Vacation Program)
- Access to the beach and ashram gardens
Our lodging options range widely from self-pitched tents ( November 20 to May 31) to luxurious beachfront suites, as well as comfortable cabins. All of our accommodations are welcoming and simple, and the diverse spectrum allows you to spend your time with us in a way that best suits your personal needs.
- White sand beach
- Tropical gardens
- Health Hut boutique
- Free WiFi
- Skype phone
Two delicious buffet-style lacto-vegetarian meals are served daily. They are prepared with love and care according to yogic dietary principles. Nourish your body with vegetable, grain and bean dishes or enjoy one of our hearty soups. Brunch also includes delicious fruit, homemade granola, or freshly made yogurt. Raw fixings to make your own salad are offered at both meals, as well as our own baked breads.
- Ayurvedic treatments
- Massage therapies
- Snorkeling (bring your own gear)
- Laundry facilities
- Taxi to the boat dock from the airport