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Om Namah Sivaya
Dear Friend,

It is said that love is the glue that connects the universe, that flows through everything and everyone and calls us into relationship with each other and with the Divine.

Every year we welcome thousands of people to our little ashram on Paradise Island. Our guests and students come from an enormous diversity of backgrounds, faiths, walks of life, ages, countries, and languages — united through the love and practice of yoga. Around the ashram, in yoga classes, at meals, in meditation or in conversation, we see that love shine through.

We hope to see your light soon!

Om Shanti. Om Peace.
The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas

PS Considering our Residential Study/Karma Yoga option? We are recruiting for people to start March 12 and April 12. Apply/Get in touch!

Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within the soul.

—Swami Sivananda, Bliss Divine
Sunset over ocean

Inspiring. Elevating. Enlightening.
Special Events at the Ashram

Symposia, festivals, and holidays are a wonderful time to be at the ashram. An important part of our mission, these events bring together renowned spiritual teachers, musicians, scientists, and thought leaders for discovery and exchange and celebration of unity in diversity. Expand your horizons with us.

Upcoming events

Swapan Chaudhuri
Special Event
March 18 — 21, 2019
Hindustani Classical Music and Dance Festival
Swapan Chaudhuri, Pandit Habib Khan, Sanhita Nandi, Vishal Nagar, Aruna Narayan Kalle, and Farah Yasmeen Shaikh
Come be inspired by the unique sounds and rhythms of Indian music and experience music as a doorway to the harmony, love, and hope in our hearts.
Eben Alexander
Special Event
April 5 — 8, 2019
Continuum of Consciousness: Experiencing the Phases of Life, Death, and Rebirth
Eben Alexander, Karen Newell, William Peters, and Paul Aurand
Fathom the full spectrum of human cycles of existence — including what takes place between life and death and what might occur between lifetimes on earth.
Swami Sitaramananda
Special Event
April 14 — 22, 2019
Health, Medicine, and Yoga: Easter & Passover Symposium
Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Dharmananda, Durga Leela, Ramkumar Kutty, Mala Cunningham, Suprabha Jain, Arun Deva, Swami Hridyananda, and Swami Brahmananda
Gain a well-rounded perspective on how yoga and medicine can work together, and return home with a balanced understanding of healthy living.
Swami Swaroopananda
Special Event
April 19, 2019
Passover Seder Celebration
Swami Swaroopananda
Enjoy a delicious vegetarian feast, a reading of the Haggadah, Passover chants, and teachings on Passover’s relationship to yogic principles.
Bishop Trevor Williamson
Special Event
April 21, 2019
Easter Sunrise Service
Swami Swaroopananda, Bishop Trevor Williamson, and Marilyn Rossner
Celebrate a beautiful Easter morning on Paradise Island with traditional Easter singing, stories, and messages of hope.
Take a peek at May and June Special Events.
Ayurvedic Bodywork training

Train Your Healing Heart and Hands this Spring

Gain valuable skills and knowledge at a renowned destination for study and training in yoga and the healing arts. Fully immerse in the experience of a healthy yogic lifestyle that supports holistic learning and inner relaxation.

Professional Trainings in March and April include:

    •    Thai Yoga Massage
    •    Ayurvedic Treatments & Bodywork
    •    Yoga Nidra
    •    Transforming Trauma
    •    Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy
    •    Yoga of Recovery
    •    Teaching Yoga in Military Settings

See Calendar of Upcoming Professional Trainings.
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Yoga Vacation — Our Most Popular Option

Come any time, stay as long as you like, and enjoy your immersion in the vibrance and simplicity of the rhythms of yoga and the waves of the ocean. Immerse in the Sivananda traditions and the 5 Points of Yoga — the keys to a yogic lifestyle.

Book a stay

Click here to see housing options and availability for when you want to visit.

Learn a little more

Our Essentials courses provide some structure to your days (with plenty of beach and free time). A great option for those who want to learn more about yoga and the Sivananda Yoga lineage and practices. Take a closer look.

Discover the therapeutic benefits of yoga.

The practice of yoga is proven to have significant positive effects on physical, emotional, and psychological health and well-being. Learn how to tailor a yoga practice to address specific needs, issues, and ailments. Through practical theory and hands-on experience, you will discover new opportunities for personal transformation and the healing power of yoga for yourself.

Browse upcoming Health & Healing programs
Beautifully decorated and yummy looking assortment of valentines cookies

“Made With Love” Raw, Vegan Sugar Cookies —
Vanilla, Lemon, and Chocolate-Orange

From Padmavati, Health Hut Karma Yogi Baker
Padmavati, Health Hut Karma Yogi Baker
When Padmavati returned to the ashram from Salt Lake City, Utah, for her three-month karma yoga stay — she had previously done her teacher training and advanced teacher training at the ashram — she was assigned the very job she had been afraid to do — Health Hut Baker. An enthusiastic cook and baker since the age of eight, she had transformed her diet ten years ago and lost her passion for desserts, especially the traditional high sugar and butter recipes she had previously used.

With her new Karma Yoga assignment, she started to research substitutions for vegan desserts and realized you can substitute flax seed and water for egg, soaked cashew for cream cheese, coconut cream for butter. Each day, she chants as she prepares an assortment of mouth-watering desserts. “I generate as much love as I can when I bake,” she says. “That’s the #1 ingredient.”

Get Padmavati’s recipe.

Exploring Consciousness and Healing

Marilyn Schlitz
We are always honored to welcome Marilyn Schlitz as a guest presenter to the ashram. Marilyn is President Emeritus and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, transformative learning, and engaging a global community in the realization of our human potential.

When Marilyn just visited in January, we sat down to ask her a few questions about her work, what inspires her, and her experience of the ashram.

Read the Q&A.

Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course


Taking the TTC is a game changer and a life changer.  I feel a strong need to change my life, step by step.

—December 2018 graduate

This was a wonderful and transformational experience. It is intense, but not overwhelming. I came away from this with far more knowledge than I could have imagined, and have continued to apply it to my life and daily practice at home. I will be forever grateful.

—December 2018 graduate

What are you waiting for? Sivananda Yoga TTC

The 5 Points of Yoga


Swami Vishnudevananda taught these 5 Points of Yoga for establishing oneself on the yogic path. They can be easily incorporated into a modern, daily life and when applied little by little every day bring all of the benefits of yoga.

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