If you are looking to experience paradise in Paradise, avoid the bustle of downtown Nassau and take a short ride across the bay to the Sivananda Ashram, a yoga retreat in the Bahamas. Though it is adjacent to Atlantis resort, it is truly a world away. As a rare combination of a traditional ashram and a Caribbean resort, Sivananda offers a unique experience designed for the whole family.
An Ideal Location
The sanctuary, built around a semi-closed outdoor meditation temple, is an ideal location for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation, with its pristine white-sand beaches, warm blue water and half-acre of tropical gardens. Sleep in a wood cabin overlooking the ocean, or pitch a tent in the ashram’s coconut grove. As you explore the beautiful grounds and meet others, you’ll quickly see why the Guardian named it one of the 10 best yoga retreats in the world.
At this yoga retreat in the Bahamas, the day begins before dawn with a sunrise meditation and a yoga class facing the ocean. It continues with proper breathing exercises, healthy eating and exercise designed to leave you feeling both energized and balanced. Don’t worry, there’s enough blissful “me” time left over to read or nap in a hammock or in the shade of a palm tree.
Unlike many ashrams, Sivananda is family friendly. While you enjoy your yoga practice, meditation or rest, your children will be occupied with programs specially designed for little ones. Their time will be filled with yoga, crafts, chanting, snorkeling and exploring the rich heritage of Nassau. These days are designed to be fun-filled, inspiring, experiential and completely devoid of electronic gadgets!
Based on its philosophy that “health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness,” this yoga retreat endeavors to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself while giving you time to explore the Bahamas.