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December 4 - 31, 2013
January 4 - 31, 2014

February 3 - March 2, 2014
March 5 - April 1, 2014
April 4 - May 1, 2014
May 5 - June 1, 2014



July 25 - 29; August 29 - September 2

August 8 - 12, 2013

September 3 - 7, 2013
JUL 29 - AUG 1
Make Peace with Your Mind: The Conquest of Anger



The warm month of July is upon us, marking the beginning of the second half of the year. Now is the time to delight in the calm tropical setting and personal attention provided by the Yoga Retreat. Let our staff help you focus on building a firm foundation for your practice during these 'lazy days' of summer.

If you're not able to visit at this time, our 'high season' will begin November 1st and we'll be offering some wonderful new programs on health, nutrition, cleansing, Ayurveda, weight loss, gentle yoga, and more. Check out all of our upcoming courses and Yoga Vacation Programs on our Website Calendar.

We are also offering a special discount to those who sign up by July 30, 2013, for any upcoming Teacher Training Course. Take advantage of this opportunity to deepen your practice, change your life and enrich the lives of others through yoga. Call us or sign up online now!

Come enjoy the cool clear waters of the Bahamas or join us later this year  -- or maybe even both! We always love to share the peace and serenity of the ashram with you here at the Yoga Retreat!

Om Shanti. Om Peace.
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas
What Must Be Done to Achieve Samadhi?
Swami Swaroopananda discusses the process of achieving Samadhi.
Swami Swaroopananda discusses the process of achieving Samadhi.

Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course
Yoga Teacher Training
Take your yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level and learn to teach others about the wonderful benefits of classical yoga.

The TTC began over 40 years ago, is recognized worldwide and has produced more than 26,000 graduates. Swami Vishnudevananda was the first in the West to develop this kind of training program for yoga teachers with the vision to not only develop successful yoga professionals, but also to spread peace in the world through them. The TTC is a unique, profoundly transforming and personal 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 instinctively and confidently.

The TTC provides a fantastic opportunity to awaken or deepen your yoga practice, meet old and new friends, and to be a part of the global yoga community which is growing each day. The best part of all is learning that everything we need is already within us and how the practices can lead us into accessing our gifts and beauty from the inside out. The experience provides a great way to find long lasting happiness, peace and the ability to share the yogic lifestyle with others.
Graduates of the course receive internationally recognized certification. Certified by the worldwide Yoga Alliance for the 200 hours standard for Registered Yoga Schools (RYS).

For more details and practical information about the course visit the TTC page on our website.  


When the "Logical" Decision Is Not So Logical
Q & A with Swami Swaroopananda

What if we think we have made a mistaken life decision? Is it actually a mistake?

Answer: Sometimes at an early stage in life we make a mistake. We make what at the time seems to be a logical decision. Sometimes society is pushing us, sometimes the parents, sometimes our considerations are mistaken. For example, we take money into consideration: I want to have a career; I want to have money. How am I going to have money if I become an artist? Artists never have money; musicians never have money. Yogis, they never have money. Yogis are professional beggars!

We are making this so-called logical choice, but it's not truly logical. What's logical about being miserable?

If, however, at a certain stage of life you find yourself feeling sorry about your decisions, don't be sorry. Everything has its own value, and we are going to get another chance anyway, but that's not the point. As yogis we can make it in this very life without regard to external circumstances. They are not the most important consideration when it comes to being a yogi. The inner life is the most important consideration.

Om Shanti, Om Peace
Swami Swaroopananda, Director


Swami Swaroopananda is the Acharya (spiritual director) of Sivananda Yoga Centers and Ashrams on the West Coast of the United States, in the Middle East, and in the Bahamas, and is one of the foremost disciples of Swami Vishnudevananda. This article is from one of his spontaneous question and answer sessions, which he frequently offers at Sivananda centers and ashrams all over the world.

Gentle Yoga with Stacie Dooreck (Saraswati)
Chair Yoga with Stacie Dooreck (Saraswati) 
Stacie Doorek will be offering a Gentle Yoga Pre-Holiday Retreat from November 22 - 24, 2013.

Enjoy 3 days before the holidays to do yoga and restore the body and mind. Learn yoga in a gentle way including: yoga in chairs and wheelchairs, yoga for chronic illness, yoga for seniors, yoga while healing injuries and pre/post surgery. You will learn that yoga truly is for everyone! All ages and stages of health are welcome.

For more details about the course or to register, visit http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/course.php?course_id=3769

Saraswati Stacie will also be offering Chair Yoga Training in April 2014. [http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/course.php?course_id=3753


For information about Saraswati Stacie, visit www.sunlightchairyoga.com.

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