Location : Paradise Island, Bahamas
Rates : $ 69 and above on weekly basis
Accommodations : Tent huts, private rooms and dormitory/Shared cabins
Amenities : Complimentary breakfast and high speed internet
Sivananda Ashram is a yoga retreat located on the Paradise Island in Bahamas. The white sandy beach and turquoise water provide a perfect environment for breathing and meditation.Tourists come here mainly to participate in yoga workshops, courses and many of them are yoga vacationers.
A day at Sivananda Ashram starts with breathing exercises, meditation, yoga and healthy meal. Breakfast is inclusive and comprises of healthy items. More choices are available during peak seasons. During peak seasons, the retreat opens a boutique which offers snacks and other yoga supplies. However, in order to fix food cravings, the proximity of the retreat to Atlantis provides a number of choices.
Accommodations are provided in tent huts, private rooms, dormitory and shared ocean cabins. Classic Hatha Yoga classes are offered in Sivananda Ashram and major emphasis if given on Pranayama. Classes are delivered under the guidance of experienced yoga gurus.The yoga sessions include lots of rest and relaxation sessions, best for people who are looking to unwind. Health enthusiasts who come to this retreat immerse themselves totally into the schedules and stay away from the midtown tourist trap. After the sessions, sufficient time is given to relax on the pristine beach or take a nap under the shade of palm trees. The entire retreat is full of yoga enthusiasts and yoga vacationers throughout the year. No fee is taken for children under the age of three while it is half-price for below 12. The rates are likely to change during special occasions. Sivananda Ashram is one of the several inexpensive yoga retreats around the world which offers good value for money.
Sivananda Retreat also provides Yoga Teacher Training course for all levels. Two beginner classes are held twice daily which ensures that the beginners are comfortable at a slow pace. There is an Advanced Yoga Teachers Training course which includes 500 hours of training in yoga practice. This is mainly for students who have completed 200 hours of Yoga Teachers Training course. The classes are guided by the graduates of Yoga Teacher Training course(YTT) who have received Yoga Certification from Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training course.
Contact info : http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/