I live nearby, do you offer community classes?
Yes, we offer drop-in asana classes for $10 per class. You may also join us for a meal and a class, a tour, or for our daily satsangs. Information for Day Guests
How can I come to Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas?
There are four ways to visit us:
Call or register online for a Yoga Vacation.
Sign-up for our Yoga Teacher Training Course.
Choose one of our many Experiential Courses.
Live here, serve, and learn in our Residential Study/Karma Yoga Programs.
We also welcome Day Guests (see above).
What’s the weather like at the ashram?
The Bahamas is a year-round destination, with 300 days of sunshine a year. Average temperatures in the summer run 80 to 90 degrees (27 to 32 Celsius) and 70 to 90 (21 to 27 Celsius) in the winter. Current weather from The Weather Channel. Bahamas Weather and When to Go from TripAdvisor. Weather in the Bahamas from Climate and Weather.
I have my own yoga practice, where can I do that?
There are a few places around the ashram available for students to do their personal practice. Our platforms, when not in use for classes, are the best option, but the beach or some of the accommodations choices also offer space to practice. We also invite you to participate in the twice-daily Sivananda Yoga Classes offered at the ashram.
Where/How can I go snorkeling?
Though the ashram does not officially arrange snorkeling trips, local group outings can be easily arranged in Nassau and at the nearby hotels. Please enquire at Reception upon arrival for more information. Guests are also free to bring their own equipment and snorkel in the ocean in front of the ashram on their own.
Is there Internet service at the ashram?
Yes. We offer free WiFi throughout the ashram. Please note that WiFi is not available during morning and evening satsangs (6:00-8:00 am and 8:00-10:00 pm), which everyone is invited to attend.
Will my cell-phone work there?
If your cellular plan includes international calling, your phone should work, but please inquire with your phone company before using to avoid incurring international roaming charges. As the ashram offers free WiFi, guests with WiFi-calling and Skype on their cell phones should be able to make calls through these services. We also offer Skype phones, so guests can make calls from our phones using their own Skype accounts.
How do I book a massage?
Our Well Being center offers a variety of different styles of massage and bodywork from December 15 – June 1. You may make appointments while at the ashram at the reception desk, however, we recommend booking appointments prior to arrival to ensure availability. Visit the Well Being Center page.
Do I need to bring my yoga mat?
You will need a yoga mat for the daily asana classes, but if you do not have one or cannot bring one, we offer mat rentals at our ashram reception desk, or mats for purchase at the ashram boutique.
What are the meals like?
We serve two wholesome, delicious vegetarian meals a day according to traditional principles of yogic diet. Every meal is lovingly prepared with fresh ingredients and mild but tasty spices. Though our menu changes daily, we usually serve a salad bar, a soup, a grain, a protein, and at least one vegetable dish, as well as oatmeal, yogurt, fresh-baked bread and fruit at brunch. There will always be options for vegan and gluten-free diets.
What if I get hungry?
If you enjoy snacking midday, the Health Hut is open from 1:00 – 3:00 pm and after lunch and dinner. The Health Hut carries a variety of snacks, including smoothies, fresh-baked cookies, fruit, nuts, dried fruit, paninis, juices, drinks, and a variety of other snacks. A variety of cafes are also open in Nassau, which is a five-minute boat ride across the water.