Paradise Island, Nassau
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat
Recharge your chakras at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas, boasting crystal blue waters, white sands and swaying palm trees. This Nassau retreat follows a specific pattern: You'll rise at 6 a.m., meditate through dawn, chant until tea time and do two hours of hatha yoga before breaking for your 10 a.m. vegetarian meal. The afternoon follows a similar pattern with a second session of hatha yoga, 6 p.m. dinner and then ending the day with a presentation, live chanting or dance performance as part of the daily satsang gathering. Guests also volunteer with a session of
Karma yoga, where you'll help with ashram duties (known to non-yogis as chores). This retreat, in the lineage of esteemed yogi Swami Sivananda, also offers teacher training and escapes with themes such as positive thinking; Ahimsa: the Yoga Practice of Non-Injury; Yoga, Stress, and Food and more.