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Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat

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San Diego, CA., USA
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is somewhat a copy of another very recent TripAdvisor review because much of it rang true for me also! Beautiful place with amazing conditions to learn yoga, meditation and chanting. My expectations were low as I was afraid to enter in some kind of sect. There are some rules, but they were truly reasonable, and the many activities of...

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Wonderful beach location. The newer rooms on the beach have great views. Hear the ocean waves all night. Basic motel quality. Ashram is so quiet and peaceful after 10 pm. Vegi food good. Not great. Yoga classes very good. Guest speakers excellent. Must get a private bathroom. Enless you are a young devotee who wants to camp out and are...

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Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Beautiful place with amazing conditions to learn yoga, meditation and chanting. My expectations were low as I was afraid to enter in some kind of sect. There are some rules, but they were truly reasonable according to me, and I was not forced to attend every activity of everyday's tight schedule, but I did anyways. The Swami's teaching were a...

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Stephanie F, Public Relations Manager at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Om Djigle, Thanks so much for your kind review. We are greatful that you had a lovely vacation and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Come for the beautiful surroundings, and wonderful food but expect vocalized judgement about your dress, your language and volume, your yoga practice, the music you play in your room, and the amount of food you throw away... The retreat is fun for a few days but the yoga is repetitive (Sivananda style involving multiple savasanas during practice and the same...

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Stephanie F, Public Relations Manager at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Om Blessed Shannon, We are so sorry you felt judged at the yoga retreat. Our motto from Swami Sivananda's teachings is, "Unity in Diversity," and we truly aim to make all feel welcome and accepted. The ashram is both a vacation destination and a spiritual home for many who are on a spiritual journey, and of course everyone struggles with...

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Located in the ashram is a small store. I purchased a pair of pants and the seam tore the first time I put the pants on. I returned to the store to discuss a possible exchange or return. I was met with hostility. I was told the pants are "of poor quality because they come from India." Then, the manager...

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Nirmala N, Manager at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Om Blessed Heather, I am so sorry that you had this experience. Our Yoga Retreat is run mainly on the basis of Karma Yoga - volunteers who serve at the retreat as part of their spiritual journey and out of service to the organization. As a result, we are not a typical "business" and at times this means our customer...

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Reviewed 14 January 2017

The boat trip across the bay brings a whiff of adventure. The ashram is located at a beautiful site facing the ocean, with a sizeable beach length and just far away from Atlantis to not be bothered by crass commercialism. My room was small with an unfortunately loud AC unit that one was supposed to turn off upon leaving the...

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Nirmala N, Manager at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Om Blessed Self, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful beach and quiet of the ashram, as well as the satsang and bhajan music! We are sorry that the unsubscribe feature isn't working. If you'd like, please send us your email address to marketingbahamas@sivananda.org and we will remove it for you. We use a very standard,...

NYC
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This has been a very restorative experience. I highly recommend it as long as you realize you're going to an ashram with deep roots in yoga and an upholding and respect for the related traditions. Top points: 1.No alcohol or caffeine though both are within a short walk to Atlantis 2. Classes are not mandatory for vacationers 3. Rooms are...

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Stephanie F, Public Relations Manager at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Om Om Mary, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. You have given an adequate detail of our daily ashram routine. We are so glad that you enjoyed you stay with us and hope to see you again! Stephanie

New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 January 2017

From the moment that you board the ferry to the small island, you feel that your are in for a magical experience. Your eyes/senses are rewarded with splashes of colorful vegetation and a small waterfall gently lulling the senses to calmness. You walk up a winding path, passing others moving quietly(many are bare footed). The reception is smooth. My beach...

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Stephanie F, Public Relations Manager at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Om Geraldine, What a wonderful review! We so look forward to having you back with us to add to the lush atmosphere of our ashram.

Woodstock, VT
Reviewed 7 January 2017

While my husband has meditated for many years, and was eager to experience Sivananda Ashram, I was simply "the spouse" going along for the warm weather and lovely beach! I had no desire to participate in any of the activities, but decided to accompany my husband to a beginner yoga class, and got hooked! Our teacher, Arjuna, was wonderful, patient...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The location is beautiful, peaceful, and there are a lot of opportunities on property. Workshops, classes, yoga, inspirational talks etc. Gorgeous beach and next door to the Atlantis. It's easy to go to Nassau by the Ashram ' s boat. On the flip side, the food is the same day after day after day, less than tasty, and not well...

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Stephanie F, Public Relations Manager at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dearest Guest, We are so sorry to hear you were disappointed with your stay at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas. We do our best to make all guests feel welcome and honored. As you mentioned, we are an ashram who rely heavily on the assistance of volunteers- known as Karma Yogis- who are dedicating their time, effort,...

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The Yoga Retreat is a spiritual center & retreat place offering courses and workshops and yoga vacation. The daily schedule includes two yoga classes, two Satsangs (meditation sessions) and two vegetarian meals. ... more   less 

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Address: 4777, New Providence Island
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > New Providence Island > Paradise Island
Price Range: $92 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Hotel Paradise Island
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Paradise Island, Bahamas
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Paradise Island
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“beach side, ear plugs :-)”
 of 5 bubbles Merrianne, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try for the beach side as it has a great view and is quieter”
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“Accommodations include tents, garden and oceanfront cabins, & oceanfront suites. Some have private baths, some are shared.”
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 of 5 bubbles Marilyn19720, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the ocean, or if on a budget rent a tent hut solo.”
 of 5 bubbles Paratman, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Staying in a tent hut is a great way to go”
 of 5 bubbles JennieHastings, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
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