4 Days Raw Food and Yoga Retreat in Bahamas

4 Days Raw Food and Yoga Retreat in Bahamas

  • Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas

Raw Food & Yoga Retreat in Bahamas

Increase live foods to feel more alive! Together you will prepare and enjoy delicious raw soups, salad dressings, pats, dips, entres, and desserts. There will be a discussion on the ways in which raw foods affect your body, mind, and spirit, promoting good health, increasing energy levels, boosting metabolism, and making your attitude towards life more joyful and positive. Gain a fresh and natural approach to eating and take home a recipe book that will help you maintain your raw foods practice after the course.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Free raw food recipe book
  • Morning and evening satsang sessions
  • Yoga asana and pranayama classes
  • Inaugural and graduation ceremonies
  • Daily brunch and dinner
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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The lodging options range widely from self-pitched tents, luxurious beachfront suites, and comfortable cabins. All of the accommodations are welcoming and simple, and the diverse spectrum allows you to spend your time in a way that best suits your personal needs.

Tent hut doubles

Enjoy the outdoor camping experience with indoor comforts in these room-sized, straight-walled tents. Perfect for couples, the tent hut doubles feature one double bed and are comfortably furnished with a nightstand, closet, bedside lamp, and electrical outlet, with towels provided. Shared bathrooms are a short walk away.

Tent space

Pitch your tent near the beach, the bay, or amongst the palm trees in the garden and create your own private space in the ashram. Bring your own tent, camping gear, mattress, bedding and towels. You are welcome to bring a tent up to a size of 10 x 10.

Tent hut single

Enjoy the outdoor camping experience with indoor comforts in these room-sized, straight-walled tents located at various sites throughout the ashram. The tent hut singles are comfortably furnished with a single bed, a nightstand, closet, bedside lamp, and electrical outlet, with towels provided. Shared bathrooms are a short walk away.

Dormitory

Meet interesting people from all over the world. The single-gender dormitories are simple and comfortable, furnished with three to four single beds and located in various locations around the ashram. Bedding and towels are provided and shared bathrooms are just a short walk away.

Garden room double

Perfect for couples, the garden room doubles feature one double bed and provide simple furnishings, including shelves and hooks for clothing and personal items, and air conditioning. Situated in various locations throughout the ashram, shared bathrooms are a short walk away.

Garden room

Simple and comfortable, the garden rooms are shared rooms with two single beds. Situated in various locations throughout the ashram, these air-conditioned rooms are simply furnished, including shelves and hooks for clothing and personal items, with shared bathrooms a short walk away. If you register for the garden room by yourself, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to your room.

Beach hut

Fall asleep to the soothing sound of the ocean waves. Providing sensational views of the ocean, the beach huts are shared rooms with two single beds, air-conditioning, and simple furnishings, with shared bathrooms a short walk away. If you register for this shared room by yourself, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to your room.

Garden room single

For those seeking solitude, the garden room singles feature one single bed and provide simple furnishings, including shelves and hooks for clothing and personal items, and air conditioning. Situated in various locations throughout the ashram, including the main building, shared bathrooms are a short walk away.

Beachfront deluxe suite

Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from your own spacious, private balcony. The luxurious beachfront deluxe suites are furnished with two double beds and include a private bathroom with tub and shower, a kitchenette (no stove), and air-conditioning. These rooms are available for reservations of two or more persons only.

Oceanview deluxe room

Welcome to the newest room, set in a palm tree grove with ocean views from a private balcony. This beautifully appointed room with contemporary design features a king-sized bed or two extra-large twin beds and includes a private bathroom with tub and shower, a kitchenette (no stove), a closet, desk, and rocking chair, and is fully air-conditioned. This room is available for reservations of two or more people only.

Garden room with bath

Featuring their own bathroom, the gardens room with bath are shared rooms with two single beds. Situated in various locations throughout the ashram, these rooms provide simple furnishings, including shelves and hooks for clothing and personal items, and air conditioning. If you register for this shared room by yourself, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to your room.

Your course schedule has been designed by the presenter to provide a holistic educational experience, and includes course presentation time, meal times, and free time for you to enjoy the beach and the grounds and participate in the ashram daily programs.

This cleanse is designed to improve metabolism and digestion, cleanse internal organs, reduce inflammation, increase energy, recalibrate the taste buds, reset the appetite, educate, inspire, and clear the mind. Guided by an experienced health professional within the ashrams supportive and relaxing environment, you will have the opportunity to focus on healing and learning without distractions. Youll also take home practical tips, tools and recipes to implement a healthy lifestyle.

Morning and evening satsang are sessions for community gatherings for meditation, chanting and teaching; sometimes a silent beach walk. Yoga asana and pranayama classes are available on outdoor ocean and bay front platforms (beginner and intermediate levels offered twice daily).

Satsang

During satsang, everyone will come together as a community for meditation, chanting, daily prayers, and spiritual learning. At the yoga retreat, morning satsangs feature senior ashram staff and spiritual leaders as well as visiting teachers and guides from Sivananda ashrams and centers worldwide. In the evening, students enjoy a diversity of special programs, festivals, concerts, and symposia with distinguished guest presenters offered each night.

Course schedule

Day 1

  • 06:00 Morning satsang
  • 08:00 Special yoga asana and pranayama class
  • 10:00 Detox meal
  • 11:00 Ashram orientation tour
  • 11:30 Inauguration ceremony
  • 13:30 Detox meal
  • 16:00 Yoga asana and pranayama classes
  • 18:00 Detox meal
  • 20:00 Evening satsang

Day 2

  • 06:00 Morning satsang
  • 08:00 Yoga asana and pranayama class
  • 10:00 Detox meal
  • 11:00 Nutrition class
  • 13:30 Detox meal
  • 16:00 Yoga asana and pranayama classes
  • 18:00 Detox meal
  • 20:00 Evening satsang

Day 3

  • 06:00 Morning satsang
  • 08:00 Yoga asana and pranayama class
  • 10:00 Detox meal
  • 11:00 Nutrition class
  • 15:00 Graduation ceremony
  • 16:00 Yoga asana and pranayama classes
  • 18:00 Graduation detox meal
  • 20:00 Evening satsang

Ceremonies

  • It is the ashram tradition to open and close with a ceremony to bring auspicious blessings on each course.
  • Inauguration ceremony on the first day of course will be at 11:30
  • Graduation ceremony on last day of course is at 15:00.

Ashram orientation and tour

  • 19:00 Guest orientation on first day of arrival (meets at reception)
  • 11:00 Ashram tour and history on the first day of the course only (meets at reception)

Nutrition lecture topics

  • Raw and vegan foods 101: How plant-based foods can help heal the body and the planet.
  • Keys to proper hydration
  • Smoothies vs. juices: Includes demonstrations to make smoothies, juices, and dairy-free nut milks
  • Best equipment to use
  • Kitchen inventory: Must-have items for the kitchen.
  • Anti-inflammatory recovery nutrition
  • How eating is a spiritual process
  • Grace Van Berkum

    (Personal Trainer)

    Grace Van Berkum is a registered holistic nutritionist, Sivananda yoga teacher, certified personal trainer, wellness couch, and founder of Gracious Living Retreats. She brings her passion for plant-based whole foods that have healed her own health problems and healed her dad's cancer into everything she does. She believes that being truly spiritual begins with connecting to food from the earth to increase prana and elevate consciousness.

The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat is located across the bay from Nassau, Bahamas, on one of the finest beaches in the world. It is truly an island paradise and a sanctuary of peace and natural beauty. With its pristine white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and five and a half acres of lush tropical gardens, the retreat provides the ideal environment for practice, rest, and rejuvenation. With its celebrated lineage of yogic masters, the retreat offers a rare combination of a traditional ashram with the feel of a Caribbean resort.

All meals are anti-inflammatory and free of wheat, gluten, sugar, dairy, and soy. The yogic diet is a vegetarian diet that is conducive to the practice of yoga and progress in spiritual life. It draws on a balance of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, milk products, legumes, and nuts and seeds, in both raw and cooked forms. Based on the ancient science of Ayurveda, a yogic diet promotes health and balance, reduces stress, and increases vitality, energy, and joy in your life.

Two buffet-style lacto-vegetarian meals are served at the ashram daily, at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., prepared with love and care according to yogic dietary principles. Both brunch and dinner offer nourishing vegetable, grain, or bean dishes as well as hearty soups. Brunch also includes delicious fruit, homemade granola, or freshly made yogurt.

Raw fixings to make your own salad are offered at both meals, as well as their own baked bread. You are also welcome to enjoy a cup of the daily herbal tea selection. Enjoy your meal by the ocean, in the tropical gardens, or in the main dining area amongst other yogis staying at the ashram.

  • 1 hour nutrition lecture
  • 2 times daily ashram yoga classes to compliment the cleansing process
  • 2 times daily satsang for mental detox and inspiration
  • 3 detox meals
  • 3 nights accommodation

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS).

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Arrival: Saturday May 12, 2018
Departure: Tuesday May 15, 2018

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