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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.


  • 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

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 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.


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.

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.

  • 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

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).


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


  • 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

Arrival by airplane

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

Check in

From 3 p.m.

Check out

11:00 a.m.

Seasonal information

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.

Mobile / communication information

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 Wi-Fi, guests with Wi-Fi calling and Skype on their cell phones should be able to make calls through these services. Skype phones are also offered, so guests can make calls from these phones using their own Skype accounts.

Dressing information

For Satsang in the temple, please bring clean, light colored clothing - not jeans or work clothes. Because this is a traditional ashram, clothing should be modest, covering both the shoulders and the knees.

What to bring

Casual comfortable clothes, yoga mat, meditation cushion, meditation shawl, toiletries, slip-on sandals, clothing for warm days and cool mornings / evenings, rainwear, flashlight, insect repellent, alarm clock, travel mug / tumbler, water bottle, sunscreen, beach towel and bathing suit, snorkeling equipment.

Extension options

It is recommended to spend at least a few days in the retreat before the start of any course. This will allow your body and mind time to rest, re-energize, and be nourished by the ashram environment. You can then begin your studies feeling relaxed and refreshed. You may also wish to stay for a few days after the completion of the course to allow the teachings you have received to integrate more fully into your consciousness within the supportive environment of the ashram. If your schedule does not allow an extended stay, course participants have found it useful to arrive at the retreat at least one day before the start of the course and to leave at least one day after the graduation. If you decide to arrive early and stay longer, please register for the yoga vacation program for those additional days.

Travel assistance

The ashram boat provides service to Nassau on an hourly basis.

Passport / visa

The Bahamas is an independent country and you will need a passport to travel here. Most citizens from the US, Canada, and European countries do not need a visa to visit the Bahamas. You can verify whether you require a visa to enter the Bahamas at the Bahamas website or by contacting your local Bahamian Consulate.

Additional information

For more information ask your questions directly to Gracious Living Lifestyle who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

Grace Van Berkum

Grace Van Berkum is a registered holistic nutritionist, Sivananda yoga teacher, certified personal trainer, and founder of Gracious Living Retreats which are well-known for their anti-allergen, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, and delicious menus. 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.

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.

  • Fitness center
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Concierge desk
  • Lobby
  • Smoke-free property
  • Cell phone rental
  • Free Wi-Fi / Computer
  • Laundry
  • Shop
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  • Review by Matt from South Africa

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  • Review by Cecily from Costa Rica

    "My expectations for Grace Van Berkums and Randi Smiths Yoga Surf Empowerment Retreat in Nicaragua was met and exceeded! I enjoyed the close personal instruction, interaction, and guidance from both of these gracious, open teachers. They are very knowledgeable and inspiring, and totally in sync making them an excellent team. The collaboration was perfect, the diversity of topics covered was fantastic, the group from all over the world was fabulous, and the setting was stunning. My body and mind were stretched and I will remember this trip forever."

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  • Review by Cindy from Australia

    "Graces raw food workshops are inspiring and life changing. I thoroughly enjoyed the hands-on component of the class making it easier to learn. Grace is such a knowledgeable teacher filled with love and light and delightfully funny, too! Never a dull moment in her classes!"

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  • Review by Jay from USA

    "I enjoyed Graces Yoga for Peak Performance course so much! Grace inspires through a wealth of information, experience, and her preparation of food. She teaches with such an amazing aura that radiates through her smile. Her experiences in life offered a personal connection with me. She has deep knowledge of nutrition with I found invaluable. And on the last day we made delicious healthy chocolate truffle bars! Overall I left with more than I expected, a great experience, and classmates that will be life-long friends."

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  • Review by Sara from Bahamas

    "Gracious Living Detox Retreats are supercharged with energy, delicious food, informative, fun and recipes which are easy to do at home. She glows with joy and health. Just look at her! The proof is in the juice!"

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