I have been at the Ashram quite a few times, before the Israeli Swami took over and I do see a bunch of changes before he arrived and after. First before they were more generous no doubt now they charge you for everything even the mat!!! At the same time, before it was not as organized as it is now. Food is very good still but now they serve less of it compared to before. Now here comes the main problem: I HAVE HEARD WITH MY OWN EARS AND SAW WITH MY OWN EYES AT THE SWAMI (the Israeli big shot) who is supposed to be a calm person SNAP at another Israeli guy (an important guy in the Ashram, the second in command), the second guy did not respond and really acted like a real Yogi. In my last trip, I saw another Israeli employee snap at a volunteer (who was not Israeli) I HEARD AND SAW HIM screaming his lungs out and scolding at the poor guy who was a volunteer and quite adorable. I love Israelis but quite honestly, you guys are not in Israel, you are in a very calm and relaxed Island and a beautiful place. You should not be leaders there unless you act and live the YOGA LIVE and I cannot forget seeing the Swami out of control. That to me was very shocking!!! To me he seems like a great manager of the Ashram rather than a real spiritual guide.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Hotel Paradise Island
- Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas/Paradise Island