What a fantastic spot, and a great contrast to the craziness of nearby Atlantis. Location is simply breathtaking. I do not have a strict yoga practice, but was still able to keep up with the class. They build in a lot of resting in between poses, which is how it's supposed to be practiced. I would have liked to have seen a bit more on the meditation end instead of the chanting, but I know that is a personal preference. Accommodations were great. We were in a beachfront deluxe room, which was perfect. The talks and workshops were a bit mixed; some were fantastic, others were a bit difficult to hear because of either noise/volume issues or language barriers. It's not as strict as some other ashrams as I've visited, but it's all about listening to your body and respecting what it needs anyway. Overall a great and beautiful getaway.
- 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