Special Programs & Events

Commemorating the International Day of Peace
Saturday September 22, 2pm

On any given day more than one third of the countries on Earth are engaged in some form of warfare, which in the 20th century killed an estimated 160 million people. We will discuss what Swami Sivananda called humankind’s “crowning stupidity” against the backdrop of the short film Admissions, winner of 26 international awards. The film, which stars Academy Award nominee James Cromwell, tells a transformational tale about what it takes to find lasting peace, even in the most conflict-ridden regions of our world. In the tradition of Swami Vishnudevananda (shown above) we will discuss how an effective peace process puts us back in touch with our higher nature and reminds us of what we truly are.

By donation. Please arrive early (no one will be admitted once movie begins).

with Kamala Devi (Dr. Susie Coleman)
Saturday September 29, 2-4pm

Learn how to use breathing techniques to clear out physical, mental and emotional blocks or stresses and to take in the blessing of love and hope. This workshop is a two-hour introductory course on breathwork as a healing modality.

“The word BREATH implies more than the physical act of drawing air in and out of the lungs.  Breath is the junction point between mind, body, emotions and spirit.  Every change of mental state is reflected first in the breath and then in the body.”  — Deepak Chopra

Dr. Susie Coleman is a certified trauma therapist, certified breathworker and a licensed marriage and family therapist who maintains a psychotherapy practice in Fort Lauderdale. A graduate of Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training, she teaches yoga classes at the Yoga Warehouse.

$20. Preregistration required.

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas !
October 9-17

Celebrate the Shakti (power) of the Divine Feminine manifested as Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati.

Navaratri, literally meaning nine nights, will be celebrated each of the nine nights of this auspicious holiday with special pujas (prayer ceremonies) led by the ashram’s Vedic priest, Krishnan Namboodiri, we well as stories and sacred chants honoring the Divine Mother. Join the ashram community on these special evenings to celebrate and honor the beauty of communion, the freedom of letting go, and the inner wisdom that is your true nature. Connect to the very essence which bestows wealth, auspiciousness, prosperity, and knowledge upon you. Open your heart to the blessings of the Divine Mother.

Offered as nine satsangs (subject to change).

For information on accommodations and rates, go to Sivananda Bahamas.



The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers make up the largest Yoga organization of its kind in the world, with more than 40 years of experience in teaching this course, which was the first Yoga teachers training course in the West. The four-week residential course, founded by Swami Vishnudevananda, offers a profound personal experience and the opportunity to increase strength and flexibility, develop greater spiritual awareness, improve your power of concentration, and enhance your self-esteem and self-discipline. Mastery of any Yoga practice is not necessary, only your sincere desire for knowledge and your commitment to personal growth.

Upcoming TTCs at Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas:
November 4 – December 1
December 4 – 31 (with Shyam and Mohini)
January 4 – 31, 2019
February 3 – March 2
March 5 – April 1
April 4 – May 1
May 4 – 31
June 3 – 30

Upcoming TTCs in the Catskill Mountains of New York:
March 17 – April 14, 2019
June 2 – June 30
July 31 – August 28

For information on the curriculum, schedule, accommodations, rates and for more dates for Sivananda Yoga teacher training courses all over the world (including California, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, England, France, Italy, Austria, Poland, Lithuania, India, Thailand, Vietnam and China), go to www.sivananda.org.