Bahamas Pure Peace Retreat
Pure Peace Retreat Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Bahamas
OCTOBER 19 – 25th 2019
When the world is moving too fast…we need to slow ourselves down.
Let’s take a vacation together where we rest, relax, and learn.
Located at the transformative Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas, you will enjoy talks and meditations guided by Seth Monk and Coordinated by Candita Mamet.
Join us Seth Monk for a restorative week of Meditation, Yoga, Healing,
Beach, and Community.
Our Mission Statement:
Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas, the Pure Peace Retreat is aimed at giving participants a week of togetherness, relaxation, and deeper self-awareness that will help build a base for peace in ones life. Through talks and exercises on meditation, yoga, personal growth session and group sharing, we will bring up and move through various life themes that have been holding us back while relaxing deeper into the bliss of the present moment.
Per Person Options
5 Days – 6 Nights – All Inclusive, Ranging from $1350 to $1970
(Excluding Airfare) this Yoga Retreat with Seth & Candita is all-inclusive stay with communal vegetarian meals, daily yoga, daily satsangs, and daily 2 Hour Experiential workshops with Seth Monk, as well as access to our beautiful beach and the ashram grounds and amenities. Our housing options are designed for a range of budgets and personal needs and vary from self-pitched tents to luxurious beachfront suites to comfortable cabins.
- 1 hour Individual Session with Seth Monk
- 2 Hour Experiential workshops with Seth Monk 2:00 -4:00pm March 31st, April 1st, 2nd, & 4th
- Ground transportation to/from Airport
- Excursion Trip on April 3rd
- 2 Meals a day
- 2 Daily Yoga Classes
- Morning & Evening Satsang
- Round Trip Air
- Healing treatments offered at the Ashram
- The Health Hut, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm & 6:45 – 7:30 pm carries a variety of snacks, smoothies, cookies, fruit, nuts, dried fruit, paninis, juices, and drinks.
6:00 a.m. Serenity of early morning meditation. The clear sea air and radiant dawn aid the mind to focus and the body to be still. Half an hour of silent meditation is followed by joyful chanting, a spiritual talk or reading, and closing prayers.
8:00 a.m. Two-hour class of asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), and relaxation that invigorates and refreshes the body and mind.
12-2 pm Experiential Pure Peace Sessions with Seth Monk (Talk, Meditation, Sharing, Exercises)
2-4pm Study, swim, relax on the beach, or go snorkeling. Have a snack break at the Health Hut, meet new or old friends or take time to read a book in the tropical gardens.
4:00p.m. yoga class. Feel how your body achieves maximum stretch at this time and the great progress that can be made. Observe as your breath gets calmer and your mind clearer in the serenity of your afternoon practice.
6:00 p.m. Dinner
After Dinner take an early evening walk on the beach, enjoying the beautiful sunset.
8:00 p.m. Evening Satsang (meditation, chanting and talk) completes the day.
During the evening satsang we usually enjoy a concert, a dance performance or a talk by one of our special guests.
10:00 p.m. Lights-off
*As a spiritual learning center and community, we request that all guests attend morning and evening satsang and both yoga class per day to make the most of their stay and contribute to the community experience.
Meditation Teacher/ Healer
Seth Monk is a Boston native who is a former Buddhist monk and Siddha Healer. After graduating from college with BA in Fine Art, Seth traveled to Germany where he ordained in the Vietnamese Zen tradition of Buddhism. During his 8 years in the monastery, Seth had the opportunity to study with some of the greatest Buddhist Masters of our time including Thich Nhat Hanh and His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama. In 2014, Seth left the monastery and spent the next 2 years traveling through India and Australia. It was during this time in the Tibetan community of Dharmsala, the Seth was initiated into the ancient Siddha Healing lineage. Currently, Seth lives back in Boston where he has taught meditation at MIT, Blue Cross Blue Shield, in schools and yoga studios in the North Shore, and gives group Siddha Healings on a weekly basis.
Candita Caracci Mamet, Clincial Social Worker, Founder of Healthy Living Magazine Massachusetts since 2002, Healthy Living Event & Retreats since 2004. Candita Caracci Mamet aspires to creates individual transformational experiences designed to realign you with your highest self and greatest good. Her hope is that as you spend your time immersed with our retreat leaders were you can release your “foundational lie” and building a new foundational truth that will whole heartedly support your future. Candita’s hope is to launch you into a new phase of life which will allow you to become complete with things that do not serve you and create a new normal that does. Your new alignment will benefit you on every level and move you closer to walking free in the world fully awake and aware of every choice you are making.
Beachfront Deluxe $1970
Delight in breathtaking, wide-open views of the sparkling ocean from your own beachfront private balcony. Simple and spacious, furnished with two double beds and include a private bathroom with shower and tub. You will have a miniature refrigerator, kitchen sink, tea kettle, and tableware. These rooms are air-conditioned. minimum at least two adults.
Oceanview Deluxe $1900
Relax into gorgeous views of the turquoise ocean from your balcony, and be within a stone’s throw distance from our beachfront yoga platform. Choose from either one king bed or two extra-long twin beds, and enjoy your own private bathroom with shower and tub. These spacious rooms also have a rocking chair, desk, and kitchen area with a small refrigerator, kitchen sink, tea kettle, and tableware. Fully air-conditioned, these rooms are available for reservations of at least two adults.
Garden Room with Bath (shared) $1740
Our Garden Rooms with Bath are shared rooms with two single beds and a private bathroom with shower and tub. Within a short distance from the bay, these rooms include simple furnishings, a small refrigerator, tea kettle, and air conditioning. If you choose this room as a solo traveler, you can expect to share it with a roommate of the same gender.
Garden Room Single
Ideal for solo travelers, our Garden Room Singles offer a comfortable space with one bed, simple furnishings, and air conditioning. Single rooms are situated in various locations throughout the ashram, including within our main building. Various shared bathrooms are available within a few seconds walking distance.
(shared room) $1660
Fall asleep to the relaxing sounds of ocean waves. Our Beach Huts are comfortable, simple, and seconds from the beach. These shared rooms feature two single beds, simple furnishings, and air-conditioning. Full bathrooms are located within one minute’s walk from your room. If you choose this shared room by yourself, you can expect to share it with a roommate of the same gender.
Garden Room (shared) $1540
These Garden Rooms are shared rooms, situated within various locations of the ashram. Featuring two single beds and air conditioning, these rooms are simply furnished with shared bathrooms nearby. If you choose this room as a solo traveler, you can expect to share it with a roommate of the same gender.
Garden Room Double (private) $1790
The Garden Room Doubles allow for single or couples occupancy. They feature one double bed, simple furnishings, and air conditioning. Situated in various locations throughout the ashram, shared bathrooms are always close by. The prices below are for one person, single occupancy. For couples
Make friends with interesting people from around the world! Our single-gender Dormitory accommodations are simple and comfortable, furnished with 3-4 single beds. They are located in various parts of the ashram, and shared bathrooms are nearby.
Bedding and towels are provided.
Tent Hut Single (private) $1340
Sleep in the fresh, tropical air while still enjoying indoor comforts — including a single bed, electrical outlet, simple furnishings, and a nightstand with bedside lamp and fan. It’s the easiest camping you’ll ever do, while you’re safely surrounded by your Tent Hut neighbors. Towels and bedding are provided for you, and shared bathrooms are a short walk away.
Tent Hut Double (private) $1415
Perfect for couples and close friends, our Tent Hut Doubles feature one double bed and allow you to sleep in the Bahamas breeze. Sized for two people, these Tent Huts are comfortably furnished with a simple closet, nightstand with bedside lamp and fan, and electrical outlets. Towels and bedding are provided for you, and shared bathrooms are a short walk away.
Tent Hut Space $1350
Nature lovers… Set up your tent near the beach, bay, or amongst the palm trees. Create a sacred space within in the ashram to reconnect with nature and sleep close to the earth. You won’t be completely alone — get ready to meet “tent neighbors” from around the world! Bring your own tent (sized up to 8’x8’), camping gear, mattress, bedding, and towels.
We teach a traditional, exact, and easy-to-learn system that aims to create a healthy body and mind that naturally leads to spiritual evolution.
Sivananda Yoga is based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda and provides an integrated approach to self-transformation and, ultimately, God-Realization. It begins with basic practices, summarized by Swami Vishnudevananda as the Five Points of Yoga, that create a foundation for a yogic lifestyle and prepare the body and mind for advancing on the spiritual path. Philosophically, Swami Sivananda taught a yoga of synthesis, drawing on four complementary paths: Karma, Bhakti, Raja, and Jnana Yogas.
We serve two delicious vegetarian meals a day, prepared with love and care according to yogic dietary principles. Offer nourishing vegetable, grain, and/or bean dishes as well as hearty soups. Brunch includes fruit, homemade granola, and freshly made yogurt. Make your own salad are offered at both meals, baked bread and a daily herbal tea selection. In accordance with a yogic diet, absent from the menu are meat, fish, fowl, eggs, garlic, onions, and caffeinated tea and coffee.
Our Health Hut kitchen offers for purchase fresh-baked goods, smoothies, frozen fruit bars, and other selected treats. Dry snack foods, nuts, energy bars, and chips.
Our Well Being Center offers healing massage and Ayurvedic treatments and consultations designed to bring you back into a natural state of health, balance, and joy. We recommend scheduling your sessions before you arrive to ensure availability as appointments often sell out. Speak with Candita to make an appointment.
As the ashram is a spiritual community and study center, we ask that clothing be respectable and modest. Dress in casual, comfortable clothes suitable for warm days and cool evenings. Around the ashram, summer attire is completely appropriate, including shorts, skirts, and summer tops (although halter tops, low necklines, and short shorts and mini-skirts are not). Of course, bathing suits are worn on the beach; we simply ask that you wear a cover-up on the way to the beach. In satsang and the temples, knees and shoulders should be covered; we recommend bringing a meditation shawl.
ITEMS TO PACK
Yoga mat (also available on-site to rent or buy); beach towel (they are not provided); meditation cushion (optional), toiletries (including soap), slip-on sandals, rainwear, flashlight, insect repellent, alarm clock, travel mug/tumbler, water bottle, and sunscreen. You may also wish to bring snorkeling equipment. Some guests bring dry snack foods, such as nuts and energy bars. For tent space only: bring your own tent, bedding, and towels.
The Boutique contains an extensive selection of spiritual books, cassettes and CDs, clothing for yoga classes, yoga mats, meditation cushions, other yoga-related items, gifts, and spiritual paintings. Certain food supplements, toiletries, notebooks and pens are also available.
A Non Refundable deposit of $500 is required to join the retreat. Please DO NOT book your air travel until you receive the go ahead from Candita.
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