Expand Your Life: Paradise Island-Bahamas: february 16 - 19, 2020


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Expand Your Life Retreat 

Held at the Sivananda Center, Paradise Island Bahamas

February 16 – 19, 2020


Expand Your Life

“Have you been curious about meditation, mindfulness, yoga and devotion?  

Maybe you are just looking for a healthy way to vacation instead of one leaving you in need of a vacation after your vacation.  

Since we really are creatures of habit, it might be, "just the way I always do things," instead of taking a step out of comfort zone and doing something different. 

A Wellness Retreat is like that. 

Doing something out of the ordinary where its intentionally good for you. What a wondeful concept! 

It is the subconscious, which is 95% of our thoughts, that is usually calling the shots. So, let's get out of our autopilot way of thinking and INTEND to focus on better things for oursleves.

The good news...

Once we learn and practice reprogramming our subconscious mind, we let go of the old story with those limiting beliefs. We align the perception of ourselves with the life we dream of.

While some practice happens in meditation, 

some happens through music, sound healing, yogic stretching and more. Sometimes we get our best nuggets of wisdom while chatting with a new friend. Perspective comes in all flavours!


Your new story awaits!

Get in touch with your powerful subconscious mind, aligned your heart’s desires, to live the life of your dreams.  It's actually not as complicated as it may sound. Taking time to listen to our own inner wisdom is an amazing gift we can give oursleves.

We will use various techniques including:

a unique form of self-hypnosis with mental rehearsal (Don't worry, you are in control at all times)

the Gong Bath (sound healing), 

Emotional Freedom Technique, 

Heart Math - moments of time focused on the breath, the heart and gratitude. 

We will release the old story and integrate 

the shifts through 

mindful movement, 

tension releasing stretching, 

positive intention setting with breath work, 

drumming and music. 

Your Take-Home materials will help you 

continue your practice and customize a 

daily routine to Expand Your Life.

Join us for this exciting journey to expand!



Your will be traveling under the category of

Yoga Vacation Program with the Braveheart Wellness Retreat when registering your accommodations at the Sivananda Center.

Please go to the sivananda link and browse to best understand the ashram life. 

Choose the accommodation from the Sivananda Bahamas link and then 

Book through Braveheart's link on Bani's site to be sure you're booked with us. 

This ensures that you are registered as a Braveheart Retreater.

      Have you always wanted to experience 

   life at an ashram?

      It's so nice to go with a group.

Ashram Life


Sivananda Yoga and The Five Points of Yoga

What is yoga? Yoga means union of the mind, body, and spirit with the Divine. While this refers to a certain state of consciousness, both individual and universal, it is also a method to help one reach that goal. The Five Points of Yoga taught by Swami Vishnudevananda provide a clear and practical method for contemporary people to use:

1. Proper Exercise (Asanas) – Yoga poses help develop a strong, healthy body by enhancing flexibility and improving circulation.

2. Proper Breathing (Pranayama) – Deep, conscious breathing reduces stress and many diseases.

3. Proper Relaxation – Helps keep the body from going into overload mode, easing worry and fatigue.

4. Proper Diet – Eating simple, healthy and vegetarian foods that are easy to digest notably have a positive effect on the mind and body, as well as the environment and other living beings.

5. Positive Thinking and Meditation – These are the true keys to achieving peace of mind and eliminating negativity in our lives.

Sivananda Yoga classes include the first three points: asanas, pranayama, and relaxation.

Daily Options & Meals

8:00am Sivananda Yoga Class 

        (asana,  pranayama & relaxation)

10:00 am Brunch 


4:00pm Sivananda Yoga Class

      (asana, pranayama & relaxation)

6:00pm Dinner 


meals at the ashram are a highlight!


Vegetarian never tasted so good!

      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 am and 6:00 pm, prepared with love and care according to yogic dietary principles.

     Both brunch and dinner offer nourishing vegetable, grain, and/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 our own baked bread. You are also welcome to enjoy a cup of our daily herbal tea selection.

Enjoy your meal by the ocean, in the tropical gardens, or in the main dining area among other yogis staying at the ashram.

Bravehearts coming to the ashram

Let the true you shine!

 Our retreats are meant to nurture the Body, Mind and Spirit. 

When on retreat, our mind-set is to live an expansive life. 

Retreat participants range from beginners who are just awakening to this spiritual journey, to yoga teachers who are advanced in their yoga/spiritual practice. 

Fly in to Nassau February 15 or earlier to acclimate to the beautiful grounds of the Sivananda Center Ashram on Paradise Island.

Stay as long as you like or depart after the programming finishes on February 19. The accommodations range in luxury and price so you’ll choose and book that directly with us through Baniaello.com

To be a part of the Braveheart Wellness Retreat with all this special daily programming, plus mindful beach walks, sunset meditations, meals together and making new friends, please click the link to Bani’s website to register, pay and lock in your spot. www.baniaello.com

Space is limited and the accommodations sell out consistently months in advance, so please follow your heart and book. with us as soon as you know this is right for you.

You will browse the Sivananda link for your accommodations, but then you will book directly at Bani's link. 

To be a part of the Expand Your Life Braveheart Wellness Retreat at the Sivananda Center in Bahamas:       

1. Browse your 'Yoga Vacation 

    Program' accommodations 



2. Tuition $400 to register 


   * there is an additional 12% 

    Bahamian tax must be charged

    to your accommodations. 

3. Find the best flight that fits your

    travel plans and book that as 

    soon as you’re sure of your 

    travel dates.


Additional Information


Cancellation Policy: The payment $400 USD to reserve your spot is refundable except for $100 USD until January 15th, 2020.

Not Included: Tuition Fee does not include Sivananda Center Accommodations or Airfare.

Airfare: The cost of the retreat does not include airfare.
I recommend booking your flight as soon as possible to get the best rate!

Please note all prices and payments are in U.S. dollars. 

Also note the 12% Bahamian tax on accommodations.

Prepare for an amazing experince

Whether you choose to stay in one of the Sivananda Center's beautiful cottage style rooms overlooking the ocean, a quaint and modest cabin or you opt for the thrifty and natural Tent Hut style room, you will have a special yogic experience that includes good people, good food, wholesome fun, a gorgeous white sandy beach, breath-taking sunsets and connecting to your higher self with all the Rest & Relaxation you need.