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Join Sarahjoy Marsh with Tommy Rosen and Catherine O’Neill (Durga Leela) for a three-day retreat in Nassau, Bahamas, on one of the finest beaches in the world.




Explore cutting-edge teachings on and approaches to addiction and recovery. Pioneers in the field of spirituality, yoga, and recovery will address the issue of addiction from the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Together, we will investigate the root causes for our addictive imbalances from medical, yogic, and Ayurvedic perspectives and draw practical advice from each for holistic solutions on the path of recovery.

The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat provides an immersion into the daily practices of a yogic lifestyle. They are a traditional yoga ashram for contemporary yoga study and practice. Surrounded by the bounty and beauty of nature, the ashram is a place where people come from around the world to expand and deepen their knowledge of yoga.

It is truly an island paradise and a sanctuary of peace and natural beauty. With its pristine white sand beaches, crystal blue waters and five and a half acres of lush tropical gardens, the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat provides the ideal environment for practice, rest, and rejuvenation.


Tommy Rosen is a yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last two decades immersed in yoga, recovery and wellness. He holds advanced certifications in both Hatha and Kundalini Yoga and has 20 years of recovery from acute drug addiction. Tommy is one of the pioneers in the burgeoning field of Yoga and Recovery assisting others to holistically transcend addictions of all kinds.

Catherine O’Neil (Durga Leela), E-RYT 500, is the founder of Yoga of Recovery, a comprehensive program that integrates Ayurveda and yoga with recovery tools for a holistic mind, body and spirit approach for all those affected by addiction, eating disorders, and all self-destructive behaviors. A Clinical Ayurvedic and Pancha Karma Specialist, trained both in the US and India, Durga is the director of Ayurveda programs at the Sivananda Yoga Farm in California and a professional member and conference speaker for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and International Association of Yoga Therapists and has been featured in all Recovery 2.0 online conferences.

Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, E-RYT-500 yoga teacher and author, is a vibrant, compassionate catalyst for transformation. Her teachings are informed by her extensive Eastern and Western studies including transpersonal counseling, art therapy, the psychology of yoga, Ayurveda, and rehabilitative yoga. Her book, Hunger, Hope & Healing: A Yoga Approach to Reclaiming Your Relationship with Your Body and Food, outlines her unique approach to yoga for recovery; integrating powerful yoga and mindfulness tools with modern day psychological modalities for an effective and comprehensive approach to healing. Committed to supporting marginalized populations and using yoga for social justice Sarahjoy founded Living Yoga and the DAYA Foundation. A sought after teacher of teachers, she leads multiple 200-hr and 500-hr teacher trainings and yoga therapy professional trainings in the Northwest, international retreats and is a regular instructor at Kripalu and Breitenbush Hot Springs.

Swami Sitaramananda has been an international teacher of yoga, meditation, and yoga philosophy for 35 years. A direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, she is a senior acharya of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Vietnam and head of the West Coast Sivananda centers in the US and the Asian centers in Vietnam, Japan, China, and Taiwan. Swami Sitaramananda has served as Director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California, for more than 20 years and is the main teacher of the Yoga Teacher Training Courses offered there. She also teaches annually at Sivananda ashrams and centers in India and Asia.

Swami Sitaramananda has studied Ayurveda, the Indian science of healing and has a unique passion for the study of Jyotish (Vedic astrology). She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree University of Quebec of Montreal and a doctorate in therapeutic counseling from the Open University of Sri Lanka. Over the years, she has counseled and taught many thousands of people from diverse backgrounds in ways to improve health, peace, and happiness.

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$32 per day — includes your meals, yoga classes, daily workshops, and satsangs, as well as access to our beautiful beach and the ashram grounds and amenities. These rates include a 7.5% Bahamian VAT tax.

*Accommodations are additional. The total cost for your stay depends on your choice of accommodations. For more details on accommodation options and full program details please click here.

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Date(s) - 04/20/2017 - 04/23/2017
All Day

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat