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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 137

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THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1997 51 M'TWl.l.H. Ex-Beatle George Harrison slept here v l J Vs I f j Ml I """""""" J women from Montreal; a student from Boston; and a man in his 60s, who was there on the advice of a physician to help cure a bad back. We had varying degrees of yoga abilities. The man with the bad back could barely touch his knees, but a young Canadian woman could balance on her forearms and rest her feet on her head. A yoga instructor-gently reminded us not to be competitive and helped us into positions, asanas, we couldn't do on our own. The morning yoga class was held from 8 to 10 a.m. on a wooden deck overlooking one of the prettiest white sand beaches in Nassau. Guests at Club Med, which was next door, would come to a standstill on the beach and watch us. After brunch at 10 a.m. we were free to go into Nassau or sit on the beach until the next yoga session at 4 p.m. The ashram is not accessible by road, but a boatman is available to ferry people across the harbor to town. By the end of the third day I not only could touch my palms to the floor but could do some pretzel-type asanas. When I woke up on the second and third mornings my legs weren't stiff. And my neck spasm was gone. Next time, I'll come here for two weeks like most of my fellow campers, and I'll learn how to touch my feet to my head while balancing on my forearms. The veranda of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat offers a relaxing setting for socializing. Photo by CHERYL BLACKERBY 6 DAYS5 NGT. WITH' AIR VOLCANO TOUR . $60pp I PLUS 6 DAY CAR HOTEL TAX 2 NGT SAN JOSH NGT JAC0 BEACH FROM $748 TORTUGA ISLAND THRU DEC 1998 CALL PP DBL MIDWEEK mbthi.t.mei.:. Los Angeles to liarbados Barbados to Acapulco Acapulco to New Orleans New Orleans to Acapulco Acapulco to San Juan San Juan to Los Angeles mm Oft, CANAL THAT CONNECTS TWO OCEANS. (gl SHIP THAT CONNECTS TWO PEOPLE. ii mil - - " Up to 2 for 1 savings. 11-day cruises starting at $1,895 per person.' Contact your travel agent to reserve a stateroom. 1998 PANAMA CANAL CRUISES ABOARD CRYSTAL HARMONY January 6 March 5 March Id March 27 April 7 April IS 15-days, 1 1-days, 1 1-day. 1 1-days, 1 1-days, 1 4-days, Yowwwww! That's cold! What I, and the other campers, didn't like were the cold showers not room temperature but cold enough to make you scream for mercy. Rumors of hot showers ran rampant through the ashram. My new friend Carl told me he had found a shower with warm water in the bathrooms near the staff cabins. Exhilarated at this news, I immediately went there and stood under the shower-head ready for hot water that would soothe my aching thighs. Not only was there no hot water, there was no water at all. At that point it was hot water or nothing, so I went back to one of the showers in the main house and poured out a plastic gallon jug of mineral water, filled it with hot water from a sink in the bathroom and poured it over my head in the shower. I discovered I was a five-gallon-shower person. I even steamed up the mirror, which must have amazed the person who came behind me. Another guest told me he walked up the beach to Pirate's Cove Hotel and used the Jacuzzi. Guests are expected to wash their plates after meals, and are given opportunities to help out at the ashram. One day we were told we could help the staff paint the tiny wooden cabins on the beach. That's called "karma yoga," selfless service. The food was simple wholewheat pancakes, fruit, cereal and baked tofu for breakfast, spaghetti, bean soup and salad for dinner. There were no spices, garlic or onions. I went from 121 pounds to 118 in three days, and I even cheated one afternoon and went to the TRAVEL CAREER TRAINING Airline Reservations Travel Consultant Cruise Consultant . ' Car Rental Agent Hotel Reservationist Computer Training DayEvening Classes Placement Assistance CLASSES BEGIN JANUARY 5th EASY TUITION PAYMENTS AVAILABLE CRYSTAL CRUISES Voted "Worlds Best Cruise Ship1-Crystal H.irmony and "World's Host Cruise Line" g by 'inii'W Mid leisure IW. Voted "Best Large Ship Line" Condv Sail Ttavvkr 1997, C I'J'W CrviiiJ Cruiifs, Rr((ii.irynriiim. 'Fare listed is per person, double occupancy, based on Category (I Stateroom for April 7 departure only, and does not include port charges of SI55 per person, or add-on air fares of S4'W per person. Cruise fares, port charges and add-on air fares vary by departure. YOGA From II Do people really want to do this on vacation? The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat is not for everyone, but it is definitely the ticket for those seriously looking for some peace and serenity. For 30 years it has been a tranquil oasis for a steady stream of people including ex-Beatle George Harrison, Crocodile Dundee star Linda Kozlowski, high-powered execs, physicians and regular stressed-out folks like me. The ashram embraces all ages, nationalities and religions. The head of the ashram, Swami Om-karananda, who is from Israel, describes the retreat as "a green-' house to learn how to live life i properly. It gives you the right : conditions to exercise properly, , breathe properly, eat properly, re-i lax properly and teaches you how to think positively and to medi tate." The price is also soothing i $85 a day for a single private room ($70 each for two people in a beach Cabin), two vegetarian meals a day, two two-hour yoga sessions a day (mandatory for guests) and two two-hour meditations (also mandatory). Plywood, pallet to sleep on Y Life here is simple. I My room in a rambling wood house, which had a long veranda facing a coconut palm grove and the ocean, was so small that a man with long arms could touch the two parallel walls. ; The bed was a cotton pallet on a plywood platform. Pickled pine walls rose to a high ceiling; a large window framed a view of palm trees; and a ceiling fan and a screen door opening to the veranda kept the room cool. . At this Bahamas resort, there is no alcohol you don't sip margaritas on this beach no coffee, tea, meat, fish, cigarettes, radios, TVs or air-conditioning. Bathrooms are off an outside porch and signs tell guests to mop after use all the conveniences of home. I It reminded me a lot of the summer camp I went to as a kid, and I liked it instantly. WPB a Atlantic K Miami - f Y 100 Miles 1 CUBA MARK HEMPHILLStaff Artist If you go ; The Sivananda Ashram Yoga i Retreat For reservations ' and information, call (242) I 363-2902. Single rooms in ; the main house are $85. I Cabins on the beach are $70 each for two people. Tent sites are $50. Children I of all ages are welcome. ; One of the instructors had a ; 15-month-old. ; Getting there: Paradise Is- ; land Airline flies from West Palm Beach to Paradise Is-'. land. There is no road ac- ; cess to the ashram, so ; when you make reserva- tions ask them to make ar-! rangements. You will need ; a taxi to a pier, and then a ; boat to the ashram. : Special speakers: There will ; be more than 20 special programs from December ' through March. The include ; Rabbi Joseph Gelberman, a ; Kabbala scholar, author ; and psychotherapist, who will discuss "The Hidden ! Light," Dec. 24-31. . . . James Hurtak, a social sci-; entist and author of The Keys of Enoch, will speak about "Discovering the New Image of Man" Dec. 26-31. , . . Kyariaco C. Mar-kides, professor of sociology at the University of Maine and author of Riding with the Lion: In Search of Mystical Christianity, will give lec- - tures Dec. 31 -Jan. 5 ! Dr. Sandra Mclanahan will ; speak about dietary change and stress management to prevent, treat and reverse : heart disease Jan. 10-17. : HELP! HELP! I Need advice? Read Dear Abby every day in Accent in Th Palm Bach Post. j Paradise lQass'au IPS C A, Of CRYSTAL CRUISE SPECIALIST 547-9050 800-326-9050 outside Palm Beach Co. Poop Deck in Nassau for a big plate of fried cracked conch. The down-to-earth simplicity of the ashram, not to mention the experience of seeing your fellow campers at 5:30 a.m., makes for a relaxed and social group. We ate outdoors on picnic tables and got to know each other. 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