7 Days Cultural Immersion and Yoga Retreat

Jun 20 2018 14:00 - Jun 26 2018 16:00

Vedado, Havanna, Havanna


Join Ludi Mones a Cuban dancer and Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher for this cultural journey and Yoga Retreat in Cuba!

Cuba is the most colorful place you can imagine, not only for its beautiful architecture but also for its cheerful people. The pearl of the Caribbean gathers several races, cultures and religions that make it without a doubt a wonderful destination for yoga retreats.

During our yoga retreat in Cuba, you will receive daily Hatha Yoga classes. Hatha Yoga helps to harmonize the body, breathing, wisdom, and spirit, conceptualizing and exploring the nature of being. Hatha Yoga offers a sequential method to become fully aware of our existence, the physical and subtle bodies while at the same time directing attention more and more toward a happy place of existence.

The aim of our yoga sections, classes and workshops will show you yoga as a process of awakening to the truth of one's own being, to a feeling of permanent equanimity amid, the turbulence of everyday life and the stages of our existence. It will be a precious time to be with your being and to know yourself as you really are.

The classes that will be carried out during our yoga retreat, are all planned to avoid in this way unnecessarily difficult practises and that it may cause injuries to our clients. Ludisis Mones our certified yoga instructor will offer you a range of asana, pranayama and meditation sequences, so you can choose which sequence is best suited to your self-exploration.

DAY 1

  • Pick up at the airport in Havana
  • Welcome in typical Cuban district
  • Entrance to accommodation (private houses)
  • Dinner with live music and dance

DAY 2: INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY

  • Hatha yoga section watching the sunrise of the city
  • Breakfast in your private house
  • Walking tour of the most emblematic sites of Havana. This tour will take place through Havana neighborhoods such as Santos Suárez or Plaza
  • Free time
  • Celebration of International Yoga Day: Ceremony on the shores of the Habanero Sea with meditation and mantras

DAY 3

  • Hatha yoga session
  • Healthy breakfast in your private house
  • Tour in Almendrón and visit to the fortress of Morro Cabaña
  • Cuban dance workshop taught by professional dancers

DAY 4

  • Breakfast at your home
  • Trip to the city of Trinidad, a World Heritage Site
  • Free time
  • Transfer to Ancón Beach
  • Section of Vinyasa Flow on the shore of the beach
  • Meditation on Ancon Beach contemplating the sunset
  • Return to the city of Trinidad

DAY 5

  • Breakfast
  • Hatha yoga section
  • Eco trekking to Topes de Collantes Natural Park
  • Return to Casa Particular
  • Free time
  • Stretch and meditation class on the beach

DAY 6

  • Breakfast and trip to Viñales
  • Visit to the Viñales Valley, Mural of Prehistory, Tobacco Plantations, and Cueva del Indio
  • Lunch at home: Wajira
  • Return to Havana

DAY 7

  • Breakfast at home: Particular
  • Farewell ceremony


RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yoga classes
  • Cuban dance workshop
  • Excursions in an Almendrón (vintage car)
  • Guided walking tour of Old Havana in English
  • Transportation to Trinidad, Viñales, and Havana
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Included excursions

During our visit to Viñales, we will have a tour to the tobacco plantations, where we will learn about the art of harvesting and making Cuban tobacco.

  • Excursions in an Almendrón (vintage car)
  • Guided walking tour of Old Havana in English
  • Eco-trekking to Topes de Collantes Natural Park (optional)
  • Snorkeling at Playa Ancon (optional)
  • Catamarán (optional)
  • Horseback riding at Trinidad and Viñales (optional)


Recommendations for your trip to Cuba!

Recommendations for your trip to Cuba!

IF YOU ARE A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH, YOU WILL FIND ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW TO TRAVEL TO CUBA LEGALLY:

1- Fly to Cuba from the US is allowed under 12 acceptable travel reasons:

Family visits
Official affairs of the government of the United States. United States, foreign governments and certain intergovernmental organizations
News activities
Professional research or professional meetings
Educational activities and exchanges from person to person
Religious activities
Public performances, clinics, workshops, sports and other competitions and exhibitions
Support for the Cuban people
Humanitarian projects
Activities of private foundations or research or education institutes
Export, import or transmission of information or information material
Travel related to certain authorized export transactions
You can also travel to Cuba with a license issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States. UU (OFAC) or as a national home of Cuban return.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THE CATEGORY: "SUPPORT TO THE CUBAN PEOPLE", BECAUSE WE OFFER YOU A LEGAL AND DETAILED TRAVEL ITINERARY, UNDER THE GUIDELINES OF THE CATEGORY, INDICATING EACH ACTIVITY FROM THE BREAKFAST TO THE MOMENT BEFORE GOING TO THE BED.

2- Book your flights and get a "Visa or Travel Card" (it's the same)

Destination airport: Jose Marti (HAV) Cuba

For flights departing from the United States, the visa process may be different depending on the airline you fly with. Here is more information on how to obtain the Cuban visa in the United States, depending on which airline wants to fly.

The visa is called Travel Card!

Southwest: $ 50. It can be purchased online in advance or at the airport upon departure.
Delta: $ 50. Buy at the door or request by mail in advance.
JetBlue: $ 50. Buy at your final airport before flying to Cuba.
United: $ 75. Buy at the Newark or Houston entrance.
American: $ 85. It can be purchased online or at the Charlotte or Miami airport on the day of departure.

WE RECOMMEND TO BUY THE FLIGHT WITH AMERICAN AND THEN BUY THE VISA AT "CUBA TRAVEL SERVICES" A TRAVEL AGENCY WITH MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE THAT PROCESSES THE VISA AND SENDS IT TO YOUR ADDRESS. SEE THE LINK TO BUY THE VISA BELOW.
https://cubavisaservices.com/product/touristvisa-card/

3- TRAVEL INSURANCE

The insurance policy can be taken in the country of origin of departure or upon arrival, you could subscribe an insurance and assistance policy of Cuban insurance companies at the airport, port or marina in Cuba.

Travel insurance from Cuban insurance companies and most international insurance companies receive travel assistance services in Cuba from Asistur SA, available 24 hours a day throughout the year.

SEE www.asistur.cu TO BUY OR WRITE DIRECTLY VIA E-MAIL.
asisten@asistur.cu


4- Bring Cash

Plan to bring cash. American banks are still not uploaded to the Cuban banking system. Keep things simple. Just bring U.S. dollars or Euros. There are plenty of money exchanges and hotels in Havana who will give you the best exchange rate at the time.

Now, in our yoga retreat you have 7 days of lodging included, all means of transportation in Cuba, transportation to and from the José Martí airport in Havana and several lunches and dinners included. So you can decrease those expenses. You only need cash for tickets to museums and National parks, Your personal purchases, Entertainment; etc.

WE HOPE THAT THIS INFORMATION CLAIMS YOUR DOUBTS.

SEE YOU IN CUBA

7 days - Cuba Culture and Yoga Retreat (this is just a reservation-for bookings please contact us: info@yalordeyoga.com

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