Come join us in Cuba!

January 28 - February 3, 2018 

 

Join Marty and Guillermo in Cuba for yoga, and a truly unique and authentic cultural experience. Pack your bags, we've worked out all the details so you can sit back and immerse yourself in all that Cuba has to offer. This is a wonderful way to visit and experience this unique country...all while enjoying as much or as little activity as you choose.  We'll be staying at one of Cuba's only yoga retreat centers, beautiful Mhai YogaThe Center is right on the beach, and only 20 minutes from Havana. Immerse

yourself in daily yoga practices, beach relaxation and healthy eating. Flexibility in the schedule will allow plenty of time to explore and relax. This is truly a chance to unplug, detach, nourish and recharge!

 

We are also lucky to have Guillermo as our Cuban connection. He has Cuban roots, and

is a great resource in regards to Cuban culture and customs. He is a native speaker and

can help with any language issues.  

 

The incredible spirit, openness and warmth of the Cuban people, together with the sun, yoga, beach, salsa, mojitos and camaraderie of like-minded people will make this

trip an unforgettable experience. (See our photo gallery)

 

It is our sincere goal to provide you with a truly enlightening and memorable trip. 

 

Space is limited so don't wait too long to register

Cost: (Per person in US Dollars)

    Double shared with one other: $1,800 (deposit: $300)

    Single limited availability: $2,300 (deposit: $300)

Deposit is due at time of registration to secure your spot.

Final balance is due by Monday, November 27, 2017. 

Refunds are issued if trip is cancelled. 

 

Register here

 

The Cuba Retreat Package includes:

  • 6 nights of lodging at Mhai Yoga

  • 2 yoga classes daily in the outdoor, open air palapa:

    • Morning vinyasa flow class with Marty

    • Afternoon restorative, Iyengar-style class with Eduardo Pimentel,
      the pioneer
      of yoga in Cuba, and founder of the Cuban Yoga Association

  • 1 yoga class with live Cuban music

  • 1 yoga class shared with local Cuban yogis

  • 3 freshly prepared, organic meals daily from local gardens

  • Unlimited filtered water, coffee, tea, and smoothies  

  • 1 guided excursion into Old Havana with an authentic Cuban meal

  • Gorgeous beach and pool access

  • Plenty of personal time for you to relax, read, enjoy the beach

      or explore Havana on your own 

 

You will also have the chance to: 

(Note: some at additional cost) 

  • Take salsa lessons

  • Practice with Cuban yogis

  • Have a one-on-one yoga session with Eduardo

  • Visit an organic farm

  • Enjoy homemade mojitos, the national drink of Cuba

  • Visit Hemingway's Finca Vigia residence

  • Experience Havana nightlife

  • Visit the mountains to see a self-sustaining artist community

  • Learn how to roll authentic Cuban cigars

  • Partake in daily workshops and activities

  • As much beach time as you want

  • Stand up paddle boarding

  • Take kite surfing lessons

  • Have a massage, mani/pedi or a facial 

 

The Cuba Retreat Package does not include:

  • Airfare

  • Transportation to and from Havana airport

  • Cuban visa

  • Alcoholic drinks 

  • Food or drinks out of the resort

  • Tips and gratuities for staff

  • Additional workshops

 

Accommodations:

The retreat will take place at Mhai Yoga in Tarará, about 20 minutes east of Havana. Tarará is a gated community comprised of individual 1950's villas, built originally as a luxury beach getaway. It is situated in front of a beautiful white sand beach with turquoise waters. You will be staying in one of several villas adjacent to each other, and surrounded by lush plants and tropical flowers. Each bedroom has its own private bath. Rooms are basic and simple, but clean, spacious and air-conditioned. Daily maid service is included. Located

in the main villa is a kitchen, dining area, gathering space, and meditation room. All villas have kitchens. Additionally, there is a club house with a 24-hour bar and pool next to the main villa. (See our photo gallery)

 

The staff at Mhai Yoga are wonderful. They are attentive, resourceful, friendly, and always willing to help. They will work hard to ensure your stay is memorable and connect you with the magic of the Cuban culture. 

 

A Typical Day (subject to modification)

Morning beach meditation 

Morning vinyasa yoga class

Breakfast

Free Time/Relaxation/Optional planned excursions

Lunch

Free Time/Relaxation/Optional planned excursions

Late afternoon Yoga class with Eduardo Pimentel

Dinner

Relax/Optional evenings out in Havana/Planned excursions

 

Good to know...aka, the small print

This will be a very unique experience in many ways. You will experience a very different world and culture, a place frozen in time for almost 60 years. With this comes the charm of old buildings and old classic cars. However, this also comes with its challenges. Participants are encouraged to adopt the "Cuban Way", accepting things as they are, and going with the flow. WiFi is limited. US Credit cards are not accepted and ATMs are not available for American-issued cards, so you will need to bring cash. Accommodations are basic by American standards but very spacious and clean. 

 

Also, some previous experience of yoga is highly recommended, but not essential. Modifications will be given. Participants should be willing to modify when they need to, and be open to exploring on the mat and going with the flow. 

 

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN CUBA!

 

Please email us with any questions you might have.

More detailed information will be forthcoming for those who have registered.

martyart1@comcast.net or guiflores@comcast.net