This Yoga and Culture retreat that we present to you in Cuba, is an attempt to share the love for this warm country where our yoga teacher and founder Ludisis Mones was born. To take you by the hand through its streets and squares, we have designed an itinerary, thought of you, we invite you to discover the real Cuba in an active, curious way, with great capacity of inexhaustible astonishment and discovery. You will be witnesses of an experience of the real Cuba, the Cuba that can only be seen knowing its corners by the hand of a Cuban.
This Cuban Culture and Yoga Retreat is a stay of 6 nights that gives you the opportunity to get away from everything and maybe discover why our idiosyncrasy as Cubans is so unique. You can expect a week of immersion in cubanía, relaxation, surprising discoveries and revitalization while embarking on this retreat. We will visit the cities of Havana, Trinidad and Pinar del Rio, besides knowing the Cuban Tabaco, Cafe and Rum route in Viñales Valley.
To penetrate the history of the capital of Cuba, "Havana", we will visit The Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña, the largest fortress built by the Spanish in the "New World". Havana repeatedly rose from the rubble and ashes that were reduced from time to time by French pirates and corsairs during the first half of the sixteenth century, so military defenses were built at the entrance to Havana Bay.
Havana, in turn, is the capital of the Republic of Cuba and the most cosmopolitan city in the country. From its first centuries, it became the most important cultural center of the Island. Diversity is the sign of Havana culture. Traditions of African, Spanish and African origin converge, with some Chinese and Arabic, among other recognizable influences in the daily life of the city.
Of particular religious interest and much of our idiosyncrasy is the Afro-Cuban religion; the heritage of our African ancestors. During our Retreat of Yoga and Cuban Culture, you will be able to enjoy an explanatory workshop as well as an Afro-Cuban dance workshop. The Afro-Cuban Religion or Santería is the syncretization of the Catholic religion of the Spanish colonizers and the "Regla de Ocha" of the African slaves. Each Cuban venerates a specific orisha "orisha" who protects and protects him during his life. The Cuban religiosity brings together songs, shouts, laughter, ceremonies, offerings and the so-called "spiritualism".
The inhabitants of Cuba are exuberant in their love and hyperbolic in their emotions: they are all friends of the Cuban citizens and they are friends of the whole world. In Cuba, there are no strangers since foreigners are going to be part of our great family, to whom they realize they belong when they are surprised talking to a Cuban for hours, whom he never met before and probably does not see anymore; as if he were a loved one for life. Cuba is a unique confessional, where the Cuban is ordained a priest of laughter, saving souls from the most serious depressions.
Patricia Joseph - EUA
My Cuban Yoga Retreat was AMAZING!!! I've told everyone what an incredible experience we had! I'm hoping to be able to go again next year!!
United States, Monday, 30 July, 2018
Leslie Tenney - EUA
One of my very best travel experiences!
The instructors are what makes this a truly unique experience! Every detail was so carefully planned, though they were open and willing to accommodate individual preferences and modifications. Because of the small group and the thought that was put into every detail, I felt that I experienced Cuba in a very different and personal way. As a native Cuban and because of the love that she puts into her work, Ludi is exceptional. She offered insights that I don’t think I would have experienced otherwise. As a team, Ludi and Gunther work toget
Aart Schutte - Netherlands
You will enjoy the beautiful city of Havana more with a tour guide who really appreciates the beauty and culture of her city. Ludisis will bring you to the best places where you can enjoy the nice side of Cuba. She knows the cultural hotspots, places to have a good meal, and where to go dancing and meet the locals. Ludisis is educated as a classical dancer, tourist guide and yoga teacher. She has lived and travelled in various countries. Ludisis as a guide is trustworthy, punctual, cultured and fun to be with. Ludisis understands the subtle difference between making you a plain tourist and making you a partaker of the local culture.
Thanks Ludisis for showing me Havana!
MARIA JOSE CASTILLO - Chile
Tener a Ludisis como maestra ha sido una experiencia maravillosa. Ludisis me enseño con mucha paciencia y dedicación.Ella tiene mucho conocimiento de las materias que enseña . En sus clases no solo aprendi a bailar salsa cubana sino que también amplie mis conocimientos espirituales y de autoconocimiento. Recomiendo a Ludi 100 por ciento
Regina Cameron - EUA
I had a WONDERFUL time in Cuba. Ludisis did an amazing job making sure that we had the best experience possible. I can’t wait to go again, and again, and again!!
Transportation from HAV Airport to Casa Particular( ACC )
Arrive & Settle In (All hours are approximately)
Opening the Retreat
Welcome Dinner (included)