7 Days Yoga & Cultural Retreat in Havana, Trinidad and Viñales, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

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Yalorde Yoga
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Dec 27, 2018 - Jan 2, 2019
Group size: 6-14
7 Days Yoga & Cultural Retreat in Havana, Trinidad and Viñales, Cuba
Havana, Cuba

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$1695
Deposit: $450
Dec 27, 2018 - Jan 2, 2019
Group size: 6-14

About this trip

Join Ludisis Mones  a Cuban dancer and certified Yoga Teacher for this cultural journey and Yoga Retreat in Cuba !


Welcome to our Cuban Culture and Yoga Retreat in Cuba. During this adventure we will visit the cities of Havana, Trinidad and Viñales. 


We will walk through the typical streets of the city to get into the popular culture and meet the people of the town. On this retreat, we will not only have yoga but also Salsa Music and above all; a lot of fun. Besides that, eco trek, horseback riding, and snorkeling are some of the activities that you will enjoy. 


Cuba is the most colorful place I've seen, 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.


Loaded with history and secrets, Cuba has an unrivaled wealth: Its people. We Cubans are positive, pure of heart and in solidarity. And maybe it's our solidarity that catches the attention of visitors.We Cubans share our music, our folklore, our food and even our funny words that sometimes we do not even understand.


We cubans are very family oriented people. The family is our backbone, no matter how distant we are physically, every Cuban carries in his heart the grandpa who smoked his cigar while helping you do the homework or that grandmother who each morning placed a marpacific flower in her hair while singing a song to Yemayá


RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daily Yoga Classes
  • 2 Cuban dances workshops with profesional dancers and live music
  • 6 Nights Accommodation in “Casas Particulares” (typical cuban houses)
  • Excursions in an Almendrón (vintage car)
  • Guided walking tour of Old Havana in English
  • All Transportations to Trinidad, Viñales, and Havana
  • Dinner with live music and dance

Yoga:

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 an 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.

Instead of thinking about asana held for a long time as static, we will encourage you to perform small adjustment movements that provide stronger stability and more comfort for breathing, body and mind.

The Hatha Yoga classes will gradually go from the simple to the complex in this way the body opens more easily and consequently more safely. In our classes we will enter the stillness from the moment we step on the Mat, during the most intense phases of practice and even in savasana.
We hope you will join us and enjoy our yoga retreat. We have prepared it with love.



Benefit of this Retreat: meditate, rejunventate, make new friends, life changing, do yoga with a schedule,  get inspired, get more flexibility, learn about spirituality, get more energy, enjoy nature with like minded people, Know Cuba and Cubans.

Important !

Do not forget to bring your Yoga Mat and Swimsuit or shorts. Also, US citizen should bring USD cash to Cuba since Cuban banks might not accept US Credit cards.

See you soon in Cuba!!!


What People are saying about us

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!

 

MARIAJOSE 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


Petter Muller - Switzerland

Niemals habe ich mir Kuba so schön vorgestellt. Ihr Programm war sehr gut geplant, und die Meditation hat mir sehr gut gefallen.Tolles Gefühl ! Ich habe das echte Kube gesehen und in der Zukunft werde ich Kuba sicher wieder einmal besuchen. Diese Yogaferien mit Ludisis sind sehr zu empfehlen ! Vielen Dank Ludisis ! 

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

What’s included

  • Accomodation
    6 Nights in "Casa particular" a tipical cuban house
  • Daily Hatha Yoga
    Daily 90 min Class
  • Daily Breakfast
    with coffee and fresh bread and eggs, fruits, chia, nuts and cereal.
  • Dance Class
    Salsa and typical Cuban Dances
  • Explore nightlife in Hav
    Cuban Jazz Club
  • One (1) Cuban Dinner
  • Cuban dance Workshops
  • flights
  • travel insurance
  • Visas

Itinerary

Day 1 in Havana
Welcome to Cuba: Enjoy a Tipical Cuban Dinner with Life Music!

Today you will arrive to our beautiful country. You will feel the energy from our land that will transmit you a healing power. 

  • We will pick you up from the José Martí Airport in Havana.
  • Entrance to your private home (the typical Cuban house, simple, clean and full of love)
  • All together will enjoy a special typical Cuban Dinner with Live Music and Dance.

Your Organizer


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Yalorde Yoga
Ludisis, is a dance and certified Yoga Alliance teacher from Cuba. Her studies in tourism (cuban univercity) permitted her insight at Yoga retreat venues. Ludisis is a person who radiates joy and harmony. She is passionate about spirituality, and offers wisdom, guidance and persistence to her students. Teachers who worked with her, found her to be a kind, strong and powerful indivdiual, , and she can be relied upon to act as the calm in the middle of a storm. She is balanced and kind hearted as well as beautiful inside. A true guide to one's life's work. Together with Guenther, a Thai massage instructor, nature lover, globe trotter, pathfinder, Trekker, Skier, Mountainbiker and Rock Climber. He does Thai Massage since 1995 and lived several years in Thailand, Japan and Chile. Our goal is to provide you a unique and personalized retreat experience. In addition take advantage of the benefits of ancient Thai techniques, Meditation, spirituality, guidance,Healing and Yoga.