8 DAYS YOGA AND AFRO - CUBAN RELIGOUS RETREAT WITH LUDISIS MONES

Havana, Cuba

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Jul 16 - 22, 2018
Group size: 6-14
8 DAYS YOGA AND AFRO - CUBAN RELIGOUS RETREAT WITH LUDISIS MONES
Havana, Cuba

Yalorde Yoga
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€1615
Deposit: €500
Jul 16 - 22, 2018
Group size: 6-14

About this trip

REAL INTRODUCTION TO CUBA:

Join Ludisis Mones  a Cuban dancer and certified Yoga Teacher for Yoga and Afro-Cuban Religious Retreat .

Welcome to our Yoga and Afro-Cuban Religious Retreat . During this adventure we will visit the cities of Havana, Santa Clara, Cayo Santa María, Cienaga de Zapata y Trinidad .

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 you will have the opportunity to learn and be part of afro-cuban religion experience .

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.

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AFRO-CUBAN RELIGION
Cubans from different social backgrounds seek inspiration from the religion of the Orishas - sometimes known as Santería - a spiritual practice rooted in West Africa.
Those who follow this path seek to be guided by the orishas,

deities or "saints" who reign over human efforts and the forces of nature. The ceremonies are carried out in the houses instead of a public temple or a church.

To honor the orishas,

practitioners often create elaborate altars or "thrones," sacred spaces that present these powerful beings in a majestic splendor.

The orishas - gods of the Yoruba religion - have been recognized in Cuba for almost five centuries, reflected with their human characteristics and those elements that distinguish them, among them: colors, music, animals, preferences in food and drink.

Derived from the Yoruba culture, the so-called Rule Ocha, popularly known as Santería, is generated, which has as its center of worship those orishas with different myths and attributes.

MUSIC AND DANCE
In the religion of the Orichas, people communicate with the deities through the rhythmic language of the batá drums.

In front of the altar, the percussionists greet the orishas with their own rhythms in a sequence called gold. Then, they turn to the people and they play while a singer of praises sings in lucumi, a Yoruba language. 



Highlights and  What is included:


5 nights Accommodation in Private Houses in Havana and Trinidad.
2 nights Hotel accommodation in Cayo Santa María with all inclusive meals.
All Breakfast at your "Casa Particular".
Participation in Orishas Party.
Explanatory Workshop on Afro-Cuban Religion.
All transportation to Cayo Santa Maria, Trinidad, Ciénaga de Zapata, Havana and Santa Clara.
All airports Transfers.
Afro-cuban Orishas Dances Workshop with live music and demonstrations of orishas dances.
Excursion to the Topes de Collantes National Park.





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What People are saying about us

Art Shutter - 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!


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

  • Highlights
    5 nights Accommodation in Private Houses in Havana and Trinidad. 2 nights Hotel accommodation in Cayo Santa María with all inclusive meals. All Breakfast at your "Casa Particular". Participation Orish
  • airfare
  • travel insurance

Itinerary

Day 1
Welocom to Havana

After clearing immigration and customs at the  José Martí International Airport in Havana, you’ll take a short drive to your “Particular House”  for check-in and orientation. This evening, we’ll celebrate your arrival over a traditional cuban welcome dinner with live Music.

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 and Japan. 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 and Yoga.