Cuban Yoga Escape

Havana, Cuba

Jennifer Brown
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Jan 14 - 20, 2018
Group size: 8-12
Cuban Yoga Escape
Havana, Cuba

Jennifer Brown
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Deposit: $500
Jan 14 - 20, 2018
Group size: 8-12

About this trip

Take the trip you have always dreamed of, in a beautiful place you may never expected to visit. This retreat is an opportunity for you to enjoy the culture, the yoga, the food, the community and the history of Cuba. You will enjoy yoga and meditation in the tropical paradise of Playas del Este, including yoga with Eduardo Pimentel, the Godfather of Cuban Yoga; tour Havana and enjoy its cuisine, warmth and history; spend time on a beautiful beach paddle boarding or just relaxing; learn salsa and experience local music and enjoy freshly prepared, organic meals every day. You will be forever grateful for this unforgettable adventure with amazing people and experiences!

The lead yoga instructor is Christy Holland from Cumming, Ga
200hr RYT
Certified Stand-Up-Paddleboard (SUP) and SUP Yoga instructor. 
Certified Health Coach

"My background is in Power Vinyasa. I have been teaching SUP and SUP yoga for 4 years and studio style yoga for 3 1/2 years. I am also a preschool sports instuctor. I teach 2, 3 & 4 year olds baseball, football, t-ball and soccer. I feel that working with different ages helps to make me a more playful yoga leader. I have also just received my Health Coach Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I look forward to the opportunity to share my passions with like-minded new friends."

What’s included

6 night accommodations
3 organic meals daily
Unlimited coffee, tea and smoothies
Daily yoga lesson
Yoga with Eduardo Pimentel
Standup paddleboards available
Group salsa lesson
Guided excursion to Old Havana with meal
Farewell dinner with live music

Not included

Airport transfer
Spa services
Cuban Tourist visa (can be obtained at many airline gates for $50)
Optional excursions, such as Hemingways' Finca Vigia Residence
Kiteboarding lessons (Cuba Kite Village is next door to Mhai retreat center)

Before You Go

This retreat will allow you to experience yoga by a beautiful beach and enjoy the warmth of Cuban locals, with their talent for music, dancing and preparing delicious cuisine (and the best mojitos you will ever taste). While the retreat center is more primitive than American standards, no where will you be cared for better than by the staff at Mhai. 

A sample day schedule:
7:00 - 7:30:    Morning meditation
7:30 - 8:45:    Yoga
9:30 - 10:30:   Breakfast
10:30 - 1:00:    Optional beach time, pool time, paddleboarding, kiteboarding or excursion*
1:00 - 2:00:     Lunch
2:00 - 5:00:    Optional beach time, pool time, etc.
5:00 - 6:15:    Yoga
7:00 - 8:00:    Dinner
8:00:               Optional night out in Havana

*One day will include excursion into Havana with tour and meal; one day will include salsa lessons and one day will include SUP (Standup Paddleboard) lesson and/or yoga session.

Your stay will include pool access, with a bar. The staff at Mhai will coordinate all excursions, as well as the coordination of spa services at Mhai retreat center. 

Mhai Yoga Retreat is located only 15 minutes from Havana, in the beautiful paradise of Playas Del Este. The retreat center and villas are just steps from the beach. Villas and rooms have daily housekeeping services. All towels and linens are provided, as well as toiletries. Villas have fully stocked kitchens. There is a dining room and outdoor space, where the group will enjoy all meals together. The wonderful yoga palapa is located just steps from the retreat dining hall. Guests will have pool and squash court access. There is a bar located adjacent to pool. The accommodations, while very comfortable, are basic. The retreat does have internet service, but it is very spotty. Take this opportunity to disconnect from technology and reconnect with yourself and those around you.

In addition to the activities and tour included in the package, guests will have the opportunity to take excursions on their own or in groups. Christine, the retreat owner, always has wonderful suggestions for meals, day trips and nightlife. The staff will happily arrange cars for all outings. Some of the most popular destinations are Hemingway's Finca Vigia residence and Las Terrazas, which is a UNESCO biosphere reserve, where activities range from zip lining to lagoon swimming. And do not forget Havana's music and nightlife, where new found salsa skills can be enjoyed! One of the favorite nights out is a visit to Fabrica de Arte Cubano, a converted cooking-oil factory that is now home to a wonderful live music and art expo venue. There will be ample time to enjoy additional excursions and activities, or just relaxing on the beach!

Available Packages

Shared, early bird pricing
Shared room provides 2 guests with twin beds and ensuite bathroom.
Available until Jul 017 left
Deposit: $500
Single room, early bird pricing
Single room offers guest with twin or double bed and ensuite bathroom.
Available until Jul 01only 3 left
Deposit: $500
Deposit: $500

Shared, early bird pricing

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