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!