EMBRACE CUBA: A yoga and cultural vacation

Havana, Cuba

Rivkah Rachel
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Dec 2 - 9, 2017
Group size: 1-20
EMBRACE CUBA: A yoga and cultural vacation
Havana, Cuba

Rivkah Rachel
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1599 CAD
Dec 2 - 9, 2017
Group size: 1-20

About this trip

What does it mean to really embrace your life? To embrace a country and it’s culture, in the beauty of what it is. End your 2017 with intention – and FUN! 

Join like-minded souls from around the world for a relaxing wellness week with organic, healthy food, energizing yoga practice and liberating dance classes. We’ll visit Havana and a local organic farm, we’ll have great conversations, we’ll inspire each other, we’ll relax and we’ll have a really, really good time.


Our resort is across from a beautiful, quiet beach, only 15 minutes away from Old Havana – recently named one of the 7 New Wonders of the World.

Spend your days relaxing and participating in yoga, meditation, hiking, and dancing. Lounge in a hammock or on the beach, and enjoying as much or as little activity as you wish. The warmth and friendliness of the Cuban people is unparalleled .


If an American is interested in coming to a retreat in Cuba, there is the risk of the US implementing a new ban and or devising a new policy that could potentially restrict Americans from entering Cuba. Thus, the only risk affecting Americans is the potential for a travel ban that restricts US citizens from travel to Cuba.

However, this was supposed to happen Sept 15, 2017. As it has yet to happen, many believe it will not happen this year. That being said, Americans are still more than welcome and, as of now, legally permitted to enter Cuba. Thus, US citizens are able to travel to Cuba given Mhai Yoga provides the student with all neccessary paperwork required to enter the country, as we have been doing so for the past five years.

In the event that a policy does come out before the retreat date, in this case December 2, 2017, we will provide a full refund to the student. To confirm, there is no present legal nor fiscal repercussion if a US citizen enters Cuba.


Rivkah Rachel and Eduardo Pimentel will be guiding you through various classes. Rivkah is a fun and flow based teacher, Eduardo is a student of BKS Iyengar. Classes will range from Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, and Iyengar.

Suitable for all levels, these moving meditation classes will challenge each student to go beyond where they have been before, in a safe, authentic environment that encourages questions, smiles and laughter.

We also have a chance to have a group class with some of Eduardo’s students here in Havana! Whether you have been practicing for a decade, or have never stepped on the mat, you will find your place within our Cuba yoga family!

It is recommended that you have participated in at least a few classes before coming on retreat.

What’s included

  • 7 nights accomodation
  • 3 meals / day
    healthy and delicious
  • yoga
    twice daily
  • Tour of Havana
    with local guide
  • Organic Farm
    visit and explanation
  • Salsa class
    with private cuban teacher
  • Orishas
  • Housekeeping
  • coffee, tea, water
    always available
  • Flight
    to Cuba
  • Transport
    from airport to villa
  • Nights out
    in Havana
  • Spa treatments
    facials, massages, mani/pedi
  • SUP or KITE
    Lessons and RENTALS

Available options

Private Room6 left
250 CAD


Example of a day in CUBA
Chill day at Villa


6:45am – 7:15 am Meditation

7:15  am – 8:30 am Flow with Rivkah

8:45 am – 9:30 am Breakfast

10:00 – 12:00 Salsa Class

12:00pm - 5:30 pm Free time/ Lunch at 1:00pm

5:00 pm - 6:30 Yoga with Eduardo

6:45 pm -7:45 pm Dinner

Your Organizer

Rivkah Rachel
Rivkah is a yoga teacher and life coach, committed to inspire you to live the life you dream of. Her practice and mission is to engage more intimately with life and she invites you on this journey. Her clear and playful style encourages students to meet their edge with a compassionate heart and open mind. Rivkah believes in gratitude and curiosity. Her classes, sessions, and her life foster a deep connection to the nature found within and around us. Look deep into nature, you will understand everything better. John-Muir