Imagine waking up each morning to the sounds of the ocean crashing upon a Cuban beach. Savor sunrise meditations, daily yoga classes, and delicious vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian food at Mhai Yoga Retreat Cuba in the tropical paradise of Guanabo.
Just thirty minutes from Havana Viejo (Old Havana) Mhai Yoga is situated near a pristine beach with a private pool and rooftop. Each day, you will wake to cafe cubano, delicious breakfast, yoga, meditation and bliss.
After yoga, explore the culture and life of Cuba with a curated schedule designed to expand your mind and your heart, and refresh your body and your soul. Yoga. Eat. Salsa. Sleep. Repeat.
Shelley Carroll founded Dancing Dogs Yoga in 2010 and has been leading retreats and trainings worldwide ever since. Enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and yoga nidra classes.
Set outside, you'll be surrounded by the sights and sounds of the tropics.
Our yoga classes are designed for ALL levels of practitioners, so no matter where you are on your yoga journey, you will be challenged and inspired. We start each day with a vinyasa flow practice and meditation, and on non-excursion days, offer a special afternoon practice, like yoga nidra or yin.
Some props are available, but please bring any props you require for your practice.
Welcome to Cuba. We’ve created a full schedule of cultural activities on this service trip in support of the Cuban people including:
• daily yoga sessions featuring your favorite DDY flow and Yinpowerment® classes;
• Overnight excursion to Viñales to explore tobacco and coffee farms;
• Beach and relaxation time at a pristine Caribbean beach in Playa del Estes;
• A night out at Fabrica De Arte, an old factory turned art and music venue in old Habana;
• Sunset meditations overlooking the Caribbean;
• Authentic Cafe Cubano any time you need a pick me up;
• Salsa dancing lessons;
• Special yoga practices with the Godfather of Cuban yoga, Eduardo Pimentel;
• Vintage car rides through downtown Habana (with LOTS of photo opps)
• Delicious Cuban cuisine both at the retreat and out exploring!
All of your meals are included at Mhai Yoga. Breakfast includes fresh fruit and juice, local delicacies, and cuban coffee and cacao. Our head chef Ernesto will surprise and delight you every single meal.
Our retreat swag bags are epic, and often have amazing surprises. You don't need much out here though there are a few must haves:
Bring sunscreen, personal toiletries and medications, and shorts and swimsuits. The weather is warm and humid, but can be breezy at night. A light hoodie or jacket is often welcome.
This location is truly beautiful, so DO bring a camera. We recommend leaving very expensive equipment at home unless you are prepared to deal with the humidity! We do keep a professional photographer on staff, so bring an easy camera.
Pack sneakers! While it will be tempting to live in flip flops, some of the hiking can be muddy and rocky, and you'll appreciate the footwear.
Bring a little cash for incidentals. Tips, souvenirs ... you won't need much, but it's nice to have. We recommend exchanging US dollars for Euros or Canadian Dollars at the airport, as there is an additional tax on US dollars due to the embargo. You will have to exchange once in Cuba, but we will take you to a bank in Gunabo.
When you arrive in Havana, we will transport you to the magical retreat center of Mhai Yoga just outside of Havana. Relax by the pool, enjoy a mojito, and meet your fellow spiritual travelers.