Discover Cuba with a Cuban!
This Yoga and Culture retreat that we present to you in Cuba, is an attempt to share the love for this warm country where our yoga teacher and founder Ludisis Mones was born. I will take you by the hand through its streets and squares, we have designed an itinerary, thought of you.
Imagine a week in the colorful "Pearl of the Caribbean" - Cuba.
Immerse yourself in the colorful Cuban culture and enjoy learning about the interesting daily life of Cubans!
Yoga. Cuban music . History. Adventure . Dance . Meditation
An opportunity to get away from it all and explore the uniqueness of Cuba while immersing yourself more in yourself through yoga and dance.
To penetrate the history of the capital of Cuba, "Havana", we will visit The Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña, the largest fortress built by the Spanish in the "New World".
Havana repeatedly rose from the rubble and ashes that were reduced from time to time by French pirates and corsairs during the first half of the sixteenth century. Military defenses were built at the entrance to Havana Bay.
From its first centuries it became the most important cultural center of the Island. Diversity is the sign of Havana culture. Traditions of African, Spanish and African origin converge. Also some Chinese and Arabic, among other recognizable influences in the daily life of the city.
Of particular religious interest and much of our idiosyncrasy is the Afro-Cuban religion; heritage of our African ancestors. During our Retreat of Yoga and Cuban Culture. You will be able to enjoy an explanatory workshop as well as an Afro-Cuban dance workshop.
The inhabitants of Cuba are exuberant in their love and hyperbolic in their emotions: they are all friends of the Cuban citizens and they are friends of the whole world.
In Cuba there are no strangers, since foreigners are going to be part of our great family. To whom they realize they belong. When they are surprised talking to a Cuban for hours, whom he never met before. And probably does not see anymore. As if he were a loved one for life.
Cuba is a unique confessional, where the Cuban is ordained a priest of laughter, saving souls from the most serious depressions.
Patricia Joseph - USA
My Cuban Yoga Retreat was AMAZING!!! I've told everyone what an incredible experience we had! I'm hoping to be able to go again next year!!
United States, Monday, 30 July, 2018
Leslie Tenney - USA
One of my very best travel experiences!
The instructors are what makes this a truly unique experience! Every detail was so carefully planned, though they were open and willing to accommodate individual preferences and modifications. Because of the small group and the thought that was put into every detail, I felt that I experienced Cuba in a very different and personal way. As a native Cuban and because of the love that she puts into her work, Ludi is exceptional. She offered insights that I don’t think I would have experienced otherwise. As a team, Ludi and Gunther work toget
Aart Schutte - 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!
May fern Toh - USA
This was one of the best trips I’ve experienced and was perfect for a single female traveler. I was nervous to visit Cuba alone so it was extremely reassuring to have a local guide show me around.
Ludi was beyond flexible and the itinerary was customized to my interests. I couldn’t make the exact dates for the retreat but Ludi was more than accommodating and went out of her way to pick me up 2 days before the actual trip was scheduled to start.
Because of that, I had 2 days of a private guide with Ludi. I got to experience the authentic Cuban culture while enjoying all the touristy delights Cuba had to offer.
I was initially hesitant as I had very little yoga experience but it wasn’t a problem at all! This was a great introduction to the practice for me. So If yoga isn’t your thing, don’t fear!
The accommodations were better than expected, clean, safe and most of all locally owned. I would recommend arriving a day or two earlier if you’d like to spend more time in old Havana. I can happily say that I’ve made a fabulous new Cuban friend and cannot wait to return and spend more time in Havana.
Thanks, Ludi for the experience of a lifetime that I’ll forever cherish!
Regina Cameron - USA
I had a WONDERFUL time in Cuba. Ludisis did an amazing job making sure that we had the best experience possible. I can’t wait to go again, and again, and again!!
Burnetta Gipson - USA
The 7 Day Cuba Retreat with Yalorde Yoga was one of my best vacations. Ludisis was awesome and perfectly planned our experience to include all aspects of the Cuban culture. Yoga on the beach was a great way to end our day! If you are looking for the perfect retreat I highly recommend Yalorde -Yoga.
Alisha Conrad - USA
I felt renewed mentally, physically, and spiritually. As a yoga instructor, I was inspired by Ludisis knowledge and expertise. I learned a lot about the history of Cuba and the Cuban people made me feel welcomed. Ludisis and her family made my New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day the most memorable I’ve ever had. They also made my 40th birthday special by celebrating me at breakfast and live music in the evening. I’ve never been to a retreat that allowed me to customize my entire experience. I will return to Cuba or any other retreat ran by Ludisis!
Dec 27th, 2018
Trinidad de Cuba Colonial city
“Trinidad, the past in the present”
Dec 28th, 2018
“Ecotourism in the Natural Park of Topes de Collantes”
Dec 29th, 2018
“Havana, City of Memories”
Dec 30th, 2018.
“Celebration of the new year in Havana”
Dec 31st, 2018.
Introduction to Cuban popular culture, guided custom tour by your local guide Ludisis (Visits to non-tourist neighborhoods, workshop on Cuban health system, food distribution system, visits to "Un Solar" (local community homes that are not visited by tourists).
“Behind the Cuban tobacco route”
Jan 1st, 2019.
Jan 2nd, 2019.
In Havana, you will stay in our private house that is very close to the main cultural and historical sites of the city and the Habanero Sea, the colorful life of Havana gives a family and vintage style to our Casa Particular.
In Trinidad, you will stay in our Villa that is right in front of the sea, where you can enjoy the best sunsets from the terrace on the roof of the villa, from where we will also have Yoga classes.
In both cities: "Havana and Trinidad", you will have your own room with double bed and private bathroom. You will enjoy privacy, security and comfort.