Cuba Holiday Yoga Retreat

Yoga Retreat https://www.facebook.com/events/249394388770387/

The Cuba Yoga retreat price is $2,900 (triple) – $3,000 (double) – $3250 (single)

The first 8 people to book before August 1, 2016 will save $200 off of the retail price!

Immerse yourself in the warmth of the Cuban sun.  Explore a place frozen in time, the magical city of Havana.  Enrich your body with delicious organic food.  Hosted by Mhai Yoga at a beautiful beachfront property.  Practice yoga with our teacher Michelle Hernandez of Piko Yoga and the founder of Cuban yoga, Eduardo Pimentel!

 

Your Trip Includes:

  • 6 night accommodations in private beachfront villas in Playa de Este.
  • Round trip airfare from Miami or Tampa to Havana.
  • Cuban visa processing and fee (There is an additional fee for Cuban born travelers).
  • Medical insurance while visiting Cuba.
  • All airline and airport fees (U.S. & Cuba except baggage & excess weight fees).
  • Ground transportation within Cuba.
  • Entrance fees when applicable.
  • Beach meditation and two daily yoga classes.
  • Group lessons with Yoga Master Eduardo Pimentel.
  • Guided excursions into Havana and Las Terrazas.
  • Experienced tour guides (English, Spanish, Portuguese and French speaking are available).
  • Included meals:  Three freshly prepared organic meals daily.  Please advise us about any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
  • All gratuities are included.

 

Not Included:

  • Baggage fees are common upon check-in at the airport.  These fees are the responsibility of the passenger.
  • Fees for theatrical or live performances outside of our tour itinerary are the responsibility of the passenger.
  • Travel insurance is recommended for all travelers, in the event that they have need to cancel.
  • Lodging arrangements for travelers who do not live in the originating city can be made for an additional fee.

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1 “ACCEPT”

PLAYA DEL ESTE, CUBA

Arrive at Jose Marti Airport, Havana, Cuba.  Hola, Cubita Linda.  After clearing customs and getting luggage we travel to our retreat destination at Playa del Este for a welcome lunch.

Welcome lunch.  We gather as a group to discuss the program for our time in beautiful Cuba.  A time for the group, which is a terrific way to kick-off the tour while meeting your fellow travelers and your host for the retreat.

The next few hours is relaxation time to allow you to settle in to your accommodations.

Post flight yoga class.

Farm-to-table dinner prepared by the retreat’s Cuban culinary team.

After dinner free time.

 

DAY 2 “CLEANSE”

PLAYA DEL ESTE, CUBA

6:30am – 7:00am:  Meditation with the Mhai Yoga staff.

7:15am – 8:45am:  Morning yoga with Eduardo Pimentel.

9:00am:  Breakfast at your residence.

10:00am:  Depart for a Havana city excursion.

5:30pm:  Return to your villa.

6:00pm – 7:00pm:  Dinner.

7:30pm – 8:30pm:  Restorative yoga with Michelle Hernandez.

 

DAY 3 “LAUGH”

PLAYA DEL ESTE, CUBA

6:30am – 7:00am:  Meditation with the Mhai Yoga staff.

7:15am – 8:45am:  Morning yoga with Eduardo Pimentel.

9:00am:  Breakfast at your residence.

10am – 11:00am:  Mandala workshop.

11:30am:  Free time.

1:00pm:  Lunch.

5:00pm – 6:30pm:  “Yoga Tune Up” with Michelle Hernandez.

7:00pm – 8:30:  Dinner.

 

DAY 4 “ENERGY”

PLAYA DEL ESTE, CUBA

6:30am – 7:00am:  Meditation with the Mhai Yoga staff.

7:15am – 7:45am:  Breakfast at your residence.

8:30am:  Departure for the day to visit the “Alamar Organoponico” Organic Gardens and Las Terrazas. Yoga will be practiced on a 17th century coffee plantation with Eduardo Pimentel.

Lunch at La Moka (Las Terrazas).

6:30pm – 7:30pm:  Dinner.

8:00pm:  Restorative yoga with Michelle Hernandez.

 

DAY 5 “GRATITUDE”

PLAYA DEL ESTE, CUBA

6:30am – 7:00am:  Meditation with the Mhai Yoga staff.

7:15am – 8:45am:  Morning yoga with Michelle Hernandez.

9:00am:  Breakfast at your residence.

1:00pm:  Lunch.

5:00pm – 6:30pm:  Yoga with Eduardo Pimentel and some of his students.

7:00pm – 8:30pm:  Dinner + students (Goodbye celebration and Folklore Cuban dancing).

 

DAY 6 “LOVE”

PLAYA DEL ESTE, CUBA

Prepare for check-out and early depart for the airport.

Boxed breakfast.

 

Travel authorized by license through the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) that authorizes registered guests of our programs to legally travel to Cuba to participate and engage in a full time schedule of authorized exchange activities in Cuba, which will involve meaningful interaction between travelers and people in Cuba.


DEPOSIT

A deposit of $700 per person is required to guarantee your reservation, which will be applied towards the cost of your tour.  Deposits are generally non-refundable, except in rare cases when we cannot confirm all components of a booking at the purchase price.

 

FINAL PAYMENT

Any pending balance must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to departure.  If your booking falls within the 90 days, payment in full is expected at the time of booking.


TEACHERS

MICHELLE HERNANDEZ OF PIKO YOGA

eli@yourcubatravel.com

Michelle Hernandez is a Cuban-American (RYT) yogini based in Los Angeles, California.  Join her in a transformational yoga retreat!  Experience the power of nature and embody the healing elements as you are melodically guided through restorative & therapeutic yoga asana, pranayama and meditation. This journey is not to be missed!

 


EDUARDO PIMENTEL: GODFATHER OF THE CUBAN YOGA COMMUNITY

eli@yourcubatravel.com

The growth of yoga in Cuba is largely the work of one man, Eduardo Pimentel.  He is the president and founder of the non-governmental, Cuban Yoga Association (CYA).  Eduardo Pimentel has trained more than 12,000 yoga practitioners while aiming to develop a prominent Vipassana community in Havana and he has practiced with some of the greatest yogis such as Krishna Kaur and Deepak Chopra on their visits to Cuba.  Eduardo currently teaches, along with his wife Elsa Hermida, in their studio in Havana but he regularly works with other studios such as our friends at Mhai Yoga.

December 17 – 22, 2016

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