7 Day Cultural Immersion and Hatha Yoga Holiday in Cuba

About us

This Cuban cultural immersion and yoga holiday in Havana and Trinidad is a 7-day program in which we will visit the Cuban provinces: Havana, Sancti Spíritus, Pinar del Río, and Cienfuegos. We will visit 3 of the most important sites that are part of the World Heritage according to UNESCO.

This trip combines Hatha Yoga and Vipassana meditation with the joy and spirituality of Cuba. The Hatha Yoga classes will harmonize your body, your breathing, your wisdom, and your spirit.

With Vipassana meditation sessions you will learn to observe your thoughts without judging them.

To immerse yourself in Cuban culture, history, and traditions, Ludisis will show you non-touristy neighborhoods where you will enter local houses, share, and experience local real life.

Workshops of Afro-Cuban culture, Cuban system of health and food will bring you closer to the Cuban reality.

All this with the guide of Ludisis, who will be at your disposal throughout the trip to give you the best retreat experience in Cuba. 

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!

You can expect a week of immersion in Cubanness, relaxation, amazing discoveries and revitalization as you embark on this retreat.

Yoga. Cuban music. History. Adventure

An opportunity to get away from it all and explore the uniqueness of Cuba while immersing yourself more in yourself through yoga and dance.

You will be witnesses of an experience of the real Cuba, the Cuba that can only be seen knowing its corners by the hand of a Cuban. 

Laurinda Cameron Oct 28th, 2018

Event Highlights

  • Discover Cuba with a Cuban yoga teacher who knows every corner of the country and will ensure that you have a unique experience in this yoga retreat.
  • On this retreat, you will experience Cuban music, a meditation on the beach, eating delicious Cuban dishes, making new friends, and practicing Hatha Yoga.
  • You will also get inspired, increase your flexibility, learn about spirituality, gain more energy, enjoy nature with like-minded people, and change your life!

Venue Highlights

6 nights beautiful accommodation in colorful Havana and Trinidad
Rejuvenating Hatha Yoga and Vipassana meditation sessions with our Cuban yoga teacher, Ludisis
Daily delicious breakfast and lunch lovingly prepared by our local staff
Guide and personalized special attention during the whole trip
Free airport pickup and dropoff, because we want to meet you as soon as possible :)
Transportation to and from Trinidad, Viñales, and Havana
Guided Walking tour of Old Havana in English
Immersion in Cuban Popular Culture: discovering the daily life of the Trinitarians (local people of Trinidad), excellent opportunity to learn about the typical ceramics of the area, the colonial architecture and the idiosyncrasy of the Cuban
Short excursions to Cienfuegos
Workshop of Afro-Cuban Culture or Santeria: An approach to the traditions inherited by our African ancestors that will allow you to know the traditions, myths, ceremonies, songs and Orishas that make up this Afro-Cuban syncretization
Meditation session on the beautiful shores of Playa la Boca Beach in Trinidad
Life changing visits to neighborhoods in Havana to meet locals and know the real Cuba life

Amenities

  • Coffee/Tea

Schedule

DAY 1:

Today we will arrive in Cuba and Ludisis will pick the group up at the José Martí International Airport (HAV) in Havana.

Check-in at Casa Particular.

The opening ceremony in the heart of Havana.

Life-changing visits to neighborhoods in Havana to meet locals and know the real Cuban life.

DAY 2:

Rejuvenating session of Hatha Yoga in colorful Havana with Ludisis.

Delicious breakfast prepared lovingly by your local hosts at Casa Particular in Havana.

Walking tour through the historical center of Old Havana with our local guide in English (included).

Lunch in the heart of Old Havana, in one of those old squares that will captivate you with its colonial architecture (not included).

Free time to visit national museums and monuments.

Optional vintage car tour through modern Havana (not included).

DAY 3:

Delicious breakfast prepared lovingly by your local hosts at Casa Particular in Havana.

Transfer by private car to Trinidad World Heritage (included).

Excursion to the city of Cienfuegos: The call Pearl of the South (included).

Check in at Villa Sonia our private villa in Trinidad 1:00 p.m.

Tasty lunch prepared by our hostess Sonia (not included).

Walking tour of the ancient city of Trinidad (optional not included and recommended).

Night of traditional music and Cuban folklore on the stairway of the House of Music of Trinidad (transportation and entrance fee not included).

DAY 4:

Morning or sunset Vipassana meditation session and relaxing Hatha Yoga class with Ludisis on the shores of Playa La Boca Beach.

Enjoy the flavorful tropical fruits in your breakfast at Villa Sonia.

Excursion to the Topes de Collantes Natural Park, an immense protected area that has 45% of the country's endemic birds (optional-not included).

Lunch in a restaurant of typical peasant food in the middle of nature (not included).

Immersion workshop in the Cuban popular culture: discovering the daily life of the Trinitarians (local people of Trinidad), excellent opportunity to learn about the typical ceramics of the area, the colonial architecture and the idiosyncrasy of the Cuban (included).

DAY 5:

Delicious breakfast at Villa Sonia

Transfer to Havana by private air-conditioned classic car (included).

Check in at Casa Particular in Havana.

Lunch and free time to enjoy Havana (not included).

2 hours free Salsa dance lesson workshop with a local expert (included).

Workshop of Afro-Cuban culture or Santeria: an approach to the traditions inherited by our African ancestors that will allow you to know the traditions, myths, ceremonies, songs and Orishas that make up this Afro-Cuban syncretization. Visit temples, museums, and houses of local practitioners (included).

DAY 6:

Breakfast at Casa Particular in Havana.

Transfer to Viñales by private air-conditioned classic car (included).

Horseback tour of the tobacco plantations and workshop about the production and harvest of Cuban tobacco and coffee (optional - not included).

Tour of caves, prehistoric mural and coffee plantations (optional - not included).

Lunch at Guajiro Restaurant (organic food from the garden to the table - not included).

Silent meditation surrounded by the majestic mountains of Vinales Valley, reunite with your inner being and fill yourself with the purity that the valley offers you.

Transfer to Havana (included).

DAY 7:

Session of Hatha Yoga and Vipassana meditation.

Closing ceremony offerings and mantras to the Orishas.

Breakfast and check out at Casa Particular in Havana.

Transfer to the Jose Marti International Airport (HAV) in Havana (included).

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian

Menu/Cuisine

The breakfast includes exotic tropical fruits, omelet, natural juices, fresh bread, homemade jams, Cuban desserts, milk, and the best coffee in the world from Cuba!

Accommodations

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 an individual room with a double bed and private bathroom. You will only share your room if you book with a friend or family member and want to share a room.

In both accommodations, we provide personalized assistance, friendly service and all the services you need to make your stay during our retreat a wonderful one.

Directions

José Martí International Airport / Airport code is: HAV
Avenida Rancho Boyeros, La Habana, Cuba

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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To find peace and renewal while going through a huge change in my life. Empty nest and the end of a 27 year marriage all at once. Susan
 

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