7 Days Transformational Tour and Yoga Retreat in Cuba with Local Ludi Mones

Why this Yoga Retreat in Cuba is for you?
Discover the country with a local and experience the real Cuba!
Feel get back in time when visiting the colonial jewel of Trinidad, a gorgeous city with its main square surrounded by magnificent 18th-century buildings.
Enjoy the ultimate experience visiting local temples of Afro-Cuban Culture or Santeria

Where

Calle 23 entre 2 y 4, Vedado, Havana CU

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Sep 1 to
Sep 7
2019
09:00 amto12:00 pm

Price

$1,547

Full Description

Day 1: Welcome to Cuba
Today you will arrive in Cuba and Ludisis will pick you up at the José Martí International Airport (HAV).

The transfer to their Casa Particular (guest house) is around 35 minutes.

Upon arrival, your local hosts will warmly welcome you and show you to your room.

Then in the afternoon, they will have a welcome ceremony in which you will meet the other participants and will have dinner together at a local palate (privately owned restaurant).

Day 2: "Havana, a city of history and traditions"
In the morning today, Yalorde Yoga invites you to a relaxing session of Hatha yoga that will prepare you for the rest of the activities of the day. Our local hosts prepare a delicious breakfast in which you will be delighted with tropical fruits such as guava or papaya.

To immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Cuban capital, you will take a walking tour of Old Havana in English. Old Havana is one of the fifteen municipalities of the province of Havana.

We are going to enter into its historic center which, together with its System of fortifications, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1982 by UNESCO.

The Historical Center of Havana has 3370 buildings, most of great environmental and patrimonial value.

Walking through this city Intramuros, you will know its most characteristic symbols such as El Capitolio, El Templete, La Giraldilla, and El Castillo de Los Tres Reyes del Morro, the latter was inaugurated in 1630 and is the symbol that welcomes the city to those who arrive it by sea.

Appreciate the five main squares that define the physiognomy of the old city: Armas, Plaza de San Francisco de Assis, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza Vieja, and Plaza del Cristo.

In addition to visiting historical sites, you will visit non-tourist neighborhoods to learn about the life of the locals, learn about the Cuban currency and the peculiar lively and boisterous life of the Habaneros. Finally, you will finish this day with a Cuban Salsa class.

Day 3: "Behind the Cuban Tobacco Route in the Valley of Viñales"
The westernmost of the Cuban provinces, its main attraction for tourists is its natural beauty. Today, you will valley to Unesco world cultural landscape, but also for growing the best tobacco in the world. Typical of this natural park is the unique mogotes, hillocks of limestone, honeycombed with cavities and with a nearly flat top. Here in Viñales, you will get to know the Cuban tobacco growing process, where farmers transmit their secrets from fathers to sons.

At the end of the day, you will have a session of silent meditation surrounded by the majestic mountains of Viñales Valley, meet your inner being and fill yourself with the purity that the valley offers you.

Day 4: "Trinidad, the past in the present"
Today, first of all, you will begin the day with a tasty breakfast prepared by your local hosts at Casa Particular in Havana. Then you will start a trip to Trinidad the so-called museum city of Cuba. This colonial jewel has a main square surrounded by magnificent 18th-century buildings such as the Sanchez Iznaga palaces, and the church of the Holy Trinity. Here Spanish and African traditions are blended and flourish in a culture passed on from one generation to the other.

Before arriving at your villa in front of the sea, you will make a stop to be pleased with Cienfuegos a city that dazzles for its French architecture.

Tonight, Yalorde Yoga will invite you to delight yourself with live music and folklore at La Casa de La Música de Trinidad.

Day 5: "Eco - Topes de Collantes Natural Park"
Hatha yoga at sunrise on the shore of the beach watching the rising sun will allow you to reconnect with your inner being and have a beautiful moment of peace.

After breakfast, The Topes de Collantes Natural Park, an immense protected area that owns 45% of the endemic birds of the country awaits you for a hiking excursion.

In the afternoon, a tour of immersion workshop in Trinitarian popular culture, an excellent opportunity to learn about the typical ceramics of the area, the colonial architecture and the efforts of the neighbors to conserve it.

Day 6: "Enjoy Havana like a local"
In the morning after breakfast, you will embark on a trip to Havana in a private car.

The Afro-Cuban Religion or Santeria came to the island in the minds of Africans brought to Cuba as slaves. In Cuba, this belief was syncretized and in the present is one of the most popular beliefs in Cuba.

Today, we will visit a temple of local practitioners who will teach you their rituals, ceremonies, and the characteristics of each deity.

An Afro Cuban or Cuban Salsa dance workshop of your choice is included this afternoon.

At night one of the most important shows in the country brings you artists from the winner of several Grammys "Buena Vista Social Club".

Day 7: "Hasta Pronto Cuba"
- Hatha yoga session and Vipassana meditation

- A ceremony with offerings and mantras to the Orishas.

- Breakfast and departure at Casa Particular in Havana.

- Transfer to the José Martí International Airport (HAV) in Havana is included.