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Keep it Real, Keep it simple, 7 nights in Havana

Keep it Simple. Keep it Real.
7 Night Yoga Retreat in Havana, Cuba

Join other like-minded souls from around the world for a week of organic, healthy foods, long quiet beaches, and invigorating yoga practice only steps away from what has been recently named one of the 7 New Wonders of the World, Havana, Cuba.

When

Feb 22 to
Mar 1
2015
07:00 amto05:00 am

Price

$1,190

Early bird ends January 15th, price goes up to $1250
All taxes included

Full Description

In addition to being immersed in the friendly, welcoming Cuban culture, you'll have the opportunity for excursions into Old Havana, visits to world class organic farms, salsa dancing lessons, fire ceremonies, paddle boarding, and of course, many spa services at your fingertips if you so choose.

Each day beings with an optional sunrise meditation on the beach with hot water and lemon, followed by a vinyasa flow class.

There are three organic, healthy meals served each day by an expert local chef using only the best ingredients grown nearby. Although mainly vegetarian, there will be fish and chicken served at some of the meals and there is unlimited coffee and tea (we're not restrictive!!!).

There is free time in the afternoon to read on the beach, or take part in activities like excursions, paddle boarding, salsa lessons etc.

There will be a second yoga class in the evening, or another fitness class such as Pilates. After dinner each evening, there will be a workshop or a bonfire and plenty of time for socializing or taking time for yourself.

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YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

- 7 night accommodations in private beachfront villa
- 3 freshly prepared organic meals daily
- Unlimited coffee/tea/smoothies
- 2 guided excursions into Havana and to a world class organic farm
- Beach meditation and 2 daily yoga classes
- Workshops, salsa lessons, activities and plenty for free time for rest and rejuvenation on the beautiful beach!

$1250 per person (shared)
SAVE $50 if you book by January 15, 2014
$250 single supplement

YOGA SPACE:
You will have access to a beautiful air conditioned indoor yoga studio with a stunning view of the sea. Or, if you’d prefer to be outside, we also have an outdoor roofed studio amongst the villas.

Guests are also welcome to use the gardens and beach for practice and meditation as well.

MEALS:

All meals are organic and local. There is always a 100% vegetarian option, with the choice of adding seafood or chicken on two days. Cuban coffee, herbal tea, water and fresh fruit smoothies are always available.

Our chef and his assistant are highly experienced, have worked for the best private restaurants in Havana and truly cater to all of your needs.

They are with us 24/7 during the week and prepare 3 delicious meals a day.

Not Included in the price:

-Alcoholic beverages
-Optional activities
- Spa services
- International flights
- Tips and gratuities
- Cuba tourist card
- Travel insurance
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About your teachers:

Kathy Parsons, Toronto, Canada

Kathy, a self-professed 'retreat addict', has been travelling around the world to various yoga and/or fitness retreats for over 10 years.

Craving the energy and balance gained from the retreat experience on a more continuous basis, Kathy left her corporate position and became a certified yoga teacher. Her speciality is vinyasa flow, and her classes incorporate creative movements that strengthen and lengthen the body while staying connected to the breath.

Her philosophy is to provide the space for each student to connect with their mind, body and soul so they finish class feeling lighter and more grounded.

"Leave your ego at the door, and be prepared to push yourself to your personal limits, while not taking yourself too seriously".

Eduardo Pimental
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 began his yoga journey in 1971, studying from a book by Swami Sivananda. He furthered his yoga studies in both India and the United States and embarked on his teaching career in 1980. He is a registered yoga teacher by the International Yoga Federation. His most influential teacher has been Iyengar. For over 15 years Pimentel and Iyengar exchanged letters to one another before finally meeting in India.