VIVA CUBA

7 DAYS OF EPIC EXPERIENCES

yoga | art | music | culture

Excite your imagination

We are beyond thrilled to offer this magical, once in a lifetime experience rooted in powerful yoga practice, sprinkled with adventure, entertainment, and culture in exotic Havana, Cuba. Imagine yourself riding in the passenger seat of a beautiful vintage car, taking in the stunning countryside. Or resting by the pool indulging in a freshly crushed mojito! Come connect with new people and embrace the beauty and intrigue of the Cuban way of life. 

This trip is for the curious, for the mindful, and for the wanderlust adventurer. Using our local connections, we will show you the REAL Cuba, the one tourists don't get to see. We are thrilled to announce that we have one of the BEST tour guides ready to show you the sites and teach you about the wonders of Cuba.

With ever changing travel policy don’t miss out in this opportunity to visit Cuba with us safely and legally on this fully licensed trip.  This is a once in a lifetime journey, and we cannot wait for you to join us! 

 ¡Vamos!


THE DETAILS:

SLEEP | 7 nights at a 5 Star Cuban Villa

YOGA | Daily asana yoga classes, meditation, breath work

EAT | 2 daily Cuban meals                       

CULTURE | Tour Cuban Art Neighborhoods and Museums                  

                    Day Trip to Cuba's Tobacco Region, Vinales

                    Dance Lessons and Rhumba Festival

EXPERIENCE | Night at the Fabrica De Arte              

                         Cruise the Malecon in a Classic Convertable 

                         Tour a Tobacco Farm  

                         Tour of a Rum Factory

                         All ground transportation provided once you reach Havana.


DATES:  
January 13-20, 2018

LOCATION: 
Havana, Cuba

Cost: 
$2399 Shared Room
$2699 Private Room
Deposit: $750

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YOGA

TEACHERs:
Clara Macy

Clara Macy eats, sleeps and drinks Ayurveda & Yoga. The life long obsession began in 1998, when she completed her 200-hour yoga certification. She then continued to study all over the world with top yogis, but uncovered something more. She learned that Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga was a huge component to proper lifestyle management, not just yoga. After many books and seminars later, she decided to apply for Ayurvedic practitioners’ program and began her life-long studies in Ayurveda through Kerala Ayurvedic Institute. Clara has taken the teachings of Ayurveda and integrated them into her yoga classes. She also offers Ayurvedic consultations and is a certified Ayurvedic Therapist. Her passion in this ancient preventative medicine is so huge, she decided to start her own Ayurvedic Wellness center. Seeing how Ayurveda changed her life and her family, she dreamed of opening a wellness center that would be a place to meditate, practice yoga, receive Ayurvedic therapies and get everything you need for an Ayurvedic lifestyle.

 
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the yoga:

 

Classes will range from powerful and strengthening, to deeply relaxing and restoring. During active practice, key muscle groups will be realigned and strengthened, focusing on basic postures and breathing. The yoga asanas, or postures, are designed to peel back the residue of our daily lives, and reconnect us to the primal flow of energy occurring naturally within us. During restorative practice, the body is supported by bolsters and other props so that muscle activity can be surrendered, and the benefits of the postures can happen passively as guided meditation helps the nervous system shift gears into the relaxation response, slowing the brain waves to a healing Alpha or Theta frequency.  


aCCOMMODATIONS 

We will be staying in a beautiful Cuban Villa with views of downtown Havana. The villa also includes a swimming pool, yoga deck, beautiful dining area, common spaces with surround sound, and single and double rooms. This is the perfect place to relax by the pool, sipping a mojito after an exciting day of exploring Havana and taking in the rich Cuban culture.


EXPERIENCES

art

Fabrica de Arte

The brainchild of Afro-Cuban fusion musician X-Alfonso, this is one Havana’s finest new art projects. An intellectual nexus for live music, art expos, fashion shows and invigorating debate over coffee and cocktails,

Jose Fuster

Fuster has made a major contribution over 10 years of work of rebuilding and decorating the fishing town of Jaimanitas in the outskirts of Havana, where he lives. Jaimanitas is now a unique work of public art where Fuster has decorated over 80 houses with ornate murals and domes to suit the personality of his neighbours, he has built a chess park with giant boards and tables, The Artists’ Wall composed of a quilt of dozens of tiles signed and donated by other Cuban artists, a theatre and public swimming pools.

 

music/dance

Buena Vista Social Club

Since 2006, successors of the Buena Vista Social Club have played regularly at the Plaza Américas Salon Plenario in Varadero. Special musical guests such as Eliades Ochoa, Guajiro Mirabal, Salvador Repilado, Barbarito Torres, Hugo Garzon, and Aguaje Ramos sit in occasionally; this is a superb opportunity to hear the legendary music of this golden age. 
 

Calle De Hamel Rhumba Festival

Aside from its funky street murals and psychedelic art shops, the main reason to come to Havana's high temple of Afro-Cuban culture in Centro Habana is the frenetic rumba music that kicks off every Sunday at around noon.

 

 

excursions

Vinales

Viñales is a small countryside town west of Havana, and even though it is just two hours away, it feels like a world apart. Here, everything goes at a very slow pace. It is common to see people trotting up and down the street on their horses, but if you walk just a few hundred meters outside town, you’ll feel surrounded by farm lands. Cigar-chewing guajiros drive their oxen and plow through the rust colored tobacco fields, farmers tend to their current crops, and workers sit in sheds and farms, drying and rolling the famous Cuban tobaccos.

Santa Maria Beach

Only a short drive from Havana, Santa Maria Beach is a beautiful mixture of Caribbean blue, thatched palapas and the occasional coconut vendor. Its the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the untouched, pristine beaches of Cuba.

 


LOCAL CUISINE

Delicious cuban cuisine

Breakfast will include fresh tropical fruit and juices which will be accompanied by a Cuban style spread
and local coffee. For lunch and dinner we will have
the pleasure of experiencing the many incredible
Cuban restaurants the city has to offer.


SOCIAL

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TRAVEL

Our retreat to Cuba begins and ends in Havana. Book your flight to Havana International Airport.

Different airlines offer different options for obtaining a travel visa. Make sure to check with airlines to find out their procedures. 

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A valid passport is required for all foreign visitors to Cuba. An entry visa is required for American or Canadian nationals. We can obtain visas through our travel partners for an additional $100 or you can obtain them through the airlines. Please inquire with the nearest Cuban consulate for entry requirements for other nationalities.

In preparation for your trip, please read our Travel Planning Guide for important tips and information.


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