EMBRACE CUBA

EMBRACE CUBA, a yoga retreat with Rivkah Rachel and Eduardo Pimentel

Mhai Yoga & Wellness Retreat in Havana, Cuba
December 2-December 9, 2017

(Last year’s retreat sold out 2 months in advance!!)

YOUR RETREAT:

What does it mean to really embrace your life? To embrace a country and it’s culture, in the beauty of what it is. End your 2017 with intention – and FUN! Join like-minded souls from around the world for a relaxing wellness week with organic, healthy food, energizing yoga practice and liberating dance classes. We’ll visit Havana and a local organic farm, we’ll have great conversations, we’ll inspire each other, we’ll relax and we’ll have a really, really good time.

LOCATION:

Our resort is on a beautiful, quiet beach, only 15 minutes away from Old Havana – recently named one of the 7 New Wonders of the World.

Spend your days relaxing and participating in yoga, meditation, and dancing. Lounge in a hammock or on the beach, and enjoying as much or as little activity as you wish. The warmth and friendliness of the Cuban people is unparalleled .

 SCHEDULE:

Our schedule involves morning yoga and meditation, 3 organic, home-cooked meals, afternoon yoga workshops, and evening activities. Free time after lunch, and two excursion days. Lots of opportunities to interact with Cuban people and international yogis, as well as spend some time to yourself. Email Rivkah for full detailed schedule.

YOGA

Rivkah Rachel and Eduardo Pimentel will be guiding you through various classes. Rivkah is a fun and flow based teacher, Eduardo is a student of BKS Iyengar. Classes will range from Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, and Iyengar.

Suitable for all levels, these moving meditation classes will challenge each student to go beyond where they have been before, in a safe, authentic environment that encourages questions, smiles and laughter.

We also have a chance to have a group class with some of Eduardo’s students here in Havana! Whether you have been practicing for a decade, or have never stepped on the mat, you will find your place within our Cuba yoga family!

It is recommended that you have participated in at least a few classes before coming on retreat.

ACTIVITIES:

We have some amazing yoga workshops planned for you! We’re also doing a salsa lesson where everyone gets their own Cuban teacher, a full tour of Havana, a visit to a local Organica garden to learn about Cuban agricultural practices (very unique), lots of live music!

 FREE TIME:

We know this is your vacation, and so we’ve worked to find that perfect balance of scheduled activities and free time. Havana is so close and we encourage you to go out and see it, above and beyond our guided tour. We also give you the option of SUP or kitesurfing lessons. Massages, facials, manicures and pedicures are available as well. Anything done in your free time is an extra charge and not included in your retreat price.

MEALS:

There are three organic, healthy meals served each day by an expert local chef using only the best ingredients grown nearby. (This is BY FAR the best food in Cuba. Forget what you’ve heard – this is the real deal and we’ll also explain why Cuban chain resorts have such a reputation for awful food!)

Although mainly vegetarian, there will be fish and chicken served at some of the meals and there is unlimited coffee and tea. We are able to accommodate most dietary restrictions so please let us know.

Cocktails and Beer are available for purchase!

 

YOUR INVESTMENT (taxes included)

$1475 CND if you book before August 1

$1599 CND after August 1

$250 supplement for private room

 

Included in your investment:

  • 7 nights accommodation in beach front villa
  • 3 healthy meals a day
  • Unlimited coffee, tea, and filtered water
  • Twice daily yoga classes in many styles
  • Salsa class with Cuban teacher
  • Guided tour of old Havana
  • Orishas / Folklore dance show and workshop
  • Use of amenities on villa grounds
  • Daily housekeeping

 Not included:

  • Roundtrip airfare to Havana
  • Transfer from airport to villa
  • Nights out in Havana
  • Massages, Facials or other spa treatments ($25-80)
  • Gratuities for staff
  • Souvenirs
  • Kitesurfing Lessons and SUP rentals

 

Join Rivkah, Eduardo and the amazing Mhai Yoga team to embrace the real Cuba outside of the resorts and tourist areas – and to embrace the real you away from your everyday life!

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Booking Process:

  • Initial Inquiry:

Please call, or email Rivkah hello@rivkahrachel.com or  514-560-7116 to chat about your interest in the retreat. I would love to talk to you and make sure this retreat is right for you!

  • If you are ready to book please contact Ryan Bond to register:

Ryan Bond (Phone) 416 322 5333 | (Toll Free) 1855 442 9783 | (Email) ryan.bond@flightcentre.ca

 

FAQ about this retreat:

Q: Is this a hotel? A resort? Where is this exactly?

A: Mhai yoga has been working in Cuba for years, and rents villas in a private beach compound a short drive from downtown Havana. It is very safe, quiet, and peaceful. You will find this much less busy than most tourist resorts, Playa del Este is a well kept secret. This gorgeous location offers us the ideal: beautiful beaches, and beautiful Havana.

 

You will notice prices in Cuba have increased dramatically recently, and for the quality of the product, this is really a wonderful deal.

 

Q: I’m American, can I come on this retreat?

A: YES! There are a couple of ways. Many americans have joined MHAI retreats and had wonderful time. Please contact us for details.

 

Q: I’ve never done yoga before, can I still come?

A: Go to a at least 3 yoga classes and ask me again. There are many different ways to practice yoga other than physical asana (the poses) and we will hopefully look at them all a little bit. It will be more fun for you if you are familiar with the territory!

 

Q: Can I come alone?

A: Of course! Most people come on retreat alone, we will find you a roommate of the same sex. It’s a great place to meet new friends!

 

Q: Can I bring my wife/mother/sister/ pet?

A: Of course! Come with whoever you would like. This retreat is open to all ages, sexes, but unfortunately only to the human species. You will share a room with your friend.

 

Q: Will I have time to myself?

Yes, there is free time in every day. All activities are optional, of course, but we do hope you will join us for as many as possible because your unique energy brings so much to the group.

 

Q: What should I bring?

We will send you a list!

 

Q: English is not my first language, will I be ok?

A: YES! We speak Spanish, English, and French. All are welcome.

Q: I have a friend in Havana, can they come visit me?

A: Our afternoon yoga classes are open to others for a fee. Talk to us about when would be best. Besides the yoga classes, the retreat is respectfully reserved for participants. You can meet your friend during optional nights out or free time! Or better yet, stay in Cuba a bit longer.

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