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6 Days Salsa and Yoga Retreat in Cuba

  • Meliá Cohiba, Ave. Paseo entre 1ra y 3ra, Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba

Overview

Yoga Retreat Cuba

Come dance with people from all over the world in this amazing festival dedicated to Rueda de Casino salsa and Afro-Cuban dance. You will have the opportunity to practice yoga with the president of the Cuban Yoga Association, Eduardo Pimentel. Experience a world class Cuban musicians playing private concerts for the festival parties. This whole retreat will let you explore the beautiful Cuban music, experience heartfelt yoga practices, and appreciate the value of cultural exchange.

Highlights

  • Dance classes
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Cultural exchange and Afro-Cuban drum performance
  • Guided Old Havana walking tours
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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You will stay in Melia Cohiba which is located in Vedado on the shores of Havana and its historic center of Havana. It's an elegant five-star hotel with 462 rooms. It is also recommended for business travels, incentives, weddings, and honeymoons. The hotel

Facilities

  • Clubhouse
  • Fitness center
  • Health and beauty
  • Pool
  • Sports facilities

Activities and entertainment

  • Chill out nights in the pool area, with candles, aromas, music, and water ballet
  • Live music and shows with orchestra at the party room in Habana Café
  • Music bar at the Casa del Habano and the lobby bar

Fitness center

  • Aerobics room
  • Cardiovascular equipment: treadmills, exercise bikes, and steps
  • Instructor at your disposal
  • Located in the YHI-Spa
  • Weights

Health and beauty

  • Beauty salon
  • Fitness room
  • Massages and sauna

Pools

  • Floats
  • Lifeguard and towels in the gym club
  • Outdoor freshwater lagoon pool with hydromassage
  • Palapas with shade
  • Shady areas, sunshades, sunbeds, chairs, showers, and toilets
  • Stage for orchestra and open air events

Sports facilities

  • Air conditioned floodlit squash court

The majority of the dance workshops will be right at your hotel in the beautiful Vedado, neighborhood of Havana. The dance classes are for all levels and the teachers are from the National School for the Arts. The morning yoga classes will keep your energy up for days and nights filled with live music and dance. The festival parties will feature the biggest names in Cuban music such as Los Van Van, Alexander Abreu, Havana D’Primera, Maykel Blanco, and much more.

Walking tours of the old Havana is part of this retreat to add more learning and appreciation towards Cuban culture and history.

  • Eduardo Pimentel

    Eduardo Pimentel is the president of the Cuban Yoga Association. He is also teaching and coordinating with Cuba Wellness Adventures for their yoga workshops. His humor and dedication are definitely an inspiration. He has worked for many years to help yoga flourish in Cuba and has trained instructors in all of the provinces.

Havana, Cuba is also a modern destination. El Vedado is the residential area with high-rise apartments, hotels, nightclubs, cinemas, shops, and Miramar which is the diplomatic and business district. But the real magic of the city can be found in the charisma and hospitality of the Cuban people. The city is a great attraction for its architecture, urbanism, cultural and social values. It also has the Este beaches, the La Havana Convention Palace, and many tourism infrastructures. Those attributes make it different from the other destinations of the whole country.

Nearby places

  • ExpoCuba Convention and Fair Center - 15 kilometers
  • Gustavo Rizo Airport (BCA) - 10 kilometers
  • Havana Convention Palace - 10 kilometers
  • Jardín Botánico Nacional - 15 kilometers
  • José Martí International Airport (HAV) - 15 kilometers
  • Old Havana - 5 kilometers
Activities
  • Fitness center
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
General
  • Accessible rooms
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Concierge desk
  • In-room safe
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Currency exchange
  • Internet access
  • In-room dining
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Wedding

Daily breakfast, two lunches, and two dinner meals are part of the package.

  • Eat at the Bodeguita del Medio
  • Enjoy a daiquirís or a mojito in Floridita
  • Enjoy concerts of classical music, chamber music, popular music, or music of any other kind
  • Go salsa dancing and Cuban timba dancing
  • Play golf
  • Sample cigars
  • See a ballet or play
  • Stroll along La Rampa
  • Visit museums, churches, historical, and cultural centers
  • Visit the Partagás Tobacco Factory and the Ron Bocoy Factory
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Afro-Cuban drum performance
  • Airport transfers
  • Bilingual guides for activities
  • Cultural exchange
  • Daily breakfast, two lunches, and two dinner meals
  • Dance classes
  • Ground transportation
  • Old Havana walking tours
  • Yoga sessions
  • Airfare
  • Special tours
  • Visa

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at José Martí International Airport (HAV). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Cuba Wellness Adventures will pick you up from the airport.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Cuba Wellness Adventures an inquiry.
  • Review by Elizabeth R, from Bozeman, MT
    10 out of 10

    "I am so grateful that Shoshanna was my travel guide in Cuba. Not only is she friendly, reliable and professional, she really knows the culture, land and people of Cuba. I really felt like I got to know the real Cuba, not just the tourist spots. I felt extremely safe and in good hands the entire trip. Plus, it was fun! I highly recommend her services. "

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  • Review by Luis Alberto from Havana, Cuba
    10 out of 10

    "I met Shoshanna about three years ago but I had the sensation that I have known her for a lot longer. It is always an honor to have her with us, not only as a yoga teacher but also as the person who is creating a bridge by connecting the North Americans who travel with her and us (the growing community of Cubans who practice yoga) making possible the exchange of culture, humanity, and spirituality."

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  • Review by Michelle W. from Austin, Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful introduction to Cuba with Cuba Wellness Adventures last month. Our group was greeted by the traditions of Cuba at every point. We were introduced to the cultures that have melded together to create a wonderful experience of Cuba at a turning point in time. We had yoga history and lesson from the president of the Cuba Yoga association. We were transported in fantastic antique cars on the Malecon to afternoon meals at local restaurants. Private dance lessons from La Professora made us feel like we had some moves for dancing at the Casa de Musica! Our pension hosts provided comfortable rooms and well preserved antique décor. We were introduced to the people of Cuba as they are, curious, fun, and resourceful with what they have. We saw firsthand how a simple human connection can transform perspective and open our hearts. I love the adventure of this amazing country! Thank you, Cuba Wellness Adventures for creating a fun and safe adventure. I appreciate how you care about our wellness and Cuba’s wellness, I’m glad to be a part of your vision! I would recommend it!"

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  • Review by Leigh I. from Austin, Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Daily life will be a bit different and improved because of my time with Cuba Wellness Adventures, with your family and our group in Cuba. There will be more light, love, and depth which will provide better balance. "

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  • Review by Pablo R. from Cardenas, Cuba
    10 out of 10

    "The fact that Cuba Wellness Adventures tries to connect with yoga communities outside of Havana and supports local growth is very good. This helps the communities who want educational, cultural, and spiritual exchanges. I appreciate Shoshanna's open mind and her respect for other cultures and their practices."

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  • Review by Victor from Berkeley, California, USA
    10 out of 10

    "It was an adventure that exceeded my wildest expectations, in more ways than one."

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