Cuba – Yoga & Culture Exploration

Uncover yoga’s next frontier. Meet with Cuban yoga practitioners, help teach yoga to the elderly, and explore the stunning natural beauty of the island.


The Place and The People

Cuba is not typically considered a hotbed for yoga, it is an up and coming destination where the practice is alive and well. During the height of the Cold War, yoga was heavily regulated by the Cuban Government. Now, yoga is recognized as a “green medicine” that promotes good health amongst the citizens of the country

Along the way, a burgeoning yoga scene has sprouted up across Cuba. From the vibrant streets of Havana to the tropical countryside, explore the most beautiful corners of the island while engaging with Cubans through a shared passion for yoga and all of its benefits.

 


What You'll Do

The central focus of this experience will be connecting with the Cuban people through yoga. Embrace the unique opportunity to practice alongside the growing Havana community of practitioners led by the “Godfather of yoga”, Eduardo Pimentel. Help the elderly in the Cuban countryside with yoga and movement exercises. Revel in the shared passion of the practice.

Besides practicing yoga in some of the most beautiful places on the island, uncover the rhythms of Cuban music with a performance by an afro-cuban dance troupe and private salsa classes. See the beauty of Cuban art at Havana’s Museum of Fine Arts. Relax by the turquoise Caribbean waters on a tropical offshore island.

 

 


What You'll See

The journey begins in Havana where you’ll witness a country on the verge change. Explore the city’s most famous squares and sample some its best restaurants. Like taking a step back in time, watch as vintage cars rumble along the malecon – Havana’s famous seaside boardwalk.

From Havana, head west to Las Terrazas, one of Cuba’s first eco-villages and coffee plantations and the Viñales Valley, where relaxed village life meets dramatic mountain landscapes. You’ll even have the chance to spend a night on a tropical Cuban key, or offshore island, that boasts stunning white sand beaches and warm turquoise waters.

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Itinerary Overview

Start each day with a fresh breakfast and Cuban coffee prepared at your private bed & breakfast, or casa particular. Join the local community of yoga practitioners for a morning routine. The warm Caribbean air and light sounds of music in the streets will help set the ambiance.

Enjoy lunch at a paladar, or privately owned restaurant, serving organic Cuban food and drinks. Continue our journey across the island visiting a tropical offshore Cuban island one day and a lush valley of tobacco and coffee plantations the next. Evenings include dinners together followed by free time to explore Cuban nightlife.

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Where You'll Stay

Jenn B.

Carrollton, TX

Traveler's Journal

Discover Corps was the perfect way to experience more than just a typical vacation. Taking a trip with Discover Corps provides the opportunity to give back, appreciate our lives and the people in it, share meaningful experiences together and see new things. We shared healthy and wholesome meals together and got to know each other on the most basic and important level. Traveling should not be considered a luxury, it’s necessary to learn about our precious planet and do everything we can to preserve its beauty and get to know everyone on it!

Dates and Fees

We offer serveral Family Friendly dates, to help families book travel around common school vacation times

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Havana, Las Terrazas, Viñales & Cayo Levisa: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Program Fee: $3,395

*Double occupancy.  Single room supplement: $400

Discover Corps trips include exclusive, guided programming, including expertly curated people-to-people activities; insider access to Cuba’s famous places and those rarely seen; and private meetings and discussions with Cuban experts.  Additionally,your trip fee includes:

  • Small group touring: between 6-15 travelers
  • Bilingual expert Cuban guide
  • Private Cuban driver
  • Pure bottled water while touring
  • All meals and lodging in Cuba
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at restaurants or in Cuban families’ homes
  • 7 nights accommodation in casas particulares
  • All scheduled activities
  • All in-country ground transportation and airport transfers via air-conditioned van
  • Discover Corps Cuba pre-departure booklet
  • 24-hour Discover Corps emergency hotline
  • Tips for luggage handling, restaurants, and programmed activities throughout tour*
  • Legal documentation of your people-to-people program

Does NOT include

  • Tips for Cuban guide and driver
  • International airfare
  • Cuban visa

Departure Dates

  • July 22-29, 2017
  • Sept 23-30, 2017
  • Jan 21-28, 2018
  • May 19-26, 2018
  • June 30-July 7, 2018

Are you a yoga practitioner interested in organizing a group? Call us at (619) 758-3030.

 

Alumni & Family Discounts

Repeat travelers and groups are eligible for discounts and special deals.

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