CUBAN RETREAT

Cuba, 1 – 8 December 2018

Beach-side Retreat close to Havana

Bioenergetics, Yoga and Meditation week with Angus Ford-Robertson

 

We are happy to announce that Angus is leading a one-week retreat to this beautiful beach-side venue near Havana in CUBA!

The resort includes a beautiful newly built yoga shala, large enough for 36 mats, although we will be a group of approximately 22.

 

This 7-day retreat will provide an opportunity to dive deep into your practice and explore techniques for discovering your self-awareness: bioenergetics, yoga, meditation, raja yoga (experiential self-inquiry) and pranayama.

 

Angus will be teaching a Bioenergetics and Hatha Yoga-infused class in the mornings, while the evening sessions will be meditation, and other mindfulness practices for mentally and emotionally de-stressing… a daily timetable will look something like this:

 

8.00am     Bioenergetics/hatha class

10.30am   Brunch

12.00pm   Free time for swimming in one of the two pools or at the beach, tourism and play…

5.00pm     Meditation class

7.30pm     Dinner

 

In addition to your daily classes with Angus, there is an optional exclusive one-on-one class with Cuban yoga master, Eduardo Pimentel. This is included in the price of your holiday.

 

Food:

All of our meals are organic, from the local gardens in Havana and there is always a 100% vegetarian option, with the choice of adding sea food or chicken on two days. Special diets can be catered for.

As all food is grown locally, and nothing imported, it will be created out of what is in season at the time of the year you are visiting.

Cuban coffee, herbal tea, water and fresh fruit smoothies are always available.

 

Accommodation:

Our beautiful 1950’s beach villas are surrounded by lush plants and tropical flowers. These villas are situated just steps away from the beach. We are close to the beach, with 2 pools nearby and a marina.

Some of us will be housed in the main house and some in the surrounding houses. All rooms are spacious, comfortable, include air conditioning and en suite-bathroom.  Water is naturally heated by solar panels.

 

Prices: 

There are very limited single rooms available, and we do encourage you to share. Please let Jilly know at the time of booking if you have a friend you would like to share with.

Single (only five available) £1575

Shared  £1275

 

Travel: 

You will need a flight to Cuba’s Havana or Varadero airport.

Virgin fly direct to Havana from London Gatwick on Thursdays and Mondays

There are also cheaper non-direct options, the very cheapest normally being on Iberia via Madrid who fly on Saturdays.

If you would like to take the same flight as Angus, here are the details:

Virgin Air 

London Gatwick to Havana Airport: Thursday 29th Nov 11:30am (lands 16:40)

Havana Airport to Gatwick: Thursday 13th Dec 19:10 (Landing Dec 14th 8:50am)

 

Transfers: 

Havana airport (30 minutes)  25 CUC   / appx £17

Varadero airport (90 minutes)  70 CUC   / appx £46

 

All bookings to be made with Jilly at Free Spirit UK – they will advise you on all matters – including flights and transfers.

SEE A VIDEO OF THE RETREAT SPACE AND BEACH!!

 

Bookings:

All bookings for Angus’s Cuban Reteat to be made direct with Jilly at Free Spirit Yoga UK.

Just email Jilly your requirements and she will confirm payment details etc: jilly@freespirityoga.co.uk

 

You can also call Free Spirit Yoga on 01273 564230 if you have any queries.

 

Included:

7 night accommodations in shared en-suite rooms (2 to a room)

3 Freshly prepared organic meals daily, vegetarian options available for all meals

Unlimited self-serve smoothie bar with fresh locally picked fruits

Unlimited filtered water, herbal tea and coffee

A one on one private yoga class with Cuban teacher Eduardo Pimentel

Yoga and Meditation with Angus, usually  2 classes a day (morning and late afternoon

Our hosts excursion to explore Havana town with lunch at a parador

 

Not Included:

International flights

Airport transfer (we can assist with booking the transfer from Havana or Varadero airports)

Alcoholic beverages

Optional activities other than yoga

Spa services

Tips and gratuities – please allow about £25 – £30 for tips

Travel insurance

Cuba tourist visa