Iyengar Yoga Retreat Cuba!

by Leigh Anne Milne
(Chester, NS, Canada)

Leigh Anne Milne RMT, E-RYT500

Leigh Anne Milne RMT, E-RYT500

Leigh Anne Milne RMT, E-RYT500 Playa del Este beach Retreat breakfast treats Eduardo Pimentel, Cuban yoga maestro

Company Name: The Sadhana Centre


Name of yoga retreat: Iyengar Yoga Retreat Cuba!


Dates: March 6th to 13th, 2016


City: Playa del Este Country: Cuba


Cost/Price: $1650 - $1950 shared or private


Early booking discounts? $100 discount if booked before November 15th, 2015


Description of the Retreat: Daily yoga at the lovely ocean side beach villas of Playas del Este, not far from Havana. This is a lovely white sandy beach resort. Included five days of yoga with one of these days being a day trip/tour to Havana and a class with delightful yoga maestro Edwardo Pimentel who I first met in Havana in 2007. This day trip will include some free time to roam about old Havana.
The four other days will include an early breakfast, three hours of asana in the mornings, lunch, three hour afternoon rest and relax time and two hours late afternoon restorative/pranayama practice followed by dinner. Evenings will include optional reading from Yoga Sutras and other spiritual texts or a film and discussion.
This week will combine yoga, travel and relaxation.



Accommodations: A group of private Villas

How long has the your company been running retreats? 10 years


Instructor name and bio: Yoga sessions will be taught be Leigh Anne Milne, RMT, E-RYT500, IJ2 Certified Iyengar yoga teacher. Leigh has been a student of Iyengar yoga since 1982.
And has travelled to Pune India six occasions to study at the Iyengar Institute and she has studied with at RMYI. Leigh will be travelling to Goa in January 2016 to study with Fr. Joe.

Cuban yoga maestro Eduardo Pimentel will lead a special class. He is responsible for the evolution of Iyengar yoga in Cuba. Largely self-taught, Eduardo corresponded with BKS Iyengar by mail for many years and met him on one occasion when the Cuban government sponsored his travel to India.



Type of Yoga: Iyengar


Is there childminding available? No


What's included in the cost of the retreat: Daily yoga at the lovely ocean side beach villas of Playas del Este, not far from Havana. This is a lovely white sandy beach resort. Included five days of yoga with one of these days being a day trip/tour to Havana and a class with delightful yoga maestro Edwardo Pimentel who I first met in Havana in 2007. This day trip will include some free time to roam about old Havana.

The four other days will include an early breakfast, three hours of asana in the mornings, lunch, three hour afternoon rest and relax time and two hours late afternoon restorative/pranayama practice followed by dinner. Evenings will include optional reading from Yoga Sutras and other spiritual texts or a film and discussion. This week will combine yoga, travel and relaxation.


What's not included in retreat cost: Airfare, ground transport, optional activities


Are non-yoga partners welcome? limited


Food whats included in the cost and what type of food is it? All meals, vegetarian meals


Do they serve alcohol? No


Number of Participants: what is the minimum and maximum number of participants? 15 to 24


Daily schedule: Arrival day – Welcome dinner and check-in after 3 PM
6:45 AM – 7:15 AM Beach Meditation
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Yoga
9:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Activity (salsa dancing or other or free time)
1:00 PM Lunch
11:00 AM – 4:30 PM Free time
4:30 PM – 6: 30 PM Yoga
6:30 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Two evenings Yoga talks
Tuesday or Wednesday – Day trip to Havana – guided day with lunch in Havana, includes yoga class with Eduardo Pimentel.

Departure Day – Breakfast and check out 11 AM (possible morning yoga before breakfast)


Instructions for getting there: inquire


Website:www.thesadhanacentre.com/workshop/yoga-retreat-cuba/


contact email: leigh@thesadhanacentre.com


contact phone number: 902.273.9642





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