Let's Go to Cuba!

Rosa during the Cuba 2019 trip
Rosa during the Cuba 2019 trip

Re-Awakening in Cuba!


Networks for Training and Development, Inc.,
The Lokahi Guild, 
Cuba Wellness Adventures,
and the Las Aguas Fund

are thrilled to offer yet another
collaboration in Cuba, February 2020!! 

Join us for yourself and others!

This retreat is one-of-a-kind… designed to be not just a learning / cultural exchange and of-service trip, but also a fund-raiser for the Las Aguas Fund, which is helping support sustainability in Cuban wellness communities.  Join us for a week of wonder in Cienfuegos, Cuba…. and maybe several more days of total joy in Havana.  Come learn, teach, give back, and build connections you will never forget!

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Cienfuegos, Cuba!
February 16 – 23, 2020

Calling all those interested in health and wellness!  Here is an amazing opportunity to travel to an incredible location few have really experienced, learn a variety of spiritual and wellness practices from local experts, exchange wellness tools, be a part of a seva yoga (i.e. of-service-give-back opportunities), and experience the culture of beautiful people by living and learning side-by-side with them.

street mural in Cuba
Street mural in Cuba

Details

This 8 day / 7 night retreat is for those who wish to dig deeper into their passions around healthy and conscious living.  Together we will learn in a true exchange of culture, beliefs, and values.  Increase your knowledge and skills in self-care, patience, ways of facing challenges, and living in balance from those who have needed to master this every day... and with a joyousness not found elsewhere!   Together we will explore together topics to awaken, provide healing, and enhance our deeper selves, such as:
     Use of botanicals, herbs, flowers, & spices 
     Afro-Cuban healing & ritual practices
     Ayurvedic principles & ways of balancing ourselves
     Nutrition, sustainability, & environmental concerns
     Reiki, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Lomi lomi, Thai, & other massage / bodywork

Included in this retreat

  • 8 days / 7 nights accommodations in private inns (not hotels)
  • daily yoga, wellness, & healing tools taught by a combination of Cuban & US teachers 
  • cultural exchange  & coordinating “seva projects” with the local community (i.e. offer  community clinics, clean-ups, & other give-back activities with our local hosts)
  • 2 meals a day (breakfast + either lunch or dinner, depending on schedule)
  • 2 ocean activity days
  • 3 dance classes
  • walking history tour of Cienfuegos
  • live music receptions at the start & end of our trip
  • bilingual guides
  • nature reserve visit, meet with conservationists, hike waterfalls, do pranayama meditation 
  • transportation to included activities
  • coordination for *optional live music / private dance & yoga classes, other cultural exploration not in schedule 

 Not Included:  airfare, airport transfers (although we are happy to help with information), transportation to *optional events, fees for *optional events, alcohol and additional meals

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Havana, Cuba!
February 23 - 26, 2020

Man riding on bike with Cuban flags waving behind him
Man riding on bike with Cuban flags waving behind him

Details

Not enough??  Then consider joining us for 4 extra days / 3 nights in Havana following this learning and seva retreat in Cienfuegos! 

We will experience the famous Cuban culture, art, music, and dance in person in Cuba’s capital and well-known center of culture.  We will stay in private inns, have private drivers and Cuban guides to assist us, all while exploring and soaking in the beauty and excitement of Havana.  Experience true Cuba for yourself in all its amazing color and joy!! 

Included in this add-on fun

  • 4 days / 3 nights accommodations in private inns 
  • daily yoga
  • transportation to included events & to Havana from Ciefuegos
  • daily breakfast & one other meal per day (lunch or dinner)
  • bilingual guides
  • 1 dance class
  • visit to 2 community art projects 
  • gallery visit / artist talk
  • live drum / dance performance 
  • walking tour of UNESCO world heritage sites in Old Havana
  • visit artist collective / warehouse space
  • coordination of *optional live music, dance & performances

 Not Included:  airfare, airport transfers (although we are happy to help with information), transportation to *optional events, fees for *optional events, alcohol 

Prices per person 
(all trip prices include a $200 donation to the Las Aguas Fund)
 
Early Bird Special!!  Book your trip by June 1, 2019 with a non-refundable deposit of $375 & enjoy a $300 discount on any trip!  (Full payment on all trips is required by December 1, 2019.)
  
Cienfuegos double occupancy: $2,169…. book after 6/1/19 & price is $2,469
Cienfuegos single occupancy: $2,569…. book after 6/1/19 & price is $2,869
 
Cienfuegos + 4 days in Havana double occupancy: $2,819…. book after 6/1/19 & price is $3,194
Cienfuegos + 4 days in Havana single occupancy: $3,219…. book after 6/1/19 & price is $3,594

Yoga class by the ocean in Costa Rica

Your primary guides for this journey

Photo of Rosa in CubaRosa McAllister – Rosa is the co-founder of Networks for Training and Development, Inc. (Networks). While best known for her lifelong involvement in the field of developmental disabilities, Rosa has also studied many wellness modalities. She has used this combined interest to assist many people, including those with disabilities from birth or acquired through accident, age, injury, and illness. Rosa has more recently expanded her work to now also specialize in trauma, anxiety, grief, and hospice work. She is a certified life coach, an Usui and Tibetan Reiki Master, and a Licensed Massage Therapist --- with specialty in acupressure, lomi lomi, cranio-sacral therapy, core zero balancing, polarity therapy, lymphatic drainage, reflexology, Thai massage, herbal healing, yin yoga, sound healing, sacred dance, meditation, and other wellness modalities. Her personal mission is to help others find better ways to live comfortably, in control, in harmony, and in good health…. while striving towards their dreams! Rosa is thrilled to lead another group to Cuba and to assist kindred souls there! To learn more about Rosa and her work, visit www.networksfortraining.org.

Photo of ShoshannaShoshanna Marks – Shoshanna is a multi-trained yoga instructor, in the traditions of Iyengar, Anusara, Vinyasa, and Acro Yoga. Shoshanna has studied with Sianna Sherman, Eduardo Pimentel, Richard Rosen, Katchie Ananda, Rodney Yee, Mary Paffard, and John Friend. She is a health and physical education teacher and a certified wellness coach. Shoshanna is the founder of Cuba Wellness Adventures, which offers custom group retreats and Cuban cultural immersion retreats. More recently, Shoshanna has expanded her work by founding the Las Aguas Fund (in connection with Networks) to support the growth of sustainable wellness practices, wellness entrepreneurs, and yoga training in Cuba. Shoshanna's passion is in exploring how deepening our practices helps open doors to self-knowledge, cultural exchange, positive community, and love. Join Shoshanna as she shares her second home of Cuba with us! To learn more about Shoshanna and her work, visit www.cubawellnessadventures.com.

Along with various Cuban wellness teachers!

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Registration & Payment

Please go to http://cubawellnessadventures.com/register/ to register for this retreat!

A deposit of $375 is required to secure your trip, with full payment required by December 1, 2019. Please go to https://squareup.com/store/cuba-wellness-advenures-llc/item/cuba-wellness-adventures-trip-deposit to secure your deposit.

 

Cuban street art featuring a large image of a heart
Cuban street art