Cuba Restorative Yoga, Meditation, and Jazz Retreat
with Dr. Stephen Redmon

December 11-18, 2021

Breathe deeply and close your eyes. Imagine yourself strolling the pristine pearl white sand beaches of an island paradise. You are feeling at ease and rejuvenated as you reconnect with your higher self. If this scene has captured you, join Nomder Yoga in  Havana, Cuba at a private waterfront villa.

The Cuba Restorative Yoga, Meditation, and Jazz Retreat has personalized yoga options, healthy organic food, warm weather, pristine sands, and crystal clear water in an idyllic setting for relaxation, rejuvenation, restoration, and healing with yoga, meditation, fresh organic food, and wonderful people.

The focus of this retreat is on providing a world-class quality health and wellness experience for about 12-15 people.

This year's retreat is SOLD OUT!

If you are still interested in the possibility of joining us, please sign up below for the waiting list.
By signing up, you will also receive further additional informaiton about future trips.


The schedule will include several new excursions, activities, and options to ensure that returning participants enjoy a new experience and expand their knowledge.

Stephen T. Redmon, PhD, JD, ERYT-500

Stephen T Redmon, PhD, JD, ERYT-500 (Kripalu) & YACEP, IAYT (completion fall 2021) and founder of Nomder Yoga. He was born and raised in NYC. Stephen is a Holistic-Therapeutic Lawyer who served in the Army and federal government for over 30 years. He uses a variety of trauma-informed yoga and meditation paths to humbly and compassionately serve people seeking improved wellness and health while coping with life challenges such as trauma, addiction, tension, and stress. Stephen is a non-judging Christian who uses an evidence-based, open-minded, customized, universal love approach to meet individual and group needs to improve wellness and achieve optimal performance. He is an endurance athlete and distance runner who serves people in many local, national, and international settings. Read more about Stephen on the Kripalu website.

From Vision to Reality

The vision, concept, and planning for this retreat began in about January 2016 when Dr. Stephen Redmon researched the history of yoga in Cuba and began communicating with Dr. Pimentel and his staff. Dr. Redmon organized and led a Cuba Retreat exploratory team to Havana, Cuba in December 2016 and met with Dr. Pimentel and his wife. Nomder Yoga has been returning annually for this transformational retreat.

Nomder Retreats has also expanded to Sierra Leone, West Africa. Contact Dr. Redmon directly for more information.

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Sing praise to the Lord

– Psalm 30:4 NKJV


Single Occupancy

per person

Double Occupancy

per person

Note: Each participant is responsible for all round-trip flight and visa from their home airport to Havana, Cuba (HAV). We will offer only recommendations for flights on one of several airlines going to Cuba from the US.

* $500 Non-refundable transferable deposit is required at registration. Payment in full is due by September 1, 2021. Exceptions will be made for COVID-19 related cancellations. If travel is restricted due to the pandemic, this trip will be rescheduled.

This year's retreat is SOLD OUT!

If you are still interested in the possibility of joining us, please sign up below for the waiting list.
By signing up, you will also receive further additional informaiton about future trips.



As of November 2020, airfare to Havana, Cuba from US cities on the East Coast range from $350-$500 roundtrip. Airfare varies depending on point of origin and airline. We recommend you begin researching and purchase your tickets soon as you register to secure the best fares.

If you need additional assistance in coordinating air travel, please contact H&P Travel Professional, Hardee Green by visiting or by phone at 703-986-0441.

Contact Dr. Redmon with any of your travel questions.

Travel Visa

Dr. Redmon will be available to personally assist you in the visa process. He is also available to suggest flights and other travel arrangements. Contact him with your questions.

Click here for more travel information from the U S Embassy.

Transformational & Healing Experience

Retreat Costs Include:

  • Accommodations at a private waterfront villa
  •  2- 3 daily freshly prepared organic – locally prepared meals (vegan & vegetarian options available for all meals)
  • unlimited coffee, tea, & smoothies
  • Daily Yoga classes (personalized options)
  • 1 daily yoga class lead by Dr. Stephen Redmon, and/or guest faculty
    (individual yoga sessions available at additional reasonable cost)
  • closing evening event with live music, meaningful interactions with Cuban people, and a healthy, restorative, healing, and re-energizing experience.

  • Guided tours of Old Havana with a meal
  • Cross cultural day
  • Sand Mandala Workshop
  • Cuban Entrepreneurship Workshop
  • Salsa Dance Class
  • Afro-Cuban Dance workshop
  • Organoponico Red Soil Farm Excursion (farm produces organic food, medicinal, aromatic, & spiritual plants)
    *TBD or similar excursion for the purpose of optimizing rural and suburban experiences, engagement, and people-to-people communication with the wonderful Cuban people
  • Las Terrazas excursion (UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with hiking, swimming, lagoon swimming, & other activities)


Reservation Deposit

A non-refundable transferable deposit of $500 per person is due at registration to reserve a slot.

Balance/Full payment is due by September 1, 2021.

Waiting List

Due to the quality and high demand of this yoga retreat, a waiting list will be maintained for people who attempt to register after the retreat slots are filled.  We will begin contacting people on the waiting list on or before July 1, 2021 if retreat slots become available.

There is no cost to be placed on the waiting list; however, if space becomes available, if it is prior to September 1, 2021  you will need a non-refundable transferable deposit of $500 with the full payment due on September 1, 2021. If space becomes available after September 1, 2021, you will need to pay for your registration in full upon registration.

Military & Veterans Discount

10% Discount

for Active-Duty Military, Veterans, and immediate military/veteran family members.

Please submit proof of military status through the form at the right. Once we receive this, we will be in contact with you for next steps in registering for the retreat.

$500 deposit is required to reserve your spot. The 10% will be deducted from the total price of the retreat.

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Partial scholarships are available based on financial need and a demonstrated record of community service. To apply, please include:

  • Cover Letter, including why you are seeking a partial scholarship and details about your community service
  • Resume
  • 2 Letters of Reference

Apply for a Retreat Scholarship

Application must be submitted by February 1, 2021.

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This year's retreat is SOLD OUT!

If you are still interested in the possibility of joining us, please sign up below for the waiting list. By signing up, you will also receive further additional informaiton about future trips.


Havana Jazz Experience

We will be going on at least one optional excursion to experience the rich jazz culture of Havana. Venues may include Jazz Club La Zorra y el Cuervo, Jazz Cafe, El Gato Tuerto, or Quinta y 16. We may arrange optional excursions if available to enjoy jazz by top international and Cuban musicians.


For additional questions or reservation assistance, please click here to email Dr. Stephen T. Redmon