Cuba Restorative Yoga, Meditation, and Jazz Retreat
with Dr. Stephen Redmon and Dr. Eduardo Pimentel
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 us at Mhai Yoga Retreat - the best yoga beach retreat in Cuba at Playas del Este, near Havana, Cuba (www.mhaiyoga.com).*
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.
The previous retreats were SOLD OUT, so reserve your spot TODAY!
* Retreat location is subject to change to ensure the highest level of excellence for the participants.
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.
Eduardo Pimentel, PhD, “The Godfather of Cuban Yoga”
Eduardo Pimentel, ERYT-500, President and Founder of the Cuban Yoga Association (CYA), teacher of over 12,000 students. He began studying yoga in 1971 using a book by Swami Sivananda, and expanded his practice with B.K.S. Iyengar through written correspondence for over 15 years before meeting and training with him in India. He has also trained with Krishna Kaur and Deepak Chopra. He is a registered yoga teacher with the International Yoga Federation.
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, his wife, and the Mhai Yoga staff in Havana and at the Mhai Yoga Retreat. 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.
Sing praise to the Lord
– Psalm 30:4 NKJV
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.
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 hardeegreen.inteletravel.com or by phone at 703-986-0441.
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.
Transformational & Healing Experience
Retreat Costs Include:
- Accommodations at Mhai Yoga Beach Retreat
- 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, Dr. Eduardo Pimentel, 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)
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.
Due to the superb international reputation of Dr. Pimentel and the quality of this yoga retreat location, 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
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.
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
- 2 Letters of Reference
Application must be submitted by February 1, 2021.