December 10-17, 2022
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.
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, Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT (Certified, International Association of Yoga Therapist) 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. Dr. Redmon organized and led a Cuba Retreat exploratory team to Havana, Cuba in December 2016. 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 July 1, 2022. Exceptions may be discussed if travel is restricted due to COVID-19 or the pandemic. This trip may be rescheduled due to health related issues.
As of February 2022, airfare to Havana, Cuba from US cities on the East Coast range from $500-$650 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.
Coordinate with Dr. Redmon for suggestions on the best airline prices and selected travel agents.
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 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)
A non-refundable transferable deposit of $500 per person is due at registration to reserve a slot.
Balance/Full payment is due by July 1, 2022.
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.
There is no cost to be placed on the waiting list; however, if space becomes available, participants must be prepared to pay the full cost of the retreat on or before the deadline. If you are selected to join the trip after the deadline for full payment, you will need to make payment 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 March 15, 2022.