retreat: Mindfulness & Energy
Otros Ojos and EnergiZe Wellness are partnering for an unforgettable week of reflection, exploration, embodiment and culture. Each day is curated to balance meditation and energy medicine workshops with the Cultural immersion and insider access that Otros Ojos is known for.
This retreat is designed for those travelers looking for culture and adventure while learning a new approach to mindful life and traveling. As always, we live in the comfortable unique residences our neighborhood near theaters and music venues that we visit. Workshops and one-on-one sessions will take place in a beautiful home around the corner from all accommodation as well as during excursions, city exploring, escapes to the ocean and in the lush countryside.
April 4 - 11, 2019
DAY 1 / THURSDAY
Get settled in a lovely home in our neighborhood. Gather with the group for introductions, intention setting and grounding. We then head to see art & music at the cultural institution Fabrica.
DAY 2 / FRIDAY
City meditation prior to arts centric city walk and cultural day visiting artists and unique culural spaces in Havana.
DAY 3 / SATURDAY
Salsa Classes and mindful neighborhood walk. Marina visit and water cleanse healing at at a secret city beach club.
DAYS 4 / SUNDAY
Church visit or trips out to Hemingway’s house. Meditation and classes in the afternoon. Evening of experimental theatre and director talk.
DAY 5 / MONDAY
We take a break from Havana and head to the countryside of Viñales for horseback riding, nature bathing and meditation.
DAY 6 / TUESDAY
A relaxing day of beach, yoga and stargazing.
DAY 7 / WEDNESDAY
Back to Havana for meditations and healing panels. Music with community and a farewell dinner.
DAY 8 / FRIDAY
Grounding meditations and closing refections before departing.
Pricing & Details ⌄
- 7 nights
- Intimate group of mindful and curious travelers
- Workshops and meditation paired with local perspective and access
- $2,950 / per person based on double occupancy includes all lodging, meals, activities / entrance fees and transport within Cuba
- $950 deposit to secure your booking by February 1, with the balance due March 1.
- Single room supplement of $240
The Fine Print ⌄
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Lodging in Havana and Viñales in local homes (casa particulares)
- Breakfasts on your own at the Casa where you are staying
- Lunches & Dinners with the group at some of Cuba's best restaurants
- Transportation within Cuba (exclduing late taxis home at night and personal exploration)
- Airport transfers
- Entrance to all cultural venues, concerts and activities
- Tips for musicians, speakers and artists
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
- Airfare to Havana's Jose Marti Airport & visa
- Mandatory travel insurance
- Alcoholic drinks
- Transportation pertaining to personal exploration and late night returns home
Please book flights that land no later than 5pm into Jose Marti Airport in Havana. Our retreat starts at 7pm sharp on Thursday evening at our Turquoise House in Vedado. It is an important gathering to ground the group and get to know one another before heading out to a special evening. You are welcome to land in the morning, drop your bags at your casa and explore on your own until we meet. Some of our guests also choose to fly a day early and we can help with rooms if this is the case.
If you need to cancel your trip with us, we need your cancelation request in writing via email.
- 61+ days prior to departure: full refund (minus the nonrefundable deposit)
- 31 to 60 days prior to departure: 50% refund (minus the nonrefundable deposit)
- 0 to 30 days prior to departure: no refund
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To make sure we are on the same page, and that this trip will meet all that you are looking for, check to see if you fit our first description and not our second!
This trip is for you if...
You are flexible and don't attach to certain outcomes.
You are curious about how different cultures view the world.
You love great food and nice venues, but also appreciate the more exploratory side of traveling.
You enjoy connecting with people and learning their stories.
You can stay up late a few nights in the name of great cultural experiences and good fun.
You are physically fit enough for some long walks, a horseback ride and some bumpy car rides.
Sitting by the side of the road waiting for a flat tire to be changed is an adventure rather than an inconvenience to you.
You are comfortable with contradictions.
This trip is NOT for you IF...
You are interested in seeing rather than engaging with a culture.
You need a set schedule that is adhered to with precision.
You need an early bedtime every night.
Long walks or a horseback ride can feel burdensome.
You are interested in a trip that consists of high-end hotel stays, multiple museum visits and the highest standard of comfort.
You need concise answers when trying to understand a society.
YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW...
Plans in Cuba change for a million different reasons, and this itinerary will shift with those changes. It is one of the most beautiful and frustrating things about the culture, but there is no changing it. We go to great lengths to make sure your trip is fluid, exciting and fun, with few hiccups. But to experience Cuba is to experience change (and a flat tire every once in awhile).
This trip adheres to the U.S. Government Support of the Cuban People Licensed Trips and you will be given all documentation necessary for legal travel to Cuba.
Otros Ojos is part of TwelveTwelve Projects LLC. By coming with us on this trip, you understand that all activities are voluntary and neither Otros Ojos nor TwelveTwelve Projects is liable for your choices.