Project Description

Date: January 25-31st, 2018

Location: Cuba

Skill Level: All Levels **

**This retreat is suitable for all levels. We will be incorporating mindful movement, visualization, breath work and key beneficial exercises into each climbing day to maximize your performance, make you more comfortable on the rock and improve your climbing experience overall.

**We can arrange guided rock climbing days for people at an additional cost.

Details:

Join us in colorful Cuba for a seven day climbing and yoga retreat.

Cuba is a magical place, where time slows down and you can let go of worries and just relax into the present moment. Amazing cultural experiences, dancing, remote beaches, turquoise waters, limestone sport climbing…this is an adventure of a lifetime.

Havana: Immerse yourself in a city where art is bursting at the seams, the rhythms of salsa flow through the streets and the laughter and lively energy of the Cuban people is contagious. We will wander the coblestone streets, admire the well worn beauty of this old spanish city, dance, laugh, eat amazing food, stroll along the old sea wall, known as the malecon, curving itself around the city.

Vinales: Enjoy the relaxed energy of this small quaint country town surounded by limestone. We will wander each day through tobaco plantations, cute colorful homes, past horses, pigs and chickens as we stroll to the climbing. During our time in Vinales we will visit remote beaches with turquoise waters and experience the amazing limestone sport climbing.

This is an adventure of a lifetime.

This retreat is a chance to be taken care of in an exotic and unique cultural landscape: experience the culture of Cuba, connect with like minded individuals, explore the limestone climbing of Vinales, connect to nature and with yourself, breath, eat amazing food, push yourself (if you like), explore and recharge. We will be working on skills throughout this retreat to improve your climbing, become more grounded and just be a happier human.

What to Expect:

Our trip will include

    • 6 nights accommodations in Casas particulares.
    • 6 breakfasts
    • 4 Dinners (this allows 2 nights out for people, one night in Havana and one in Vinales)
    • Daily yoga and meditation practice
    • 1 massage class
    • 6 Guided Yoga Classes
    • Daily Climbing Outings while in Vinales. We will tour you to the best crags that Cuba has to offer and be incorporating mindful movement and breath work into our climbing days.
    • 2 x Dance Classes
    • One Dinner with live Cuban performance
    • Beach Excursion
    • Tour of Havana
    • There will also be plenty of time to explore on your own

    Our Staff:

    Anibal Fernandez – Anibal was born and raised in Havana and knows the city inside and out. He was one of the original developers of the Cuban climbing. He began the climbing movement and has established many of the climbing routes in Vinales. We will also be staying with his mother Esther in her beautiful Casas particulare.

    Dale Remsberg- AMGA/IFMGA certified guide – A phenomenal guide who is known for taking individuals to the next level of their climbing. His passion and enthusiasm is contagious.

    Heidi Wirtz (me) – Professional Climber for The North Face, Climbing Guide for over 15 years and Yoga teacher for over 15 years. I work with people to get them back into the flow state and help them realize that this is a natural state of our being. We will work on the mat and on the wall to help us grow and develop.

Cuisine:

We will be eating local Cuban food on the healthier side. Expect big breakfasts with fresh fruit, smoothies, eggs, fresh baked bread, Cuban coffee and tea. Dinners will be customary Cuban; black beans, rice, plantains, fresh organic vegetable and salads, meats and cheeses. Cuba is 98% organic in its agriculture. If you have any dietary restrictions we can accommodate these easily if we know ahead of time.

Accommodations:

We will be staying with locals in Casas particulares.

 

Cost:

Early Bird Pricing –  going on now until October 1st!: $2249 (before October 1st)

$2599– $2249 – please see below for package details

Full Price: $2499 (after October 1st)

* $450 non refundable deposit

Includes:

  • 6 nights accommodations in Casas particulares.
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners (this allows 2 nights out for people, one night in Havana and one in Vinales)
  • Daily yoga and meditation practice
  • 1 massage class
  • 6 Guided Yoga Classes
  • Daily Climbing Outings while in Vinales. We will tour you to the best crags that Cuba has to offer and be incorporating mindful movement and breath work into our climbing days.
  • 2 x Dance Classes
  • One Dinner with live Cuban performance
  • Beach Excursion
  • Tour of Havana
  • There will also be plenty of time to explore on your own

Not Included:

  • Transportation to Cuba
  • Transportation to the retreat location
  • 2 nights meals on your own so you can check out the local restaurants. Typically quite affordable.
  • Alcohol
  • Additional Activities