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The growth of yoga in Cuba is largely the work of one man, Eduardo Pimentel. He is the president and Founder of the non-governmental, Cuban Yoga Association (CYA).
Eduardo Pimentel began his yoga journey in 1971, studying from a book by Swami Sivananda. He furthered his yoga studies in both India and the United States and embarked on his teaching career in 1980. He is a registered yoga teacher by the International Yoga Federation. His most influential teacher has been B.K.S. Iyengar. For over 15 years Pimentel and Iyengar exchanged letters to one another before finally meeting in India.
Eduardo Pimentel has trained more than 12,000 yoga practitioners while aiming to develop a prominent Vipassana community in Havana. Eduardo has taught many Cubans about yoga and has even been featured on national television.
Intelligent, playful, and heart-based is how Bita describes her approach to yoga. Emphasizing awareness, breath, core principles, and alignment, Bita integrates these techniques in both movement and in stillness providing access to our true nature. Cultivating a sacred space to open the body, free the mind, and connect with spirit, she aspires to ignite the magic of our existence and the bliss of living this presence. Bita’s classes offer down to earth yogic techniques along with ways to incorporate them into our daily lives to help minimize stress, heal our bodies, and heal and focus our minds. Self-transformation and awakening within has guided Bita to teach from a place of love, respect and integrity. Having studied many different yoga styles, Bita teaches these practices along with meditation to all levels of students in the Maryland/ DC area. In addition to her 500hr ERYT certification, Bita holds a Doctorate in Medicine.
Moses Brown is a Certified Yoga Teacher who has been teaching throughout Maryland since 1991. He also leads Yoga Teacher Trainings and Yoga Immersion Programs where his teachings create an approach that is physically dynamic, mentally stimulating, and therapeutic. Moses brings focus, concentration, and mindfulness to his classes, weaving them together with playfulness, joy and FUN! He began his studies in 1988 in both Iyengar and Anusara methods and continues his studies in Yoga Asana, Philosophy and Meditation. Moses teaches all levels of students from beginner to more advanced at The Yoga Center of Columbia, Potomac Yoga and Willow Street Yoga Center, all in the state of Maryland.
• All US airport and airline taxes
• Cuban visa fee (if Cuban born, additional fees apply)
This trip is organized by Cultural Contrast LLC under an OFAC people-to-people license. This travel consists of a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities that will result in meaningful interaction between the travelers and individuals in Cuba.
Licensed Travel To Cuba!
With over 25 years of Cuba travel experience, Cultural Contrast has the experience to make your travel easy. Legal travel to Cuba is possible with a qualified, licensed group. We organize licensed travel for all types of groups from around the US. Call us today to learn about our upcoming trips, or to discuss a trip for your group!