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Thai Massage Course and Cultural Immersion in Cuba

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Get an international certificate from Thailand Level 1& 2

Yalorde Yoga together with the Schauer Thai Massage School has prepared an (Ministry of Health Thailand) certified retreat-course to the most beautiful island in the Caribbean: Cuba.

During this trip, you will discover the real Cuba accompanied by the Cuban expert Ludisis Mones, who will make you feel like one more local.

Everyone can join, learn and receive the health benefits of this “Healing Ancient Thai Massage Technique Course” while immersing in the authentic Cuban Culture.

Tradition tells us that the Thai Massage technique was given to the world by a physician in India who was a contemporary of the Buddha named Shivago Komarpaj.

This course is for yoga teachers and practitioners, therapists, aspirants, and wellness enthusiasts, basically for everyone who wants to make their vision a reality.

Dance Cuban Salsa, drive along the malecón, try delicious Mojitos, meet locals, and walk away with a Thai International Massage certificate in your hand!

Our approved by the NCBTMB (USA) as a continuing education approved provider.

With Love,

Ludisis Mones

1450 Dec. 25th 2024 - Jan. 1st 2025
  • international certificate
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • full time local cuban guide
  • private transportation
  • Custom-made itinerary
  • small group of participants
Course Itinerary
  • Arrival in Havana.
  • Check-in at our Casa Particular
  • Briefing.
  • Today the classes of your certified Thai Yoga Massage course Level 1 will begin.
  • Wai Khru ceremony and Introduction to Nuad Bo-Rarn Thai massage.
  • Thai Massage Course Time: Warming up the body and foot massage.
  • Free time.
  • Enjoy a local breakfast at our Casa Particular.
  • Practice/demonstration.
  • Lunch break.
  • SEN energy lines of the leg.
  • The Nine “W” Keys of Nuad Bo – Rarn Thai massage.
  • Leg massage and stretching.
  • Daily mantra and practice.
  • Havana guided Walking Tour with the local Ludisis.
  • Breakfast.
  • Thai Massage Course: Abdomen (Hara) and chest massage.
  • 9 W Keys of Thai massage.
  • Abdomen (Hara) and chest massage.
  • Lunch Time.
  • Arm, hand, shoulder, neck, head, and Face Massage.
  • Practice/demonstration.
  • Practice and daily mantra.
  • Free time.
  • Breakfast.
  • Thai massage Course: Practice and daily mantra.
  • The Six, of Nuad Bo-Rarn Thai Massage.
  • 6 points + 1 of Thai massage.
  • preparing for exam.
  • Practice and daily mantra.
  • Free time.
  • Breakfast.
  • Examination – Student A massages student B.
  • Lunch and break.
  • Pressure evaluation and comments from the examiner.
  • Examination – Student B repeats skill assessment on student A.
  • Lunch and free time to explore Havana.
  • Breakfast.
  • Thai massage Course: Practice and daily mantra.
  • Side position.
  • Free Time.
  • Lunch in Havana.
  • Afro Cuban Workshop and Cuban dances Classes in Havana.
  • Free Time to enjoy Havana by yourself.
  • Breakfast at Casa Particular in Havana.
  • Thai massage Course: Prone position – facing down.
  • Free time.
  • Breakfast at Casa Particular in Havana.
  • Thai massage Course: sitting position.
  • practiciting and daily mantra.
  • Free time.
  • Breakfast.
  • Examination – Student A massages student B.
  • break.
  • Pressure evaluation and comments from the examiner.
  • Examination – Student B repeats skill assessment on student A.
  • Cuban Style Graduation Ceremony!
  • Airport Transfer.
  • Good Bye Cuba!
Participants Reviews
Darlene Waltington
Darlene Waltington
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Spent my birthday vacation in Havana with Yalorde Yoga. #BestBirthdayEver!!!
Burnetta Gipson
Burnetta Gipson
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The 7 Day Cuba Retreat with Yalorde Yoga was one of my best vacations. Ludisis was awesome and perfectly planned our experience to include all aspects of the Cuban culture. Yoga on the beach was a great way to end our day! If you are looking for the perfect retreat I highly recommend Yalorde -Yoga.
Sarah M
Sarah M
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Ludisis, you are so sweet and I appreciate all the special treatment and all the care and detail you put into our trip to make it so special. I will never forget how wonderful it was. Thank you so much you are so amazing! I talked about you the entire way home. My husband has heard nothing but how amazing Ludisis is!!! Gracias to you and your family and all the wonderful people who helped to make our trip so wonderful. I greatly appreciate everything you did. It was truly amazing.
Patricia Joseph
Patricia Joseph
Washinton DC
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My Cuban Yoga Retreat was AMAZING!!! I’ve told everyone what an incredible experience we had! I’m hoping to be able to go again next year!!
Laurinda Cameron
Laurinda Cameron
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This was the best retreat ever! We did everything…walked, danced, rode horses, hiked, explored, painted, toured, eat the best foods, fun, and excitement

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Retreat Description

Our journey begins in Havana, a city of contrasts, colors, and happy people. Get ready to explore the places that only a local knows, eat typical food, and dance Salsa with locals.

This retreat-course offers 2 benefits in 1. You will learn Thai Massage and get to know Cuba inside and out at the same time.

Guenther Schauer will be your Thai Massage teacher. Guenther has more than 25 years of experience in the world of massage and is passionate about teaching this ancient technique that dates back more than 2500 years. In addition he is holder of a Thai Massage licence and treating pregnant women.

At the end of the course, you will have an exam in which you can show the knowledge you have learned. You will return home with an international certificate sent from Thailand and with the satisfaction of having explored Cuba with a Cuban.

Guenther Schauer, a certified Thai massage instructor, educated at ITM & Watpo Thailand, one of the most prestigious Thai massage training schools will be the one to teach the course and examine the participants.

Guenther will teach the concepts of meridians, energy lines or Sen, Yin and Yang, the practical aspects such as stretching, acupressure points, proper use of body weight and techniques with thumbs, palms, elbows, and feet.

You will learn the basics of a Thai professional massage or the Nuad Bo-Rarn practice and upon completing the course you will receive an international certification issued directly by ITM Thailand Massage School.

After finishing this course, you will know how to:

  • Perform an effective up to 3 hours of Thai massage

You will learn the foundation of a professional Thai Massage or Nuad Boran practice.

Nuad Bo – Rarn means “Ancient Massage” and this Thai Massage is beneficial to an extraordinarily wide range of people. Because of its effectiveness in inducing deep rest and relaxation.

It is beneficial to anyone in need of stress reduction or stress-related disorders.

With its unique use of stretching movements, it is useful for everyone who would benefit from increased flexibility. The combination of these attributes places Nuad Bo – Rarn Thai Massage in a unique position as a healing therapy.

Taking this course will change the way you take care of your health and increase healthy habits in your life.

In the course, a brief history, the nine keys, ethics, and methods will be taught. Also, six points like yoga, acupressure, meditation, exercise, reflexology, and healing arts will be explained.

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Trip Facts
What is included?
What is not included?

Summary Of Travel Times:

  • José Martí International Airport to Casa Particular – 35 minutes
Itinerary Disclaimer:
Ludisis creates each retreat with a lot of love and dedication, as a Cuban she knows that Cuba has a lot to offer its visitors. In our itinerary, you will find the order and organization of the activities to know what you will do during the retreat. However, it can change and each activity will have the flexibility and will adapt to local times and situations. Also, travel times listed are approximations only and are subject to variation due to local circumstances. Thank you for trusting Yalorde Yoga to discover Cuba!

Cancelation Policy:

  • 100% deposit refund for cancellation 1+ days before retreat start date.
  • 50% deposit refund for cancellation 1-0 days before retreat start date.
  • 0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-0 days before the retreat start date.

Remaining Payment:

  • The remaining balance is due upon arrival.
  • If paid at the time of booking, a full refund of the remaining balance is available up to the day before your retreat start date.
Questions & Anwsers

Notice for travelers in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter Cuba.
  • All travelers must carry a COVID-19 negative RT-PCR certification, carried out no more than 72 hours before traveling, in a certified laboratory, in the country of origin. and a vaccination certificate.
  • Children under 12 years of age, regardless of their nationality, upon arrival in Cuba, will be exempt from presenting a vaccination schedule or RT-PCR test.
  • When boarding the flight at origin, airlines will require their passengers to provide evidence of a vaccination scheme, and a negative RT-PCR test applied within 72 hours beforehand.

This tour complies with the general license category “Support for Cuban People” for individuals (515.574).

The tour provides the basis and support for your compliance with the law. Our tours are original and tailor made. A cuban plan them, and a cuban run it.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance preparing your visa (also called Travelcard).   

While the weather can’t be predicted, it’s usually nice and sunny in Cuba.

June, July, and August are the hottest months.

Tropical showers usually come through in August – November, but they usually pass quickly.

They leave clear blue skies, lots of warm weather, and sunshine.

A part of the proceeds of this retreat is used to support the children of the local community in Havana.

If you wish, you can contribute with donations that you can personally deliver to the children and families most in need in Havana. 

The electrical supply in Cuba is 110 volts / 50 cycles standard, and all appliances use flat, two-pronged plugs (like the ones used in the US and Canada).

We recommend bringing adaptors and converters with you if your appliances don’t use 110 volts or flat, two-pronged plugs. 

• Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
• Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
• Passport (required) (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
• Vouchers and pre-departure information (required).

Health & Safety:
• Face masks (required)
• Hand sanitizer (required)
• Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
• Rubber gloves

Warm Weather:
• Sandals/flip-flops
• Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
• Sun hat/bandana
• Swimwear

• Binoculars (optional)
• Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
• Cash, credit and debit cards
• Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
• Ear plugs
• First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
• Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
• Fleece top/sweater
• Footwear
• Hat
• Locks for bags
• Long pants/jeans
• Moneybelt
• Outlet adapter
• Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
• Reusable water bottle
• Shirts/t-shirts
• Sleepwear
• Small travel towel
• Sunglasses
• Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
• Watch and alarm clock
• Waterproof backpack cover
• Windproof rain jacket

Fly to Havana Jose Marti Airport Cuba (HAV) and you will be greeted by Ludisis at the airport.​ 

This tour complies with the general license category “Support for Cuban People” for individuals (515.574).

The tour provides the basis and support for your compliance with the law. Special arrangements may be available for travelers who prefer to travel under the “People to People” category.

Our tours are original and tailor-made. A Cuban plans them, and a Cuban runs it.

Americans can actually join any of our Cuba tours, as long as they take the steps to fulfill the requirements for legal travel to Cuba.

This involves traveling to Cuba in a way that satisfies conditions for a general license for Cuba. We recommend you to travel under the category: “Support to the Cuban people”.

Our retreats have a full itinerary of cultural activities included and use services that support private locally owned businesses in Cuba.

Having a full schedule of tour activities included, as well as most meals, these tours represent an alternative to our original style Cuba tours which involve only essential inclusions, and mostly free time at each destination in Cuba.

The currency in Cuba is the Cuban Peso (CUP).

We do not recommend you bring travellers cheques, as it is very difficult to exchange them in Cuba.

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers.

Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.

You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that quite often we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. When selecting your trip please carefully read the brochure and itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. 


Reserve your spot - Only after receiving our confirmation will your place in the retreat be assured. Please wait for our confirmation email.