About Yoga and the Blockade Feb 2019


International Yoga Conference invites you to stand against the blockade in peace!

We have practiced yoga in many different places on this beautiful island.   In parks, on roadsides (as above), in museums, clinics, beaches and now in February 7-13, 2019 we invite you to stand in tree pose in front of the empty US Embassy with other international yogis as yogis in solidarity with Cubans against the inhumane embargo that effects every aspect of a Cubans' life and ever more so with the current directions of the Trump administration. This will be part of an exciting event we are planning currently.   

For over 20 years with different groups with different names, we have been working consistently on dissolving the '"blockades" in our hearts and our lives and nourishing an exchange that is supportive to a global yoga commitment to peace.   There have been many well known teachers who have been part of this story and who are being invited now to participate in this event, which will be organized by Malia Everette and her company Altruvistas - www.altruvistas.com  Malia was the main coordinator of a pivotal event in 1999 called Lifting the Embargo on Our Hearts that was brought into being by the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance of the US.   

Yoga Va2 - a group of new yoga teachers who are completing their 675 hour training under the directorship of Jorge Avila and with an international faculty - are creating an amazing program of classes in both Spanish and English with key teachers in this special story, with conferences on issues of yoga and.....diversity, solidarity, climate and ecology, the arts, health and well being, ayurveda.  There will be a full  cultural program for US visitors who can only legally be in Cuba with a full educational program.  However the emphasis will be on yoga, celebration and practicing asana in iconic parts of Habana, the Embassy being an important solidarity event for all.   

Most of the teachers who have been part of this particular yoga story in Cuba, and that we have contacted in Spain, Costa Rica, US, Argentina, are super excited to participate and bring some of their colleagues and students with them.  This will also be an opportunity for visitors to hear and be part of the Cuban yoga world in general and our Yoga Va story in particular. 

Contact us through this web page or through Mary's web page www.maryyoga.com to be alerted of specific details that will be ready by mid June.