Just competed 2 weeks of my first Cuban Yogabeats retreat at the fabulous beachside location of the Tarrara resort!!
A great shout goes out to Cocoa and Pepe and Kika and the rest of the extraordinary crew at the Mahai Yoga centre on the the tropical shoreline of Tarrara just outside of Havana ,it was there that we watched TV all through the night as the news broke across the country that Fidel Castro had died
immediately the island was plunged into an enforced period of mourning where music n alcohol were strictly prohibited
Cuba without its rhythms and music…is kinda like the tears of a clown and walking around Havana during that time felt just like the moment after the circus left town …
The cleaning lady told me …” the Cubans are dying with a music ban ,more so than the (no alcohol enforced ban) and the worst thing is that Real Madrid is playing on the weekend and no one will be able to see it !!!”
But Cuba 🇨🇺 is the place for old fashioned communities where people interact smile cry and closely communicate like we once did so long ago in the west
before our societies became lost in its headlong appetite and lust for an electronic world…. yes do come to Cuba for yoga sunshine rhythms Cuba libras ,cigars and dancing and fine fully functional 50s vintage cars but come to Cuba and you might remember something so fine and old fashionedlike how humans once used to exist together not so very long ago …and yes I am going back there again next year…I really can’t wait 🌴! David Sye