April 24-29, 2019



Below is a list of daily activities that are included throughout the trip.

About DJ Townsel - @dade2shelby

Derrick "DJ" Townsel, a former NFL athlete, is now an Orlando-based personal trainer, health coach, and yoga instructor. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Derrick was extremely athletic throughout his childhood and adolescence. His God given talent compelled with all of his hard work and tenacity propelled him to a full scholarship playing football at Murray State University as a 4-year starter, and then on to the NFL with the Houston Texans from 2010-2011. Following his time with the Houston Texans, 2 other NFL organizations and 2 other professional leagues (AFL and CFL), Derrick found his passion helping others realize their physical and mental potential through personal training. 

Inspired by amazing individuals on Instagram, Derrick began practicing yoga in 2012. Not entirely comfortable practicing in public at the time, Derrick became a self-taught yogi in the middle of his living room. He followed online sessions and studied the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects and history of yoga. Derrick has now become an inspiration to thousands who didn't think a passion for fitness or yoga could be a possibility for them, mainly men and people of color. Derrick is now a sought-after 200-Hour Certified Yoga Instructor, Acrobatic Yoga Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, and Level 2 WCO Calisthenics Instructor in Central Florida. Channeling his West Indian ancestry, always listening to Bob Marley while he practices yoga, and his
signature crown of locked hair, Derrick has become known to the yoga community as the "Rasta Yogi". Remembering where he was born (Miami, FL) and where he spent 6 years of his adolescence (Memphis, TN), Derrick Townsel uses the name "Dade2Shelby" to always remind him of where his journey started.


Learn More...

If you want to learn more about DJ follow him on   Instagram.

Visiting Cuba with DJ

Experience Culture, Cuisine, & Yoga with DJ Townsel. You will stay in Cuba’s historic capital city, Havana and participate in a day trip to the rural town of Viñales, known for incredible views and beautiful organic farms. DJ Townsel will offer daily yoga classes, that are open to participants at all levels. Our team will be by your side to assist you for the duration of your Cuban cultural adventure. Throughout the trip, you will be accompanied by a knowledgable professional Cuban guide. Cuban Cultural trips provides private transportation, lodging in a casa particular (Cuban style B&B accommodations), daily ground transportation, incredible meals at the top private restaurants in Cuba and many more meaningful experiences.

Trip Dates

April 24-29, 2019

Registration Deadline:

January 25, 2019


See what our clients say about booking a trip to Cuba with Cuban Cultural Trips!

  •   My day excursion to Havana was terrific thanks to Santiago and his tour company Havana Inside Group. Santiago picked us up from the cruise port on August 29 as scheduled and put us into a limo version of a Dodge Coronet, the first of many...More

    thumb NewYorkBiscuit

      What an amazing trip spent with a group of friends and with our own personal tour guide, named Santiago from Cuban Cultural Trips. The tour was customized to our needs, and we saw a lot more than I could ever imagine, from Old to New...More

    thumb Happiness708378

      I went on a 5 day yoga tour with Cuban Cultural Trips. Jason was so prompt in all of his communications prior to the trip, he made me feel very supported and safe. This trip itself was AMAZING. Cuba is gorgeous and all the people...More

    thumb mmetelica
  •   We lucked into finding Cuban Cultural Trips for our recent exploration of Cuba. We were a group of six women who are experienced travelers and didn't want to feel locked into a formulated tour. This company was super accommodating in creating an itinerary that fit...More

    thumb LoriM1539

      Our group of 6 had an amazing trip in Cuba, thanks to Cuban Cultural Trips. We were able to see so much that we would not have found on our own. It was a truly unforgettable experience. Everything was taken care of from airport transfers,...More

    thumb JetSetter422

      Four family adults were met at the Port of Havana by a highly knowledgeable, English-speaking guide and driver who spent two full days with us, which maximized our limited time off a cruise ship. This was a very efficient and complete way to tour Havana,...More

    thumb AES53
  •   Very personable, well-informed guide and helpful crew. Wide range of sites/attractions visited: historic, literary, artistic/musical, political, scenic, agricultural. Got to meet farmers, academics, artisans, teachers, cigar makers; a good mix of working people. Enjoyable as well as educational.

    thumb Jack S

      Havana is a very interesting, historic and exciting city, but even for our family's third visit in one year, I would highly recommend touring with Cuban Cultural Trips to maximize your experience. Jason and Santiago make it a top priority to customize your travels to...More

    thumb AES53

      Our six-days, five-nights in Cuba was even more wonderful than Cuban Cultural Trips and Jason Reis promised ! The trip started well-ahead of time with a detailed itinerary and travel FAQs. We were well-prepared. Everything was methodically planned and executed...and included. From the moment we...More

    thumb floridiantourist
  •   Cuba was an unforgettable & positive travel experience. Our English speaking guides were well-educated, caring, energetic & fun. The private B&Bs (they refer to them as a CASA) were clean & comfortable. The food was really good -especially the fresh fruit & seafood. Our transportation...More

    thumb Gloria N

      We lucked into finding Cuban Cultural Trips for our recent exploration of Cuba. We were a group of six women who are experienced travelers and didn't want to feel locked into a formulated tour. This company was super accommodating in creating an itinerary that fit...More

    thumb Lorenejr

      Had an incredible trip. I’m not an “organized tour” type of traveller, but I would not have had the incredible experience I had, had I not done this tour!! I can’t recommend Cuban Cultural Trips and Jason Reis enough. The itinerary was phenomenal, the food...More

    thumb melroll

Drop us a line or give us a call with any questions.
We are here to help! 1.800.891.5844


Cuban Cultural Trips
350 Crown Oak Centre Drive
Longwood, FL 32750
P: 1-800-891-5844
E: info@cctrips.com

Please enter an Access Token on the Instagram Feed plugin Settings page.

Copyright 2019 Cuban Cultural Trips, Inc. © All Rights Reserved