Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ICELAND Retreat, September 2015

September 22-27, 2015
Autumn Equinox Full Moon Retreat
Yoga::Herbalism::Art Inspiration

For creatives looking to connect with themselves, Spirit, and Nature, as one in the same, 
under the guidance of 
This retreat will overlap both with our shift into the Autumn season, and the year's most powerful Super (Full) Moon!

As healers and life long friends, we first traveled to this magical land back in 2008. It is a soul home for us and we are honored to be able to share our knowledge of yoga and the plant world coupled with our enthusiasm for this beautiful country!

This retreat is for all looking to tune into their creativity and for nurturing time spent in the Icelandic countryside next to the sea, lava fields, waterfalls, and a high vibrational glacier.

(The  Snaefellsjokull glacier has been a never-ending source of inspiration for poets and artists from around the world. Indeed, more than a few people say they feel a powerful influence from the glacier and consider it to be one of the world’s seven most potent energy sources.)

Fall Color in the moss

The view from our hotel on the Snaefellsnes in the autumn

Snaefellsjokul glacier

Our hotel for the first few nights--
all photos by yours truly

Jenn will lead daily yoga and meditation for all levels of practitioners. We will combine hatha, vinyasa, yin, and mindfulness techniques to bring our attention to our presence in every moment.
This will be Jenn's 7th trip (3rd yoga retreat) to Iceland. It is truly her heart's home and she absolutely adores sharing it with friends new and old.

Steph will guide us through daily learning adventures with the herbal world. We will learn local flora on some hikes and plant walks, and also spend time crafting teas and learning about how to heal ourselves body/mind/spirit through plants.

Limited to 10 people for an intimate energy.

$2,950 per person (airfare not included)

small % of proceeds will be donated to Icelandic Environmental Conservation Group

Included in the price:
- 3 nights in double/twin rooms at Hotel Budir on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
- 2 nights in double/twin rooms at a B&B in Stykkisholmur, on the other side of same peninsula
-5 breakfasts and 5 two-course dinners 
- Daily classes: 1 yoga and 1 herbal class on all days except for the transition travel day
- Iceland transportation: we will have an Icelandic driver/guide 
-entrance and towel to Blue Lagoon

Not included:
Lunches and Food Extras

**We have priced this trip for shared rooms 
(2 friends wanting to share, or a couple). The $2950/person price means rooming with someone. 
If you would like a private single room, the price will increase a bit. Be in touch and I will give you details.

**Non-Refundable Deposits of $1,000 to hold your spot

Fly overnight into Keflavik airport, arriving early morning of Tuesday, 9/22. (We will help you find your flights if needed, but the booking is up to you.)
We will greet you at the airport, have breakfast there and get acquainted before heading to the Blue Lagoon to rejuvenate for a couple hours after travel.
We will head from there straight out to West Iceland (approx. 2 1/2-3 hour journey taking in the beauty of the land) to our gorgeous hotel on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. We will settle in and have a snack, then take time for a welcome meditation/opening ritual and short practice before our first dinner together.
The next 2 days will be spent doing yoga, finding solitude in nature, hiking, sitting in meditation, learning about plants, journaling, eating amazing local food, finding adventure, inspiration and magic with the autumn equinox, breathing deep, connecting with yourself and one another...
Friday morning we then head to the northern tip of the peninsula to Stykkisholmur, where we will move into to a lovely bed and breakfast/apartments. Here we will continue with similar energy. We will get to practice yoga in the amazing Library of Water both days, soak in our own hot tub and/or use the town's wonderful swimming facilities, have more hikes and explorations, and magical classes on plants! Saturday night we will honor the Full Super Moon with ritual. 
On Sunday we will depart for Reykjavik for our last moments together as a group. We will take a special walking tour of the city with the fantastic I heart Reykjavik walking tour! We will have lunch together and will close with a short meditation. At this point you can decide to stay on in Reykjavik to explore on your own (we will help you find lodging before the trip) or we can organize your departure back to the airport.

**Please note that Icelandic weather can be extremely unpredictable. This means our daily activity for hikes or excursions may change last minute if conditions are limited. This is part of the beauty of the land and all participants will need to stay open to this possibility. Thanks!

Please be in touch with any questions or to hold your spot!! 

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