• 6 Nights accommodation double occupancy
•Daily yoga classes
• All breakfasts & 5 dinners
•The Blue Lagoon experience
•Golden Circle tour
• South Coast tour
•Free Airport transfers
The Retreat takes place in 2 different locations: Reykjavik and the Whale Fjord . We will spend the first 3 nights in Reykjavik, and though it is the country's capital, it is far from a whirlwind metropolis. Few skyscrapers grace the skyline, traffic jams are rare and faces are familiar. But don't be deceived, a steady beat of energy and events keeps the city alive and pulsing with excitement. Reykjavík is a city of bold contrasts: it is both cosmopolitan and small-town, vibrant and sophisticated, young-at-heart and yet full of history.
There are many monuments, both new and old, are worth visiting, including the newly built oceanfront music and conference center, Harpa. Luckily, everything in Reykjavík is close by and the city is perhaps best explored on foot or by bike. For the last part of the retreat we will stay in the countryside, surrounded by nature overlooking the stunning 'Hvalfjordur' ('Whale Fjord'). It is a great place from which to view the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). From there it is easy to explore Iceland’s numerous waterfalls, glaciers, geothermals and geology.
$3365 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL before May 31st 2017- $3665 thereafter
Incorporating traditional elements of both Astanga and Iyengar yoga, Ari’s classes promote precision and efficiency of movement, and demand a willingness to examine and redefine one’s own habitual movement patterns. Each class makes evident Ari’s passion for physical expression as a gateway to access the innermost aspect of our being. Through the grace of the movements of the physical body, it is his hope that each student can imbue the same sense of grace and peace within. In the spirit of old hermetic adage: As above, so below; as within, so without.
Noah’s teaching has its roots in yoga but is not bound by tradition: Sometimes fluid, always informative. We will look at the geometric alignment of the body and the possibilities that arise in one’s movement by correcting body mechanics and introducing old and new movement patterns. Noah’s work is informed by intense study of music, meditation, breath work, diet, and numerous movement modalities (including: Yoga-Asana, Acrobatics, Gymnastics, various martial arts, Ballet, and WeightLifting). Noah has worked closely with yoga teachers of various styles (Katonah, Prana Flow, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Anusara, Ashtanga, Acro-Yoga), spanning well over a decade. Having experienced severe rheumatism and a full recovery from the debilitating disease, he also brings first-hand knowledge of moving through physical and mental challenges.
Noah is the cofounder (with Emile Sorger of www.mysticalphysical.com) of Philly's most talked about new studio The Yoga & Movement Sanctuary!
The hotel in Reykjavik is one of the great hotels of the country and is part of the Icelandair Hotel family. It's style is cool Scandinavian chic and has amenities that include 24-hour room service, a gym, spa and gourmet restaurant. Light-filled rooms and comfortable beds await you.
Our second location, in the
countryside has spectacular views over Whale fjord and the surrounding mountains. Each small villa hosts 4 people in 2 bedrooms, with a shared living room and bathroom. They also feature their own natural geothermal hot tubs outside on the veranda. Also offered are executive suites with ensuite bathrooms in the main hotel for those that would prefer a private room. The main hotel has large geothermal outdoor tubs to soak in under the stars.
2 Yoga Spaces
We will use the spacious main conference rooms in each location, both with wooden floors throughout and an excellent sound system. Each space will have blocks, blankets and yoga belts for your use.
The most important ingredient in Icelandic cuisine is location. Iceland is blessed with an abundance of fresh water, clean nature and fertile fishing grounds, while geothermal energy makes it possible to supply a year-round offering of fresh vegetables, grown locally in organic greenhouses.
In the past few years, Iceland has emerged
as one of Europe's most dynamic
gastronomic destinations, full of exciting
places to taste thrilling new recipes. Chefs
create modern dishes with traditional
ingredients, influenced by the philosophy of
the New Nordic Cuisine, where freshness and local seasonal ingredients play a vital role.
The TOURS & ACTIVITIES
Iceland is a country of extreme contrasts. Widely known as "The Land of Fire and Ice", it is home to both some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the most active volcanoes in the world. Iceland is also the land of light and darkness, where long summer days of nearly 24-hours of sunlight are offset by short winter days.
The Blue Lagoon Experience
No trip to Iceland is complete without a visit to the Blue Lagoon. Set in the surreal surroundings of an ancient lava field on the Reykjanes peninsula, this geothermal wonder is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. It features the Lagoon, several saunas, a healthy restaurant and various spa treatment options.
The South Coast Tour
The vast expanse of Iceland’s southern coastal plain boasts an impressive landscape that includes snow-capped glaciers, which meet the sea and some of the country’s most powerful rivers. The first stop is the waterfall Seljalandsfoss, which is set against the backdrop of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. This is followed by the waterfall Skógarfoss and a visit to the Folk Museum at Skógar.
The trip then continues east, past the towering mass of Mýrdalsjökull glacier to Vík, Iceland’s southernmost village. And what better way to round off a busy day than with a seafood banquet at local restaurant Víkurskáli, washed down with beer and Icelandic schnapps–“brennivín”–before returning to Reykjavík.
The Golden Triangle Tour
As its title suggests, this comprehensive tour covers all the major attractions of southwest Iceland, beginning with a drive to the national park and former parliament site at Thingvellir and continuing through the mountains to the area around the lake Laugarvatn, known for its high level of seismic activity.
Next stop is Geysir, the world’s most famous hot spring, and Strokkur, its smaller neighbor, which erupts in a spectacular display of blue water every few minutes.
The trip then continues to Gullfoss, the Queen of Icelandic waterfalls, and finishes in Skálholt, a historically significant site dating back to the middle.
Blue Lagoon Natural hot springs
Day of Exploring Reykjavik & a night out in Reykjavik
Travel to Glymur and go whale watching
Hike to Glymur waterfall - The waterfall Glymur, with a cascade of 198 m, is the second highest waterfall in Iceland
Golden Circle Tour
After yoga and breakfast, say our goodbyes and travel home
Included In price
3 Nights in Reykjavik
3 Nights in the Whale fjord
All breakfast, 5 dinners
The Blue Lagoon Experience
Golden Circle Tour
South Coast Tour
Daily Yoga Classes
Not included In Price
Extra Activities not included
All flights, drinks soft or alcoholic, all lunches, gratuity for all staff, other extra activities
You will need to arrive at Reykjavik Airport before 11am on Monday October 9th. From there, we will be picked up as a group to go to the Blue Lagoon together as a relaxing way to start off your retreat after a few hours of flying.
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Duration of the Retreat: 7 days
Pretty much all nationalities can get a visa on arrival. Make sure your Passport has at least one full blank page and greater than 6 months remaining before expiration.
There is no specific indication about vaccines in Iceland.