Are you looking for opportunity to unplug from the hassle of daily life and reconnect with yourself through deep soul practice of yoga and beautiful nature?
Then this retreat is exactly what you need and I warmly invite you to join me on a heart journey to the mythical land of Iceland. As an Icelandic native, I'll share the magic of my homeland and give you a taste of the stunning power and beauty of the nature.
Wintertime in Iceland sounds rough, and it can be, but the combination of yoga, hot water geothermal baths and fresh air is invigorating for your whole being. This is a truly magical experience and provides a fantastic vehicle for transformation so you're able to reconnect with your own heart and become true to yourself again.
We retreat in the embrace of natural beauty, geothermal hot-springs, natural steam baths and solitude. 4 days with yoga, meditation, healthy food, community and lots of time to explore!
We stay at Héraðskólinn, a beautifully preserved hostel, completely renovated in 2013.
Everyday you'll meditate, do lots of yoga, be served three healthy meals including vegetarian/vegan choices and have access to the fantastic Fontana Spa & Wellness Centre for the whole stay, located just down the road from Héraðskólinn, and you can go as many times as you like during our stay.
Laugarvatn is located 1 hour outside of Reykjavik and offers us the perfect location to enjoy all the best of Iceland. This is a unique opportunity to re-connect with yourself, energise and restore body, mind and heart -truly to tend your heart fire.
During the retreat we've planned two sightseeing tours to give you an opportunity to enjoy a few of the spectacular nature gems of Iceland. Our choice of nature gems might include a trip to the Golden Circle (Gullfoss, Geysir and Þingvellir National Park) and bathing in Gamla Laugin the oldest geothermal swimming pool in Iceland from 1891.
When we arrive on Friday, you'll get keys to your room where you can place your bags and change into your yoga outfit. The first yoga session is around 5pm and this session is imbued with focus on intention (sankalpa) and becoming clear on what you truly hold in your heart and what you need to attend to. Just like our relationships with friends and family require time and attention, love and kindness, the relationship with your own heart is crucial to kindle and nourish.
Each day will begin with breath work and meditation followed by a long exploratory yoga practice, woven with meaningful themes that help you connect to the power in you. The morning session will be fiery, dynamic and flowing practice that aim to build courage and strength in order to empower you. The afternoon practices will be more soma/nectar and vary between gentle and restorative work, focusing on being present with what is, release and letting go. Hrönn is experienced in teaching both mixed level groups, workshops and retreats and the practice is suitable for everyone and anyone bringing an open and curious mind.
This experience of 4 days in stunning nature, practicing both challenging and relaxing yoga, meditation (even though you've never tried it before), soothing hot geothermal baths every day, great food and amazing company of like-minded yogis, you'll be deeply reconnected to your heart. You'll have a sense of "coming home" where you feel your inner strength and courage to be true to yourself. And you'll be ready to take care of your responsibilities with renewed energy and joy.
How to get there?
We'll pick you up in Reykjavik, transport you to Laugarvatn on Friday and bring you back to the busstop in Reykjavik to get to the airport or to a hotel of your choice if you decide to stay in Iceland for a longer time. All you have to take care of is your flight to and from Iceland, transport from the airport to Reykjavik and back to the airport - the rest of the four days is on us.
3 nights at Héradskólinn incl. healthy breakfast and dinner
Access to Fontana Spa & Wellness Centre - you can go as many times as you like
Morning guided meditation and pranayama
Morning and afternoon yoga sessions including asana, mantra, mudra and sweet savasana
Experience the magic of therapeutic grade essential oils
Delicious lunch buffet at Fontana Spa & Wellness Center including vegetarian and meat options (vegan options available on request)
Two half-day sightseeing tours (value 800 DKK)
Return transfers from Reykjavík (on fixed times)
Time in nature - hiking options in the surrounding area
Space to relax, read, rest, swim in the lake or bathe in Fontana