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Daily yoga practice in the global heartland of geothermal energy, meditation, hot spring soaks and glacier hikes serve as the backdrop for this inspiring journey of inner and outer exploration. You’ll get a diverse overview of this magical land as we travel to three different hotels in three different locations, starting in the far southern tip to explore glaciers & Icebergs, we’ll move to a new hotel in the cultural center of Reykjavik and close at a luxurious adventure retreat in the heart of geothermal activity. Plenty of free time and optional trips make this escape customizable to all levels and interests.
WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR?
Our Iceland Yoga Retreat is designed for people with all levels of yoga and adventure experience. Men, women, couples, best friends, old friends and soon to be new friends. Our goal is to connect as deeply as possible to nature and to the cultural core of this beautiful place. I mean how often do you get to go to Iceland with a group of people that are passionate about such similar things?! This means we’ll be outside as much as possible, hiking to hot springs, walking in mossy fields, following rivers to see where they take us, climbing glaciers etc. Nothing we do is mandatory but everything we have planned is irresistible. This is not a “luxury yoga retreat” by any means, that’s not why we go to Iceland, but don’t be surprised if you fall in love with all of the charming places we stay, or the healthy food we work hard to find in a country known most for it’s fermented shark meat and puffins.
ARRIVAL UPDATE: There will be a shuttle departing Keflavik Airport around 7 am. Our bus will also be providing transportation back to Keflavik Airport on June 24th and we require that you book flights after 12pm on the 24th so we can bring everyone together. Otherwise you will be responsible for your own costly transportation.
“You must learn one thing:
the world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.”
― David Whyte
Evan Soroka is a type 1 diabetic and yoga therapist based in Aspen, Colorado. Her classes and private work have been greatly influenced by Samkhya philosophy, the teachings of Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya and his son, TKV Desikachar as well as the tantric spiritual path of Sri Vidya all learned from her teachers Rod Stryker, Gary Kraftsow and Leslie Kaminoff. She has completed considerable training with all three teachers as well as assisted and is a Certified Viniyoga Therapist. The impact of these experiences can be felt in her ability to powerfully transmit spiritual depth and physiological subtly in a context that is accessible and honest. Evan shines in her dedication and compassion for education and service. She has lead Yoga Alliance certified teacher trainings and numerous workshop style experiences at home and abroad.
She is known for her transparency, dedication and patience. Her classes and private sessions are like receiving a hug from a long lost friend. They are laser-focused, challenging yet light-hearted and nurturing. Evan believes that yoga is a means of both physical and spiritual transformation. Working with Evan you will gain the tools to become your own masterful conduit for change. She attributes her own health and wellbeing to the science of yoga therapy discovered through her own personal journey with type 1 diabetes and guidance from her masterful teachers.
After arriving in Keflavik and visiting the Blue Lagoon, we’ll spend 3 nights going deeper at Glacier Lagoon Hotel. We’ll dive deep into the geothermal and glacier landscape that Iceland is so known for.
Then we’ll spend 2 nights in Reykjavik in hand selected private apartments! Here we’ll soak in the magic of this unique city. We’ll practice yoga at the local studio, eat delicious food, take day trips and explore the music and night life that is so abundant in this fantastic city. This is your time to explore on your own and do any optional excursions of your liking.
Then we will journey to the magical Ion hotel for two nights where we’ll soak in their beautiful pool and surround ourselves in the quiet of the Icelandic nature. Hike to Hot Springs, discover waterfalls, eat bread baked in the ground, and launch our wonderful retreat at this breathtaking venue.
Most of the food we’ll eat is organic and local. Delicious vegetarian options as well as fresh, local fish and meat for those that eat it will be available. Breakfasts are usually buffet style featuring cheeses, fruits, skyr(icelandic yogurt), cereals, juices and coffee/tea. We can accommodate most food requests as long as we know in advance!
In Reykjavik you’ll be going out for lunch and dinner. Because we will not always be eating together people expect to to pay for 2 meals a day while we are in Reykjavik. There are a few delicious vegetarian restaurants and one raw food restaurant near the studio. There are a lot of international options including a delicious Indian restaurant that we ate at last year.
We encourage those that can’t afford the full price option to sign up early for the lowest price. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans if you need help spreading out payments. We can split up your payments however final payments are due at least 45 days prior to the start date of your retreat.
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