Epic Iceland Yoga Retreat

Life As Magic in the Land of Fire and Ice

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Gina Caputo
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Discover Your Magic

Daily yoga practice in the global heartland of geothermal energy, meditation, hot spring soaks, glacier hikes and northern lights 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 amazing hotels in three different locations, starting in south to explore glaciers and waterfalls, then we’ll move to a new hotel in the cultural center of Reykjavik and finish at a favorite destination and what many Icelander’s call the most magical place in Iceland. Plenty of free time and optional trips make this escape customizable to all levels and interests.

 

 

adventure  greentriangle2  hiking, waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs,

nourishment  greentriangle2 local icelandic food

home  greentriangle2  moving retreat in the south of iceland

spirit  greentriangle2  vinyasa flow & more

what’s unique  greentriangle2  iceland in the midnight sun

$750.00

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Highlights

  • 7 nights accommodation in amazing hotels
  • 1 Daily Yoga Classes with Gina (sometimes 2)
  • Hot Spring Hike
  • Glacier Hike
  • Blue Lagoon Hot Spring
  • Delicious Meals
  • Exploring Reykjavik
  • Optional spa treatments, biking, whale watching, deep sea fishing, snorkeling and cave tours

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information

WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR?

This trip 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.

IMPORTANT:

Arrivals: The group pick-up from Keflavik Airport will depart promptly by 7:15 am on the first day of the retreat, Sep 3rd. This transfer is included. The meet-up spot is Joe & The Juice Cafe, located to the left after immigration and customs. To make that shuttle, you’ll want to land by 6:45 am. If you miss this arrival window, you will be responsible for additional transportation costs. If you arrive before the 3rd and would like to meet us at the airport or Blue Lagoon, let us know and we can help you plan.

Departures: IMPORTANT: Please book flights *after 4pm* on Sep 10th. There will be one group drop off in Central Reykjavik and another at the airport.

A Day in the life of a yoga retreat to Iceland:

“Yesterday we listened. It was one of those days that is marked by such a unique fullness that you no longer need to search for anything. After a morning yoga class and wonderful lunch we hiked along the coast, swam in the North Atlantic on a black stone beach, played in a singing cave and ran down a mountain through lava fields filled with soft moss and as many wild blueberries as we had time for. Time stopped and life started beating by the ripeness of blueberries and the speed of our feet. Our destination was a blurry line of direction and distraction. After a delicious meal and restorative yoga class we were gifted an hour of the most spectacular show I’ve ever seen, the Northern Lights. We spread out in a hay field and instead of finding cows, quite literrally I began to hear a series of “wows”, over and over and over again until the lights died down and it was time for bed.” – Ben Crosky, Guide, 2012

Teachers

BACKGROUND

Gina’s passionate and inspirational style of teaching is a balanced fusion of informed, vinyasa flow yoga with attention to holistic alignment, personal evolution and humor. Always with a nod to Hatha Yoga’s austere roots and intelligence, she feels its essential for our yoga practices to feel less like busy work and more like a powerful, embodied celebration. She came to the mat from the office chair so has a keen ability to really speak to the modern-day householder yogi and encourage the dissolution of the self-construed storylines that do nothing but hinder our continued growth. She’s a rousing, empathetic teacher known for her clear and playful style of encouraging you to fearlessly navigate your edge, open your heart to what’s possible and boldly dive in!

Gina is the Founder and Director of the Colorado School of Yoga in Boulder, CO with affiliate locations throughout the state. She has a deep and sincere passion for yoga education and empowering teachers to make their unique offerings far and wide.

Name

Gina Caputo

Occupation

Yoga Teacher

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Background

We’ll spend 3 days/2 nights exploring the geothermal area of Hvergardi. Hike to Hot Springs, discover waterfalls, eat bread baked in the ground, search for blueberries and more!

> Hot Springs    > Glaciers   > Waterfalls   > Fishing Villages  > Hot pots

We’ll spend 3 nights in Reykjavik! Here we’ll soak in the magic of this unique city. We’ll practice yoga at the local Yoga Shala, 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.

From Reykjavik will journey to the magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula to spend our last three nights. Here we’ll be surrounded by the beauty of the ocean, national parks, a gorgeous glacier and simply one of the most magical places on earth!

> Black rock beaches   > Blueberry + mossy lava rock hikes  > Hot Springs  > Pure Magic  > Visit town/musuem

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.

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itinerary

  • September 3rd - Arrival, Blue Lagoon, Ion Hotel

    day 1
  • September 4th - Glacier Hike, Waterfalls, Ion Hotel

    day 2
  • September 5th - Hot Spring Hike, Return to Reykjavik

    day 3
  • September 6th - Free Time in Reykjavik, Optional Activities

    day 4
  • September 7th - Depart For Snaefellsness, Waterfall Hike, Hotel Hellnar,

    day 5
  • September 8th - Hotel Hellnar Relax and coastal hike day, Hellnar

    day 6
  • September 9th - Lunch in Stikkislholmer, Hot Spring Pool, Hellnar

    day 7
  • September 10th - Departure

    day 8

summary

Trip Includes
  • • Visit to Blue Lagoon
  • • 1-2 daily yoga sessions with Gina (2 if time permitting)
  • • Hot Springs hike
  • • Glacier Hike (weather permitting)
  • • Private Bus & Driver During The Travel Portion of Retreat
  • • Airport Transfers
  • • 7 nights Accommodation
  • • 1-3 meals daily (excluding alcohol) *Only breakfast in Reykjavik
Option
Early Bird
Oct 10 / 2016 - May 7 / 2017
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  • Shared
    $3495 / person
    Two Separate beds or Couple in Private Room
  • Premium Shared
    $3695 / person
    Private with Kng/Qn bed for 2 friends/couple
  • Single
    $4195 / person
    One person in a private room.
  • Premium Single Room Dbl
    $4395 / person
    Private Room w/ Double Bed
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Option
Normal Price
Normal Price
  • Shared
    $3595 / person
    Two Separate beds or Couple in Private Room
  • Premium Shared
    $3795 / person
    Private with Kng/Qn bed for 2 friends/couple
  • Single
    $4295 / person
    One person in a private room.
  • Premium Single Room Dbl
    $4495 / person
    Private Room w/ Double Bed

NOTE:OPTIONAL:Biking, spa treatments, whale watching, deep sea fishing, cave tours, snorkeling/diving NOT INCLUDED: Lunches, Optional Activities, Some meals in Reykjavik, Tips

Payment Information

We offer three payment options based when you sign up! 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.  We can split up your payments however final payments are due at least 45 days prior to the start date of your retreat.

 


 

By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement.  Please note:

If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus your deposit. If cancellation takes place between 30-60 days prior to your departure, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.

 

YOGASCAPES reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of YOGASCAPES (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups)  we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation.

 

All prices are per/person and include a non-refundable deposit of $250 for domestic trips and $500+ for international trips.  Final payments for deposits are due 60 days prior to departure.

 

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