Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Retreat start: Keflavik Airport 13:00
Retreat finish: Keflavik Airport 17:30
Group Size: Max 8
Level of fitness required: Easy
Serenity Escapes Iceland Yoga & Wellness retreat has everything a person could wish for in a Yoga & wellness holiday. Spectacular landscapes, lakes and waterfalls, outdoor hot water springs, fresh mountain air and stunning mountain scenery all set the backdrop for a relaxed yet full package of yoga & wellness.
We have thoroughly researched particular places of scenic beauty for your relaxation and outdoor mediation & hiking sessions. For indoor yoga classes we use one of the hotels rooms which simply has the most stunning view of the Icelandic landscape.
The small group ensure individual attention from our professional teachers. These particular workshops are suited from complete beginners to intermediate levels with an emphasis on well being. Personal discussion with your teacher prior to booking ensures the suitability of the holiday for your requirements. You will receive a personal lifestyle session with professional guidance from your tutor. This gives you a take home practice guide and some techniques for managing stress in a realistic way to suit your individual lifestyle.
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are discharged particles from the sun that pass through the magnetic shield of earth and create light when they mix with atoms and molecules such as nitrogen and oxygen gases on entering into the earth’s atmosphere. These particles travel through space towards planet earth being drawn towards the earth’s magnetic north and south polar regions. During periods of strong solar flares the light becomes extremely dynamic producing swirls and flash patterns throughout the sky. The colours merge and flash from greens, reds, yellows and violets.
The Aurora Borealis is one of the most incredible natural phenomenon’s you will ever witness and we will be with you every step of the way.
Suitable from beginners to intermediate, we focus on yoga physical postures for well-being, strength, flexibility and relaxation, aimed to be challenging yet suitable for your individual fitness level. The yoga classes are just over an hour twice a day and are designed to be suitable for your fitness level. Tutors are experienced with offering adaptations or progressions to suit individual levels. In the morning we engage in a dynamic “wake up” class, whereas the late afternoon session are more centered on quietening postures, breathwork and relaxation. We aim to teach you several stress management techniques to use whatever lifestyle you lead so you can utilise the breathing techniques or yoga postures you learn into your professional environment in an unobtrusive manner. Our tutors are not only qualified and experienced yoga teachers, they are also on hand with other personal wellbeing and fitness advice.
Relaxation and Guided Meditations
Usually set in a scenic location we use guided visualisations, and breath work techniques to immerse you in a deep relaxation in a beautiful setting with mountains and waterfalls.
You have full access to the hotel spa for daily relaxation sessions included in your holiday and a wealth of fantastic other treatments to choose from (massage and other treatments costs apply) Booking in advance is strongly advised.
During your holiday you will have a personal session with your tutor who will advise on wellbeing topics and gives you a take home practice guide and some techniques for managing stress or lifestyle changes in a realistic way to suit your individual lifestyle.
Sample daily itinerary:
7:30 – 8:45 Morning yoga session
9:00 – 9:45 Breakfast
10:00 – 13:00 Outdoor Activity – guided walk with mediation by Icelands
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch time
14:00 – 16:30 Spa and/or free time
16:30 – 17:45 Outdoor Yoga, Breathwork and relaxation class
Visit to Pingvellir national park for Northern Lights Aurora viewing, The sight is awe inspiring. The Aurora Borealis is one of the most incredible natural phenomenon’s you will ever witness and we will be with you every step of the way for this incredible experience.
DEEP RELAXING SLEEP!