- 6 Nights Accommodations
- 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Akureyri Airport (AEY)
- Daily Yoga Practices
- Use of the spa and wellness center
- Guided hike to nearby waterfall with storytelling about the abandoned farms and life in the valley
- Guided herbal walk, herbal picking, and herbal tea making
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
Nestled at the base of some of Iceland’s dramatic mountains, the Mountain Lodge Yoga Retreat is the perfect way to experience the beauty and peace of Iceland. What was once an ancient sheep farm and home to Viking settlements is now a cozy mountain lodge with beautiful cottages and a nature filled atmosphere. Relax and rejuvenate with the outdoor hot tub, indoor sauna, spa house, and barn-turned yoga room! During the summer months, enjoy endless sunlight and opportunities to explore the local wildlife on the Troll Peninsula. During the colder months, gaze in awe at the northern lights and snow-capped mountains. While staying at this retreat center, you can look forward to delicious, healthy meals, opportunities to hike, ride horses, and explore the local wilderness, and simply relax and enjoy!!
Kelly Nix, PhD, RYT
Specialties: Power/Vinyasa Yoga, Certified trainer in Canfield Success Principles, Clifton Strengths Finder, Real Colors and Stress Management
My yoga practice began in 2002 while I was training for triathlons and knew I needed to find balance in my workouts. I loved what I found in Vinyasa yoga so much so that I completed my Level One Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste in 2007 and began teaching yoga shortly thereafter. A few years later I completed my Level Two and Level Three with Amazing Yoga and continue to attend a variety of continuing education workshops with well-respected teachers. In 2018 I joyfully and successfully co-led a Yoga Retreat in Peru through True Nature. I have a MEd in Wellness Management and a PhD in Human and Community Development. Through my various jobs, yoga training and life experiences, I discovered how to facilitate learning. I truly believe this is how yoga teaching works; helping people find their purpose so they can lead their most authentic life possible.
I enjoy the outdoors where I get a sense of freedom and serenity. Over the years I have learned that Power comes from the mind and we must do the work to become our most authentic selves.
Kerry McKenzie, M.S., E-RYT 500
I began to deepen my yoga practice over 10 years ago when I was faced with the reality of having to undergo yet another knee surgery. I was feeling helpless, depressed and scared that I would not be able to have the life that I love of adventure and physical activity. I soon turned those doubts into action by studying the physical, mental and spiritual side of yoga so I could help myself physically, calm my mind and connect with some thing greater than me. I completely fell in love with yoga that I began teaching vinyasa, restorative and yin soon after completing my 200 hour certification and I haven’t stopped studying (and never will). I’ve studied yoga nidra, Ayurveda wellness and yoga therapy, completed my RYT 500 level and I now have put in over 1,000 teaching hours that include studio classes, private sessions, yoga teacher trainings, workshops, karma yoga, kids yoga, and more. My most adventurous and unforgettable accomplishment was successfully co-leading a yoga retreat in Peru in 2018.
I currently reside in Pickens, SC with my wonderful husband and 2 dogs. I work at Greenville Children’s Hospital as the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coordinator where I teach and inspire families and communities to choose healthier lifestyle choices. I believe that we continue learn about ourselves and the world around us to find out what makes our heart sing, our spirit soar and then have the courage to live from this place of authenticity, to live our true nature as spirit.
- Certified Yoga teacher E-RYT500,
- YACEP – Yoga Alliance Certified Continuing Education Provider
- Certified Health Coach through Institute of Integrative Nutrition
- Certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor
- Certified Ayurveda Yoga Therapist from the California College of Ayurveda
- Certified Yoga Nidra Teacher
“Kerry and Kelly were an absolute delight and joy to be around. They are the most caring, kind, loving individuals you’ll ever meet.” ~Olga
“Kerry & Kelly we’re AMAZING! I felt the commitment they had for all to have an amazing retreat! The love and attention they gave to everything was so greatly appreciated! They created a family out of new found friends!” ~Christine
“Kerry and Kelly have set the bar so high, that if I ever go to any other retreat led by other teachers, I’d measure it by the high level of perfection Kerry and Kelly have shown.” ~Olga
“Kerry is one of the most informative intuitive yoga teachers I know! When I leave her class I feel strong, confident and humbled all at the same time. A kind soul indeed!” ~Rhonda Lollis Davis
“Kerry is such an amazing teacher, yogi, and friend. She exudes love, peace, and tranquility with her calming tone while offering great guidance to get deeper into postures. She offers great advice on modifications for any suffering, tightness, discomfort, or injuries. She has such a heart for sharing love with everyone she crosses paths with.” ~Zach Marshall
“The winding river of my life took me across the path of Kerry about 6 years ago and she continues to open many doors for me. She introduced me to “clean eating”, to Yin yoga with sound healing, and Therapeutic yoga which is yummy for my 65 plus year old body. Most importantly Kerry brought back in me the important message of listening to my small, still, inner voice. She is a leader in every regard. Her passion and commitment to finding deeper channels of meaning for herself and then giving all that inspiration back to her family of students and friends is what makes this giving, humble soul such a delight.” ~Kathy Slayter
“I love taking Kelly’s classes. My favorite instructor for sure” ~J. Gleasman
“Kelly’s power yoga is my favorite class in town. It makes me feel grounded and present while getting a serious workout.” ~J. McDonald
“Kelly was a great instructor. I’m not typically a hot yoga person, but Kelly made me feel comfortable, and I never felt pressure to do something that I couldn’t do.” ~E. Ellis
Iceland is a country built for nature-lovers. Gushing waterfalls, striking glaciers, and spontaneous rainbows wait behind every corner. Take advantage of your time in Iceland to explore the endless beauty, or give yourself a break and enjoy the more relaxing offerings, such as the volcanic hot springs, that make Iceland an ideal destination for a retreat. Some optional activities include:
- Go for a Midnight Sun hike and witness the stunning late-night sunset
- Tour the local volcanoes, glaciers, and waterfalls
- Go on an Icelandic pony ride
- Unwind in the geothermal baths and natural hot spring spas
- Explore the quaint towns of Akureyri and Siglufjordur
- Take a day trip to Lake Mývatn and see the gorgeous Goðafoss waterfall
*Cost of activities is not included in the tuition for this retreat unless listed on the “What’s Included” tab
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
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You will book airfare to the Akureyri Airport (AEY). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.
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