Iceland Yoga RetreatJoin Devon, ERYT-500, founder of Day Yoga Studios, and Elizabeth Hulsman, ERYT-500, Master Clinical Aromatherapist and founder of Aromatherapy Sanctuary for a week-long Yoga and nature retreat in beautiful Akureyri, Iceland. Up to two yoga or meditation practices will be offered daily. Morning practices are typically energizing all-level vinyasa classes to help you get ready for each day. You will end the days with gentle, restorative, yin, meditation, or group sangha to help encourage a restful evening on your retreat.

You can make your time in Iceland as relaxing or as adventurous as you like. When you’re not practicing yoga or eating nourishing local cuisine, you can explore the coastal city of Akureyri which is known as “The Capital of North Iceland”. Akureyri is only 62 miles from the Arctic Circle but surprisingly has one of the warmest climates in Iceland. There are also several excursions included such as a ferry ride and tour/hike to Hrisey Island, a Myvatn full-day excursion, horseback riding or whale watching tour, and more! You are sure to leave this retreat with a sense of balance, vitality, and overall well-being.

  • 6 nights accommodations 
  • Starting with dinner on the first night, all breakfasts, lunches, and 2 dinners at the retreat center (4 open dinners  in Akureyri not included)
  • Group Ground Transportation to/from Akureyri Airport to Retreat Center
  • Ferry ride and tour/hike to Hirsey Island
  • Myvatn Full Day Excursion
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, enjoy the spa, explore, walk, read, and just be)


Spend your week relaxing in apartment-style accommodation in Akureyri, Iceland. The rooms are modern, spacious, and full of all the amenities you need for a comfortable week in Iceland. Settle into your temporary home and delight in delicious Icelandic cuisine and the opportunity to explore the city of Akureyri, mere steps from away. Practice yoga and meditation outside in Iceland’s inspiring wilderness or inside the cozy and inspiring yoga room. Indulge in a massage or simply enjoy the jacuzzi and spa on-site, taking the time to relax. This retreat center will make you feel right at home and help facilitate a week full of relaxation, adventure, and personal growth.


It was in 2003 while enrolled at the CCAD, that Devon Schmidt first discovered her love for yoga. Through Hatha yoga classes at the YMCA in downtown Columbus, Ohio, she came to enjoy the physical and mental benefits of the asanas and noticed how wonderful she felt after class. It was while learning about yoga’s spiritual side that Devon was inspired to become a yoga teacher.

In 2010 Devon completed the World Peace Yoga 200hr Teacher Training Program in Springboro Ohio. In 2016 Devon also completed the 300hr Advanced Teacher Training Program at Yoga On High and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an ERYT-500. She has also completed the Shanti Mom Prenatal Yoga and Color Me Kids Trainings, as well as Yoga Therapy and Yoga Nidra Level I. Along the way she has been fortunate to study with David Swenson, Doug Keller, Richard Freeman, Rodney Yee, and many more inspiring teachers. She has also completed Ayurvedic and Thai Yoga Massage Trainings with Kelly Lewis and Annette Dennis respectively.

In 2011 Devon opened Day Yoga Studio in Dayton, Ohio to provide yoga and wellness services to then community. Along with teaching open yoga classes, she also facilitates workshops, conducts private individual yoga sessions, co-directs 200-hour and 500-hour RYS teacher training programs at Day Yoga, and offers Ayurvedic Massage and Reiki sessions. In 2014 Devon opened the second Day Yoga location in Vandalia, Ohio, and a third location in Beavercreek was opened in 2018.

Devon teaches many various yoga styles and loves to incorporate the more spiritual aspects of yoga into her classes, encouraging her students to delve into self-inquiry and staying present through pranayama. All the while, Devon still finds time for her other job: being a mom to four children.

Elizabeth Hulsman – ERYT-500, RCYT, and YACEP yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance

Elizabeth Hulsman has received advanced prenatal training through ShantiMom Prenatal Yoga. She is a Certified Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor and Coach and also have a background in Ayurvedic massage. Elizabeth completed aromatherapy training in 2012, becoming a Certified Clinical Master Aromatherapist. She is the owner of Namaste Candle Company/Aromatherapy Sanctuary which produces and sells organic products including essential oils, soaps, candles, lotions and more. She provides private yoga sessions, aromatherapy sessions (which include aromatherapy relaxation bodywork), Ayurvedic massage bodywork, counseling and workshops on using essential oils for everything from cleaning to healthcare to skincare and pets. 

Elizabeth believes that balance and happiness come from listening to the voice of peace inside of us. That peace is always there, always available to soothe and inspire; we need only listen. We get closer to that voice through mindfulness, meditation, yoga and other practices that feed and nurture our spirits and balance our mind/body connection. It is her honor to assist others in finding their peace.

This retreat offers a unique, all-inclusive journey through Iceland. The following activities are all included in your retreat tuition, so get excited and prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime! 

  • Go on an Icelandic pony ride OR Go whale-watching off the coast of Iceland 
  • Take the ferry to Hrisey Island for a short tour and a stunning hike 
  • Spend a full day touring and experiencing the beauty of Myvatn

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Getting There 

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. The drive time to the center is approximately 10 minutes. 

Travel Insurance

We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip. 

We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). 

Read more about our insurance partners and their policies here. We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Save $300 on full-price (shared only) of $4495 USD ends May 1st

Shared Accommodations – $4195 USD (Full Price $4495 USD)

Single Accommodations – $4695 USD

Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 and $35 Payment Processing Fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

If you select Deposit Payment, depending on when you registered, your remaining balance will be split into 1-3 payments, depending on when you register, and processed with your credit card on file on the dates indicated on your Confirmation Letter.

**Additional payments can be made at any time through your account up to the final auto payment date.

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  • Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before a retreat excluding the initial deposit and the $35 registration fee.
  • 89 days prior to a retreat, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Full tuition is refunded* if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable.
  • True Nature Travels is not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates.

*Refundable amounts do not include applied credits.
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