Whether we are aware of it or not, we are ever seeking the light. The light of self, of truth, of knowledge.
There are some places in this world that are ideally suited for remembering these deep essential truths about life’s mysteries and the secrets of the soul. Iceland, a pure and powerful temple high up in the north of our globe, is one of those places. By nature’s hand, the entire island is a sacred site potent with wisdom and brimming with ethereal light, even on the darkest night.
Join Jill and Kristina in the majesty of the Land of Fire and Ice as we adventure into the diverse landscape of the north: a truly awesome expanse of wilderness with glacial waterfalls, lava fields, volcanic hot springs, and of course the ever-searched for, mystical Northern Lights. Our days will include yoga, hiking, community service, exploration and plenty of time for reflection and relaxation in one of the most spectacular places on our planet.
Awaken your soul. Journey with us and be reminded that the light around us is but a reflection of the light within.
- 7 Nights Accommodations
- All breakfasts, lunches, and 5 dinners (2 open/independent dinners in Akureyri not included)
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
- Daily Yoga Practices
- Ferry ride and tour/hike to Hrisey Island
- Myvatn full day excursion
- Akureyri hiking excursion
- Northern Lights Tour
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
Spend your week relaxing in gorgeous apartment-style housing 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’sinspiring 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.
Meet Your Guides: Jill Sockman and Kristina Pugh
Adventurers, journeyers, and international travelers their whole lives, Kristina and Jill thrive in new environments and unknown lands. For each, their very sense of self is intimately intertwined with the experiences and awakenings born from exploring new cultures. Each recognizes her purpose, in part, abides with consistently widening her understanding of this amazing, magical world in which we live and how that ever-broadening perspective intersects and feeds Self-understanding.
Nearly 30 combined years of teaching experience, more than 18,000 teaching hours and 2,000 hours of training speak volumes to the depth and breadth of knowledge transmitted when Kristina and Jill guide an adventure. Their capacity to hold the sacred space for retreat participants to journey not just to new lands, but to previously uncharted inner landscapes is unparalleled.
A week’s adventure to a foreign land with Kristina and Jill is always a trip of a lifetime, and you will return home from our Icelandic adventure with mind, heart, and soul wide awake and fully alive.
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!
- Witness the Northern Lights dancing across the velvet sky
- Take the ferry to Hrisey Island for a short tour and stunning hike
- Spend a full day touring and experiencing the beauty of Myvatn
- Experience Iceland’s stunning scenery on an Akureyri hiking/snowshoeing excursion
Paying your initial deposit of $500 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.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
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.
Booking your Flight for the Best Price Possible!
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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