Tending the Heart Fire - Rasa Yoga Winter Retreat
November 17 - 21, 2023
Then this retreat is exactly what you need and I warmly invite you to join me on a heart journey to the mythical land of Iceland. As an Icelandic native, I'll share the magic of my homeland and give you a taste of the stunning power and beauty of the nature. Wintertime in Iceland sounds rough, and it can be, but the combination of yoga, hot water geothermal baths and fresh air is invigorating for your whole being. This is a truly magical experience and provides a fantastic vehicle for transformation so you're able to reconnect with your own heart and become true to yourself again.
We retreat in the embrace of natural beauty, geothermal hot-springs, natural steam baths and solitude. 5 days with yoga, meditation, healthy food, community and lots of time to explore!
We stay at Héraðskólinn, a beautifully preserved hostel, completely renovated in 2013.
Everyday you'll meditate, do lots of yoga, be served three healthy meals including vegetarian/vegan choices and have access to the fantastic Fontana Spa & Wellness Centre for the whole stay, located just down the road from Héraðskólinn, and you can go as many times as you like during our stay.
Laugarvatn is located 1 hour outside of Reykjavik and offers us the perfect location to enjoy all the best of Iceland. This is a unique opportunity to re-connect with yourself, energise and restore body, mind and heart -truly to tend your heart fire.
During the retreat we've planned two sightseeing tours to give you an opportunity to enjoy a few of the spectacular nature gems of Iceland. Our choice of nature gems might include a trip to the Golden Circle (Gullfoss, Geysir and Þingvellir National Park) and bathing in Gamla Laugin the oldest geothermal swimming pool in Iceland from 1891.
When we arrive on Friday, you'll get keys to your room where you can place your bags and change into your yoga outfit. The first yoga session is around 5pm and this session is imbued with focus on intention (sankalpa) and becoming clear on what you truly hold in your heart and what you need to attend to. Just like our relationships with friends and family require time and attention, love and kindness, the relationship with your own heart is crucial to kindle and nourish.
Each day will begin with breath work and meditation followed by a long exploratory yoga practice, woven with meaningful themes that help you connect to the power in you. The morning session will be fiery, dynamic and flowing practice that aim to build courage and strength in order to uplift and empower. The afternoon practices will be more soma/nectar and vary between gentle, therapeutic and restorative work, focusing on being present with what is, release and letting go. Hrönn is experienced in teaching both mixed level groups, workshops and retreats and the practice is suitable for everyone and anyone bringing an open and curious mind.
This experience of 5 days in stunning nature, practicing both challenging and relaxing yoga, meditation (even though you've never tried it before), soothing hot geothermal baths every day, great food and amazing company of like-minded humans, you'll be deeply reconnected to your heart. You'll have a sense of "coming home" where you feel your inner strength and courage to be true to yourself. And you'll be ready to take care of your responsibilities with renewed energy and joy.
How to get there?
We'll pick you up in Reykjavik, transport you to Laugarvatn on Friday and bring you back to Reykjavik. All you have to take care of is your flight to and from Iceland, transport from the airport to Reykjavik and back when you're ready to go home. The rest of the five days is on us.
Package A: 12.300 DKK
Single room occupancy
Package B: 10.800 DKK
Double room occupancy
Not included: Flight tickets, bus ticket t/r from airport to Reykjavik, medical and travel insurance.
"After Hrönn’s fantastic yoga retreat in Iceland, I feel fully balanced and at the same time super energised. I simply love the way Hrönn uses her high level yoga & meditation teaching to provide power full yoga sessions that help os grow and develop on both the physical and the mental level.
Accommodation, food and beautiful nature takes the trip even higher.
- Louise Gantzel"
"After returning from Iceland, I have been asked how the retreat was, and my answer has been the same: 'words can not describe'!
I will try any ways. It has in many ways been a trip into my heart. The fresh Icelandic air, the hot springs, the meditation and yoga practice, the cute hostel, the wonderful crew, Hrönn, the food, the nature and the northern lights, were all elements that created a perfect setting for awareness, bliss and gratitude. I feel truly grateful for this experience.
"Iceland is truly a magical place with its raw and beautiful nature, and Hrönn is one of the best yoga teachers I have ever met! This retreat was everything that I hoped it would be and more. I highly recommend it for anyone who needs a break or a little adventure. I would definitely go again..!
"Going on yoga retreat to Island with Hrönn is the best I have done for myself in a very long time. Laugarvatn is a very beautiful and peaceful place, perfect for the retreat. We lived at Heradskolinn just next to Fontana Spa and which we really enjoyed to visit every day between the yoga sessions. Hrönn is very loving and inspiring - I love the yoga and meditation with her, and can highly recommend to go with her to Island.
"As my first yoga retreat, it has been an extraordinary experience. I would describe it as a “discovery”: reconnecting with myself and the others through deep yoga practice and meditation, discovering the astonishing winter wonders of Iceland, and at the same time making new friendships with the lovely people of the retreat.
Hrönn guided us in every step of the experience with great care, dedication, sweetness and enthusiasm, enabling us to fully enjoy it in every aspect. The yoga practice, the community experience as well as the amazing geothermal SPA nearby truly nourished both the body and the mind.
I am now back to the ordinary life with lots of unforgettable memories which I hold tight in my mind and heart
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