Join James for an unforgettable week practicing yoga and exploring the country side of what’s become one of the most popular travel destinations for adventurous travelers. Iceland has been put on many people’s to-do list for a reason. It has an immense amount of culture and geographical wonder to offer. Volcanoes, geysers, major glaciers, exquisite wildlife, numerous museums and art galleries, lava fields are all there waiting for you…and don’t forget about the hot springs.

You will be getting an authentic Icelandic experience by staying at Skaldarvik Guest House. This family-owned, horse ranch is surrounded by a picturesque landscape right on the shore and is located near the bustling town of Akureyri. There you’ll find museums, restaurants, and shops to give you a taste of Icelandic urban life outside of Reykjavik.

https://www.skjaldarvik.is/en
http://www.visitakureyri.is/en/things-to-do

Start each day off with a yoga class accessible to all levels. Plenty of modifications and variations are offered to allow each practitioner to enjoy and get the most out of the day’s practice. More challenging variations will be recommended to those who would like to explore their boundaries and have a little fun. Breathing cues and mindfulness are a constant when participating in one of James’s classes. You will be lead through various breathing techniques, subtle practices, and cleansing techniques. There will also be time for concentration and meditation.

Photo: Ragnar Hólm Ragnarsson.The practices throughout the week will be designed to build on one another and give each student a progressive experience both on the physical and subtle level. Each day you will feel prepared to take on that day’s adventure or just chill and enjoy a hot spring or two. There are three planned group excursions. It is up to you to decide which, if any, you’d like to participate in. Join all three and receive a discounted price. All planned group excursions will include transportation to/from the pick-up and drop-off point as well as lunch at one of the nearby restaurants. Remember there is no obligation to participate in the planned group outings.

Beyond the scheduled yoga sessions and led group excursions, the week’s itinerary is up to you. Feel free to plan your own day trips, hikes or have an enjoyable day curled up reading a good book or chill in the hot tub on the days when group excursions aren’t planned. The week is what you’d like to make of it. My desire for everyone who participates in this retreat is that they receive the most from their daily yoga practice, soak up the beauty and adventure Iceland has to offer in the way they are most inspired to and leave with sweet memories and a feeling of renewal.

Sincerely,
James


 

All packages include:

  • 7 nights / 8 days accommodation
  • Daily Yoga Class
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Water/Coffee/Tea throughout the day)
  • Transportation to/from the Akureyri Airport
  • Transportation to/from daily yoga classes (a short 10 minute drive to local studio)

Not Included:

  • Airfare to/from Reykjavik
  • Connecting flight to/from Akureyri

Pricing:

  • Single: $2,185
  • Double/Triple: $1,845

Excursion Options

All Three Excursions: $695

Cultural Tour: Sunday, March 25
Akureyri Town and Foodie Excursion! Tasting meals will be provided throughout the tour.

Adventure Tour: Tuesday, March 27
Horse Trekking and Dune Buggy Excursion! Lunch will be provided.

Nature Excursion: Thursday, March 29
Lake Myvatn and Hot Springs Hike! Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant.

Excursions Ala Carte:

  • $130
    Cultural Tour: Sunday, March 25
    Akureyri Town and Foodie Excursion
    Tasting meals will be provided throughout the tour
  • $310
    Adventure Tour: Tuesday, March 27
    Horse Trekking and Dune Buggy Excursion
    Lunch will be provided
  • $275
    Nature Excursion: Thursday, March 29
    Lake Myvatn and Hot Springs Hike
    Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant

13 spaces only
contact James at jamestennant@tejasyogachicago.com for questions and to place a deposit.
$500 refundable deposit reserves your space.

Refund and Payment Policies 

  • Full refund on deposit if cancelled by December 1
  • Half refund on deposit if cancelled after December 1
  • Second installment of amount owed is due December 15
  • Full amount owed is due by February 15
  • Sorry, but no refund can be handled if cancelled after February 15