Iceland – October 04 – October 09, 2025

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$3,099 USD

(per person)

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Elemental Escape 🜁🜄🜂🜃🜀

An Ethereal Exploration of Self – Yoga Retreat with Emily Cox

Elemental Escape is a transformative yoga retreat in the breathtaking landscapes of Iceland, designed to take you on an exploratory journey of the senses as you harmonize with the elements within and around you. This retreat blends the tranquility of the yoga practice with the awe-inspiring natural wonders of Iceland, offering you a unique opportunity to reconnect with yourself and the primal forces of nature. Through this journey, you will tap into the earth, water, fire, air, and ether elements, fostering personal growth and inner balance

Earth = Excursions,
Water = Mind,
Fire = Yoga,
Air = Breath,
Ether = Manifestation

Retreat Leaders

Emily Cox

Retreat Host

Azma Ousmand

Co-Founder

Classes and Workshops

🜀 Magnetic Manifestation: ETHER Element

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and empowerment in our Mind over Medicine workshop. In this enlightening workshop we delve into the art and science of manifestation, guiding you to tap into your innate power to shape your reality. You will explore the principles behind manifestation, uncover the secrets to aligning your thoughts and intentions with your goals, and learn practical techniques to harness the energy of the universe to manifest your deepest desires. Walk away with a newfound superpower and a toolbox of practical techniques to apply in your everyday life. Leave feeling empowered to set clear intentions, visualize your dreams, and take actionable steps towards manifesting a life of abundance, purpose, and joy.

🜄 Equanimous Mind: WATER Element

Unlock the language of your body in our Equanimous Mind workshop. Designed to introduce you to the profound practices of meditation, we offer you a unique opportunity to cultivate mindfulness, find inner peace, and enhance your overall well-being. In this workshop, you will explore the art and science of meditation, embark on a journey within via guided meditation, and tap into your innate power. Walk away with a sense of empowerment knowing that you already have everything within you to achieve your deepest desires, as well as practical techniques to help get you there!

🜁 Power of the Breath: AIR Element

Tune into the frequency of your breath in our Power of Breath Workshop. This immersive experience introduces you to the transformative practice of Pranayama, offering a unique opportunity to cultivate mindfulness, find inner peace, and enhance your overall well-being. Throughout the workshop, you will delve into the art and science of conscious breathing, guided through various breathwork techniques that help you connect deeply with your inner self. Discover your innate power and leave with a renewed sense of empowerment, equipped with practical breathing methods to achieve your deepest desires and maintain your sense of tranquility in everyday life.

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival + Blue Lagoon

Upon landing at Keflavík International Airport, you’ll be greeted by your retreat hosts Emily & Azma and promptly transported to the tranquil haven of the Blue Lagoon Spa, where you can unwind and rejuvenate following your journey.

After a few hours of relaxation and making new friends, we’ll make our way to our retreat center. Here, we’ll come together for a warm welcome circle, allowing us to set our intentions. This will be followed by a delightful dinner and a restful night’s sleep. Before bedtime you might be able to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights!

Day 02 - Grounding + Steam Valley

The start of our initial full day together commences with a morning yoga practice. 

Following a wholesome breakfast, we’ll set out on a morning trek through Reykjadalur Valley, aptly named the Steam Valley, a name that will become evident as the valley unfolds during our hike. Here, you’ll encounter Iceland’s renowned hot springs, bubbling mud pools, and even the opportunity to bathe in a warm river!

In the late afternoon, we’ll gather for the first in a series of workshops. This will be followed by dinner, setting the stage for a restful night’s sleep to prepare us for tomorrow’s adventure.

Day 03 - Golden Circle Tour

After our morning Yoga, the adventure begins!

Our Golden Circle Tour embarks on a captivating circular voyage through the core of Iceland’s Southern Region, pausing at some of the nation’s most iconic destinations. Our journey begins with a leisurely walk through Thingvellir National Park, followed by visits to the Geysir Geothermal area, Gullfoss Waterfall, and a special pause at one of our cherished locations: the remarkable Kerid Crater.

Day 04 - Relaxation + Bathing Ritual

Today, you have the opportunity to unwind right here at our retreat!  After your morning movement, take the day to acquaint yourself with the picturesque Icelandic landscape that surrounds us. Hike through the serene rolling hills in our backyard, enjoy a leisurely lakeside walk, exchange greetings with some of our friendly animal neighbors, or simply kick back and journal in one of the charming corners of our property.

In the afternoon, we’ll reconvene for our second workshop, followed by a relaxing visit to the Laugarvatn Fontana spa next door. We’ll enjoy a traditional Icelandic bathing ritual and for those feeling adventurous, there’s even a chance to take a cold plunge in the lake!

Day 05 - Chasing Waterfalls

Following our morning movement, we’ll embark on an adventure along the captivating South Shore, making stops at Reynisfjara’s stunning black sand beach, the breathtaking Dyrholaey headland, and visits to both Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls. Be ready to be wow’d by the sheer magnitude of these extraordinary natural marvels.

Upon our return to our retreat center, we’ll conduct our last workshop, followed by our last dinner and a closing ceremony to share gratitude for our experience together. 

Day 06 - Until Next Time

We’ll meet for our final yoga class followed by breakfast, coffee and goodbyes (or see you laters)!

 

STARTING FROM

$3,099 USD

(per person)

AVAILABLE PACKAGES 

$3,099 USD

TRIPLE SHARED ROOM

Room with three single beds and shared Bathroom. Price is per person.

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$3,299 USD

DOUBLE SHARED ROOM

Room with two single beds and shared bathroom. Price is per person.

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$3,699 USD

SINGLE ROOM

Private room with one queen bed and shared bathroom. Price is per person.

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$3,899 USD

SINGLE ROOM, PRIVATE BATHROOM

Single room with one queen bed and private ensuite bathroom. Price is per person.

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Retreat Inclusions

  • 5 Nights, 6 Days Accommodation at Héraðsskólinn in Laugarvatn, Iceland
  • Workshops and Daily Yoga led by Emily Cox
  • Blue Lagoon Spa visit on arrival to Iceland
  • Golden Circle Tour: Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Geothermal Area, Þingvellir National Park, and Kerid Crater
  • South Shore Tour: Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss Waterfalls, Black Sand Beach Reynisfjar, Vik
  • Explore Reyjkavik including the famous Hallgrímskirkja church
  • Hike Reykjadalur Valley and bathe in hot river springs
  • Fontana Geothermal Bath entrance including steam rooms + lake access for polar plunge PLUS try Rúgbrauðsbakstur - bread baked in lava as seen on Zac Efron's Netflix series "Down To Earth"
  • Daily breakfast, dinner and 1 lunch onsite
  • Soup Lunch at the famous Friðheimar, a seed-to-soup tomato greenhouse
  • Farewell dinner in town
  • Roundtrip group airport transfer at selected times

Retreat Exclusions

  • Airfare to/from Keflavík International Airport (KEF)
  • Travel Visa to Iceland - Not required for US or Canadian passport holders. Please check for entry/exit requirements based on the passport you hold
  • Travel Insurance (medical & trip cancellation) is mandatory to protect you in case of any unforeseen emergencies. Proof of purchase is required before trip departure.
  • Gratuities/souvenirs - at your own discretion

AVAILABLE PACKAGES 

$3,099 USD

TRIPLE SHARED ROOM

Room with three single beds and shared Bathroom

book shared room

$3,299 USD

DOUBLE SHARED ROOM

Room with two single beds and shared bathroom

book shared room

$3,699 USD

SINGLE ROOM

Private room with shared bathroom

book single room

$3,899 USD

SINGLE ROOM, PRIVATE BATHROOM

Single room with private ensuite bathroom

book single room

QUESTIONS?

Retreat Location

Heradsskolinn is a charming guesthouse located in a historical old school building at Laugarvatn Lake. Located right in the heart of the Golden Circle, surrounded by rolling hills with with Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geyser close by. Laugarvatn is known for great visibility for northern lights in the wintertime and absolutely amazing nature sites. 60 minutes from Reykjavik capital and 90 minutes from Keflavik International Airport, the town is an intersection of natural beauty and historical importance. 

Booking Terms and Conditions

A $500 USD non-refundable initial deposit will secure your spot on the retreat or you may choose to pay in full.

The remaining balance will be split into instalment payments with the total amount due 60 days prior to the retreat start date.

Alternate payment plans are available, please email us at hello@startyouradzenture.com to set up a plan that is flexible for you.

Please note, our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Initial deposits are strictly non-refundable.
  • If cancelled between 120 to 60 days of the Retreat start date, 25% of the Retreat price paid is forfeited. Any remaining balance paid may be used as credit for future bookings up to one year of the cancellation date.
  • If cancelled 60 days or less prior to the Retreat start date, 100% of the Retreat price paid is forfeited.
  • If you choose to join the Retreat after the start date or leave the Retreat prior to the end date, there are no refunds.

Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so. You will be provided with instructions on when to arrive/depart.

An information package will be sent 30 days prior to departure and will include the retreat schedule, recommended packing list, and trip details.

It is your responsibility to confirm your passport has 6 months validity prior to departure from your origin.

COVID-19 Information

Currently there are no requirements or restrictions. Subject to change as per government regulations.