Iceland – October 20 – 25, 2023

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$2,799 USD

(per person)

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Embrace Your Wild

Yoga Retreat with Steph Zavala & Alicia Rudolph

All good things are wild and free. – Henry David Thoreau

Let us be inspired by this wild, natural land to return to our wild, innate, and instinctual selves. This retreat will offer plenty of opportunities for exploration, both within this gorgeous, untamed landscape, and within our own wild and untamed hearts.

Join Steph Zavala and Alicia Rudolph for a once in a lifetime retreat to the magical land of Iceland. You will experience the magnificent aliveness that occurs when you are immersed in nature’s beauty while on glacier hikes, geothermal dips, and looking out at spectacular waterfalls, but you will also experience profound healing, laughter and joy.

Retreat Leaders

Daniela Babura

Co-Founder

Alicia Rudolph

Retreat Host

Steph Zavala

Retreat Host

Yoga and Workshops

Classes & Workshops

The Divine Feminine of the Moon

Tune into the energy of the moon, the feminine side of the yoga practice, following the movements of Chandra Namaskar. This practice enables us to slow down, calm our nervous system, and go within to align with our inner nature and energy. Journaling and meditation will facilitate this practice.

You’re a wild thing!

Inspired by this hip and heart opening pose, we’ll move through a strong flow with options for several hip and heart openers, fully opening the body to prepare us for an assortment of poses that connect us to our own power. This workshop will allow time for questions, asana tune ups, and breakdowns of poses that aren’t always included in a standard flow.

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival & Blue Lagoon

After arrival into Keflavík International Airport , you’ll be whisked away and dropped off at the Blue Lagoon Spa to relax and unwind after your travels. After a few hours of relaxation and getting to know your new friends, we’ll head to our retreat centre to enjoy a welcome ceremony, dinner and a good night’s rest.

Day 02 - Relaxation + Ice Ceremony

Our first full day in Iceland together will begin with a grounding movement and meditation practice. Spend the day familiarizing yourself with our local Icelandic surroundings. Hike the beautiful rolling hills in our backyard, go for a stroll along the lake or say hello to some animal neighbours!

In the afternoon, we’ll gather for our first workshop followed by a spa visit to Laugarvatn Fontana and if you’re up for it, a cold plunge!

Day 03 - Golden Circle Tour

Let the exploring begin. Our Golden Circle Tour will take you on a wondrous circular journey through the heart of Iceland’s Southern Region, stopping at some of Iceland’s most iconic sites. We’ll start with a stroll through Thingvellir National Park, then visit the Geysir Geothermal area, Gullfoss Waterfall and we’ll make a special stop at one of our favorite spots – the Kerid Crater.

Day - 04 - Glacier Walk & Waterfalls

Walk on a glacier! You’ll see a rugged, raw, and ever-changing terrain full of blue ridges, mesmerizing labyrinths, giant sinkholes called “moulins,” and little waterfalls and streams. After our hike we’ll explore the South Shore – including stops at Reynisfjara black sand beach, Dyrholaey headland and we’ll visit both Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls.

Day 05 - Steam Valley + Fire Ceremony

We’ll spend today hiking Reykjadalur Valley, which translates to Steam Valley and you will understand why when the valley opens up after the hike. Here you can expect Iceland’s famous hot springs and mud pools, and there is even a hot river in which one can bathe!

Late afternoon we’ll meet for our final workshop, followed by our closing ceremony and dinner.

Day 06 - Until Next Time

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

 

STARTING FROM

$2,799 USD

(per person)

AVAILABLE PACKAGES 

$2,799 USD

TRIPLE SHARED ROOM

Room with three single beds and shared Bathroom

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$2,899 USD

DOUBLE SHARED ROOM

Room with two single beds and shared bathroom

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$3,499 USD

SINGLE ROOM

Private room with shared bathroom

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$3,699 USD

SINGLE ROOM, PRIVATE BATHROOM

Single room with private ensuite bathroom

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QUESTIONS?

Retreat Inclusions

  • 5 Nights, 6 Days Accommodation at Héraðsskólinn in Laugarvatn, Iceland
  • Daily Yoga/Meditation & 2 Workshops
  • Golden Circle Tour: Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Geothermal Area, Þingvellir National Park, and Kerid Crater
  • South Shore Tour: Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss Waterfalls, Black Sand Beach Reynisfjar
  • Sólheimajökull Glacier Walk
  • Blue Lagoon Spa visit on arrival to Iceland
  • 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"
  • Hike Reykjadalur Valley and bathe in hot river springs
  • Daily breakfast, dinner and 1 lunch onsite
  • Soup Lunch at the famous Friðheimar, a seed-to-soup tomato greenhouse
  • Roundtrip group airport transfer

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 

$2,799 USD

TRIPLE SHARED ROOM

Room with three single beds and shared bathroom

book shared room

$2,899 USD

DOUBLE SHARED ROOM

Room with two single beds and shared bathroom

book shared room

$3,499 USD

SINGLE ROOM

Private Room with shared bathroom

book single room

$3,699 USD

SINGLE ROOM, PRIVATE BATHROOM

Private 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 is due 60 days prior to the retreat start date. 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 60 days or less prior to the Retreat start date, 100% of the Retreat price 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.
  • It is your responsibility to confirm your passport has 6 months validity prior to departure from your origin
  • ​An information package will be sent 30 days prior to departure and will include the retreat schedule, recommended packing list, and trip details.

COVID-19 Information

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