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Getaway: Elemental Journey towards Optimal Being, in Iceland


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Iceland Fire and Ice: Elemental Journey

Four nights  and four full days in the mystical, volcanic land often referred to as the « Seventh Chakra » of the Earth. Awaken your senses, your being, through yoga, thermal baths, self-inquiry, nurturing, meditation, and adventure treks.
During our time together, we will focus on yoga, meditation and personal well being practices to open our mind and inner awareness, work our bodies without pain and just have fun being in wonderland. The yoga practices will include a combination of gentle and dynamic movement, deep relaxation with yoga nidra, breathwork and meditation.
Research now shows that meditation can decrease the negative effects of stress on ourselves. Additionally, certain studies show that meditative practices focusing on altruism, compassion and loving kindness awaken parts of our brain that stimulate positive emotions, increase our immune system, lessen anxiety and thus contribute overall to a better world. I will teach these practices to you.
We will take advantage of the hours of daylight to be outdoors in this land of high energy and high vibrations—walking, adventuring, experiencing the magic of Iceland.

ELEMENTAL JOURNEY TOWARDS OPTIMAL BEING is for all individuals and levels of experience—the only requirement is to be oneself, without effort, authentique.

Yogasanas, breathwork, relaxing yoga nidra, meditation, bathing in the thermal baths and walks in the nature will be part of our daily schedule. We will lodge in the thermal village of Hverageroi to bathe in the babbling hot springs river as well as enjoy their facilities and delicious vegetarian cuisine. These are all part of experiencing mindfully this sacred terrain--outer exploration mirrored by our daily inner exploration during practices of yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

This is a time to experience the essence of oneness with the elements, nature and yourself. The amazing aurora borealis or northern lights is Nature’s evening show—we just never know if she is coming out to see us or not
Holly Niemela, yoga and meditation teacher, mind-body therapist. In 2002 initiated into Karma Sannyas in the traditional yogique lineage of Saraswati in India. Holly has studied yoga and mind-body thérapies for over 28 years with teachers from Europe, the United States and India. She is a Reiki Master, directly trained by American John Harvey Grey. Holly is also trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) under the direction of Jon Kabat- Zinn, and was part of the first group of teachers that brought Mindfulness and MBSR to France. Holly is a certified teacher in the mindfulness and emotional intelligence program Search Inside Yourself, born and tested at Google and now available for companies and organizations worldwide.
Holly’s intention is to share ancient teachings in a modern format, using Nature in order to help others connect to themselves and contribute to a more humaine world. 
Teenagers welcomed with a Parent on this retreat!  
Prices Per Person
Double room: 1200€
Single Supplement:  220€
Inclusive of private transportation from and back to Reykjavik, full board, vegetarian cuisine, all yoga and meditation classes with Holly.  Pre or Post tours of Iceland can be Booked through
Wild Westfjords Travel Agency
Halldór Pálmi Bjarkason
Hafnarstræti 9, 400 Ísafjörður, Iceland
info@wildwestfjords.com
www.wildwestfjords.com, +354-4563300
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