Yoga experience in Iceland
Reykjavik November 10 - November 18, 2019
Volunteer project: After the success last year, we will again organise our yoga related projects. Expect a mixture of workcamp and yoga retreat with the focus on yoga. We will work together with yogias, a senior yoga teacher from Amsterdam.
Participants will live together in the centre of Reykjavík. Be ready for daily vinyasa style flow yoga classes as well as restorative yoga and meditation sessions amongst other yogic activities and surprises. We will establish a daily yoga practice in a gentle and regular schedule. There will be lots of opportunities for karma yoga, conversations and compassion. We will also have enough free time to explore the city and to dive into the local swimming pool, a truly Icelandic experience.
Participants should have an affinity for yoga and a motivation to practice daily. Although some yoga experience is beneficial, an advanced level is not required. Yoga is for everybody and every body. Make sure to bring your own yoga mat, clothes and maybe block and belt, if needed for your practice. A blanket and cushion would come in handy too. There will be no extra mats or props available. Maybe you’d also like to have a dear object or picture with you for your personal focus.
Please note this project is more of a learning/sharing camp and not a regular workcamp. We may be able to organize voluntary service on a couple of afternoons but it depends on our partners and the weather. The program combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland, its culture, having fun, as well as exploring the capital city and some stunning nature attractions in the excursions or other destinations, which will be part of the camp.
Leisure time: Other excursions (South Shore, Hot River hike, Northern lights or Snaefellsnes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares for the participants in case there is additional free time after workshops and sessions.
Accommodation: The participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The accommodation is basic or in this case, better said ashram style. We will create our space for yoga practice in the same house. The facilities are basic with a shower, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. We will sleep in shared rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag. We will keep a strict vegetarian diet in this camp.
Location: Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature.
Terminal: Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).
Age range: 18 and over
Extra fee: 400 Euro
The fee includes the transportation from the meeting point to the camp location, and one excursion (Golden Circle or Reykjanes Peninsula), which will be chosen within the group.
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project and is payable upon arrival.