THE Day1Yoga METHOD: FIRE AND ICE RETREAT

ICELAND

JUNE 5 - 10, 2020

Join Day Christensen, creator of the Day1Yoga Method for a once in a lifetime Yoga retreat to the magical land of Fire and Ice.

 

Start your days with a morning practice taught within the same framework as the traditional Mysore style, meaning that there will be one on one instruction and guidance, but without the strict, dogmatic adherence to the Ashtanga sequencing, but rather a practice that utilizes postural assessments and accommodates to each individual student’s particular set of needs, injuries, and biases.  Workshops will include: overviews for understanding why postural assessment is so vital for a healthy, safe and enduring yoga practice; anatomical explanations on functional movement within the yoga practice; therapeutic sequences for both mobility and strength; and of course the opportunity to forge new friendships or deepen old ones.

Also, enjoy life off the yoga mat on glacier hikes, geothermal dips, and spectacular waterfalls all within a truly breathtaking landscape.

YOGA & WORKSHOPS

Workshop #1 Functional Movement Intro

This workshop will provide insight into understanding how the body moves, works, functions both for and against us. With anatomic explanations that are interesting and accessible for the layman, information will be given as to why certain muscles in your body are very “tight” that you can “barely reach your toes” and why some muscles are super weak, causing exclamations like, “I used muscles that I never knew I had!”  We will discuss the three different types of muscle contractions and how you can use that information to strength train effectively even in your weakest weak spots. Lastly we will go over the most common postural problems, how to identify them within yourself and others, and the best ways to address those issues in yoga and in life.
 

Workshop #2 Applied Functional Movement in Yoga

With a fundamental understanding of functional movement under your belt, this workshop will address the ways yoga, if used correctly, can rehabilitate, neutralize, and heal a weathered body, and if used haphazardly can exacerbate problems you didn’t even realize you had until you started yoga. This workshop will emphasize the movements of the hip and how the body learns to “compensate” for weakness and exacerbate tightness. We will use the lens of various yoga asanas throughout the standing and seated sequences to finally understand how yoga can and should be a healing modality.

Evening practices:

  • Strength and Stability Training

  • Therapeutic Stretch  Sequence for PPT

  • Therapeutic Stretch Sequence for APT 

RETREAT INCLUSIONS

  • 5 Nights accommodation at Héraðsskólinn in Laugarvatn, Iceland

  • Roundtrip group airport transfer 

  • Daily meals starting from Dinner on arrival day and ending with breakfast on departure day (packed lunches will be provided for day trips) 

  • Daily morning Mysore style Yoga, evening practice and two workshops led by Day Christensen

  • Blue Lagoon spa visit on arrival to Iceland - includes spa entrance, silica mud mask, use of towel and one complimentary drink

  • ​Private group tours​

    • Golden Circle Tour - Visit to Gullfoss waterfall, Kerid Crater, Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park (6-7 hours)

    • Sólheimajökull Glacier climb and Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls with an experienced guide (11-12 hours)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare to/from Keflavík International Airport (KEF)

  • Optional/extra activities you'd like to partake in like glacier hiking, snowmobiling tours, etc. 

  • Travel Visa to Iceland - Not required for US or Canadian passport holders. Please check for entry/exit requirements based on the passport you hold http://utl.is/index.php/en/who-needs-a-visa

  • 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 

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

A $500 USD Non Refundable 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, remaining balance can be split up to 6 payments - please refer to FAQ for more information. A confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours of your booking. 

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 along with travel agent details to assist you with your flight booking (or you may book your flight on your own). 

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

All deposits & payments are non refundable. By booking a retreat, you agree to the Terms & Conditions listed here.

QUESTIONS?

Email us at hello@adzentureretreatsyoga.com and see our Frequently Asked Questions​.

AVAILABLE PACKAGES

Shared Triple Room (Female) with Shared Bathroom 

Book by April 5, 2020 - SOLD OUT

Room Description

Shared room with 3 single beds, heating, wifi and lake or mountain view.

If you're booking with a friend or partner, please indicate their name on the booking form so we could arrange it accordingly.  

$2,500 USD

per person

Shared Double Room with Shared Bathroom 

Book by April 5, 2020 - Limited spots available

Room Description

Shared room with 2 single beds, heating, wifi and lake or mountain view.

If you're booking with a friend or partner, please indicate their name on the booking form so we could arrange it accordingly.  

$2,650 USD

per person

Single Room with Shared Bathroom 

Book by April 5, 2020 - Limited Spots available

Room Description

Private room with single bed, heating, wifi and lake or mountain view.  

$2,900 USD

per person

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Photography by Kelsie Di Perna, Andi Bennett, 

Angela Moon, Renee Tay, Kevin Hofer