Bjarnarfjörður is the epitome of Enchanted - Rich in history, with tales of folklore and magical mysticism. The lusciously green and sparsely populated valley 25 km north of Hólmavík was settled by heathens in the late 9th century with many place names associated with heathenism, such as Hörsey, Hörfinnsey and Hörsvík. The mighty sorcerer Svanur from Svanshóli inhabited this area and is depicted in the most famous Icelandic saga NJÁLA. The valley is an optimal place for hikers who like solitude and those who enjoy peaceful highlands, rivers and waterfalls.
Hótel Laugarhóll is a peaceful and comfortable rustic country hotel in the east part of the Westfjords, located in the green and sparsely populated valley Bjarnarfjördur, midway between Reykjavík and Ísafjördur.
It was originally built as a boarding school, Klukuskoli, and community center, Laugarholl. It is still a community center but the school was closed down in 1994 due to diminishing population in the vicinity. In the year 2000 a new floor with six spacious and bright rooms and private facilities were built on top of the renovated dormitory and the headmaster´s quarters were changed into four rooms with private facilities.
Next to the hotel you will find The Pool of Gvendur the Good, a geothermal outdoor swimming pool (35°C) and adjacent natural thermal spring (41°C), perfect to relax in after a long day on the road or hiking in the wilderness.
Cozy, clean, and comfortable rooms that are redesigned old dormitories. So cool!
Guests receive: Comfortable beds, fresh linens, towels, and soaps/shampoo/shower gel.
$100 off if you pay half upfront
$150 off if you pay in full upfront
Take $200 off each retreat if you sign up for Iceland AND Ecuador
Regular Pricing after August 1, 2022.
$50 additional off - On Demand Subscribers
$100 off/new person you recruit
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SAFETY POLICY: FULL VACCINATION IS RECOMMENDED. Your wellbeing is our priority.
In the spirit of equanimity, to ensure everyone feels safe, and in order to attend any retreat, we are requiring a recent negative Covid Test result (directly prior to the retreat) for all guests. Home tests are accepted. Masks to be worn only if required in Iceland and if you are more comfortable in doing so.
TRAVEL INFO: We will first be traveling to Reykjavik on April 29th, staying at Oddsson hotel with a block of discounted rooms the 29th, 30th, and optionally May 8th on return. Price TBD. We will be exploring the sights in the city! The price of the retreat excludes transportation from Reykjavik to Hotel Laugarholl. We've been told that the people from the Land of Fire & Ice don't plan ahead, but approximate cost is $120-$200/person roundtrip for the 3+ hour drive (one way) thru the country.
More details to come, depending on gas prices! :)
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CANCELLATION POLICY: A full refund will be granted if you can cancel for any reason up to two months prior to the retreat travel date. If you cancel within two months of the retreat, if we cannot replace your spot, a full refund will be granted minus costs already incurred for your planned participation. If you cancel within one month of the retreat, if we cannot replace your spot, no refund will be granted. We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance (for medical expenses or cancellation costs for any reason).
If we cancel the retreat due to lack of attendance, we will issue a full refund; if we cannot hold the retreat due to pandemic-related complications, we will first seek to postpone the retreat to a future date. We understand that "sh*t happens" and aim to be as fair with our refund policy as possible
Randi Maggid is an acclaimed BreathWork Facilitator and Shamanic Energy Healer, as well as author of Beverly Hills Concentration Camp: A Healing Journey and Memoir in which she discusses her personal story of being a daughter of Holocaust survivors, and her journey to heal herself from emotional and physical pain, that led her to teach others to do so.
She offers group classes and private sessions in Pranayama Yoga breathing, a two-stage technique that helps move energy in the body and invite ease while releasing fears and blocks. This conscious breathing brings about a meditative state of calm, relaxation and joy while illuminating truth and awakening spirituality. Healing through breath can be an astonishing experience and also provide healing breakthroughs.
She has appeared on numerous television and radio shows and lectures around the country. She lives with her husband and children in Los Angeles.
For more info visit www.randimaggid.com.
Based in New York, Sharon is a known for classes that celebrate the joy of movement and its connection with breath, while at the same time nourish and empower the spirit. For more than 20 years, she has been a dedicated teacher to students of all levels and ages. As Founder of Lyric Yoga and Wellness (Tucson, Arizona), she created a yoga center and extended community with programs in schools, hospitals, resorts, and corporate settings. Also in Tucson, she was an instructor for Providence Institute’s Yoga Teacher Training program; and, for several years, she served as Managing Editor of Arizona Yoga magazine. In addition to her signature flow classes, Sharon offers her expertise in specialized classes such as Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga and Meditation. Current projects she's excited about: her role as Founder and CEO of National Parks Yoga, as a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Mindfulness and Well-Being in Law Committee, and as advisory board member for Souljourn Yoga Foundation. Off the mat, she also devotes much of her time and energy to animal advocacy.