❥SILENCE & NATURE – PRANAYAMA & MINDFULNESS DAY RETREAT ❥
~ Silent day retreat with pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, yoga, hot springs and food✨
A mindfulness silent day retreat is the ideal opportunity to spend time with yourself, away from your ‘to do’ list and your mobile phone. A time to recharge, reflect and re-connect with yourself.
Camilla and Vala will mindfully guide you through the day with focus on pranayama, different breathing techniques, meditations, yoga, walking meditation and eating meditation. There will be a safe space for you to connect with your innermost being and give the body an opportunity to recover, rest, and refill.
No prior knowledge is required. We will enter the silence during a meditation and exit it together during a meditation. There is a lot of exciting research that shows the many health benefits of going into silence once in a while: The parts of the brain (hippocampus) that have to do with memory, learning, focus and well-being are stimulated.
Sunday 1st October
~ 10-11:30 entering silence, morning class with focus on pranayama (breathing exercise and movement, yoga).
~ 11:30-12:00 mindful walk.
~ 12:00-13:00 mindful lunch.
~ 13:00-14:30 afternoon class with focus on pranayama and meditation (breathing exercise and stillness).
~ 14:30 breaking silence, snack/tea or coffee.
~ 15:00 access to Hvammsvík Hot Springs
➳ Hvammsvík Nature Resort & Hot Springs are located in the middle of the Hvalfjörður “Whale fjord”, on route 47, only a 45 minutes drive from Reykjavík city center
➳ Anyone who is curious about the silence and self care. We will enjoy a nourishing day, with time to rest, restore, reconnect and refill❥ You don’t need any previous experience of silence, meditation or yoga.
~ Camilla Strandmark, Mindfulness and Yogateacher, nurse.
~ Vala Thorsteinsson, Psychologist with speciality in trauma.
~ More info about the retreat: https://yogamind.is
➳ 27900 ISK
➳ Price includes 5 hours mindful guiding in yoga and meditation, lunch (soup; vegetarian or seafood option with bread and butter/hummus) afternoon snack and entry into the Hot Springs. (Please note that transport, drinks and additional food is not included in the price).
➳ There will be yoga mats on spot. But if you have your own one, please bring it. Also bring a blanket and a bolster (or pillow). Its nice to be dressed in different layers so it’s easy to put on and take off during the day.
➳ During the day it’s always possible to go aside and talk with one of the teachers if something comes up.
➳ Please write in your signup (under comments) if you want seafood or vegetarian soup and if you have any allergies.
➳You don’t need to be quiet when arriving to the retreat, we will enter silence together in a guided meditation.
Camilla, Vala & Hvammsvík crew.