Amber Shumake

Iceland | Jan 28 – Feb 3, 2018

Night-Lights Iceland Yoga Adventure: Jan 28 – Feb 3, 2018

Double Occupancy
Atrium Room: $3395 per person
Executive Room: $3595 per person

Single Occupancy
Atrium Room: $3795
Executive Room: $3995

 

Double Occupancy:

Night-Lights Iceland Yoga Adventure - Atrium Room deposit (non-refundable) per person

$500.00

Night-Lights Iceland Yoga Adventure - Executive Room deposit (non-refundable) per person

$500.00

Single Occupancy:

Night-Lights Iceland Yoga Adventure - Atrium Room deposit (non-refundable)

$500.00

Night-Lights Iceland Yoga Adventure - Executive Room deposit (non-refundable)

$500.00

Have questions? Please contact The Travel Yogi: more@thetravelyogi.com or 562-304-3032

Deposits are non-refundable. Travel insurance is recommended for this retreat.

Amber Shumake

amber shumake yoga teacherA writer, teacher, and artist, Amber aspires to integrate all that she’s learned through poetic writing, poignant teachings, and soulful portraiture.

Amber credits yoga with breathing her back to life and helping her to heal. Her introduction to meditation began at the precocious age of 8, when her father brought home guided meditation cassette tapes. She and anxiety would trudge through life together until college when a psychiatrist recommended she try yoga. Through divorce and depression, anorexia and alcoholism, back pain and a broken heart, as well as other ailments in between, yoga’s walked with her.

Yoga continues to save her daily, so she shares the practice far and wide, inviting her students to heal one breath (and handstand) at a time. Having trained with Elena Brower, Ana Forrest, and Judith Lasater, Amber’s style is as eclectic and complex as she is. Integrating meticulous sequencing with thoughtful alignment, she weaves inspiring flow with authentic spiritual teachings. Through laughter, frequent sweat and grateful tears, you can expect to heal your heart, ignite your soul, and return to truth.

To learn more about Amber, visit her website, Instagram or Facebook.

Night-Lights Iceland Yoga Adventure: Jan 28 – Feb 3, 2018

amber shumake the travel yogi teacher Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, light up the Iceland sky during this time of year. What a beautiful backdrop to explore the light within. With this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, you can bask in the beauty of waterfalls, trek through caves, and explore blue lagoons.

All levels of practitioners will find the daily yoga practices to be both accessible and empowering. Morning sessions will include vigorous alignment-based yoga and meditation to awaken your senses and prepare your body and soul for the rich adventures of Iceland’s magnificence. Evening practices will include restorative yoga, yoga nidra, and myofascial release to soothe your physical and subtle body alike.

Experience a weeklong adventure of rejuvenation and relaxation, beauty and transformation.

What’s Included

  • Morning alignment-based yoga and meditation 
  • Evening restorative yoga
  • Foodie walking tour of Reykjavik
  • Four nights in a luxury hotel in Reykjavik
  • Two nights in the south of Iceland
  • Full guided tour (with secret extras) of Iceland’s famous Golden Circle
    • Gullfoss’ natural gorgeousness
    • Geysir natural spring (time-able eruptions and a good indication of what’s going on below!)
    • Thingvellir’s cultural and historic past
    • Photo op at Faxi waterfall
    • Folklore fun at Haukadalur
    • Science, history and more natural beauty than you can shake an elf at (Icelandic “ha”)
  • Nighttime sky gazing in the perfect dark of nature to spy the Northern Lights (winter & spring trips)
    • Two chances in the south to see the lights – jump into the on-property Viking Pool or separate jacuzzi with a hot (or cold) drink and wait for the show
  • Reykjanes Peninsula day trip
    • Visit Hafnarfjördur (and the elves!)
    • Cross the ‘bridge’ and the continental divide between the American and Eurasian plates – walk from America to Europe (ha)
    • Check out the beautiful blue clay and bubbling hot spring of Seltún
    • Watch the steam escape from the fumaroles and hot springs of Gunnuhver
  • Head to the Blue Lagoon for a long soak
    • Elevated entrance to the Blue Lagoon with extras
  • Full day south coast explorations
    • Exact adventure locations will be determined by the season and weather
  • Full buffet breakfast daily
  • Four full dinners (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options)
  • Transportation to and from Keflavik (KEF) airport
  • Free wifi

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare to Iceland
  • Lunches
  • Two dinners
  • Additional excursions
  • Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Gratuities

Schedules will vary slightly based on weather and final itineraries will go out to the travel crew about a month prior to departure. Our schedule below gives you an overall picture of what a week in Iceland will look like:

Day 1

  • Early (very early for most of us) morning arrival in Iceland
  • Transfer to Reykjavik (approx 1hr) and drop bags off at our hotel
  • Rejuvenate with a full breakfast (coffee!) and take a few moments to relax
  • Head out for a walking foodie tour of Reykjavik
    • Get your bearings and a gastronomical tour of this eaty-eclectic country
  • Play in downtown or stroll back and check in to your room
  • Evening de-plane and welcome yoga class
  • Group welcome dinner

Day 2

  • Morning yoga and group buffet breakfast
  • Today we’re heading out to visit the homes of the elves, Vikings (only kinda kidding) and the stunning Reykjanes Peninsula
    • Day trip down to Hafnarfjördur (for the elves)
    • Visit Kleifarvatn for a view of the seismic-ly beautiful Kleifarvarvatn and walk the “bridge” between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates
    • Check out the geo-thermal epicenter of Seltún; blue clay and bubbling hot spring included
    • Wander out among the fumaroles and hot springs of Gunnuhver… watch out for Gunna the ghost!
  • After a day of exploring we’ll head over for a soak in the warm-zen-goodness of the Blue Lagoon
    • You’ll have a few hours to relax in the waters and chill. Entrance with us includes:
      • a pre-treatment in-water silica mud mask
      • a drink of your choice from the swim-up bar in the Lagoon
      • skin smoothing-tightening-glowing-allaroundawesome in-water algae mask
  • Head back for an evening yoga class and dinner on your own tonight

Day 3

  • Up early today for breakfast and packing for our Iceland nature adventure
  • Today we head out of town cover half-ish of the Golden Circle and secret-surprise stops in the process
    • Photo opts at Gullfoss’ (the ‘Golden Falls’) natural and massive gorgeousness
    • Education time at Thingvellir- Iceland’s old parliment and UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Watch Strokker (geyser) explode
    • And maybe, maybe a secret stop for you Game of Thrones fans (ha)
  • Arriving in the late afternoon/early evening near the base of the Hekla volcano we’ll check in and roll out our mats for yoga
  • Dinner tonight is in a room with floor to ceiling views of Hekla and the stars
  • Our first night out in nature is a fantastic time to watch for the Northern Lights (Nov-April only)
    • jump in the Viking Pool on-property for some natural spring warmth while you light spy

Day 4

  • Our morning yoga class takes in Hekla’s beauty from the practice space
  • Fill up with breakfast and get ready for a day of natural exploration
    • In the winter our days will change as our more adventurous spots are weather-permitting
    • Any season we will head to the black sand beach and crazy nature-cut rock formations on the coast
    • We’ll build in enough time at our exclusive location to allow time with the Icelandic horses that roam the property for those who’d like to ride
  • Head in for early evening yoga and dinner
  • Our second night in nature will, hopefully, bring our second night of light sightings (during the light season)
  • In the summer months we will extend our day-tripping and push yoga and dinner all thanks to the midnight sun

Day 5

  • Early morning yoga and breakfast at the hotel
  • Pack up and say goodbye to the south as we head back to humming Reykjavik
  • On our drive back we’ll hit up the remaining half of the Golden Circle
    • Hit up Kerid crater
    • Wow at Faxi waterfall
    • The ‘good troll’ burial site at Haukadalur
    • Vígda laug historical site (Icelandic ‘Holy Pool’)
    • Sneaky spots…
  • Rock back into Reykjavik in time for evening yoga
  • Trip into town for some city-vibes and dinner

Day 6

  • Good morning yoga and breakfast
  • Today is your last day in Iceland and your one free day. Spend your time nabbing your last photos or souvenirs or checking out any of the following:
    • Harpa Concert Hall
    • Icelandic Phallological Museum (yup, seriously)
    • An Icelandic cooking class
    • Head to elf school
    • Enjoy a spa day
    • Hit up a local pool
    • Troll the awesome art galleries
    • Hop on a glacier hiking tour
    • or or or… there’s never a shortage of options in Iceland
  • Early evening yoga class and closing circle
  • Final group dinner and a happy goodbye to the week

Day 7

  • Depending on your flight time it’s up for breakfast, hugs and goodbyes
  • Transfer to KEF and shuffle through a week’s awesome memories while waiting to board!