FIND YOUR NORTH
EMPOWERMENT. SELF-LOVE. INTENSITY. GOAL COACHING. YOGA. SPIN. RUN. CONNECTION.
Open your heart. Realign. Be ready to unleash yourself by living forward all while discovering the land of fire and ice.
Come live and unplug for 5-days with Dani and Esther in vibrant Iceland. Ignite your spark in life. Be born again. You were born with a gift, a purpose, and our Fitness Adventure Retreat will empower you to find your true north. A self-discovery journey that starts with you as you explore Iceland’s waterfalls, geysers, hot springs, all while connecting with your new tribe.
Daily yoga practice, meditation, inspiring indoor cycling, fun 5k/10k runs, mindful goal coaching workshops, intense conversations, deep-connections, journaling, adventure, and culinary experience all while enjoying the warmth of Iceland’s culture.
4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS AT ODENSVE HOTEL
BREAKFAST, + DINNER DAILY
3 YOGA CLASSES + MEDITATION WITH DANI
5/10K WITH ESTHER
SPIN CLASS WITH ESTHER
BLUE LAGOON SPA EXPERIENCE
GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM AIRPORT
"FIND YOUR NORTH" COURSE BOOK WITH DAILY DISCUSSIONS
108 SUN SALUTATIONS TO HONOR FALL EQUINOX
SURPIRSE EQUINOX CELEBRATION PARTY
WHALE WATCHING EXCURSION
Hótel Óðinsvé is an exclusive 50 room boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Reykjavík, right off the city’s shopping and nightlife hub, Laugavegur. At Hótel Óðinsvé, we strive to provide friendly and professional services in a warm, welcoming environment that will make you feel right at home.
While they are all designed to emphasize coziness and comfort, each of our newly renovated rooms is somewhat different from the next, offering our guests a unique experience that can be tailored to their preferences and needs.
Our in-house restaurant SNAPS is widely regarded as one of Reykjavík’s finest. The French inspired bistro offers an affordable, yet luxurious menu and an unbeatable atmosphere that has won SNAPS several awards and rightfully designated it as one of Reykjavík’s most popular meeting places.
There are double and single occupancy rooms available. Double room has two beds for two guests and a single room has a double bed. Both rooms have their own bathrooms. **If you are traveling solo, you can still purchase a double occupancy room, we will be happy to set you up with your new bestie for the week!
DOUBLE ROOM $2499.00 USD
SINGLE ROOM $2999.00 USD
*(sales tax not included in prices listed)
DEPOSIT + REGISTRATION
To register for this retreat, a non-refundable deposit is required
WE OFFER MONTHLY PAYMENT PLANS SO THAT YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR AFFORDABILITY
Owner and founder, Dani, is so excited to be partnering with Esther for a life changing adventure in Iceland. From New York but living in Baltimore, MD, Dani began her yoga journey after ending her college dance career. Graduating with a degree in Anthropology, Dani was already drawn to a life of travel, culture and human connection. After receiving her 200 and 300 hour in 2012, Dani was determined to develop a platform that would inspire others to live their fullest, travel the world and dive deeper into self understanding. 10 retreats later and an international tribe of empowered men and women, Dani is beyond grateful to be one half of of your support on this next retreat. With her knowledge and expertise in yoga and international travel, you will feel inspired and taken care of. Dani will be guiding you through a daily yoga practice, whether that be a challenging vinyasa sequence, or a restorative yin. Each season Dani also leads 108 sun salutations to honor our renewal and to set intentions. You will have an amazing opportunity to experience this sacred practice in Iceland under the northern lights! Dive deep into self inquiry with daily discussions that will leave you feeling connected and complete. Get ready for an experience we can't yet put into words and reignite your most powerful self.
Esther, also known as EC or E, was born in Nigeria and grew up in Chile. Even though Esther is half French and Italian, her heart is wholly Baltimorean. She moved to the States in 1994 to attend college and graduated with a major in Wildlife Biology, a minor in Zoology, and Group Fitness Certified. Upon completing her internship in the Patagonia region of Argentina, EC decided to move back to the States and promptly took a traveling research position with the Smithsonian. It was not until she traveled to Baltimore that she felt a strong sense of belonging after so many years of being rootless. Esther started teaching group fitness classes in Baltimore in 2000, and has taught in all major city gyms as well as private studios. This persistent passion for fitness enabled her to become a lululemon ambassador in 2011. Through lululemon goal coaching Esther was able to establish clear visions and take action in order to live a life she loves. In December 2013 EC quit her full-time job as a research project manager at the University of Maryland to embark on a mission to open Baltimore’s first dedicated cycle studio. In January 2014 REV Cycle Studio in the Federal Hill opened its doors and in February 2017 a second studio opened in Brewers Hill. Esther is now living her dream thanks to her fearless approach to life. Inspired by how goal coaching has changed her life, Esther is ready to inspire many others in her community, and around the world!
6:30-7:00 am Run with Esther
8:00-9:00 am Finding North Discussion
9:30-10:30 am Breakfast
11:00 am-4:00 pm Excursion
5:00-6:00 pm Cocktail Hour
6:30 pm Dinner
OUR DAILY FITNESS EXPERIENCE
YOGA : a daily fun vinyasa flow sequence or restorative yoga practice in the morning depending on what our body needs.
108 Sun Salutations, to honor and celebrate the Fall Equinox as well as your own personal growth. Fall Equinox offers a time to go within and ground before the onset of winter. The internal fire you produce by practicing 108 Sun Salutations will cleanse, detox and gets you more in touch with yourself. The number 108 is sacred and significant in yoga such as in numerology, 108 equals 9, which symbolizes universal love, eternity and awakening.
Fun 5k City Run, enjoy a none drop fun 5k city run to take in all the sightseeing highlights. Don’t forget your phone for sweatie selfie along the ocean path to Solfar sculpture and its stunning view of the ocean and Mt. Esia. You will go past Tjornin, City, Hall, the Old Harbor, Harpa, and finish back with a little uphill to Hallgrimskirkja.
10k Grotta Lighthouse, enjoy this scenic run that takes you through beautiful route along the ocean from Harpa to Grotta. You will run along old harbor and end at the lighthouse for panoramic views of the city.
FINDING NORTH: A 4 day guidebook to uncover your truth
Finding your true north all starts by unleashing your truest badass self with self-love. Our course will focus on daily workshops, hard conversations, and journaling combined with meditation to help you find clarity and dare to dream again. Workshops will focus on uncovering what holds you back and setting you up with targeting action items to help you live the life you love. Our curriculum combines the best of Dani and Esther and can be expressed when vulnerability meets integrity. You unleashed living forward.
EXCURSIONS + ACTIVITIES
Blue Lagoon, one of the 25 wonders of the world, a geothermal spa located in a lava field on the southwestern Iceland a location favorable for Geothermal power. The warm waters 99-102F are rich in minerals like silica and sulfur and active algae. The deepest point is 1.4 meters and mostly 0.8 meters deep. Skip the goggles, find a shallow spot to kick your feet out of the water, and enjoy a refreshing cocktail.
Whale Watching, hop aboard a boat right from Reykjavik old harbor and be prepared for an afternoon filled with adventure to spot giant whales of Iceland. Most frequently seen animals are Humpback whales, Minke whales, Porpoises and Dolphins.
GOLDEN CIRCLE is Island famous natural attractions that includes Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs, Pingvellir National Park (Thingvellir) rich in cultural and historic.
Secret Lagoon, natural hot springs located in a small village called Fludir is kept natural to keep the true Icelandic feeling. Water temperature stays 38-104F all year round. There are several geothermal spots and a little Geysir that erupts every 5 minutes.
Reykjavik, is the capital of Iceland and the largest city. The city is vibrant and its home to the National and Saga museum’s tracing Iceland’s Viking history. You can also visit Haalgrimskirkja, striking concrete church, Harpa Iceland’s Opera House, The Sun Voyager, and amazing night life.
Surprise Ceremony, to celebrate your new fire you have ignited in your soul. Heart wide open. Heart, Mind and Body Aligned. YOU Unleashed! By Living Forward
Included in your retreat cost is daily breakfast at SNAPS Restaurant in Hotel Odinsve. SNAPS is an award winning restaurant located on the bottom floor of our hotel. It is known for its unbelievably delicious cuisine along with its cozy atmosphere, lucky us. We will also enjoy dinner at the hotel one evening followed by delicious meals at other local restaurants. Alcoholic beverages are NOT included at meals except for when we take everyone out for a fabulous cocktail hour! The final dinner is at an amazing location which we can not tell, because uh, its a secret surprise!
September might just be the best month to visit Iceland. Here is why: The weather is still very enjoyable. Secondly, September is off-season, which means traveller numbers begin to dwindle and prices for accommodation, tours, and flights drop. And lastly, the days become just dark enough for the magical Northern Lights to appear every so often and for the first 10 days they have already blessed us with their presence night after night!
Avg temps range from 46'F - 52'F
Arrive to Keflavik Airport around 7AM on Wednesday, September 26th. Our private bus will take our tribe directly to the Blue Lagoon and then to Reykjavik to check into our hotel.
Depart hotel with private bus back to Keflavik Airport. We require that you book flights after 12PM so we can bring the tribe back together. Otherwise you will be responsible for your own transportation.
WHAT ARE GOOD RESOURCES TO LOOK FOR FLIGHTS?
The best search engine to book an international flight to Iceland would be through kayak.com or WOW Air
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT TO BUY MY FLIGHT?
Recommended time to wait for purchasing international fares at the best deals is 8-6 weeks before your travel date.
If YOU CANCEL the Yoga Retreat:
BEFORE 60 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE YOGA RETREAT:
Fully refundable minus the initial non-refundable deposit. No payments can be transferred to another participant.
31 - 60 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE YOGA RETREAT:
50% credit of the full amount, after the non-refundable deposit, paid to be put towards another Yoga retreat within 12 months, and will forfeit the remainder. No payments can be transferred to another participant.
0-30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE YOGA RETREAT:
no refunds or credits will be given during this period.
*if you wish to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstances, we recommend that you purchase travel insurance such as TRAVELGUARD