Yoga under the Midnight sun
- Accommodation and food: 0.00 Euro
- Transportation: 0.00 Euro
- Activities: 0.00 Euro
- Hosting organisation support: 300 Euro
Description: After the success last year, SEEDS will again organise intensely yoga related projects. Inspired by our successful photo marathons, we introduced yoga camps in the summer of 2018. Expect a mixture of workcamp and yoga retreat with the focus on yoga. SEEDS will work together with yogias, a senior yoga teacher from Amsterdam and former SEEDS international workcamps leader in 2010. Participants will live together in the centre of Reykjavík. We will create our space for yoga practise in the same house. Be ready for daily vinyasa style flow yoga classes as well as restorative yoga and meditation sessions amongst other yogic activities and surprises. We will establish a daily practise in a gentle and regular schedule.
Type of Work: There will be lots of opportunities for karma yoga, conversation and compassion. We will also have enough free time to explore the city and to dive into the local swimming pool. Make sure to bring your own yoga mat, clothes and maybe block and belt, if needed for your practise. A blanket and cushion would come in handy too. There will be no extra mats or props available. Maybe you’d also like to have a dear object or picture with you for your personal focus. You should bring along an affinity for yoga with motivation to practise daily for the time of the camp, but an experienced level of practise is not required.
Study Theme: Please note this project is more of a learning/sharing camp and not a regular workcamp; we may be able to organize some voluntary work on a couple of afternoons but it depends on our partners and the weather. This project puts a bigger emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community impact. SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland, its culture, having fun, as well as exploring the capital city and some stunning nature attractions in the excursions or other destinations, which will be part of the camp.
Accommodation: SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The accommodation is basic or in this case, better said ashram style. Rooms will be shared for the night and we will prepare our meals in turns. The facilities are basic with a shower, washing machine, kitchen. Please bring your own sleeping bag. We will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget traditional or typical vegetarian food, non-alcoholic drinks, music and recipes from your country for the international evening. We will keep a strict vegetarian diet in this camp.
Language: English will be the language in the camp as well as the language of the yoga classes and workshops; basic conversational skills are required to be able to follow the workshops.
Requirements: The participation fee of EUR 300, can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid for on arrival. The fee includes the transportation from the meeting point to the camp location, and one excursion (Golden Circle or Reykjanes Peninsula), which will be chosen within the group. Please bring your own yoga mat as well as block and belt if needed.
Approximate Location: Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. Reykjavík is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded with beautiful nature.