“Why Iceland?” You May Be Asking

WHY ICELAND?

If you’ve heard the calling, heard the nudge to go on a Mystical Journey, I invite you to join me…

Iceland is one of those places that somehow got wedged into my unconscious mind and has become a place I must visit. I’ve seen the pictures of the crazy Northern Lights, the gorgeous waterfalls, the ocean cliffs. I’ve read about the energy infrastructure where greenhouses dot the landscape, natural geo-thermal activity heats the country, and hot springs abound. I’ve listened to Bjork.

But that can’t explain it all. Not really.

As a traveller of the world, I pay deep attention when something speaks to me. It is like a notice from the universe. It is a tuning in to your own soul. This is what happens in the best case, when you’re deep in your yoga practice, or deep in your meditation, and all of the sudden, hidden things start to reveal themselves. Things about yourself that have been unclear, clarify. Judgements shift. Wonder emanates. You must listen to these tendrils of noise from inside. It is dangerous to deny the voices from your soul.

The time we’ve chosen to go to Iceland is deliberate. The dark of the moon in November. We’ll have enough daylight to explore the beauty of the landscape, and enough dark to ensure we get a to spend some time with the magic of the Northern Lights.

Journeying to Iceland is an epic journey, it isn’t like flying to a tropical beach and lounging around for a week doing yoga and drinking out of coconuts. That’s fun too! But we’re going for something deeper. An epic journey into the deepest core of our own selves. We’ll use this time, right before the New Year, to define what it is we want to create for our own lives and what we want to UN-create that isn’t working well or serving us any longer. Like Frodo searching for the Ring, like Odysseus searching for the way home, like Dorothy, searching for the Wizard, we’re going on an epic journey to search for what each of them ultimately found: the sense of peace and joy that come from your innermost truth of Home. The Sat Guru: The teacher within.

This trip will be an illumination of The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription (released September, 2017 from Sounds True). A living journey of the book that will help you heal, ground, center and thrive.

Iceland is renowned for its geothermal energy, which they use for everything from baking bread, drying fish, heating outdoor pools and of course, heating houses and green houses.

One of the reasons I’m so excited to go to Iceland and to teach Energy Medicine Yoga there, is this fact of energy sufficiency. Energy cannot be created or destroyed. But sometimes we feel full of energy, and sometimes we feel depleted. Why is that? Over in Iceland, we’re going to explore the powerful energy that is simply present in the earth for tapping into. We have the same ability to tap into hidden reserves of energy, both from the earth itself, and from our own bodies. We’ll explore this concept deeply and learn to work with and dance with this energy in order to balance, heal and thrive.

The other extraordinary event that we hope to encounter is the Northern Lights. We’ll be in Iceland during prime viewing times. The Aurora Borealis (named for the goddess of dawn and the Greek name for wind) are caused by the collision of charged energetic particles with atoms in the high altitude. This begins on the sun’s surface with an ejection of a cloud of gas. Once this gas cloud collides with the magnetic field of the earth, it causes the particles to become charged and when they collide with oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the upper atmosphere, they create this incredible display of color, moved around by magnetic fields. We will spend time meditating under this charged sky, but more than that, we’ll see if it’s possible to channel and harness that huge energy, into a more subtle, useable form of energy for our own bodies. We’ll experiment with the power and energy of the universe, harnessing and bringing home this ability to generate all the power you need to fuel your best life.

This will be a Once in a Lifetime experience, a chance to study your own inner landscape in one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on the planet, with Energy Medicine creator, Lauren Walker, and Ayurvedic Healer, Elaine Doll.

If you feel the calling for this epic journey, please join us. I promise you, it will Change Your Life Forever!

Energy Medicine Yoga Retreat | Iceland

If you send your $500 deposit by July 31, you are eligible for the buddy discount. See event page for more info!