Faroe Islands Yoga Retreat

18-22 June 2020

Teacher: Emma Henry

£1,195£1,495

Come and join our pioneering retreat with Jivamukti yoga teacher Emma Henry in the remote and unexplored Faroe Islands. Located in the Norwegian Sea between Iceland and Scotland, this isolated archipelago of 18 tiny islands is known for its rugged beauty, dramatic landscape, wild coastline and resident puffins.

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Summary

Our long weekend getaway begins with a night in Tórshavn, one of Europe’s smallest capital cities. Wander around cobbled alleyways lined with turf roof houses before your first yoga class and a private vegetarian dinner at the highly regarded Katrina Christiansen restaurant.

Then we go to Mykines island (often called puffin paradise) to spend the day hiking and enjoying striking views. You can get there by boat or helicopter depending on your preferred mode of transport! Our local guide Heini will hike the rugged terrain with us and introduce to the resident puffins.

After our puffin day we travel by road and ferry to our main yoga retreat destination on the island of Sandoy, the fifth largest of the Faroe Islands. With broad valleys and many little lakes, low rounded mountains and large sandy beaches this is one of the greener and less rugged islands.

You stay in comfortable, contemporary ensuite rooms in a small village close to the sea. Immerse yourself in a powerful Jivamukti yoga practice with twice daily classes, relax in the hot tub or head out hiking, biking or kayaking. You may like to add a boat tour to Vestmanna where you sail into grottos and along high vertical cliffs, where puffins, guillemots, fulmars and kittewakes nest each summer.

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Yoga with Emma Henry

Senior Jivamukti teacher Emma Henry will teach daily yoga classes. Morning classes will be 2.5 hours and you’ll experience a strong Jivamukti practice. Afternoon sessions will be workshop style or more restorative.

Each Jivamukti class offers a dynamic asana practice that is infused with inspiring teachings derived from the ancient yogic texts. Classes will include chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation.

Modifications and progressions are given so that everyone will find these yoga classes rewarding but this retreat is not suitable for complete beginners. We recommend that you have previous experience of a flow class and enjoy being challenged by a dynamic style of yoga. It is a yoga style that will require you to commit to your classes.

Read more about Jivamukti yoga and try a free online class here.

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Your retreat accommodation & menu

We have 14 places in private and shared rooms.  Our first night is spent a a hotel in Tórshavn and then we move to island of Sandoy.  There are limited accommodation options on these unexplored islands but we have found a wonderful combination for you and our hosts are excited to welcome their first yoga retreat.

Our local chefs will be creating delicious vegetarian meals each day using fresh, local produce. Herbal teas and water are included in your retreat.

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What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 5 yoga classes
  • A full day out visiting the puffins
  • 2 hour hot tub session
  • All your meals apart from dinner on the first evening
  • All transport in Faroe islands apart from transfer to puffin island

What’s extra:

  • Return flights to Faroe
  • Helicopter or boat to Mykines to see the puffins (around £25 each way)
  • Dinner on your first evening (around £45 for 5 courses)
  • Vestmanna boat trip (around £35 for 2 hours)

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Travel to Faroe Islands

You are heading to some islands in the middle of nowhere! But don’t worry it’s not too tricky to get there.

From UK you can fly from London to Edinburgh with many airlines and then fly with Atlantic Airways to Vagar in the Faroe Islands. Total travel time is around 5 hours and costs are around £500.

Your other option to fly to Copenhagen with SAS. Travel time is around 5-6 hours and costs around £300.

We will provide recommended flights and details on the timings when you book, so that you can link up with the transfers.

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